5 Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Should Avoid

Brand new entrepreneurs and veteran business owners alike face challenges each day. Some days they may see mountains to climb, while other days may feel like they reached the summit! In order to be successful over time, one should avoid the following pitfalls....
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4 steps to finding a business idea

Some people decide they want to go solo before they even have an idea. Often they hate their job or team or they just want more from their career. Finding an idea to use for your business is much easier than you think. My favourite way is to write a list (it’s...
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Getting the microbiology bug: Dr Petra Derrington tells us what fascinates her about microbiology

Microbiology deals with diseases caused by infectious agents (known as pathogens) such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Microbiologists can have roles in both the laboratory and direct patient care. Microbiologists play an important part in infection control...
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I Stopped Working Last Month… and Miraculously, Life Went On

Are you shocked? I certainly was. As the hours quietly turned into days, and the days into weeks, a strange and unexpected wonder occurred. Everyone continued to go about their merry business in their own merry ways... I stared at myself in the mirror and asked that...
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Why winter is the perfect time to reconnect

As the seasons change from the colourful, chilly autumn days to the stark and bare darkness of winter, can you feel a shift? Are you feeling an urge to stay under the covers, find warming and nourishing food to eat and places to be? Are you getting a sense of wanting...
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Being happy today… not tomorrow!

So many of us are guilty of being in the mindset that happiness is circumstantial. Once we get promoted, move, graduate college or go on that holiday, we will be happy. Why are you making yourself wait to enjoy all of life’s beauties?   We as individuals have the...
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How Gordana Skarzynski bounced back after hitting rock bottom in business

Sponsored Content   We’ve all had some kind of ‘rock bottom’ moment, whether we’re talking about life, business or perhaps both. There’s no doubt that with the rise of entrepreneurship, running a business has been glorified in recent times. I’m not sure about you...
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What a cosmetic tattoo artist learned about the power of listening

There are two coffee shops down your street. Same price, same quality of coffee at both. One’s a little closer to home, perhaps even a little cheaper, but the staff don’t know your name after two years of patronage. The other is a few blocks away, but the barista is...
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4 ways to kick ‘mother guilt’ to the kerb

As a working mum, sometimes it really does feel like the only way you are going to get through your day is by investing in a time machine. No matter how hard you try, there is always something you think you should be doing better or faster. Enter... mother guilt....
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Become successful in the corporate world as yourself, not as a persona

The corporate village can be a complicated and challenging place for women to navigate and succeed in. More often than not, the image of female leaders within the corporate sector is one that is marked with masculine traits. This is not surprising given the numerous...
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4 steps to finding a business idea

Some people decide they want to go solo before they even have an idea. Often they hate their job or team or they just want more from their career. Finding an idea to use for your business is much easier than you think. My favourite way is to write a list (it’s...

read more

Why winter is the perfect time to reconnect

As the seasons change from the colourful, chilly autumn days to the stark and bare darkness of winter, can you feel a shift? Are you feeling an urge to stay under the covers, find warming and nourishing food to eat and places to be? Are you getting a sense of wanting...

read more

Being happy today… not tomorrow!

So many of us are guilty of being in the mindset that happiness is circumstantial. Once we get promoted, move, graduate college or go on that holiday, we will be happy. Why are you making yourself wait to enjoy all of life’s beauties?   We as individuals have the...

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