Back in 2011 when I first started SBD I had a fairly simple perspective on the world. Hamburgers must have ham on them. 7-Eleven stores were all open 7am to 11pm. Lindsay Lohan had a British twin. A graphic design agency simply employs graphic designers. And then, BOOM! I entered a whole new world of […]
If your name is Kanye West or Tony Robbins you probably don’t need to be reading this article, (but thank you for subscribing to my blog anyways, I’m truly honoured but puh-lease, the last thing you guys need is more confidence). If you aren’t Kanye or Tony, then this post is for you. And, for […]
For me, starting a business at 22 could have been described as a case of insanity. I was a college dropout with $300 to my name, and had absolutely no clue as to what I was doing. But, I knuckled down, stuck to my vision and worked. my. ass. off. My business and I […]
Do you ever have those thoughts of ‘Thank GOD I don’t have that haircut anymore?’ Like when I look back at photos from the early 2000s and realise that I had a peroxide blonde mullet? #nojoke Or looking back at that dreadful 90s outfit you donned as a kid and thank your lucky stars that […]
Business owner, mentor, accountant and author, Sophie Andrews (CEO of The Accounts Studio) is all about building profits for creative thinkers. So take notes as she shares why – and how – to make new financial year resolutions this July. There is always talk of New Year’s resolutions come the beginning of January. Some may relate […]
The single greatest thing about still being in the womb in the ‘80s was that I skipped out on having to decide between baggy “MC Hammer” pants or yellow leggings with pink leg warmers. Phewww. The single greatest thing about being a child in the ’90s, (aside from butterfly hair clips and Hey Arnold’s football […]
I have tried, and failed, god knows how many times to cook sausages for the adult portion of my life. And I know why. I rush it. Every. Single. Sizzling. Time. I think my partner and I have avoided close calls with salmonella at least eleventy thousand times now. I just can’t stand to wait […]
Ainslie Murray is just one of the many clever (and super busy) cookies that took the time to contribute to our Calling the shots ebook so take note as she shares her tips on writing a killer tagline, as told in her own words. Nike said ‘just do it’, Apple told you to ‘think different’ and when someone […]
Ben Nash is a Financial Adviser and the founder of Pivot Wealth, a money management company that helps young professionals make smart money choices. Today, Ben ever-so-kindly gives us his tips on how to launch your business with the minimal amount of sacrifice. These days it’s becoming more and more common to want to cast […]
It’s laughable how easy it is to set up a business nowadays. Jump online, register your ABN, secure your domain name and print yourself a cheesy little business card. It’s so easy you can do it whilst you’re hiding on the loo at your current job in between a quick game of Words with Friends […]
It’s 5:30 in the morning and I’m sitting in my office at home. I’ve got a cup of scorching hot chai next to me, the candle is lit and I’m pretending that I’m not distracted by the next door neighbour’s raucous pool filter. Getting to my desk before the sun rose this morning was more challenging than holding pigeon pose in yesterday’s yoga class, and has less endorphin reward at the end of it.
“What would Michelle Obama do in your shoes?” It was a strange question, coming from a business coach I’d asked for guidance on how to get myself out of a rut, but she had a point. My first thought – Michelle would probably die of embarrassment if she tried to wear my shoes… since lately […]
What separates good from great is everything. Raise your hand if you’ve ever had to call your internet provider for technical support. Now raise your other hand if you: • Had to wait on hold for hours listening to some heinous rendition of Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On. • Got passed from technician […]
It was 42 minutes into my call center experience that I began to think, ‘Far out, I wish I could wait on hold just a little longer so I can hear this violating rendition of a Tina Turner song yet again’.
If there’s one thing the Russians are known for, it’s their ability to drink massive amounts of alcohol. If you don’t believe me, note this: the word “vodka” is actually derived from the word “voda”, which means “water” in Russian. Either they’re confused, or too inebriated to know the difference.
We first met Fi Nguyen when she came to us looking for a fresh, new logo and website for her business Girl Friday IP, a modern business that guides creatives and small businesses through the foggy world of intellectual property. Right from the get-go we knew Fi had that something special about her. She was smart, she was funny and just downright cool.