RED ROOSTER CONTINUES TO CLUCK UP A STORM

RED ROOSTER CONTINUES TO CLUCK UP A STORM

THE age-old saying, 'winner winner, chicken dinner' encapsulates the fondness that Australians have for a good old roast chicken. It is this widespread sentiment and the numerous growth initiatives undertaken by chief executive Chris Green (pictured) which keeps Australian franchise, Red Rooster holding strong despite a wave of di...

Read More...
2016 TOP YOUNG PROFESSIONALS DRIVING THE GOLD COAST

2016 TOP YOUNG PROFESSIONALS DRIVING THE GOLD COAST

THE millennial work ethic isn't always cast in a positive light when compared to older generations, but these young professionals are proving otherwise. From multimillion-dollar transactions to civic advancement, five ambitious men and women are driving success for their employers and ultimately the Gold Coast. As finalists in the...

Read More...
SINK OR SWIM: HOW JEFF ROBINSON OVERCAME DEPRESSION TO INSPIRE OTHERS

SINK OR SWIM: HOW JEFF ROBINSON OVERCAME DEPRESSION TO INSPIRE OTHERS

FOR Jeff Robinson, the phrase 'sink or swim' is a mantra he once imbibed as a high-flyer in the business world, but it soon became a stark reality when, floating out to sea, he fought the will to live.

The former Gold Coast General Manager of AE Smith, the largest privately-owned air-conditioning and engineering firm in Australia, now...

Read More...
PLAN TO PROVIDE 'PURPOSE' AND 'INTENT' FOR QUEENSLAND ECONOMY

PLAN TO PROVIDE 'PURPOSE' AND 'INTENT' FOR QUEENSLAND ECONOMY

FIVE areas vital to the future growth of the Queensland economy have been identified in an upcoming Deloitte Access Economics report.

The Shaping Future Cities report, to be released in April 2017, will outline a master plan for the restructure and revamp of the economy over the coming decade.

The initiative enlists the help of a co...

Read More...
SPRINGBOARD TO REVEAL NATIONAL BUSINESS HEAVYWEIGHTS

SPRINGBOARD TO REVEAL NATIONAL BUSINESS HEAVYWEIGHTS

POWERHOUSE Australian companies iVvy, Mentorloop and Canva all share a common thread. During their respective growth phrases, these companies joined a host of other successful women-led ventures through the Springboard Australia Business Accelerator, a program which is once again hot on the search for its next big disruptor. With nomi...

Read More...
PRIMARY OPINION ROLLS OUT MAGGIE BEER PLANS

PRIMARY OPINION ROLLS OUT MAGGIE BEER PLANS

PRIMARY Opinion (ASX:POP) has cooked up plans to expand the Maggie Beer Products line. The Melbourne-based technology company acquired a 48 per cent stake in the celebrity chef's food range for $15 million in July. Beer (pictured) and her husband Colin run the company in Barossa Valley, with a range of oils, sauces, ice cream and ...

Read More...
MERGER PROVES A TONIC FOR TERRY WHITE PROFITS

MERGER PROVES A TONIC FOR TERRY WHITE PROFITS

CHEMIST retailer Terry White Group has posted a healthy doubling of underlying earnings over the past year, aided by the acquisition of the Chemplus network in 2015. The Brisbane-based Terry White Group, which is close to finalising an even bigger merger with rival chain Chemmart this month, has revealed a 107 per cent surge in earnings b...

Read More...
SOWERBY THE ENTREPRENEUR BECOMES A PROFESSOR

SOWERBY THE ENTREPRENEUR BECOMES A PROFESSOR

AFTER spending a decade building Blue Sky Alternative Investments (ASX:BLA) into one of Brisbane's biggest listed companies, founder Mark Sowerby is now poised to share his secrets to success with budding entrepreneurs. Sowerby, who announced last month that he was resigning as CEO of the Brisbane-based investment group to spend more ...

Read More...
NEW ACCREDITATION HIGHLIGHTS FLEXIBLE EMPLOYERS

NEW ACCREDITATION HIGHLIGHTS FLEXIBLE EMPLOYERS

SOCIAL enterprise Diverse City Careers (DCC) has launched a new accreditation to recognise employers offering flexible workplaces. The Flex Able Certification was initially developed by employment agency Flex Able Jobs, with co-founder Christina Smerdon on hand to oversee the process. Companies advertising with DCC are eligible to go ...

Read More...
GENERAL ASSEMBLY BUILDS UP BIG IN AUSTRALIA

GENERAL ASSEMBLY BUILDS UP BIG IN AUSTRALIA

GENERAL Assembly is going big in Australia and laying groundwork in our Sunshine State.

The digital literacy business, with campuses all around the world, has just opened in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Geelong.

Already the New York company has campuses in Melbourne and Sydney offering design, marketing, technology and data cour...

Read More...
BEWARE THE PSYCHOPATHIC BOSS, STUDY WARNS

BEWARE THE PSYCHOPATHIC BOSS, STUDY WARNS

IF YOU'VE ever thought that your boss was a psychopath, new studies reveal that you mightn't be far off the mark.

Researchers presenting to the Australian Psychological Society have found that a higher-than-expected number of corporate executives exhibit psychopathic traits.

Forensic psychologist Nathan Brooks uses the term 'su...

Read More...
SLATTERY STARTS NEW VENTURE

SLATTERY STARTS NEW VENTURE

TECH and telco entrepreneur Bevan Slattery has today launched a world first directory, Cloudscene, which will give a leg-up to his two ASX-listed businesses.

Cloudscene is the world's first comprehensive directory of data centres and cloud service providers.

The business lists more than 4700 data centres and over 4200 cloud/inter...

Read More...
STRAIGHT TALK: STARTING AND SELLING BUSINESS

STRAIGHT TALK: STARTING AND SELLING BUSINESS

INVESTOR, entrepreneur and managing director of a private investment business, Jason Titman, has helped start and sell a number of hospitality businesses. 

With a few business partners, Titman started to invest in Queensland businesses through Integr8 Investment Group. This vehicle helped start and sell businesses including Regatta ...

Read More...
INTRODUCING THE BUYER'S AGENT DISRUPTOR

INTRODUCING THE BUYER'S AGENT DISRUPTOR

SEEKOLOGY, a next-generation buyer's agent, is claiming to save property investors thousands on fees. 

The startup aims to save investors thousands of dollars on the cost of a standard buyer's agent and offers owner-occupiers a standard industry commission at the time of property purchase.

It says the only cost to the investor...

Read More...
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...

Read More...
SYDNEY ENTREPRENEUR BECOMES A REAL HERO

SYDNEY ENTREPRENEUR BECOMES A REAL HERO

STAY in school, kids, and you might just develop a business plan as great as Dustin Leonard's of HERO Condoms.

HERO Condoms began as a university assignment in Sydney, a business plan where the Texan-born entrepreneur identified the condom industry as ripe for disruption.

"The funny thing is, I never went out to start a con...

Read More...
GREATER THAN GOLD: FIONA DE JONG

GREATER THAN GOLD: FIONA DE JONG

AS A young girl riding BMX bikes, Fiona de Jong never dreamed she would be where she is today, CEO of the Australian Olympic Committee and the first female to hold this title.

Following a strict regime of 'six hours learning, six hours studying, six hours training and six hours sleeping' as she studied to become a lawyer, the Bri...

Read More...
PERKS BRINGS ACCOUNTING FORWARD

PERKS BRINGS ACCOUNTING FORWARD

ADELAIDE firm Perks has developed a first to market solution for accountants and financial planners.

Xeppo, a cloud-based software, enables financial service providers to manage data relating to client's personal, wealth management and business portfolios on one platform.

The technology launched in 2015 at the LEA world conference in M...

Read More...
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...

Read More...
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...

Read More...
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 ...

Read More...
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 ...

Read More...
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 ...

Read More...
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 ...

Read More...
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...

Read More...
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...

Read More...
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...

Read More...
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...

Read More...
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...

Read More...
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...

Read More...

Contact us

Email News Update Sign Up Contact Details

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Email Format

PO Box 2087
Brisbane QLD 4001

LoginTell a FriendSign Up to Newsletter