Making of An Entrepreneur

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The making of an entrepreneur series looks at women in business and how they've been able to find success.

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Struggling to stay motivated year-round? Take the Your Motivational Style Quiz to discover your style for staying motivated ALL year. Entrepreneur Motivation, Online Entrepreneur, Business Storytelling, Sales Strategy, Free Tips, Public Relations, How To Stay Motivated, Starting A Business

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Struggling to stay motivated year-round? Take the Your Motivational Style Quiz to discover your style for staying motivated ALL year.

Have you been toying with the idea of starting your own business to work from home? Being part of other mumpreneurs online is possible - but choose wisely. Choose Wisely, Starting Your Own Business, Business Women, Entrepreneur, Cards Against Humanity, Success, How To Make, Women In Business

The Making of An Entrepreneur: Mumpreneurs Online

Have you been toying with the idea of starting your own business to work from home? Being part of other mumpreneurs online is possible - but choose wisely.

Making of an Entrepreneur: Leaf Paper and Journals Brand Management, Journals, Entrepreneur, Leaves, Paper, How To Make, Diaries, Journal, Logs

The Making of An Entrepreneur: Leaf. Paper and Journals

Working as a brand manager for a paper wholesaler, Cath Connell had the idea for Leaf. Paper and Journals. Within the space of a few days she had drafted her manifesto, checked the trademark for the name and was then made redundant. Here’s her story... What were you doing when you decided to create your own business? I was working full-time+ as a brand manager for a major paper wholesaler. Times were tough and we were all under a lot of pressure. Meanwhile, my little boy had just turned…

Velocity Media and Communications founder Amanda Jesnoewski has used a myriad of tactics to promote her own business and found the key channels that work best for her. Business Women, Entrepreneur, Women In Business

The Making of An Entrepreneur: Velocity Media and Communications

Velocity Media and Communications founder Amanda Jesnoewski has used a myriad of tactics to promote her own business and found the key channels that work best for her. Here’s her story and how she does it... What were you doing when you decided to create your own business? I was inspired to start my first business at eighteen when, despite trying, I couldn’t get a part-time job while I studied – so I decided to create one. Having started investing at 16, I noticed some obvious holes in…

The Making of An Entrepreneur: Vivacity Consulting Return To Work, Business Management, Business Women, Effort, Entrepreneur, Success, Women In Business, Senior Management

The Making of An Entrepreneur: Vivacity Consulting

When Fiona Redding decided to return to work, she found herself struggling to secure a job. Instead of giving up, she put her efforts into building her own business and officially launched Vivacity Consulting in August this year. She now empowers, supports and mentors others to live their business dreams. Here's her story... What were you doing when you decided to create your own business? I returned to Australia from the UK at five months pregnant, right at the start of the GFC, and was…

Some of the most successful businesses have been built on husband/wife relationships. Do you, or could you, work with your husband? Most Successful Businesses, Husband Wife, Business Women, Entrepreneur, Relationships, Coast, Kids, Young Children, Boys

The Making of An Entrepreneur: Sunny Coast Kids

Sunny Coast Kids owner-publisher Lara Hodgson has had the support of her husband throughout her news and media business life. In fact, the business was her husband’s idea. Here’s her story... What were you doing when you decided to create your own business? I was, and still am, a stay at home mum. What inspired you to start the business? When did you officially start it? My husband, he came up with the idea and then asked if I was interested. He then helped me launch the business and still…

The Making of an Entrepreneur: Mum PR Along The Way, Business Women, Things To Think About, Entrepreneur, Told You So, Social Media, Thoughts, Learning, How To Make

The Making of An Entrepreneur: Mum PR

I thought it was about time I told you the story of Mum PR and Kellie O'Brien. How Mum PR came to be, how we've ``walked the talk'' in regards to social media, PR and blogger outreach and the lessons we've learnt along the way. Here's our story... What were you doing when you decided to create your own business? I was on maternity leave from journalism with my second daughter and had just taken a leap into the world of mum blogging. Starting a business happened by accident. What inspired you…

The Making of an Entrepreneur: Caro and Co Business Women, Children, Kids, Entrepreneur, Believe, Interview, Author, Teen, Passion

The Making of An Entrepreneur: Caro and Co

Following the success of her book Small Fry Outdoors - inspiration for being outside with kids, freelance writer Caro Webster realised people were hungrier than ever for information on how to keep kids connected to nature. Since launching Caro and Co, her ever growing site has been awarded the Sydney Writers Centre’s 2012 Best Parenting Blog award. This is her story... What were you doing when you decided to create your own business? I was a freelance writer, working from home. I had just…

The Making of An Entrepreneur: MumsDelivery Online Shopping Mall, Business Women, Entrepreneur, Finance, Marketing, Children, Young Children, Boys, Women In Business

The Making of An Entrepreneur: MumsDelivery

MumsDelivery marketing manager Lorraine Salvi was determined to find a way to stay at home with her child, but still contribute to the family finances. With a marketing background, she identified a market opportunity with time-poor mums and set about developing MumsDelivery. Here’s her story... What were you doing when you decided to create your own business? After the birth of my first child I was desperate not to return to work. I wanted to be a stay at home mother and couldn’t stand the…

The Making of An Entrepreneur: Parent Wellbeing Morning Show, Business Women, Entrepreneur, Parenting, Larry, Kylie, Women In Business, Raising Kids, Childcare

The Making of An Entrepreneur: Parent Wellbeing

Jodie Benveniste knows the value of PR and social media, having used both successfully for her business Parent Wellbeing. She has appeared on national television programs through to top parenting magazines and even used the Facebook group option to help write one of her books. Here's her story... What were you doing when you decided to create your own business? I was about to finish a research contract I’d be working on for the past four years. I’d recently had my first baby and moved back…

Jayleen Considine has been able to work from Paris, London, Kula Lumpur and Byron Bay all thanks to her maternity swimwear business, Beach Maternity. Maternity Tankini, Kids Swimwear, Byron Bay, Maternity Fashion, Business Women, Entrepreneur, Swimming, Range, Beach

The Making of An Entrepreneur: Beach Maternity

Jayleen Considine has been able to work from Paris, London, Kula Lumpur and Byron Bay all thanks to her maternity swimwear business, Beach Maternity. While the business offers her many lifestyle choices, it still comes with its own challenges. Here's her story... What were you doing when you decided to create your own business? The seed was sown with the pregnancy of my first child as a swim teacher I was unable to find maternity swimwear, which fitted my sense of style. The idea really grew…

The Making of An Entrepreneur: 5 Small Stones Business Design, Business Women, Start A Website, Logo Design, Graphic Design, How To Become, How To Make, A Blessing, Entrepreneur

The Making of An Entrepreneur: 5 Small Stones

A low moment in life became a blessing in disguise for Lynnelle Richardson. It led her to start website and logo design business 5 Small Stones. It was then acting on gut instincts that have helped her grow the business. What were you doing when you decided to create your own business? It all started three years ago when I was working as an office manager. I was stressed out and had been for around six months. The frustration levels were still rising within the job and there was no sign of…

Rainbow Beach Hire-a-camp makes camping easy. We are Campingologists and we would like everyone to have an amazing camping experience. Rainbow Beach, Tell The World, Camping Hacks, Glamping, Invite, Entrepreneur, How To Make, Waves, Journey

The Making of An Entrepreneur: Rainbow Beach Hire-A-Camp

Against all odds, Cassie Head launched the Rainbow Beach Hire-A-Camp business in 2009. Never having been a camper herself, all that her husband Ashley did to make the experience enjoyable for her sparked the idea for her business. Here’s her story... What were you doing when you decided to create your own business? I had relocated to Rainbow Beach to reunite my young family with their Dad who was never at home, leaving behind a successful contract bookkeeping service in Coolum Beach. So yes…