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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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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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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THE 2017 MELBOURNE TOP 50 COMPANIES REVEALED: NUMBERS 20 TO 11

THE 2017 MELBOURNE TOP 50 COMPANIES REVEALED: NUMBERS 20 TO 11

From gambling to retail, wine, real estate, IT services, materials, health and utilities, these companies typify the broad range of industries that help drive the Australian economy. These companies in the top 20 are not just domestic operators with most of them underpinned by an extensive overseas presence, like Treasury Wines, which has...

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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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MELBOURNE'S $200M RIALTO PROJECT NEARS COMPLETION AFTER 10 YEARS OF PLANNNG

MELBOURNE'S $200M RIALTO PROJECT NEARS COMPLETION AFTER 10 YEARS OF PLANNNG

IT'S BEEN 10 years in the planning and had at least 10 different architects and has involved the acquisition of multiple properties, and now the redevelopment of Melbourne's iconic Rialto tower precinct is almost complete.

The $200 million redevelopment has breathed new life into the CBD and the Rialto precinct covers more than 8...

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THE MID-LIFE CRISIS THAT LED TO A SUCCESSFUL MEN'S SKIN CARE RANGE

THE MID-LIFE CRISIS THAT LED TO A SUCCESSFUL MEN'S SKIN CARE RANGE

THE story of how Anthony McDonough's men's skin care range dates back 20 years when he was living in Russia in minus 35C temperatures and every product he used to try and moisturise just made his skin more irritated.

It took a while to act on this, but in 2012 McDonough decided to make the leap and start his own skin care brand.

He...

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QLD'S CHIEF ENTREPRENEUR ON CURRENT 'TSUNAMI' OF TALENT: MARK SOWERBY EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW PART 1

QLD'S CHIEF ENTREPRENEUR ON CURRENT 'TSUNAMI' OF TALENT: MARK SOWERBY EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW PART 1

HE SPENT a decade conceiving and building Blue Sky Alternative Investments (ASX: BLA) into an ASX top 300 company and when Mark Sowerby stood down as managing director in August 2016, he was looking to spend more time with his growing family after years of long hours away from home.

But he'd barely packed his cardboard box and said h...

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HOW NICK BELL BUILT AND SOLD A $39M COMPANY

HOW NICK BELL BUILT AND SOLD A $39M COMPANY

FROM humble beginnings in 2008 with just $400 to his name to a sale price of $39 million, Australian entrepreneur Nick Bell now has one of those classic "built-it-from-nothing" stories that are the envy of many in the business world.

He sold his digital marketing company, WME Group, to ASX listed Melbourne IT (ASX:MLB) as one of Aus...

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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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STARTUPS ARE 'NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED': STEVE BAXTER EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW PART 1

STARTUPS ARE 'NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED': STEVE BAXTER EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW PART 1

TO PUT it bluntly, Brisbane's River City Labs startup guru and Shark Tank entrepreneur Steve Baxter isn't interested in funding 'crap'. Not in the least.

Of the 130 startups which applied for a spot at River City Labs through its recent accelerator program, only six made the cut after going through a rigorous boot-camp process...

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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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