With the 2018 Australia Post Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAS) set to take place in Sydney this month, Kochie’s Business Builders (KBB) sat down with Alice Kuepper, event director of the Online Retailer Expo and Conference to discuss the changing face of retail and how small businesses are leading innovation in the sector. With the awards… Read more »
The finalists have been announced for this year’s Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAS). Now in its ninth year, the annual awards celebrate the leaders in Australia’s online retail industry. Each year awards are given out across an array of categories including Best Multichannel Retailer, Best Online Retail Marketing, Best In-Store Initiative, Best Small Independent Retailer, Best… Read more »
Popular WA vineyard, The Lake House’s customer-centric approach has delivered great results but now the owners want to expand their reach. Could social media be the answer? After spending ten years holidaying in WA’s picturesque wine region of Denmark, partners Leanne Rogers and Garry Capelli decided to pick up stumps, leave the bright lights of… Read more »
United Make is a bespoke design agency in Melbourne which specialises in creating custom-made products. Since launching, the agency’s products have exploded in popularity. Unsure how to handle the unexpected growth, founder Mond Qu sought Kochie’s advice on how to scale up the business. Kochie sent in Rebecca Burrows, General Manager Small Business Australia Post… Read more »
In this week’s Ask Kochie, Kerry Pietrobon owner of Harlow, an Australian designer label for plus-sized women, asks Kochie’s advice on how to find temporary reliable staff to help fill the gaps in times of need. Kochie enlists the assistance of Rebecca Burrows, General Manager Small Business at Australia Post to find out how their… Read more »
Erin McGowan is the owner and founder of Aqua Maternity. Operating out of her family home In Geelong, McGowan’s online store specialises in swimsuits for mums-to-be. The business has proved incredibly successful. So successful, McGowan is considering international expansion. With 5 percent of her sales coming from New Zealand, McGowan believes it’s time she set… Read more »
Milestone Press is a niche publisher of personalised journals operated by owner and founder Annabel Cornfoot. The thriving small business sees Cornfoot making trips to the post office on most days to mail out deliveries to her customers. Tired of wasting both time and money dispatching goods, Cornfoot sought Kochie’s Business Builder’s advice to discover… Read more »
Husband and wife team Audrey Khaing-Jones and Dean Jones were fashion novices when they started their online business GlamCorner. Yet that didn’t prevent the couple from rewriting the rule book on how to build a successful fashion business. It was co-founder Audrey Khaing-Jones’ real-life dilemma of having nothing to wear to an important event that… Read more »
Neto is taking on its competitors thanks to a new partnership with Australia Post.
Australian small and medium sized retailers looking to sell in China will now find it easier, thanks to a new strategic collaboration agreement between Austrade and Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.
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Peta Wessell and Jain Da Silva are the founders of handbag label Pete + Jain. Since launching their business several months ago, these savvy business women have seen their operation grow ten-fold. Now this two-woman-band have set their sights on expanding internationally but aren’t quite sure how to make the first move. To help them… Read more »