James Harkness

James Harkness

James Harkness

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James Harnkess previous editor at Dynamic Business

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Not just a nice-to-have: Girl Geek Academy’s CEO on why more women in Stem is good for society

The long-term solution to women being underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) lies in fostering gender equality in the classroom, according to Sarah Moran, co-founder and CEO of social impact business Girl Geek Academy.   The Melbourne-based marketer, unapologetic geek and “Let’s Talk…” contributor spoke to Dynamic Business about the barriers women face… Continue reading Not just a nice-to-have: Girl Geek Academy’s CEO on why more women in Stem is good for society

Five Branding Mistakes to Avoid

Most people don’t really understand branding. They think that they know what it is; they know that it can help a business, yet they are unsure of exactly what to do and how to do it. People underestimate the power of branding, however if I ask you for the first brands that pop into mind… Continue reading Five Branding Mistakes to Avoid

To win over customers, embrace technology that puts them at the heart of your business

The world is in midst of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, an era characterised by an avalanche of digital innovations changing what customers expect from businesses. In the realm of small business, operators are having to embrace technologies like the cloud, social, mobile, and artificial intelligence (AI) to find, win and retain today’s consumers –more connected… Continue reading To win over customers, embrace technology that puts them at the heart of your business

Meet the designer duo combatting cultural cringe with their ‘no BS’ stock photo library

When local companies rely on imported imagery to speak to “the world’s best BS detectors” (i.e. Australian consumers) they risk eroding their brand loyalty and support, warn the designers behind stock photography startup Austockphoto. Co-founded by Claire Bonnor and Kassandra Hunt, the entrepreneurial duo behind Sydney-based design agency Boheem, Austockphoto is a stock photography library… Continue reading Meet the designer duo combatting cultural cringe with their ‘no BS’ stock photo library

Athena raises $15m in Series A funding to disrupt the $1.7 trillion home loan market

Fintech startup Athena Home Loans has raised $15 million in Series A funding from Macquarie Bank, Square Peg Capital and Apex Capital for its cloud-native digital mortgage platform.  Athena, which previously raised $3 million in seed funding from Macquarie, Apex and Rice Warner, was launched in June 2017 by ex-bankers Nathan Walsh (CEO) and Michael… Continue reading Athena raises $15m in Series A funding to disrupt the $1.7 trillion home loan market