HOW PIXIE WEYAND IS TURNING HER PASSIONS INTO SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS STORIES

HOW PIXIE WEYAND IS TURNING HER PASSIONS INTO SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS STORIES

We all know the classic adage "if you do what you love you'll never work a day in your life", but following through on that is another matter entirely. One of the 2017 Brisbane Young Entrepreneur nominees, Pixie Weyand, is a shining example of the mantra. In between running The Lost Collective, a group of small businesse...

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HOW A YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR 'FELL' INTO A BUSINESS THAT TURNS OVER $50M A YEAR

HOW A YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR 'FELL' INTO A BUSINESS THAT TURNS OVER $50M A YEAR

IN his first year of business as a 26-year-old, he built 18 homes which delivered a turnover of just under $4 million and in less than six years Brett Boulton's company has multiplied that more than tenfold.

Bold Living, a privately owned residential building company, was founded in 2010 with starting capital of just $500,000 and now it b...

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THE AUSTRALIAN STARTUP THAT TAPPED IBM WATSON FOR ITS TECH-DRIVEN VOD SERVICE

THE AUSTRALIAN STARTUP THAT TAPPED IBM WATSON FOR ITS TECH-DRIVEN VOD SERVICE

VIDEO on demand technology startup Oovvuu has teamed up with IBM to launch a news platform powered by its AI product, Watson, which is designed to connect viewers to the most relevant video and news content.

The US multinational technology company is in Australia and staging its Watson Summit Australia events in Sydney and Melbourne to s...

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IF YOU LOSE YOUR MOJO, YOU LOSE YOUR BUSINESS: GLEN RICHARDS

IF YOU LOSE YOUR MOJO, YOU LOSE YOUR BUSINESS: GLEN RICHARDS

HE'S one of the "sharks" on the hit show Shark Tank and Dr Glen Richards deals with startups and scale-ups on a daily basis and he's in a position to know who might succeed, but definitely knows when someone will fail.

"Don't ever lose your passion because once you lose your passion you meet the end of your bus...

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HOW A FORMER BEAUTY THERAPIST SCORED AN INVESTMENT FROM SHARK TANK'S STEVE BAXTER

HOW A FORMER BEAUTY THERAPIST SCORED AN INVESTMENT FROM SHARK TANK'S STEVE BAXTER

WHILE most teenagers are busy getting through their homework and social media, Jade Castle was already running a business and spotted a gap in her market.

The Brisbane girl was spray tanning friends, and friends-of-friends, at high school and kept running into the same problem over and over. They were turning up in totally inappropriate ...

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WHY WE SHOULD ALL FEAR GOOGLE, AND WHY A TECH STARTUP CHOSE THE GOLD COAST

WHY WE SHOULD ALL FEAR GOOGLE, AND WHY A TECH STARTUP CHOSE THE GOLD COAST

"GOOGLE is the enemy".

These words greet you upon entry to the funky office of Anonyome Labs on the Gold Coast and it embodies the philosophy behind a company that has developed two apps that provide protection from online identity theft.

SudoApp and SudoPay are platforms that allow users to create up to nine avatars, or s...

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FILMMAKER PROVES IT'S CRUCIAL TO HAVE A 'BUSINESS BRAIN' IN ANY INDUSTRY

FILMMAKER PROVES IT'S CRUCIAL TO HAVE A 'BUSINESS BRAIN' IN ANY INDUSTRY

BEING a little business-minded goes a long way in any career, and Australian filmmaker Scott Corfield is proving it firsthand.

Corfield's most recent production Don't Tell, which premiered internationally in May, featured Australian cinema heavyweights including Jack Thompson and Rachel Griffiths who helped tell the true story of a se...

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HOW THIS START-UP WENT FROM CROWDFUNDING TO AMERICAN RETAIL

HOW THIS START-UP WENT FROM CROWDFUNDING TO AMERICAN RETAIL

AUSTRALIAN internet device start-up, KoalaSafe, is making waves in the United States after the group signed an agreement to be stocked in 250 American Target retail stores. "It all began as an idea back in 2014 after my nephew got an iPad for Christmas and was spending all his time playing Minecraft," says Steven Pack, who co-fo...

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SHARK TANK 'WINNER' SAYS HE'LL NOW HIRE 'SMARTER PEOPLE THAN ME' AFTER LANDING INVESTMENT

SHARK TANK 'WINNER' SAYS HE'LL NOW HIRE 'SMARTER PEOPLE THAN ME' AFTER LANDING INVESTMENT

AT the age of 72, most people are happy to kick back and enjoy their retirement but Peter Kuhlmann decided he'd invent a revolutionary product and pitch it to the 'sharks' on Shark Tank and ask for an investment which would value his business at one million dollars.

Seven years ago, Kuhlmann invented the Mini Pallet which is ...

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SOUTH AUSTRALIAN START UP BUILDING SOFTWARE TO IMPROVE FARM SAFETY

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN START UP BUILDING SOFTWARE TO IMPROVE FARM SAFETY

A SOUTH Australian start up has received nearly $500,000 to build new software to reduce the incidence workplace deaths and injuries on farms. Safe Ag Systems has been approved to receive $498,000 in staged funding through the South Australian Early Commercialisation Fund, making it the largest grantee since the program was introduced in ...

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ONLINE HOME LOAN PLATFORM LAUNCHED IN ADELAIDE PROMISING 200 NEW JOBS

ONLINE HOME LOAN PLATFORM LAUNCHED IN ADELAIDE PROMISING 200 NEW JOBS

SOUTH Australian based fintech company Tic: Toc is on a mission to disrupt the home loan industry by developing its new online platform. In partnership with the South Australian government and Bendigo Adelaide Bank, Tic: Toc is aiming to create what they say will be the "world's first" online home loan platform which can off...

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HOW COFFEE KING KANE LANDED $2.5M FROM ANDREW BANKS ON SHARK TANK

HOW COFFEE KING KANE LANDED $2.5M FROM ANDREW BANKS ON SHARK TANK

HE landed the biggest deal in Australian Shark Tank history, and coffee mogul Kane Bodiam's vision to produce the freshest pods which are also biodegradable earned him a $2.5 million investment after a bidding war between the 'sharks'.

Bodiam's iCapsulate business produces tens of millions of coffee capsules each year and...

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HOW AN ADELAIDE SWIMWEAR BRAND WENT GLOBAL USING INSTAGRAM

HOW AN ADELAIDE SWIMWEAR BRAND WENT GLOBAL USING INSTAGRAM

COREY Decandia and Jordan Kallios, founders of Adelaide based swimwear brand Vacay Swimwear, thank the power of social media for their quick rise to success. Barely three months old, Vacay has already gathered 44,200 followers on Instagram, and has successfully tapped into the US and European markets. Decandia and Kallios say Vacay is...

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IVVY LAUNCHES IN NORTH AMERICA AS EXPANSION CONTINUES

IVVY LAUNCHES IN NORTH AMERICA AS EXPANSION CONTINUES

QUEENSLAND-BASED events and hospitality technology company IVvy has entered the North American market, offering an online alternative to the traditional request-for-proposal meetings model that promises to save planners and venues time and money.

The company, which this week opened an office in New York, made its mark in the hospitality indus...

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HOW TO DRAG A COMPANY OUT OF THE RED: TEMPLE & WEBSTER'S NEW STRATEGY

HOW TO DRAG A COMPANY OUT OF THE RED: TEMPLE & WEBSTER'S NEW STRATEGY

'GO high or go home' is the mentality of Temple & Webster CEO Mark Coulter.

Since taking over the role of CEO in April last year, Coulter has made a number of big plays in order to drag the furniture and homewares retail site out of the red.

Coulter was brought on as interim CEO of Temple & Webster and was made perma...

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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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ACCODEX AIMS TO RAISE $5 MILLION CAPITAL, AWARD FOR CEO A CHERRY ON TOP

ACCODEX AIMS TO RAISE $5 MILLION CAPITAL, AWARD FOR CEO A CHERRY ON TOP

ACCOUNTANT Chris Hooper has never been one to shy away from voicing his opinion when it comes to the state of his profession, a trait which has paid off in a gratifying way for the Adelaide entrepreneur. As the man behind international cloud-based accounting platform Accodex partners, Hooper recently took out the Editor's Choice award...

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THE DOCTORS WHO PLUNGED INTO THE SHARK TANK AND SURVIVED WITH A $500,000 INVESTMENT

THE DOCTORS WHO PLUNGED INTO THE SHARK TANK AND SURVIVED WITH A $500,000 INVESTMENT

THEIR mission is to change the face of cancer care with an app that empowers and connects patients and care givers and a trio of doctors has landed a $500,000 investment for a 10 per cent stake in their new business.

Their aim is to take CancerAid and turn it into a global enterprise and they now have a chance to achieve that after secur...

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MEET THE GUYS BRINGING NATURALLY SUGAR-FREE SOFT DRINK TO A DOMINO'S NEAR YOU

MEET THE GUYS BRINGING NATURALLY SUGAR-FREE SOFT DRINK TO A DOMINO'S NEAR YOU

WHEN Troy Douglas and Drew Bilbe began their beverage company six years ago, with naturally sugar free products at its core, they probably didn't expect one of Australia's biggest fast food companies to come knocking at their door.

The guys who founded Nexba have partnered with Domino's (ASX: SMP), Australia's first publicly l...

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SHARK ANDREW BANKS ON WHY AUSTRALIAN STARTUPS NEED TO GET A BIT OF AMERICAN ATTITUDE

SHARK ANDREW BANKS ON WHY AUSTRALIAN STARTUPS NEED TO GET A BIT OF AMERICAN ATTITUDE

HE'S a former thespian who borrowed $5,000 on two credit cards to get his first business off the ground in Sydney's Woolloomooloo, and went on to establish two of the world's biggest recruitment companies employing thousands of people.

Now based in the exclusive suburb of Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, Andrew Banks is well placed t...

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