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Lockdown Learning, Life Hacks and LOLs

By Wendy Perry | July 21, 2021

A 7 day lockdown came into effect last night at 6.00 pm ACST in South Australia, and over the next few days you might be looking for stuff to do, things to learn, ways to support your business and other businesses. Time to catch up, listen to those webinar recordings, create something new and try …

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Must Do Rules When Writing Better for Business

By Wendy Perry | July 10, 2021

Being about to communicate well, making a connection with your readers and getting your message across is a fundamental skill for anyone in business.  And it could be that you have a perception about your writing ability – how formal you should be, what to write about and for some of you, it might even …

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Grand Opening of The Innovation Factory

By Wendy Perry | June 17, 2021

Last night was the official opening of The Innovation Factory with many friends, clients and supporters in the audience.  It was great that we were able to come together to celebrate a new vibrant community of established businesses, startups, investors, and professionals here in the city. In the audience was the Deputy Lord Mayor for …

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Who are the leading Ed-tech companies in the Asia Pacific and what do they do?

By Wendy Perry | May 15, 2021

Due to the pandemic education tech companies have shown impressive growth and have emerged as some of the best sector firms to invest in. Numerous lockdowns have compelled most of the schools and other educators to implement online learning lessons. Modern ed-tech startups utilise digital media and cutting-edge technologies to deliver the learners well-structured lessons …

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Business and Startup Meetups in Adelaide

By Wendy Perry | April 14, 2021

A frequent question is where are the best meetups in Adelaide with a business and startup focus? The question back to you is, where do your customers and prospects hang out, as it is important to balance the focus on your target market versus general networking.  And some groups are more about personal and professional …

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Answers to your Questions about LinkedIn Blog

By Wendy Perry | March 13, 2021

There are common questions that come up frequently about posting on LinkedIn and managing your profile. What is the ideal size of a post?  Number of words? It varies and you can check out people’s activity to see examples and the reactions they receive. The size of the post really depends upon the topic, and …

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Running COVID-safe Live Events with Lessons from Australia

By Wendy Perry | February 27, 2021

Often you don’t miss something until it is gone, and this could be said about live conferences and concerts, events and festivals, networking and theatre. Around the world, countries, cities and regions have dealt with the impact of COVID-19 in different ways and where there are short or long term shutdowns, then some industry sectors, …

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Clubhouse – What is all the Fuss About?

By Wendy Perry | January 15, 2021

Have you seen people posting about Clubhouse and asked what is it all about? Maybe you’ve got an invite, or you might still be waiting (FOMO can be extreme!), so what is the fuss about, how do you get on and make the most of this new platform? Bear in mind that I only joined …

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Apart from Good Riddance What Else “Can” You Make From 2020?

By Wendy Perry | December 31, 2020

It is the afternoon of New Year’s Eve 2020 and there are people posting on social media messages of “Good Riddance”, alongside hope and best wishes for 2021. This year has been full on, with many of us counting our blessings even though you may have been discouraged or things have been so hard. Others …

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How to Make Yourself Instantly More Employable

By Wendy Perry | November 15, 2020

Power in the job market has shifted – your success may depend on the industry sectors you’re searching in and whether your location has been impacted by extended shutdowns and/or if where you are based is irrelevant to work. Some businesses are booming, others are on a slow burn to recovery – there is a …

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South Australia Reigniting Economic Growth & Entrepreneurship

By Wendy Perry | October 31, 2020

2020 has been a real test. For some businesses, bookings and customers disappeared overnight, events cancelled, projects were pushed out, where delays and restrictions took the control right out of your hands.  You may have seen a strain on you and your team where keeping on top of mental health issues is very important and …

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How to Smash your LinkedIn Profile for Business Development and Connections, Thought Leadership and Work

By Wendy Perry | September 7, 2020

Whether you are open for work and looking for a new role, run a business or startup, positioning as a thought leader and/or you might be seeking board appointments, having reviewed thousands of LinkedIn profiles, you can apply the Smash (in a good way) your LinkedIn system to your own profile. The SMASH system covers …

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Reigniting Economic Growth & Entrepreneurship – Leaders Forum & Dinner

By Wendy Perry | August 25, 2020

The Reigniting Economic Growth & Entrepreneurship – Leaders Forum & Dinner was a wonderful event on 20 August 2020 and many of you said that you found the evening incredibly inspiring.  You were chosen to be invited because of your optimistic approach contributing to economic development and entrepreneurship, knowing that you would be open to sharing your experiences, learning from others and identifying opportunities …

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How to pivot your business positivity (and fall in love with the process)

By Wendy Perry | July 6, 2020

Over the past few months, you’ve probably asked yourself: ‘Is my business going to be okay?’ It’s quite a different business world right now, and while filled with unknowns, it’s also rich with opportunities. Pivoting has become the new buzzword, but for Cassie Day from Carer’s Place, it’s really just a another word for value …

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How to build your network & personal brand on LinkedIn

By Wendy Perry | June 3, 2020

Whether you sell a service or product, work for a company and like to keep your feelers out or you’re job hunting, having a LinkedIn profile is a non-negotiable. If people are searching your name on Google, it’s one of the first listings to come up. From prospects and client to recruiters and employers, a …

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How to take your programs & services online

By Wendy Perry | May 2, 2020

Holding online meetings isn’t an add-on service, it’s absolutely imperative for maintaining your business model. ‘Zooming’ has become an everyday phrase this year and online meetings have become the norm. Moving across to the online space is, now, more critical than ever. If you haven’t already transitioned over, you’re probably going to be surprised by …

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How Do You Set up a Webinar?

By Wendy Perry | April 1, 2020

As more of you take what you know and turn it into online learning or virtual events a common question is… how do you set up a webinar?  Where do you start and what are the steps? Perhaps is seems complicated as there are a number of things that need to come together including participants …

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How to Enjoy SXSW 2020

By Wendy Perry | February 29, 2020

On many people’s wish list of experiences is going to SXSW in Austin, Texas, USA. If you haven’t been before it can seem really overwhelming, confusing to know how to get the most out of it, and how do you balance learning with networking and hustling. When you do some pre-planning of activities and sessions, …

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SXSW 2020 in Austin and APAIE 2020 in Vancouver

By Wendy Perry | July 20, 2019

Experience the unimaginable and get a glimpse into the future Being the best educator or entrepreneur you can be you must keep up to date with the latest trends. And it is fine to keep up based on research, news and second hand information but it is nothing like seeing it to truly believe the …

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BUSINESS ACCELERATION FOR ENTREPRENEURS (BHUTAN)

By Wendy Perry | March 26, 2019

Twenty members of a delegation of Australia Awards Short Course recipients from Bhutan will visit Australia including Brisbane and Adelaide over 6 – 18 May 2019 and you’ll have the opportunity to meet and network with group members. Representatives include the Royal Government of Bhutan – Ministry of Labour and Human Resources, Royal University of …

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Entrepreneurship Facilitator, Adelaide – West

By Wendy Perry | January 2, 2019

Very pleased to announce that from January 2019 I’m one of the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurship Facilitators working across Australia in Adelaide – West focused on promoting self-employment to mature age Australians, as well as people of all ages. I’m looking forward to talking to people who might be thinking about whether small business is for …

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Indonesia’s Hot Entrepreneurial City – Yogyakarta and Sofro Coworking Opening

By Wendy Perry | August 13, 2018

Never having visited Yogyakarta before but having heard a lot about this special region it was an experience to look forward seeing inside what is becoming known as Indonesia’s Hot Entrepreneurial City. The first stop with Indonesian entrepreneurial colleagues as part of the Australia Awards Indonesia post-course program was Aino Indonesia which is a spin …

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Professional Development Days on 21st Century Skills and Future Work

By Wendy Perry | July 30, 2018

FMPLLEN Professional Development Day Thank you very much for your presentations at our PD Day last week. We have received some fantastic feedback – great keynote!\ Around 70 people attended the combined Professional Day for Frankston Mornington Peninsula LLEN on Friday 27 July 2018 at Hastings where Workforce BluePrint presented a key note and workshop on 21st Century …

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International Business Readiness for startups and scaleups

By Wendy Perry | June 29, 2018

Over 30 April – 11 May 2018, 25 Indonesian entrepreneurs, government representatives and Venture Capital Association representatives were immersed in local entrepreneurial ecosystems in Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane.  Imagine if you had the opportunity to meet startups that had raised significant capital, investors, Mayors, business, industry and ecosystem leaders, with networking events and meetings that …

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