Start-ups set sights on Uber

Claire Dunn   The taxi app is just one of a number of businesses that have their eyes on the cab companies.

Gold tattoos the next bling thing

Model with Flash Tattoos

Caroline James   You can't claim fashionista status if you haven't applied 24-carat faux ink to your skin. And it's an Aussie driving this trend.

Never miss a delivery again

Post-haste: Letterboxes are becoming redundant as parcel delivery goes hi-tech.

Louis White   An ingenious new service means you'll never have to come home to an Australia Post calling card again.

The lady tradie revolution

Juanita Mottram and Laura Madden, of Eve Renovations and Workwear, are helping to change female tradies' wardrobes.

Larissa Ham   Who says women don’t belong in the trades? Meet the women bringing a breath of fresh air to these industries.

I earn $1000 an hour

Jamie Abbott: the $1000 an hour woman

Kate Jones   Guess which industry this woman works in?

Technology gets kids reading

Ken Taggart wants to start a reading revolution.

Christine D'Mello   A desire for his children to be closer to his mother was the catalyst for this entrepreneur's business.

Hipsters obsessed with Aussie icon

Colourful Blundstone boots are popular in Europe with  creative city-dwellers.

Jeremy Loadman   Which local tradies' brand is the darling of the international cool crowd?

Want to be a wine snob?

Cameron Votan, co-founder and former managing director of The Iconic, is part of a team launching a new online platform selling boutique Australian wines.

Louis White   A new site gives Aussies access to, and allows them to rate, boutique wines

How I made my first million

Kusal Goonewardena is a board member of the Entrepreneurs' Organization and a co-founder of The Three Entrepreneurs.

Christine Long   What's the oft-forgotten barrier Kusal Goonewardena says we need to overcome to get to seven figures?

Meet the Aussie drone entrepreneurs

Matthew Sweeny is developing the technology to launch a commercial drone delivery service.

Nigel Bowen   If Matthew Sweeny has his way, drones will soon be delivering to your door.

What are the three figures every business needs?

Brad Smith: success comes after learning important lessons.

Louis White   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?


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


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