GOLD COAST'S TOP 40 ENTREPRENEURS UNDER 40 REVEALED: 1-5

GOLD COAST'S TOP 40 ENTREPRENEURS UNDER 40 REVEALED: 1-5

TODAY we reveal the "best of the best" in our Top 40 under 40 Young Entrepreneurs Gold Coast with our top 5 emerging business leaders who are changing and disrupting their respective industries in Australia and overseas.

These top 5 entrepreneurs have taken the world by storm with bespoke wedding dresses exported to 65 cou...

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GOLD COAST'S TOP 40 ENTREPRENEURS UNDER 40 REVEALED: 6-10

GOLD COAST'S TOP 40 ENTREPRENEURS UNDER 40 REVEALED: 6-10

WE'VE BEEN revealing our Top 40 under 40 Young Entrepreneurs Gold Coast over the past week, and today it's our top 6 to10. These tech-savvy entrepreneurs put on display exactly what makes the Gold Coast a fantastic place. They are broadcasting to an audience of millions and designing incredible clothes at the same time. They are s...

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GOLD COAST'S TOP 40 ENTREPRENEURS UNDER 40 REVEALED: 11-20

GOLD COAST'S TOP 40 ENTREPRENEURS UNDER 40 REVEALED: 11-20

THIS week, we're revealing our Top 40 under 40 Young Entrepreneurs Gold Coast, who represent some of 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...

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DOING THINGS THE HAPPY WAY IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS FOR ADL PROTEIN BRAND

DOING THINGS THE HAPPY WAY IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS FOR ADL PROTEIN BRAND

SEEING a gap in the market for protein powder that's suitable for women, as well as organic and tasty, the founder of Happy Way started down a path that's only proved fruitful. Ben Germein and Hien Nguyen (pictured) are the Adelaide based co-founders of popular superfood supplement brand Happy Way. The product is made out of g...

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BRISBANE'S KING OF SOLAR POWER REVEALS STARTUP JOURNEY

BRISBANE'S KING OF SOLAR POWER REVEALS STARTUP JOURNEY

WHEN Karl Brown decided to go out on a limb and start his own solar company he only had $2,500 to play with.

"It was all my wife would let me have," says Brown. Now he runs one of Queensland's largest privately owned solar companies, Instyle Solar. How did he do it? Brown says it's all down to changing your pers...

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GOLD COAST'S TOP 40 ENTREPRENEURS UNDER 40 REVEALED: 21-30

GOLD COAST'S TOP 40 ENTREPRENEURS UNDER 40 REVEALED: 21-30

THIS week, we'll be revealing our Top 40 under 40 Young Entrepreneurs Gold Coast, who represent some of 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...

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MATT BLATT FOUNDER ON HOW TO SUCCEED IN RETAIL WHILE STICKING TO YOUR ROOTS

MATT BLATT FOUNDER ON HOW TO SUCCEED IN RETAIL WHILE STICKING TO YOUR ROOTS

FED up with the furniture options open to Australians, which he describes as "bland", Adam Drexler (pictured) and wife Deborah took it upon themselves to provide something entirely different. Their creation, under pseudonym Matt Blatt, is one of the most exciting and Instagrammable furniture stores in the country. The duo pride ...

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GOLD COAST'S TOP 40 ENTREPRENEURS UNDER 40 REVEALED: 31-40

GOLD COAST'S TOP 40 ENTREPRENEURS UNDER 40 REVEALED: 31-40

THIS week, we'll be revealing the Gold Coast's top 40 entrepreneurs under 40 who represent some of Australia's most inspiring young business people from a variety of industries. Our top 40 have built a thriving business, delivered innovation, led social change or have an idea that will change lives. Today it's our top ...

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GRACE LOVES LACE FOUNDER NAMED 2017 GOLD COAST YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

GRACE LOVES LACE FOUNDER NAMED 2017 GOLD COAST YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

THE CITY'S best young entrepreneurs were revealed on Friday 3 November at the 2017 Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur Awards which took place at QT Gold Coast. This year marked the biggest ceremony to date with Gold Coast's most successful young  entrepreneurs receiving awards in front of nearly 300 peers, professionals and execut...

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THE NIGHT OF NIGHTS: THE GOLD COAST YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS

THE NIGHT OF NIGHTS: THE GOLD COAST YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS

TONIGHT, 300 of the Gold Coast's most talented young business people will arrive at QT Surfers Paradise for Business News Australia's Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur Awards 2017. Hosted by Carla Tooma, the awards are the night of nights for the Gold Coast's young entrepreneurs. The Young Entrepreneur Awards showcase Australia'...

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ONLINE STARTUP SCORES MAJOR WESTPAC DEAL

ONLINE STARTUP SCORES MAJOR WESTPAC DEAL

A GOLD COAST tech startup has landed a major deal with Westpac which will roll out its innovative platform through the bank and its own corporate clients.

BenchOn, founded by Tim Walmsley (pictured), is a business-to-business resource management platform that matches businesses' idle staff to short-term contracts with reputable compa...

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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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