10 Feb 2020
In 2010, hairdresser Paul Frasca and sustainable fashion guru Ewelina Soroko embarked on a very long drive around Australia in the name of waste research. Four months and 160 hairdressing salons late…
13 Jan 2020
When best friends Nadia Tucker and Stevie Angel moved to Brisbane on the same day in 2011 and became neighbours, it was inevitable that they would go into business together. They shared many baby pla…
09 Dec 2019
ECLIPS team at the the ACT Export Awards
In 2007, Canberra businessmen Shaun Moore and Bruce Power were well placed to identify a gap in the defence market. After both serving 22 years in the Australian Army and Air Force respectively, thei…
30 Oct 2019
Danny, Renee and Narciso Lenzarini, Golden Ravioli
It all started with four brothers, a love affair with fresh and authentic pasta, and a determination to succeed. That was over 55 years ago. Today, Golden Ravioli, a wholesale and retail business sp…
01 Oct 2019
Danielle Clayton, Salt Gypsy
Danielle Clayton was working on a surf charter boat in the Maldives in 2012 when her women’s surf leggings business Salt Gypsy came to life. Danielle had a personal blog she used as a platform to sho…
26 Aug 2019
Karen Lebsanft
When is a biscuit not a biscuit? When it’s lavosh! If you ask Karen Lebsanft, the co-founder and CEO of Kurrajong Kitchen, ”am I allowed to call it a biscuit?”, you will get a very terse reply -  “no…
16 Jul 2019
Daphne Crowhurst, Crowies Paints
Daphne Crowhurst knows paint. She also knows how to transform a stagnant family-run business into a successful franchise. Crowies Paints now has 19 stores across Australia and if you talk to Daphne,…
05 Jun 2019
April Armstrong, Business for Doctors
As a nine-year old, April Armstrong often destroyed gardens by ripping the stems and branches off plants and claiming it was for a business she was starting. She was always in trouble as she would ta…
06 May 2019
Gus Fares, Gus Fares Architects
As a teenager Gus Fares would spend hours drawing the many buildings he loved before they were destroyed by bombings. For Gus, growing up in war-torn Lebanon in the 70s and 80s, there was no choice.…
09 Apr 2019
L-R: Jan Maybir, Elizabeth Cattoen, Melisa Prieto, Zoe Vayanos & Maria Xynias from Ladies Running Errands
When a serious foot injury brought Maria Xynias’ life to a halt as she knew it, she had plenty of family members around to help. However, the experience made her realise that when life got overwhelmi…