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Friday, 28 August 2015

How “muesli chick” Narelle Plapp went from car boot sales to high-flying entrepreneur with $5 million brand Food for Health

The early days of gluten and nut-free muesli brand Food For Health were instructive ones for founder Narelle Plapp. by Renee Thompson

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Demand for Australian-made: Why Ken McColl won’t let 60-year-old manufacturer Cox Industries move offshore

Cox Industries turned over more than $15 million last financial year and has 60 full-time employees at a time when most Aussie manufacturers are struggling. by Broede Carmody

Ten lessons in building a business and selling it for over $50 million: Ryan Trainor

“Have a crack and back yourself,” says this serial entrepreneur and BRW Rich Lister. by Cara Waters

Friday, 21 August 2015

Diary of an Entrepreneur: Melanie Perkins and her graphic vision of Canva world domination

Canva co-founder Melanie Perkins has had busy few weeks, launching a new product, and seeing user numbers rocket. by Renee Thompson

Friday, 14 August 2015

“Bigger than just me”: Ethical water the tip of the iceberg for Thankyou Group’s Daniel Flynn

Thankyou Group’s Daniel Flynn is certainly no stranger to awards, with a growing string of them under his belt. by Renee Thompson

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

“I would fall in love with my clients”: Naomi Simson’s RedBalloon journey

Naomi Simson founded online experiential gift retailer RedBalloon in 2001 with a $25,000 personal investment. Today, the business reportedly turns over $60 million. by Broede Carmody

Monday, 10 August 2015

SmartCompany’s date with the small business Bachelor Sam Wood

Having grown up in a family business, it's no surprise that Wood has gone on to start his own business. by Eloise Keating

Friday, 7 August 2015

Ries and shine: How Vie Active is conquering America

Vie Active co-founder Noa Ries always knew the goal was to take her business global but she didn’t realise just how quickly it would reach great heights. by Renee Thompson

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Barking up the right tree: How Chris Essex grew $6.4 million pet food company Big Dog

Chris Essex founded Big Dog Pet Foods in 2000 after deciding he wanted to step out of corporate life and start his own business. by Broede Carmody

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