CEO Universal Business School Sydney
Alan Manly OAM is an accomplished entrepreneur, published author and renowned company director with over thirty years of experience in technology and education.
After building a successful career in information technology, he moved to education where he established a computer college that would serve as the foundation for what is now the Group Colleges Australia (GCA) - a range of higher education training institutions. As a founding director and chief executive officer, Alan is responsible for the governance of GCA, which has since expanded to include the Universal Business School Sydney (UBSS).
His success throughout his career serves as an inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs, and his continual and active involvement in the education sector makes him a role model not only to those who attend UBSS, but the wider business community as well.
Alan is also an accomplished author, having written a book about his journey as a budding entrepreneur, as well as another about his 10-year legal battle where he represented himself to victory in the High Court of Australia. He continues to publish articles on entrepreneurship, business insights and commercial advice to this day.
Once the decision is made to follow a certain career path there is one question to ask - what skills will be needed? In the case of skills to be a successful entrepreneur perhaps the secret is that there is no secret. Skills can be innate or learnt, while... Read More » 3 min read
When you’re winning, people perceive that you’ve learned the required lessons, and that is certainly true for me. My entrepreneurial journey started in my mid-thirties with endless enthusiasm, just enough confidence and a little knowledge – a... Read More » 4 min read
With the world has changed dramatically in the space of two years thanks to the pandemic, the opportunity for new ideas and businesses has never been greater. The way people work, the technology they use and problems that need solving are already evolving at an... Read More » 3 min read
The World Health Organization (WHO) describes the COVID pandemic as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. That offers business a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to support the recovery. While ongoing transmission suppression and social and economic recovery are... Read More » 3 min read
There is one resource that we are all given equally: time. What you do with yours in business can be the difference between success, failure, or plain old mediocrity. Many business owners decry a lack of resources to grow, chief among them being time. Whilst it... Read More » 3 min read