So here I am, literally sitting in a park under a tree on a perfect Fall (Autumn) day in Brooklyn, New York. I’m overlooking the East River and admiring the Manhattan Skyline. It couldn't be more picture perfect and yet so surreal all at the same time. This very moment has been a dream of mine for five years now. Somewhere between binge-watching Gossip Girl and obsessing over Instagram accounts, I fell hard for New York City, New York.Read More
StartUp Creative was never meant to be a big corporate business.
I will admit that there have been times over the past 3 years I have toyed with the idea of having a big office full of employees, a company car and a CEO style corner office in some big city. But I really don’t think it’s for me.
You see, the desire to start my own business came from the lack of freedom that a ‘traditional 9-5’ career in Australia gave me. I hated that I was only entitled to 4 weeks holiday a year. My health and that of my families could only afford 10 sick days a year and my creative and earning capacity was capped and restricted by those higher up the ladder.Read More
The world of business can be an all-consuming place to exist. Whether you’re just starting out and finding your way into the game or have been in the field of play for decades now, there is no denying that once you decide to play, your chances of being substituted are slim (not even for injury). Your mind is forever thinking about what needs to happen next to keep the game alive and ensure all players are moving in the right direction.
I’ve personally battled with maintaining the balance between running (and growing) a successful business and keeping myself alive and well.Read More
Hi there, I’m so glad you clicked through to read this blog. So you want insider tips and tricks on how to make your business boom in just 7 days hey?Read More
Money and business hey! The one thing they never taught us in school but the one thing we all wish we knew more about, how to make it, manage it and grow it.Read More
So many of my coaching clients often come to their coaching sessions asking me if I’m going to make them ‘blog!’ When I first started out I’ll admit that I personally felt the pain and dred of having to commit to writing every single week. I think it must have been the fear I have stored my cell memory from my school days of assignments and homework.
I’ve since come to experience the enormous benefits that blogging and content creation can have for your business. So as your friend and online business coach, let me give it to you straight...YES, you need to be blogging or creating FREE content of some sort (facebook Live, Podcast, Youtube Channel, Email Mailouts, Webinars, Mini Courses, Opt In’s) every single week. Here’s why...Read More
People always ask me if I have a degree in Business. The answer is no, I dropped out of a Sports and Exercise Science degree when I was 17 years old. I completed a couple of subject of my communications degree but was only really there for the public speaking course.Read More
I used to think that exchanging my time for money was as good as life got and that the purpose of life was to work out how to get more money for my time. Eventually I would buy 1 house, fall pregnant, go on maternity leave and return to work so I could earn my super and eventually retire on $40,000 a year.
Throughout 205/16 I found myself on a deep personal journey into the world of self development.Read More
Business can be a tricky game with so much conflicting advice on what to do, where to focus and how you should invest your money. Here are 5 things I have personally implemented into my business to fast track my growth and profit.Read More
I was never one of those kids who always wanted to be an entrepreneur, I didn't have aspirations for a homegrown enterprises on the side of the road at age 7, nor did I even know it was possible. In fact up until aged 22 I was convinced that working a 9-5 with a capped annual salary and four ‘approved’ weeks of holidays a year was ‘living the dream.’Read More
Being an entrepreneur/freelancer is straight-up one of the hardest gigs in town. To the outside world it looks a lot like midweek beach hangs, #officegoals and creative freedom (all thanks to a crafty Instagram snap and a fabulous filter.) What’s really going on behind the scenes is a shambles of never ending to-do lists, figuring out how to build a website from scratch, chasing up unpaid invoices, scrolling through pinterest trying to find something to post on Insta, googling how to pay taxes, and juggling high maintenance clients. Relate?Read More
I often get asked how I grew my Instagram following so quickly. I launched StartUp Creative officially in August 2014 and 2.5 years later we are about to hit 40,000. I’m going to give you a few insider tips on how I did it so you can do the same for your business, because let’s be honest, who doesn’t want more followers.Read More
Ensure that your business and life is always growing and evolving so as to be sure you never become stagnant and bored. Here are my top 5 ways to grow a business rapidly .Read More
Hands up if at some point in your startup journey you have experienced a fear of failure?
Yep, I definitely have! In fact it is something that continually cripples me in my business. As a child/young adult, I was a high achiever and somewhere along the line I learnt that when I ‘succeeded’ (won awards, running races or was voted sports captain) I was good, worthy and loveable.Read More
I recently spent a day with a good friend of mine who was revamping her spare room to create a dream office space for her at home business. It’s surprising how beautiful you can make a space look without too much outlay. So with all the pinterest ‘office envy’ going on out there I thought I would give you the rundown on our day, what we brought and where we got it so you can make your #officegoals come to life.Read More
We all have our good and bad days in business. Isn’t it funny though how we take our good days for granted and when a bad day comes, it seems like the end of the world and we’re ready to throw the whole business in the bin?
The struggle is in how to keep up the ‘boss game’ even when you’re having a shit day. Here are 3 simple strategies that I use so I keep my boss game strong.Read More
Looking for the ultimate startup guide? Check out my 10 simple steps to help you define your business idea and pick up all the resources you need to help bring it to life.Read More
I often hear people tell me that they just don't know where to start with their business or express feelings of overwhelm and stress with what to do next. Good news is that it happens to the best of us! I’ve often experienced many melt down moments in my own business. Here is a simple strategy I use to help me deal with lack of focus and motivation in my business. I hope it helps you to gain some clarity for your own business goals.Read More
I started StartUp Creative on a train to work in April 2014. By August I had the courage to transition from my full time career as a Social Worker to a full time Entrepreneur. Along the way I have started a magazine and distributed it around the globe. Personally coached 100’s of people to start their own businesses. Written an e-course, e-book and workbook. Hosted in person events for 1000’s people and have grown an online community of over 40,000.Read More