Digital Innovation Festival set to ignite Mallee minds

Digital Innovation Festival set to ignite Mallee minds

The themes of tech innovation in agriculture, supporting rural small businesses to compete in an economy disrupted by 24/7 online shopping, female entrepreneurship and developing young people and communities with the skills for the jobs of the future will feature heavily during the Digital Innovation Festival Mallee kicking off this Friday 23 August in Swan Hill.

Y-Commerce and 7 other strategies to transform the Mallee

We're excited to share with you our strategic vision for revitalising the region we live in, the Mallee. Initiatives include "Y-Commerce", an ambitious program to develop young people to acquire key digital business skills and match them with small businesses wanting help to grow in the digital economy. A code club and an online marketplace with local products supporting local businesses + more.

The Chicken Salad Chick: an inspiration for anyone starting out in business

There's a lot about Stacy Brown's story that many small business owners could relate to and so much to be inspired by.

In 2007 Stacy found herself divorced and responsible for raising three kids aged six and under. Her way out was to start a home-based business cooking chicken salad (a staple dish in the southern states of the US) and deliver it door-to-door.

Advice from Skype founder just as relevant for small business

Advice from Skype founder just as relevant for small business

Before today I had never heard of Jonas Kjellberg but I have heard of the companies he founded and sold - iCloud and Skype. 

Here are my personal highlights of Jonas' short and insightful interview with Tony Robbins, which are just as relevant for small business as they are to tech titans.