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.

Partners bubbling over with success

Belinda Fraser, left, and Melanie Gleeson admit they were naive but they're laughing now.

Belinda Fraser, Melanie Gleeson Belinda Fraser and Melanie Gleeson started endota spa because they wanted to be in charge of our own financial destinies.

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Rural retailer makes the country fashionable

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Entrepreneur Secrets Three years ago Jane Cay received her first order through her online women’s fashion business Birdsnest. Today the business employs 70 staff in a rural NSW town.

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.

Ruslan Kogan

Agility, speed and nous enable Davids of the world to take on Goliaths

Ruslan Kogan

It is not easy taking on the big brands, no matter what industry you operate in; they have deep pockets and a lot of market clout.

Selling sport to Aussies makes for one woman's dream gig

Paula Ward

Marcella Bidinost It sounds like a sports nut's dream: turning water cooler conversations about sport into your profession.

Turbocharge your productivity: entrepreneurs' top fitness tips

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David Wilson Forget glugging coffee. When it comes to boosting alertness, nothing beats exercise.

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Model turned agent, a runway success

Taryn Williams

Entrepreneur Secrets It’s one thing to work in an industry and another to see its flaws and decide to work on it.

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.

Mumtrepreneurs get down to serious business

Tash White and her daughters Milla and Indiana wearing MummaBubba jewellery.

Adam Cooper After years of working for someone else, Tash White was content staying at home raising her two girls. But her entrepreneurial streak could not be contained.

Mumtrepreneurs taking business world by storm

Tash White with her two daughters Indiana and Milla with jewellery that she's made from her at home business MummaBubba jewellery.

Adam Cooper After years of working for someone else, Melbourne mum Tash White was content staying at home, raising her two girls.

Entrepreneur's Cheeki idea takes hold

Water bottles

Adam Cooper Remember when many of us vowed we'd never buy water in a plastic bottle?

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.

At home with the kids, mumtrepreneurs are taking care of business

Tash White with her two daughters

Adam Cooper AFTER years of working for someone else, Tash White was content staying at home raising her two girls. But her entrepreneurial streak could not be contained.

Start-up out to show Wyngle is no wangle

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Christopher Niesche Damien Cantelo is preparing his retail website for launch in the US market with a name change and a push for more investment.

Travel agent finds her niche in France

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Entrepreneur Secrets At a time when many Australian tourism operators are doing it tough, Sue Heine considers herself fortunate.

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The headache that sparked a $1.3 million idea

A migraine prompted a $1.3 million business idea.

Entrepreneur Secrets Jack Fitzgerald had barely experienced a bad headache in his life but, three years ago at the age of 22, he suddenly developed one that lasted for years.

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From $100 in his pocket to a sprawling bun empire

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Peter Cai When Simon Ip arrived in Australia 20 years ago as a pastry chef, he had just $100 and a French certificate in patisserie. Last year he and his brother sold $50 million worth of buns.

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Accidental entrepreneur keeps on truckin'

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Entrepreneur Secrets Two Men and a Truck founder Richard Kuipers never set out to run a business, let alone build one with 65 trucks and $8 million in annual sales.

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Dodging the doubters: how to get rich despite the sceptics

Jack Delosa.

Alexandra Cain Like many young entrepreneurs, Jack Delosa faced a huge amount of scepticism from friends and family when he bailed out of a commerce/law degree aged 18 to buy into his first business.