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ENTREPRENEUR SECRETS

Jobs giant: how Matt Barrie built a global empire

Entrepreneur Secrets Matt Barrie's giant outsourcing marketplace, Freelancer.com, racked up $US35 million last year.

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Balloon artist puts a new twist on inflation

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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.

Media darling reveals her battle with the black dog

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.

Crafty cafes help creative types unwind

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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.

Cleaning up through finding a better way

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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.

App man puts mouth where his money is

BRW Magazine photo Tamara Voninski.  Jonathan Barouch is CEO & Founder of Roamz.  Barouch near his office in Surry Hills in Sydney. 03/11.2011

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.

Typhoon tycoon: the storm-chasing entrepreneur

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Entrepreneur Secrets Serial entrepreneur Vincent Teubler, 47, embodies the saying “expect the unexpected”. Teubler’s “résumé” spans the spectrum.

START-UP

Delicacies on wheels now roaming through streets

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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.

$100m software sold a year, not a single cold call

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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.

GROWING

Passion for plants proves to be bloomin' marvellous

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Jo-Anne Hui When Edible Blooms' founder, Kelly Baker-Jam-

My little cupcake, you're so sweet

Founder of Planet Cake, Paris Cutler

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.