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  • November 15 2019 Rufus & Coco CEO and founder on going from startup to global enterprise

    Anneke van den Broek has built a globally successful business in the pet care industry. Rufus & Coco is Australia’s most awarded pet care brand, having received seven business awards for innovation, and winning the 2016 title of the NSW Telstra Business award. Anneke’s mission has always been to support pet owners and give back to animal Read More…

  • November 14 2019 The 3 P’s of the workplace – it’s no longer just pay and perks, employees want purpose

    Over the course of our adult lives, we will spend up to 4,821 days working on projects that may not inspire or motivate us. Let that sink in for a moment! The reason these projects aren’t motivating us is that they do not align with our personal values… Increasingly employees are looking for more than just Read More…

  • November 13 2019 Use director loans with caution, urges insolvency specialist

    Jirsch Sutherland, national insolvency and business recovery firm, has warned company owners and directors to understand the risk of using debit loan accounts. This comes after noticing an increase in bankruptcies as a direct result of director loans.  “Used wisely, director loans can be useful,” said Stewart Free, Jirsch Sutherland Partner. “However, there are some circumstances where Read More…

  • November 13 2019 Let’s talk: Diversity

    Not long ago we were discussing workplace culture on our Let’s Talk feature, and it brought to the surface how important it is to have a culture ‘add’ rather than just a culture ‘fit’, meaning that it’s important to seek alternative value from new employees – different in some way from the talent you already Read More…

  • November 11 2019 Flinders University’s New Venture Institute (NVI) has reinforced its reputation as Australia’s #1 University Business accelerator.

    In naming its top business incubators world wide, the renowned UBI World Benchmark Study included NVI as the only Australian incubator and one of three that top the Asia Pacific region for 2019/20. Winning this coveted honour doubles down on NVI’s success as top ranked university business incubator in the Asia Pacific for 2017/18. The Stockholm-based UBI Read More…

  • November 8 2019 Top10 Dynamic Entrepreneur 2019: Nicole Lamond on international sales and raising capital quick

    Nicole Lamond is the first entrepreneur that we are interviewing of our Top10 Dynamic Entrepreneur winners.  Nicole co-founded Eloments Tea with her business partner Julie Hirsch only in September last year, and after 4 months of sales, they impressively secured a place for their product on Woolworth’s shelves. After 6 months, they were in 1000 Read More…

  • November 7 2019 The 3 defining C’s in the future of customer engagement

    The way customers discover, browse and purchase has changed irrevocably over the past decade. Yet a few fundamentals hold true – at the heart of the customer journey is human, one-to-one interaction which businesses need to provide at scale. The way businesses do this will vary, but ultimately comes down to instilling confidence, building connection Read More…

  • November 6 2019 Let’s talk: Retaining talent

    It’s one task attracting talent in the first place, but once you have the right people in the door, how do you ensure the talent stays put? With very competitive talent pools for certain skills, it’s important to know what you can do as a small business owner or manager to cultivate a workplace and Read More…

  • November 4 2019 Charles Heunemann, co-founder and MD (AU) of Natterbox, on how to grow internationally

    We know that for many Australian small businesses, expanding globally can be difficult – to say the least – as it presents many challenging barriers. Charles Heunemann, co-founder, Vice President and Managing Director (AU) of Natterbox, helps us out with this, giving his advice from his own experience of growing Natterbox internationally. Natterbox is a Read More…

  • November 1 2019 Want to boost business revenue? Then you best invest in tech, says new report

    Small businesses could potentially see an average 4.7 per cent increase in revenue each year if they upped their technology spend, a report has found. This is supported by recent insights from Xero that have also highlighted that small businesses benefit hugely from investing in tech; small businesses that increase their spend on information and communications technology (ICT) Read More…

  • November 1 2019 “If you’re not a tech company, you are about to be disrupted by one”; Wine-tech serial entrepreneur, Dean Taylor, shares his story

    Dean Taylor is an entrepreneur well-known in the wine world; he is named one of the 50 Stars of Wine and Top 50 People in Ecommerce and has seven – yes, seven – successful online wine ventures. Dean moved away from a career in architecture to launch his first business Wine Ark – an off-site climate-controlled storage Read More…

  • October 31 2019 The solution to small business late payments (Part 2)

    In Part 1 of Small Business Late Payment Solutions, we talked about how late payments are costing small businesses and that everyone – big business, small business, bookkeepers, accountants, advisors and small business advocates – all need to do their part to fix this issue. The discussion touched on the importance of technology and credit Read More…

  • October 31 2019 Winners of the 2019 Top10 Dynamic Entrepreneurs announced

    Dynamic Business is excited to reveal the winners of the 2019 Top10 Dynamic Entrepreneurs, our annual recognition awards for exceptional entrepreneurial talent in the startup and small business space.  The nominations faced steep competition, and the judging panel had the difficult task of selecting those who they believed possessed passion, drive, skill and most importantly Read More…

  • October 30 2019 Let’s talk: Networking

    After interviewing many entrepreneurs and business leaders over the years, Dynamic Business knows how incredibly valuable networking is for creating opportunities for your business and career. In our podcast episode with Petr Adamek, for example, who is now the CEO of Canberra Innovation Network (CIN), Petr explained how he got to his position through a Read More…

  • October 29 2019 Lazy and entitled? Millennials break their stereotype, operating the fastest-growing small businesses in Oz

    In Australia, more than a third of small businesses are now run by Millennials, and according to the latest research by Xero, they are ready to expand their businesses. Small business owners under 35 are ready to grow and have concrete plans to hire new staff, acquire more resources and build their companies. In doing Read More…