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Meet Australian icon and proud small business owner Maggie Beer

Aside from being a celebrity chef, Senior Australian of the Year, Maggie Beer is a successful small businesswoman with a company that turns over around $20 million a year and employs 100 staff. by Cara Waters

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

How Jonathan Rubinsztein created Australia’s largest Oracle consulting business

At the age of 30, Jonathan Rubinsztein co-founded Oracle consulting business Red Rock. It is now part of the UXC Group, with 600 employees across 11 different offices and turnover between $100-200 million each year. by Eloise Keating

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Mobile millions: How Cafe2U is growing in leaps and bounds under Derek Black’s guidance

Since starting out as a single coffee van in Sydney in 2000, Cafe2U has grown to 230 franchises in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, United States and South Africa. by Eloise Keating

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Worldliness and multiskilling: Lessons in leadership from Myer’s Bernie Brookes

Bernie Brookes hardly needs an introduction. The 54-year-old is chief executive and managing director of Myer and the man tasked with reinventing the 100-year-old retail business. by Eloise Keating

Friday, 12 September 2014

Diary of an entrepreneur: How Katrina Knowles rebuilt The Elandra Resort after Cyclone Yasi

When Cyclone Yasi hit Mission Beach, Katrina Knowles was taking cover inside The Elandra – a beachfront hotel she had spent years transforming from a run-down property into a luxury resort. by Kirsten Robb

Friday, 15 August 2014

Diary of an entrepreneur: How Jason Smith took Back In Motion from a carport practice to a 65-location physiotherapy franchise

When he started Back In Motion Health Group out of the carport of his home, Jason Smith wasn’t your typical entrepreneur. In fact, he says he didn’t have a commercial bone in his body. by Kirsten Robb

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Bold Horizons: How Mark Watkin brings an entrepreneurial streak to independent advertising agency BWM

Mark Watkin says he has his young daughter to thank for landing his position as group managing director of the Melbourne operations of BWM, one of Australia’s leading independent advertising agencies. by Eloise Keating

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Marketing that’s on message: How Joel Montgomery developed a winning email formula

Drawing on his background in marketing, Joel Montgomery founded email-based digital marketing agency Affiniti in 2008 but it took three years for the company to break even. It now turns over close to $3 million each year. by Eloise Keating

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

How Bing Boy’s Ming Ma put some Aussie zing into traditional Chinese bing

Founded by 31-year-old Ming Ma, Bing Boy is one of the newest fast food chains to pop up in Australia, recently opening its 30th store. by Eloise Keating