Local love: Mt Lawley Assist

I recently wrote about how much I love supporting local businesses and how you can support small business. But I got a bit of a shock when I saw my own mug in my social media feed, as I was featured by local business directory and fellow small business cheerleaders, Mt Lawley Assist.   “We’re

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Project profile: thought leadership article for global engineering consultancy

Client: GHD Location: collaboration between Perth (content writing), Melbourne (project management) and Brisbane (ecologist / environmental scientist / project lead / thought leader) The brief: Melbourne-based communications manager from global engineering consultancy GHD contacted me about writing a thought leaderhip article about the company’s marine engineering work for a Port of Townsville project. The process:

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How can you support small business – now and always?

I’ve always been a supporter and champion of small and/or independent businesses. I love the idea of supporting someone’s passion, creativity, art, craft, dream, cause, financial independence, autonomy, flexibility – or whatever it is that is driving them to run their own show.  Now that I’m a small business owner, I appreciate and feel even

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Plagiarism – please stop it.

Some say imitation is a form of flattery… Or, to be precise: “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.” (Oscar Wilde) And while it is easier than ever to copy someone else’s work and harder to do anything about it (unless it is trademarked, etc), it doesn’t make it

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Weekend Notes: Sammy J

So, in between my client work, I’m still making time to write my arts and culture content when I can. A couple of weeks ago, when I was in sunny Queensland, Weekend Notes put the call-out for writers to interview some artists / comedians appearing in the then-upcoming-now-cancelled Melbourne International Comedy Festival. I put my

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Business Chicks International Women’s Day Breakfast: Amna Karra-Hassan, Rabia Siddique, Susan Alberti

In the lead-up to International Women’s Day (IWD), I attended Business Chicks‘ International Women’s Day breakfast at Crown Towers, Perth. Despite the annual “why do we need IWD?” (more than ever!) and “what about International Men’s Day?” (19 November) resistance, I’ve been celebrating the sisterhood for as long as I can remember. Yep, I was that

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