Emma Koehn

Emma Koehn

Emma Koehn is SmartCompany's senior journalist.
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Business Advice

How Jia Jing overcame a fear of rejection in business by facing it 100 times

Entrepreneur and motivational speaker Jia Jing spent years regretting that his fear of rejection had stopped him from starting his own business, until he embarked on...
Arthur Sinodinos


Arthur Sinodinos appointed industry and innovation minister

A federal cabinet reshuffle has resulted in the appointment of the third innovation minister since Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull unveiled his innovation agenda in...
Cotton On shopping bags


Is a Cotton On cafe in the works? The three things adding to the retailer’s strength

Could Cotton On soon be offering you a latte to go with your activewear? The retail group lodged an application at the end of 2016...


Adelaide business cops $85,000 in fines for underpaying workers after three-year Fair Work case

An Adelaide car windscreen business and its director have been fined close to $85,000 for the underpayment of employees after a federal court Justice... founders

Influencers & Profiles

How Dan Kerr helped grow into a $1.8 million business directory, after it took three months to land the first customer

The co-founders of had worked a number of different sales jobs before the temptation to strike out on their own took hold. Having...
Showpo executive team


Showpo sues online retailer over claims customer database was misused

Former Smart50 finalist Showpo is suing its former graphic designer and online clothing store Black Swallow, alleging the designer unlawfully obtained a customer database...


Why this health food brand is getting skin in the game at the Australian Open with Angelique Kerber

Melbourne goes tennis crazy every January when the Australian Open hits the city, but local brands have the long game in mind as they...
Alibaba Jack Ma and Malcolm Turnbull


Australia among top five nations selling on Alibaba’s TMall Global

Australia has booked a spot in the top five countries selling products into China through TMall Global in 2016, but the Alibaba-owned online retail...
Gary Veynerchuk

Business Advice

Why the “you’re going to die” mindset motivates entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk

Serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk says there are two big secrets to staying motivated in business: being selfish, and knowing that you’re going to die. Writing...
Working from home


Seven newsreader brings unfair dismissal claim: What are your obligations to staff on parental leave?

Businesses are urged to remember that communication is key when it comes to managing staff on parental leave, with reports that an unfair dismissal...

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