News and interviews on Gillian Franklin including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Thursday, 02 May 2013
Make sure you take advantage of the small business resources available in your state.
Friday, 13 April 2012
A licence deal between cosmetics company, Heat Group, and a consumer products giant is a big win, but there's something bigger, its CEO says.
Monday, 07 February 2011
Gillian Franklin says businesses that simply look to pay money to make harassment claims go away should stand up for staff who have been the subject of malicious claims.
Monday, 09 August 2010
A new survey suggests 44% of Australian women have been harassed at work, with 62% saying they believed companies do not do enough to support those who make a harassment allegation.
Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Gillian Franklin’s decision to fight a discrimination case from a former employee shows protecting principles can be costly, but also priceless.
Cosmetics distributor Heat Group has won a three-year battle with a former employee who claimed to have been discriminated against and harassed.
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Melbourne-based cosmetics entrepreneur Gillian Franklin has been stranded in Geneva since April 15.
Monday, 08 March 2010
Another International Women’s Day, more surveys that highlight the fact the discrimination is not getting better. How long can this go on?
Thursday, 05 March 2009
Female participation on the entrepreneurial playing field has not just stagnated, it has gone backwards.
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Gillian Franklin, founder of the $75 million a year cosmetics company Heat Group, was told she had breast cancer a year ago. She talks to AMANDA GOME about how she has successfully come through the past year and what she has learnt about managing both a m
Wednesday, 01 October 2008
A whopping 90% of Australian women are seeking answers to the gap between men’s and women’s wages, a survey by Australian cosmetics company The Heat Group reveals.
Thursday, 29 May 2008
Over our first year of existence, many of Australia’s best entrepreneurs generously shared tips, trends, ideas, leads and opportunities. So here are a few favourites from the zillion of tips from the SmartCompany community. There are 52 tips – one for eac
Thursday, 14 February 2008
What's keeping women entrepreneurs in the minority? Is it something they are doing wrong? It doesn't have to be this way. AMANDA GOME offers 10 steps to success.
Friday, 01 February 2008
Paid maternity leave is worth it: Entrepreneur
Thursday, 31 January 2008
SmartCompany is turning one-year-old. We have learnt a lot in our first year, and hope you have too. Here are 10 of the best lessons entrepreneurs have shared. By AMANDA GOME.
Wednesday, 30 January 2008
If the bad economic news continues, consumers and businesses won’t stop spending – but they are sure to become more discerning.
Saturday, 26 January 2008
Gillian Franklin took her company Heat Group to revenue of $75 million in just seven years – but her recent diagnosis with cancer could present her biggest challenge. She talks about how she will manage her business and her illness to AMANDA GOME.
Tuesday, 04 December 2007
The founder of kikki.K wanted to bring a sense of fashion and design to the everyday, and took her business from its start-up $3000 outlay 10 years ago to revenue now of more than $20 million. Kristina Karlsson tells AMANDA GOME the kikki.K story.
Saturday, 24 February 2007
Heat Group's Gillian Franklin had a problem: consumers liked her cosmetics brand but they didn't love it. She tells Amanda Gome how she created passion for the product and sales soared.