MCCANN BUYS OUT BRISBANE AGENCY

MCCANN BUYS OUT BRISBANE AGENCY

BRISBANE communications agency The Red Republic has joined forces with McCann Australia, the world's largest agency network.

Effective immediately, the global company has merged the PR, social media, experiential and design expertise of The Red Republic.

McCann's Australian offices are in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Co...

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FREE LUNCH BY TOP CHEFS FOR A CAUSE

FREE LUNCH BY TOP CHEFS FOR A CAUSE

NEIL Perry, Matt Moran and Maggie Beer (pictured) are among a stellar line-up helping host OzHarvest's fourth annual Think.Eat.Save event at lunchtime today.

An array of high profile chefs and hospitality companies will prepare free hot lunch made from surplus food for Australian non-profit OzHarvest, which is the nation's first and l...

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HOW STAN GORDON WOULD SAVE EAGLE BOYS

HOW STAN GORDON WOULD SAVE EAGLE BOYS

STAN Gordon has stepped forward as a suitor for embattled pizza chain Eagle Boys. "Are we the right guys? I think we are," Gordon, the owner of Melbourne-based Franchise Food Company, tells Business News Australia. NBC Capital, which bought the business off founder Tom Potter in 2007, called in receiver SV Partners on Thursday 14 ...

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MGI GOLD COAST EXPANDS

MGI GOLD COAST EXPANDS

LEADING Australasian acounting network, MGI, has bolstered its team by appointing Helen Whelan as director at its Gold Coast office.

Due to an expanding client base on the Gold Coast, Whelan, who was previously senior manager at MGI's Brisbane office, has been brought on to manage the growing Southport business.

"MGI is committed ...

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PRINCE MIXES PHILANTHROPY WITH BUSINESS AT ZAMBRERO

PRINCE MIXES PHILANTHROPY WITH BUSINESS AT ZAMBRERO

SOMETIMES, after building a successful business and making millions, entrepreneurs will turn their thoughts to philanthropy. Zambrero founder Sam Prince took a different approach. He intertwined the commercial focus of his Mexican restaurant chain with the philanthropic goals of his social enterprise, Plate 4 Plate, right from the beginning, in ...

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7 POINTS FROM JULY'S DELOITTE BUSINESS OUTLOOK

7 POINTS FROM JULY'S DELOITTE BUSINESS OUTLOOK

DELOITTE Access Economics released its monthly Business Outlook today. It puts Brexit in perspective for Australia and explains how Australia is growing, despite some strong headwinds. Business News Australia has broken the Deloitte report down to seven points:

China matters more than Brexit

"Although a renewed burst of credit ...

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ENTREPRENEUR GROUP EYES VENTURE CAPITAL

ENTREPRENEUR GROUP EYES VENTURE CAPITAL

A LEADING networking community has announced plans for a venture capital raise to develop its first app.

The League of Extraordinary Women plans to connect female entrepreneurs with likeminded women anywhere in the world through a new technology platform.

Previously The League has only operated in Australia through networking events includ...

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ADELAIDE PLEDGES TO COME CLEAN

ADELAIDE PLEDGES TO COME CLEAN

AFTER the near-shutdown of its manufacturing industry, Adelaide is aiming to become the world's first carbon neutral city.

The South Australian Government is pledging $3.6 million to make this a reality.

Currently 60 per cent of Adelaide's carbon emissions come from energy usage and 35 per cent from transport.

The Government int...

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TERRACYCLE TACKLES THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY

TERRACYCLE TACKLES THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY

BEAUTY is big business but can be a big, bad business - something L'Oreal Australia is trying to change with New York company TerraCycle.

The companies have developed a world-first program to ensure beauty and personal care packaging doesn't end up in landfill.

They are an odd couple on the surface, but TerraCycle's focu...

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CIOBO WARNS CREDIT RATING COULD BE AT RISK

CIOBO WARNS CREDIT RATING COULD BE AT RISK

FEDERAL Minister for Trade and Investment Steven Ciobo has warned a Labor victory following this weekend's federal election could put Australia's triple-A credit rating at risk.   "You can say I am just being political, but there is a point where you can only get so much debt," says Ciobo, addressing a Young Profess...

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SYDNEY AGENCY GIVES NEW MUMS THE WORKS

SYDNEY AGENCY GIVES NEW MUMS THE WORKS

SYDNEY agency The Works has raised the bar in creative industries with its new baby daycare bonus.

As of July 1, the Employer-funded Return to Work Bonus will take effect at The Works, providing $100 per day paid childcare to mothers returning to the workplace over six months.

Average childcare costs in NSW are currently $96 per day...

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MILLENNIAL ENTREPRENEURS DO IT DIFFERENT

MILLENNIAL ENTREPRENEURS DO IT DIFFERENT

JANE Lu is known as 'the lazy ceo' on Instagram but she is nothing of this description, besides being at liberty to work from bed in her pyjamas.

The branding is all part of Lu's charm, which she has used to grow her online fast fashion retail business Showpo into a business that turned over $10 million in the 2014 calendar y...

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FROM THE TANK: SHOULD YOU EVER WHACK-A-MOLE?

FROM THE TANK: SHOULD YOU EVER WHACK-A-MOLE?

A FAST-PACED game of whack-a-mole often evolves as a business begins to scale up.

Based on my past experience with Greencross (ASX: GXL) and my work these days on a number of companies including Shark Tank startups, it seems the faster you grow, the more chaos occurs.

For the unacquainted, whack-a-mole is the game you sometimes play as lit...

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JAMIE PHEROUS: WHY IT PAYS TO KEEP THINGS SIMPLE

JAMIE PHEROUS: WHY IT PAYS TO KEEP THINGS SIMPLE

JAMIE Pherous, founder of Corporate Travel Management (ASX: CTD), believes 'keeping things simple' has allowed him to transition from accountant to literal high flyer.

The former accountant says his days travelling for Arthur Andersen, now Ernst & Young, specialising in financial consulting across Australia, Papua New Guinea ...

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FROM THE TANK: HOW I PICK TECH COMPANIES

FROM THE TANK: HOW I PICK TECH COMPANIES

JAMIE Pherous, the founder of Corporate Travel Management (market cap $1.4 billion) said it well at the Brisbane Business News breakfast last week: "Business is simple, don't overcomplicate. Learn the rules of the game and play hard". 

Business is a little like a game of rugby, where you pass the ball backwards an...

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THE MCDONALD'S CREW CLEANING UP FAST FOOD

THE MCDONALD'S CREW CLEANING UP FAST FOOD

IT'S not every day you hear of a company trying to own and embrace the 'fast food' label, with many trying to rid themselves of the stigma associated with the industry. However, a group of ex-McDonald's staff, together with Australian born and bred Guzman y Gomez (GYG), is going against the grain, hoping to own and change ...

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TOY ENTREPRENEUR ON TOP OF THE WORLD

TOY ENTREPRENEUR ON TOP OF THE WORLD

MANNY Stul of Melbourne-based toy company Moose Enterprise has become the first Australian to be named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year. Stul was crowned the winner at an awards ceremony held in Monaco overnight, beating out 55 finalists from across 50 countries. After establishing Skansen Giftware as a successful retailer which list...

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BRUCE LYNTON RALLIES FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

BRUCE LYNTON RALLIES FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

THE 2016 Bruce Lynton Charity Ball has raised $117,000 for local charities in its 16th year on the Gold Coast. Beneficiaries this year include Cancer Council Queensland, Guide Dogs Queensland, Youngcare, Men Of Business, 4 ASD Kids and Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation. Bruce Lynton Automotive Group dealer principal Beric Lynton ...

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TELSTRA VETERAN JOINS NETO TEAM

TELSTRA VETERAN JOINS NETO TEAM

NETO has recruited a Telstra veteran to boost its presence in Australian retail.

Tony Pearson has been hired as the company's first director of sales channel development.

Pearson spent more than 20 years in senior management roles at Telstra (ASX: TLS) and Vita Group (ASX: VTG).

Telstra became a 51 per cent owner of Neto in...

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SNAP EXPANDS 9ROUND IN SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST

SNAP EXPANDS 9ROUND IN SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST

SNAP Fitness Australia has flexed its muscle against industry challengers, such as online fitness guides and F45 team training, by diversifying its offering. The Brisbane-based gym franchise has introduced US training concepts YogaFit and 9Round to offer members wellness and high intensity training. YogaFit will launch later this year...

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