Profiles

Meet Ronni Kahn, the entrepreneur with scruples

Ronni Kahn is one of the country’s most well-respected social entrepreneurs, having led the Australian shift toward social consciousness since launching her not-for-profit organisation OzHarvest in 2004. This week, she's the star of our Friday Entrepreneur Fix.

The Newcastle nappy business gone global

When a niche nappy business from Newcastle took out one of export's best-regarded awards, little did we know that the toilet habits of tots worldwide was such big business.

From personal frustration to profitable business: Roomorama

Avid global trotter turned online entrepreneur Jia En Teo channelled her frustrations with the online short-term holiday rental sector into creating Roomorama, a very profitable business that's leading the property rental marketplace after merging with Fabrice Grindaalso of Lofty.com and securing $2.1 million in seed funding.

Emma Isaacs: One smart chick

Your Friday Entrepreneur Fix this week features Emma Isaacs, the owner of the country's most loved and successful networking businesses, Business Chicks.

Mark Harbottle on the internet and start-up success

Your Friday Entrepreneur Fix this week features Entrepreneur of the Year and self-confessed "start-up guy", Mark Harbottle.

Simon Crowe Grill’d on business and franchise success

We grill’d entrepreneur Simon Crowe about his booming burger business to find out why everyone’s lining up to have a taste of his buns.

Online jewellery entrepreneur shining example of business smarts

Your Friday Entrepreneur Fix this week features Pascale Helyar-Moray, the founder of revolutionary website StyleRocks, which allows jewellery-lovers to create customised pieces to match their tastes.

Successful fitness entrepreneur talks passion, vision and flexibility

Liam Taylor made a significant career change in 2009, moving from personal trainer to CEO of Perth-based business Surge Fitness and becoming a respected business leader in the three years since. Before Taylor took the helm at Surge, the business was on the brink of insolvency but it now boasts an annual revenue of over $3 million and a membership of more than 3,000.

Online start-up rewarding social media users for promoting potential

New Sydney start-up Ticket Ninja is tapping into the marketing potential of social media users and giving them free event tickets, in return. Founder and entrepreneur John X spoke to Dynamic Business about how his business is changing the events marketplace.

Tapping into the consumer taste for cider

This week's Friday Entrepreneur Fix features Ruth Gallace, one half of the entrepreneurial duo behind the country's only 100 percent pure fruit cider range Cheeky Rascal, and with 880 percent growth in the last year alone, business is booming.

The Aussie coffee business gone global

Going from a Qantas aircraft mechanical engineer to the owner of an award winning international coffee roasting company has been quite the career change for Dancing Bean Espresso owner, Rob Mergard.

What is it about Byron Bay and business?

Byron Bay might be most famous for its laidback inhabitants and pristine beaches, but the coastal city also has an eye for business.

The small fry taking on the big fast-food guys

Your Friday Entrepreneur Fix this week features Mark Koronczyk, the founder of vegetarian fast-food chain Lord of the Fries and the small fry with McDonald's in his sights.

Iconic Aussie business celebrates 45th anniversary, CEO shares secrets to success

Few businesses can boast 45 years of business but that’s the anniversary iconic homecare business DIAL-AN-ANGEL is celebrating this year and CEO Danielle Robertson is sharing the secrets to business longevity.