Category Archives: Learn skills Back

Three pieces of advice from Australian businesses that started out during the GFC

Just like the people who run them, Australian businesses have been notoriously hardy in the face of adversity, including during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) over 10 years ago when numerous Aussie SMEs fought through the economic hardship and created strong businesses that are still around today. One such business started at the precipice of … Read more

Need templated forms, business plan samples or industry reports? Check out ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database!

Members of the Business Studio now have access to the full version of the ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database! This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly – including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings – to a full toolkit … Read more


Gender equality seems to be the topic on everyone’s lips – yet despite an increase in awareness and such extensive media coverage, it’s something that many businesses still struggle to achieve. As women in leadership roles of male dominated businesses, what can we do to inspire an internal culture shift? When I first stepped into … Read more

Write Better Right Now : The Reluctant Writer’s Guide to Confident Communication and Self-Assured Style (ebook)

Author: Mary-Kate Mackey In almost any career, you must know how to write—even if it’s not part of your job description. But if you are a reluctant writer, producing even the simplest memo may be a struggle. Write Better Right Now is the springboard to get you ahead in any job, passion project, or situation … Read more

Soft skills: The vacuum that exists within many Australian startups

From my participation on a number of startup boards and constant interaction with founders in our investment fund’s portfolio, I have observed that many founders are struggling with the soft skills required to effectively run and build their business. And this is not just my own observation. According to Noam Wasserman, author of The Founder’s Dilemma, … Read more