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‘The Leader Inside’ – skills and strengths that make women excellent entrepreneurs

In the past, business was viewed as very much a man’s world, but as opportunities for women in the workplace have expanded, female entrepreneurs have started to seize the initiative and make their presence felt. Indeed, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor there were an estimated 126 million women starting or running new businesses around the world in 2012. Meanwhile, 98 million female entrepreneurs were in charge of established companies and 48 million women business owners employed one or more people in their companies. It’s not surprising that women are …

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Excitement is robbing you of results

How to get the success you want

You’ve got it! RESULTS!! That all familiar feeling that finally something has worked and your chosen result is actually happening. You look up from your smart phone, beaming, thrilled at the news in the email and sheer joy starts to well up in your chest. You want to shriek in excitement, but thinking better of it you stifle it, and instead it runs through your shoulders and makes you want to pump your fist and wave your arms around. Instead of an outward display of jubilation, you settle on the …

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Why an empty nest is a new opportunity

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In tough times, it pays to take matters into your own hands. Mature women, often looking to return to the work force after time away to raise their families, are one group who often find it particularly tough to find a job. That’s why they are leading the way in setting up their own businesses. They have been quick to realise the potential for making a good living from a home-based business and business start-ups among the over 40s, continue to grow year on year. If you want to develop …

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Your Stories: Zukuri UnLtd & Style Architecture Academy


Today we hear from Samantha Clarke of Zukuri UnLtd & Style Architecture Academy which launched in Nov 2011. Samantha is the Chief Creative Architect and founder of Zukuri UnLtd & Style Architecture Academy. She helps female entrepreneurs and professionals build a personal brand & style to get ‘visible’ and create a wardrobe that empowers them to present their most professional and authentic self. 1. What drove you to start your own business? What was the turning point? I previously worked as a trend insight and branding consultant for numerous big …

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Create Your Signature Business Plan for 2013

Signature Plan

Billion dollar brands become global leaders because their core values and passion for what they are doing extend far beyond making money.  However, I have to say, I’ve never met an entrepreneur who doesn’t want to make money. In fact, I would go further and say that people who do not want to grow their business in financial terms are not running a business but a hobby. You may not want to be a global brand, you may want to be a small local brand that people love because it holds a special place …

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Label junkie or entrepreneur – what are you?

Are you really an entrepreneur or do you just like having the title? To be an entrepreneur you need to have the right mindset but so often business owners get caught up in the daily grind of managing their company rather than focusing on determining the strategy and finding ways to grow. Businesses live or die based on how well they perform; their sole function is to attract and maintain clients. Below are five points designed to help you ensure that you have the right focus for success and that …

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Being the best: 5 character traits for successful entrepreneurs

You’ve made the decision that you are tired of working for someone else. You want to run the show and reap the rewards for yourself. Ever since the credit crisis a vast majority of us were left feeling disheartened.  Such a large group of extremely wealthy people and organizations were left completely unaccountable for a financial downfall that was felt globally. All the while the consumers (you and I) were left to pick up the pieces and pay the hefty price. I have found that some people are unable to …

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How to Be an Entrepreneur Sooner, Not Later

Have you had a job forever and are you tired of the daily grind? Do you feel like you are getting absolutely nowhere? Are you interacting with the same people day after day? Are you ready for a change? Are you worried that you might not have what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur? Let’s discuss some of the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs:

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The 21st Century Woman Entrepreneur

When women entered the workforce in earnest in the 1970s, many succeeded in the only way they could – by imitating men. Authoritarian leadership and tight control was the hallmark of the day, and women  were not exactly welcomed into the ranks of management. Well ladies, that was yesterday, and today is today! Forget what your mum or your boss told you, because following the rules can be bad for your career. Today’s CEO/entrepreneur can no longer tap her businesses full potential using a “command-and-control” style.

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