online communication

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 [...]

Community Giving On-Line for Free

Bendigo Family Nature Club is a monthly event run by amazing volunteers in my home town of Bendigo. My role in this fantastic volunteer group is getting the word out there that the event is happening.  I have turned this into a monthly drawing challenge, because as you know I [...]

Pop Up Local on Social Media

My long time friend Kristy Kum Too has crafted up an extraordinary business HABITUE design. She handcrafts crochet rugs and baskets. As well as beautiful custom playing blocks, however she is not one to leave the crowd behind – she has brought them with her through the power of collaboration [...]

Creativity in Business Means Being Bold

Create Business caught up with Neil Edwards of Bendigo Business Banking NAB last week and asked the question ; "How does creativity grow your business?' We met at a Small Business Victoria event, back in August, we were seated together at Clare Bodwitch's presentation Creativity for Business Success.  It was [...]

Intergral Communication

"Art is the medium for a culture's expression and identity; it has the power to mold people's world view and perspective". These are the words of Bella Gaia founder and producer, Kenji Williams. In an interview Williams goes onto explain. "...I think that art for art's sake is less interesting; [...]

Stuck in a Rut? Be Kind to Others.

  A few months ago our school newsletter had a really great article which caught my attention : the benefits of kindness.   Since depression, anxiety and stress involve a high degree of focus on the self , focusing on the needs of others literally helps shift our thinking. Having [...]

Creativity IS the Point of Difference in Business

"Creativity, in business IS the point of difference". Love it! Thanks Tegan for your insight into how Creativity Grows Business. Tegan Lang is the Cultural Development Officer for the Mount Alexander Shire Council.  Get to know #interceptmtalex - her latest pride and joy temporary public art project coming to Mount Alexander [...]

How Creativity Grows your Business

Verity Lougoon is the Communication and Creative Manager for Future Employment Opportunities. She is a long time friend who I have worked with over the years on a variety of projects including Dirty Denim I invited Verity to respond to our new segment: Creative Business Inspiration when we ask people [...]

I have fallen in love

Whilst doing some very important surfing I met Adam France and promptly feel in love. Check out his drawings, gifs and other visual joy. I am especially inspired by his Crafting for a Cause project. He writes: "The reality is you are using too much, eating too much, wearing too [...]

Creative Insight with Open ABC

Jane Curtis is the Open ABC producer for Central Victoria. We met recently with Jane to talk about Bendigo Food Share and other great projects Create Business is working on. Jane graciously took up the challenge to be the first interviewee for our new segment: Creative Business Inspiration when we [...]