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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FROM THE TANK: TO IPO OR NOT TO IPO?

FROM THE TANK: TO IPO OR NOT TO IPO?

IT ALWAYS intrigues me that nirvana for entrepreneurs seems to be the big IPO that's supposed to deliver oodles of cash.

An IPO is a complex exercise that includes months of preparation, due diligence and the construction of a conscientious prospectus that states a clear reason for listing and how the funds will be used. Cashing out ...

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FEAR OVERSHADOWS BUSINESS ASPIRATIONS: SURVEY

FEAR OVERSHADOWS BUSINESS ASPIRATIONS: SURVEY

ONE in 10 Australians believe they could do a better job of running the nation's top businesses, according to Silver Chef. A survey conducted by the Brisbane-based hospitality equipment financier has found that while Australian workers enjoy the financial security of working for someone else, almost a quarter dream about quitting thei...

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HOW UBANK IS DISRUPTING THE BANKING INDUSTRY

HOW UBANK IS DISRUPTING THE BANKING INDUSTRY

UBANK'S head of digital Jeremy Hubbard says in this day and age it is no longer the big that eats the small, it is the fast that eats the slow. With this in mind, the company is working towards disrupting the banking industry, launching the country's first online mortgage in 2011 and acting entirely online and over the phone. ...

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OSCAR OSCAR'S SECRET TO STAYING A CUT ABOVE

OSCAR OSCAR'S SECRET TO STAYING A CUT ABOVE

IN THE business of luxury and looking good, Oscar Oscar might be considered a natural fit to jump on the social media bandwagon.

But the business, founded by Oscar Cullinan, isn't concerned about social influence.

In fact, Cullinan even goes so far to say it's a 'little bit of a false economy'.

"I'm not...

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FROM THE TANK: DIVING INTO POLITICS

FROM THE TANK: DIVING INTO POLITICS

A DECADE ago I faced an important career decision which could have changed the course of my life. 

Option one, pack our bags and head to Brisbane to head up Greencross as we finalised plans to list on the ASX. Option two, seek endorsement by a political party to run for State or Federal Government in the local Townsville area. Lisa, my w...

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BREAKING THE RULES: HOW UECHTRITZ GETS THE DEAL DONE

BREAKING THE RULES: HOW UECHTRITZ GETS THE DEAL DONE

BERNIE Uechtritz may have pocketed an estimated $10 million commission from the record-breaking sale of WT Waggoner Ranch in Texas earlier this year, but that's not the reason the Aussie expatriate ranks the deal among the best of his career. "It's not the most financially rewarding deal I've ever done, but it was the mos...

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LESSONS FROM GLOBETROTTING ENTREPRENEURS

LESSONS FROM GLOBETROTTING ENTREPRENEURS

ARRIVING from 'startup utopias', these three globetrotting entrepreneurs still hold lofty ideas about Australia's startup ecosystem.

Business News Australia recaps the teachings of Brisbane's most recent Visiting Entrepreneurs who work in the startup trenches of San Francisco and Amsterdam. 

An initiative of Dig...

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APPRENTICE STAR ANSWERS GLARING QUESTION: WHY?

APPRENTICE STAR ANSWERS GLARING QUESTION: WHY?

IN 2015 the first Australian Apprentice Andrew Morello took 153 different plane trips and spoke in 11 different countries.  He is head of business development at Mark Bouris' publicly listed Yellow Brick Road Wealth Management, owns three real estate offices in Melbourne, a jewellery company called Bellagio, and is a shareholder ...

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ADELAIDE HOME CARE COMPANY LANDS IN HOT WATER

ADELAIDE HOME CARE COMPANY LANDS IN HOT WATER

AN Adelaide home care company will face court after its business model came under scrutiny for allegedly breaching sham contracting laws. The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court against Care Providers Pty Ltd, which trades as ESAR Home Care. Care Providers offers in-home personal care and d...

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HUANG BUILDS ON A VISION WITH HOTEL JEN

HUANG BUILDS ON A VISION WITH HOTEL JEN

ENTRUSTED with reinvigorating a tired hotel brand in Brisbane, Claire Huang decided to cast her net to the wider Roma Street community as well. Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts acquired the 191-room property above the Brisbane Transit Centre from Holiday Inn in 2012. The company used the opportunity to launch its Traders ...

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BOND UNIVERSITY HONOURS ITS HISTORY

BOND UNIVERSITY HONOURS ITS HISTORY

BOND University commemorated one for the ages today, with the unveiling of Founders' Corner.

Sculptures of Bond University's two founders - Alan Bond and Harunori Takahashi - were unveiled to recognise and celebrate their contribution to the establishment of the University, ahead of the institution's 27th anniversary later this mo...

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GOLD COAST, YOU ARE NOW GAINING GRAVITAS

GOLD COAST, YOU ARE NOW GAINING GRAVITAS

FIFTEEN months into his 35-year vision for the Gold Coast, demographer Bernard Salt says perceptions of Australia's holiday capital have already changed. "It has changed both on the Gold Coast and beyond," he says. "It has given a gravitas to the Gold Coast that was not there before." Salt, a KPMG partner, was ...

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PEARLS OF WISDOM FROM THE TOP

PEARLS OF WISDOM FROM THE TOP

GREENCROSS (ASX: GXL) founder Glen Richards is making a splash on Shark Tank. He chats to Business News Australia about those times when splashes are necessary in business and when it's a more matter of riding out the ebbs and flows.

Richards recalls being served up a fortune cookie with a bite-size treat: "you can never plough ...

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TOURISM AUSTRALIA APPOINTS NEW HEAVYWEIGHTS

TOURISM AUSTRALIA APPOINTS NEW HEAVYWEIGHTS

MANTRA boss Bob East and tourism industry leader Andrea Staines have been appointed to the board of Tourism Australia. The appointments, announced by Federal Minister for Trade and Investment Steven Ciobo, mark the first Gold Coasters to serve on the board since its inception. Tourism Australia aims to support the Australian economy a...

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CHANCES ARE, YOUR EMPLOYEES ARE DISSATISFIED

CHANCES ARE, YOUR EMPLOYEES ARE DISSATISFIED

FOUR out of five Australians feel unfulfilled in their workplace, according to new research by the Australian Institute of Management (AIM). The 2016 National Salary Survey shows the majority of Australians are unhappy in their roles with more than 81.9 per cent of people choosing to leave to look for new challenges. More than half of...

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