Small Business

Why giving back is at the heart of Francesca jewellery

- November 13, 2020 3 MIN READ

The fight against human trafficking and Breast Cancer are just two of the causes that sisters Hannah & Rachel Vasicek’s jewellery brand Francesca have thrown their support behind since launching their designer jewellery business in 2013. Since releasing their ‘Awareness Bracelet’ range four years ago, the dynamic duo has donated over half a million dollars… Read more »

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News

9 Indigenous entrepreneurs kicking goals!

- November 12, 2020 5 MIN READ

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held annually to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of First Nations people in Australia. Dean Foley Founder & CEO of indigenous accelerator program Barayamal shares his take on entrepreneurship in the Indigenous community and highlights up and coming entrepreneurs. Aboriginal and Torres Strait people have the oldest culture in the… Read more »

Features

How ingenuity in adversity made these brothers millions

- October 11, 2019 3 MIN READ

When brothers Zane and Omar Sabre’s father was diagnosed with leukaemia the pair were faced with a dire situation – how could they come up with the money to pay for treatments, and ensure Zane could continue his university education? When their father’s diagnosis was made, Zane was in Australia in his third year of… Read more »

Experts

Power List: Meet Christie Whitehill

- July 17, 2019 4 MIN READ

Growing up on a property in northern Queensland before moving to Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays, Tech Ready Women founder Christie Whitehill had something of an idyllic childhood. Days were spent riding horses and exploring nature. “At one stage I wanted to be a park ranger and idolised Ranger Stacey,” Whitehill tells KBB. Tech played… Read more »

Features

Power List: Meet Justin Dry

- July 15, 2019 6 MIN READ

  Australia’s not short of people selling you booze, but in the space between discounted goon bags, and Shakespearean prose about the glories of $800 bottles of famous red, it seems most retailers forgot that sharing a bottle of wine with friends is about fun and conviviality. That’s where Vinomofo comes in and No. 6… Read more »

Features

The first act: Gina Lednyak

- September 14, 2018 3 MIN READ

Traditionally, the first act establishes character, relationships and setting; it’s where the first plot point happens. This series collects the ‘first act’ jobs, careers or businesses of entrepreneurs. Introducing Gina Lednyak… Gina Lednyak finds opportunity. Or rather, she makes opportunities happen. “I started working when I was thirteen – literally the second I legally could.… Read more »

Features

The future is online for entrepreneur Mick Dempsey

- April 17, 2018 2 MIN READ

Serial entrepreneur, Mick Dempsey is no stranger to fintech. His first venture Ezidebit, a payment solution for small businesses, helped change the way payments were processed for SMEs. Started in Brisbane in 1999, the business grew to become one of Australia’s leading payment processors. By the time Dempsey and his brother sold Ezidebit for a… Read more »