Category Archives: Business

Member articles on business practices for Australia and the USA

The Future of Ride-Hailing Services

What’s a taxi cab?uber taxis


At the rate our world is going, this will soon be the question of young children everywhere. What was once a government-licensed service, a car with a top light marked “Taxi” that gave you a ride scheduled in advance, has now been replaced with free-standing ride-hailing services, ready to transport you anywhere within minutes with just a few taps on your smartphone. Continue reading

How to Turnaround a Company: 10 tips on fixing a failing business

Could you turnaround a failing business?

Let’s find out:

You’re the CFO of a large public company that – due to self-inflicted cost blowouts –  is now more than a year behind schedule in delivering its biggest project.  Analysts downgrade your company, the share price plummets, and both your client (the government) and the market are mad at you.  Your every public utterance is wrong.  You’ve already lost $600m and now your company could fail.

Oh, and you’ve just been promoted to CEO and told to fix it—fast.  Could you? Continue reading

Grow with US – SelectUSA Investment Summit 2017

Australian Companies to Join Global Business Leaders and U.S. Government Officials at Top Investment Event

From June 18 to 20, 2017, twenty-two high-profile Australian investors and business leaders will participate in the fourth annual SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington D.C. Spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the SelectUSA Summit is the largest U.S. Government-organised event aimed at attracting investment into the United States. AmCham CEO Niels Marquardt will be joining the Australian delegation this year.

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Femeconomy Promotes Gender Equality within Businesses

Femeconomy is trailblazing a new way to spread awareness about gender equality within the workplace. Femeconomy only promotes and supports brands that have 30% or more of women on their Board of Directors or are 50% female owned. Women are the majority of the consumer market, as they make 85% of decisions relating to purchasing, so it only makes sense to have the minds of women in the office in powerful positions. Continue reading

3 Pillars of Impactful Presentations

What does it take to turn an ordinary presentation into an engaging one that leaves a lasting impression on your audience? Is it the content? The design? Or does the delivery make the biggest difference?


As Slidemaster, with an expert team of designers, writers, illustrators and animators, we have accumulated a wealth of experience when it comes to creating winning presentations that WOW your audience.

Over the years, we have come to the conclusion, that all of the above elements are key for more powerful presentations:  content, design and delivery are what we consider the 3 pillars of an impactful presentation.

Today’s article with the focus on content is the first of a three-part series in which we will cover all of these key elements.

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Female Leaders in the Spotlight – Susan Jennings, AbbVie

Director of HR – AbbVie ANZsusan jennings abbvie

Throughout her career, Susan Jennings has always had an instinct for an opportunity and where there were barriers she would always find another way.

In another life, she might have been an Air Force fighter pilot, or a professional cricketer – she certainly had those ambitions.  However, access to opportunity when she was starting out was often limited by the fact she was female. How things have changed in the 30 years Susan has been in the workforce! Continue reading