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Communication that counts: How to ensure your customers are picking up what you’re putting down

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When it comes to communicating with your audience, it’s important to ensure that what you’re saying is clear, concise, and understandable. With so much noise in your customers newsfeeds today, it’s easy to get lost. So, you need to communicate in a way which will not only grab their attention, but convey your message effectively. …

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Inspirational People: Jodie Willmer and Robert Nagy

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Jodie and Robert run Happy Changemakers, a coaching practice formed to help business owners reduce overwhelm and burnout while building their dreams and doing good for the world. Having been in operation for over 7 years, and both coming from diverse and highly-skilled backgrounds, Jodie and Robert know a thing or two about navigating life…

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Inspiring people: Xavier Manson

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Xavier Manson is part of the Frankie’s owner group. He is an equity partner alongside Anthony McBride and Geoff Manson, his father. The business was established over 5 years ago when the trio were inspired by the growth of the Melbourne breakfast and brunch scene, and wanted to make their mark in Gippsland.

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Inspiring people: Madeleine McKenzie

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Madeleine is a cabaret singer who decided to turn her passion into a business. After COVID-19 forced her into lockdown, she decided to pivot her original idea, “Cabaret on Wheels”, into “Cabaret on Call”. With her business launching in the coming months, Madeleine is excited to share her love and passion for music from the…

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Tackle that to-do list with ease!

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Business can be overwhelming. With our monumental to-do lists, we can be left wondering how we’re ever going to complete everything, and that’s before adding 5 more tasks before Monday morning has even begun!  All of these demands can lead to information paralysis. But with a little strategy and prior planning, you can tackle your…

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Inspiring People: Andrea Lane

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Andrea classifies herself as an artpreneur. Since moving from Melbourne after working as the National Manager for F2 – the digital arm of Fairfax Media, she left the corporate world behind to throw herself into her community, and assist in writing funding applications for arts projects.  She is most famous for her involvement in FLOAT,…

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Productivity & Planning for 2020 – Recapping Our Workshop with Jodie Willmer

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On Jan 21, we had the pleasure of learning about productivity and planning from expert leadership consultant Jodie Willmer, co-founder of Happy Changemakers. Jodie lead us through many tools and frameworks that can help us be more effective, better organised and less stressed. Our key takeaways from Jodie’s session were: Start with your WHY Knowing…

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Finding the Right Business Structure for Your Idea

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One of the big decisions you’ll have to make when starting a business is what structure best suits your idea. Often entrepreneurs choose their structure based on cost and simplicity, however this is not always the best way for your business needs.  The business structure you choose will determine many things about your business going…

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How to Find Business Mentors for Your Business Idea

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Mentoring is invaluable when you’re trying to get your business idea up and running. It’s a clever way of packing years of business expertise and experience into a very short amount of time (like the time it takes to drink a coffee). However, finding the right mentor can be difficult. It can be hard to…

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Problems Worth Solving

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When you have a business idea, it’s hard to know where to start or whether your idea has any merit. This is the most common question we get asked so we thought we’d share a few tips to help you take your first entrepreneurial steps.

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Treechanging Entrepreneurs

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Baw Baw Shire predicts that its population will grow from 52,000 currently to 110,000 by 2035. Treechangers are wanting to take advantage of the Shire’s scenic views, rural town lifestyle, affordable housing and commutable distances in Melbourne. However, what does this mean for jobs and business in the area?

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Mentor Speed-dating

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Business mentoring is not a new concept. The Small Business Bus, for example, has been servicing regional areas with mentor visits since 1986. There are many benefits to mentoring for both the mentee and mentor. For the mentee, they get access to the knowledge of experienced business leaders who have often walked in their shoes and collected invaluable learnings along the way.

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