Like most entrepreneurs, founder of Australian denim label, Peachay, Isabella Sen has learned a few business lessons the hard way before reaching brand success. Here, she shares the five things she wishes she had known before starting her business, so that others can learn from her mistakes. Starting a business for the first time is… Read more »
Sandradee Makejev started St Frock at a Bondi market stall and turned it into a $20 million eCommerce giant
With a savvy approach to social media, eCommerce and new tech, Sandradee Makejev has put Australian women’s fashion e-boutique St Frock on the global map. Back in 2005, Sandradee Makejev started selling trendy women’s dresses at a humble Bondi Beach market stall. In 2009, she started a Facebook page for St Frock and interest started… Read more »
HatAcademy.com is the first educational website in the world to offer hat making courses via online video streaming. This unique small business based in Queensland, is owned by master milliner, Elaine Mergard and her husband Graham. Their son, Matthew, a graphic designer specialises in video and web design, is also an integral part of the… Read more »
A little over three years ago Caroline Africh, 36, was searching for a job. This year she has been awarded the gold gong at the annual Ausmumpreneur Awards for 2017 in the business excellence category. Having turned over $1.1 million in 2017 with her distribution business Things for Bubs, she says she is proud of her… Read more »
These ten fashionable homegrown small businesses have created unique brands and are making a name for themselves both here and overseas. Don’t forget to email us to let us know about your latest project in your small business. URBBANA Brisbane-based brand founder and designer, Sam Abi, launched URBBANA in 2009. Sam’s tailoring is combined with styles influenced by… Read more »
When eeni meeni miini moh founder Elizabeth O’Connor-Cowley embarked on a trip to Europe in the late nineties, she never imagined returning with a life-changing concept. Elizabeth and her husband Philip found themselves inside European children’s boutiques and were captivated by the products on offer. “Australia had nothing like this at the time. There truly… Read more »
Starting off as competitors who both owned independent women’s fashion businesses, Alexia Spalding and Sophie Toohey joined forces three years ago to create Good Day Girl, an Australian made to order women’s fashion business. The made to order fashion brand offers customers seasonal capsule collections with styling know-how and advice. The duo cover the entire… Read more »
Specialising in pre-loved designer goods, Revoir is Australia’s newest online marketplace for pre-loved style from the world’s top fashion houses.
The startup is now valued at more than $50 million and the site continues to experience double-digit growth month on month.
A Byron Bay bohemian fashion and lifestyle brand, Spell and the Gypsy Collective, was named the 2016 Telstra Australian Business of the Year.
Gorman’s problem highlights how offshoring is far from a quick fix for struggling businesses trying to make it in the manufacturing industry.