Tina Turner

4 things Tina Turner taught me about entrepreneurship and dealing with the challenges life throws at you

- May 25, 2023 3 MIN READ

Soul-rock legend Tina Turner passed away today – and apart from teaching us all how to Nutbush, the singer’s life serves as a testament to purpose, passion and resilience – three attributes entrepreneurs have in spades. Tina’s story is one of strength and perseverance. Her journey wasn’t always easy – she faced numerous obstacles throughout… Read more »

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What startups need to know about creating a mentally healthy workplace

- May 24, 2023 3 MIN READ

Workplace culture is the environment that you create for your employees. It plays a powerful role in determining their satisfaction with their career, their interpersonal relationships and their career progression. The culture of your workplace is determined by a combination of the company’s leadership and the employees’ values, beliefs and attitudes, which translate into behaviours… Read more »

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Business strategy

A VC offers advice on 8 strategies for founders in challenging times

- May 16, 2023 3 MIN READ

I recently returned from Silicon Valley where I had insightful conversations with a diverse range of founders and investors. These discussions shed light on the challenges faced by technology startups in the current funding landscape. With venture capitalists (VCs) taking longer to respond and valuations subdued, it is crucial for founders to approach these obstacles… Read more »

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Business strategy

Techstars boss Kirstin Hunter on the 5 most common mistakes early-stage startup founders make

- May 16, 2023 5 MIN READ

Kirstin Hunter, the managing director of Techstars Tech Central Sydney, knows how it feels to navigate the chaos and ambiguity of running a startup. As co-founder and former CEO of Future Super, former Chief People, Risk and Legal Officer at Brighte, and former Chief of Staff at Human, she has lived it from the inside, several times over.… Read more »

women entrepreneurs

Women on top: 5 tips on empowering female entrepreneurs

- May 7, 2023 3 MIN READ

Running your own small business is often a herculean task. There is pressure to find customers and turn a profit, build your brand, manage your online website and social presence, and motivate your employees. And that’s before you consider that many female entrepreneurs aren’t just running a business, but often a home and supporting a… Read more »

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How conservative corporate culture is holding back Australia’s startup sector

- May 5, 2023 4 MIN READ

The conservatism of Australian business profoundly shapes its startup industry from the way it supports young startups to the way it tears them down. Big business and the technology industry are focussed on boosting investment and talent to achieve growth and productivity. Our more elusive business culture should also be up for discussion.   This… Read more »