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10 Tips for Filling Your Knowledge Gaps

10 Tips for Filling Your Knowledge Gaps

Does it feel like new information is coming at you all the time and you’re constantly struggling to catch up? Someone is always an expert and it’s hard to know how they manage to do it when you feel like you’re constantly one or two releases behind. Explore some ideas from our tips below to always be on top of your field

10 Tips for Networking from One10 Founder & Networking Guru.

10 Tips for Networking from One10 Founder & Networking Guru.

Professional networking events can feel like drudgery, even to an extrovert. They’re often at the end of long days, or even in the middle of a long day full of phone calls and deadlines you feel pulled to attend to. So what can you do to stay on top of the meet & greet routine? Here are ten tips to keep your networks fresh.

Investing in Startups that do good.

Investing in Startups that do good.

If you’re an entrepreneur, or an innovative organisation that is just starting out, there’s a high chance you’ll need capital to get the ball rolling. A startup is just that, you’re in the idea phase; there is no customer base, product development or generated revenue. On top of that, there’s marketing, potential labour/staffing and system costs, inventory, etc, etc. You need capital, but where do you get it?

A new way of giving this Christmas

A new way of giving this Christmas

Finding the right present for your loved ones can be difficult, but now disruptive social businesses are making giving a little bit easier, providing not only great gift ideas but ones that support charitable work here and overseas.

How to unleash the potential of your not-for-profit

How to unleash the potential of your not-for-profit

Right now, not-for-profits all over Australia are competing for Christmas donations and making preparations for the beginning of 2017. What are you going to do differently in 2017?

What kind of Entrepreneur are you?

What kind of Entrepreneur are you?

Success or failure is not determined only by you, the entrepreneur. But the choices you make, and consequently the story of your business, is. Who are you may be more important than what you do.

Top 5 mistakes to avoid when pitching to investors

Top 5 mistakes to avoid when pitching to investors

Investors hear business pitches all the time. Some that capture their imagination and are highly memorable, and some that are forgotten within the hour. Don't be forgotten!

So… What’s an accelerator?

So… What’s an accelerator?

In the startup world, buzzwords get thrown around left, right and centre, and sometimes it’s hard to discern meaning from the chaos.

Stop Thinking, Start Pitching!

Stop Thinking, Start Pitching!

Have you been thinking about pitching, but are not quite sure where to start? Everyone has those moments. What do put in? How much is too much?

If you are a novice it can be a daunting task to undertake, but once you have mastered the basics, you’ll be rolling them out in no time!

5 Common mistakes startups make in structuring for scale

5 Common mistakes startups make in structuring for scale

With many startups recently hitting the news for successfully hitting funding rounds, it’s easy to believe that startup success happens overnight. As with all success stories, it’s usually the result of many years of hard work, solid foundations for business growth and having great people behind you. 

10 Regrets Most Entrepreneurs Eventually Face

10 Regrets Most Entrepreneurs Eventually Face

From the time you first start thinking about owning your own business to the day you open the doors, entrepreneurship seems like an exciting, challenging, gratifying experience. Even the stressful moments have a bit of magic to them; you go to work, knowing that your mistakes will likely be little more than temporary setbacks that teach you lessons about how to conduct your business.

10 Steps to Land Startup Investment.

10 Steps to Land Startup Investment.

More people are quitting their jobs and starting their own profit for purpose businesses. But competition for startup investment is tough! So we’ve narrowed down ten steps you can take to get a head start on your competitors.

How to build a stellar Pitch Deck.

How to build a stellar Pitch Deck.

Pick a theme, chuck in a few pics and your logo, and put your speech into dot points. That may have cut it in high school, but an investment worthy pitch deck has to be so much more than that!

How to know if you have an Uber idea.

How to know if you have an Uber idea.

Some ideas are better than others, I’ll give you that. Some ideas even have the potential to be amazing, impactful, and maybe even the next Uber. But even a great idea will fail if the person or team behind it cannot execute it, just as the best teams in the world cannot make a terrible idea work.

Lessons on Crowdfunding with Good Beer Co. Founder

Lessons on Crowdfunding with Good Beer Co. Founder

Crowdfunding. Everyone’s doing it – but how do you pull it off? James Grugeon, founder of the Good Beer Co., has just completed a 60 day long crowdfunding campaign to secure preorders and support for the first Australian social enterprise beer company’s first beer (Great Barrier Beer) to be made in, sold in and benefiting of Australia.

10 Actions to bring an idea to life.

10 Actions to bring an idea to life.

Sometimes, we need less thought and more action. Here are ten actions you can take to start bringing your idea to life.

How to nail your launch party.

How to nail your launch party.

How does one launch a social enterprise? What needs to happen for it to be considered a success? One10 has just hosted its launch party and we considered it to be a roaring success! So we thought we’d share how we put it together, as well as a big lesson we picked up along the way.

10 ways to start 2016 with Purpose

10 ways to start 2016 with Purpose

As a Social Entrepreneurs you are bound to have a deep and driving passion. However, you are not immune to becoming distracted by the daily tasks and toil of launching and/or running your business. Take some time to check that your day to day activities align with your purpose, and set some short and long term goals for the year.

Every expert was once a beginner

Every expert was once a beginner

Every expert was once a beginner

Have you ever considered sharing that bank of knowledge you’ve been building up for years?

Mentoring is not a new concept. It is a tried and true way to share knowledge and expertise to help build the capacity of future leaders.

We are looking for mentors from a variety of occupations and industries who can help budding entrepreneurs hone their abilities and navigate new challenges. We want to pair leaders in social enterprise with people who can help them succeed by opening doors and by facilitating network connections.

As a mentor, you can have a huge impact. You enable your mentoree to test their ideas and discuss their points of view with an interested listener in a safe and confidential environment. The feedback and suggestions you provide will help to shape the direction of their business, and may prevent costly mistakes invisible to your less experienced mentoree. By not being directly involved in the day to day of the business, you can develop and share your perspective on how the business is generally tracking, and pitfalls it may be heading towards.

"If you ask any successful businessperson, they will always (say they) have had a great mentor at some point along the road." Richard Branson

As Richard Branson (founder of Virgin Group) highlights, mentors are a key aspects of successful business people. However, the exchange of benefits goes both ways. As a mentor, you will find yourself benefitting from your new relationship. You will be developing your skills as a leader, someone who teaches people not to follow, but to lead. You may receive new insight into the world of business today, learn about new technologies, be introduced to new operating processes, or be energised by the motivated and enthusiastic people we work with. You might even be a little bit inspired.

One10 has a growing community of business leaders and is now connecting mentors with a variety of expertise with social entrepreneurs. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact us and share your skills, experience and story.

If you have ever had a great mentor, or have been a mentor, we would love to hear your story. What impact did the mentor relationship have on you? What did you gain? What were the challenges?