Richard Turner speaking in public

5 ways to disrupt an industry and achieve massive success

- December 21, 2022 5 MIN READ

  From food distribution to labour hire and the renewable energy sector, entrepreneur Richard Turner has turned each industry he’s worked in on its head, using innovation to disrupt traditional practices and build several multi-billion-dollar companies. Here’s what this savvy business builder wants fellow entrepreneurs to know about scaling your great idea into an industry… Read more »

Rebecca Klodinsky, founder of IIXIIST and co-founder of Prestwick Place.

From bikinis to cruelty-free diamonds: This young entrepreneur is putting sustainability at the forefront

- December 13, 2022 5 MIN READ

  Rebecca Klodinsky launched her eco-friendly bikini brand, IIXIIST, at 24. Over the next nine years, she turned the backyard side hustle into a global cult swimwear brand renowned for its sustainable ‘slow’ fashion and worn by international celebs like Kylie Kardashian. She joined the First Act podcast to share the steps to her success… Read more »

sonia majkic

You don’t need an education to be successful in business. Just ask this self-made millionaire

- November 17, 2022 6 MIN READ

Sonia Majkic has no formal qualifications, yet she still managed to launch and grow her marketing agency into a $25 million success story in seven short years. She joined the First Act podcast to share her inspiring transformation from a high school dropout to one of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs – and the lessons she’s… Read more »

Catherine Velisha, managing director of Velisha Farms

From farm hand to industry game-changer: Catherine Velisha on learning to run a business that changes the world

- November 10, 2022 5 MIN READ

As managing director of Velisha Farms, Catherine Velisha sits at the helm of one of Australia’s most innovative farming outfits. Besides providing wholesale fresh produce worldwide, including to big players like ALDI supermarkets, their Veg Education and Food Futures educational programs are helping to change the future of the Australian horticultural industry for the better.… Read more »

gender pay gap scales

Tackling gender norms could give the Australian economy a $128 billion boost

- November 2, 2022 4 MIN READ

A new report out today has revealed the staggering effect that letting go of entrenched gender norms would have on the Australian economy and the overall wellbeing of our nation. The Breaking the Norm: Unleashing Australia’s economic potential report, conducted by Deloitte Access Economics in partnership with Australians Investing in Women, found that more flexible ideas… Read more »

Natassia Nicolao, Conserving Beauty founder

Conserving Beauty founder Natassia Nicolao on what it takes to be a genuinely sustainable and purpose-led brand

- October 31, 2022 5 MIN READ

Conserving Beauty founder Natassia Nicolao is on a mission to eliminate water waste from the beauty industry, and her game-changing new product range is doing just that. She joined Cec Busby on the First Act podcast to share her insights into building a purpose-led brand that walks the talk. Conserving Beauty is Australia’s first waterless… Read more »

Leela Cosgrove

Leela Cosgrove on bridging the gap between the haves and the have-nots

- October 17, 2022 6 MIN READ

Leela Cosgrove is not your average entrepreneur. Pulling herself up from housing commission roots, she’s built an impressive entrepreneurial and philanthropic empire that has earned her friends like Richard Branson and led to her launching the Australian chapter of the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN). She joined editors Cec Busby and Adam Bub on the… Read more »