Good things come in LVLY packages

Good things come in LVLY packages

If fresh flowers make a good florist, a startup solution for the sector must go beyond and nail packaging and distribution too.

Melbourne business LVLY proves that a fresh approach to brand and packaging is the way to cut through a saturated market.

As has been a recurring theme among the 2019 finalists of Melbourne's Young Entrepreneu...

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New Aim's Everywhere Store takes out Australian Young Entrepreneur of the Year

New Aim's Everywhere Store takes out Australian Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Amazon may be known as The Everything Store, but New Aim is making a name for itself in Australia as The Everywhere Store. In a world of hyper-specialisation, New Aim is product agnostic and operates a multi-channel strategy. That's why the business has been able to achieve roughly 45 per cent growth, year-on-year, for 14 years, in a ...

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Top business stars to compete for Australian Young Entrepreneur Awards 2019

Top business stars to compete for Australian Young Entrepreneur Awards 2019

We've searched up and down, left and right, and looked everywhere in between for Australia's leading young businesspeople. After months of nomination processing, interviews, evaluation and collaboration with our judges, Business News Australia is proud to be hosting the Australian Young Entrepreneur Awards 2019. ...

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Eliya The Label tailors to the times

Eliya The Label tailors to the times

In a world of fast fashion, Louise Elia takes a deliberate approach to designing to much applause. Through her business, Eliya The Label, Elia dually operates a ready-to-buy and manufacturing-on-demand model. This strategy has been met with double-digit sales growth in its first two years and triple-digit growth over the last few months.&...

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From science student to million-dollar swimwear star

From science student to million-dollar swimwear star

It isn't often you hear of science students starting fashion businesses, but Ana Gavia thinks she owes an education in medicine to success in swimwear. Gavia was studying a double major in Medical Biotechnology and Nutrition at Deakin University in Victoria before starting Pinkcolada in 2018. The Startup winner at the Melbourne Yo...

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Mad Mex takes vegan food startup Dibble national after stellar trial

Mad Mex takes vegan food startup Dibble national after stellar trial

 Plant-based diets are sweeping the country at unprecedented rates, with more than one in 10 Australian identifying as vegetarian along with a growing number of vegans. So fast is the growth that organic health food stores like Flannerys Organic & Wholefood Market have reported record sales numbers for plant-based 'meats'...

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Althea breaks into German medicinal cannabis market

Althea breaks into German medicinal cannabis market

Melbourne-based medicinal cannabis company Althea (ASX: AGH) has signed an agreement that will see it crack into the German market. Distributor Nimbus Health GmbH ('Nimbus') will sell Althea's medicinal cannabis products in Germany through its pharmacy network as part of a memorandum of understanding ('MoU'). Althe...

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How KX Pilates keeps its X factor

How KX Pilates keeps its X factor

In less than a decade KX Pilates has muscled up to become the largest pilates franchise in Australia with more than 60 locations in all major cities. Gone are the days of pilates being synonymous with stretching, at least when you compare KX Pilates to the traditional method. Picture this. It's 2010. Hot yoga is starting to become...

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Success in simplicity: the fast rise of Ampersand Projects

Success in simplicity: the fast rise of Ampersand Projects

From the simplistic design of the iPhone to the decluttering techniques of Marie Kondo, minimalism is the defining trend of the 2010s. It is certainly the approach taken by the founders of Ampersand Projects, a Sydney-based beverage business that has found success by following the mantra 'less is more'. Co-founded in 2018 by t...

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Shark Tank backing pays off as ISR Training rides next wave of growth

Shark Tank backing pays off as ISR Training rides next wave of growth

Gold Coast-based ethical sales company ISR Training is on a roll with sales up 300 per cent since Shark Tank sharks Glen Richards, Steve Baxter and Andrew Banks came on board in mid-2018. Ryan Tuckwood (pictured right), who co-founded the business with Jack Corbett (pictured left), says business has gone from strength to strength sin...

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Expert360 pens $500m deal with recruitment giant Hudson

Expert360 pens $500m deal with recruitment giant Hudson

Expert360 is on track to becoming the world's biggest jobs platform for highly skilled, non-permanent professionals following a deal with recruitment giant Hudson. The marketplace and management platform for independent consultants and contractors has penned a deal with Hudson that is worth $500 million. As part of the deal, Exper...

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Aussie firms punch above their weight in Fintech100 list

Aussie firms punch above their weight in Fintech100 list

Australia has ranked fifth in terms of representation in this year's Fintech100 prepared by KPMG and H2 Ventures, with cross-border payment unicorn Airwallex the country's highest ranking firm at 32. Co-founded by Jack Zhang (pictured), Airwallex completed a US$100 million Series C round in March giving it an estimated market...

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AI startup Sortal out to clean up the world's visual asset mess

AI startup Sortal out to clean up the world's visual asset mess

When you're time-poor and live in a world where digital media is ubiquitous at home and in the workplace, it's very easy for the organisation of photos and videos to get left behind. Put them in the cloud, sort through the deluge later. Multiply that by all the staff within a company along with all their different ways of labe...

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"I was in the gutter, but never again": The promise that created a champion

"I was in the gutter, but never again": The promise that created a champion

Amelia Gow is living proof that no matter how hard a person falls; recovery is always an option. The entrepreneur behind thriving social enterprises 6729 Bakery and Active Opportunities spends her days helping others find their purpose in life. Gow's clients and staff are people who have previously struggled to break through barri...

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Entrepreneurs team up to make plastic straws a thing of the past

Entrepreneurs team up to make plastic straws a thing of the past

Two Australian competitors have come together on a mission to tackle single-use plastics. Little Green Panda and Stroh, both manufacturers of compostable, plant-based straws, have entered a joint venture to lead the plastic-free revolution. Manon Beauchamp-Tardieu's (pictured below, centre) Little Green Panda and Teresa Aylott'...

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Introducing Slyletica, "the most successful fashion brand you've never heard of"

Introducing Slyletica, "the most successful fashion brand you've never heard of"

Four years ago activewear entrepreneurs Simon and Yetta Rawadi took a life-changing trip to Spain. At the time, the two were best friends and business partners. They wanted their holiday to be a mental cleansing exercise; one that would free their minds and allow them to clearly define their future. "Yetta and I founded our o...

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EKOLUV takes on waste with Fashion as a Service

EKOLUV takes on waste with Fashion as a Service

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words 'sustainable fashion'? Chances are your mind wanders to the unrewarding aisles of second-hand warehouse stores; rows upon rows of pre-worn clothing and bric-à-brac that will likely never be sold. Or perhaps you're transported to a suburban op-shop...

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Tammy Hembrow hits 10 million follower mark

Tammy Hembrow hits 10 million follower mark

Influencer entrepreneur Tammy Hembrow has been firing on all cylinders in 2019. Not only have her athleisure fashion brand Saski Collection and Tammy Hembrow Fitness seen strong growth, but she's broken some incredible Instagram milestones. Her number of followers has risen by around 1.3 million in the past 12 months to reach the ...

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Alternative data the next frontier for lending tech

Alternative data the next frontier for lending tech

"All the technology, processes and procedures that we build are constantly evolving, and I think that's what's separating us from the giants in our space and the legacy lenders," says Jacaranda Finance founder Daniel Wessels.  For most people the word association with "subprime" would be "mortgage cri...

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From Zambrero stores to TV comedy: SS Group enters the media kitchen

From Zambrero stores to TV comedy: SS Group enters the media kitchen

"Don't put all your eggs in one basket." It's the mantra young entrepreneurs Scott and Shae Chapman have been living and breathing since founding The SS Group just over five years ago. Their journey began in franchising when the duo launched several restaurants within the Zambrero Mexican chain. They quickly disc...

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