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Atkar co-director Phil Grimshaw on the approach that’s helped his family construction supplies business survive for 70 years

Few small businesses get to celebrate a 70th birthday, let alone be managed by the one family for all that time, but construction supplies business Atkar...
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Class of 2007: Burger Urge co-founder Sean Carthew on why the business isn’t afraid to be a bit controversial

Brothers Sean and Colby Carthew started their business, Burger Urge, 10 years ago with a single shopfront in Brisbane, and as the company has expanded, the...

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Why Two Birds Brewing co-founder Danielle Allen says employing others is the best part of running the $5 million beer business

When Two Birds Brewing took flight in 2011, founders Danielle Allen and Jayne Lewis already had their sights set on becoming the number one craft...

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S1T2 co-founder Tash Tan on what it takes to build a million-dollar business in an industry where no one is an expert—yet

There’s no doubt the Australian business community is excited by the prospect of virtual reality, but finding a company that’s actually embarking on projects...
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Ten entrepreneurs to watch in 2017

Over the past decade, SmartCompany has spoken with thousands of entrepreneurs about creating nimble businesses that deliver everything from dog food to high-end fashion. No matter...
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Class of 2007: Agent99 founder Sharon Poole on why being your own boss is worth fighting for

Sharon Poole founded public relations agency Agent99 in 2007 after realising she knew just what clients wanted and how to provide it. Her journey...
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Tennis star Venus Williams on the best thing about being an entrepreneur

“People say there isn’t a limit but in our head we always think in limits—be limitless and take that limit off of yourself and...

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How Mountain Bikes Direct’s Jen Geale and her co-founders harnessed failure to save their $2 million online business from the brink

Ranking 41 in the Smart50 class of 2016, Mountain Bikes Direct boasted a three-year revenue growth rate of 69.1% when SmartCompany checked in with...
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Five things to know about Young Australian of the Year, fashion entrepreneur Paul Vasileff

Couture designer Paul Vasileff took a deep breath before delivering a short speech after being announced Young Australian of the Year on Wednesday night,...

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Why this 11-year-old entrepreneur is pitching his skateboards at Donald Trump

Getting an endorsement from US President Donald Trump could be a creative way to kickstart your business, and one young entrepreneur is giving this approach a...
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