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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