Leading australian business experts you need to follow

Entrepreneurs and business owners feed off each other – their success, their failures and their ambitions. Combined with social media, it’s very easy to follow along on other people’s journeys and take inspiration from what they are achieving in their own businesses. If you are lacking some daily motivation, start following these top Aussie achievers from across the business world.

Zoe Foster Blake

A journalist and author in her own right, but perhaps better known as the successful entrepreneur behind beauty brand Go-To, Zoe Foster Blake is one of the most interesting business experts to follow on Instagram. You’ll get insights into Foster Blake’s personal moments, business life, and plenty of snaps of events and product launches.

Mike Cannon-Brookes

Often regarded as the “accidental billionaire”, Mike Cannon-Brookes really is the quintessential self-made man. He co-founded software giant Atlassian and is committed to using his wealth for sustainable ventures. He’s a frequent re-tweeter on Twitter, but it’s his appearances on TV spots like The Project and his speeches at TEDx Talks that are really worth diving into.

Sabri Suby

Self-dubbed as the “Lord of the Internet”, Sabri Suby is a marketing maestro who shares his experiences, skills and advice with the world through his busy Instagram feed. He might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but Suby’s skills at making in-your-face marketing work is unparalleled – there’s a reason he was turning over millions of dollars every year before he turned 30. Recommended for startup owners and entrepreneurs who want a daily dose of motivation.

Melanie Perkins

Named as one of Forbes’ top under-30 founders of the decade, Australia’s own Melanie Perkins is best known as CEO and Co-Founder of the unicorn tech startup Canva. She’s been in the business for close to a decade now and was there right at the beginning doing the hard work during early-stage investment rounds. Perkins is on all the socials but stays most active on Twitter

Harry Sanders

He might not be a household name just yet, but Harry Sanders is making waves across a variety of industry thanks to his search engine optimisation (SEO) expertise. If you want to be inspired by someone who transformed themselves from being homeless in 2015 to leading one of Australia’s largest SEO agencies, StudioHawk, then look no further than Sanders’ Instagram feed. While he remains an infrequent poster, every update provides a human side to what entrepreneurialism and success looks like without the façade.

Maggie Beer

A household name for many, Maggie Beer is the lifeblood of good Australian food. So if you want to get the best of enticing food imagery as well as insights into one of the country’s most successful entrepreneurs – Beer sold her gourmet food business for a whopping $10 million a few years ago – then make sure you start following her Instagram feed.

“As a business owner myself, I know how easy it is to get caught up in the day-to-day,” says Sarah Cook, Managing Director of Elev8 Business Services. “Following business experts that I admire on social media forces me to take a step back and consider the bigger picture. I love getting to know how others have achieved success in their own industries, and using that as inspiration to drive my own growth.”

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