After years of teaching MBA students at UNSW and undertaking her own PhD in strategy, Jane Qiu recognised a clear market demand – coffee. This wasn’t regarding the physical product itself, but rather everything that happens around a coffee.
Following a teenage crush on Mulder in the X-Files, Jo started acting at 15 years old. While building this career and acting alongside the likes of Heath Ledger, Jo undertook a degree in education and became a primary school teacher. As well as juggling these two career streams, Jo has become a social media influencer, mummy blogger, and of course also manages her most important job of all – being a mum. In this interview, Jo shares how she multitasks and manages her various skills, and her view on what you really can have it all.
Nikki Hamilton started her own marketing consultancy, Seedling Digital, under a year ago with no formal qualifications yet is succeeding beyond all her expectations. With a baby just over one, a commitment to constant learning, and a dedication to building beautiful brands with meaning, Nikki is a driven leader and passionate about helping businesses grow and thrive.
While many startups and entrepreneurs are tackling changed market conditions due to COVID-19, startup leadership is being tested. In this interview, serial entrepreneur, Stacey Fisher, shares how she is managing the market downturn while pivoting her business and forging ahead with international expansion plans.
Brittany Bloomer’s entrepreneurial journey started from seeing a problem – one that impacted the lives of thousands of animals – and a relentless dedication to solving it. Her charity, Pound Paws, helps to re-home pets in pounds and rescue centres. It operates an online search engine which fast tracks the adoption process, by allowing users to search by breed, age, size, and more.
In this interview, Chloe Tear, an award-winning disability blogger, shares why she first got into blogging, how she keeps up a routine of blogging personally and writing professionally, and her advice to other novice bloggers starting out.
Trena Blair, CEO of FD Global Connections, specialises in consulting Australian businesses on expanding into North America. In this interview, she shares the common misconceptions, watch-outs, and hurdles of expanding into this competitive market, and how entrepreneurs can succeed.
In this interview, Stephanie shares how, from humble beginnings, she built two brands and hundreds of products she’s proud to call hers.
Growing up in poverty in India, Shuey had high hopes for his new life in Australia. In this interview, he shares how he overcame struggles in his early days in Australia, and overcame them with resilience and perseverance.
Mel’s extraordinary life and career have become intertwined in many ways, as she uses her lived experiences to guide how she is now studying, working, and planning to rid society of domestic violence.
Olivia Molesworth, Founder of Bromleigh Capital, shares her story of building and growing her capital fund and her guidance for others considering a similar career trajectory.
Founder of Rufus & Coco and 2020 NSW Business Woman of the Year, Anneke van den Broek. shares her journey of building and internationally scaling her now-thriving pet care business.
Weh Yeoh explains how speech therapy can change a child’s direction from a life of begging to excelling at school, and the drive behind creating OIC Cambodia and Umbo.
Uzair Moosa, CEO of HeyYou App, shares his views on the state of entrepreneurialism in Australia and what it takes to generate startup success.
Ram Castillo shares his experiences and advice on side hustles, how to find a job you love, and when to turn your passion project into something more.