Sometimes it takes more than just a great product to succeed. It needs to fit with the spirit of the times to win hearts and minds - and sales.
If there's a recession on, these Victorian builders don't know about it. They have stopped advertising and expect revenue to almost double over the next two years. What's the secret?
A maker of fashionable shopping bags should be dying during a global economic recession, right? Wrong. Sales are up since it repitched its products as cost-effective long-term, brand-building promotional tools.
A company that provides services to wine connoisseurs should be worried by the world recession right? Wrong. The owners of this business are looking to thrive on good service.
Spotting a niche food market and filling it internationally with marketable brands has required tenacity, persistence and a passion for food from a Melbourne-based manufacturer.
Kill your brand integrity or lose your business? A regional honey producer with a national business faced this awful choice - and emerged stronger as a result.
One entrepreneur started out with a $49 USB stick and a seat at an internet cafe. But by using her teaching skills and knowledge of China, she has created a thriving new business.
A sales rep who started his own importing business in the family garage has built sales by 4,233% in seven years - thanks to some hard business lessons, a loving family and a devilish desire to beat the big players.
With more than one million Australians working overseas, there was a market for an international networking group. Growing it means staying relevant to members' needs.
Allowing work teams to decide how to spend their training budgets, and providing staff with a $3000 referral bonus help keep the head count growing at a global engineering firm.
Talent2 has to work hard at keeping its Gen X, Gen Y and baby boomers all happy - and keen to stay. Its attrition rate is half the industry average.
When an IT consultancy started in the early 1990s budgets were tight and advertising was an unaffordable dream. Networking brought in the clients.
Finding and keeping five-star staff in an isolated mountain village posed a big problem for an upmarket regional resort. It was time for creativity ...
A call-centre business just keeps on winning Employer of the Year awards thanks to its policy of eliminating the enemies of engagement.
Launching a product with no market and no brand name behind it took some creative marketing by one passionate Melbourne entrepreneur.
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