People

How this young entrepreneur went global

- September 28, 2017 4 MIN READ

Chern’ee Sutton is a 20-year-old indigenous artist from Queensland with a successful small business. Her heritage lies with the Kalkadoon people from the Mount Isa area in Queensland and she started painting when she was just 13-years-old. When she was experiencing trouble at school during her early teenage years Chern’ee was encouraged to enter a… Read more »

Features

10 fit-tastic Australian boutique gyms

- August 17, 2017 6 MIN READ

It is no secret why boutique gyms are gaining popularity across Australia. They are paving the way for quality coaching, excellent services and genuine long-term results. Looking for more one-on-one time with fitness coaches? Boutique gyms have spent a lot of time refining their coaching skills. It’s a combination of passion and knowledge that provides… Read more »

Business Basics

Michelle Bridges on her family business

- May 31, 2017 3 MIN READ

Known for her appearance on The Biggest Loser as the ‘straight-talking’ trainer, Michelle Bridges, 46, is Australia’s most prominent fitness trainer who has a son Axel with partner and fellow Biggest Loser trainer, Steve ‘Commando’ Willis. She has thousands of clients who have achieved incredible weight loss results. With fifteen books behind her, Michelle’s online small business 12… Read more »

Features

Song Kitchen: creating a small business for charity

- May 24, 2017 4 MIN READ

Ever heard of ‘dining for a cause’? The inner Sydney’s Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) has launched a new restaurant and bar called Song Kitchen. This isn’t just any ordinary restaurant. The New South Wales branch of the YWCA is responding to an increasing demand for ‘dining for a cause’. The former Queensland premier Anna Bligh… Read more »

Features

“I started my business with $100”

- April 21, 2017 3 MIN READ

Ten years ago, Monique Milenkovic was working as a HR Manager and never dreamed she would be running a budding cupcake empire. With the likes of Fifi Box, Danni Minogue and Chrissy Swan obsessed with her cupcakes, Monique went on to found one of Melbourne’s top destinations for cupcakes. Monique started The Cupcake Queens in… Read more »

Features

Loving yoga led to my own small business

- April 7, 2017 5 MIN READ

Four years ago, Cassie White never dreamed she would be running her own successful small health business. At the time she was working full-time as a health journalist on a glossy magazine and today she is a personal trainer and yoga coach. Cassie says she was feeling really dissatisfied with her job in 2013. “I worked in a… Read more »

News

How will the cashless trend impact you?

- April 2, 2017 2 MIN READ

The march towards a cashless society is gaining momentum, with a rise in the use of a ‘digital wallet’ prompting more businesses to offer online only products and services. According to research by ME, the trend in ‘going cashless’ is having a negative impact on tradies, waiters and charities who tend to rely on physical… Read more »

People

Going solo as a conveyancer

- March 21, 2017 2 MIN READ

Founder of Sydney-based Brown & Brown Conveyancers, Garth Brown, 47, says surrounding yourself with a good team of advisors is key to running a successful business. This enterprising former Accountant started a cleaning business in university which paid for his education. So, when Garth was in a very busy job he wanted more time to spend… Read more »

People

5 minutes with: Ushma from Collaborate HR

- March 15, 2017 3 MIN READ

Founder of Sydney-based Collaborate HR, Ushma Dhanak, says being authentic is crucial when it comes to running a small business. With 10 years’ experience working for a range of large private sector companies, Ushma has a vast knowledge having worked in blue collar industries. She shares why she started her own business and how she… Read more »