James Sanders understands the importance of constant learning and development - personally and professionally. Co-founder and CEO of Scoot Education, James speaks about the challenges of creating a growth mindset culture; one that is collaborative - where ideas and opinions matter - without being solely effort-focused.
Since 1992, LEAP has become the world's largest provider of legal practice management software for law firms. But with increased demand from customers for personalised websites and online marketing, LEAP decided to rebrand one area of its business into a separate entity, called Zaliet, in 2016.
While working full-time in a rehabilitation hospital, Fiona White established Own Body, a mobile physiotherapy and rehabilitation service that has now grown to 30 team members.
Like many businesses, when The Fruit Box Group started out, social responsibility wasn't on their radar. Their focus was just chasing the sale and hoping that something stuck! Once the company had some revenue to work with, getting a positive cash flow became their mantra. This alone took them over 7 years.
Pippa Bainbridge is the CEO and General Manager of Express Media, an arts organisation that supports the development of young Australian writers. During a recent round of funding cuts to the arts sector, Bainbridge was forced to implement strategies to manage her team on even more limited resources.
Tony Burns is the CEO of HPA, an Australian Disability Enterprise that has been providing services to businesses since 1963. HPA is a business and a charity, and provides supported employment and accommodation options to Territorians with disabilities.
Since Coffee MIO opened its doors in 1962, there has been a huge change in café and coffee culture. Fifty years ago, there was only a handful of key coffee manufacturers in Australia - now there are many small-batch roasters to compete with.
Business growth is a much smoother affair if you plan for it. Setting up systems, hiring the right people and thinking about delegation are all important components of consciously growing a business.
When Jane Huxley became General Manager of Pandora Australia in 2012, she ran the business from home. Since then, she has shaped and grown it into an impressive subsidiary with over 60 employees in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland. She's seen Pandora play a part in revolutionising the audio industry, and is now a thought leader on the topic of digital disruption.
Daniel Flynn knows how important it is for an organisation to maintain focus during stages of change. As Managing Director and Co-founder of social enterprise Thankyou, he acknowledges it can be a challenge to sustain traction - even when experiencing growth.
Phillip Williamson, CEO of software company Intelledox, finds that technology isn't the only thing changing radically within his industry. The way in which customers are engaging with brands is also changing.
Cairns Industries is a construction company led by Kym Cairns. It is based in Borroloola in the Northern Territory - a town located ten hours out of Darwin comprising a population of only 1000 residents.
When British agency Digital Next decided to expand into Australia, CEO Justin Blackhurst insisted on sending staff that understood how Digital Next operated. His approach would ensure its new Australian office was familiar with company ethos and consistent with its brand.
Tony Smith is the Managing Director of NCC Training Resources. Established in 2002, the company originally aimed to provide educational materials to government-funded colleges across the UK. But after several years, it became clear that growth was not sustainable.
Is it possible to launch and run a successful global business from a desk in Australia - without the help of sales representatives on the ground overseas? The answer is yes. Toby Biddle has managed to do just that as CEO of Loop11.
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