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  • July 5 2019 Kicked out and pregnant at 24, to 1.6m per year entrepreneur at 37: How Yemi Penn turned it all around 

    Yemi Penn hit rock bottom aged 24 when she was kicked out of home by her parents, whose traditional Nigerian values disapproved of her falling pregnant whilst unmarried, and she found herself homeless, in an unsafe, violent environment in South London.  She had a degree in Mechanical Engineering, but found herself sleeping on a doorstep Read More…

  • June 28 2019 27 yr old entrepreneur Dr Elliot Smith and his med startup that is saving men’s lives

    At just 27 years old, Dr Elliot Smith is the CEO and Co-founder of Maxwell Plus, which is backed by Shark Tank’s Steve Baxter. Maxwell Plus is a Brisbane based medical business rethinking the way we detect and diagnose cancer, with a specific focus on prostate cancer. Elliot was inspired to start Maxwell Plus after his Read More…

  • June 7 2019 Entrepreneur profile: Selling 3 thriving franchises to create own brand

    Ben is the owner and co- founder of Flow Athletic, an incredibly successful yoga and fitness studio based in Paddington. In 2015 Flow Athletic won the Telstra Small Business of the Year Award. After playing rugby professionally for Cronulla Sharks, Ben went on to own three very successful personal training studios. This earned him a healthy profit of $10K a week, but he Read More…

  • May 31 2019 Dominique Grubisa: The entrepreneur that bounced back from serious debt

    In three years Dominique Grubisa went from being millions of dollars in financial debt to having a turnover of $12 million dollars in the 2017-2018 financial year with her company DG Institute. Prior to 2008, Dominique and her husband Kevin were thriving with a seven figure business in renovating and selling property. The global financial crisis Read More…

  • May 24 2019 12RND Fitness so successful it expands overseas

    12RND Fitness is the fastest growing boxing & strength franchise that has caught the attention of some of Australia’s leading athletes.  Tim West, the Managing Director of 12RND has been involved in a number of successful fitness businesses, whether it be launching them himself or investing into their growth and development. Tim began 12RND Fitness after Read More…

  • May 20 2019 Growing your business insights from entrepreneur Janna DeVylder

    A mix of curiosity and compassion led Janna DeVylder to study psychology and anthropology. These disciplines proved to be the launching pad that sparked a strong desire to work in ways that would improve people’s lives. How? She co-founded a design collective to help organisations understand their customers and deliver them better services and products. Read More…

  • May 10 2019 Luxury Escapes Founder’s success secrets

    Founding one of the world’s fastest growing travel websites, Luxury Escapes, Adam Schwab is an award winning entrepreneur with over 15 year’s experience in business and journalism. His passion for travel combined with knowledge of business allowed him to build one of Australia’s most profitable e-commerce companies in just five years without any external funding. With offices already Read More…

  • May 3 2019 How Kylie Jenner changed the FRANKII SWIM brand

    Rebecca Klodinskly is the designer and director behind Aussie swimwear sensation FRANKII SWIM which in five short years has become a highly sought-after and internationally recognised brand. Thanks to celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, Bella Hadid and Rihanna the label has quickly created a cult following of loyal customers. The brand shot to stardom after these Read More…

  • April 18 2019 Advice for young wanna-be entrepreneurs from Peta Shulman

    When Peta Shulam was only 25 when she came up with the simple concept of sampling health foods. Her passion for finding these products led to her creating the largest health food sampling service in Australia, GoodnessMe Box, where for just $25 her clients can sample 7-10 full sized products, allowing those products to be Read More…

  • April 18 2019 Jessica Sepel on mastering organic Instagram growth for a $7m year

    From influencer to big business, this nutritionist organically grew her company – JSHealth – through effective online personal branding. She discusses how she manages to organically grow a 231K following, the ups and downs of having a personal brand and how it Instagram became her revenue stream. Jessica Sepel is a bestselling health author and Read More…

  • April 5 2019 25 year old Newcastle entrepreneur launches ‘Tinder for Food’ app

    Meet Jessica Koncz: the founder of new food app EatSee where people can see their menu options before ordering A 25 year old female social media and technology entrepreneur from Newcastle, Australia, has won a $100,000 investment and a spot in the LAUNCH Accelerator program in San Francisco, after pitching the ‘Tinder for Food’ App Read More…

  • March 29 2019 LVLY Co-Founder Hannah Spilva discusses the biggest challenges entrepreneurial women face

    LVLY is an Australian start up that has become the Uber of gift giving since it was founded by Hannah Spilva and Verity Tuck only 4 years ago. In 2015, Hannah and Verity saw a gap in the market when they themselves found that they weren’t easily and conveniently able to send gifts quickly to Read More…

  • January 17 2019 Research proves experience is a pivotal factor for entrepreneurial success

    Recent research has dispelled the myth that entrepreneurship is a young person’s domain. In fact, business experts and Second Squared founders Lui Pangiarella and Akram Sabbagh are on the hunt for older, wiser and more experienced entrepreneurs. The Perth based duo founded Second Squared in June 2018 in a bid to introduce a new investment concept Read More…

  • January 9 2019 The property entrepreneur using content to change the game

    Dynamic Business chats with the co-founder of Australia’s number one website for real estate agent reviews, RateMyAgent. An entrepreneur with over two decades in real estate, Mark Armstrong is CEO and co-founder of RateMyAgent. This year Mark has expanded ASX-listed RateMyAgent into the $1.8tn American real estate market and ventured into online content with a web Read More…

  • November 16 2018 Shelley Sullivan: The model entrepreneur

    Dynamic Business speaks to Sullivan about being nominated for the big award.