Podcast: Travel writer Brian Thacker

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Brian Thacker has travelled the globe on numerous occasions, happily embarking on adventures aplenty and writing about them. In this entertaining podcast, he talks about his latest book, “Tell Them to Get Lost”, why he loves life on the road, and especially writing about it. [...]

Wake-up call for female entrepreneurs

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Author and entrepreneur Kim Kiyosaki is calling on women to dream big when it comes to wealth and business. [...]

Are you resting on your laurels?

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The small business owner’s creed should be: don’t just sit there, keep doing something! Why going the extra mile can make a world of difference to any business. [...]

BNET video “The Venture”: Trade Fairs for Business

The Venture Trade Fairs

Trade fairs can be very useful for your business. Make the most of this golden opportunity to build your business with these helpful tips. [...]

Is your marketing hitting the right target?

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Who are you trying to market to? Make sure you know exactly who it is you’re pitching to if you want your marketing strategy to be truly effective. [...]

It’s not you, it’s me – dealing with social media rejection

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There’s no need to be overwhelmed by your social media strategy. Instead of letting it be a source of stress, manage it properly and make it work for you. [...]

Why you need to build a community

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I get it. All the personal touches you used to give your customers are falling away as the demands of a growing business take their toll. But here’s why keeping close to your customers is important no matter how large you grow. [...]

Podcast: Jessica Rudd

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Jessica Rudd is a talented woman. She trained as a lawyer, before working in PR, politics, and law then became a full time writer at 26. I had a fascinating talk to her about her life as a writer and particularly her new novel, “Ruby Blues”. [...]

3 business books that changed my life: Ruslan Kogan, founder and CEO of Kogan

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How do you work out which business books are worth your time? As part of the continuing series, “3 Business Books That Changed My Life”, I asked Ruslan Kogan, CEO and founder of Kogan, for the three business books that really influenced him. [...]

APP PICK: Scrivener – an essential tool for any author


Scrivener (with which I am not associated) is an awesome tool that will revolutionise the life of anyone writing any sort of long-form document like a novel, technical document or screenplay. You will be amazed! [...]

How to live and work anywhere.

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Live anywhere. Work your own hours. Escape the office. Can it really work? [...]

Don’t hire a liar: who’s really telling the truth?

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CEO of a corporation? A super model in demand? How do you determine if your job applicants are telling you the truth? There’s a very good way to find out. [...]

BNET video “The Venture”: Leadership and management

The Venture - Leadership and Management

Leadership or management. The terms are often used interchangeably but the truth is they refer to very different roles for anyone heading up a business. The challenge? Knowing when to lead and when to manage, and whether it’s possible to do both. [...]

My life in a minute – 12 January

Kyle Maynard

I have been inspired by so much this week. The can-do attitude of Kyle Maynard. The financial words of wisdom from Kim Kiyosaki. The year that is to be! [...]

2012 is the Year of Doing

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It’s official. I’ve declared that 2012 is the Year of Doing. [...]

My interview with thenextwomen.com

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thenextwomen.com recently interviewed me about the satisfaction of helping writers reach their potential, about meeting my heroes and my tips for other female entrepreneurs. [...]

3 business books that changed my life: Jodie Fox, co-founder of Shoes of Prey

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There is endless choice when you browse the business section of most bookstores. So how do you discern which ones are worth your time and effort? We asked Jodie Fox, co-founder of Shoes of Prey, for the 3 business books that changed her life. [...]

Publicity NO NOs!

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If you want to get publicity for your message, cause or organisation, you don’t have to use a PR agency. If you can afford to outsource this, great. If not, approach journalists yourself. Just be aware of the Dos and Don’ts. [...]

My life in a minute – 23 December

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What a way to end the year. Listening to the music of Wolf Larsen, last minute Christmas shopping, being named on Shopify’s Must Follow Twitter List, and working with so many amazing people. Thank you everyone for such a great year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! [...]

How to read the minds of your customers

How to read your customers' minds

If you don’t have the entrepreneurial equivalent of a crystal ball, try online split testing. It’s a great way to find out what your customers are really thinking. [...]