Valerie Khoo is a journalist, author and entrepreneur. She is founder and managing director of the Australian Writers' Centre.
Valerie is the author of Power Stories: The 8 Stories You MUST Tell to Build an Epic Business and is also an advisor and investor to start-ups and businesses.
www.valeriekhoo.com

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Trading corporate life for a start-up

Valerie Khoo Starting your own business can be challenging but you might be amazed at what you can accomplish when the pressure is on.

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Want to win $50k and a mentor?

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Valerie Khoo Australian entrepreneurs continue to "punch above their weight" in the field of global e-commerce, a trend likely to continue in this year's Shopify Build-a-Business competition.

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The real digital divide: are you at risk?

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Valerie Khoo In today's competitive world, business owners need to regard technology as an essential component of their business strategy and not just a pesky expense.

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Ruslan Kogan: lessons from a renegade entrepreneur

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Valerie Khoo Online retailer Ruslan Kogan gives an honest account of what it takes to get a start-up business off the ground.

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India: business opportunities, technology ... and martinis

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Valerie Khoo This year's Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network Event (DWEN) in India has shown that the country has many lessons for the aspiring small business entrepreneur.

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Get intimate with your accountant

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Valerie Khoo Finding the right accountant is one of the most important things you can do as an entrepreneur. They are often the difference between your business surging ahead or being crippled by an unaffordable...

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The one thing you can do to stay ahead of the pack

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Valerie Khoo While engaging with your customers via social media may be the more popular choice these days, face to face networking should still have a place in everyone's business strategy.

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Letting go of the reins in your business

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Valerie Khoo Do you want the business you created to grow to its full potential? Then perhaps you need to step out of the way.

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Can creative entrepreneurs really make money?

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Valerie Khoo You don't have to be a starving artist in the garret. It is possible to make money as a creative entrepreneur.

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How to build your personal brand through networking

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Valerie Khoo Are you looking to build your personal brand? Networking is the answer.

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Protect your best assets

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Familiarity doesn't breed contempt, it results in repeat business

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Valerie Khoo To innovate or not? That is the question every business must answer

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How to understand your accountant

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Valerie Khoo Your accountant can only do so much. Ultimately what happens to your business is your responsibility.

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Should you back up your social media activity?

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Valerie Khoo We all know it's important to backup our computer data, but with business increasingly being done online and through social sites, how do you effectively backup your social media activity?

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How an app can turn your business around

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Valerie Khoo An app can be the perfect way to enhance your business's current offerings and create a whole new revenue stream.

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How to crowd-fund your business

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Valerie Khoo Crowd-funding is the hot new alternative for businesses looking to raise funds.

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How attending conferences can build your business

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Valerie Khoo Conferences are a great way to learn, connect and grow your business if you're prepared to make the most of them.

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How to turn your passion into profit

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Valerie Khoo Never underestimate the power of passion for what you're doing when running your own business.

The emergence of the celebrity business adviser

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Valerie Khoo Startups are looking towards celebrity business advisers to lend their advice and expertise to their fledgling brand.

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Reinvent yourself after redundancy

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Valerie Khoo For many people, redundancy is not a cause for despair but a catalyst for reinvention.

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