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PMT: How to manage your emotions in leadership

Being a leader has its challenges. We are called upon to be consistent and professional, which for some of us, can seem almost impossible when ‘that time of the month’ kicks in. Last time I checked, ‘psycho’ is not a leadership quality. Thanks Mother Nature… I’ve noticed in the last six months, a pattern of […]

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Capital Airport Group flies high as 2016 Telstra ACT Business of the Year

The Capital Airport Group, which oversees the aviation gateway to Canberra, has been named the 2016 Telstra Australian Capital Territory Business of the Year. Each year, nearly three million passengers travel through Canberra Airport to and from Australia’s capital cities. This number is expected to more than double within the next decade, and expand internationally […]

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Erin Hinton: a local architect to watch

Chances are, you’ve seen architect Erin Hinton’s work around Canberra without knowing it. Recent winner of the Australian Institute of Architects’ ACT ‘Emerging Architect’ Prize, Erin is a practicing architect, lecturer at the University of Canberra, curator of the Young.Hot.Canberra exhibition and PhD student. Erin was honoured to win the accolade, even more so because […]

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2016 GRIFFIN Accelerator program: The Five Successful Teams

The GRIFFIN Accelerator has just announced the successful teams for its 2016 program. Five teams were selected, with all, bar one, featuring female founders. Dr Craig Davis, CEO, GRIFFIN Accelerator, said of the selection made, “We have a wonderful diversity in the startups, from platforms, to brands, to innovative physical products. All teams have innovations with […]

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Female Self-Sabotage in Business: How to overcome it

Closing the gender gap is all over the media right now and is a focus on most Government’s agenda. Just the other week, Victoria’s Liberal Leader set a public target of raising the number of women in Parliament by 10 percent each election. In this article I want to highlight what business leaders, owners or […]

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Actsmart Business Sustainability Awards 2016

It was the perfect setting, even though the morning was foggy and windy. The venue was the National Arboretum. The event was the Actsmart Business Sustainability Awards 2016. In its eighth year, the awards celebrate Canberra businesses that have ramped up waste management and recycling, and improved their energy and water use. So what motivates these […]

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Social Media Tips for Small Business

“Now, what most people search for first when they are looking for a particular service is a business’ social media accounts.” It’s incredibly important for all businesses to have an up-to-date social media presence. Large businesses and corporations use social media every day to connect with their clients and customers in order to build relationships, share […]

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Shop Handmade: the end of an era

It’s the end of an era for hyperlocal Canberra store Shop Handmade, with doors set to close next month. It started in 2008 as a quarterly ‘Handmade Market’, selling handmade creations from designers both local and further afar, and it became a destination for artisanal goods from nearly 600 designers. It’s grown to generate $5 million […]

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Vivien Mitchell: Starting Out

For a few months after I left my day job, I wasn’t sure how to label my new way of life. Was this home-based, thongs-wearing, keep-my-own-hours freedom legit? Was I an entrepreneur or a fashion designer? A textile designer or a start-up founder? Honestly, I didn’t feel like any of these things at first, as […]

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Simple Giving: The art of the gift

With mothers day only three months away it’s probably about time to start thinking of ways to spoil your mum. I’ve always found it hard to find a gift that accurately expresses how grateful I am to my mum for the things she’s done in my life, and as a single parent looking after myself, […]

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