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Leadership
  • July 31 2019 Taryn Williams: What it takes to run 2 businesses successfully

    Taryn Williams is the CEO and founder of theright.fit and Wink Models. She is one of Australia’s most popular female entrepreneurs and digital influencers. A former model, Taryn launched Wink Models in 2007 at the age of 21 and it has since cemented its place as one of Australia’s leading commercial modelling agencies with turnover Read More…

  • July 29 2019 Understand Gen Z to harness their strengths at work

    By: Christian Lucarelli, Vice President Sales APAC, Nintex Thinking of taking a young person on in your business and wondering how they’ll fit in? A rising tide of Generation Z – Australians born between 1996 and 2012 – has begun entering the workforce in recent years. Understanding what makes them tick can help ensure both Read More…

  • July 26 2019 “Be a gazelle and not an elephant”; Fastest growing Aussie apparel company Slyletica sees 104% growth this year

    Slyletica was founded four years ago by Simon and Yetta Rawadi and the couple have created a global apparel manufacturing and brand development agency that handle some of the best activewear brands in the world. In just over 3 years, they have created ranges for over 100 clients from 12 countries and have made $16.9 million Read More…

  • July 25 2019 How to retain talent

    Byline: Arturo Arrarte, Head of Growth APAC, Slack The most important asset any business has is talent. An engaged and effective workforce can be the difference between business failure and success. It is therefore no surprise that attracting and retaining top talent happens to be a major challenge for the majority of companies. According to Read More…

  • July 24 2019 Let’s talk: Entrepreneur

    Today we are discussing the term “entrepreneur” and whether or not it’s a term that is too loosely used. At Dynamic Business, we have seen a change in the way that “entrepreneur” is used and heard lots of different opinions on who qualifies as an entrepreneur. This change in definition most likely correlates with the Read More…

  • July 23 2019 How to create a culture of respect as a female CEO

    By Annabelle Davidson, founder of Social Playground Being a female business founder can be tricky when juggling two young children, but I’ve learned a lot about building culture throughout my business journey. I’m the CEO and founder of Social Playground, a seven figure company I started five years ago. I started my own company after Read More…

  • July 22 2019 Motivation: 7 questions to ask yourself

    Building a successful business takes commitment, courage, and a significant investment of time, energy, and money. The process can involve countless setbacks, frustrations, roadblocks, and challenges. However, the sense of satisfaction business owners feel when their business is successful often outweighs the challenges along the way. It’s therefore crucial for current and would-be business owners Read More…

  • July 17 2019 Let’s talk: Gender equality

    What is the importance of having influential women in business? This is the question that we put out to Australian business leaders for our Let’s Talk forum today. Gender equality within organisations is arguably a necessity for driving a business forward as a balanced male and female influence brings a more diverse leadership approach. It’s Read More…

  • July 15 2019 Why competing is bad for business

    Competing and comparing are part of everyday life. From when we are young, and agonise over what everyone else got in the times tables test, or who came first in the running race, we’re conditioned to look around us, to see how others are doing, and strive to do better than them. Life Coach and Read More…

  • July 12 2019 4 women that overcame ill health and went on to build business empires

    These four women have overcome different illnesses, or periods of unhealthiness, in their lives, and have later gone on to build their lives as successful female entrepreneurs. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they are all in the health & fitness industry, as their times of being unwell have lead them to find a solution and help other people Read More…

  • July 10 2019 Let’s talk: Accelerators and incubators

    When seeking to join an accelerator or incubator, what must a startup founder consider? There can be huge benefits for startups that join either an accelerator or an incubator. Although they are subtly different, in that an accelerator “accelerates” ideas with seed funding and set time frames and incubators nurture those initial niche ideas, both Read More…

  • July 10 2019 There’s a 72% drop in face-to-face collaboration at work, so how can Australian businesses still harness group productivity?

    By: Andy Hurt, Managing Director, Poly ANZ A single great idea can change the world, but it takes many hands and minds working together to turn that great idea into a reality. Looking at our workspaces today – this rings true. It’s rare to find an office now that isn’t open plan, designed to harness the power Read More…

  • July 8 2019 A new year, a new plan: five ways to transform your small business

    The start of a new financial year is an ideal time for business owners to take stock of the business, review progress towards growth goals, and re-align plans as necessary. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach for businesses to make their planning more effective, there are a number of key considerations that can help business Read More…

  • July 5 2019 How to use your previous job to map your next business move

    By: Glenn Cochran, Regional Director at RB Australia and New Zealand Research by McCrindle [1] shows that the average tenure within a job in Australia is 3.3 years, which is significantly less than in the 1970s when average job tenure of people aged over 45 years old was 10 years. With the same research showing that Read More…

  • July 5 2019 Kicked out and pregnant at 24, to 1.6m per year entrepreneur at 37: How Yemi Penn turned it all around 

    Yemi Penn hit rock bottom aged 24 when she was kicked out of home by her parents, whose traditional Nigerian values disapproved of her falling pregnant whilst unmarried, and she found herself homeless, in an unsafe, violent environment in South London.  She had a degree in Mechanical Engineering, but found herself sleeping on a doorstep Read More…