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Author: Sayem Hossain

If you don’t know what is ‘Vines’ or ‘Vlogmas’ you are showing your age! These are the buzzwords of a new generation called ‘YouTube generation’. With an average of 300 hours of videos uploaded every minute, YouTube has become the Launchpad for many nondescript talents who came into limelight almost within no time. Racking up millions of subscribers, many of them even dwarfed mainstream celebrities and their fan base. Who would’ve thought that a virtual universe would emerge where people can earn fortune - just by making pranks or playing toys all day or even showing dancing cats! Here are some other facts

Coined by author Antonia Chitty, the term “mumpreneur” is yet to create a space in English dictionary, but it has definitely created a space in the business world. Juggling with errands and children, many bootstrapped mumpreneurs around the globe have challenged high-flying VC-backed entrepreneurs and found success. More mums are nowadays working towards becoming a successful entrepreneur. The push The biggest motivation comes, in most instances, during the maternity break, as it takes a while for women to get back to the workforce. Wrestling with everyday mummy duties, some inquisitive mums start to seek alternative ways to keep themselves busy. That’s how many mums have had the

When we see all the successful people out there, rejoicing victory or punching air, most often we think that they are super human with god-gifted talents and are among the lucky-few! I don’t disagree that talent is inherent and a lot of us are born with it. But, when I see people getting to the peak of success, who, in previous life did not show remotely close indication to have any talent, let alone becoming world-renowned, I wonder what the correlation of talent to success is? Putting my researcher hat on, every time I tried to hypothesise talent as a measure of success, the result came as ‘null’. In

Early in 2015, when the whole Bangladesh went almost into a standstill state, due to deadly political tussle causing nationwide ‘blockade’, I flew to Bangladesh from Australia with to accomplish a mission which almost seemed ‘impossible’- to complete the field work of my PhD degree. I must acknowledge that, I was never a fan of research and the journey to PhD was almost a serendipitous one. As such, undertaking the field work amid of all the chaos was far from an enjoying trip, at least at the beginning! The topic of my PhD was related with social entrepreneurship, which I chose after tremendously being

The Australian tourism has remained a booming industry with a record-breaking growth contributing $107 billion to the Australian economy in 2014-15.  Both international and domestic tourists’ expenditure fed into that strong record, which is a direct 2.7 per cent industrial contribution to national Gross Domestic Product (GDP), accounts for 8.2 per cent of national exports and 4.6 per cent of total jobs. Tourism’s Gross Value Added (GVA) remained greater than the GVA earned from Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries industry. In 2013-14, direct tourism GVA increased 3.4 per cent (or $1.3 billion) to $39.9 billion. The major players in this exponential growth remained: Education

A popular debate that still exists – whether entrepreneurs are born or made. It is well-accepted that a lot of the characteristics to become an entrepreneur can be learnt. Given with the recent hype towards entrepreneurial sector, many schools around the globe are spearheading with entrepreneurship courses tailored to specific sectors. Social entrepreneurship courses are among the top of the priority list in many of the world’s top ranked universities. Here we have picked up the top 5 universities in the world which are offering social entrepreneurship and related programs - 1. The University of Oxford With its legacy since 1096, The University of Oxford is

A successful business is all about finding the right product-market fit, effective leadership and well-crafted strategy. To craft the most effective strategy, it first, important to understand the key relationships among the various aspects of the business so that an entrepreneur can visualise the whole business as a model which is precise and easy to understand. Rather than writing pile of papers containing a business plan, which is not only tedious but redundant at some stage, it is far more effective to plot a Business Model Canvas as the modern strategist and experts believe. Perhaps the most widely used tool has recently gained popularity

The Hotel School Sydney is hosting an information session on a very exciting competition ‘Protégé’ which is organised by Microsoft Australia. Here is a brief outline on Protégé -   What is Protégé? Protégé is an annual case competition run by Microsoft Australia. The competition offers students an opportunity to gain real world experience, expand their network and tackle a real-world challenge. Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and organisation on the planet to achieve more. Protégé allows students to engage with Microsoft’s mission with a fresh and creative perspective. Entry is open to undergraduate university and TAFE students who are currently enrolled in an Australian

The Australian tourism has remained a booming industry with a record breaking growth contributing $107 billion to the Australian economy in 2014-15.  Both international and domestic tourists’ expenditure fed into that strong record, which is a direct 2.7 per cent industrial contribution to national Gross Domestic Product (GDP), accounts for 8.2 per cent of national exports and 4.6 per cent of total jobs. Tourism’s Gross Value Added (GVA) remained greater than the GVA earned from Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries industry. In 2013-14, direct tourism GVA increased 3.4 per cent (or $1.3 billion) to $39.9 billion. The major players in this exponential growth remained:

HotCubator took a small step to inspire the entrepreneurial minds of The Hotel School and provide them as little support as possible. Our humble beginning gathered a group of driven and self-motivated members who finally started to take big leaps! In a recent ceremony held at Southern Cross University’s Lismore campus, the university recognised the outstanding achievement of several students into many different areas including – leadership, entrepreneurial initiatives, engagement. We are so proud to share that Uma Panchapakesan the founder of i.BeyondBliss won the ‘Entrepreneur’ award and received the certificate of recognition from the honourable Vice Chancellor of Southern Cross University, Professor Adam