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.
This is an excerpt from our Calling the Shots Ebook. I remember being a gangly-legged and gap-toothed 16-year-old back in Year 10 facing the long, hard, somewhat poignant decision of selecting my HSC subjects. Art, Textile Design and English were certainly high on the priorities list. IT, however, not so much. I always thought IT […]
2017 was (to use a technical term) a doozy. We moved studios, launched a new website, launched our new portfolio, worked with over 100 new clients, wrote and launched an ebook and created an exciting new product (you’ll find out soon!). I bought a house, moved out of Sydney, did some renovations, brought on a […]
Jade is our studio manager/copywriter, and she is usually cool and calm as they come but like the rest of us, stress seems to creep its way into her busy life – full-time work, freelance writing on the side, planning a wedding, renovating and taking care of her baby dog will do that to a girl! In a bid to ring in the new year sans the stress, we asked Jade to help a mate out and share her simple tips on creating a zen environment and as a result, a much more zen you. Take it away, Jade!
In July last year, I threw the ultimate uppercut to city life. I packed my bags (and by bags, I mean 56 boxes and 2 truckloads of belongings and plants. Mostly plants) and moved my life and my little family, to Coledale. A sweet little suburb just an hour and a bit south of the Sydney chaos tucked in behind the national park.
I swear ten seconds ago it was New Year’s Eve. A night of pizza and beer, hopes and dreams. Just like the other 7 billion people on earth, 2017 was going to be my best year yet. Then I glanced at my computer, answered a couple of emails, looked up, and it’s December already.
You know it’s summer when your car smells like a fusion of coconut sunscreen and off mango skins that perish below your seat. The mozzies make you realise for the fifth year in a row that your fly screens still need fixing, and almost every time you look down you’ve got an alcoholic drink of some kind in your hand – who put that there?
Branding can be a labyrinth to figure out, especially when you’re fairly green in the game. Logos, taglines, marketing plans, strategies, social media — there’s a tonne of stuff to navigate, and a set of rules that typically apply to go along with it. Rules are a general given in life; Don’t cross until the little green man is showing.