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KBB Power List event showcases inspiration and innovation

- July 24, 2019 2 MIN READ

Small business advocates, entrepreneurs and mentors came together at a special event to honour the Top 10 honourees from the KBB Power List. Speaking at the event, small business advocate and Sunrise host David Koch paid tribute to the Top 10 for their contribution to the small business and startup sector. Koch described the Top… Read more »

Features

Power List: Meet Tim Reed

- July 22, 2019 4 MIN READ

MYOB’s Tim Reed is a rare breed among Australian CEOs, demonstrating an ability to adapt to changing circumstances much like the accounting software business he leads.  He’s also in tune with the company’s longevity and resilience. Earlier this month, MYOB marked 20 years since it first listed on the ASX – within a decade it… Read more »

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Power List: Meet Trent Innes

- July 18, 2019 6 MIN READ

  Trent Innes is a hero at Xero. An accountant with more than 20 years of experience, he first joined the cloud-based accounting platform’s Melbourne HQ in 2013 as National Sales Director, then in January 2016, became Xero Australia & Asia Managing Director, just a decade after its genesis on an apartment dining room table in Wellington, New… 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 »

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Power List: Meet Katy Barfield

- July 15, 2019 4 MIN READ

It’s abundantly clear that Yume founder, Katy Barfield has a big heart.  “I was the type of child if the cat got a bird in the garden I would prise it out of its mouth… Or rush to be with the child with no friends in the playground.”  It’s a trait she says she inherited… Read more »

Experts

Power List: Meet Kayla Itsines and Tobi Pearce

- July 11, 2019 2 MIN READ

Kayla Itsines started working for herself when she was 18. At that time she did not see herself as an entrepreneur and had no idea that in less than 8 years she would top the Forbes’ list of the world’s top social media influencers in the fitness world. But she did know what her goal was: to help and motivate women.

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Power List: Meet Dean Foley

- July 8, 2019 3 MIN READ

Entrepreneurship wasn’t the first choice for Barayamal founder Dean Foley. Growing up as a young indigenous boy in rural NSW, he had few local examples of entrepreneurs to draw inspiration. “Where I grew up, it was about just getting a job and finding enough money to pay the bills and save to buy a house… Read more »

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Power List: Meet Carrie Kwan

- July 5, 2019 3 MIN READ

Born in Singapore and raised in Australia, by “a couple of hard-working, devoted Chinese parents”, Mums & Co. founder Carrie Kwan says she came to entrepreneurship late, originally commencing a career in communications before being bitten by the founders’ bug. In 2008 Kwan co-founded the Daily Addict, a digital lifestyle guide that proved popular with… Read more »

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Power List: Meet Jo Barraket

- July 1, 2019 4 MIN READ

“My mum and stepfather instilled in me a strong sense of social justice and my stepfather was my first activist role model,” says Professor Jo Barraket, Director Centre of Social Impact, Swinburne. “I first got involved with social enterprise – in the form of community cooperatives – when I was at university. I loved them… Read more »