About | Business Navigate

About Us

Our mission is to inspire and help you create success

How our Team Supports You

01 – Research and Development

We continually research, explore and review what is working now, hot topics, trends and new startup business ideas to make sure the strategies we teach are up-to-date, powerful and easy to implement

02 – Expert Content Creators

In collaboration with subject matter experts our team of talented educators produce inspiring, informative, and well-researched content for an exceptional learning experience and measurable results

03 – Community and Collaboration

Being part of a strong, healthy and collaborative community is important. We support you through social media, YouTube channel and free resources to fast-track your transformation to success

About you

We all have different and equally valid reasons why we choose to start a new business. It could be a financial reason, to stop swapping time for money, or something you’re passionate about, or you have visions of a better future.

You often dream of starting your own business venture and being your own boss. You want that feeling of empowerment and transformation this gives you. You feel it would be a dream come true to be able to use all your creativity to redesign your life for more time and freedom.

You already have the enthusiasm and drive and are excited by the opportunity to utilise your knowledge and experience to launch your first entrepreneurial venture. But you lack a proven, step-by-step system to follow that shows you how you can get started.

Maybe you are holding yourself back, have a fear of failure, or have self-doubt wondering if you are good enough, or maybe you fear the judgement and rejection from someone who is close to you.

Perhaps you are done with the struggles, the fear, uncertainty and doubt that has kept you from making the change you know you were born to make and are tired of the recurring thought that you should be much further ahead by now.

You’re not alone – most of us wonder about these same things when starting the entrepreneurial journey. You know you have a lot to figure out and you are unsure where and how to start. But you also know you are ready, ready to find the right solution and start on this exciting path.

Our History

Since 1985 we have worked with some of the most talented and innovative people we know. We have invested in innovative startups and consulted to universities and R&D organisations helping them commercialise their Intellectual Property.

In the process we have reviewed hundreds of our clients’ projects in highly diverse industry sectors, primarily to assess the projects’ commercial viability and investability.

These projects included horticulture, animal health, climate change and the environment, health and wellness, the semiconductor industry, digital animation and video production, online retail, membership and ecommerce websites.

We secured AUD215m investment for 16 of these projects and launched them as a startup or spinoff, one which led to an IPO listing on the Australian Stock Exchange.

In addition we have launched (and secured investment) in 6 of our own businesses including Consulting Services, Education, Health and Wellness, Online Fashion and Ecommerce Retail, Millinery and the Wedding industry.

Over the years many aspiring entrepreneurs have asked for our help with their business ideas or startups. Mentoring is something we have always done with our consulting clients.

This led to us setting-up a mentoring program to help our students realise their dreams and aspirations. To help even more people achieve their goals in life, we pivoted to our online learning platform where we have a range of online courses – BusinessNavigate Academy.

To view our testimonials, click here.

Who we’ve worked with

Our Founders

Karen Anderson

Director, Sales and Marketing

Technology, Creativity, Marketing and Communications

Karen is a high-achieving creative who loves entrepreneurship. Using her curiosity, empathy and obsessive attention to detail, she takes ideas from the concept stage and turns them into reality. Her expertise extends across diverse disciplines such as marketing, creativity, technology, product development, web development and video production as well as training and education. She thrives on collaborating, community and helping others prosper. Karen also likes to give back whenever she can.

Hans Wijgh

Director, Training and Development

BSc-Biology, BAHon-Politics, MA-Innovation Commercialisation

Hans is a serial entrepreneur and is passionate about bringing  innovation to market. He has spent his entire working life with  aspiring entrepreneurs and has consulted to companies at technology parks, university researchers and R&D companies helping them launch their startups and spinoffs. Hans’s unique background in Science, Politics and Innovation Commercialisation means he understands the critical role of collaborations and how to manage diversity to achieve success.

About us

We are a diverse team of serial entrepreneurs who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation. Since 1985 we have worked with many successful entrepreneurs and have launched 22 successful businesses.

It always excites us to see someone transform to the person they want to be. That is why we and our team love sharing our knowledge through mentoring, coaching and education.

We know there is greatness within all of us and we are all capable of achieving any goal we set for ourselves. We also know that change can only happen outside of our comfort zone.

We believe success is directly related to your mindset and level of curiosity, surrounding yourself with positive people, having access to the right advice and creating the momentum you need to reach your entrepreneurial goals.

To help you quickly discover the insights you need to fast-track your success we create and publish courses, a blog, ebooks, checklists, cheatsheets, templates, tools and other resources covering a wide range of topic areas, key business concepts, ideas, techniques, business models and strategies.

You can connect with us via our blog, social media (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook), our YouTube channel and our courses on BusinessNavigate Academy.

Our values

We are inspired by a core set of values that forms the foundation the BusinessNavigate culture. They keep us focused on what is important as we continue to grow.

It is how we have been able to keep our consulting clients for over 10 years, and is how we intend to keep long-term relationships with our subscribers and students.

Mindfulness:
We believe compassion, empathy, kindness, self-awareness, understanding and a positive can-do attitude are vital ingredients to empower each other to create a better world

Integrity:
We aim to be the best version of ourselves and have the courage to be the change. We will always be authentic and transparent. We respect each other equally

Creativity:
We are future focused and act with the big picture in mind. We challenge ourselves and our students to be leaders and be receptive to new ideas, creatively solve problems to discover and innovate elegant new solutions

Community:
Collaborative relationships that nurture, support and protect are extremely important to us. We actively seek life balance, care passionately about the environment and always look for opportunities to make a real difference

How is BusinessNavigate.com different to BusinessNavigateAcademy.com?

BusinessNavigate.com is where we help you get started on your entrepreneurial journey to start a business. We provide free information including videos, blog, ebooks, checklists, cheatsheets, templates, and other resources.

BusinessNavigateAcademy.com is our training portal which is dedicated to helping you fast-track your transformation to success. This is where we host our paid and free video training courses.

What does the BusinessNavigate brand stand for?

The BusinessNavigate brand is synonymous with helping aspiring women and men become an entrepreneur or create a startup business.

Why choose us?

Step-by-Step Training

Beginner to advanced courses. Learn at your own pace with lifetime access. Replay the videos as often as you want so you’ll never miss out. Step-by-step video instructions

Courses on the Go

Course delivery via a superior training portal with high quality video/audio viewable on any device. Start on one device and resume on another without losing your place

Expert Instructors

The courses are taught by a team of experienced entrepreneurs, business and marketing experts who all have been very successful in their own businesses​

Navigation and Access

Easily navigate and tracking of your progress through all your courses. With a single secure Login and self-serve Member Area you can conveniently manage your account

Help and Support

Stay connected! Our dedicated support team is here to help – we’re just one click away

Resources

Accelerate and achieve your goals. Stay motivated with our many resources, such as checklists, templates, planners, PDF guides, webinar and coaching replays

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