ETHICAL JEWELLERY BRAND YCL ANNOUNCES NEW RETAIL DEAL

ETHICAL JEWELLERY BRAND YCL ANNOUNCES NEW RETAIL DEAL

GOLD Coast jewellery brand YCL Jewels has landed a deal with leading Australian online e-tailer, The Iconic, to be a stockist for the brand's core collection.

Fabienne Costa (pictured), founder and creative director of YCL Jewels, says the deal will help her business continue its growth and capitalise on the exposure gained by celebr...

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THE STARTUP USING BLOCKCHAIN TO CHANGE THE WAY WE VOTE

THE STARTUP USING BLOCKCHAIN TO CHANGE THE WAY WE VOTE

MOST media commentary surrounding blockchain technology has centred on its adaptability to the fin-tech sector, and specifically cryptocurrencies like BitCoin and Ethereum. But the technology is proving to have applications outside of the cryptocurrency sector. Entities like Horizon State are currently working their way through compli...

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BUSINESS CONFIDENCE IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA FALTERS, SURVEY FINDS

BUSINESS CONFIDENCE IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA FALTERS, SURVEY FINDS

NEARLY half of small to medium businesses in South Australia believe the state economy is stagnating while almost a third believes it is going backwards, according to an annual business survey of SMEs.   The BDO South Australian State Business Survey 2017 also revealed that businesses would rather see the government act on ...

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ENTREPRENEURS TAKE TOP ACCOLADES AT EXPORT AWARDS

ENTREPRENEURS TAKE TOP ACCOLADES AT EXPORT AWARDS

TWO of the Gold Coast's leading entrepreneurs have taken out accolades at the Premier of Queensland's Export Awards, recognising their achievements in a state industry worth an estimated $69 billion. Evolve Skateboards founded by Jeff Anning (pictured) won the top prize, the Premier of Queensland's Exporter of the Year Award, ...

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BERNARD SALT: ADELAIDE HAS A SELF-CONFIDENCE PROBLEM

BERNARD SALT: ADELAIDE HAS A SELF-CONFIDENCE PROBLEM

AS ADELAIDE shuffles through a period of intense transition, many are left wondering: what's next? This week marks a massive milestone for the South Australian capital; the closure of the last remaining automotive manufacturer in the state. As the General Motors Holden plant shuts its doors in Elizabeth, many will be left without work...

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TECH ENTREPRENEURS SHARE THEIR KEY LESSONS ON LISTING ON THE ASX: PART 3

TECH ENTREPRENEURS SHARE THEIR KEY LESSONS ON LISTING ON THE ASX: PART 3

OVER the past two months, 25 companies have listed on the ASX and the path to getting to this stage is not an easy one, as they will all testify.

In theory, the benefits of transitioning from a private company to a pubicly listed one provides an opportunity to scale and access capital through the marketing potential of being listed on th...

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TECH ENTREPRENEURS SHARE THEIR KEY LESSONS ON LISTING ON THE ASX: PART 2

TECH ENTREPRENEURS SHARE THEIR KEY LESSONS ON LISTING ON THE ASX: PART 2

LISTING on the ASX is a significant milestone in the progression of a company. It means your business is on an internationally recognised stock exchange which tells the market you're open for investment and keen to grow and expand, but of course with that comes the responsibility of complex compliance procedures and being beholden to shar...

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THE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR WHO BEAT THE ODDS TO BECOME A MAJOR PLAYER IN AGRICULTURE

THE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR WHO BEAT THE ODDS TO BECOME A MAJOR PLAYER IN AGRICULTURE

RESILIENCE is one of the most powerful tools in business and young entrepreneur Robert Trenchard is living proof of this.

Trenchard, the 35-year-old founder of Hydrox Technologies, bounced back from two major business killers beyond his control to become the major player in the Australian agricultural plastics market.

His story bega...

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TECH ENTREPRENEURS SHARE THEIR KEY LESSONS ON LISTING ON THE ASX: PART 1

TECH ENTREPRENEURS SHARE THEIR KEY LESSONS ON LISTING ON THE ASX: PART 1

IT is a key question which is asked by scale-up businesses looking to move to the next level - should we list on the ASX, or do we remain private and retain control of our own destiny?

The obvious benefit of listing on the ASX is that it puts a business in the enviable positition of being able to access capital through investors in Austr...

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MEET THE MBA GRADUATE WHO CONNECTS PEOPLE WITH ANIMALS TO END ISOLATION

MEET THE MBA GRADUATE WHO CONNECTS PEOPLE WITH ANIMALS TO END ISOLATION

ZOE Black is out to prove that often the simplest ideas carry the most impact.

Black is the co-founder of Happy Paws Happy Hearts, an organisation which connects vulnerable members of society with RSPCA animals for mutual therapy and learning.

After completing her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at The University of Queensl...

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BRISBANE'S TOP ENTREPRENEURS UNDER 40 REVEALED: 1-5

BRISBANE'S TOP ENTREPRENEURS UNDER 40 REVEALED: 1-5

HERE is the top 5 in our 40 under 40 Young Entrepreneurs Brisbane who represent the Australia's most inspiring young business people from a variety of industries. Our top 40 entrepreneurs and business leaders under the age of 40 have all built a thriving business, delivered innovation, led social change or have an idea that will chang...

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TOP 40 UNDER 40: BRISBANE'S INFLUENTIAL YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS # 6 - 10

TOP 40 UNDER 40: BRISBANE'S INFLUENTIAL YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS # 6 - 10

THESE five innovators round out the top 10 in our 40 under 40 Young Entrepreneurs Brisbane, and our numbers #6-10 are changing their respective industries. From food and hospitality to a legal play and the founder of a tech company that's helping clients take on Amazon, these entrepreneurs from #6-10 have already made their mark ...

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TOP 40 UNDER 40: BRISBANE'S INFLUENTIAL YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS # 11 - 15

TOP 40 UNDER 40: BRISBANE'S INFLUENTIAL YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS # 11 - 15

THE FASHION industry headlines our top #11-15 with these movers and shakers using social media to boost their businesses and drive sales.

They're complemented by an innovative marketing business, a construction finance broker and a major player in the agricultural plastics market.

Here is our Top 40 Under 40 entrepreneurs from #...

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TOP 40 UNDER 40: BRISBANE'S INFLUENTIAL YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS # 16 - 20

TOP 40 UNDER 40: BRISBANE'S INFLUENTIAL YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS # 16 - 20

Our top 40 UNDER 40 entrepreneurs from #16 - #20 features two of the founders of the world's largest online training marketplace, the developer of an innovative cloud platform, a young woman who runs a group of small businesses and startups.

It's rounded out by an entrepeneur who simply built a business around his favourite ...

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TOP 40 UNDER 40: BRISBANE'S INFLUENTIAL YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS # 21 - 30

TOP 40 UNDER 40: BRISBANE'S INFLUENTIAL YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS # 21 - 30

OUR Top 40 Under 40 entrepreneurs from # 21 to # 30 are involved in a diverse mix of traditional businesses and innovative concepts which are changing the way we live.

From real estate to accounting and engineering to fire compliance, a removal company with a difference, to state of the art motion simulators, these entrepreneurs have all...

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TOP 40 UNDER 40: BRISBANE'S INFLUENTIAL YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS # 31 - 40

TOP 40 UNDER 40: BRISBANE'S INFLUENTIAL YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS # 31 - 40

OUR top 40 Under 40 entrepreneurs from # 31 to # 40 are topped by two businesses that have taken a new look at the food and hospitality scene in Brisbane with plans to scaleup across Queensland and around the country.

They're complemented by a pair of manufacturing entrepreneurs, a duo of e-commerce fitness gurus who are moving ...

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GOLD COAST STARTUPS HEADING TO LONDON FOR INTERNATIONAL PITCH COMPETITION

GOLD COAST STARTUPS HEADING TO LONDON FOR INTERNATIONAL PITCH COMPETITION

THE creator of of luxury active wear brand Faebella, Alisha Geary, has been crowned a winner of the inaugural Pitch@Palace Australia start-up competition by HRH Prince Andrew, The Duke of York at Government House in Sydney. Geary (pictured) is one of three national winners, including fellow Gold Coast innovator, Nev Hyman (pictured) ...

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STEVE SCANLAN NAMED BRISBANE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2017

STEVE SCANLAN NAMED BRISBANE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2017

THE competition was the strongest it has ever been in 2017, with nominees ranging from innovative social entrepreneurs to heavyweight recruitment specialists. But it was clear that the man at the helm one of Brisbane's fastest growing companies would take the gong for Business News Australia's Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the Ye...

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TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT: THE BRISBANE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS

TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT: THE BRISBANE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS

TONIGHT, 300 of Brisbane's most talented young business people will descend on Moda Events Portside for the 2017 Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Awards. The event, hosted by Business News Australia and emceed by Queensland's Chief Entrepreneur Mark Sowerby and Carla Tooma, is the night of nights for Brisbane's young entrepreneurs....

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THE MUSO-DOCTOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR WHO WAS AWARDED A $100K GRANT TO DEVELOP HEADPHONES

THE MUSO-DOCTOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR WHO WAS AWARDED A $100K GRANT TO DEVELOP HEADPHONES

TWO young entrepreneurs have been awarded a government grant of $100,000 to fund the development of the world's first audio-perfecting headphones with a built-in hearing test.

The Audeara headphones, developed by Dr James Fielding and Dr Chris Jeffery from the Brisbane-based RER Labs, are close to commercial launch and was born out o...

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