Steve Scanlan joins Technology People, to launch the business in Melbourne

Steve Scanlan joins Technology People, to launch the business in Melbourne

Sydney's Technology People have secured the backing of Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Steve Scanlan. Following the sale of his IT business Recon Solutions to labour hire and workforce management business People Infrastructure, Scanlan has bought a stake in Technology People and has joined the company as Director of Growt...

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Blockchain goes bush with Power Ledger

Blockchain goes bush with Power Ledger

Power Ledger is taking its blockchain-based peer-to-peer power sharing technology outside of the city for the first time with a trial in Western Australia. The trial in WA is the first time Power Ledger has taken its tech to a regional area and will see commercial buildings trade excess solar power between each other, underpinned by the c...

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What does MMA fighting have in common with scaling a business?

What does MMA fighting have in common with scaling a business?

You might not think it at first glance, but MMA fighting and the start-up life aren't so different from one another. For instance, both smack you in the face, punch you in the guts, and, to put it bluntly, beat the crap out of you. That's why Leigh Rust (pictured left) - who along with his brother Nathan won the Manufactu...

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How Complete Business Travel is riding the wave of success

How Complete Business Travel is riding the wave of success

At the recent 2019 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards the team at Complete Business Travel (CBT) knew they were in with a chance. Few other travel management companies could match their expertise and personal service and they had been finalists for the last 4 years. Then at the gala night in Sydney they finally heard the words: &quo...

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Fitstop doubles franchise footprint in just two years

Fitstop doubles franchise footprint in just two years

In two years, functional training group Fitstop has more than doubled its franchise footprint. The business, co-founded by Peter Hull (pictured left) and Richard Bell (pictured right) in Brisbane in 2017, is expected to accelerate its national growth by 300 per cent after closing a $1.4 million funding round earlier this year. It has ...

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Aussie businesses tap travelling workforce to solve staffing issues

Aussie businesses tap travelling workforce to solve staffing issues

With unemployment in Australia continuing to hover at around 5 per cent, recruiting and retaining quality talent is becoming a growing challenge. Not only does it affect companies' ability to grow, it impacts customer service and productivity levels. Helping alleviate this pressure is The Global Work & Travel Co., the Gold Coa...

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Top marks for A Team Tuition

Top marks for A Team Tuition

You know your tutoring business is on the right track when the vast majority of your students with poor grades are suddenly getting As and Bs. In his early high school years Hayden McEvoy struggled with attention deficit disorder (ADD), but with a disciplined approach he transformed his own learning to achieve almost s...

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Sterling success for Michael Hill after 40 years

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Sterling success for Michael Hill after 40 years

Michael Hill was a late bloomer in the world of business and for the last 40 years he's been making up for lost time. Now with more than 300 stores across Australia, New Zealand and Canada, it is hard to believe the man whose name is so synonymous with jewellery was once apprehensive to start a business. Hill comes from a lon...

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Macro Mike growth pushed by passion and peanuts

Macro Mike growth pushed by passion and peanuts

He snatched up the Startup title at last year's Gold Coast Young Entrepreneurs Awards, and now Macro Mike founder Michael Kellett is taking Australia by storm. Kellett is taking on multinational health food conglomerates with his range of 100 per cent natural protein products and gym supplements, with some big deals in the pipeline. ...

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Why applying the 'Dodo' philosophy in business can help you avoid extinction

Why applying the 'Dodo' philosophy in business can help you avoid extinction

The dodo is...or was...a bird native to Mauritius, an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. It thrived in a world without natural predators, it grew fat, its wings got small and it became flightless.  When the Portuguese arrived and colonised the island, the Dodo became their main source of food. Today it's an extinct...

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How a sickening 'casting couch' experience led The Clean Collective to defy Silicon Valley

How a sickening 'casting couch' experience led The Clean Collective to defy Silicon Valley

When co-founder of The Clean Collective Charlie Thompson (pictured) told me about her experience with venture capitalists in Silicon Valley my first reaction was "that still happens?". In retrospect, that reaction was incredibly naïve, but I am certain there are others who would react in a simliar way; people who are unfami...

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GO1 secures new global HQ

GO1 secures new global HQ

Online education and training aggregators GO1 have set up their brand-new global headquarters in Logan, Queensland. The business, co-founded by young entrepreneurs Vu Tran (pictured) and Andrew Barnes, offers more than 45,000 training courses online form a range of different education content providers. Tran says running his globally ...

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National Veterinary Care to acquire procurement business

National Veterinary Care to acquire procurement business

Australian Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Tomas Steenackers' (pictured) listed National Veterinary Care (ASX: NVL) has announced the acquisition of a new business. NVL expects to complete the $5 million acquisition of the 'veterinary procurement business' by 30 September 2019. The acquisition will complement its exist...

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Gilmour Space Tech counts down to momentous rocket launch

Gilmour Space Tech counts down to momentous rocket launch

The final frontier is just the beginning for the stargazers at Gilmour Space Technologies. During the week which coincidentally marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, Gilmour Space Technologies (GST) celebrates its own history-making moment. The Gold Coast-based rocket engineering company yesterday completed the final ...

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Futurist Chris Riddell: Is your business a rainforest or a banana plantation?

Futurist Chris Riddell: Is your business a rainforest or a banana plantation?

The internet of things (IoT) and augmented intelligence are set to overhaul the way we live, but in this new and sometimes scary world it is the startups that will have the edge. Futurist Chris Riddell made this assertion during a presentation recently at Gold Coast Business Week, highlighting the companies with the best chance of success...

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Myriota the first locals to sign with the Australian Space Agency

Myriota the first locals to sign with the Australian Space Agency

Space and technology startup Myriota is the first Australian company to sign with the Australian Space Agency (ASA) as a strategic partner. The Adelaide-based company, residing in the new Lot Fourteen startup precinct, is the first Australian startup to partner with ASA, joining international giants like Boeing who signed an agreement wit...

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A Perfect Stay goes boutique in Melbourne

A Perfect Stay goes boutique in Melbourne

Since 2004 husband and wife founders of A Perfect Stay, Sonya and Garth Brien, have operated in Byron Bay and South East Queensland. But their ambitions are bold and the team have looked south for expansion. The duo have acquired Melbourne-based Boutique Stays, adding 65 properties to A Perfect Stay's existing network, bringing its to...

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How an Australian fashion startup became a viral sensation

How an Australian fashion startup became a viral sensation

Success sometimes comes from the strangest places. In fashion,most of the time it isn't what's being worn but who wears it. And when a brilliant garment and a fiery personality collide, that's when sparks fly for fashion startups. No one knows this better than the two founders of Bianca and Bridgett - Bianca and Bridgett R...

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Shark Tank sharks will shine at Gold Coast Way Ahead

Shark Tank sharks will shine at Gold Coast Way Ahead

Some of the country's most successful investors, thought leaders and innovators will steal the spotlight at Gold Coast Business Week 2019. Almost every local entrepreneur worth their salt will be involved during the week either as panellists, VIPs, guest speakers, event hosts or attendees. Not least of which is a trio of sharks wh...

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Removify was Nick Bell's startup itch that needed to be scratched

Removify was Nick Bell's startup itch that needed to be scratched

Removify is helping businesses remove unwanted and fake online reviews and content with a 'no win, no fee' business model. Nick Bell (pictured) could easily have been forgiven for taking a break from the business world following his $39 million sale of WME Group to Melbourne IT (ASX:MLB) in 2017. But Bell couldn't kee...

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