Entrepreneurial you : monetize your expertise create multiple income streams and thrive (book)

Author: Dorie Clark What does it take to create the career you want? It’s no secret that the world of work has changed, and we’re shifting toward an ever more entrepreneurial, self-reliant, work-from-wherever-you-are economy. That can be a liberating force, and many professionals dream of becoming independent, whether by starting their own businesses, becoming consultants … Read more

‘A hell of a lot of people have had their lives ruined’: small business deflated after royal commission

As the banking royal commission gears up for its fourth round of hearings starting on Monday, small business owners are voicing their disappointment at the brief two weeks allocated to the sector. Elizabeth Furneaux was one of 630 people who made submissions to the royal commission relating to small and medium businesses’ dealings with lenders. Mrs Furneaux and her … Read more

Startups, collaborate and listen: Dropbox’s head of Australia says disruptors should work together for global change

Dropbox is moving towards a more collaborative ethos, and startups should follow suit, according to the file hosting giant’s country head for Australia and New Zealand, Tony Ward. Speaking to StartupSmart, Ward says if startups work together, and with other businesses and governments, they have an opportunity to make a real impact on global issues. Such collaboration … Read more

How early contributions affect crowdfunding success

“Entrepreneurs are increasingly relying on internet crowdfunding – the use of online platforms to raise money from multiple contributors. It’s reported that active global crowdfunding platforms generated more than US$34.4 billion (A$45 billion) in 2015. The World Bank estimates the crowdfunding industry will reach US$90 billion by 2020. In terms of scale, crowdfunding has become … Read more

What Self-Made Millionaires Know That Most People Don’t : 52 Ways to Create Your Own Success (ebook)

Author: Ann Marie Sabath Confucius said that a thousand-mile journey begins with a single step. The same principle applies to becoming a self-made millionaire, except this journey is a little shorter, comprising just 52 common sense practices. Featuring interviews with a wide-ranging list of self-made millionaires, you will be astonished to see how anyone can … Read more

Mr. Jarrot’s Orangery

Early view of Indooroopilly taken from Finneys Hill United Silver Mine. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 80004

In 1859 Robert Jarrot senior (b. 21st April 1813, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, d. 9th January 1879, Brisbane Queensland) purchased land at Milton on what is now Sylvan Road. He is listed among the first 30 settlers of Toowong and Milton in J.B. Fewing’s book, Arcadian Simplicity: Memoirs of Toowong. Robert and his family cleared and farmed … Read more