Who can be an entrepreneur? Anyone can!

Another great post from Startup Smart this morning, about Australia’s top 10 female start-up entrepreneurs. We’ve been running Ideas2Market for over seven years now, and it always makes me happy to see the fairly equal mix of men and women in the room, regardless of where we are. It seems that in Queensland, women and men are equally entrepreneurial, both bringing unique skills and talents to the table when it comes to starting a business.

A while ago, when people spoke of entrepreneurs, the stereotype was a young man in a snappy suit with sunglasses and a mobile phone.  Fast-talking, slick and definitely male. Nowadays the stereotype has all but disappeared. Entrepreneurs can still be young men, but they can also be retirees, mothers and even teenagers.  Terms such as ‘mumpreneurs’ (young mothers who start their businesses while looking after young babies) show us just how diverse the world of start-up business is becoming. The internet means you can start a business anywhere, at any stage in your life. And isn’t this fantastic?

If you have a great idea or a passion to start a business, nothing should hold you back. Sure, you need to work really hard to get the money, skills and resources you need, but no-one should be able to tell you that you can’t start a business because you’re a woman, or too young, or too old. All you need to be is dedicated and smart.


It’s great to see women up there with men in the world of start-up business.  To read more about Australia’s top 10 female start-up entrepreneurs, read the article on Startup Smart here:



Read about entrepreneurial kids — ages 12 to 23 — and the six traits they say you really need to make big money doing what you love.



To find out more Gray Entrepreneurs – retirees opting to launch startups – check out this article.











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