Tina's online courses were born out of a desire to want to help other people unlock your potential and share your genius with the world.
Hey there, I'm Tina, the creator and explorer of the Laptop Life. You know as well as I do that it's me writing my bio below, but let's stick with the traditional third person :)
Tina Tower has captured attention with her raw and real approach to building business. Born in 1984 in Sydney, she’s not afraid to share her failures as well as her successes. Tina is an example of what happens when you define what you want in life and go after it with all you’ve got.
Like some people find religion, Tina found personal development which led her to go on to start investing in property at 18, starting her business at 20, getting married having 2 children, graduating from the University of Sydney and building and selling multiple businesses including a national franchise system before her 34th birthday, Tina knows how to leverage her skills and how to stick it out when faced with the stumbling blocks that we all run into on the road to success.
Tina launched a toy store & tutoring centre in 2004, designed and licensed her own programs & curriculum as Begin Bright in 2008 and franchised her business in 2011. Building the network of Begin Bright centres up to more than 30, Begin Bright was acquired by international education company, Cognition Education in 2016.
Tina has been celebrated in the Australian business community winning the Australian Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year in 2014 and being the 2017 Entrepreneur in Residence for Australia’s largest business women’s group, Business Chicks as well as being featured on Sky Business, The Huffington Post and The Financial Review.
Tina travels the world working remotely with her husband and two sons and being a true entrepreneur, runs multiple businesses and coaches others to do the same as a High Performance Business Coach.
When too good to be true is just true. You can have it all, make money, enjoy the freedom and flexibility of life and share your gifts with the world.
In 2004 I started my first business, an educational toy store, tutoring centre and birthday party place. Since then I've had businesses in licensing, franchising, jewellery, film, clothing and few other little dabbles, but mostly I have worked in service based businesses.
In April, 2018 I started my first online course business, Scale UP and from day 1 I was hooked.
Never in history has it been easier to open your own business. The cost to entry is less than $5000, you can be up and running in less than 30 days and as much as we like to bitch and moan about the Government, we can have that side set up and registered in a matter of hours.
There's so many people that I talk to who have a gift to share with the world; something that they find easy that other people find complex. The online course market is growing rapidly as people are looking to educate themselves with the knowledge that they need right here and now instead of spending tens of thousands of dollars in often impractical tertiary education.
Though in my coaching business, Scale UP, the most common comment that I get from aspiring entrepreneurs is "I just don't know where to start". So that's why I decided to create Laptop Life. I'm travelling around the world and running my business from wherever I happen to be and I want you to be able to have the freedom to do whatever you want too.
Laptop Life has the tools for Australian's to start your own online course business. It's geared towards Australian's because so much information that I found was for American's or the UK and I needed to find out what I had to do here to be compliant and set up a business from Australia. So if you are operating from Aus, then this is for you.
If you're not quite ready to take a course yet, join our facebook group below and let the idea start to percolate of you running your own business from a laptop - it certainly is a lot of fun!