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ENTREPRENEURS

Dodging the doubters: how to get rich despite the sceptics

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.

The ultralight start-up: how to launch a business without clout or capital

Bankrupt

David Wilson Launching a start-up is easier than ever. But, because entry barriers verge on non-existent and everyone wants to be the next Facebook, Twitter or Dropbox, competition is fierce.

Zumba isn't just exercise, it's big business

Zumba

Alberto Perez started out as a street performer, today he stands at the centre of the Zumba exercise craze, having helped transform Zumba Fitness into a rapidly growing fitness empire.

10 Questions for...

From garage to corner office

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Interview by Max Mason It’s been 11 years since Andrew Segar launched his flagship product Simplicity CRM software that helps record and organise a company’s interaction with clients, from his garage in Auckland.

Startup

Share your problems with us

Share your problems with us.

Whats Your Problem We like to think of ourselves as helpful types here at MySmallBusiness.

Women all ears over opportunities to run own companies

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Adele Horin A DESIRE to be their own boss, to have a better work/life balance, and to escape corporate life is behind the surge in the number of women starting their own businesses, a report has found.

Regional move a powerful stimulant for coffee roasters

Bill Parianos

Coffee roasters Bill and Lisa Parianos have managed to infuse a slice of Sydney's cafe culture into the regional centre of Orange. And it's paying dividends.

Create a clear vision then take the plunge to go solo

Rohan Gamble.

Miriam Steffens How to quit your job and start your own business, with Rohan Gamble.

START-UP

Ditching the worksuits for a piece of Bali bliss

Bliss Sanctuary for Women founder Zoe Watson.

Larissa Ham Many of us have returned from an idyllic holiday location and dreamt of shifting our lives there permanently. It seems like an easy concept in fantasy land, but how hard is it in reality?

Brat business booms

Kimberley Vlaeminck

Julianne Dowling 'Brat camps' are becoming an attractive business concept for entrepreneurs.