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The Business Of Social Media Etiquette
Social Media

The Business Of Social Media Etiquette

Etiquette on social media is a new and rapidly expanding platform. How you relate to people in person and online is the same. There is no difference. The same common sense and proper behavior applies. As social media continues to...

3 Tips for Facing Business Challenges With Creativity IT'S THE NOW
Business

3 Tips for Facing Business Challenges With Creativity

Creativity can be a powerful and practical business tool but when you're faced with a creativity challenge like writers block how do you overcome quickly and continue moving forward? You’ve probably heard the term “creative problem solving” before, but what is it...

Business

4 Tips For Starting A Business With A Sibling

People often say you shouldn’t mix business and family. It makes things complicated and it might get messy. But on the other hand, it might be the best thing you’ll ever do. Starting a business with a sibling definitely has...

Sophie Westley Love Find Co
ITN Interviews

ITN Interview With Sophie Westley From Love Find Co

Title(s): Sophie Westley / Founder + Creative at Love Find Co / LFC Creative Studio Instagram: @lovefindco Website: https://www.lovefind.co/ & https://www.lfccreativestudio.com/ What has your journey looked like leading up to the present? After studying a bachelor of designer specialising in fashion styling...

Business

How To Start A Business In A Foreign Country

It has never been a better time to start a business. With easy-to-use e-commerce platforms, YouTube tutorials on just about anything and online marketing and branding courses, it’s easy to jump right in. As we move away from the traditional...

Social Media

6 Ways Competitions Increase Engagement On Facebook

While consistent posting aspirational images and inspiring quotes on Facebook can be a good strategy to sustain interest in your brand, competitions are where the real engagement comes into play. As you scroll through your newsfeed you’ll notice competitions offering...

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2018 Christmas Gift Guide

Running out of last minute gift ideas this Christmas? We've got you covered with a curated collection of affordable gifts that every friend will love. (more…)

Balance + Mindset

Daring To Play A Bigger Game In Life

Ever read Daring Greatly by Brene Brown? She encourages female entrepreneurs to nurture their talents, create impact and share their talents with the world, but also highlights the uncomfortable vulnerability we undergo when putting ourselves out there in the process....

Four Genius Ideas to Build Your Email List
Marketing

Four Genius Ideas to Build Your Email List

Are you as a creative business owner or entrepreneur asking yourself: if I’m putting out engaging, content, have solid sponsorships in place and I provide prime services or an amazing product, why am I still not getting the email subscribers...

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#ITNloves: Glacce Crystal Elixir Bottles

If you haven't heard of Glacce water bottles then you must check them out, like, now. The beautifully designed water bottles with a crystal in the centre that harness energy and creates crystal elixir are the brainchild of Sharon Leslie. Leslie came up...

Five Things to Look Out for in Any Contract
Business

Five Things to Look Out for In Any Contract

When it comes to your business, contracts are everywhere. From the lease to your office to the contractor that you just hired, you are making contracts all the time. Contracts are so commonplace that it’s easy to forget what a...

Chatbots & Business: What You Need To Know
News + Trends

Chatbots & Business: What You Need To Know

Personalised communication has evolved from SMS notifications and segmented social media advertisements, to one-on-one communication through conversational experiences like chatbots. The ‘always on’, global, and digitally native customer demands more from brand interactions and has created the expectation of real...

Tips For Creating A Start-Up With Your Partner IT'S THE NOW
Business

Tips For Creating A Startup With Your Partner

Creating a startup is no easy feat and creating a startup with your partner adds a different element of complexity and challenges. There are many pros and cons for going into business with your partner, pros; you know them well,...

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Money

The Money Making Boundaries You Need In Your Business

There’s a little saying I live by in my business - “boundaries are bliss”. There are so many distractions and things vying for our attention in business, but by creating clear and personalised boundaries you’ll be able to stay focused,...

Events

See Girl Work Presents Their First Speaker Series Event

Toronto based website See Girl Work is launching their first event, bringing together a curated lineup of creative brand experts, strategists and female small business owners to discuss the hidden elements of creating and sustaining a successful brand. The exciting...

Instagram: The 411 On Being Consistent
Social Media

Instagram: The 411 On Being Consistent

For the average Instagram user, we are satisfied with the daily scroll, stalk, like and repeat. However, it's becoming more important than ever for businesses, small and large, to be present on the ever-growing social platform. Like most, the method...

The (Not So) Secret Recipe For Productivity
Balance + Mindset

The (Not So) Secret Recipe For Productivity

There are three essential ingredients to enhance productivity, however, these three key elements are often the most neglected when it comes to attempting to build an empire. The question is then, why are entrepreneurs overlooking this formula? It seems everywhere...

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News + Trends

Girlboss on Netflix Hits Screens On April 21

The premiere for long-awaited Netflix series Girlboss has finally been announced and is hitting our screens on April 21. Girlboss, created by 30 Rock and Pitch Perfect writer Kay Cannon and based on the book by entrepreneur Sophia Amoruso, will centre on the early...

Business

How To Create An Online Program

In our ever-evolving online world, having an online program can be a great way to showcase your expertise in your niche, reaching a wider audience and growing your community. As a dietitian specializing in IBS and FODMAPs, it made sense...

Six Easy Strategies To DIY Your PR
Marketing

Six Easy Strategies To D.I.Y. Your PR

A PR strategy can do wonders for gaining much needed exposure, boosting credibility and building a name for yourself. Agencies can be expensive and when you’re in your early years of business, it’s often not an expense you can’t afford....

How To Simplify A Business Model
Business

How To Simplify A Business Model

Choosing the right business model can be as simple as deciding what you’d like to be doing and then creating a business around that. Unfortunately, many of us start then get lost in the ‘business jargon’ that comes with setting...

Five Must-Watch TED Talks For Female Entrepreneurs
Business

Five Must-Watch TED Talks For Female Entrepreneurs

TED Talks have taken the world by storm, educating and inspiring us on a range of topics from social change to technology to happiness and it's the perfect tool to inspire and motivate you on your journey as an entrepreneur. We're...

Things That Brand You As Being Unprofessional
Business

Things That Brand You As Being Unprofessional

We all strive to be our best and produce our best work when running our businesses, but sometimes, things can be overlooked when we're juggling a million things at once. Without knowing it, you may tarnishing your brand and missing...

Are You #'ing Enough?
Social Media

Are You #’ing Enough?

# – a symbol that for a majority of baby boomers and generation X implied one of the twelve button options on your telephone. However, for generation Y and Z this is now a symbol synonymous with a near infinite...

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Tech

The Ultimate Guide To Easy Squarespace SEO

You’re building your new business website, and you’ve chosen Squarespace as your Content Management System (CMS). But everyone is telling you that Squarespace SEO is a tough job to master. Don’t believe them – you’ve made a great choice! I...

The Highs And Lows Of Being An Entrepreneur
Business

The Highs And Lows Of Being An Entrepreneur

I launched The Dark Horse when I was just 23 years old. I had the idea and starting an e-commerce driven retail business seemed to be the most cost effective and “easiest” way to get the ball rolling. That said,...

Five Networking Tips For Female Entrepreneurs
Marketing

Five Networking Tips For Female Entrepreneurs

Does the idea of networking conjure up feelings of anxiety, nervousness or panic? What do you say? Who do you speak to? Couple this with the pressure of making the right impression or delivering the perfect elevator pitch (when you’d...

Link In Profile Instagram Landing Page Example
Apps We Love

Apps We Love: Link In Profile

Imagine the ability to send your Instagram followers to any page, product or post and increase your chances in converting Instagram followers? Link In Profile, helps you do just that. While technically not an app, we just had to share this...

Three Reasons Self-Care Means Success
Balance + Mindset

Three Reasons Self-Care Means Success

Self-care is about consciously creating space to feel energised, supported, healthy, inspired and loved. It’s an essential practice that you’ll need in order to thrive in life and business. It’s also about you calling the shots on those needs and...

Ten Tips For Starting Your First Podcast
Business

Ten Tips For Starting Your First Podcast

Podcasting is great fun, it's also an innovative way to reach people and keep in touch with your current audience when they're away from their desks. Podcasts can be consumed everywhere and by anyone with a smart-phone and by speaking directly...

How To Plan Your First Product Shoot
Business

How To Plan Your First Product Shoot

Photographs are the key visual asset that communicate your brand vision to potential customers, editors, influencers and buyers. Without a clear point of view and distinct direction you might fail at your one opportunity to make a positive and strong...

New Beginnings Fair Is Coming To Melbourne In August 2016
Events

New Beginnings Fair Is Coming To Melbourne In August 2016

After garnering huge success from their first event in Sydney, New Beginnings Fair is back, this time in Melbourne on the 19th of August. Offering a packed agenda to help budding entrepreneurs and small business owners thrive, the New Beginnings Fair features...

How To Use A Single Piece Of Content Six Ways
Marketing

How To Use A Single Piece Of Content Six Ways

Written an awesome blog post that your audience loves? What if you could repurpose it in six different ways?  If you have developed a great piece of content that your audience has responded to - why not repurpose it? After...

Can We Do It All? The Art Of Delegating In Business
Business

Can We Do It All? The Art Of Delegating In Business

We can’t do it all. Human beings were never designed to live individually; but as an interdependent community. It’s simply the law of survival and evolution. Delegation is necessary for any business. Business owners often get stuck in thinking they...

Five Signs You Should Re-brand
Marketing

Five Signs You Should Re-Brand

Are you feeling like you've outgrown your branding or wondering why you're hearing crickets? It could be that your current branding is just not on par with what you're trying to project to your audience. Read on, to find out...

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Apps We Love

Apps We Love: Unroll.Me

Wondering what to do about the never ending subscriptions piling up in your inbox? Introducing Unroll.Me, a quick and painless solution to sorting out your ever-growing inbox. As soon as you sign up, Unroll.me gives you the option to unsubscribe from...

How To Create Magnetic Brand Messaging
Marketing

How To Create Magnetic Brand Messaging

Your brand messaging either acts as a magnet for your community or it repels potential clients away. Needless to say, creating powerful brand messaging is important for your business! Think of your brand messaging as your first impression and chance...

EllieBurrowsWriter IT'S THE NOW
ITN Interviews

ITN Interview With Ellie Burrows

Ellie Burrows is one half of the spiritual duo behind acclaimed meditation studio, MNDFL. After following in her family's footsteps and heading into the movie business, she soon discovered her passion lay with spirituality and consciousness, and so, delved into the...

Marketing

Creating Beautiful Events On Any Budget

Many people who think that beautiful events have to be expensive, but the truth is that they don’t at all! All it takes is a keen eye, a clever question or two and some colour to make it all pop....

Social Media

Five Tips To Start Seeing Growth On Instagram

Instagram is a platform with over 400 million users worldwide, with almost 20% of the world’s internet users on the platform. So, if you’ve been thinking there’s not enough potential on instagram for you to make sales, build your business...

Marketing

Networking Tips For The Introverted Girlboss

Picture this. It’s been a long day. You’re absolutely wrecked. You’ve been in and out of meetings and on the phone chatting to people all day and your energy levels are depleted. You’re packing up to go home until you...

Social Media

Do I Really Need A Snapchat Strategy?

We know what you’re thinking - but I already have Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and a Tumblr account I don’t know what to do with? Well, especially if you are a establishing a personal brand - Snapchat is where you...

Kaylene Langford ITN Interview
ITN Interviews

ITN Interview With Kaylene Langford

Kaylene Langford is an entrepreneur, coach and mentor and the brains behind business incubator StartUp Creative. Championing for a new generation of Australian entrepreneurs and business owners, she originally established StartUp Creative as a magazine, going on to offer an online program and...

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Business

Seven Ways To Own Your Inbox

Suffering from Inbox overwhelm? Here are seven tips to help you be the boss of your inbox RIGHT NOW (even if it’s totally out of control). Clear it out. Scroll through your inbox and delete the stuff that doesn’t matter....

its the now Sarah Holloway
ITN Interviews

ITN Interview With Sarah Holloway

Originally beginning her career as a lawyer at a leading law firm, Sarah with her partner Nic, established health food brand Matcha Maiden after discovering a gap in the market for affordable quality matcha powder. After being stocked in some...

Books We Love

Books We Love: You Are A Badass

You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero is a book favoured by many female entrepreneurs for her real and honest advice in creating a confident mindset towards money, lifestyle and business. What begins as a quest for the 40-year-old and broke...

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Tech

WordPress Themes To Suit Every Design Style

When you're launching a website on a budget, buying a ready-made Wordpress theme makes your life a whole lot easier by delivering a designer looking website at a fraction of the cost. These pre-made themes offer add on's like easy...

Apps We Love

Apps We Love: Timely

For many tracking the hours you work and allocating the hours per task or for each client can be a timely task (pardon the pun!). Imagine the ability to streamline all your tasks in the one place. Introducing Timely - perfect...

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Marketing

Five Steps To Securing The Perfect Sponsorship

Whether you’re sourcing sponsorships for an event, competition or part of a greater marketing initiative, here’s a few things to consider before diving in.  Step 1. Outlining the purpose of the sponsorship. What’s the objective? The first step is identify the...