Case Studies

Online classifieds expert Simon Baker on how to build a booming online business

Story by "Alex Pirouz"  | October 10, 2011, 8:11 AM

Simon Baker served as CEO and Managing Director of the Australian-listed online real estate company realestate.com.au. In this interview with Alex Pirouz of AIDC Advisory, he shares his approach to building great online businesses.
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How to build SEO into your site

Story by "Andrea O'Driscoll"  | October 4, 2011, 2:21 PM

marketing-iconAs Anita Lincolne-Lomax of Babes in Arms will tell you, making your retail site an information hub can not only improve sales, it can also help secure your place at the top of the search engine rankings.

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Crust Pizza’s Costa Anastasiadis shares his highs and lows from ten years in business

Story by "Simon Sharwood"  | September 30, 2011, 4:18 PM

pizzaCrust Pizza turns ten this week and is marking the birthday by opening its 100th store. In this story one of the company’s founders, Costa Anastasiadis, shares the highs, lows and lessons of the company’s first decade. Add a comment
   

Dispute resolution: Why bosses chicken out of tough decisions in the workplace

Story by "Simon Sharwood"  | September 30, 2011, 3:41 PM

John McDonald of Proactive Resolutions is a specialist in workplace dispute resolution whose work forms the basis of the new Australian film ‘Face to Face’. He tells My Business that many workplace conflicts fester because managers lack dispute resolution skills and fear a confrontation. Add a comment
   

Bohemians like you: Voodoo Doughnut’s march to global cult status

Story by "Simon Sharwood"  | September 29, 2011, 4:57 PM

Voodoo Doughnuts grew up among the indie music, progressive government, microbrewery scene and “weird” culture of Portland, Oregon to become a global tourist attraction. But while the company‘s flamboyant founders Tres and Cat Daddy seem like unlikely entrepreneurs, the pair have tackled business challenges that any business owner will find familiar. Add a comment
   

The roots of Steve Jobs' design genius

Story by "Justin Grey"  | September 23, 2011, 3:34 PM

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Book extract: Reflections of a Modern Man by TDA Managing Director Andrew Holder

Story by "Andrew Holder"  | September 23, 2011, 9:40 AM

Andrew Holder is Managing Director of TDA Interiors, a fast-growing retail and office interiors design and refurbishing firm. Andrew's recent book, 'Reflections of a Modern Man', considers work/life balance from the perspective of a busy family man, and in this extract shows how you can delight customers without spending a fortune.

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Katherine Sampson of Healthy Habits shares her franchising success secrets

Story by "Alex Pirouz"  | September 21, 2011, 10:37 AM

Katherine_SampsonKatherine Sampson, the founder of sandwich franchise'Healthy Habits', shares her views on what it takes to build a successful franchise, the importance of building a strong foundation and what she did to grow her franchise to a nationally recognised brand in this interview with Alex Pirouz.

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