People

People before profits for Sucre's social trekker

Larissa Ham When Australian Randall Howlett decided to set up a business in Bolivia, one of the poorest countries in South America, he had little idea of the patience required.

Got a law degree? Join the entrepreneur's club

From law degree to entrepreneur.

Alexandra Cain A law degree is a great grounding for an entrepreneur. But business owners with a legal background also need to throw off the risk-averse mindset that comes with the territory.

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Pillow talk says made in Australia is best

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Glenn Mulcaster When John Briganti redesigned components for his product, he turned to a local manufacturer.

Branson calls for Kiwi business boom

Virgin billionaire Richard Branson proposes a challenge to would-be entrepreneurs.

SURVIVAL STORIES

Entrepreneurs who bounced back from the brink

Entrepreneur Damien James.

David Wilson Have you ever been down to your last cent? Two entrepreneurs who flirted with bankruptcy tell how they survived.

E-coffee brews cashless future

Coffee

Bridie Jabour The future is coming and it is cashless.

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Spaced out - beer for zero gravity

Wherever man has ventured, beer has followed. Now, two Australian entrepreneurs hope that will include space.

Little Creatures heads for takeover

Beer enthusiasts' dream: Lion bids for LWB.

Rania Spooner Independent ale house Little Creatures has backed a foreign takeover offer that valued the company at more than $380 million.

START-UP

Delicacies on wheels now roaming through streets

Food truck.

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.

ENTREPRENEUR SECRETS

'Big cars, big houses and a big lifestyle'

Mike O'Hagan.

Entrepreneur Secrets In the second instalment of our new series, we profile MiniMovers founder Mike O'Hagan, whose removals company turns over $24 million a year.

ENTREPRENEUR SECRETS

From eBay to $2.6m in three meteoric years

Wai Hong Fong.

Entrepreneur Secrets In the first instalment of our new weekly series, Entrepreneur Secrets, Marcella Bidinost speaks to Wai Hong Fong, an astonishingly successful young entrepreneur who once told his mother he wanted to...

ENTREPRENEUR SECRETS

Making $40 million with just 14 staff

Jo Burston.

Entrepreneur Secrets Jo Burston's first few years in business were as tough as it gets. But now her business is growing at lightning speeds, with an "audacious" goal of making $100 million a year.

ENTREPRENEUR SECRETS

Tech titan: Sydney's $15-million e-commerce king

big business

Entrepreneur Secrets Eddie Machaalani, 33, reveals how he started and grew e-commerce software giant BigCommerce, which powers more than 20,000 online retailers around the world.

Perfect pitch: how two mates got the big names on board

From uni graduates to ad gurus.

Marika Dobbin These young high-flyers dared to launch their own business straight out of university.

ENTREPRENEUR SECRETS

Jobs giant: how Matt Barrie built a global empire

Barrie

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

Cody Freeman

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.

EXHIBITION

Designs on a creative enterprise

Tiffany Treloar.

Anneli Knight Tiffany Treloar grew up understanding how creativity could be successfully merged with small business.

Can’t drink, can’t vote - but this teenager is hot property in Silicon Valley

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Entrepreneur Secrets He's founded four online start-ups and sold three, not a bad resume for somebody who hasn’t had their 18th birthday.

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Taking the mummy market by storm

Mastering the mummy market.

What is it about Koolaman Designs' hand-stamped silver jewellery that has Aussie mums gushing?

$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.