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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...

Influencers & Profiles

How a perfect storm helped fuel the growth of million-dollar sunscreen brand Solar D

The team at sunscreen manufacturer Solar D chose just the right time to start chasing the licensing for a sunblock formula that still allows Vitamin...
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Why Mikaela Jade is one entrepreneur to watch in 2017

An average day in the life of chief executive Mikaela Jade involves flying drones, landscape mapping, story boarding with traditional land owners and coding. And...

Influencers & Profiles

How the founder of $13.5 million pet food company 4Legs started his career selling drinking straws

Pet food producer 4Legs has been able to capitalise on the rise of Australia’s love of pets, manufacturing wholesome dog food that you see...
Jaimes Leggett M&C Saatchi

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Why the local chief of $300 million global ad giant M&C Saatchi says tall poppy syndrome doesn’t really exist in Australia

In December, the Australian arm of global advertising giant M&C Saatchi unveiled a collaboration between NRMA and "innovation" operation Tricky Jigsaw to create a...


CareMonkey founder Troy Westley on speed dating for business partners and workshopping challenges with Richard Branson

The founder of medical information startup CareMonkey is no stranger to pitch events; over the years, his enthusiasm has seen him handed novelty-sized cheques...

Influencers & Profiles for kids co-founder Dannielle Michaels on why the $5.7 million business has done away with five-year plans

The founders of this year’s Smart50 Top Exporter Award winner, baby products business for kids, have told SmartCompany in the past about how...
Nicki Wright Australian Skin Clinics

Influencers & Profiles

Why the chief executive of $40 million business Australian Skin Clinics had to learn about makeup before taking on the top job

Australian Skin Clinics has been in action for 20 years since it came onto the scene as Queensland's first "medi-aesthetic" spa in 1996. But it's...


VIDEO: Zuora founder Tien Tzuo on the secret to building unicorn companies

Tien Tzuo fell in love with the world of technology when he was just a teenager back in the late 1980s. His thirst for building...
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Influencers & Profiles

Why the team behind Quad Lock phone products has stayed small despite 200% growth and $8.8 million in sales

The team behind Quad Lock—the phone mount and case products that keep cyclists close to their devices at all times—has recently added a couple...

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