Brexit and Australia: what's next? - Dec 2016

Business writer - Chris Sheedy
CA Today
Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland

"Brexit: What's next for Australia?"
900 words

Some questions are simply too complex for a yes or no answer. READ full story.



Managing passion in business - November 2016

Freelance professional writer - Chris Sheedy
Business Think
UNSW Australia Business School

"Why passion for an organisation is integral to success"
1200 words

Imagine if all your customers were as passionate as fans of a major-league soccer team? How wonderful it would be if they chanted and sang about your brand, if they proudly wore your colours and did everything in their power to ensure the success of your business. READ full story.



Your business: approaching investors - Oct 2016

Freelance business writer - Chris Sheedy
SecurePay Insights magazine
SecurePay

"Funding your business. part 1: Investors"
600 words

When you’re looking for investors, knowing how and when to pitch, and who to pitch to, makes all the difference. CLICK to read full story.


The disappearing business tax cuts - October 2016

Business journalist - Chris Sheedy
CA Today
Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland


"Australia's tax cut plans in tatters"
600 words

The Coalition’s planned corporate tax cuts have been scuppered by an independent powerbroker, reports Chris Sheedy. READ full story.


Smoke on the water - September 2016

Professional writer - Chris Sheedy
Qantas Spirit of Australia magazine
Qantas

"Then & Now - Eden Palace au Lac"
400 words

As the Montreux Casino burned to the ground in 1971, this lake-edge hotel had a front-row view of smoke on the water and fire in the sky.


Brexit and Australian business - September 2016

Freelance professional business writer - Chris Sheedy
CA Today
Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland

"Could the UK get a deal down under?"
600 words

How might a new trade deal look between Australia and the UK once Britain leaves the EU? We asked experts for their point of view. READ FULL STORY


The global business guru - August 2016

Freelance business writer - Chris Sheedy
In The Black magazine
CPA Australia

"Why global business demands international experience"
600 words

An appreciation of different business cultures and the value of lifelong learning have helped shape the diverse career of Gordon Naylor CPA, President of Seqirus. READ STORY


An environment for innovation - August 2016

Freelance journalist - Chris Sheedy
Business Think
UNSW Australia Business School

"How innovative behaviour needs a framework to thrive"
1200 words

A new global study explains how employees need structure to be inventive, but also need space to think outside the box. So what does it all mean? READ FULL STORY


Telling a charity's story - August 2016

THE HARD WORD is a very proud supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities. For five years we have offered our professional skills to the charity.

One annual project is the partnership with Pacific Magazines. Using pages kindly donated by Pacific Magazines, in major newsstand titles such as New Idea and That's Life, we tell the touching and often heartbreaking stories of the work done by the charity. Here is one example of such a page.

Freelance professional writer - Chris Sheedy


The age of soft skills - July 2016

Freelance business writer - Chris Sheedy
Insights & Resources
SEEK

"Why candidates with soft skills are in such demand"
800 words

Technical skills and knowledge are essential for a business to do its job well, but organisations are finally realising that soft skills drive performance. READ FULL STORY