Lorna was Dynamic Business’ Social Web Editor in 2011/12. She’s a social media obsessed journalist, who has a passion for small business. Outside the 9 to 5, you’re likely to find her trawling the web for online bargains, perfecting her amateur photography skills or enjoying one too many cappucinos. You can follow her on Twitter @DynamicBusiness
Starting an organic men’s skincare line was a logical step for Paul Anderson, who had been clocking up an A-class list of clientele at his grooming salon MANKiND in Surry Hills since opening for business. It might sound like a dream run, but as Anderson explains in this interview, he couldn’t secure funding for what the banks considered an untested business concept - which meant taking the ultimate risk.
Too many start-ups discount the need to invest in quality staff early in the piece, but that’s one mistake Dave Slutzkin was determined not to make when setting up Flippa. Here’s how the start-up CEO ensured he staffed the business right, from day one.
Mai Haven is responsible for introducing Konjac, the latest and greatest superfood to the Australian market, after using it as a home remedy to help her husband lose weight. Here’s how she used a vegetable from her childhood to create a business that’s set to grow 500 percent this financial year