6 Benefits of an International COO On-The-Ground Before Entering a New Market
If you’re on the fence about hiring someone in a faraway land to help launch your business in a new market, that’s understandable. It’s a big leap to take, and you want to be sure you have the best people on your side of the…
8 Female Inventors and Businesswomen to Celebrate for Women’s History Month
So often during Women’s History Month, we end up focusing on the same topics, celebrating the same handful of people, and saying the same things over… and over… and over again. With the wealth of diverse, intelligent, radical women in the world, this does not have to…
Why You Should Consider a Virtual COO
What’s a COO? Why do you need one? And why does hiring a virtual COO make the most sense for your business? A COO handles your business’ day-to-day operations as a CEO’s right-hand person, definitely. But a great COO will also think strategically about your…
What to Look for in a Virtual COO
You’ve made the decision to hire a virtual COO — congratulations! Now you can begin searching for and vetting potential candidates, and it’s imperative that you’re thorough in this process. A COO can make or break your business, so you need someone who’s going to…
This Is Why Your Event Sucks
Most of us spent a lot of our work (and out of work) hours attending events such as conferences, competitions, meet-ups and networking events. When an event goes well you are blessed with relevant speakers, thought-provoking presentations, tasty food and drink and some fantastic networking. But it’s when events go wrong that people are most vocal. Here’s some of the most common things people complain about during events and how to prevent them:
CakeDrop Disrupts the World of Workplace Birthday Celebrations
My interest was piqued when I came across CakeDrop, a company in London that offers an office cake delivery service. I spoke to founder Anna Ward. She explained that she left a career in marketing to devote herself to cake.
Tech Scene Spotlight: Adelaide, Australia
You might not really have Adelaide so much on your radar. It’s considered colloquially to be the city of churches and home to the infamous pie floaters. It has a lot of the charms of a big country town with plenty of green spaces, coastal areas, and neighbourhoods where people get to know you on a first name basis.
Down Under Berlin Celebrates the Best of Aus/NZ Film
One thing you notice when you move countries from Australia/New Zealand is how different the cultural references can be back home compared to your new abode. This week marks the 7th annual Down Under Film Festival in Berlin, a festival that since 2011 has bought poetic, visually stunning images, a distinct quirkiness, dark humour and authentic storytelling to Germany.