$8.33 / min
(Hourly rate $500)
• Inside Retail, Top 50 People in Ecommerce 2015, 2016 • Non- Executive Director, NORA (National Online Retailers Association) • Telstra Business Women's Award Winner, 2010 + 2014 I’m Founder & CEO of Adore Beauty, Australia’s leading online shopping destination for skincare, haircare and makeup. In 1999, with just $12,000 and two little known cosmetic companies on board, I started Adore Beauty from a garage in Melbourne at the age of 21. Since then it has grown to 160+ brands, 12,000+ products, and $25m+ in annual revenue. In 2015 I sold a 25% share of my business to Woolworths, then bought it back in 2017. With over 17 years experience in beauty e-commerce, I can provide advice about online retailing, supplier/partner/investor negotiations, people management, stock management, digital marketing, financial management and scaling. 100% of my call fee from Top Expert will be donated to Oxfam's Women's Empowerment projects. I'm mostly available for calls on Fridays.
After many years in the advertising world, I've joined the team at Foodora Australia in 2015 to head up the marketing department. A great opportunity to be part of a brand from the start and develop a young brand in the market. Experience in: 360 campaigns, Brand activation, Brand Consulting, Corporate Identity, CRM (B2B & B2C) & Integrated Online projects, Social communications, Sponsorships & Events, PR. Clients during my advertising days: AUTOMOTIVE: Lexus ENTERTAINMENT: News Limited / Glamour NL / Radio 538 NL FASHION: Stills EU / Turnover EU / Wrangler EU / Arrow EU FINANCE: WestlandUtrecht Bank NL FMCG: Fruit Shoot INT / Sara Lee EU / SCA, Li
I'm the co-founder of Top Expert and have over ten years experience building top ASX listed brands. I've worked on brand building for Origin Energy, realestate.com.au, Coles, Medibank, QAG GOMA, and Pronto Software to name a few. I can help you with your brand strategy, brand and product architecture, naming and employee engagement to help you build not just a successful business, but a brand that your customers love.
Hardtofind was born out of the belief that customers want products that are more thoughtful, special and personal and that, through technology, we could connect thousands of small creative businesses with customers around the world. Hardtofind is now one of Australia’s leading, award-winning curated marketplaces. We employ 26 people, with offices in Sydney and Manila. We’ve bootstrapped our growth to this point and have no outside investment. We’re passionate about supporting small creative businesses and providing them with a platform that allows them – and their products – to reach a far bigger audience than they otherwise might on their own. Hardtofind connects more than 2,500 independent designers and artisans from around the world with a rapidly growing customer base eager for a genuinely different shopping experience. I have close to 10 years’ experience in building a successful, sustainable, profitable e-commerce business from the ground up. I’ll be straightforward and open with my advice and I won’t waste your time if I don't think I can help you. I can offer advice on: • Business strategy • Digital marketing • Branding • Outsourcing • Product development as a non-tech founder • Entrepreneurship • Co-founding – pros and cons • Shareholder agreements • Bootstrapping • Building a powerhouse team • Managing cash flow • Planning and forecasting • Setting up an advisory board • AI
$16.67 / min
(Hourly rate $1,000)
ModelCo is an iconic Australian beauty brand, world renowned for breaking new ground with our innovative products in the cosmetic, self-tanning and natural skincare categories. Providing women with stylish, high quality, beauty products has always been my personal mission. It all started in 2002, when I launched ModelCo TURBO LASHWAND Heated Eyelash Curler and shortly afterwards TAN AIRBRUSH IN A CAN - the world’s first self-tanning airbrush product. Our products are now sold globally in thousands of retailers as well as shipped worldwide from www.modelcocosmetics.com. Our innovative R&D approach has not only earned ModelCo a cult following, but the ability to sign international celebrity brand ambassadors such as Elle Macpherson, Dannii Minogue, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Hailey Baldwin. I will be only accepting one 30 min call per month due to time constraints.
• Founder and MD Madame Flavour Pty Ltd, the cult tea brand with over 80 million pyramid tea bags sold • Telstra Businesswoman of the Year finalist • 30 years FMCG sales and marketing expertise • Speaker on entreprenurship, marketing, marketing ethics, women in business After 18 years as a marketing and product manager for Gillette and Simplot, I embarked on a journey to start a feminine tea brand and pioneered the use of silky pyramid bags for leaf tea in Australia. Madame Flavour really kicked off when I pitched and sold to Coles and Woolworths, and we now sell the brand to major supermarkets, top hotels and airlines in Australia, NZ, and Asia. I believe in having a personal and authentic approach to business, building brand and consumer connection and specifically love supporting women achieve their business goals.
I am the founder of The Smoothie Bombs, a smoothie booster range that is vegan, certified organic, palm oil free and gluten free. I went from being a single parent on welfare to building a million dollar business from a simple home recipe. I bootstrapped through Smoothie Bomb's inception by being resourceful and determined on a coin purse budget. In 2007, I returned to study in my 40's to become a clinical nutritionist. In the process I discovered there was a need in the market for my home made smoothie boosters. As a mum, I believe in changing bad habits by making good choices easier. The Smoothie Bombs evolved after my fussy eating daughter stopped eating breakfast. My solution was to providing the right combination of healthy ingredients in a convenient and easy to use way. My products have gone from being hand made in my home kitchen to upscaling the production to hit manufacturing MOQs. I am stocked in over 800 stores around Australia including including Chemist Warehouse. I have stockists in UAE, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Korea. International expansion is currently in progress. My expertise is in: • Bootstrapping a Start up • Branding • Social media • Food product development • Food regulations and council requirements • Organic certification guidelines • Finding and dealing with manufacturers • Distributor agreements • Negotiating with major retailers • Exporting processes Business life is always busy and certain times of the year may be more hectic than others for chats. I have set aside some allocated time for Thursday and Friday afternoons for appointments.
$1.67 / min
(Hourly rate $100)
Protecting Brand Names™ in Australia and International Markets. Brian is a qualified Trade Mark Attorney, Member of The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys (IPTA), Ten Year Member of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) and is on the committee of the International Trademarks Association (INTA). He is the Founder of Trademark.Ventures International, a firm protecting the next generation of leading global brands. Based in Melbourne, Trademark Ventures can assist with any domestic and international trademark and IP matters, with strong alliances with trade mark attorneys from around the world. Brian is also the Co-Founder of Investors’ Org, an investor only community aimed at creating more investor interest in technology start-ups.
Funtrepreneur, Speaker, Foodie, and Lawyer. My partner and I started Matcha Maiden when we fell in love with matcha during a traditional tea ceremony in Japan. After returning to Australia, we realised there was a gap in the market for an affordable, accessible, easy to use matcha product and decided to develop one ourselves. At first we launched Matcha Maiden as a hobby, but it quickly took off and we now have stockists across Australia, UK, Hong Kong and the US. Last year we opened Australia's first specialty matcha cafe, Matcha Mylkbar in Melbourne, showcasing this vibrant green superfood as well as a world leading, innovative plant-based breakfast and lunch menu. As well as Matcha Maiden and Matcha Mylkbar, I also run a successful blog and instagram account Spoonful of Sarah, as well as enjoying a daily yoga and meditation practice. Life is busy, but I would love to provide advice to you where I can.
$2.00 / min
(Hourly rate $120)
Top 100 Angel Investors to Follow on Twitter - Evan Carmichael Report, 2014. Top 10 Australian Female Startup Entrepreneurs - Startup Smart, 2011 I'm an early-stage angel investor and business advisor to real estate tech, fintech and social impact startups. Prior to working with startups, I spent 12+ years in business development, marketing and operational capacities usually involving technology upgrades and innovation, supporting companies ranging from small medical consultancies to large corporate banking organisations. I regularly speak at events and workshops such as iGlobal Forums, New York Real Estate Expo, Boston Growth Hackers etc, and have invested in startups spanning three continents including China, USA and Australia. I am on a mission to help more Australian startups get funded, faster. I can provide advice about how to get angel investment, raising capital, marketing, press and branding. I'll only accept calls for 30 mins or longer, 1 hr is preferable.
$2.50 / min
(Hourly rate $150)
With 15 years working with some of the world’s biggest brands in marketing (Lancôme, Kraft, SaraLee and Mattel), it's safe to say I truly love all-things marketing. In my corporate career, I proudly helped multi-million dollar companies become #1 in their categories, now as a Business Marketing Coach I bring my big business experience to the small business up and comers. My passionate and light hearted approach set me apart, let's have fun building your biz! I'll ensure our partnership is built on dedication, enjoyment and professionalism, and ill empower you with the skills to build your small business into an empire. I use my expertise to help product based businesses break down your big dreams into manageable daily actions that create measurable results. Id love to help with your Strategic Growth Plan, Goal Setting, Marketing Activation, Ranging in the big retailers, Mapping your sales funnel, pricing strategy - let's chat to uncover exactly what you need to grow!
$7.50 / min
(Hourly rate $450)
Want to attract new clients? Want more sales with your ideal customers? Are you in a competitive industry? If that sounds like you, then you may want to know how I help business managers, like yourself, compete more effectively in this competitive world. I'm passionate about working with great business people to define Brand Strategy, create Lead Generation and Marketing Programs. Working with thousands of companies including, TOYOTA, Victory Blinds, Fulton Hogan, Wridgways, Melway and other leaders in their space has given me the insight and experience to generate over 6000% return on marketing investment. Speak to me if you want to: - Win more ideal clients in your competitive market - Clarify your strategic ideas or confirm your assumptions - Discover more ways to grow your business strategically - Make cost effective decisions on your marketing spend.