Homegrown Heroes Iris Gaillard

Homegrown Heroes – Iris Gaillard from Frenchism Language Learning

By Zoe Hyde | January 7, 2022

Meet Iris, 2021 Startup Gippsland Tech Startup Skills program participant and founder of Frenchism Language Learning.  Iris has been teaching French for over 10 years, and has helped over 150 students achieve their French goals! Frenchism Language Learning will be officially launching in early 2022, offering an easy and accessible way for people to learn French online.     Keep reading to learn more about Iris…

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Homegrown Heroes Madeleine McKenzie

Homegrown Heroes – Madeleine McKenzie from Cabaret on Call

By Zoe Hyde | December 3, 2021

Meet Madeleine McKenzie, founder of Cabaret on Call and 2021 Startup Gippsland program participant. Cabaret on Call provides virtual cabaret performances for the aged care and corporate sectors, delivered anywhere in the world from Madeleine’s Gippsland farmhouse.  “I’ve had a passion for singing for as long as I can remember, and I love watching my audiences find happiness and joy through my music.”    Keep…

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Marketing your business - Startup Gippsland

What you need to know about marketing your startup business!

By Zoe Hyde | November 15, 2021

Marketing – it’s a word that can often be enough to make any startup founder’s skin crawl; particularly when you’re wearing so many hats in your business already. And while it can become a task that ends up last on your to-do list, without it, it’s difficult to both reach new customers, and make sales in your business!    If you aren’t already thinking about…

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Homegrown Heroes Christine Lenghaus

Homegrown Heroes – Christine Lenghaus from Maths Heroes

By Zoe Hyde | October 29, 2021

Meet Christine Lenghaus, founder of Maths Heroes and 2021 Startup Gippsland program participant and “Gotcha Back” award winner.  Maths Heroes is a platform that provides both teaching and learning resources for maths using a self-designed teaching system, and mathematical education support.  “Through working with the Startup Gippsland team and mentors, my vision for Maths Heroes is much bigger than it was initially, and I’m excited…

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So, you’ve got a great idea for a business … Now what?

By Zoe Hyde | October 13, 2021

Have you got a great idea for a startup, but you just don’t know where to start?  If you’re ready to enter the exciting world of entrepreneurship, then firstly – congratulations! But how do you ensure that your idea is both profitable and viable in today’s market?    Well, keep reading to discover the 9 things you need to think about and ask yourself before…

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Homegrown Heroes Carmel Riley

Homegrown Heroes – Carmel Riley from CRSE Group

By Zoe Hyde | September 30, 2021

Meet Carmel Riley, 2020 Startup Gippsland program participant and founder of CRSE Group, which is a social enterprise providing consultancy work for a number of sectors.   Carmel has over 15 years experience across government, not for profit, and commercial enterprise, and aspires to help her clients through both change leadership and technical skills and strategy. She has been in business since 2019, and recently changed…

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Dealing with rejection in business

How to deal with rejection in business

By Zoe Hyde | September 20, 2021

As a startup founder, you’ve probably experienced your fair share of rejection when pitching or promoting your business. It’s an inevitable part of the journey, and something that cannot be avoided. So, how do you effectively deal with it so that it doesn’t impact your ability to grow your business?  In this blog, we’re going to unpack things a little more, and share some of…

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Homegrown Heroes - Chris Plumridge from Jet Streamer

Homegrown Heroes – Chris Plumridge from Jet Streamer

By Zoe Hyde | August 30, 2021

Meet Chris Plumridge, 2020 Startup Gippsland program participant and founder of Jet Streamer, which supports people and businesses through the power of podcasting.  After graduating with a degree in Media and Communications from Swinburne University, Chris enrolled in Swinburne’s postgraduate Commercial Radio course. What resulted after a year of pushing buttons, sliding faders, and playing with microphones, was a love of all things audio. Chris…

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Leading the change for mentally healthy workplaces

Leading the Change for Mentally Healthy Workplaces – with Tanya Heaney-Voogt

By Startup Gippsland | July 29, 2021

Mentally Healthy Workplaces are not about the absence of challenge, accountability, or responsibility in the workplace, far from it.  They are about environments that enable everyone to bring their best selves to work and are therefore the catalyst for collaboration, effectiveness, and productivity.  Mentally Healthy Workplaces are workplaces that have a strategic commitment to protect, promote and support employee’s psychological wellbeing.   They are workplaces that…

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Homegrown Heroes Sarah Dowell

Homegrown Heroes – Sarah Dowell from Asanti

By Zoe Hyde | July 26, 2021

Meet Sarah Dowell, 2020 Startup Gippsland program participant and founder of social enterprise, Asanti. Sarah is on a mission to encourage people to use their buying power as a force for good.  “Everyday we have the opportunity to choose ethical products from businesses giving back and making a genuine positive impact in our world. If we all choose wisely, we can create positive change.”  Keep…

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Homegrown Heroes - Mariah MacInnes

Homegrown Heroes – Mariah MacInnes from Content Queen Mariah

By Zoe Hyde | July 2, 2021

Meet Mariah MacInnes, 2020 Startup Gippsland program participant and founder of Content Queen Mariah. Not only is she passionate about content marketing, but she is an advocate for health awareness, particularly for entrepreneurs.  “In January this year, I was diagnosed with 2 tumours and underwent major surgery to have them removed. I have also been diagnosed with neuro-endocrine cancer. This journey was a huge eye…

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Why you should join a startup program

6 Reasons why you should consider joining a startup program

By Zoe Hyde | June 19, 2021

Regardless of where you are on your startup journey, there’s a lot that can be said for participating in a startup program. Whether you’re looking to join an early-stage incubator, or an accelerator program which will propel you to that next step, there’s plenty of benefits that come from joining a program to help you develop and scale your business.  In this blog, we cover…

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