How can you improve your scalability?

Innovation and entrepreneurship specialist - Startup Gippsland

Entrepreneurs often that scalability is binary – you’re either scalable or you’re not. This isn’t actually true – scalability is more of a spectrum. This means that you can make tweaks to your business and its operations that can gradually move you along this spectrum to become more scalable. This is particularly important for people…

5 Strategies to eat mindfully at work and not skip or shovel lunch.

“Mindful eating is eating with intention whilst paying attention.” Kati Konersman Do you ever find yourself busy at work? Silly question I know! You are always busy at work. How does this impact the way you eat? Do you skip or shovel your lunch? You are worried about the meeting you need to prepare for…

International Students – Gippsland’s Business Opportunity

International Students are a big tourism business opportunity for the Gippsland economy. Each year 500,000 International Students come to Melbourne to study at our metro universities. These International Students represent an income stream of $9 billion per year. Their studies support more than 59,000 jobs in Melbourne. Few of these International Students travel to rural…

Public Speaking – tips to get over your nervousness and develop confidence

Performer, Speaker and Presentation Coach - Impro Melbourne

The old saying goes that people are more afraid of public speaking than they are of death. If that’s true, developing the skills to be a confident public speaker is a smart way to set yourself apart from the rest when faced with pitching opportunities, networking and other professional engagements. A lot of our fear…

The business of blogging: creating trust.

It’s never been easier for businesses to reach out and connect with people. In the same breath, it’s also really difficult to cut through the “noise” of social media and advertising these days. How often do we see a small business website putting in the effort of designing an efficient website informing us of the…

10 Ways to Make the Most Out of a Conference

I found this article in a conference guide. Is is from Kate C. Farrar who spends her day as the Director of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) Leadership Programs. It’s worth a a read. https://www.themuse.com/advice/10-ways-to-make-the-most-out-of-a-conference?ref=mobilefb

How to ensure you’re meeting ATO requirements when hiring contractors

Writer, editor, proofreader, owner/operator - On Time Typing

All businesses or companies that hire contractors, as well as the contractors themselves, need to be aware of the Australian Tax Office (ATO) definition of: ‘contractor’, as opposed to ’employee’, and ‘contractor/client relationship’ as opposed to ’employee/employer relationship’. Reading these articles will make sure you know everything you need to know about meeting the ATO’s…

9 Tips For Getting A Flight Upgrade

Travel Agent

Most small businesses don’t have the budget to splurge on a business-class plane ticket, and while it’s getting harder to win the travel lottery and get a flight upgrade, with these tips, you might be able to enjoy a more luxurious flight – without the hefty price tag! 1. Dress to impress While it may…

Personal Branding – make sure you do it right

Freelance Photographer - Najam Images

Are you the one who stands out and believes in reinventing yourself as a brand? If so, you are on your pathway to personal branding – a transition period to nurture yourself regardless of the current job role or seniority level. Recognizing your niche, in order to foster the search demand, injecting personality traits, developing…

How business travellers keep carry-on luggage under 7kg.

Travel Agent

Packing light is a fine science and when you’re travelling with carry-on luggage only, it’s especially important to get the equations right. You’re permitted to bring up to 7 kg Carry-on with you on board most flights, an allowance that can be spread over suitcases of up to 115 centimetres, one smaller suitcase and a…