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Author Archives: Nicola Smith

Nicola Smith is a research and policy analyst with experience in the property and technology industries. She also founded NSConsulting to ensure her clients' professional branding is effectively articulated through cover letter and resume writing services. With a strong corporate grounding, Nicola’s interest in Brisbane start-ups was sparked through her work in the technology industry and creative arts background. In her spare time, Nicola attends ballet class and dreams of her next travel destinations.

Scooter Tutor brings flexibility to the tutoring marketplace

In 2007, Cameron Schmidt travelled from house to house on a 50cc scooter to tutor students in his neighbourhood. Seeing the potential to help students with additional subjects and younger school students, the business expanded and Scooter Tutor was born. ...

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The importance of mentoring for your startup

Over the years, I have read a number of personal and professional development books and drawn on educational resources for entrepreneurial inspiration. And I am yet to come across a resource that doesn’t highlight the importance and need for a ...

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Resources to inspire your inner entrepreneur

One of the best parts of living in today’s digitally enabled world is the plethora of information available at our fingertips to inspire and educate. Whether you’re struggling with a particular skill or in need of inspiration, there will be ...

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The Female Fantastic: challenges and opportunities for companies led by women

At the recent Advance Queensland Innovation and Investment Summit there was a session exploring the challenges and opportunities for female-led companies. Leigh Angus, Head Innovator at Domino’s Pizza Australia, hosted the Female Fantastic session and facilitated an engaging, lively discussion ...

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How to overcome burnout and stay motivated

Whether you’re building a startup or living the freelancer life, the expectation to remain continuously motivated and moving forward can at times become exhausting. As all entrepreneurs know, productivity and efficient use of resources is crucial to success, especially early ...

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Making remote work and virtual teams effective for your startup

Startups looking to raise capital and boost productivity are increasingly moving toward nontraditional models of work as they search for a streamlined approach to business. Methods like remote work and virtual teams provide myriad benefits for both startups and established ...

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