Entrepreneur

How a tradie became a serial entrepreneur

Jake Tyson used to be a carpenter but has just launched his second multimillion-dollar company.

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Chin chin to the gin renaissance

Cameron McKenzie, one of three owners of Four Pillars, in the company's distillery in Healesville.

Small Australian distillers are tapping in to a global boom in gin.

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Are solopreneurs happier?

Michelle McQuaid says regularly using your strengths helps you feel more confident, energised and engaged in your work.

Michelle McQuaid   Why working by yourself leads to being more engaged and energised at work.

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How a refugee turned a $1000 router into a $15 million business

Sam Bashiry, founder of Broadband Solutions.

Cara Waters   Sam Bashiry arrived in Australia at the age of ten unable to speak English but he says the experience gave him the courage to start his own business.

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My blooming social enterprise

Nipuni Wijewickrema and her sister Gayana who has Down syndrome.

Kate Jones   Nipuni Wijewickrema runs a "socially sustainable" business that has put her in the running for Young Australian of the Year.

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The million-dollar tennis selfie business

Spectators take selfies at the Australian Open which has catapulted Social Playground into the spotlight.

Cara Waters   Annabelle Smith built a million-dollar business from our obsessions with selfies at the tennis and other events.

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Teetering on the business brink

Gretha Oost has spent the past 10 years working on her business ideas, including Project O water fountains and this ...

Louis White   The reality of a business startup can be very different to the dream of instant wealth and success.

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Island entrepreneurs: running a multimillion-dollar business from Bali

Zoe Paul, co-founder of Mister Zimi, says she felt a special connection to Bali.

Cara Waters   Living the dream. How these entrepreneurs run multi-million dollar businesses part of the year from Bali and part of the year from Australia.

Beating the Monday morning blues

Alex Kingsmill says you need to find fulfilment outside work to stop that feeling of Monday morning depression.

Louis White   If you dread Monday mornings here are some simple (and extreme) solutions to help cure the blues.

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Meet the Etsy makers

Artist Rose Miller with her children in the backyard of her house in Padstow where she runs her Etsy business.

Cara Waters   Who are the people making, selling and running businesses on Etsy in Australia?

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Co-working with a side of childcare

Erin Richards, co-founder of Happy HubBub, says she is the target market for the childcare centre and co-working space.

Cara Waters   Two entrepreneurs are getting ready to open Australia's first dedicated coworking space with childcare next month. 

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Seven entrepreneurs to watch in 2016

Jane Lu is planning to ramp up ShowPo's international expansion significantly this year.

Cara Waters   Last year signalled significant changes for these entrepreneurs and they all have big plans for the year ahead.

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Scoring a deal for pressed juice at 30,000 feet

Flight Attendant Michael Cook with Botanica team Grant Swanepoel, Richard Magney and Nadia Watson on board a Qantas flight.

Cara Waters   How an Australian small business got Qantas to serve its cold-pressed juice on board.

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Start-up co-founders turn to therapy

The television show Silicon Valley depicts some of the stresses of start-up life.

Tracey Lien   The relationship between business co-founders can share striking similarities to a marriage.

School kid turns app entrepreneur

Spencer Porter, founder of LOWK8 app.

Cara Waters   How 16-year-old Spencer Porter created an app and got it stocked by Apple.

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How business can boom on New Year's Eve

Sydney's spectacular New Year's Eve fireworks display is the work of small family business Foti Fireworks.

Kate Jones   For the small business behind Sydney's New Year's fireworks spectacular and other hardworking small business New Year's Eve is one of the busiest times of year.

Fishburners turns to Brisbane for start-up growth

Murray Hurps says the Brisbane office is taking a lesson from Sydney's demand for space and is factoring in future growth.

Jessica Sier   The "sleeping giant" that is Brisbane's start-up scene is set to awaken.

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4 wishes for small business in 2016

Tim Reed, chief executive of MYOB would like to see a few changes for small business in 2016.

Tim Reed   From consistency in the Prime Minister's office to certainty in global markets, Australia's SMEs are likely to have an extensive – but pragmatic – wish list for 2016.

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Never come home sandy again

Sandusa beach towel

Louis White   Entrepreneurs are developing products so beachgoers can leave the sand by the sea rather than bring it home on their towel.

Holiday like an entrepreneur

Owners of small businesses find it hard to get away on holiday.

Cara Waters   It's hard to get a proper holiday when you run your own business but these entrepreneurs are escaping for the Christmas break.

What happens when the trend is over?

Sheryl Thai, founder of Cupcake Central, says there will always be demand for cupcakes.

Cara Waters   Cupcakes reached when Sex and the City was screening and macarons can now be found in McDonalds but some businesses thrive when the fad has finished.

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Making money in my activewear

Stylerunner is banking on the popularity of activewear continuing.

Cara Waters   Meet the entrepreneurs making millions from our love for wearing yoga pants to do do everything but yoga in.

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Searching a 'vague' Innovation Statement

Bastion Cycles co-owner Ben Schultz uses 3D bike printing in his business.

Cara Waters   A 3D bike-printing business is the sort of business the Prime Minister's Innovation Statement should be aimed at.

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Government to save startups from 'Valley of Death'

The change is aimed at encouraging entrepreneurship.

Nassim Khadem   A suite of new tax incentives by the Turbull government aim to increase investments in startups.

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Aussie small businesses' innovation fail

Yummia  founder Mia McCarthy has built her business on innovation.

Cara Waters   Australian small businesses are lagging well behind their Asia-Pacific competitors when it comes to innovation.

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10 business lessons in 10 years

Sean O'Meara founded ImPOS 10 years ago and has learnt a lot from both his mistakes and successes.

Sean O'Meara   How Sean O'Meara started up ImPOS and turned it into a point of sale software business with $7 million revenue.

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Busting into the beauty industry

Evette Hess, co-founder of Poni Cosmetics.

Cara Waters   Female run start-ups are building million dollar businesses.

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Toypreneurs gear up for Christmas

Caspar and Darryl Thompson construct a wooden handmade toy kit for Buildme Toys.

Caroline James   A range of wheeled make-it-yourself wooden toy kits is set to compete with mass produced plastic toys ​this Christmas.

'Tis the season to be launching

Fred Schebesta, founder of Finder.com says the bigger the launch the better.

Fred Schebesta   The world's best Obama impersonator, chauffeured Tesla rides and a banana split stall were the key elements to this successful business launch.

Rozibaby prams collapses into liquidation

Rozibaby founders Tahir Baig and Rosh Ghadamian.

Cara Waters   A customised pram-making business founded by Melburnians Rosh Ghadamian and Tahir Baig three years ago has collapsed into liquidation.

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