Is your business idea pitch ready?
There are many facets when it comes to growing your business, and one of the key components to building success is mastering your elevator pitch. It’s a simple concept: that one-off chance you walk into an elevator occupied by a person who can provide a lifechanging opportunity for you. The catch is, you’ve only got the duration of that elevator...
TEDxCanberra speaker Dr Marrwah Ahmadzai believes in the power of dialogue
Dr Marrwah Ahmadzai is a firm believer that dialogue has the power to break down barriers. The resident obstetrician-gynaecologist and speaker at the TEDxCanberraWomen 2020: Fearless event will share her story of growing up as a Muslim woman in Australia with migrant parents. "It's a story relevant in current times where we can see that intolerance and hatred can lead...
COVID-19: employers still have obligations to staff working from home
Government advice and direction about social distancing appears to be changing daily, and each new direction brings new issues and challenges for businesses, with one of the biggest being around obligations to staff. Snedden Hall & Gallop Senior Associate and Head of Employment Law Emily Shoemark recommends businesses do their homework before they engage with their staff during the current crisis....
Funding and support for ACT entrepreneurs to be showcased at Wednesday workshop
For those who want to get a business off the ground, commercialise an idea, or explore new markets – even those overseas – it can be complex to know what to do. But support and funding options are out there, you just need to know where to go. To help new and established businesses in the ACT, the Lighthouse Business Innovation...
Breaking up is hard to do
Expert Advice
The prospect of going to court can strike fear in the hearts and minds of even the most seasoned business owners. Litigation can be expensive and traumatising, but disputes that head down the path to court often don’t need to end up there. Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers special counsel and litigation expert Harry Kay says, “Courts are the stuff of television...
A united voice to project new era for dynamic Fyshwick
A public meeting in Fyshwick on Tuesday will consider forming a new business group to guide the ongoing growth and identity of Canberra’s dynamic light-industrial suburb. Over the past 15 years Fyshwick has become trendier, with cutting-edge work spaces, a wider choice of cafes and eateries in a transformation like old industrial suburbs in inner Sydney, Melbourne, London and New...
Free workshops for ACT women interested in becoming board directors
What's On
Are you a woman living in the ACT who is interested in becoming a board member or director? If so, a series of free workshops will be run in coming weeks aimed at developing the skills needed. The ACT Government is committed to having 50 per cent female representation on ACT Government boards and committees by next year and sees...
The woman with a plan offering light and hope for a safer workplace
What's On
In the chilling aftermath of violent attacks against women across Australia, comes the all-too-familiar despair from a chorus of voices on talkback radio and on social media. What can be done to make people safe? Prayer vigils, mountains of floral tributes for the deceased, extra policing and warnings peak and subside until the next attack. A Canberra woman with a...
‘Finding my own tribe’: Bosom Buddies’ Young Women’s Group a boon for patients
When Erin Osborne was 32, life looked rosy. She had a bubbly two-year-old and was 13 weeks pregnant with her second child. Then came the news. Erin had breast cancer. She had no idea it was coming. “The initial reaction was fear for my unborn child and I was overwhelmed with so many questions,” says Erin. “Would I have to...
RSM Canberra’s Federal Budget Update
Date: Wednesday 3 April 2019. Venue: Old Parliament House. Photography: George Tsotsos. What does the 2019 Federal Budget mean for the people of Canberra? Who are the winners and the losers? Tim Gavel was at RSM Canberra's Federal Budget Update at Parliament House to find out. Click to hear Tim speaking with Andrew Sykes, Director of Business Advisory at RSM...
Menslink’s Big Night Out one to remember
Menslink’s Big Night Out charity event on Friday night at Hotel Realm was a sell-out, with an Eighties theme ensuring plenty of ‘dirty dancing’, fun times and raised hands for the annual ALLBIDS auction, with proceeds going to help young men in Canberra create a better future. Event: Menslink Big Night Out. Date: Friday 29 March 2019. Venue: Hotel Realm....
Innovative ‘Independent’ rebrands for the future
Date: Thursday 28 March 2019. Venue: The Social Club, Kingston. Photography: George Tsotsos.
People matter for business leadership says RSM
A gathering that brings together Canberra's business and commerce leaders doesn't necessarily sound like the first place you'd turn for personal growth insights. But organisers of the highly successful RSM Business and Finance Symposium say it's not always about the numbers in business: you can't succeed without a focus on people. The annual half-day conference is tailored to equip leaders...