Entrepreneur

What are the three figures every business needs?

Brad Smith: success comes after learning important lessons.

Louis White 12:00 AM   This motorcycle entrepreneur learnt them the hard way.

Is this the next Billabong?

The Critical Slide Society

Alexandra Cain   Mambo protégé is setting the surf world on fire with edgy apparel.

Half a billion downloads and counting

For Halfbrick staff games are their life.

Sylvia Pennington   Halfbrick is one of the leading global gaming businesses and has China in its sights.

What's a socially responsible condom?

condom

Sylvia Pennington   This start-up wants its products to be more than just contraceptives.

Innovation breeds success

Pippa Hallas: innovation matters.

Pippa Hallas   This third generation business has learnt how important constant reinvention is.

Start-up secures million-dollar goal

Investors have money on the table for technology businesses.

Christine Long   Scoring megabucks is every entrepreneur's dream. How did this business do it?

Why can’t this angel get a visa?

No entry allowed: Andrey Shirben, founder of SYD Ventures.

Louis White   Andrey Shirben has invested in 24 Aussie start-ups. So why won’t we let him back in the country?

Trampoline fad launchpad for $32m business

Brent Grundy's flying high.

Louis White   This entrepreneur went from ruin to a multi-million dollar business in under five years.

What's Ron Jeremy up to?

Ron Jeremy.

Kate Jones   One Aussie start-up has a new job for the ageing porn star.

What’s the latest surf fad?

Michel Bourez, 2014 ASP World number five, on a Firewire wooden board

Alexandra Cain   It harks back to the sport’s origins and could prove to be a game-changer for the industry.

This teacher earned $50k in two months

Tim Buchalka hopes to make his fortune through online education.

Christine D'Mello   Got the back to school blues? There's another, more fruitful path outside the school system for educators.

Aussie organic wine back on Chinese tables

Wine grapes.

Gayle Bryant   After bureaucracy temporarily stopped Temple Bruer exporting to China, it is ramping up sales now to this lucrative market.

The app that predicts property prices

RealAs CEO Josh Rowe ... 'I didn't believe the algorithm at first. It wasn't until I went to an auction in my suburb. The house was listed for $600,000 – RealAs predicted $680,000 and it sold for $690,000.'

Kate Jones   Here's an app that may be the game changer in real estate in 2015.

The female funding fiasco

Louisa Forrest found it hard as a female to convince banks to come on board.

Claire Dunn   Why is it so tough for women to raise money for their start-ups?

How's that breakdancing thing working out?

Moving on up: Zachary Rook has developed a very successful business in Queensland.

Louis White   When Zachary Rook's dance dream failed to materialise he turned his attention to something more lucrative.

The shortcut to a specialist

Michelle Lemin

Kate Jones   When you need a medical specialist, you need one fast. This business can help.

The entrepreneurs overcoming adversity

Have skills, will travel: Leather worker Sima Mahboobifard was not allowed to start a business in her native land.

Kate Jones   Starting a start-up is hard, and these business owners have done it tougher than most.

Step aside Seek

Job's right: Jake Williams (left) and Lewis Romano.

Adam Courtenay   Which businesses are disrupting the dominance of the online job search veteran?

Coffee vans vie for turf

coffee

Caroline James   It's a hotly contested space with a fascinating history.