When co-working becomes no-working

By rebekahcampbell | May 9, 2017

Co-working isn’t always unalloyed joy. Rawpixel Co-working spaces are all the rage. Why not leave a stuffy office to work in a funky warehouse full of ambitious people doing amazing things? I thought so, once....

Why a corporate advisor is more pain than gain for startups

By rebekahcampbell | March 28, 2017

Beware the sharks among corporate advisers, who promise a lot but go on to milk you of much-needed capital. Hang around a few start-up events and you’ll meet someone who will pitch to become your...

The one mistake every startup founder should avoid

By rebekahcampbell | March 8, 2017

How you apportion equity in the first year of your start-up can come back to bite you later. Marcel Aucar As a start-up entrepreneur I’ve made lots of mistakes. But one mistake irks me the...

Making business partnerships work

By rebekahcampbell | January 31, 2017

If business partnerships are marriages then I’m a serial divorcee. I’ve rushed into relationships; taking on staff, clients and sometimes business partners, only to move on when things didn’t work. Broken partnerships are always disastrous....

Why you should pursue rejection

By rebekahcampbell | November 25, 2016

Each rejection will be easier than the last. valentinrussanov The word “no” can be hard to hear. Earlier in the year, I was managing several business opportunities, all at various stages of negotiation, and noticed a...

What it means to be agile

By rebekahcampbell | October 21, 2016

  As Hey You grew, Rebekah Campbell realised her technique for managing change also needed to adapt. Agile is the new black. Every business leader knows their company needs to innovate at speed to stay ahead;...

How to deal with casual sexism in the office

By rebekahcampbell | October 5, 2016

Common behaviours can make women feel uncomfortable. I recently discovered that our company is sexist. Megan is a senior member of our team, and I was conducting her quarterly performance review over lunch. As we...

Dealing with professional jealousy

By rebekahcampbell | September 9, 2016

Are ambition and compulsive comparison with others inextricably linked? David LoSchiavo Last week I read in the paper that a longstanding competitor had had breakthrough success. Scanning the article, brow furrowed, I sizzled with resentment, jealous....

The large cost of small lies

By rebekahcampbell | June 30, 2016

Lying is the No.1 reason businesses fail. Recently I caught up with Peter, an Angel investor in Hey You.  Peter does life well: he’s a successful businessman with a string of hit ventures who lives...

I don’t know how Marissa Mayer sails through motherhood

By rebekahcampbell | March 11, 2016

It’s way tougher than it looks to combine a senior job with mothering. Sally Pryor I have worked on Hey You for several years; we now have 45 staff and strong growth. In July last year,...