'Perfect' is a mirage. And striving for it has the very real potential to stop your startup in its tracks.
With modern resources making it cheaper than ever to get The Next Big Thing off the ground, how many companies are utilizing this to change the world in beautiful, positive ways?
The key to building a thriving startup? Building a thriving team.
If 2017 really kicked your butt, then clearly something needs to change. And that doesn’t mean you have to change... maybe it’s just your job that needs an upgrade.
Is your team in need of a little TLC? We’ve collated the best advice on how to make them feel like the stars of your business show.
Curious about all this ‘future of work’ hype? Perhaps you’re not entirely sure what it is, or you’re wondering when you have to surrender yourself to our new cyborg overlords. Before you panic, let’s take a moment to assess the situation.
With the way technology progresses and reinvents the world as we know it, at breakneck speed, it’s both exciting and intimidating to imagine what even the near future will hold for us.
Think you've got to have your fingers in every pie when it comes to your business? Think again. Letting go of these aspects could be the best thing you ever did.
Attitudes towards failure may have far-reaching ramifications for overall success. If you find yourself getting easily discouraged after setbacks, it's time to start re-wiring that defeatist mindset.
If you’re celebrating the holidays and finding yourself in a bit of a pickle regarding a gift idea, perhaps one of these will be right up the alley of your entrepreneurial loved one (or yourself!)
Whether your investors are ready to see their return, or you’re simply ready to move on to something new, the time has come to let go of your business. Here's how to plan for that big next step.
Let’s just come right out of the gate with a big question. But, it is an important one to consider and dissect - are women really less likely to take on the world of entrepreneurship, and why?
65% of startups fail due to co-founder conflict. Make sure you’re not one of them.
Let's focus on the true message of Thanksgiving: gratitude. What's more, practicing gratitude can really help you thrive in your business life.
These inspiring quotes from successful entrepreneurs will crank up the motivation and keep you on track to achieving your business dreams. Ready, set, bookmark!
Believe it or not, our research found that a medium-to-high motivation level for tolerance is found in people who experience entrepreneurial venture success, and it can also impact how teams operate in a business context.
Meet the incredible Josie Alec. A passionate teacher, artist and singer-songwriter, she has long shared her vibrancy for life and Indigenous culture with the world, but she felt a burning, ethereal drive to try something completely different...
November 13 is World Kindness Day. In celebration, we’d love to show you just how much a focus on kindness in your business could have a positive impact on your success.
When you hear the word “startup", what images are conjured in your mind? Let's break down a few myths and take a deeper look at the reality.
Not sure if you and your business are on cultural life support? If you recognize any of these indicators, it's worth deeper consideration.
Lots of industries are booming right now… and they’re not all powered by the next wave of Silicon Valley superstars. See which surprising areas are experiencing a big ol' shake-up.
The phrase “future of work” is enough to spark fear in the hearts of employer and employee alike.
But, let's not freak out. Here's how we can all use these changes to our advantage.
If work and life get in the way of keeping abreast of everything in the entrepreneurial world, there’s some great podcasts you can tune into while on the move. Check out a few of our favorites.
When Google spends two whole years studying the secrets of team effectiveness, there’s probably something we can all learn from the findings.
If you look at the Fortune 500 list from the year 2000 right now, you’d probably only recognize about half the listed companies. What the heck is happening here? Let's take a look at 'digital destruction'.
In any successful business, hiring great people who thrive in their role and the workplace culture is absolutely critical... and a toxic hire can have disastrous consequences.
Whether you work in a corporate or startup scene, there’s going to be challenges (read: BS) and each has a risk/reward factor. We explore a few scenarios, so you can weigh up the pros and cons.
Have you caught yourself combing through Steve Jobs’ biography in the hope of finding the secret to entrepreneurial success? You might want to rethink your approach.
The most inspiring entrepreneurs have an amazing online presence. Soak up their tips, talks and resources from the comfort of your favorite device.
If you’re confused about how to fundraise for your new venture, you’re certainly not alone. Here’s a handy guide to the startup fundraising options out there and when you can use them.
Startup founders often seek to emulate those big brands that preside over the retail landscape with big-hitting household names, but do those big guys always get it right?
The media has accused millennials of killing off hundreds of industries, but let's take a deeper look at this wave of destruction and see how it’s really going down.
Few people will tell you before you start, that the life of an entrepreneur can be an incredibly lonely one. Here's how you can work on your wellbeing as well as your business.
When it comes to running your own show, it's pretty much a given that you’re going to drop the ball at some point. But what about big-shot entrepreneurs? Do they ever put a foot wrong?
There's one thing that no investor can give you: time. Make the most of it.
You've got a great idea, but your research unveiled that someone got there first. Damn. Here are some options to mull over before tossing your idea in the trash.
We all know a few famous entrepreneurs, but what about those other instantly recognizable, influential people that grace our screens?
We talk a lot about starting a business: how to do it, knowing your blind spots, how to pick a co-founder. But, what about learning how to deal with business failure?
We return for part deux of Ian and Christine’s journey, where we find out how they’ve achieved new heights in their ventures, and reclaimed the most important things in their life.
Crowdfunding continues to be a super-popular method for inventors, entrepreneurs and creative artists to get their projects out into the world, but success goes beyond a great idea.
The way we work is changing, and millennials are leading the charge on starting new businesses. But what about the next generation of entrepreneurs?
Annie uses Fingerprint for Success extensively in her work, supporting and powering teams, corporates and investors to work through team blind spots to achieve scale rapidly and harmoniously.
Ian is a serial entrepreneur, and also a ‘big picture’ person - spare him the details, please! See how this has been a blessing and a curse in the context of his business, and how his wife and co-founder Christine was the missing ingredient in their future success.
Entrepreneurs are generally, full of it - ideas, that is. It’s the nature of the game. But that bubbling passion for change and improvement can also lead to ruin.
There’s an easy technique used by entrepreneurs the world over to get better results for themselves and their team.
Rod Power is a business supercoach and facilitator to many key players in Sydney’s flourishing startup industry.
We’ve come a long way, and we as humans will go further still. However, there’s one crucial area in which artificial intelligence is lagging.
To really make sure you nail your business dreams, we’ve rounded up a few startup pearls for you. Take our crash course to check if you’re ready to go.
Diane Gatto is a change management specialist, and she's all about making a positive impact in her clients' businesses.
Entrepreneurs, it’s time to move up a few EQ points. Here's why emotional intelligence matters.
What if there was a way to scientifically predict startup success?
We've dug around and found fifteen quotes that really resonate with us on this wildly wonderful journey we call entrepreneurship.
Bonding a team is important, but the tired old approach of getting everyone in a forced, artificial environment is really not necessary - and it doesn’t actually fix the problems of a dysfunctional team.
Recently, we got to discussing different kinds of entrepreneurs and methods of entrepreneurship. When we mentioned the growth of the gig economy it seemed we confused the room... what on earth is a gig economy, anyway?
Expert growth hacker, Heather Wilde, is coming to Sydney to present Growth Hacking 101 on August 16.
No matter how successful you might be, or might become, developing pitching skills should always be a priority. With ten of the best ways you can overcome common pitfalls and blow away your audience, you’ll be solid gold.
Between sending the demand for smashed avocado skyrocketing and not affording houses, it seems Gen Y is a bit of a wayward generation… or are they?
TechCrunch’s epic Startup Battlefield is coming to Australia! This is a tough competition for the most innovative business talents around. Find out how you can get in on the action.
What do successful entrepreneurs and Wonder Woman have in common? More than you might think!
Want to become an entrepreneur? Here's a 7-step guide to hitting the ground running in your new startup adventure.
Ah, procrastination - the enemy of the successful entrepreneur. If any of these scenarios apply to you, you might want to rethink your approach.
Sydney is set to play host to an unprecedented government-funded startup support initiative. Oh, the possibilities!
You know entrepreneurship is getting HUGE when the legend himself, Lionel Richie, gets on board! His investment in healthcare app Heal is just the beginning of his passion for startups.
Dreaming of starting your own company? The 2017 World Happiness Report says it can improve quality of life and contribute to a positive outlook.
Could the 'genius' behaviours that propelled Uber's founder, Travis Kalanick, to success be the very same ones that lead to his downfall?
There are plenty of reasons people go into entrepreneurship – to bring a vision to life, create change in the world, the chance to be their own boss and, of course, to make some cash.
Forget content - many co-founders would argue communication is king. Find out how talking shop (literally) became a hot topic for Emma and Kelly, co-founders of Shop You.
From Sheryl Sandberg to Tony Hsieh (and even our own CEO Michelle Duval) we've compiled the best inspirational quotes on entrepreneurship.
Myers-Briggs has been used to pigeon-hole our workforce for 70 years. So why are we still using it?
So your startup idea is a little bit quirky. Take heart. It's the true visionaries breaking conventional wisdom that usually change the world.
The most successful CEOs have these 4 traits in common. They don’t teach this at business school…
When it comes to entrepreneurship, find out why patience is most definitely NOT a virtue.
It's no secret that the majority of startups fail. But, as founders like Jarred Baker show, it's possible to use these experiences to create something extraordinary.
You might think that a successful founder needs to be well-organized with a structured approach. After all, failing to plan is planning to fail, right? Not quite...
Successful entrepreneurs are up to 48% more likely to think 'big picture' than the rest of us. If you're constantly bogged down in detail, here's how to shift your thinking.
Want to hack your way to business stardom? We’ve studied successful entrepreneurs and found five critical attitudes that can predict your likelihood of success.
Your personality test results may be a comfort, but can they predict how successful you'll be? Discover why your basic attitudes are more important when it comes to achieving your goals.
What separates an entrepreneur from a business builder? Here are four science-backed ways to know which role you're most likely to succeed in.
Having a low motivation for something sounds like a bad thing—but sometimes it’s actually necessary for success.
Playing by the rules might help you make succeed in corporate life, but if you want to make it big in the land of startup, you need to turn everything you've been taught on its head.
Co-founding with a friend could be the biggest mistake of your entrepreneurial career. Here’s why.
98% of entrepreneurs go bust. Scientific research now shows why businesses fail and how you can predict your venture success.
Michelle Duval, founder & CEO of Fingerprint for Success, shares her top five must-have resources and habits that every entrepreneur should take full advantage of.
Our 15-year study into some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs has revealed some key differences that predict whether a founder is likely to flourish or fizzle.
When you’re learning to drive, your driving instructor will teach you about your blind spot—what one is and how to check for it. Blind spots also exist in the world of business, and most entrepreneurs don’t know they’re there.
What makes a good co-founding team? How can you quantify the success of a business relationship? How do you transform a partnership that’s veering off course?