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’m no Steve Jobs

By rebekahcampbell | February 10, 2016

Rebekah Campbell: “There are so many advantages in being a female founder.” Female founders are hot property. The country needs more start-ups, and women represent just 4 per cent of people who launch technology companies....

Own the room

By rebekahcampbell | February 8, 2016

Rebekah Campbell, founder of Hey You, an app to order and pay at cafes and restaurants. I’m an entrepreneur. I’ve led businesses solo and have been at the centre of every meeting I’ve taken since...

Following up on the job candidate who was ‘checking out the waitress’

By rebekahcampbell | November 3, 2014

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post that asked whether a female boss can manage a chauvinist. I’ve struggled with this issue for many years, and from your replies it’s clear that other women...

My struggle to manage our lawyers

By rebekahcampbell | October 23, 2014

I don’t really enjoy working with lawyers, yet every time I start a new relationship with one I’m filled with hope. They seem impressive in their fancy suits and expensive offices. They woo me with...

An introvert’s guide to networking

By rebekahcampbell | October 15, 2014

Every week, I get invited to another “must attend” business event sure to be full of important people who could affect my business. I know I should go, but it’s a chore. All too often,...

When women manage men in tech

By rebekahcampbell | October 2, 2014

A few weeks ago, my business partner and I interviewed a candidate for a senior communications role at Posse. We met at a coffee shop and he seemed perfect: charming, smart and passionate about our...

It’s hard for start-up owners to find good advice

By rebekahcampbell | September 25, 2014

A lot of people want to tell me how to run Posse. At the moment we’re deciding whether to raise a large capital round and go for growth or keep things tight and focused. Both...

The problem with going into business with a friend

By rebekahcampbell | September 15, 2014

I spent a recent night consoling an associate who had fallen out with her best friend. They tried to start a business together, and she quit her high-paying job to do it. Three months in,...

How investors can kill a business without losing money themselves

By rebekahcampbell | September 3, 2014

This is the story of a trap into which I’ve fallen twice at Posse. Investors often set the trap unknowingly – no harm is intended – while they are figuring out whether they would like...