“With One Voice” is one project to help people find their purpose – Tania de Jong is the creative entrepreneur

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It’s hard to keep up with the creative force that is Tania de Jong, a visionary and energetic force to be reckoned with in the sphere of social entrepreneurship. Over about two decades Tania has founded and operated a number of charity choirs, leadership workshops, events and much more under…

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Suzette Cassie launched Dermalogica in Australia 20 years ago – and has taken it to number one!

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In the era of botox, fillers, peels, lifts, implants, laser and other invasive therapies, Suzette Cassie faces considerable challenges at the Australian helm of skincare brand, Dermalogica.  (Today’s AFR Weekend – my “Enterprising Women” column – 31 May 2014) As Suzette says, Dermalogica products are for external use only, and…

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Hear! Hear! We hear you Elaine Saunders – if you’re a boomer in a boardroom, or hard of hearing, Blamey Saunders hears you

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By “boomers”, Elaine Saunders means those of us getting to a certain demographic where the hearing starts to falter! We all live with someone, work with someone, have observed someone, whose speaking volume is further up the dial than the rest of us! The innovative team at Blamey Saunders Hearing…

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Gravity Co-working – the office alternative to get a toe-hold at the big end of town – launched by Jacqui Esdaile

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Jacqui Esdaile spotted a gap in the market for small companies needing a premium office space in the CBD, and set about creating a business to fill that gap. Her GravityCoworking venture provides quality serviced corporate office space, using a membership model where a start-up or emerging business can pay…

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Just William delivers the small pieces of luxury and indulgence – Suzanne Francis is the well-loved chocolatier

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It’s a little shop of happiness tucked away on a small side street in Sydney’s Paddington – and Suzanne Francis has been selling gorgeous chocolates from there for 30 years.  (Her story today – AFR Weekend – Enterprising Women 10 May 2014) Just William is the name of her “hole…

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Key points from the Fulworks Q+A speaker event, 6 May 2014, Sydney: “Family Business or business family – collaborations for commercial success”

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At Fulworks, we aim to bring together enterprising and entertaining Australians who share their personal and business insights and experiences with a broader audience.  It helps all of us consider other alternatives and options in our daily lives – the lessons without the textbooks. On Tuesday 6 May, we gathered…

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How Daniella Ehrlich, an opera cat, finds her core business by mixing arias with pilates

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It was a triumphant conclusion to a Fulworks Q&A event – Daniella Ehrlich brought the house down with a stirring rendition of the rousing “Habanera” aria from the Bizet opera (1875) Carmen – “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” – (love is a rebellious bird).  (Full performance on my home page). Daniella…

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A model of sustainability with re-usable, re-purposed waste – Natalie Coulter a true urban pioneer and explorer

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Natalie Coulter has a message for us all, and her once lone voice is being heard by an ever-expanding audience.  She describes herself as an activist – in a gentle way – who uses repurposed rubbish to create brilliant window displays, installations, styling and events with a view to raising…

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