Business success secrets - February 2016

Open Colleges website

"Business advice for entrepreneurs: Shark Tank's Janine Allis"

Freelance journalist: Chris Sheedy
1000 words

One of Australia’s switched-on business personalities, Janine Allis knows how to spot a winning idea. We talk to her about her own career journey, the Boost Juice boom and what makes a successful entrepreneur. READ STORY


Selling life to the dying - January 2016

Business Think
UNSW Australia Business School

"Where preventative health products are hard to sell"

Freelance business writer: Chris Sheedy

1200 words

More than 10 million children die each year in developing nations across the globe, according to research co-authored by Sarah Walker, a lecturer in the school of economics at UNSW Business School. Many of these deaths could be prevented by relatively simple measures. Shoes could be worn. Mosquito nets could be put above beds. Soap and clean water could be made more readily available. READ STORY


Women in tech - January 2016

In The Black
CPA Australia

"Five innovative start-ups founded by women"

Freelance writer: Chris Sheedy
1200 words

Women are in the minority in the field of technology, which makes it all the more impressive that these five entrepreneurs have been able to find success with their daring and innovative start-ups. READ STORY


Executive retreats - December 2015

Qantas magazine

"Well-earned breaks"

Freelance journalist: Chris Sheedy
800 words

It's been a busy year for Australia's executives. They share their holiday plans with Chris Sheedy.


IP and innovation - December 2015

Create magazine

Engineers Australia

"How to extract maximum value from innovation"

Freelance professional writer: Chris Sheedy
1700 words

Intellectual property and innovation are inextricably linked, and both are vital for a flourishing economy. Chris Sheedy looks into the IP environment in Australia, and how it compares with the rest of the world.





Expanding internationally - November 2015

Prosper magazine
Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia

"Make the world your oyster"

Business writer: Chris Sheedy
1700 words

There are challenges to entering the rapidly expanding and increasingly sophisticated markets in the Asia-Pacific region but, as some brokers have already discovered, there are significant opportunities.


How to fight a flood - November 2015

Inspire magazine
Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia

"Holding back the floodwaters"

Freelance writer: Chris Sheedy
1200 words

Flood has long been accepted as a constant threat in the unforgiving Australian environment. But towns are fighting back using a mix of new technology and traditional engineering.