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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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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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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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How Zone RV co-founder Matt Johns is creating a $6 million business by building fancy caravans

Forget old stripy lino and scratchy chairs, the caravans of the future look like apartment showrooms, complete with sleek bathrooms, kitchens and well-lit breakfast...
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How Dan Kerr helped grow service.com.au into a $1.8 million business directory, after it took three months to land the first customer

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

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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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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...
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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...

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B.box 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 b.box for kids, have told SmartCompany in the past about how...
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