November 11, 2019

Are you trying to stand out from the crowd in your job search?

The job market has become ultra-competitive. No matter which industry your dream job is in, there’s a lot of competition out there.

Does it feel like so many people are more experienced, smarter and more convincing than you are?

I’ve been in your shoes. In fact, I felt like I couldn’t compete no...

September 24, 2019

If you’re working in a managerial, leadership or entrepreneurial role - are you thinking like an employee or not?

There is a natural difference between employees and employers.

This difference is called "perception".

For the most part, employees see their work as a way to pay the rent or bills or fund their short-term lifestyle. Whereas employers see their b...

July 16, 2019

ShineHub co-founders Alex Georgiou and Jin Kim

Traditionally, there are two ways to fund and grow a successful startup:

  1. Pitch to investors, get funded and grow like crazy; and

  2. Fund it yourself (usually by taking on debt) and grow like crazy. 

Both much harder said than done, but there is also another way, the ‘anti-startup’ way.

This is the sto...

We often hear of Australian startups with grand plans to expand into the US, or dreaming of taking on the European market, while overlooking a huge and vastly populated continent right under their nose.

The Dream Collective founder Sarah Liu

Asia is a patchwork of different cultures, languages and economies, and the very notion of trying to set up business...

May 12, 2019

In a world filled with people all desperate to stand out online, but who are also worried about sharing too much of themselves, we end up with a massive sea of sameness. Where everyone looks, sounds and feels the same, which creates the problem of not actually standing out at all!

Social media strategist Nicola Moras.

It’s important today that business ow...

May 10, 2019

Startup Genome report for 2019, hot off its release today in Amsterdam. 

The headline numbers
Sydney has been ranked 23rd in the world, and while Melbourne wasn't able to crack the top 30, it was noted as a growing ecosystem and given the 'Challenger' moniker in Startup Genome's 2019 report.

The biggest news is that Sydney's ranking has dropped 6 places s...

April 29, 2019

The relationship between PRs (or business owners doing their own PR) and journalists is a notoriously delicate one to balance. But no matter what story you’re trying to pitch, it’s important to keep in a journalist’s good books — even if they’re the ones wearing the cranky pants. 

Pure Public Relations founder Phoebe Netto. Source: SmartCompany.

And wh...

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