HOW MAKING MISTAKES AND PASSION SCORED WEIGHT LOSS PARTNERS A DEAL WITH SHARK TANK'S JANINE ALLIS

HOW MAKING MISTAKES AND PASSION SCORED WEIGHT LOSS PARTNERS A DEAL WITH SHARK TANK'S JANINE ALLIS

THEY partnered up to provide a scientific and targeted approach to dieting, and Kate Save and Geoff Draper cut Shark Tank's Janine Allis in as an equal business partner for $200,000.

The founders behind Be Fit Food, which has been doubling business month-on-month, created a prepackaged food business based around ketogenic diets, whic...

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SHARK TANK COUPLE GET HITCHED ON NATIONAL TV, AND SCORE INVESTMENT FROM JANINE ALLIS

SHARK TANK COUPLE GET HITCHED ON NATIONAL TV, AND SCORE INVESTMENT FROM JANINE ALLIS

THEY'RE a couple with the unusual shared 'interest' of having digestive issues, and Luke Lucas and Chrissy Glentis combined to convince Shark Tank's Janine Allis to invest in their specialist food business.

Their business, called Foddies, caters for the growing number of people who have food allergies, aversions and react...

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INTERNATIONAL RESTAURATEUR TEAMS UP WITH LOCAL FOODIES FOR NEW BYRON BAY VENTURE

INTERNATIONAL RESTAURATEUR TEAMS UP WITH LOCAL FOODIES FOR NEW BYRON BAY VENTURE

A celebrated Californian chef and international restaurateur have teamed up with local foodies have launched a new dining concept in Byron Bay that curates a colourful collection of fresh ingredients to create a dish  that's tipped to become the next iconic cuisine.

Offering a fresh take on an Hawaiian staple, Finn Poké is Nor...

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SHARK TANK PITCH LANDS BYRON BAY ENTREPRENEUR AN INVESTMENT FROM GLEN RICHARDS

SHARK TANK PITCH LANDS BYRON BAY ENTREPRENEUR AN INVESTMENT FROM GLEN RICHARDS

SHE'S working 80 hours a week to hand-make her special granola and Byron Bay businesswoman Indi Sutton convinced Shark Tank's Glen Richards to fund her company's expansion with a $100,000 deal for 40 per cent equity and a loan for $200,000.

Sutton's business, The Monday Food Company, produces organic, gluten free, sugar f...

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HOW PIXIE WEYAND IS TURNING HER PASSIONS INTO SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS STORIES

HOW PIXIE WEYAND IS TURNING HER PASSIONS INTO SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS STORIES

We all know the classic adage "if you do what you love you'll never work a day in your life", but following through on that is another matter entirely. One of the 2017 Brisbane Young Entrepreneur nominees, Pixie Weyand, is a shining example of the mantra. In between running The Lost Collective, a group of small businesse...

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HOW A YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR 'FELL' INTO A BUSINESS THAT TURNS OVER $50M A YEAR

HOW A YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR 'FELL' INTO A BUSINESS THAT TURNS OVER $50M A YEAR

IN his first year of business as a 26-year-old, he built 18 homes which delivered a turnover of just under $4 million and in less than six years Brett Boulton's company has multiplied that more than tenfold.

Bold Living, a privately owned residential building company, was founded in 2010 with starting capital of just $500,000 and now it b...

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THE AUSTRALIAN STARTUP THAT TAPPED IBM WATSON FOR ITS TECH-DRIVEN VOD SERVICE

THE AUSTRALIAN STARTUP THAT TAPPED IBM WATSON FOR ITS TECH-DRIVEN VOD SERVICE

VIDEO on demand technology startup Oovvuu has teamed up with IBM to launch a news platform powered by its AI product, Watson, which is designed to connect viewers to the most relevant video and news content.

The US multinational technology company is in Australia and staging its Watson Summit Australia events in Sydney and Melbourne to s...

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IF YOU LOSE YOUR MOJO, YOU LOSE YOUR BUSINESS: GLEN RICHARDS

IF YOU LOSE YOUR MOJO, YOU LOSE YOUR BUSINESS: GLEN RICHARDS

HE'S one of the "sharks" on the hit show Shark Tank and Dr Glen Richards deals with startups and scale-ups on a daily basis and he's in a position to know who might succeed, but definitely knows when someone will fail.

"Don't ever lose your passion because once you lose your passion you meet the end of your bus...

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HOW A FORMER BEAUTY THERAPIST SCORED AN INVESTMENT FROM SHARK TANK'S STEVE BAXTER

HOW A FORMER BEAUTY THERAPIST SCORED AN INVESTMENT FROM SHARK TANK'S STEVE BAXTER

WHILE most teenagers are busy getting through their homework and social media, Jade Castle was already running a business and spotted a gap in her market.

The Brisbane girl was spray tanning friends, and friends-of-friends, at high school and kept running into the same problem over and over. They were turning up in totally inappropriate ...

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WHY WE SHOULD ALL FEAR GOOGLE, AND WHY A TECH STARTUP CHOSE THE GOLD COAST

WHY WE SHOULD ALL FEAR GOOGLE, AND WHY A TECH STARTUP CHOSE THE GOLD COAST

"GOOGLE is the enemy".

These words greet you upon entry to the funky office of Anonyome Labs on the Gold Coast and it embodies the philosophy behind a company that has developed two apps that provide protection from online identity theft.

SudoApp and SudoPay are platforms that allow users to create up to nine avatars, or s...

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FILMMAKER PROVES IT'S CRUCIAL TO HAVE A 'BUSINESS BRAIN' IN ANY INDUSTRY

FILMMAKER PROVES IT'S CRUCIAL TO HAVE A 'BUSINESS BRAIN' IN ANY INDUSTRY

BEING a little business-minded goes a long way in any career, and Australian filmmaker Scott Corfield is proving it firsthand.

Corfield's most recent production Don't Tell, which premiered internationally in May, featured Australian cinema heavyweights including Jack Thompson and Rachel Griffiths who helped tell the true story of a se...

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HOW THIS START-UP WENT FROM CROWDFUNDING TO AMERICAN RETAIL

HOW THIS START-UP WENT FROM CROWDFUNDING TO AMERICAN RETAIL

AUSTRALIAN internet device start-up, KoalaSafe, is making waves in the United States after the group signed an agreement to be stocked in 250 American Target retail stores. "It all began as an idea back in 2014 after my nephew got an iPad for Christmas and was spending all his time playing Minecraft," says Steven Pack, who co-fo...

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SHARK TANK 'WINNER' SAYS HE'LL NOW HIRE 'SMARTER PEOPLE THAN ME' AFTER LANDING INVESTMENT

SHARK TANK 'WINNER' SAYS HE'LL NOW HIRE 'SMARTER PEOPLE THAN ME' AFTER LANDING INVESTMENT

AT the age of 72, most people are happy to kick back and enjoy their retirement but Peter Kuhlmann decided he'd invent a revolutionary product and pitch it to the 'sharks' on Shark Tank and ask for an investment which would value his business at one million dollars.

Seven years ago, Kuhlmann invented the Mini Pallet which is ...

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HOW COFFEE KING KANE LANDED $2.5M FROM ANDREW BANKS ON SHARK TANK

HOW COFFEE KING KANE LANDED $2.5M FROM ANDREW BANKS ON SHARK TANK

HE landed the biggest deal in Australian Shark Tank history, and coffee mogul Kane Bodiam's vision to produce the freshest pods which are also biodegradable earned him a $2.5 million investment after a bidding war between the 'sharks'.

Bodiam's iCapsulate business produces tens of millions of coffee capsules each year and...

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IVVY LAUNCHES IN NORTH AMERICA AS EXPANSION CONTINUES

IVVY LAUNCHES IN NORTH AMERICA AS EXPANSION CONTINUES

QUEENSLAND-BASED events and hospitality technology company IVvy has entered the North American market, offering an online alternative to the traditional request-for-proposal meetings model that promises to save planners and venues time and money.

The company, which this week opened an office in New York, made its mark in the hospitality indus...

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HOW TO DRAG A COMPANY OUT OF THE RED: TEMPLE & WEBSTER'S NEW STRATEGY

HOW TO DRAG A COMPANY OUT OF THE RED: TEMPLE & WEBSTER'S NEW STRATEGY

'GO high or go home' is the mentality of Temple & Webster CEO Mark Coulter.

Since taking over the role of CEO in April last year, Coulter has made a number of big plays in order to drag the furniture and homewares retail site out of the red.

Coulter was brought on as interim CEO of Temple & Webster and was made perma...

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CAIRNS COUPLE DIVE INTO THE SHARK TANK AND CONVINCE FELLOW 'BOATIE' GLEN RICHARDS TO WORK WITH THEM

CAIRNS COUPLE DIVE INTO THE SHARK TANK AND CONVINCE FELLOW 'BOATIE' GLEN RICHARDS TO WORK WITH THEM

THEY'RE a husband and wife team with an invention that can help save the Great Barrier Reef, and lives, and Peter and Margaret Powell convinced fellow 'boatie' and Shark Tank 'shark' Glen Richards to take the plunge with them on their business journey.

Peter and Margaret have been married for 30 years and the couple f...

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THE DOCTORS WHO PLUNGED INTO THE SHARK TANK AND SURVIVED WITH A $500,000 INVESTMENT

THE DOCTORS WHO PLUNGED INTO THE SHARK TANK AND SURVIVED WITH A $500,000 INVESTMENT

THEIR mission is to change the face of cancer care with an app that empowers and connects patients and care givers and a trio of doctors has landed a $500,000 investment for a 10 per cent stake in their new business.

Their aim is to take CancerAid and turn it into a global enterprise and they now have a chance to achieve that after secur...

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MEET THE GUYS BRINGING NATURALLY SUGAR-FREE SOFT DRINK TO A DOMINO'S NEAR YOU

MEET THE GUYS BRINGING NATURALLY SUGAR-FREE SOFT DRINK TO A DOMINO'S NEAR YOU

WHEN Troy Douglas and Drew Bilbe began their beverage company six years ago, with naturally sugar free products at its core, they probably didn't expect one of Australia's biggest fast food companies to come knocking at their door.

The guys who founded Nexba have partnered with Domino's (ASX: SMP), Australia's first publicly l...

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SHARK ANDREW BANKS ON WHY AUSTRALIAN STARTUPS NEED TO GET A BIT OF AMERICAN ATTITUDE

SHARK ANDREW BANKS ON WHY AUSTRALIAN STARTUPS NEED TO GET A BIT OF AMERICAN ATTITUDE

HE'S a former thespian who borrowed $5,000 on two credit cards to get his first business off the ground in Sydney's Woolloomooloo, and went on to establish two of the world's biggest recruitment companies employing thousands of people.

Now based in the exclusive suburb of Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, Andrew Banks is well placed t...

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RICHARDS LOOKING FOR SCALEUP POTENTIAL IN NEXT SHARK TANK CLASS

RICHARDS LOOKING FOR SCALEUP POTENTIAL IN NEXT SHARK TANK CLASS

DR GLEN Richards (pictured) is circling the waters for his next big investment as season three of Shark Tank goes to air.

Founder of pet care powerhouse, Greencross, and one of the show's five big-time business "sharks", Richards says he'll be looking for innovative products or services with the potential to take the gl...

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AFTERPAY CEO ON THE UPS AND DOWNS OF STARTING UP AND WHY YOU NEED TO 'RUN THROUGH WALLS'

AFTERPAY CEO ON THE UPS AND DOWNS OF STARTING UP AND WHY YOU NEED TO 'RUN THROUGH WALLS'

WHILE at University, Nick Molnar was the biggest seller of jewellery on eBay in Australia. No easy feat, considering the site is the most popular online shopping destination in the country, with jewellery being one of the biggest sellers.

Molnar, now 27, runs one of Australia's fastest growing businesses and was named one of Forbes' 3...

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SHARK TANK'S NAOMI SIMSON REVEALS THE FIRST QUESTION SHE ASKS OF STARTUP ENTREPRENEURS

SHARK TANK'S NAOMI SIMSON REVEALS THE FIRST QUESTION SHE ASKS OF STARTUP ENTREPRENEURS

SHE'S a keen investor and supporter of the startup community in Australia and RedBalloon founder Naomi Simson remains passionate, and very direct, when it comes to identifying business talent and providing advice.

Is it the business idea itself that gives someone the impetus for success, or is it a tech innovation or disruptive conce...

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CAR RENTAL COMPARISON COMPANY DOES DEAL WITH TIGERAIR AUSTRALIA

CAR RENTAL COMPARISON COMPANY DOES DEAL WITH TIGERAIR AUSTRALIA

VROOMVROOVROOM has linked up with Tigerair Australia to provide deals for its customers at the airline's 13 main airport destinations around the country.

The deal between the online car rental comparison company and the low-cost carrier will allow customers to book their airfare and car rental together on the Tigerair Australia website in...

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MAT STILLONE ON BUILDING A HEALTH EMPIRE & QUITTING WHILE AHEAD

MAT STILLONE ON BUILDING A HEALTH EMPIRE & QUITTING WHILE AHEAD

STARTING with only $3,000 and a desire to bring quality health-conscious sports supplements to the Australian market, Mathew Stillone built his multimillion-dollar company, Protein Supplies, from the ground up.

As a young father without a university education or prior experience in running a business, Stillone knew he had to go the extra mile...

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NATIONAL STORAGE MD ANDREW CATSOULIS ON HOW TO GROW A FAMILY BUSINESS INTO A LISTED COMPANY

NATIONAL STORAGE MD ANDREW CATSOULIS ON HOW TO GROW A FAMILY BUSINESS INTO A LISTED COMPANY

IN his own words, Andrew Catsoulis describes his business as one that "doesn't cure cancer" or have an answer on how to find a solution to world peace.

As managing director of National Storage REIT (ASX: NSR), Andrew Catsoulis is pragmatic about what he does and underneath his "it's just storage, pure and simple&qu...

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THE 'REJECT' WHO BUILT A GLOBAL BUSINESS AFTER BEING FIRED

THE 'REJECT' WHO BUILT A GLOBAL BUSINESS AFTER BEING FIRED

TEN years ago, Carl Krumins was fired from his job sweeping floors at the Reject Shop and was faced with two potential options: stay unemployed or start a business.

With a background in technology developed from a young age, deconstructing and reconstructing computers, Krumins decided to work for himself.

After taking out a $10,000 loan Kr...

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GO FETCH HITS BRISBANE WITH ITS PEER TO PEER 'FETCHER' MODEL

GO FETCH HITS BRISBANE WITH ITS PEER TO PEER 'FETCHER' MODEL

THE 'Uber for errands' app has arrived in Brisbane this week with the launch of GoFetch.

The app, which launched in Melbourne joins the host of peer-to-peer convenience based tools like Uber, Airtasker, and Deliveroo already available to make lives easier and cheaper with the press of a button.

Founder and Managing Director, Blair ...

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STARTUP SUCCESS BOILS DOWN TO PERSONALITY, SAYS EXPERT

STARTUP SUCCESS BOILS DOWN TO PERSONALITY, SAYS EXPERT

THOSE who own startups will know that there are many essential qualities of a good entrepreneur; their tenacity, financial maturity and a flair for networking to name a few.

However, one business commentator believes that the real substance of a successful entrepreneur boils down to having a high level of emotional intelligence.

Chris Goli...

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THE COMPANY THAT DECIDED IT WAS GOING TO GIVE A CRAP THANKS TO CROWD FUNDING

THE COMPANY THAT DECIDED IT WAS GOING TO GIVE A CRAP THANKS TO CROWD FUNDING

SIMON Griffiths is using toilet paper to save the world.

In 2012, on the back of an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign, Griffiths sat on a toilet in a warehouse and refused to move until Who Gives A Crap raised enough pre-orders of environmentally friendly toilet paper to start production.

In 50 hours, the team reached its target by raising $...

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