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  • September 20 2019 Instagram blow-up led to major business success for Gemma Crowe, founder of Infamous Swim

    Gemma Crowe founded Infamous Swim, an online swimwear brand for women, men and their children, in 2018. She witnessed her business’s Instagram blow up overnight – literally – with hundreds of thousands of users (now a 233k following!) clicking the follow button. The brand was launched initially with no more than a few thousand followers, Read More…

  • September 18 2019 Let’s talk: Maternity leave

    In Australia, all employees are currently entitled to parental leave provided that they have worked for their employer for at least 12 months (this is slightly different for casual workers).  This entitles employees to to 12 months of unpaid parental leave. As well as this, the government will give eligible employees who are the primary carer Read More…

  • September 17 2019 “For businesses that do give back, the benefits are huge”; How-to tips from CEO Sue Karzis

    Some of the most profitable and ultimately sustainable companies are focused on collaborating for the good of the community, rather than their bottom dollar line. Why? Well, it’s a reflection of society. The Australia Giving 2019 Report, recently released by Fundraising and Philanthropy in Australia, found that 35% of Australians have volunteered in the preceding Read More…

  • September 13 2019 Your staff and their use of social media: Where to draw the line between work and home

    The boundaries between home and work are often blurred – particularly with the growth of the internet where our lives are increasingly public. A whole generation is entering the workplace who have grown up with social media, sharing their lives online, whilst many, perhaps less savvy workers might be using the various platforms to communicate Read More…

  • September 13 2019 5 crucial lessons learnt from building a startup home bakery, plus a startup tech company

    Cupcakes and technology. These two words don’t really belong in the same sentence together. Throw the word “startup” in there and you’ve got some weird word salad. Yet, I’ve somehow mashed it up in the title of this article and as I dissect the lessons I’ve learnt, it’ll all piece together like a perfect recipe. Read More…

  • September 13 2019 Turning over $20m with TurmeriX: Ex police officer Errol McClelland’s “a-ha!” moment

    Errol McClelland, 62, is a former butcher and Victorian police officer, who three years ago launched a healthcare business based on Turmeric, which is now available in twelve countries with an annual turnover of $20million.  Errol created health food brand TurmeriX after researching and developing a range of turmeric-based products, prompted by his own health Read More…

  • September 11 2019 Let’s talk: Coulda, woulda, shoulda

    This week we asked business leaders what they’ve learned throughout their career; the highs and the lows, and importantly the lessons they have learnt from the journey.  Sharing with you their first-hand stories on what has worked for them, we provide you with over fifteen expert commentaries on what you should do the first time Read More…

  • September 6 2019 Global in under two years: Face Halo founder Lizzy Pike reveals her success story

    Lizzy Pike is the co-founder of Face Halo, an only 2-year-old product that is changing the game of removing make up and pushing the sustainability movement on a global scale. With just a splash of water, the product removes all make up and dirt. In just a 12 month period, Face Halo has replaced around 370 million wipes Read More…

  • September 6 2019 The evidence-based pathway to becoming an Australian corporate leader

    The pathways to success for Australia’s top 50 ASX-listed CEOs have been revealed for the first time, in the most detailed examination of who our corporate leaders are, and how the community ranks their performance. University choice, country of birth, average age, international experience, undergraduate degree, social media use and whether the CEOs were promoted Read More…

  • September 4 2019 Building a life: how to step back from daily operations and make family and life a priority

    Many people start a business with the aim of spending more time with family or more time on hobbies or self-development, only to find that the business needs them there 24/7. Hobbies and family time go out the window, and the business owner finds themselves with even less freedom than they had when working in Read More…

  • September 4 2019 Let’s talk: Boom or bust

    Should businesses be interested in cryptocurrencies? Do the pros of such influential cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin really outweigh the cons? The crypto market has been around for just over a decade, and in that time it has continued to exist and thrive despite doubters and critics’ words of warnings. Some say that the entire market Read More…

  • August 30 2019 From the automotive industry to the jewellery industry: Jackie Damelian’s entrepreneurial journey

    Jackie’s involvement in her family’s customer-centric automotive business for several years has later come to shape and inspired the emergence of her own successful company, Jackie Mack Designs. Her shift into the jewellery industry has been nothing short of successful since its relaunch in November 2018. Since launching, Jackie Mack Designs has continuously surpassed monthly targets with a Read More…

  • August 28 2019 Let’s talk: Marketing

    In our Let’s Talk discussion today, we’re sharing the insider tips from small businesses that have marketed a new product or service, and what they’ve learned from that process. A well-executed marketing plan drives a small business’s growth, and by considering fully the product or service you’re selling, and how it’s going to impact the Read More…

  • August 27 2019 Overcoming the challenges of managing larger teams

    Successful business owners aren’t automatically great team managers however, as the business grows, the importance of managing teams grows along with it. And, regardless of how well the business is run otherwise, if a business owner can’t attract and retain top talent, it will be difficult to continue to grow in the long term, according Read More…

  • August 26 2019 What your employees really think about AI

    Recently, Dynamic Business attended the 2-day Gartner ReImagine HR event to hear the new trends, reports and insights from HR industry leaders and share them with our readers. HR leaders from all over Australia came together to uncover and discuss the latest HR and leadership trends, best practice, challenges and opportunities. One of those discussions was from Jonathan Read More…