$6.67 / min
(Hourly rate $400)
I’m a serial entrepreneur. I started 16 businesses before founding Caradvice.com.au, which I recently sold for $35M to Nine Entertainment. I initially started CarAdvice as a blog and in ten years grew it into a nationwide car advice, review and news site, employing 40 people and turning over $15M a year. We’ve built CarAdvice through creating genius content that people want to watch and share, owning SEO and selling targeted advertising on the site. I’m interested in providing advice to businesses and startups, but be warned – I’m very honest, and won’t hold back from telling you my honest opinion.
$16.67 / min
(Hourly rate $1,000)
I was a corporate lawyer at Freehills before starting our first ‘real’ business with my co-founder, Jeremy, back in 2004 (back when we were only 24). Since then, we’ve created Australia’s largest bootstrapped e-commerce business, the Lux Group. We have more than 350 team members around the world, turnover more than $300 million annually and have just been named No.1 on the Financial Review's Fast Starters list. We’ve been profitable virtually since founding and are very focused on delivering value to clients, customers, team members and shareholders. We’ve grown from a tiny room in St.Kilda to offices in four continents and built what we think is Australia’s best eCommerce team, from the ground up without raising any external funding. We recently completed Australia's biggest e-commerce deal with The Catch Group, with the Lux Group now including Luxury Escapes (Australia’s favourite travel website with a net promoter score of 73), Scoopon Travel, and BonVoyage. We’re passionate about the customer experience and building truly great teams. In addition to Lux Group, I’m an investor and the non-executive Chairman of Bluethumb.com.au, Australia’s largest and fastest growing art marketplace, and have been a non-executive director of the Myeloma Foundation since 2009. I co-founded MyTable.com.au which later became part of Menulog, and was a shareholder in Menulog when it was sold to JustEat in 2015 for $855 million. Awards: AFR #1 Fast Starters 2017; BRW #1 Fastest Growing Company in 2013; Men’s Style Man of Influence 2014; CEO Magazine Young CEO of the Year in 2015; Deloitte Leadership Award Winner, Australia in 2015.
$6.67 / min
(Hourly rate $400)
Founder & CEO of Babyology 2007-2017 Babyology is the number one media company for Australian parents. The business was acquired in 2017 and at the time had a Facebook following of over 1.2 million and 1 million visitors to the website each month with a staff of 16 people. Mandi is an experienced entrepreneur, starting her first business at the age of 25 and a finalist in the Australian Telstra Business Awards in 2016. With a BCom from UNSW and 10 years entrepreneurial experience, building and running a digital media publishing company which started as a blog, Mandi is mentoring many start ups in the Australian ecosystem. Mandi is a business consultant working with small and medium business owners to grow their businesses to become more entrepreneurial, focusing on digital, social media, growth and marketing strategy.
$16.67 / min
(Hourly rate $1,000)
Expert in social media, email marketing, content marketing and SEO, I’m passionate about helping businesses of all sizes grow and achieve a return on their marketing investment. Currently the Senior Director of Global Marketing at HubSpot, previously Head of Marketing (APAC) at Salesforce.com. At HubSpot, my team created the most successful global lead generation campaign ever, which generated more than 100,000 organic leads (in under 6 months, for less than $6000). I’m a regular speaker at marketing summits and a contributor to BRW, Boss, Entrepreneur.com and MarketingMag. I have extensive experience across B2B and B2C marketing and sales and would love to give you digital marketing advice to help grow your business and answer any specific content marketing, email marketing, SEO and social media questions you might have.
I’m the co-founder of a complete lifestyle brand, SWIISH. Our brand spans an online store that in two years has experienced phenomenal growth and become a seven figure powerhouse business; together with a lifestyle website focussed specifically on luxe for less. In addition, I’ve co-authored two best selling cookbooks, including Super Green Smoothies and The Good Life. In addition, in the last 12 months, we have developed and released a number of products to market, including a Super Green Superfood Powder, as well as frozen ready to blend smoothies, manufactured in Australia, that retail across Coles, Woolworths and IGA supermarkets nationally. I started SWIISH 5 years ago together with my sister, Sally Obermeder. Before launching the business in 2012, I enjoyed a 15 year career in senior leadership roles within Human Resources in the Investment Banking industry. I worked alongside CEOs and MDs of global powerhouses including J.P. Morgan and Bankers Trust as well as ANZ Bank, to grow and develop their businesses. My strengths are in having a creative and strategic mindset whilst focussing on scalability and ensuring that the commercial and operational elements of the business thrive; strong leadership skills; as well as starting and running family businesses. I’ve undertaken a mid-life career transition from the corporate world to become a successful entrepreneur and am a skilled blogger, author and a certified health coach. I have a strong passion for developing others and building long term mentoring relationships. I love to see people strive to reach their dreams and help them to unlock their passion and purpose.
$5.83 / min
(Hourly rate $350)
I started my career in tech-support at Microsoft in Sydney before being shipped around the world to various Microsoft subsidiaries, training tech support staff (USA, UK, Sth East Asia). Upon returning to Australia, I took my passion and knack for education and invented a character for TV called Ms Megabyte as a way to encourage all Australians to embrace technology. This led to many years on the Today Show as the IT Reporter; national magazine columns and radio spots; best-selling books and one of the first consumer websites to sell banner ads (HP, Intel, nineMSN, travel.com.au) Once my national media profile was established, I began accepting requests to MC and Speak at events and conferences, and found this was my absolute passion. Again following the direction the market was pointing me, I accepted invitations from people in the conference audiences to work directly with their businesses on the innovation and digital marketing topics I specialise in. For the past 15+ years working with this diverse range of industries and business sizes, I've built a knowledge base which is as wide as it is deep, yielding a unique set of skills which I bring to every consultation. I can take a look at your online profile across your website, LinkedIn, Facebook to ensure you're making the most of each platform to build your brand. To find new customers and extend your relationship with existing customers. I continue to be extremely passionate about the event industry, coaching upcoming speakers, executives and subject-matter-experts to maximise the impact from their presentations. I'd love to assist you prepare for an upcoming presentation. As colleague Glenn Capelli once said : "If Yvonne was an app, you'd put her on your home screen!" "She does her research and really cares. Our audience, staff, exhibitors and speakers love her. Yvonne is professional, hard-working, loyal and we highly recommend her." Retail Global CEO
$10.00 / min
(Hourly rate $600)
I am an experienced CEO, business founder, author and business mentor with over 20 years’ experience in the private and corporate sector. I led small, medium and multinational companies, with annual revenues ranging from $1 million to more than $250 million. I was recognised twice by the Telstra Business Women's Awards for my achievements in business. Some of my achievements include turning around a declining business to achieve the company’s highest profit in more than five years. The business grew by 28% in the global financial crisis, resulting in more than $14 million dollars of additional revenue. I also tripled one business revenue stream from $1.3M to $3.9M in 7 months.
I'm an experienced content strategist, editor, manager, and media professional who cut my teeth in the digital publishing world, heading up the content team for leading digital lifestyle publisher, The Urban List. I joined The Urban List in 2012, when it was just starting out and had 4 full-time employees and created the content strategy that helped to grow our audience from zero to 1 million users per month, in 2 years. When I left in late 2017, the business had grown to over 40 staff, in 7 cities, and an audience of over 2.6 million. I was also recently brought on to set up the business and editorial processes for The Barefoot Investor - another example of a small business truly dominating in its field. I now run my own business, providing these services to Australian businesses that need support with their content and communication. As a result of this excellent training ground, I can provide advice in content strategy and creation, internal and external business communications, people and culture management and recruitment, and content marketing.
Marketing is more than my profession. I live and breath how to build brands that drive into the heart of the user and execute across digital channels. I have 16 years marketing experience with the past 10 heading up digital and digital marketing functions. I've built eCommerce and brochure sites along with comprehensive acquisition and retention strategies using digital (including SEO, SEM strategy, social and email) along with traditional marketing levers. I build strategy and understand how to execute and I specialise in building marketing programs that solve business problems. I've worked across multiple sectors including services, health, publishing, online marketplaces and FMCG. With a background in journalism and an MBA in marketing, I am both experienced and qualified to answer most marketing related questions and provide guidance on not only what to do, but how to continually solve with marketing.
$2.50 / min
(Hourly rate $150)
We are fashion entrepreneurs, authors, bloggers and social media consultants. Founders of @howtwolive and @twoobs, we have amassed over 150,000 followers on social media. How Two Live is an empowering fashion and lifestyle platform for young women. Last year our first book #HowTwoLive was published in Aus, USA, and the UK. Brands we’ve collaborated with globally include Westfield, Maybelline, Nasty Gal, Windsor Smith and The Zoe Report. Our footwear label TWOOBS launched with a guerilla stunt at New York Fashion Week that was featured on the front page of Huffington Post, and in April 2017 Buzzfeed reported that they were the shoes that took over Coachella. Speak to us if you want to learn how to... - Grow your following & engagement on Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter - Launch & market a product on a budget - Elevate your business through collaborating with global brands …plus tried and tested social media & marketing tips that we can tailor to your business.
Need help getting started with your digital marketing? Don't know where to focus? With over 20 years agency experience in London & Sydney, I've worked with hundreds of companies to refine their vision, craft their message, organise their approach and find the best way to get their brand out in the digital world. On a call, we'll do a swift audit of your current marketing & make suggestions for better results. Get clarity on the channels you need & how to make the most of each one. Recommend ways to focus your marketing efforts for increased efficiency. Answer any questions & solve any problems you may have with your marketing or business.
I founded Flaunt Marketing in 1998 after being PR Manager at Coles Supermarkets. I am a PR, marketing and digital specialist with over 25 years consulting to some of Australia’s best known companies. My specialist expertise is communicating to the world’s largest and fastest growing consumer segments - the 50-75 year old demographic. If you don't have a strategy to attract and retain this group (who hold 50% of all consumer expenditure in almost every category), perhaps it's time to speak with me.
I currently look after CX and community at GigSuper. In previous roles I was in charge of developing and optimising business communications with evidence-based marketing across multiple platforms, by combining psychology and online behaviour with persuasive copywriting methods and kickass UX. I did this for some serious players in FinTech, digital search, real estate, and SaaS, and eCommerce. Here are some of the things they trusted me with: • Building brand language style guides (that inform ALL business comms). • Uncovering compelling value propositions and identifying buyer personas. • Developing and executing integrated marketing strategies. • Crafting conversion optimised website and app copy (sales pages, onboarding flows, microcopy, etc.). • Creating comprehensive autoresponder flows (aka 'drip campaigns', 'lead nurturing', etc.). • Composing email marketing campaigns that get the $$$ rolling in. • Developing social media comms/content strategies that grow communities (and profits). Outside of my commitments to growing other people's companies, I've also spent time building my own business - www.onetinytribe.com - and chatting to rooms full of people about all things comms, email, social media, UX, CX, and startups.