High school friends Melanie Gleeson and Belinda Fraser started Endota Spa in 2000. Now there are 88 Endota spas around Australia and the business turns over more than $40 million a year. by Cara Waters
Many hold the view that business models and brands should try to live on forever. However, there comes a point when you effort and capital would be better spent closing a moribund business and starting over. by Brian Walker
The 2014 Melbourne Home & Giving Fair was held in August and SmartCompany was on hand to speak with three SMEs to find out why they participate in trade shows and if the benefits outweigh the costs. by Kirsten Robb and Eloise Keating
Australian investors could have an opportunity to purchase a stake in jewellery and accessories retail chain Lovisa by the end of the year if plans for an initial public offering come to fruition. by Eloise Keating
An effects test will not feature in the draft recommendations of the federal government’s “root and branch” competition review, according to a Fairfax report this morning. by Kirsten Robb and Eloise Keating
A number of Wendys Victorian franchisees have been listed for sale on online marketplaces over recent weeks, just days after Singapore-based Global Yellow Pages subsidiary Global Food Retail Group agreed to purchase the franchise network. by Andrew Sadauskas
Before tonight’s big reveal of the 2014 Smart50 list, we thought we'd take a glance back at some of the biggest and most successful Smart50 businesses from previous years – and catch up with where they are now. by Cara Waters
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