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Vibe Hotel now open at CBR Airport

By 2 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport

Look out, Hyatt, East and Realm hotels, you’ve got some competition in the form of Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport, which opens today.
Operated by TFE Hotels, the company behind the Medina Serviced Apartments in Kingston and on Northbourne Avenue and the Hotel Kurrajong in Barton, the hotel’s branding will be familiar to those who have stayed [...]

Follow our lead on Uber: Barr

By 30 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Andrew Barr

Minutes after taking his first Uber ride in Canberra today, ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr called on his counterparts in other states to adopt his regulatory model for ride-sharing.
“I am calling on other leaders around the country to look at the ACT model and to put that in place across the country because it will [...]

Greens MLA slams airport arms ads

By 28 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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As Greens MLA rather than with his ACT Government Ministerial cap on, Shane Rattenbury has today called on the Canberra Airport to remove arms industry advertising from its premises.
Mr Rattenbury is seeking support from the ACT Legislative Assembly for a motion on the issue after the No Airport Arms Ads presented a petition with 1500+ [...]

‘Horrible’ kids’ behaviour forces cafe to close

By 26 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Heather's House of Cakes

A family-friendly Belconnen café has shut its doors after seven months in business to rethink its structure because of “horrible” behaviour from kids and their parents in and around the café’s playroom.
Heather’s House of Cake set out to provide an environment that would appeal to parents with babies and young children, but not all families [...]

Kick Ass Social Media and Marketing Workshop Coming To Canberra!

By 26 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Chrissy and Carly - Little Blog Big Blog Workshop Classes

[ 14 November 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

We are Christina and Carly and we have a confession to make. We met online. It sounds a bit creepy but trust us, it isn’t. We’ve both been blogging for over 15 years (combined) and the best thing we’ve ever done was take our blogging and business journeys off line.

Question. How are you feeling about your blog or [...]

ACT Businesswoman of the Year title goes to ADF health chief Georgeina Whelan

By 26 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Georgeina Whelan

The army officer with responsibility for the healthcare of 71,000 Australian Defence Force members has been named the 2015 Telstra Australian Capital Territory Businesswoman of the Year.
Georgeina Whelan, Director-General, Garrison Health Operations, Joint Health Command for the Australian Department of Defence, learnt of the honour at a dinner to mark the awards at the National [...]

Intensifying challenges in Canberra require leaders to pick up their pace

By 23 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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True leaders don’t walk the corridors of power – they stride.
The nation’s capital is where pivotal decisions are made, and it’s an ever-changing, high-pressure environment many aspire to being part of. It’s inspiring, exciting and can be extremely rewarding.
However, to be considered a serious player, an Executive MBA is now considered essential, and the QUT [...]

Start-up Fudie up for two Telstra biz awards

By 6 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Katie Geus of Fudie

Learning she has been shortlisted for not one but two Telstra ACT Business Women’s Awards was “quite surreal” for personal trainer, uni student and entrepreneur Katie Geus.
The founder, director and chief taste tester of meal delivery business Fudie was at home with her partner when the phone call came to tell her she’d been listed alongside [...]

Developer sought for Kingston arts hub

By 2 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Kingston Arts Precinct

The ACT Government has today called for development applications for the Kingston Arts Precinct, home to the Canberra Glassworks, Megalo Print Studio + Gallery and Bus Depot Markets.
The four-hectare site sits between the Kingston Foreshore, Bowen and Telopea parks and apartment-filled old suburb of Kingston.
Chief Minister Andrew Barr said developers had a unique opportunity to [...]

Operating with grace under fire: New book launched to help modern day leaders

By 1 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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In today’s volatile, ever-changing, and hyper-connected world, we need leaders with cool heads, warm hearts and steady hands. We need leaders who can respond, rather than react. We need leaders who can make decisions from a place of wisdom and compassion, as opposed to the latest most urgent pressure point.
Local businesswoman, Zoë Routh of Inner [...]

ACT Government gives Uber the green light

By 30 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Rideshare business Uber has the green light to operate legally in the ACT from next month.
The ACT Government announced this morning that it will introduce reforms to regulate ridesharing operators and taxi drivers/owners in a bid to provide Canberrans with safe, flexible and affordable ridesharing services while reducing costs for taxi drivers, owners and passengers.
See [...]

Ex-public servants speak: Lynda Leigh

By 22 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Lynda Leigh

In this exclusive excerpt from Life without lanyards, former public servant Lynda Leigh shares her journey from unfair dismissal to a thriving career as a speaker and trainer.
It was the shock of my life, being told to come into an interview room outside the security environment of the building. I was walked down and there were [...]

Mind Body Business: Innovation and Wellness Night

By 10 September 2015
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[ 16 September 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

Struggling to get the most out of your business? Want to activate your inner potential but feel stressed and overwhelmed?

What if you could learn simple techniques that could immediately help transform your work life and help you achieve greater balance and health?

Introducing Canberra’s first ‘Innovation and Wellness’ night! This event aims to provide business professionals [...]

Ex-public servants speak: Scott Monson

By 8 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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In this exclusive excerpt from Life without lanyards, former public servant Scott Monson shares his journey from struggling with a stutter to professional speaker and trainer.
Joining the public service was my first real job. It was all a big adventure for me. I moved up from Tasmania to Canberra to train as a naval architect [...]

Local leaders – Camilo Potocnjak Oxman and Rish Ratnam (Implement Imagination)

By 2 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Implement Imagination co-founder Camilo Potocnjak Oxman (pictured above, right) describes teaching as a very rewarding chronic condition.
“The thing about teaching is that it’s not a job, or even a vocation. It’s a chronic condition. You contract it at a certain point and then you have to deal with it for the rest of your life,” [...]

The bright stuff: Project Lighting goes from strength to strength

By 1 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
maryanne gore project lighting

If you’ve bought a light fitting in Canberra, Queanbeyan or the South Coast in the past 40 years, there’s a good chance you’ve visited Project Lighting.
The Canberra-founded, family-run business has sold lights and light fittings since 1972. From its small beginnings in Altree Court in Phillip, it has grown to six locations across the ACT [...]

Canberra’s top 10 restaurants for 2015 revealed

By 20 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The ACT’s top 10 restaurants have been unveiled at The Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards held last night in Sydney. The ACT results are:

Monster
Aubergine
Eightysix
Temporada
Italian & Sons
 Farmhouse Restaurant at Pialligo Estate
Capitol Bar & Grill
Akiba
Sage
Ottoman Cuisine

Monster (79) and Aubergine (91) also featured in the top 100 restaurants nationally.
“The overall standard in this country, whether it’s in cafés, bars, casual eateries [...]

Local leaders – Jenni Tarrant (Bond Hair Religion)

By 19 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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With a salon in Kingston, twelve employees and the 2015 Australian Salon of the Year Award under her belt, it’s easy to assume that Jenni Tarrant has always had hairdressing and business figured out.
But the three-decade industry veteran and owner of Bond Hair Religion says this is definitely not the case.
“When I first took over [...]

Tailored Accounts wins Australian Business Award for Enterprise

By 17 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
harry hoang tailored accounts

Canberra bookkeeping and back office accounting firm Tailored Accounts has won the 2015 Australian Business Award for Enterprise.
The award recognises organisations that have achieved outstanding success while undertaking bold new ventures.
Tailored Accounts founder and executive director Harry Hoang (pictured above) says the business was recognised for its innovative use of cloud technologies.
“I saw the potential [...]

ACT entrepreneurs shine at EY awards night

By 14 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
EY NSW ACT winners

Canberra’s Robert de Castella and Greg Boorer have won awards at the 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Eastern Region awards ceremony in Sydney overnight. 
Greg Boorer from Canberra Data Centres won the services award, while Rob de Castella took out the social entrepreneur award for his work with the Indigenous Marathon Project and SmartStart for [...]

You want me to work Sunday? Then pay what’s fair!

By 5 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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So this debate has reared up again. Penalty rates.
Depending on which side of the argument you might be – I believe something needs to be done, and soon.
The rates (some upwards of $50 per hour) are quite simply unsustainable in the long term if we need a strong and growing small business sector.
However, this new push [...]

Local leaders – Kyle Webber (Nutrivolve)

By 5 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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23-year-old Kyle Webber (pictured above, left) has had an almost lifelong fascination with nutrition. So when two friends asked him to help them prepare for an upcoming bodybuilding competition in early 2014, he jumped at the opportunity. Both friends placed first in their respective divisions. 
A little over 18 months later, Kyle’s online nutrition coaching business, Nutrivolve, [...]

Innovation Connect grant recipients announced

By 29 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

An online marketplace for health innovations, a mobile adventure game and a car performance monitoring tool are some of the projects that will share in $203,050 in the latest round of Innovation Connect funding.
The ACT Government’s Innovation Connect grant program is designed to help Canberra-based businesses develop innovative products and services. It has provided over [...]

Local leaders – Anna Petridis (Patissez)

By 29 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Patissez in Manuka is probably the most famous café in Canberra, and maybe even one of the most famous in Australia, after receiving international media coverage in the last few weeks. Most of this attention is attributed to its freakshow milkshakes.
Small business success on this scale does not just happen. There is no luck involved. Anna Petridis [...]

And the AHA winners for 2015 are…

By 28 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberra’s newest and most popular licensed bars, restaurants, nightclubs and accommodation hotels were applauded at the 2015 Australian Hotels Association (AHA) ACT Hospitality Awards last night.
Following a record number of entries, more than 460 industry, political and hospitality leaders attended the black-tie event to honour the outstanding achievements of ACT hospitality businesses and employees. 
More than [...]

Local leaders – Harry Hoang (Tailored Accounts)

By 22 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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When Harry Hoang (pictured above, second from left) moved to Australia in 2005 to study economics and accounting, he earned minimum wage. Today, his back office accounting and bookkeeping firm, Tailored Accounts, processes $62 million in customer transactions annually.
Harry founded Tailored Accounts (then known as Harry’s Bookkeeping) in 2009. The 25-year-old had recently graduated from [...]

Photo booth innovators snap up top ACT business award for 2015

By 20 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Telstra business award winners red robot

Red Robot, an innovative design and manufacturing business that has taken portable photo booths into the social media age, is the 2015 Telstra ACT Business of the Year.
Founders and directors Duncan Amos and Phil Preston took their first steps towards creating a successful export business back in 2008 when starting to build portable booths in [...]

Local leaders – Lachhu Thapa (Wheat and Oats, The Hungry Buddha, Buddha Odyssey)

By 15 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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There aren’t many Canberrans who can say they own a café in Phillip, a restaurant in Curtin, a Himalayan tour company and a bed and breakfast in Pokhara, Nepal.
Lachhu Thapa has a surprisingly calm demeanour for someone who works full-time while running multiple businesses.
We’ve met for lunch at his latest business venture, a boutique café [...]

Local leaders – Vivek Bhattacharjee (Legacy Apparel)

By 8 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Vivek Bhattacharjee is the 21-year-old owner of gym apparel brand Legacy Apparel – and he has big plans for transforming the business into a global brand.
Vivek (pictured above, right) purchased supplements brand Legacy Nutrition from a friend last year. After initial research revealed that the supplements market was already saturated, he decided to focus on [...]

How UC plans to become a world-ranked university by 2018

By 6 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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If the University of Canberra is to become a world-ranked university, we need to improve infrastructure in Belconnen.
I attended a public meeting late last month in which UC Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Parker explained his 15 year vision for the University of Canberra. I was impressed at the level of interest, with a packed auditorium that was standing-room only.
Bruce is [...]

Telstra ACT Business Awards finalists announced

By 1 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Enabled Employment, Red Robot and Paladin Risk Management Services are some of the innovative Canberra businesses announced as Telstra ACT Business Awards finalists today.
From the media release:

The diversity of ACT’s thriving business community, including a four-wheel drive training school and an employment service for people with disabilities, will be on show as finalists in the [...]

Support a Canberra action camera crowdfunding project

By 1 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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We have just released a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for a new smaller, lighter and tougher action camera, and we’ve called it the Barnacle.
We are currently the best performing offering from Canberra, but we need your support. Check it out at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1220652418/the-barnacle-action-camera
Check out the website or find us on Facebook.
We think it’s a great product, and we [...]

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