Begin Bright founder Tina Tower has captured attention with her raw and real approach to building a business. Born in Sydney in 1984, this dynamic self-starter sees herself as 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 at an early age. This led her to begin investing in property at 18 and start her first business at 20.

After graduating from the University of Sydney with teaching qualifications, Tina launched her first toy store and tutoring centre in 2004, designing and licensing her own programs and curriculums. This business evolved into school readiness and primary tutoring centre Begin Bright in 2008. After initially licensing her early learning program to other teachers, the turning point came for Tina when she launched Begin Bright as a franchise in 2011. The network grew to 30 centres around Australia before being acquired by 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 named 2017 Entrepreneur in Residence for Australia’s largest business women’s group, Business Chicks. She was named My Business Magazine ‘Woman in Business’ and ‘Overall business’ winner in 2012 and won the Australian Small Business Champions Award for Educational Services in 2013. Tina and Begin Bright have been featured regularly on Sky Business, The Huffington Post and The Financial Review.

Now concentrating on new challenges, Tina works remotely while travelling the world with her husband and two sons. Ever the entrepreneur, she runs multiple businesses and coaches others to do the same as a High Performance Business Coach through her Scale Up program.