LESSONS FROM GLOBETROTTING ENTREPRENEURS

LESSONS FROM GLOBETROTTING ENTREPRENEURS

ARRIVING from 'startup utopias', these three globetrotting entrepreneurs still hold lofty ideas about Australia's startup ecosystem.

Business News Australia recaps the teachings of Brisbane's most recent Visiting Entrepreneurs who work in the startup trenches of San Francisco and Amsterdam. 

An initiative of Dig...

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APPRENTICE STAR ANSWERS GLARING QUESTION: WHY?

APPRENTICE STAR ANSWERS GLARING QUESTION: WHY?

IN 2015 the first Australian Apprentice Andrew Morello took 153 different plane trips and spoke in 11 different countries.  He is head of business development at Mark Bouris' publicly listed Yellow Brick Road Wealth Management, owns three real estate offices in Melbourne, a jewellery company called Bellagio, and is a shareholder ...

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ADELAIDE HOME CARE COMPANY LANDS IN HOT WATER

ADELAIDE HOME CARE COMPANY LANDS IN HOT WATER

AN Adelaide home care company will face court after its business model came under scrutiny for allegedly breaching sham contracting laws. The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court against Care Providers Pty Ltd, which trades as ESAR Home Care. Care Providers offers in-home personal care and d...

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HUANG BUILDS ON A VISION WITH HOTEL JEN

HUANG BUILDS ON A VISION WITH HOTEL JEN

ENTRUSTED with reinvigorating a tired hotel brand in Brisbane, Claire Huang decided to cast her net to the wider Roma Street community as well. Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts acquired the 191-room property above the Brisbane Transit Centre from Holiday Inn in 2012. The company used the opportunity to launch its Traders ...

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BOND UNIVERSITY HONOURS ITS HISTORY

BOND UNIVERSITY HONOURS ITS HISTORY

BOND University commemorated one for the ages today, with the unveiling of Founders' Corner.

Sculptures of Bond University's two founders - Alan Bond and Harunori Takahashi - were unveiled to recognise and celebrate their contribution to the establishment of the University, ahead of the institution's 27th anniversary later this mo...

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GOLD COAST, YOU ARE NOW GAINING GRAVITAS

GOLD COAST, YOU ARE NOW GAINING GRAVITAS

FIFTEEN months into his 35-year vision for the Gold Coast, demographer Bernard Salt says perceptions of Australia's holiday capital have already changed. "It has changed both on the Gold Coast and beyond," he says. "It has given a gravitas to the Gold Coast that was not there before." Salt, a KPMG partner, was ...

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PEARLS OF WISDOM FROM THE TOP

PEARLS OF WISDOM FROM THE TOP

GREENCROSS (ASX: GXL) founder Glen Richards is making a splash on Shark Tank. He chats to Business News Australia about those times when splashes are necessary in business and when it's a more matter of riding out the ebbs and flows.

Richards recalls being served up a fortune cookie with a bite-size treat: "you can never plough ...

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TOURISM AUSTRALIA APPOINTS NEW HEAVYWEIGHTS

TOURISM AUSTRALIA APPOINTS NEW HEAVYWEIGHTS

MANTRA boss Bob East and tourism industry leader Andrea Staines have been appointed to the board of Tourism Australia. The appointments, announced by Federal Minister for Trade and Investment Steven Ciobo, mark the first Gold Coasters to serve on the board since its inception. Tourism Australia aims to support the Australian economy a...

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CHANCES ARE, YOUR EMPLOYEES ARE DISSATISFIED

CHANCES ARE, YOUR EMPLOYEES ARE DISSATISFIED

FOUR out of five Australians feel unfulfilled in their workplace, according to new research by the Australian Institute of Management (AIM). The 2016 National Salary Survey shows the majority of Australians are unhappy in their roles with more than 81.9 per cent of people choosing to leave to look for new challenges. More than half of...

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ERADICATING PLASTIC WASTE ONE HOUSE AT A TIME

ERADICATING PLASTIC WASTE ONE HOUSE AT A TIME

IT'S a scene that often confronts avid surfers as they head to some of the most idyllic breaks in South-East Asia - rafts of plastic waste lapping at the shoreline around a busy harbour. For Gold Coast surfboard shaper and the founder of Firewire, Nev Hyman (pictured below), it was a call to action that led him to establish a social e...

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WHEN AN OBSESSION LEADS TO SUCCESS

WHEN AN OBSESSION LEADS TO SUCCESS

GEOLOGIST Paul Messenger had an obsession with rum, but not in a bad way. Instead, he used that obsession to create a new boutique venture, Husk Distillers, which is making more noise these days with its Ink Gin than its rum. Messenger took three years to develop his bright blue botanical gin, which changes colour when mixed with toni...

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DOUGHNUT TIME: 'THE TREND IS YOUR FRIEND'

DOUGHNUT TIME: 'THE TREND IS YOUR FRIEND'

IF THERE'S a bite-sized tip Doughnut Time founder Damian Griffiths could give to budding entrepreneurs, it's to remember 'the trend is your friend'.

The serial Brisbane entrepreneur behind the likes of Limes Hotel, Alfred & Constance, Kwan Brothers and Chester Street Bakery says putting a 'spin on things' has ...

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FILLING THE GAP IN CANCER SUPPORT FOR ADULTS

FILLING THE GAP IN CANCER SUPPORT FOR ADULTS

LOCAL businesses have thrown their support behind a new not-for-profit launched on the Gold Coast, aimed at helping people battling cancer over the age of 25. The Better Together Foundation creates special moments for cancer warriors and their families to escape the disease, like a Make a Wish Foundation for adults. Matthew McFarland ...

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STRAIGHT TALK: THE RISE OF A GOLDEN ERA

STRAIGHT TALK: THE RISE OF A GOLDEN ERA

PROPERTY developer and industry spokesman Stephen Harrison says the Gold Coast needs to continually reinvent itself if it wants to play on a world stage. The founder of Harrison Development Group says the city would benefit from a Kuranda Skyrail or a Gold Coast museum, highlighting that social infrastructure makes a huge difference to th...

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STRAIGHT TALK: NAVIGATING THE FINANCIAL MINEFIELD

STRAIGHT TALK: NAVIGATING THE FINANCIAL MINEFIELD

MAJOR financial services providers such as Suncorp Group (ASX:SUN) arguably have entered a brave new world, with its insurance business facing a rising tide of natural disasters and its banking division managing the threats to cyber security. These challenges also come amid increasing consumer and regulatory scrutiny. Michael Cameron ...

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STRANGE PHONE CALL THAT FIRED UP AN ENTREPRENEUR

STRANGE PHONE CALL THAT FIRED UP AN ENTREPRENEUR

HOLLY Ransom recalls a 'really strange phone call' in 2013 from then Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

The 26-year-old social entrepreneur was asked to lead the G20 Youth Summit.

At that time, Ransom never could have pictured one year later she would be challenging political and business leaders at a table which seated the likes o...

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ELIXIR BUILDS UP STEAM IN COFFEE SCENE

ELIXIR BUILDS UP STEAM IN COFFEE SCENE

ELIXIR Coffee knows the secret to a good brew, with the family-owned operation becoming one of the most awarded specialty coffee companies in Brisbane. The business has notched 26 accolades since 2013 at competitions including the Golden Bean, RASV Australian International Coffee Awards and Melbourne International Coffee Expo. Most re...

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ELANDRA YACHTS PROVES MANUFACTURING NOT DEAD

ELANDRA YACHTS PROVES MANUFACTURING NOT DEAD

THE Australian automotive industry may be on its knees, but a fledgling new luxury boatbuilder is bucking the broader trend in domestic manufacturing. Gold Coast-based Elandra Yachts has put the call out to skilled marine industry workers to meet a rising production schedule at the company's Arundel facility. The luxury boatbuilde...

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BOND TO WELCOME NEW CHANCELLOR

BOND TO WELCOME NEW CHANCELLOR

AFTER searching far and wide, Bond University will soon usher in a new chancellor. 

The Honourable Dr Annabelle Bennett AO SC has been nominated as the University's eighth chancellor, succeeding Dr Helen Nugent AO.

The chancellor role is undertaken without recompense.

Bennett retired as a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia...

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LUKE RATTIGAN PROVING ODDS ARE IN HIS FAVOUR

LUKE RATTIGAN PROVING ODDS ARE IN HIS FAVOUR

HE IS the chief operating officer of one of Australia's largest e-commerce businesses, turning over $4 billion a year. And businessman Luke Rattigan, who has direct responsibility for online, risk and trading and customer operations at internet betting and entertainment site Sportsbet, says there is no stopping the company as it aims ...

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