Creative Business Inspiration

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 [...]

Serious Business Milestones

Issy and I burst out laughing after I asked how her business started. She said “My husband told me; ‘It is so good working for yourself. You should try it and you never have to go back to work!”     Seriously – Issy Kerr is in love with her [...]

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 [...]

Bendigo’s Smart City Bid Bends the Rules

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 [...]

Signarama Bendigo Talking Profit and Loss

I’m in an impressive, neat and modern print and design studio, housing million-dollar printing machines in Bendigo. Peter Reading is the managing director of the Bendigo Signarama franchise. Discovering we are both green tea lovers and both grew up on dairy farms, our conversation shifted quickly away from a formal [...]

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 [...]

Join bHive and Share Local

The answers to our problems are local, and it is all about your reputation on bHive. It took me a little while to understand Ian McBurney’s vision to connect the people of Bendigo (a regional town in Australia of 120,000 people) to one another, and to services and products they [...]

Creativity Thrives With Compassion

The framework of your practice determines the impact of your creativity. I am fortunate to have met and interviewed one of my community’s amazing female leaders. I love speaking to different people from all different industries and perspectives and asking them about creativity in their work or in their practice. [...]