Business Development

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 [...]

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 [...]

Creative Edge

I regularly catch up with Neil. He is the director of La Trobe Art Institute, La Trobe University, Bendigo. Since his appointment to this role he has created some amazing links for art in Central Victoria, he is one of those people who really get play and business. "Creativity provides [...]

Creativity is Ideas

Last week via facebook I meet David Chisholm.  I was a little nervous when I rang his number to make a time, but any worry I had about contacting a festival director was soon washed away by his bubbly enthusiasm to make our meeting happen.  It made me think no [...]

Creativity is Unbound Enthusiasm

"The business of living is good business". Today I am at one of my favorite Bendigo cafes, Cafe El Beso, with a local woman who I greatly admire, for her career and also her vision. Rosemary Sorensen is the Director of the Bendigo Writers Festival. I asked Rosemary the question; [...]

Creativity is Networks

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 [...]

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 [...]

Doing is My Creativity

“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 [...]

HelloLocal

"You would think running a creative agency, that creativity is the core. Creativity is pointless without motivation to do something about it." Brent Nolan is the Director of Blunt Agency. Blunt Agency is a multifaceted brand, design and creative agency.  Blunt aims to strategically position their client's brands to break [...]