Business sectors that will fly and fall in 2018

Business sectors that will fly and fall in 2018

THE wind and electricity generation industry is set for massive growth in 2018, while motor vehicle manufacturing is set for a major decline, according to analysis from business information specialists. Sectors which made the best use of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and big data really took off, along with businesses...

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LiveTiles strikes deal to help shake up US manufacturing industry

LiveTiles strikes deal to help shake up US manufacturing industry

ASX-listed global software company LiveTiles (ASX: LVT) has moved deeper in the AI space in North America with a strategic deal with the Smart Manufacturing public-private partnership in the US.

As part of the deal, LiveTiles will work to deploy innovative AI-based technology to increase the competitiveness of one of the strongholds of t...

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Six entrepreneurs who built their business on social media

Six entrepreneurs who built their business on social media

We've spoken to a tonne of incredible entrepreneurs who've built their business off the back of emerging technologies. Social media has quickly become the go-to place to become inspired with Instagram leading the charge thanks to its emphasis on image. We spoke to six entrepreneurs who owe their success to social media; whethe...

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Slim secrets are charging full speed into 2018 following biggest year ever

Slim secrets are charging full speed into 2018 following biggest year ever

SLIM Secrets, one of the most well-known Australian health food brands, definitely deserved a cheat day following 2017. The year panned out to be one of the group's most successful, and exciting, after Slim Secrets successfully pushed into Asia. The brand's main goal in 2017 was to expand its global footprint at an aggressive ...

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Tech and startup entrepreneurs reveal their ultimate 2018 wishlist

Tech and startup entrepreneurs reveal their ultimate 2018 wishlist

A NEW YEAR is just around the corner, and with it comes the potential for savvy entrepreneurs to capitalise on a world of opportunity. Tech and startup industries are on a sharp rise in Australia, sectors which have matured exponentially throughout 2017. In this 2018 wishlist, Business News Australia shares insight from many of the co...

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How Tammy Hembrow leveraged social media to dominate the fashion game

How Tammy Hembrow leveraged social media to dominate the fashion game

SITTING pretty with 7.5 million followers, Tammy Hembrow has undeniably broken into the top echelons of Instagram. However, as one of Australia's top ten most followed celebrities, unbridled popularity was not enough on its own for Hembrow.  The health and fitness queen who founded Tammy Hembrow Fitness has expanded into fash...

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MEET THE ETHICAL FOUNDERS OF MELBOURNE'S MOST UNIQUE COFFEE COMMUNITY

MEET THE ETHICAL FOUNDERS OF MELBOURNE'S MOST UNIQUE COFFEE COMMUNITY

CELINA Lazarus (pictured right) and Tony Strickett's (pictured left) love affair with coffee began with their first venture; an importing business called First Crop Coffee. The group, founded in 2013, was designed to be a 100 per cent traceable coffee company where husband and wife Lazarus and Strickett know exactly where every coffee...

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ICONIC SWIMWEAR FOUNDER ON HER SCORCHING HOT YEAR IN BUSINESS

ICONIC SWIMWEAR FOUNDER ON HER SCORCHING HOT YEAR IN BUSINESS

FOR the founder of iconic swimwear brand Moana Bikini, Karina Irby (pictured top right), 2017 has been an unbeatable year. The young Gold Coast entrepreneur who started the business off an $800 loan from her dad has now moved into her first headquarters, shipping orders to thousands of avid Moana fans worldwide. In addition to populat...

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STARTUP SECURES PARTNERSHIP WITH AUSTRALIA POST

STARTUP SECURES PARTNERSHIP WITH AUSTRALIA POST

MOBILE payment startup Sniip has announced a nation-wide partnership with Australia post to bring its disruptive tech to even more customers. The fintech will roll out the use of Sniip to enable Australia Post customers to pay bills using the Post BillPay barcode wherever they might be using their smartphone. Co-founder and CEO of Sni...

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INSIDE THE BUSINESS WHICH TURNED ALLIANZ STADIUM INTO A ZOMBIE WASTELAND

INSIDE THE BUSINESS WHICH TURNED ALLIANZ STADIUM INTO A ZOMBIE WASTELAND

OVER the weekend, thousands of horror buffs descended on Sydney's SCG and Allianz Stadium precinct for what has been called 'the world's largest real-world zombie survival game'. Zedtown: Last Haven immersed participants in an apocalypse story where the undead rule the planet, and the players' objective is to discover ...

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AUSSIE CROWNED DUKE OF YORK'S GLOBAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

AUSSIE CROWNED DUKE OF YORK'S GLOBAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

GOLD COAST surfing icon Nev Hyman believes there are two major problems facing the world today; plastic waste, and a desperate need for affordable shelter. Fortunately, the entrepreneur created Nev House, a company which turns recyclable plastics into low cost structures including homes, schools and clinics which can be clipped together i...

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TAKING A PLUNGE: HOW ASHLEIGH MCINNES FOUNDED ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S FASTEST GROWING PR FIRMS

TAKING A PLUNGE: HOW ASHLEIGH MCINNES FOUNDED ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S FASTEST GROWING PR FIRMS

ASHLEIGH McInnes, founder of Papermill Media, will tell you her successful firm was the result of a fluke. "You know that old saying fake it till you make it? I faked it for two years," laughs McInnes. Despite her humility, McInnes founded the company from her bedroom when she was just 24 and it has grown to be one of Austra...

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DOING THE HEAVY LIFTING FOR THE WORLD OF BODYBUILDERS, THE FOUNDER OF RYDERWEAR

DOING THE HEAVY LIFTING FOR THE WORLD OF BODYBUILDERS, THE FOUNDER OF RYDERWEAR

IF you want something done right, do it yourself. That's the message so many entrepreneurs pass down to emerging business leaders. It also happens to be exactly how David Lukic found success. Lukic's company, Ryderwear, fulfils a niche in the fitness-wear industry that traditional players hardly touch: bodybuilders. Eight year...

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CREATING A LASTING EXPERIENCE TO SAVE THE PLANET ONE JOCO CUP AT A TIME

CREATING A LASTING EXPERIENCE TO SAVE THE PLANET ONE JOCO CUP AT A TIME

WHAT started off as a small project with his circle of friends has since blown into a full-scale operation for JOCO Cups founder Matt Colgeate. The JOCO brand, which launched in 2009, was somewhat of a side project for Colgeate who wanted to do something about the vast amount of disposable waste being created around the world. In the years ...

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TECH ENTREPRENEUR ON HOW TO BUILD A BUSINESS FROM THE GROUND UP

TECH ENTREPRENEUR ON HOW TO BUILD A BUSINESS FROM THE GROUND UP

WHEN new employees start work at HTG, Paul Gunther, Director at HTG, likes to remind the fresh faces where he began. Just ten years ago, Gunther and his business partner Tim Tocco started out on a journey that has seen HTG go from just six employees on the Gold Coast to now over 250.  However, the the success didn't come over...

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EQUITY CROWD FUNDING

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EQUITY CROWD FUNDING

CROWD funding has long been a darling of entrepreneurs, inventors, and creatives. Platforms like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and even Patreon have launched the successful careers of a number of Australian change makers. By allowing interested patrons to donate money, sometimes in exchange for tokens of appreciation, these crowdfunding platforms ...

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SHARK TANK CASTING OPEN TO ENTREPRENEURS FOR 2018 SHOW

SHARK TANK CASTING OPEN TO ENTREPRENEURS FOR 2018 SHOW

CASTING is now underway for entrepreneurs to have their chance at pitching their business to the Sharks on Network Ten's critically acclaimed Shark Tank.

Season four of the show will return with five of Australia's most successful business people searching for the next big idea to turn into a profitable investment.

Shark Tan...

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TRAVELSHOOT IS THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON YOU NEVER KNEW YOU NEEDED

TRAVELSHOOT IS THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON YOU NEVER KNEW YOU NEEDED

NOT everybody is a photographer, and that's okay, until you find yourself in front of a magnificent sunset in New York City. Founders of Travelshoot, Sarah Peace and Tim Jones, want to ensure that every moment of a vacation is not just documented, but beautifully documented. The concept behind Travelshoot is an on-demand professio...

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GRACE LOVES LACE NEW COLLECTION TO CONTINUE THE TRAILBLAZING STREAK

GRACE LOVES LACE NEW COLLECTION TO CONTINUE THE TRAILBLAZING STREAK

MEGAN ZIEMS (pictured top), the queen of bohemian bridalwear, is nothing if not an ambitious and restless businesswoman. Just weeks after the birth of her second child, and only days after being named number one on the Gold Coast 40 under 40 list, the founder of Grace Loves Lace has this week launched her latest worldwide collection. ...

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IT'S A YES, AND IT COULD MEAN A BILLION-DOLLAR BOOST FOR THE ECONOMY

IT'S A YES, AND IT COULD MEAN A BILLION-DOLLAR BOOST FOR THE ECONOMY

AUSTRALIA has had its say today, and returned a result of 61.6 per cent in favour of legalising same-sex marriage.

The final count saw 7.8 million responses in favour of same-sex marriage, and 4.9 million against. Those in the wedding industry believe that Australia can now become a hotspot wedding destination for same-sex couples lo...

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