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Friday, 31 July 2015

Burning ambition: How Nicole Eckels created multimillion dollar candle brand Glasshouse Fragrances

Nicole Eckles says she never aspired to own a fragrant candle business. But a fortuitous shopping trip planted the seed that would lead to the entrepreneur creating a $50 million business. by Renee Thompson

Business cycle: How Bicycles Online co-founder James van Rooyen is leading the online bike retail pack

The online retailer sells complete bikes from Sydney and has a new online bicycle parts business arm that began operating out of Singapore about three months ago. by Renee Thompson

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

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