My life in a minute: 17 August 2012

My life in a minute 17 Aug 2012 FEATURE
So many wonderful things to see and do - articles by Sydney Writers' Centre alumni, feline delights of, being moved by Eden Riley's posts, the trailer for "Les Miserables" the movie, and a recruitment video by PwC Singapore ...

Bargain recruits at your service

Finding offshore workers FEATURE
It's a global marketplace now and Virtual Coworker is helping Australian small businesses make the most of it.

Interview with Emma Isaacs, CEO Business Chicks

Emma Isaacs FEATURE
While I was at the recent Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network Event (DWEN) in India, I took time out to talk to the lovely Emma Isaacs, CEO of Business Chicks, about the importance of networking.

50 Shades of Startup – a newbie founder’s guide to domination

50 Shades of Startup FEATURE
It's like nothing you've ever experienced before. Your heart is pounding and you wonder if the rush will ever stop ... You're launching a startup. Get ready for the most exhilarating ride of your life.

Cabernet, high stress and a winning formula

Cabernet high stress and a winning formula FEATURE
What's the secret to launching a successful start-up business? Persistence and the willingness to change your strategy as needed.

Interview with Deborah Harrigan, Dell Australia and New Zealand

Deborah Harrigan FEATURE
As many of you will know, I was fortunate enough to go to the Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network Event (DWEN) in June and while there interviewed the amazing Deborah Harrigan from Dell.

This week I heard a story that broke my heart

This week I heard a story that broke my heart FEATURE
Doing whatever it takes to pursue your dream of being a published author makes perfect sense. But if someone makes you an offer to help you reach that goal much faster than normal and it's sounds too good to be true, sadly it probably is.

Startup life – the highs, lows and an entrepreneur’s $2.7 million education

Startup life Enterprise 2 August 2012 FEATURE
Starting your own business is rarely easy and comes with highs and lows and many lessons learned. I spoke with Rebekah Campbell of to find out what her entrepreneurial journey has taught her.

My Life in a Minute: 27 July 2012

My life in a minute 27 July 2012 FEATURE
Loving my busy life - driving to Melbourne, exploring new websites, shopping for furniture, looking forward to meeting Ita ... and all washed down with one too many coffees?

Like it or loathe it, perception is everything

Is your business the Leisel Jones of your industry FEATURE
Hard work and great ideas are important for any entrepreneur. But the reality is that your customers won't always see that, so you may need to add some other things into the mix to ensure your longevity in business.

5 Powerpoint sins you should never commit

5 Powerpoint sins you should never commit
Powerpoint is a powerful tool for presentations but it is often misused by people who fail to understand the best ways to use it. So here are 5 sure fire ways to make your presentations engaging, and more importantly, memorable.

Trading corporate life for a start-up

Trading corporate life for a startup FEATURE
Starting your own business can be challenging but you might be amazed at what you can accomplish when the pressure is on.

Why my dog (dressed as Superman) is the long tail of the internet

Long tail of the internet FEATURE
Yes I bought a Superman outfit for my dog. No, I am not kooky. What I am though is part of a growing trend in e-commerce - the "long tail", as it is termed, where many entrepreneurs are doing a roaring trade selling less of more.

What you should NOT do when you have the flu

When you have the flu FEATURE
You may think you're invincible but trust me, the flu will render that idea null and void quicker than you can say "achoo!" So when you do get horribly sick, there are some things you simply shouldn't do. Trust me on this.

Outlive. Outlast. Outsell. Why your business should enter this competition

Enterprise 2 July 2012 Shopify comp FEATURE
Australian entrepreneurs continue to "punch above their weight" in the field of global e-commerce, a trend likely to continue in this year's Shopify Build-a-Business competition.

Scripts aren’t just for the movies

Scripts arent just for the movies FEATURE
Scripts aren't just for flashy TV shows and Hollywood blockbusters. They can also be useful in making sure that your frontline staff are giving consistent helpful responses to your customers every time ... and that's always good for business!

Am I on the “wrong” side of 40?

Am I on the wrong side of 40 FEATURE
Words are powerful things. So think twice before you apply a label to your life since we often end up becoming what we call ourselves.

How to use content marketing to promote your business

How to use content marketing to promote your business FEATURE
Want to become an expert in your business niche? Content marketing is one of the best ways in the new digital economy to promote your business, says Trevor Young in his new book "The Micro Maven Manifesto: An introduction to the global micro brand revolution".

The real digital divide: are you at risk?

The real digital divide Enterprise FEATURE
In today's competitive world, business owners need to regard technology as an essential component of their business strategy and not just a pesky expense.

How to give good interview

marie claire FEATURE
It can be intimidating being interviewed by the media. But these four simple tips will go a long way to making it a rewarding experience that will build your profile, and potentially lead to more customers.