Business Development

Know Your Why

“I almost came out of the first session doubting myself and the role I play in my business.” Brent Kendall has a partnership in a successful growing design agency, RAAK, with offices in Melbourne and Bendigo. He shares in our interview that he hasn’t taken much time before to reflect on [...]

You Can Bank on Coworking

I am a co-worker. Working from the Synergize Hub coworking space in Bendigo. Synergize Hub is a collective of people who contribute to the running of the space & this month I have the honour of curating a breakfast leaders round table talking Innovation and Coworking in Central Victoria. Hayden [...]

2017-09-19T00:23:58+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Categories: Business Development, Collaboration, Community|Tags: , , , |

Leadership Transforming China from Bendigo

Ning Ning Zhang, founder of export consultancy Best Exchange Group is participating in the 2017 Rob Hunt Transformational Leadership Program. She shares, “I have always wanted to do a leadership program. I don’t think I am leader, but when I talk to Leah (Be.Bendigo CEO) she tells me ‘You are [...]

Transformational Leadership

“Now is the perfect time.” This was Rob Hunt’s reply when I asked; “As a leader, when do you recognise when an idea isn’t working? Do you keep pushing forward or do you drop it and move on?” Named after the former Bendigo Bank Managing Director, the Be.Bendigo initiated, ‘Rob [...]

Getting Uncomfortable with Death and Creativity at The Departure

“Death has always been milling around in my practice.” I’m in the light-filled gorgeous studio space of Hayley West. Her beautiful making and showing space are within the new Mill complex in Castlemaine. A Central Victorian township that is affectionately known as North Northcote,” brimming with creative businesses operating with [...]

Communicate Well for Life in Business

“I don’t know how my siblings and I are all still alive!.” Cheryl Martin is well known in my community for being co-owner of the delicious and creative bakery & cafe, ‘The Good Loaf’. In February, she is transitioning to dedicate her time to her next entrepreneurial endeavor, ‘Communicate Well [...]

Get Liked with a Facebook Ambassador

I first meet Nick Fitz at his work place, O'Farrell Robertson McMahon Lawyers. I was working on a project about social inclusion in Bendigo, and from then on we were firm Facebook friends!   When I heard (on Facebook) Nick was the ambassador for International Day of People with Disability [...]

How Does Design Do Good?

I hang out a lot on social media and design sites looking for inspiration; things that challenge me and ideas to steal. A habit I picked up from “Steal Like an Artist,” by Austin Kleon.     I am always on the lookout for design and messaging that stands out [...]

The Create Business Manifesto

Mid 2014 you would have encountered me with my hair up on end! Kinda like I was a cartoon character who had gone down a slide too fast or a crazy roller coaster ride! Create Business started in March 2014 when an opportunity, a gut squeezing uncomfortable opportunity came along [...]

Fundraising is Hard

Last year I received a call from Michelle Rankin of Saltworks, who asked me how do you make fundraising work?  My short answer was; "It is really hard." I secretly admire Michelle's fantastic weekly email out to Satworks supporters.  The email is simple, containing a short gorgeous story about what [...]