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Barefoot Basics 2015 Interview Series

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{Week in Review} 14th August 2015

Welcome to the Barefoot Basics Week in Review:

All Things Marketing, Publishing & Women in Business

  • Thinking of Quitting Blogging? What Dooce Did Next – ProBlogger
  • News Corp loss and Fairfax decline highlight media struggle – ABC
  • Australian entrepreneurs look to strike it rich – Business Spectator
  • Australian couple cop $15,000 Facebook defamation bill – Sydney Morning Herald
  • Rural romance pioneer – The Land
  • 3 Reasons Why You Should Co-Author A Book – Huffington Post
  • Shades of a craze as adults get colouring – The Australian
  • Why Canberra has the best bookshop culture in Australia – Sydney Morning Herald
  • Meet the woman investing millions in female startups – Women’s Agenda
  • How a pair of successful businesswomen helped connect others in proven start-ups – Financial Review
  • Stop Telling Me to Quit Facebook – Huffington Post
  • ‘I took six months to tell investors’: Sarah Hamilton on falling pregnant while launching her gifting startup Bellabox – BRW
  • Business Schools Pledge $20M To Boost Opportunities For Women In Business – Business Because
  • Social media influencers turning brands down more often – BRW
ABOUT THE EDITOR: ROCHELLE STONE IS THE SOUL INSPIRED DESIGN, PUBLISHING AND MARKETING SPECIALIST AT BAREFOOT BASICS – WORKING WITH SMALL BUSINESSES, AUTHORS, BANDS AND ARTISTS ACROSS THE SUNSHINE COAST AND THE EASTERN COAST OF AUSTRALIA.

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{Week in Review} 7th August 2015

Welcome to the Barefoot Basics Week in Review:

All Things Marketing, Publishing & Women in Business

  • Jane Birkin handbags Hermès – but can she get her name back? – The Guardian
  • Need a job? Sunshine Coast Job Show to fight unemployment – Sunshine Coast Daily
  • From Seed To Skin – Collective Hub
  • How to get more Instagram followers – News.com.au
  • Base Body Babes may lose 560,000 Instagram followers after their account was hacked – Sydney Morning Herald
  • Take a Look Into J.K. Rowling’s Mind! – The Reader’s Nook
  • How your bad grammar loses you money – Taleist
  • The social media secrets of Gen Y – Sydney Morning Herald
  • Booktopia nabs Bookworld as IPO prospects brighten – BRW
  • So what career path should you take in 2015? – Sunshine Coast Daily
  • GWYNETH PALTROW GOES TO MARKET – Fast Company
  • Undercover: Lantern books dim but illustrated books market shines on – Sydney Morning Herald
  • Five secrets behind the female entrepreneurs smashing it online – Smart Company
  • Ina Garten On How To Run A Business And Do What You Love – Forbes
  • Lush wins retailer of the year: $36 million in turnover all through word-of-mouth advertising  – Smart Company
  • Why Adults Are Getting into Coloring Books- Time.com
ABOUT THE EDITOR: ROCHELLE STONE IS THE SOUL INSPIRED DESIGN, PUBLISHING AND MARKETING SPECIALIST AT BAREFOOT BASICS – WORKING WITH SMALL BUSINESSES, AUTHORS, BANDS AND ARTISTS ACROSS THE SUNSHINE COAST AND THE EASTERN COAST OF AUSTRALIA.

{Week in Review} 31st July 2015

Welcome to the Barefoot Basics Week in Review:

All Things Marketing, Publishing & Women in Business

  • Why aren’t councils supporting start-ups? – Sydney Morning Herald
  • 3 Ways Your Body Is Telling You to Go for your Dreams! – Huffington Post
  • Why Matt Barrie and Naomi Simson are both wrong about women at SydStart – BRW
  • Mums can now land $5k for their work-from-home businesses – She Knows
  • Why I have a reverse mentor – The Age
ABOUT THE EDITOR: ROCHELLE STONE IS THE SOUL INSPIRED DESIGN, PUBLISHING AND MARKETING SPECIALIST AT BAREFOOT BASICS – WORKING WITH SMALL BUSINESSES, AUTHORS, BANDS AND ARTISTS ACROSS THE SUNSHINE COAST AND THE EASTERN COAST OF AUSTRALIA.

{Week in Review} 24th July 2015

Welcome to the Barefoot Basics Week in Review:

All Things Marketing, Publishing & Women in Business

  • Cooking for copyright – Arts Hub
  • Harper to publish YouTube star Jamie Curry – The Bookseller
  • Target, Cotton On and Kmart accused of copying small designers – Perth Now
  • 10 Reasons Why Influencer Marketing is the Next Big Thing – Social Times
  • “Why Does It Take So long for Your Book to Come Out if You’ve Already Written It?” – Huffington Post
  • Women in tattoo industry are pushing boundaries and shaking stereotypes – Courier Mail
  • The rise of the Etsy-preneurs – BRW
  • Placenta jewellery anyone? How to do marketing for taboo products – BRW
ABOUT THE EDITOR: ROCHELLE STONE IS THE SOUL INSPIRED DESIGN, PUBLISHING AND MARKETING SPECIALIST AT BAREFOOT BASICS – WORKING WITH SMALL BUSINESSES, AUTHORS, BANDS AND ARTISTS ACROSS THE SUNSHINE COAST AND THE EASTERN COAST OF AUSTRALIA.

{Announcement} YWCA Queensland’s Leadership Internship

YWCA Queensland Leadership Internship

Applications for the 2015 YWCA Queensland’s Leadership Internship are now open, the scholarship is a 12-month personal and professional program with one of the world’s leading advocacy groups.

The 12-month role includes:

  • Participation in World YWCA Council in Thailand
  • Inclusion in six YWCA Queensland board meetings
  • A 1:1 mentoring session with The Hon. Quentin Bryce
  • A learning module from our successful and dynamic Diploma of Management program
  • The opportunity to devise and implement a joint project with an international YWCA organisation

“I’m thrilled and delighted to be a part of the inaugural YWCA Queensland Leadership Internship. This initiative will give the successful candidate an opportunity to learn a great deal from many successful women, here in Queensland and from national and international perspectives. The Leadership Internship has the capacity to make an enormous impact on the life and learning of a woman in Queensland,” said Hon. Quentin Bryce.

 

For further information visit YWCA Queensland. (YWCA Leadership Internship)

{Week in Review} 30th June 2015

Welcome to the Barefoot Basics Week in Review:

All Things Marketing, Publishing & Women in Business

  • Mel Grieg made a phone call that would totally rip her life apart – News.com.au
  • Peta Credlin hits out at ‘blokey’, ‘exclusionary’ culture in Canberra – News.com.au
  • Olympian adds to pressure on Government to follow US lead and legalise gay marriage – Courier Mail
  • Target caught ripping off design from Melbourne business Peaches and Keen for children’s clothing – ABC News
  • Sarina Russo Job Access opens offices in Western Sydney including Struggle Street area of Mt Druitt – News.com.au
  • Nutritionist Cyndi O’Meara says mothers are changing the future of food – Adelaide Advertiser
  • How a Revlon marketer rebelled and built a $2m organic cosmetics business – BRW
  • 2018: The year of publishing women only – Sydney Morning Herald
  • Dear Australia Post, here’s 4 reasons you lost my $100k-a-year account – BRW
ABOUT THE EDITOR: ROCHELLE STONE IS THE SOUL INSPIRED DESIGN, PUBLISHING AND MARKETING SPECIALIST AT BAREFOOT BASICS – WORKING WITH WOMEN IN BUSINESS ACROSS THE SUNSHINE COAST AND THE GLOBE.

{Week in Review} 23rd June 2015

Welcome to the Barefoot Basics Week in Review:

All Things Marketing, Publishing & Women in Business

  • Life after a Shark Tank deal: Fly Babee founder and Janine Allis tell – BRW
  • Smaller tenants are sharing space in Sydney’s office towers – BRW
  • Before cooking was fashionable there were these books – News.com.au
  • Shoes of Prey walks, new HQ is Los Angeles – BRW
ABOUT THE EDITOR: ROCHELLE STONE IS THE SOUL INSPIRED DESIGN, PUBLISHING AND MARKETING SPECIALIST AT BAREFOOT BASICS – WORKING WITH SMALL BUSINESSES, AUTHORS, BANDS AND ARTISTS ACROSS THE SUNSHINE COAST AND THE EASTERN COAST OF AUSTRALIA.

{Week in Review} 16th June 2015

Welcome to the Barefoot Basics Week in Review:

All Things Marketing, Publishing & Women in Business

  • Bullied US teen Kyemah McEntyre gets revenge in prom dress – News.com.au
  • Suzanne Corso book: Hello Hollywood reveals ups and downs of New York survival – News.com.au
  • E-book pirate party ends in UK as Australia mulls own site-blocking legislation – Sydney Morning Herald
  • Why I am breaking up with the Wellness Industry – James Lonergan
  • Noosa Food and Wine Festival future at risk – Sunshine Coast Daily
  • Holy smokes! Actress Jessica Alba talks about how she built a $1 billion business empire in four years – News.com.au
  • Thermomix crisis: hire a crisis manager, and other lessons from founder Grace Mazur – BRW
  • Bianca Spender on risk taking and celebrating – Vogue
  • This 23-year-old ditched her blog and began writing her memoir on Instagram — now 300,000 people are reading it – Business Insider
  • Invent your own TAFE course, and other survival hacks from Wollongong toolbelt manufacturer Buckaroo – BRW
  • The Benefits Of Mentoring: Successful Female Entrepreneurs Tell It Like It Is – The Carousel
  • Mistaken for a waitress: what happens when a woman owns a restaurant – Sydney Morning Herald
  • How a little black dress propelled Sacha Drake to the US – BRW
ABOUT THE EDITOR: ROCHELLE STONE IS THE SOUL INSPIRED DESIGN, PUBLISHING AND MARKETING SPECIALIST AT BAREFOOT BASICS – WORKING WITH WOMEN IN BUSINESS ACROSS THE SUNSHINE COAST AND THE GLOBE.

{Week in Review} 2nd June 2015

Welcome to the Barefoot Basics Week in Review:

All Things Marketing, Publishing & Women in Business

  • The definitive guide for Australian start-ups – Business Spectator
  • Print advertising tipped to make up just 5% of total spend by 2019 – The Guardian
  • The war marketing can never win – Event
  • Hashtag Marketing: Trends, Tools and Tips – Flip The Media
  • How Wollongong’s iAccelerate stopped ‘paying lip service’ to women entrepreneurs and closed in on 50/50 – BRW
  • Why I Thanked My Boss For Firing Me – Forbes
  • Amazon poaches Etsy sellers for secretive new business – Albany Business Review
  • How Two Aussie Girls Get Their ‘Yes’ From Richard Branson – Forbes
  • Emerging writers prize launched by Hachette and Guardian Australia – The Guardian
ABOUT THE EDITOR: ROCHELLE STONE IS THE SOUL INSPIRED DESIGN, PUBLISHING AND MARKETING SPECIALIST AT BAREFOOT BASICS – WORKING WITH SMALL BUSINESSES, AUTHORS, BANDS AND ARTISTS ACROSS THE SUNSHINE COAST AND THE EASTERN COAST OF AUSTRALIA.