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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

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Virtual reality: How John Curnow created a new breed of advertising agency

John Curnow’s advertising agency has broken the mould when it comes to matching clients with the right talent for a specific brief. by Eloise Keating

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Flying high: How Penny Spencer created an award-winning travel business by doing things her way

After just six years working in the travel industry, Penny Spencer knew she wanted to own her own business. Her award-winning corporate travel agency now employs 58 staff and turns over $50 million a year. by Eloise Keating

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Big dreams: How Michael Fox built one of Melbourne’s largest property developers

Real estate runs through Michael Fox’s veins, and last year his development company Little Projects sold 800 apartments and generated approximately $300 million in sales. by Eloise Keating