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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

“Say yes and think about it later” – Anaita Sarkar’s ethos for running two successful businesses

Anaita Sarker founded Olivia&Co, an Australian personalised accessories online retailer, 3 years ago and then went on to launch Hero packaging, a 100% bio-degradable and eco-friendly...

“I just couldn’t see myself working a 9-5”: Sonya Mefaddi tells how she launched her biz

While it may seem like Sonya Mefaddi has already kicked some serious goals over the span of her career, the savvy business woman is just...

Falling off a cliff: how to go from trainee to CEO by setting and achieving goals  

In 2001 I was in the best shape of my life, regularly skiing, climbing, and running. Then, the day before my 29th birthday, I...

Taking a business from $50 million in sales to $2 billion in under two years: CEO turned coach Andrew Laurie

Andrew Laurie has gone from sales roles to CEO, to founder and entrepreneur, to executive coach. He is someone that truly practices what he preaches....

Four steps to developing a succession plan

In part one, we spoke about the importance of succession planning. Now, we will look at the four steps you need to take to...

Creating success in succession planning

Part one: Why do I need a plan? Although much has been written about succession planning in large corporations, it is equally important for...

Meet the entrepreneur who saved his first startup $700k by networking

Dynamic Business revisits the startup success insights of Steve Baxter, one of Australia’s most successful tech entrepreneurs, an active investor and mentor to startups. You may...

How Bridget Carmady overcame huge personal loss and used it to light her entrepreneurship fire

Bridget Carmady is a naturopath turned skincare business owner, who was motivated by her own personal experiences and a desire to address a gap...

Taryn Williams: What it takes to run 2 businesses successfully

Taryn Williams is the CEO and founder of theright.fit and Wink Models. She is one of Australia’s most popular female entrepreneurs and digital influencers. A...

“Be a gazelle and not an elephant”; Fastest growing Aussie apparel company Slyletica sees 104% growth this year

Slyletica was founded four years ago by Simon and Yetta Rawadi and the couple have created a global apparel manufacturing and brand development agency that...

How to create a culture of respect as a female CEO

By Annabelle Davidson, founder of Social Playground Being a female business founder can be tricky when juggling two young children, but I’ve learned a lot...

4 women that overcame ill health and went on to build business empires

These four women have overcome different illnesses, or periods of unhealthiness, in their lives, and have later gone on to build their lives as...

A new year, a new plan: five ways to transform your small business

The start of a new financial year is an ideal time for business owners to take stock of the business, review progress towards growth...

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...