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“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 Hunt Transformational Leadership Development Program’,…

The South Pacific has been listed as one of the poorest countries on earth. Being such a close neighbour to Australia, this should not be the case.   There is so much at risk within this region. Just one of the major issues this region is fighting, is climate change, resulting in an increase in storms…

Sometimes, rules and regulation get in the way of creative solutions in business. Creatively growing business often means re-thinking everything and pushing the boundaries that may be constraining your activities. Create Business is speaking with Leah Sertori, CEO of Be.Bendigo, a platform for visionary organisations to help shape the business climate and conditions of Victoria’s…

There are lots of other ways to get creative in life other than getting up early in the morning! My last blog post on getting creative was making time for creativity by biting the bullet and getting up early. Get creative with a creative buddy doesn’t involve the pain of rising from bed in the…

“What if it doesn’t work?” These were the scary words whispered into Jacqueline McArthur’s ears—moments before the lights were switched off along Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Jacqueline is the driving energy and inspiration behind some of Australia’s epic events, such as Earth Hour and Bendigo’s own Women of Wool. Jacqueline resides on a…

Keeping an eye on my children’s activities online takes up quite a bit of time and you need to be diligent. I am teaching them to be weary of social media.That it is OK to be offline some of the time. To be considerate of others on social media and careful what you put up…

The 1980s was the beginning of my relationship with Australia. Think the Expo 88 event, a national celebration of 200 years since white man invasion. I grew up in a remote farming community.  We didn’t do much travel, or connect with people outside of our community. Images like this one above played a big role…

Content creation takes a lot of behind the scene work. At Create Business we are surrounded by fantastic like-minded micro-businesses who have amazing expertise we call on to assist us to make exceptional content for our clients. Kimberley Furness is from Write Style communication.  She is a communications specialist with more than 15 years experience writing,…

I love the words together “Bendigo Creative Business Network.” Jenna Little is the heart & soul behind my home town Creative Business Network and also the Jlee’ brand. Jenna works full time, and in “after-hours” runs her amazing small business screen printing.  She is also a local leader supporting other creative business. I think she…

“If someone comes to me and wants me to frame their art work, it means they want to display it and make sure it lasts into the future.” Cecilia Fogelberg established Kyneton’s latest framers, FOGELBERG’S CONSERVATION FRAMERS,  in October 2014. Since moving here from Melbourne, with her young daughter, she has found the balance to run…

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