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.

Announcing: My new business …

social callout announcement FEATURE
I am thrilled to announce my involvement in a new venture called Social Callout, connecting bloggers, and businesses and brands, that want to connect with them.

My life in a minute: 29 June 2012

My life in a minute 29 June 2012 FEATURE
Inspired by Ruslan Kogan and Kyle Maynard, hair done by Fotini, cranky at Rocky and protecting Rambo, launching my new business ... and meeting my favourite bloggers. Another very busy but wonderful Life in a Minute.

Ruslan Kogan: Lessons from a renegade entrepreneur

Online retail empresario Ruslan Kogan gives an honest account of what it takes to get a start-up business off the ground.

“Namaste”: my postcard from New Delhi

Namaste my postcard from New Delhi FEATURE
I loved India. Everything from the luxury of the Leela Palace Hotel to the majesty of the Taj Mahal at sunrise to my new found love of lychee martinis. It was all magical!

India: Business opportunities, technology … and martinis

India business opportunities, technology and martinis FEATURE
This year's Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network Event (DWEN) in India has shown that the country has many lessons for aspiring small business entrepreneurs everywhere.