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Hungarian Edgies taste success

Congratulations to Edgie business Taste Hungary (whose gorgeous website you should check out) for winning the Drinks Business 2014 Award for Best Contribution to Wine and Spirits Tourism. The founders of Taste Hungary are Carolyn and Gabor Bánfalvi, and we asked Carolyn about the makings of her success. Here's what she had to say. Congratulations on your ‘The Drinks Business’ award! How does it feel to Continue ...

Necessary Weirdness

It’s late, down an alley at the Woodford Folk Festival, in a tent. A small audience watches a potter at her wheel, working carefully and intently as a group of musicians improvise and images are thrown onto her and the tent walls. Her name is Kari (just Kari) and she loves this. She also dances, and sings, and as a professional celebrant she marries and buries people. Continue ...

Who do you share your ideas with?

As a creative entrepreneur chances are you are a ‘thinker’, a ‘bright spark’ and often known as an ‘ideas person’. In fact this innate ability to think outside the box and continually innovate is what makes creative entrepreneurs different. But what do we do with these ideas as they pop up? One of the challenges I have learned over the years, is to be mindful of Continue ...

Resilience- The Ability to Stand Strong

Resilience is another concept gaining popularity and traction in the media these days. (Google resilience and you will see what I mean!) At its heart resilience addresses our ability to overcome adversity and challenges. This can be on an individual, community or societal level.  Resilience is that internal flame or drive that allows us to stand strong and carry on when the proverbial hits the fan. Continue ...

Celebrate! Kari’s Edgie Story

I have never had a “real job”. Always had to make it up for myself, muddling along.  However I felt like a jack-of-all-trades, yet master of none of them!  With a university arts degree and a diploma of fine arts, I could not find anyone who wished to employ me with such an unfocused, but full bag of varied skills.  But I needed income!   So Continue ...
Edgeware Creative Entrepreneurship was created as a training and coaching company for startups, with a strong focus on the entrepreneur at the heart of the new enterprise.   In 2010 we were commissioned by a government department to offer a set of workshops for established businesses in the food and beverage industries, and we were very interested to see which of our workshop tools and processes Continue ...

Make money, have fun, change the world

Six years ago I got very sick, diverticulitis gone bad, descending sigmoid colon blew up, septicaemia, emergency surgery, cut up my guts, attached a colostomy bag, had that for three months, detached it, sewed me up again, all the illness gone. A couple of follow-on operations and one blood poisoning event from toxic hernia mesh (one of my friends said this was the perfect name for Continue ...

Building Gross Domestic Happiness

Tania Hubbard is an Edgie with a passion for gluten free cooking, discovered in her own quest for better health and now the foundation of a thriving business. The Gluten Free Grain Free Company’s artisan, ready to bake cake mix  range has been recognised as Australia’s leading Health & Wellness product at the 2013 Food Magazine Awards.   Tania’s journey began several years ago when after Continue ...