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
I recently had to learn the skill of keeping a business afloat whilst enduring personal turmoil. Let’s just say it was hell and I literally had to take life and business day by day, and sometimes even hour by hour. It wasn't until a client of mine recently emailed me to ask advice on how I did it. It was then that I realised I have finally come through the other side. It’s been a few months now and I’m finally starting to feel back in my flow.Read More
With all the hype about the new year and goal setting, how do you actually know where to start?
Here are my simple steps on how to make a killer goals list and an actionable plan to bring them to life in 2017.Read More
I can honestly say this has been my hardest year in business yet. What better way to embrace the sh*t than to make a podcast about it.
Tune in for my pilot 27 minute podcast episode and hear what I got up to this year, the lessons I’ve learnt my tips for your business.Read More
So the year is coming to an end. The countdown to Christmas is on and the world prepares to go into chronic silly season mode for at least 10 days. As a startup or small business, chances are you are either A. Exhausted B. Freaking out about cashflow C.f*cking over it orD. all of the above.Read More
We all have a never ending list of things we want in or for our life, be it hopes and dreams for the future, travel destination, ‘stuff’ or cold hard cash. The problem is, so many of us have limited beliefs about what we can actually have in our life.Read More
Let’s be honest, who doesn't want more paying customers in their business? As overwhelming as it might feel, there are a few simple and cheap ways you land yourself more cashed up customers.Read More
If you’ve walked through Pacific Fair on the Gold Coast lately you may have noticed - along with the many new brands - a sleek looking shopfront called Kit and Ace. If you haven’t yet stopped to go in, then you really don’t know what you’re missing out on, because Kit and Ace aren’t just a brand - they’re a community. Their brand philosophy, and they way they’ve created a retail space into something that’s unique and authentic made us want to talk to them, and so that’s what we did.Read More
Monday's can often lack motivation and after a big weekend it is easy to lose your focus and become completely overwhelmed as to where to start. Here are 3 of my favourite life hacks to get you pumped for the week ahead.Read More
Lot 37 is a vibrant, young co-working space on the Gold Coast. Tucked around the corner in Broadbeach Waters it offers all that a small business or startup could possibly need. With more and more businesses becoming online based, and an increase of people working for themselves, it’s easy to see why co-working spaces are becoming so popular.Read More
I really love hearing the startup stories behind cool brands. I'm absolutely fascinated by why people start their businesses and how they made it happen so it was a pleasure of mine to catch up on the tale behind the beginning of The Styling Collective with our good friend Carmel this week.Read More
As a young woman I always knew that I didn’t want to finish my degree at uni and find myself a ‘secure’ 9 - 5 job in the rat race. Nope, that kind of lifestyle just didn’t turn me on because, aside from hindering my free spirit and desire for travel, I felt like it would tie me down to routine and quite frankly, it sounded just plain boring.Read More
Advertising is everywhere and as consumers we are getting less and less forgiving of poor taste ads that are often painfully generic, spammy and intrusive of our personal space.
In the fast paced world we live in, it is becoming more and more important for businesses to build a trusting relationship with their potential customers in order to grow their data base and make sales.Read More
I recently went into my local hat store to get my felt hat steamed and remoulded after it had been travelling in my suitcase home from Bali. I walked into the shop to chat to the guy about salvaging my beloved hat, only to be met with a disgruntled attitude and advice that I should do it at home myself.Read More
I recently got chatting with a guy I know who became a millionaire by starting and selling his own coffee shop. I love our conversations because his mind is even more busy with ideas than mine and I always learn something from him.Read More
Stock images are a great way to populate your website with imagery, jazz up a blog post and can be used on Facebook and your Instagram profile.Read More
Fear is the number one killer of ideas, passions and dreams. It blows my mind how many of us are willing to sit back and let fear trap us in a mediocre life that doesn’t serve us. I guess the truth is, it’s not entirely our fault. The way I see it is this: we grow up in a society where at age five we’re sent off to school, quickly told what to wear and how to wear it, given a safe set of rules to follow, told how to sit in a straight line, taught how to fill in the blanks, recite after the teacher, and finally we become ‘masters of memory’.Read More
Over the last 2 months I have been through huge personal growth as an entrepreneur. I've had to learn a lot on the go and some lessons were learnt the hard and somewhat painful way.
One big learning I took from a recent experience with an investor was that I left it too late to surround myself with the right people.Read More