Kochie’s Business Builders inaugural POWER LIST in partnership with Google Ads shines a light on the people impacting, influencing and innovating across the startup and small business ecosystem.
Curated by our publishing team, the Power List reveals the people we believe have made a profound impact on the startup and small business space.
“Role models and mentors have a very important function in any individual or business’s success story, they not only act as a standard for us to measure ourselves, but they also serve as an inspiration for us to do better and to try harder,” says Kochie’s Business Builders editor Cec Busby.
“When our publishing team put together the Power List we decided to spotlight the people we think are truly having an impact on the small business and startup ecosystem. So, yes, there are some very recognisable names on the list but also quite a few unsung heroes and changemakers we believe are truly shifting the landscape,” Busby says.
“We’re particularly excited by the number of women taking centre stage on our Power List. The importance of diversity and equality rank highly for the majority of Australians and I think we’ve finally begun to reach a tipping point. Change is coming and many of our power list honourees are the pioneers leading the way.”
Amongst the honourees on the list are Kate Carnell, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, KeepCup founder and waste warrior Abigail Forsyth, Indigenous Business Australia strategy and innovation leader Kia Dowell and social entrepreneur Usman Iftikhar.
Whether they are championing small business causes, changing the way we do business with their innovation or simply inspiring us with their stories, the KBB Power List honorees are all making an impact.
Kochie’s Business Builders host and small business advocate David Koch congratulated all those included on the list.
“We believe you are paving the way and embrace all the key elements of what it means to be a powerful influencer within the small business and startup sectors,” said Koch.
He urged any startups or small business owners looking for inspiration to seek out the work of those on the list.
“I reckon these are the people we should all be following… through their LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, media coverage and events. I already follow many on this list and am constantly inspired by their achievements and informed by their experiences. I learn so much from their advice.”
To find out more about the inspiring people who made the Kochie’s Business Builders Power List Download the Power List eBook
To cast your vote on the top 10 visit our Power List page where more inspirational stories, videos and podcasts will be revealed in the coming month. Our Power List top ten as voted by you will be announced in July. Cast Your Vote Now!
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