Miriam Steffens When Julie Finch-Scally walked out of her job in a bank after a clash with management, she was well into her 50s and struggled to find another job.
Mercedes Ruehl Missing out on a lively night at a museum sparked Jonathan Barouch's idea for a smartphone app that has been downloaded more than 100,000 times.
Entrepreneur Secrets Serial entrepreneur Vincent Teubler, 47, embodies the saying “expect the unexpected”. Teubler’s “résumé” spans the spectrum.
Jo-Anne Hui Late-night greasy kebabs and meat pies were once the domain of mobile food vendors, but the recent food truck movement is giving budding entrepreneurs an opportunity to get creative.
Asher Moses A billion-dollar business built by two Sydney friends in an apartment 10 years ago is widely tipped to be the first Australian tech start-up to go public.
Jo-Anne Hui When Edible Blooms' founder, Kelly Baker-Jam-
Entrepreneur Secrets Matt Barrie's giant outsourcing marketplace, Freelancer.com, racked up $US35 million last year.
Anneli Knight Young and dynamic entrepreneur and artist, Cody Freeman, is pushing the boundaries of what is possible in balloon art and has his sights set on the global stage.
Entrepreneur Secrets As entrepreneurial success stories go, Leanne Faulkner's was a beauty. From a kitchen table, she developed Billie Goat Soap, a venture that at its peak turned over $2.4 million annually.
Jo-Anne Hui As more Australians swap their smartphone for a sewing machine and rediscover the joy of arts and crafts, creative entrepreneurs are launching craft cafes across the country.
Helen Westerman The buzz around a top-rating MasterChef episode turned out to be a bonanza for Sydney cake decorators, Planet Cake, launching what they claim is the world' s first cake social networking site.