Case Studies

Book extract - The Bizness book: Building a business that fits with your life (not the other way around)

Story by "Vickie Burkinshaw"  | October 31, 2011, 8:27 AM

Borne out of the hugely successful Bizness Babes program - which has been igniting the entrepreneurial spirit of women across Australia for the past five years - The Bizness Book empowers ordinary women to shape and dictate their own future. Add a comment


How to do business with government

Story by "Simon Sharwood"  | October 28, 2011, 4:01 PM

coat_of_armsAustralia's three tiers of government all make a point of hiring small business and have plenty of cash to spend - once you get your head around the special requirements that are required to win public sector work. We explain how and chat to SMEs that succesfully work with go

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Podcast: Maureen Houssein-Mustafa's three most important business lessons

Story by "Simon Sharwood"  | October 12, 2011, 8:37 AM

maureen_hossein_mustafa_smallMaureen Houssein-Mustafa's Australasian College Broadway is one of the nation's leading registered training organisation and Houssein-Mustafa's own back story saw her rise from poverty to found her own business that is now 17 years old. In this brief podcast she explains the three things she feels have been essential for her business success.

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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 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

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