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  • 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 24 2019 Why selling online makes smart sense for Australian service businesses

    In the services game and looking to increase your sales? Selling to consumers online can complement the activities of your marketing team and open your company up to new customers and market segments. Australian buyers have no issue parting with their cash over the net; in fact, the reverse. Their love affair with ecommerce shows Read More…

  • May 21 2019 Queensland aged care innovator is named 2019 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year

    At a black-tie dinner recognising inspiring business women in Sydney’s Hyatt Regency last night, Natasha Chadwick, CEO of Queensland aged care facility, NewDirection Care Bellmere, was announced as the 2019 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year. Now in its 24th year, the Telstra Business Women’s Awards shine a light on women who have challenged Read More…

  • May 21 2019 Preparing for an IPO? Here are 4 things to consider in your PR strategy

    Going public is a huge step for any company. Taking a company from private to public through an IPO (or ‘initial public offering’) and listing on the stock exchange is a process that can take months, or even years, of planning, preparation and execution. Amid the myriad of tasks involved in preparing for an IPO, 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 14 2019 Tired of running a side hustle? It’s time to step up

    Top tips from the 2019 Victorian Telstra Small Business Woman I am an accidental entrepreneur. My grand plan was to provide home visit physiotherapy to clients who couldn’t access other services, while earning a bit of extra cash on my way home from my real job. After years of tip toeing around the edges, I realised 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 Parenthood almost ruined my business

    Decinda MacDonald was three years in to building her event planning business Event Society when she found out she was pregnant. She’d started the business in 2012 after she and her husband sold their house to clear debts and raise capital. While she’d been making progress, the business was not prepared for a major disruption. 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…

  • May 3 2019 Start-ups: your branding and website are so important!

    Byline: AJ Hightower When starting your own business, you need to get your name out there to create awareness and establish an individual brand identity that reflects your entire personality. The first thing your customers will see is your brand name. How you have chosen to illustrate this reinforces what sets you apart from the Read More…

  • April 30 2019 Why this entrepreneur believes character outweighs IQ in business

    Byline: Jim Penman, the founder of Australia’s largest home-service franchise, Jim’s Group. Change character, and I believe you can change the world. I strongly believe this is also the case in business. The real key to success is temperament People think the key to success is knowing things, and that does matter, but the real key Read More…

  • April 29 2019 How to start a business from scratch

    Taking the leap of faith to establish a small business can be incredibly daunting. By no means an easy task, the myriad of formal loops to jump through, combined with business plans, prospective employees and the like, can be overwhelming. There are currently 2.25 million small businesses in Australia with that number growing each year. Read More…

  • April 26 2019 Why startups can’t afford to ignore design and branding when launching their product

    Design is more than just a pretty font and it can’t be just an afterthought. Instead, it’s a quintessential element of product strategy, inextricably linked to business success, that must be considered from day one. If I told you that the best startup idea in the world would fail in today’s internet age without design Read More…

  • April 26 2019 Entrepreneur tips for scaling your online business

    Amy McWaters is the COO of The Hamper Emporium and is responsible for the day-to-day operations and logistics of the company, while ensuring customer satisfaction. On top of that, she is also the COO of SOL Group Australia, Australia’s leading online gifting company. Amy draws on her expertise and experience to share her insights for scaling 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…