Fostering entrepreneurs: The YoungGems™ of the future

Around the globe, entrepreneurship has become a glamorous and popular career choice. Yet with such high failure rates in the start-up community, launching any kind of start-up and building a sustainable business is not for the faint-hearted....

Upskilling the next generation of business leaders

Australia is driving a focus on a technology-driven future in the workplace and in business, right through to STEM education in schools. However, with our literacy levels on the decline, writing and storytelling need to be top of mind for...

Championing inclusiveness and diversity across the region

This year, I made the risky decision to relocate to Singapore to further drive the expansion of my two interconnected companies, Gemstar Technology (a tech launch-pad) and Manning & Co (a strategic marketing consultancy)....

How to foster a strong team culture across borders

After starting my first business, Manning & Co, in Australia and expanding my second business, Gemstar, into Singapore to take innovative ideas to market in the region, I know only too well the importance and the challenges of building a...

4 top tips on how to elevate your business to the next level

In today’s fast-paced business world, there is much hype and excitement around becoming an entrepreneur and launching a start-up. We tend to glamourise entrepreneurship, believing that anyone can ‘make it’ if they just work hard...

The challenges of moving to Singapore as a mumpreneur

This month, I embarked on one of the most challenging chapters of my career so far: relocating to Singapore to launch Manning & Co’s sister company, Gemstar’s, first Young Entrepreneur’s Program in partnership...

Business women, be bold and trust your instincts

As a female entrepreneur and manager of two businesses, Manning & Co and Gemstar Technology, I have learnt to be confident and assertive about my ideas, and outspoken about my achievements. These traits don’t come...

Get your pitch right

Whether you’re managing a large corporation, a medium-scale business, or a small start-up, pitching to influencers, partners, investors and customers requires a strategic and tailored approach. Get your pitch right to distinguish...

Top tips for getting immersed in Singapore

In the last 10 years, Australian entrepreneurs have been looking to Singapore’s dynamic market to launch business ventures and start-ups. As a leading Innovation Nation, technology and finance hub, and cornerstone for...

Entrepreneurs, nurture your intrapreneurs

Entrepreneurs, the most powerful support network is right in front of your eyes: your employees. Most entrepreneurs think of a top-down approach to business growth, where you alone brainstorm and instigate change...