Encouraging diversity in the workplace

Regional Manager Gippsland - DFP Recruitment

If you happen to tune into your local news station around a topic of diversity or multiculturalism, you’re more than likely to pick up a political sound bite about how well Australia does diversity. Despite the general population’s growing scepticism about our politicians, there is truth in this belief. In fact, it tends to be…

International students – our new workforce

International Students work needs Each year Metro Melbourne has 500,000 International Students attending its 8 universities. Any visit to Melbourne will give your the picture. International Students overwhelm the city and its services. They are keen to study hard and build their careers. They represent big money to Victoria – about $9 billion a year.…

Dealing with setbacks, rejections and failures

Innovation and entrepreneurship specialist - Startup Gippsland

Starting and running a business is tough! Not only do you have to deal with setbacks, rejections and failures, but you have to self-motivate when times get tough to keep on going. Everyone has different ways that they self-motivate, so this week we thought we’d share a few that our community of startup founders use:…

Part Of The Assessment To Size A Solar Power System – Just The Usual, Thanks!

Business Owner - Energy Consultant - Energy Management Consultancy

Although this topic is very basic, I believe it to be really important. I have an issue with how some solar power systems are sized, and that it is too basic. There is a limited assessment of actual energy consumption, behaviour patterns, and expectations. Each client’s case and requirements are different and questions need to…

Shining A Light On Me

Business Owner - Energy Consultant - Energy Management Consultancy

My first daughter was 11 months old when I submitted my university application, was this an ideal decision? Hmm, I thought at the time and for the following three years that I managed my time relatively well, and did an all round good job. My husband probably has different memories as to my time management…

The value of being a Business Founder as a mum

Founder & Managing Director - The Grants Hub

I launched The Grants Hub when I was 39 weeks pregnant with my second child. Was that an ideal way to start a business? No. Was it how I planned it? No. Has it impacted our business growth? Yes. Do I mind about that? No. Has it made for a fun ride? Heck yes! You…

Lean Canvas Methodology

Innovation and entrepreneurship specialist - Startup Gippsland

If you’re starting a new business, many people will advise you to complete a business plan. Now, don’t get me wrong, business plans are great. They help you think out all of the important aspects of your business such as what your market is, who your competitors are, your start-up costs and your financial projections.…

Do You Know Your Numbers? If you’re a business owner, you should.

Experienced Executive and CFO - Sadhana Consulting

Most successful business owners are great at what they do. They know their product, they believe in it and can effectively create value for their customer and subsequently generate revenue. There are a number of reasons why people go into business for themselves – they see a gap in a market, they understand and are…

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…