THE SOLAR POWERED DRONE THAT COULD FLY INDEFINITELY

THE SOLAR POWERED DRONE THAT COULD FLY INDEFINITELY

AN Australian company is in the process of developing a completely solar powered drone that might be capable of indefinite flight and has secured government funding for its revolutionary project. Praxis Aeronautics, based in Adelaide, has developed a prototype in which solar cells can be encapsulated into a composite material, such as the...

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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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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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IF YOU CAN SURVIVE AND BE RESILIENT, YOU CAN ACHIEVE GREAT THINGS: BRISBANE BRONCOS CEO PAUL WHITE

IF YOU CAN SURVIVE AND BE RESILIENT, YOU CAN ACHIEVE GREAT THINGS: BRISBANE BRONCOS CEO PAUL WHITE

HE'S been the CEO of one of Australia's most iconic sports brands for seven years and under Paul White's tenure, the Brisbane Broncos (ASX: BBL) have broken records for revenue, membership, sponsorship and attendances.

His standing in the game is unquestioned and rugby league legend and Penrith boss Phil Gould calls White &qu...

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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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PETER BEATTIE: WE CAN TURN A $1B 'PROFIT' ON COMMONWEALTH GAMES IF BUSINESS GETS ON BOARD

PETER BEATTIE: WE CAN TURN A $1B 'PROFIT' ON COMMONWEALTH GAMES IF BUSINESS GETS ON BOARD

PLAYING host to a major sporting event is often regarded as a guaranteed way to lose money, but the 'face' of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games says he believes the event has the potential to deliver up to one billion dollars in economic benefits to the region.

Peter Beattie, the chairman of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games...

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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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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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TAKING ON THE TELCO GIANTS AND HOW TO COMPETE AGAINST HEAVYWEIGHTS LIKE TELSTRA

TAKING ON THE TELCO GIANTS AND HOW TO COMPETE AGAINST HEAVYWEIGHTS LIKE TELSTRA

THEY'RE one of only four licenced mobile carriers in Australia, and Pivotel Group is taking on the likes of telco giants Telstra, Optus and Vodafone with an industry-first strategic plan to improve and increase coverage in regional and remote areas.

The Gold Coast-based company has launched a hybrid satellite and mobile phone plan ca...

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MARK SOWERBY EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

MARK SOWERBY EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

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 his go...

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BUSINESS BITES: KHEMISTRY

BUSINESS BITES: KHEMISTRY

WHEN digital strategist Andy Fyffe felt like he missed the boat for the last big thing in tech, he pledged to seize the next opportunity that came along. He believes virtual reality is it. Fyffe watched on as the internet took the world by storm, and thinks virtual reality is the best invention since not only about to take us by storm...

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BUSINESS BITES: M&C SAATCHI

BUSINESS BITES: M&C SAATCHI

IKEA is a property developer, Airbnb is a media company and Facebook is a drone developer.

Got your attention? That's the mark of M&C Saatchi's group innovation director, Ben Cooper.

With too many 'agency of the year' accolades to count, M&C Saatchi pioneers creative direction worldwide.

Cooper heads inn...

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JAMIE PHEROUS: WHY IT PAYS TO KEEP THINGS SIMPLE

JAMIE PHEROUS: WHY IT PAYS TO KEEP THINGS SIMPLE

JAMIE Pherous, founder of Corporate Travel Management (ASX: CTD), believes 'keeping things simple' has allowed him to transition from accountant to literal high flyer.

The former accountant says his days travelling for Arthur Andersen, now Ernst & Young, specialising in financial consulting across Australia, Papua New Guinea ...

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IT'S TIME TO STOP TALKING ABOUT TOURISM

IT'S TIME TO STOP TALKING ABOUT TOURISM

THE Gold Coast must stop relying on its traditional economic driver of tourism and invest in innovation and entrepreneurship if it wants to grow to be a worldly city, says leading entrepreneur Matt Desmier. The founder of Silicon Beach UK talked to Business News Australia about growing Bournemouth from a seaside town to the UK's faste...

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