League of Extraordinary Women
Five business leaders were honoured at the Female Entrepreneur Awards last night, which celebrated and showcased some of the finest achievements of women in business this year. The night drew attention to the entrepreneurial success of women in Australia, supporting a community of innovators, disruptors and business owners.
Today Cupcake Central founder Sheryl Thai talks about turning dreams into reality. 3 years ago she had a dream to open a cupcake shop and now she has three stores, a successful training and workshop arm of her business and has just finished shooting her first cook book. Today this simple and straight to the point post by Thai gives us some practical advice on just making it happen.
On Thursday 21st Feb, we will be hitting Brisbane running. Spend the evening with other extraordinary women, induldge in a few cocktails and listen to two of Australia’s most amazing Female Entrepreneurs speak. They will be sharing their stories and personal trips on how to build a successful business.
On 31st January, we will be holding our First Exclusive Members Only 2 hour luncheon. This luncheon is open to all businesses that currently turn over $250k annually with an aim to increase turnover throughout 2013 through expansion and growth. The first Luncheon for 2013 will be based around the Setting Goals to Achieve Growth and How to Increase your Sales to build YOUR Business. Two topics we could all improve on!
On the back of sold out events in Melbourne and Brisbane, we are determined to hold our biggest and best event yet with just a little holiday season cheer. After all, don’t we have a lot to celebrate? On Thursday 6th December, we will getting together to spend an evening being empowered, inspired and motivated and we would like to invite all Sydney ‘extraordinary’ women to join us. On the night you will have the chance to hear Layne Beachley (pro surfer) and Ronni Kahn of Oz Harvest share their stories and personal tips on how to build a successful business.
Our recent League of Extraordinary Women screening of the award winning documentary ‘Miss Representation, really got me thinking about how women are portrayed, especially in the workplace. From ‘bimbo’ to ‘bitch’ there are some serious stereotypes about women. The media portrays us as icy, tough and scary- or weak, emotional and unstable. Either way we really can’t win!
Join the LOEW for one of Australia’s first screenings of the controversial, award winning, US documentary, Miss Representation. The film explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence.
My relationship with pricing in my own business has been a rollercoaster over the years, and I’ve come to realise that I’m not alone here. What to charge is always a difficult decision when pricing your services. Do you take a percentage or charge a flat fee? There are so many ways to go about it depending on the industry you’re in and where you sit in the market.