From teenage diving prodigy to Olympic medalist and now multiple business owner, Melissa Wu continues to impress with her grit, determination and stamina over her 21-year sporting career. She joined editors Cec Busby and Adam Bub on the First Act podcast to share some tidbits from her awe-inspiring journey from diving champ to serial entrepreneur.… Read more »
The COVID-19 global pandemic has helped to inspire a new wave of young entrepreneurs who are putting passion ahead of pay in their careers, writes Tamara Oppen, Managing Director of GoDaddy Australia. New research into the career aspirations of 18 to 24-year-olds has revealed the pandemic has had a transformational impact on Generation Z, with… Read more »
So, you want to be an entrepreneur? It’s all in your mindset and fortunately, it’s a skill you can develop says Alan Manly, OAM, CEO of Universal Business School Sydney. He reveals the six key steps to developing a strong entrepreneurial mindset that will see you reaching your goals. With the world having changed dramatically… Read more »
Starting a business and owning the label “entrepreneur” is exciting.
Slovakian born, now Perth based father, entrepreneur and CEO/founder of SpeedFit, Matej Varhalik, reflects on the opportunities he has experienced to start and grow a business since arriving in Australia. It all started with a holiday. The year was 2008. My wife Zuzana and I had finished our studies and decided to travel across Australia… Read more »
Bill Gates was 21 when he and Paul Allen registered Microsoft. Steve Jobs was 22 when he and Steve Wozniak launched Apple. Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook in his Harvard dormitory. The biographies of these tech billionaires who achieved great success in their twenties has helped cement the perception that entrepreneurship is a young person’s game.… Read more »
In the lead up to Mother’s Day, research by 99designs reveals female entrepreneurs face added challenges over their male counterparts when it comes to balancing the roles of parenthood and business owner.
If you follow media coverage of the entrepreneurial world, you could be forgiven for thinking it’s just the domain of people in their mid-20s and technology start-ups. A lot of the narrative around entrepreneurship tell us you need energy, creativity and ideas, which is attributed to the young – but if you’re in your thirties,… Read more »
Mentorship is the most sought-after form of assistance for startups across Australia, with around 56% of founders revealing they received help from a mentor, according to the 2018 Startup Muster report. Understandably so, as although business owners often face similar challenges, dealing with them alone or without the right knowledge can make the process seem… Read more »
The City of Sydney is set to launch a new office space and support service for international companies and entrepreneurs from Asia and China looking to do business in Sydney. The Global Sydney Landing Pad Program will be developed and coordinated by Haymarket HQ, Australia’s only Asia innovation hub, supporting businesses looking to expand and… Read more »
Indigenous businesses around Australia will be under the spotlight next month when the fourth annual Indigenous Business Month kicks off on October 1, 2018. Drawing inspiration from the 2018 NAIDOC theme, Because of Her, We Can, the month will celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in business. Twenty national Indigenous Business Month events will take place showcasing… Read more »
Do women in business underestimate their worth? Georgie Rogers, a senior manager with MGI explores why female entrepreneurs and women in business are often far more successful than they believe. Female business owners tend to be more cautious in their predictions about their business’s performance than their male counterparts, but this tendency may make women a… Read more »