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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

The next chapter: How Mark Rubbo plans to make bookselling chain Readings even more profitable

Readings was founded in Carlton in 1969 but under Rubbo’s ownership, the business has grown to include five stores across Melbourne and a growing online business. by Broede Carmody
 

Friday, 24 July 2015

Fit for success: How Aaron Smith created $6 million fitness franchise KX Group

A love of the dynamic style of Pilates, and a touch of the travel bug, is inevitably what led to Aaron Smith starting his successful fitness franchise. by Renee Thompson
 

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Home-grown growth: How Victor Said constructed $180 million building firm Rivergum Homes

Victor Said started his first building business when he was just 21. But like many entrepreneurs, it took a few goes to land on a winning formula. by Eloise Keating
 

Friday, 17 July 2015

Growing a niche: How Supercheap Storage co-founder Jordana Thirlwall is bringing creativity to the storage sector

Being in the business of selling storage space might sound a bit like being in the business of selling thin air, but for Jordana Thirlwall, it’s another chance to get creative. by Renee Thompson
 

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

One life, live It: How Dr Simone Ryan is making a difference with her $4.5 million employee wellbeing business

A trained cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr Ryan was in the operating room at her hospital when she suffered a fainting seizure. Overworked and under pressure, she realised there must be a better way for organisations to take care of their employees. by Eloise Keating
 

Friday, 10 July 2015

Diary of an entrepreneur: From Little Flowers big things grow

If you think going from the cut-throat world of advertising to starting a successful online floristry business via some animal liberation in Transylvania sounds like a bit of a leap, you’re probably right. by Renee Thompson
 

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Selling sweet: How Peta Granger is helping grow Lush Fresh Homemade Cosmetics, a $36 million business with a conscience

Peta Granger’s first job with Lush Fresh Homemade Cosmetics was a casual sales assistant position while she was backpacking in Europe. There she found the inspiration she was looking for and has stayed with the company since. by Eloise Keating
 

Friday, 3 July 2015

How Amir Farhand took geospatial company Takor from an office in his re-mortgaged home to the ASX

It was 2005 and Takor founder Amir Farhand was working at a technology firm after studying geography at university, when he first saw Google Maps in action. by Kirsten Robb
 

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Stomping new ground: How Steve Gunn is taking Blundstone to new markets and a younger generation

Steve Gunn never thought he would be a chief executive, let alone head up one of Australia’s oldest manufacturing businesses. by Eloise Keating
 

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