BRISBANE ENTREPRENEUR BREAKS BARRIERS IN ECO-BUSINESS

BRISBANE ENTREPRENEUR BREAKS BARRIERS IN ECO-BUSINESS

TRACEY Bailey believes that if every person understood the true social and environmental cost of every product they bought, we would all be living in a very different world. The eco entrepreneur and founder of green business Biome has made it her life's mission to create a complete element of transparency when it comes to her own prod...

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CAR NEXT DOOR LAUNCHES IN BRISBANE AHEAD OF PLANS TO ROLL OUT ACROSS AUSTRALIA

CAR NEXT DOOR LAUNCHES IN BRISBANE AHEAD OF PLANS TO ROLL OUT ACROSS AUSTRALIA

PEER-TO-PEER car sharing startup Car Next Door has launched its Brisbane operation as part of its expansion plans into Australia's major cities.

CarNextDoor.com.au is an online platform that allows car owners to effectively rent their cars out to users as a way of making money on the idle capacity of their vehicles to people who need them...

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BRUTAL HONESTY ON EARNING THE 'GIFT OF INVESTMENT': STEVE BAXTER EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW PART 2

BRUTAL HONESTY ON EARNING THE 'GIFT OF INVESTMENT': STEVE BAXTER EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW PART 2

IN the first part of Business News Australia's exclusive interview with Shark Tank's Steve Baxter, the tech guru told our readers the hard truth about what it takes to become a true entrepreneur.

Now, the man behind Brisbane incubator River City Labs dishes out another dose of tough love when it comes to securing and keeping inve...

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RUBY OLIVE GIVES WOMEN IN UNIFORM THE FASHIONABLE EDGE

RUBY OLIVE GIVES WOMEN IN UNIFORM THE FASHIONABLE EDGE

VERSATILE and vibrant are two words that spring to mind when describing the Ruby Olive jewellery collection created by entrepreneur Skye Anderton (pictured left). 

Fitting the same description is Brisbane's iconic Johnson Hotel, one of the country's seven Art Series Hotels, inspired by the colourful abstract art of Michael Johnso...

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FROM GREEN TO GOLD: IRISH EXPAT BUILDS MILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS

FROM GREEN TO GOLD: IRISH EXPAT BUILDS MILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS

WHEN Eoin Daniels arrived in Australia with nothing but a suitcase, a working holiday visa and a passion for carpentry, he didn't expect that in just over a decade's time he would be running his own national company. Around 13 years ago, Daniels was fresh off the plane from Ireland when he secured his first job in Sydney with a lo...

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JANINE ALLIS' SPECIAL BLEND TO BOOST SUCCESS

JANINE ALLIS' SPECIAL BLEND TO BOOST SUCCESS

BOOST Juice founder Janine Allis spent some time 'winging it' before building a world-class business.

Born in the 'burbs and from humble beginnings, Allis (pictured) partied with rock stars in her twenties in the south of France before finding her calling.

Across almost two decades in business, Allis has just survived, a...

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KOPLOVITZ GIVES SPRINGBOARD TO AGILE ENTREPRENEURS

KOPLOVITZ GIVES SPRINGBOARD TO AGILE ENTREPRENEURS

FOR Kay Koplovitz, the key to being a successful entrepreneur is an agile mind - one that is always learning and quick to take on board new insights.

It's what Koplovitz looks for in candidates for the female focused scale-up incubator she founded, Springboard Enterprises, which has mentored 642 entrepreneurs since the year 2000.

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JASMINE YARBROUGH AND TAMIE INGHAM TAKE MARA & MINE TO HOLLYWOOD

JASMINE YARBROUGH AND TAMIE INGHAM TAKE MARA & MINE TO HOLLYWOOD

MARA & MINE entrepreneurs Jasmine Yarbrough and Tamie Ingham (pictured left and right respectively) slipped into Hollywood like something out of a Cinderella story.

The girls somewhat fell into their business when they were busy building other dreams - Yarbrough as a model in Brisbane, and Ingham a stylist for magazines including CLE...

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TECHFUGEES GEARING UP AT RIVER CITY LABS

TECHFUGEES GEARING UP AT RIVER CITY LABS

UP TO 80 of the country's top tech minds will converge on Brisbane's River City Labs next month when the startup accelerator plays host to the 2017 TechfugeesBNE hackathon. Teams with a range of creative, tech, design and business skills are invited to take part in the three-day event, where they will collectively design a workabl...

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THE JA JOINT LAUNCHES NEW POP-UP EXPERIENCE

THE JA JOINT LAUNCHES NEW POP-UP EXPERIENCE

WHEN considering the evolution of her business, The Ja Joint, Carly Day says, "If your plans don't work out initially, if they are right, then solutions will come."

Day (pictured below) had meditated on the idea of turning a vintage 1950s London double decker bus into a mobile Jamaican food, culture and entertainment venue ...

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FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS GET SPRINGBOARD TO GROWTH

FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS GET SPRINGBOARD TO GROWTH

DESPITE the fast-growing number of women studying STEM subjects at school and university, women continue to be underrepresented as tech entrepreneurs, and that is something the Springboard Accelerator Bootcamp is aiming to change.

Springboard is an entrepreneur accelerator for women that was founded in the United States 16 years ago and ...

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40 UNDER 40: TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS BRISBANE 1-10

40 UNDER 40: TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS BRISBANE 1-10

THE team at Business News Australia has compiled a list of some of Brisbane's brightest young business minds, highlighting the achievements of 40 of the city's most bold and innovative business founders under the age of 40.  The next generation of leaders have demonstrated tenacity, contributed to economic prosperity and prou...

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40 UNDER 40: TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS BRISBANE 11-20

40 UNDER 40: TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS BRISBANE 11-20

THE team at Business News Australia has compiled a list of some of Brisbane's brightest young business minds, highlighting the achievements of the city's most bold and innovative business founders. The next generation of leaders have demonstrated tenacity, contributed to economic prosperity and proudly call the Brisbane home. ...

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40 UNDER 40: TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS BRISBANE 21-30

40 UNDER 40: TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS BRISBANE 21-30

THE team at Business News Australia has compiled a list of some of Brisbane's brightest young business minds, highlighting the achievements of the city's most bold and innovative business founders. The next generation of leaders have demonstrated tenacity, contributed to economic prosperity and proudly call the Brisbane home. ...

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40 UNDER 40: TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS BRISBANE 31-40

40 UNDER 40: TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS BRISBANE 31-40

THE team at Business News Australia has compiled a list of some of Brisbane's brightest young business minds, highlighting the achievements of the city's most bold and innovative business founders. The next generation of leaders have demonstrated tenacity, contributed to economic prosperity and proudly call the Brisbane home. ...

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MEET BRISBANE'S TOP SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS

MEET BRISBANE'S TOP SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS

FROM ballerinas to zombies, these young social enterprises are making waves in the Brisbane community and beyond. As finalists in the Social Entrepreneur category at the 2016 Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Awards, they are solving issues and effecting change in society. In its second year, the category attracted many outstanding entries ...

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JORDAN GRIVES NAMED 2016 BRISBANE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

JORDAN GRIVES NAMED 2016 BRISBANE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

FROM powerful techpreneurs to recruitment heavyweights, the 2016 Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Awards delivered an exciting yet even playing field of finalists. But it was negotiating one of the biggest buyouts in Queensland's telecommunications history that set one entrepreneur apart. Fonebox founder Jordan Grives (pictured) was cr...

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BRISBANE STARTUP VELVET CREATES AN 'UBER FOR WIFI'

BRISBANE STARTUP VELVET CREATES AN 'UBER FOR WIFI'

DAVID Poxon, a Brisbane based entrepreneur has discovered a way for people to sell their unused home Internet data through a device he calls "hotshot." Through this device, he hopes to create an online community, just like Uber and Airbnb, where people all around Australia can sell and use each other's Internet data. Pox...

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BRISBANE TECHPRENEUR SELLS FONEBOX TO US COMPANY

BRISBANE TECHPRENEUR SELLS FONEBOX TO US COMPANY

FONEBOX founder Jordan Grives has dialled up a lucrative exit strategy with the sale of his telecommunications business. An undisclosed NASDAQ-listed US company, believed to be J2 Global, has acquired Fonebox in a deal reported to be worth $30 million. The Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Awards finalist launched the business-to-business p...

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STARTUP HUB OPENS IN BRISBANE

STARTUP HUB OPENS IN BRISBANE

BRISBANE'S new $5 million co-working space for 200 startups, The Capital, has opened on the Queen Street Mall.

The first tenants are Fishburners and Little Tokyo Two a pair of startups that have made a business of facilitating young entrepreneurs.

Fishburners Chief Executive Murray Hurps says Brisbane is the ideal location for h...

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A RADICAL YES FOR MIXED CHANNEL RETAIL

A RADICAL YES FOR MIXED CHANNEL RETAIL

DIGITAL entrepreneur Kerryn Moscicki is trading the web for traditional bricks and mortar retail this week as her footwear and accessories brand, Radical Yes, steps onto Brisbane's shopping scene.

Moscicki won the chance to set up shop in the heart of Queen Street Mall as part of accounting software firm Xero's Cloud St pop-up store r...

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ROZA'S RECIPE FOR SUCCESS REMAINS, 25 YEARS ON

ROZA'S RECIPE FOR SUCCESS REMAINS, 25 YEARS ON

ON THIS day 25 years ago, a four-year-old Jasmin Robertson (pictured) would have been sitting at a stand on her driveway, selling jars of her mother Roza's homemade sauce to people who passed by. A quarter of a century down the track you can still find Robertson selling Roza's signature recipes, only this time it is big business, ...

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IGNITE-FLIGHT CENTRE ALLIANCE TO LAUNCH 'GAME CHANGING' TRAVEL PRODUCT

IGNITE-FLIGHT CENTRE ALLIANCE TO LAUNCH 'GAME CHANGING' TRAVEL PRODUCT

GROUP buying has proven irresistible to consumers looking for cracking travel deals, but Ignite Travel Group founder Randall Deer (pictured) sees a major failing with the system that will be fixed with a new product his company will launch in association with Flight Centre (ASX: FLT).

Get Luxe will provide a "blended evolution"...

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STARTUP PROVING IT'S THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS

STARTUP PROVING IT'S THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS

WHEN social worker Louise Hallo (pictured) went on maternity leave with her first child, she found that leaving the house became a mission. Hallo was no longer able to visit her friends and family on a whim, which became an especially heart-wrenching problem on the days she wanted to offer comfort or congratulations on certain 'b...

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SKY IS THE LIMIT FOR ORANGE SKY LAUNDRY

SKY IS THE LIMIT FOR ORANGE SKY LAUNDRY

WHEN Lucas Patchett talks about the people he and Nic Marchesi help through their charity Orange Sky Laundry, he calls them his "homeless friends", and that really gets to the crux of what their enterprise is about.

It is not only a service to wash clothes, or have a shower, but one where people can talk and get support while they s...

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RIVERPITCH CHANGES ITS FLOW

RIVERPITCH CHANGES ITS FLOW

RIVER City Labs will shake up its pitching event for startups next month, with a focus on early stage innovation companies (ESIC) eligible to receive a new tax incentive. RiverPitch ESIC has been designed for early stage investors and startups looking to benefit from the federal government's 20 per cent tax offset for investing in inn...

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DOUGHNUT TIME: THREE TIPS TO SCORE A BUSINESS HOLE-IN-ONE

DOUGHNUT TIME: THREE TIPS TO SCORE A BUSINESS HOLE-IN-ONE

DAMIAN Griffiths is so much more than Mr Doughnut Time.

The Brisbane entrepreneur and former immigration lawyer has spun a world of successful businesses, starting with backpacker accommodation 12 years ago.

His plans were soon upgraded as he travelled Europe and spotted a growing market for boutique, budget hotels. This sparked his...

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RUBY OLIVE TARGETS THE UNITED STATES WITH A REFRESHED LOOK

RUBY OLIVE TARGETS THE UNITED STATES WITH A REFRESHED LOOK

SKYE Anderton will fly to the United States to promote her jewellery label, Ruby Olive, at NY NOW next week, in what she admits could be the biggest risk in her business career.

But it is not one taken without thought, or without a plan, and the payoff of a big break into the US market would be huge.

"My heart, it is saying ...

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BRISBANE ENTREPRENEUR BUILDS A-TEAM

BRISBANE ENTREPRENEUR BUILDS A-TEAM

BRISBANE entrepreneur Louisa Dyson is making a service once only at the fingertips of the rich and famous mainstream.

Her business, Alice + Albert, is Brisbane's newest personal concierge service helping busy people get organised.

Dyson says the idea isn't new, but her version offers more affordability.

She had the idea just ove...

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RIVER CITY LABS, MURU-D STEP ON ACCELERATOR

RIVER CITY LABS, MURU-D STEP ON ACCELERATOR

RIVER City Labs and Telstra-backed muru-D have announced a three-year partnership to deliver a global startup accelerator program.

After a successful pilot last year, the 'River City Labs Accelerator Program' will continue.

The program runs over six months with up to 10 teams eligible for up to $60,000 each in funding in ret...

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