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Robert Millar
Works at Ginza Hub
Attended Project Management Institute
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A few years ago I had a full-day, all-body medical test at Gaien Higashi Clinic in Tokyo. Specifically, I did the “cancer” course as my family has a history of cancer, and the best way to treat cancer is to catch it in it’s early stages. And the results were pretty impressive!
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Remember that Ginza Hub isn’t just a cool place for people to relax with great coffee and work on their most important projects. We also have a connected team of Experts who provide all manner of business coaching & consulting, web development, photography and virtual assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs. Check out the 2-minute video below to hear more about that.
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Old and new. Senkakuji - famous for the 47 Rōnin from the Akō incident in the 18th century. BMW M3 with eye-watering 414 bhp (309 kW) V8 warp drive - simply famous in the 21st century...
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Freelancing, AKA business consulting or even virtual assisting, is an amazing way to live life on your own terms and to make a real difference in the world. I can't imagine any other way to work, but it isn't for everyone. Check out Seth Godin's take on how to freelance your way to success.

http://buff.ly/2gWrFCs
'Freelancing is a chance to do great work, a ticket to freedom, a school that trains you to become truly responsible, and a way to make a living by making a difference.'
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"The Strategic Value of Clear Space"

Damn, I love this. A few years ago some friends and I put this strategy to work as an experiment, and it's still bringing us success. I urge you to give it a try.

http://buff.ly/2g3OKP7
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This is interesting. Check out what Entrepreneur .com has rated as the 25 fastest growing freelance skills. Some of these can turn bored employees into highly sort after entrepreneurs (who can then build their businesses at Ginza Hub! ;) )
If you're a freelancer, here are some of the highly demanded skills that could land you some big projects.
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This is one of the startups I mentored at the Innovation Dojo last year. Looks like they successfully launched! Check out their "smart gardens" and "wall farms". If they make it to Japan I'll be buying!
The Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden and Wall Farm are the most advanced and easiest indoor gardening solutions. Enjoy fresh herbs grown in your own indoor garden
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There’s only so much our awesome Ginza Hub Experts can do for people inside the walls of Ginza Hub, so the logical thing to do was to create an online directory for them to promote their skills outside of our cosy co-working space. Check it out!
From our Hire An Expert page, entrepreneurs can contact our Experts directly for any assistance they might need in starting or growing their business.
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I'm very proud to announce Ginza Hub's new collaboration with Singapore-based startup Loop - the ‘Priority Pass’ of collaborative working. Check it out!
That means that my Ginza Hub members can book one desk per month at any and every partner location without being charged a cent. And that's 80 locations!
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Hmmm... Definitely something to consider.

Fire Yourself From the IT Department
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"Fall In Love With Systems... goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress... slow down and make consistent, methodical progress rather than chasing sexy goals for a few weeks and then flaming out."

This is so true! With good systems in place, goals can be achieved effortlessly!

http://buff.ly/2g2f9ju
When it comes to getting things done and making progress in the areas that are important to you, there is a much better way to do things.
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What a great year 2016 was! Can't wait to see what 2017 brings!

If the first video here doesn't warm your heart this winter, I don't think anything will.
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I'm Robert Millar, Founder & Entrepreneur Catalyst at GinzaHub.com, a bright and sunny co-working space in downtown Tokyo where people relax, drink great coffee, and work on their most important projects. I also offer my 25 years of knowledge, experience and business expertise in Japan to Ginza Hub members free of charge, to non-members at an hourly rate, and available online to the public at Courses.Ginzahub.com. If you have a startup idea, I can coach you on the tools and strategies needed to make it succeed. Just contact me.
Introduction

In 2001 I founded successful IT outsourcing and recruiting firm Zeros And Ones Japan Limited in Tokyo. For 6 years we served the booming financial and insurance sectors, and at our peak I built a team of 32 full-time employees. In 2007, I sold the company to Simplex Solutions, moved to Australia, and took 6-months off to begin investing in real estate and to become a certified barista to justify my love of good coffee!

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In the final days of 2007 I joined software firm Spinalogic Australia as Business Development Manager where I worked to further the company’s mission to help Chiropractors bring greater wellness to their communities by automating business processes via cutting edge software.

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In 2009 I co-founded the company Optimal Health Works together with Dr. Richard Sawyer - ex-research scientist with the CSIRO and highly successful Chiropractor. Put simply, our mission was to provide online health education and products for individuals and families to realise optimal health.

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I resigned from my dual roles as Business Development Manager at Spinalogic and co-founder at Optimal Health Works at the end of 2010 and moved back to Japan to live my dream of becoming an Internet entrepreneur, launching Internet Consulting Companies for the purpose of buying, building and selling under-valued web businesses with the help of a superstar offshore team of designers and developers. This move saw the end of my days wearing a suit and working at an office!

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In 2012 I bought Q&A software business Qhub which provides an affordable, easy to use web based Q&A system to help businesses and individuals better engage their audiences. Qhub.com was the flagship product in my web business portfolio, along with Events-Ticketing.com, SwapMyTicket.co.uk and HulaDanceAustralia.com, until I sold them all off in late 2015 and closed down Internet Consulting Companies in April 2016.  

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In August 2014, while still running my web businesses, I opened co-working & event space Ginza Hub in Tokyo, with the aim of providing a cool space for entrepreneurs like me to relax and work on their most important projects. I continue to work enthusiastically at Ginza Hub, making professionally crafted coffee and coaching my members and visitors in all aspects of entrepreneurship, while chairing a special closed group of superstars called The Think Tank. I also apply my 32+ years of continual martial arts training by teaching kung fu to a private group of skilled practitioners in my own dojo.

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In April 2016, I decided to hire myself out as a business consultant and virtual assistant. With my awesome web developer and my superstar graphic designer at my side, we're a one-stop shop for businesses, and there isn't much web-wise that we can't handle. I charge by the hour for my services, and I use sophisticated time tracking software for my clients so they can set budgets and so there are never any surprises. Read more about that at http://ginzahub.com/work-with-us

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In November 2016, after becoming a mentor at the University Of New South Wales’ Innovation Dojo which prepares young Australians to launch startups in Japan, I increased my reach considerably by launching an ever-growing library of free and paid courses and resources to help startups succeed, especially in Japan. Check them out at http://courses.ginzahub.com

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Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Project Management Professional, 2nd Dan Blackbelt - Shorinji Kempo, 2nd Level - Muay Thai, Certified Barista, Certificate in Kinesiology, Bilingual in English and Japanese
Education
  • Project Management Institute
    Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Forefront Technologies
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MSCE)
  • Griffith University
    Modern Asian Studies (Japanese)
  • University of Southern Queensland
    Applied Science
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Founder & Business Consultant at Ginza Hub
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Business Coaching · Business development · Business Strategy · Coffee · Customer relationship management · E-commerce · Entrepreneurship · Health coaching · Outsourcing · Project Management
Employment
  • Ginza Hub
    Owner, 2014 - present
    Ginza Hub is a bright and sunny co-working space for people to relax and work on their most important projects. We've made it super easy to come in and do whatever work you want, with no contracts, entry fees or deposits of any kind. You just pay for the time you use, and you get high-speed Internet access, professionally-made coffee, and a positive community of like-minded people who love to share tips on productivity, business building, and living a great life. Drop in as a visitor, or get 24-hour access, a prestigious Ginza address, free meeting space, and other great benefits as a monthly member. We're just a few minutes' walk from Higashi Ginza, Tsukiji Shijo and Shimbashi stations in central Tokyo, so drop in for a tasty coffee from our awesome Italian espresso machine. Your first visit is always free.
  • Ginza Hozen Kogyo
    Director, 2011 - 2016
    Ginza Hozen Kogyo, aka TokyoRental.net, is an established Japanese real estate company that specialises in acquiring and managing commercial and residential properties in Japan and Australia. The company’s portfolio includes a 35-apartment residential building in Koganei City in Tokyo, a modest office building in the prestigious business district of Ginza, and a 10th-floor beachfront apartment in beautiful Southeast Queensland, all of which we offer for rent.
  • Qhub
    Owner, 2012 - 2016
    Qhub.com is the leader in Q&A Software. It's the simplest way to add fully featured, beautifully designed Q&A and FAQ pages to any website. It's also a great way to set up your own online community, all in less than 30 seconds. Qhub has over 6000 active customer licenses, and is used by pretty much anyone - business, group, club or society - to really engage, understand and empower their customers and members.
  • The World Chien Wing Chun Association
    Manager / Coach, 2011 - 2012
    Chien Wing Chun is basic, no-frills, traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu, taught with vitality to anyone who has the genuine desire to learn. Our Main Message has 3 parts - 1. Sifu Chien Yen has a direct lineage from Grandmaster Ip Man through the Grandmaster’s Nephew, Lo Man Kam, who has been Chien Sifu’s only teacher. 2. Grandmaster Ip Man made it forbidden to ever teach Wing Chun to the Japanese, but after requesting and receiving permission from Lo Sifu, Chien Sifu was allowed to change history. 3. Chien Sifu was the man who single-handedly brought Wing Chun to Japan, and was the first to teach it there in 1984. All other Wing Chun teachers in Japan came after him. www.ChienWingChun.com
  • Spinalogic Australia
    Business Development Manager, 2007 - 2010
    The foremost Chiropractic software on the market, successfully combining a Practice Management System and an Electronic Medical Records system into a single, robust package. They deliver a feature set that no competitors offer, like X-ray acquisition & storage in DICOM format - the only medico-legally recognised format - and X-rays on-screen during adjustment when the patient simply scans their finger print; an Accelerated Clinical Entry System for the creation of extensive, easy-to-read clinical reports is fast as you can click a mouse (or tap a touch screen) with no typing necessary; and a "Zero-Touch" payment system - automatic electronic patient billing on adjustment, instead of paying staff to waste time handling money and typing up invoices & receipts. In addition they offer free, unlimited phone and e-mail support, unlimited online training, and even import practice data from most existing systems. www.Spinalogic.org
  • Optimal Health Works
    Co-founder, 2009 - 2011
    OHW's mission is simply to provide online health education and products for individuals and families to realise optimal health. www.OptimalHealthWorks.com and www.OptimalHealthWorks.com.au
  • Zeros And Ones Japan Limited
    Founder, 2001 - 2007
    A successful IT Outsourcing and Recruiting consultancy in Tokyo. For 6 years we served the booming financial and insurance sectors in the world's most populous city, and at our peak built a team of 32 professionals who we had the pleasure of calling employees. In 2007, we sold the company to Simplex Solutions, and moved to Australia for a well-deserved 6-months off.
  • Lincmedia
    Project Manager, 1999 - 2001
    Successfully created and established a Move/Add/Change Engineering team within the IT Department, and then an IT Project Co-ordination System within the Corporate Services Department, of one of the world's largest financial institutions, Morgan Stanley.
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Brisbane - Himeji - Kobe - Gold Coast
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