So you've got the basics under wraps, and now you're turning your focus towards business growth - how do you do it? Do your business and strategic plans hold up to scruity or are they stuck in a drawer? How will you manage change so that all your staff are on board? How can you generate new ideas that will be profitable? In this Case Studies section, discover real-life examples of successes - and failures - in Growing Your Business.
When expansion plans backfired for a specialist printer, a hard choice had to be made: crystallise a big loss or risk far worse happening to the company?
Find your niche and make it pay in every way. One Melbourne school tour travel entrepreneur has learnt that lesson – the hard way.
Don’t get angry - start a business. That’s what two Melbourne women did when they got sick of frumpy pregnancy clothes.
Rapid growth can send business processes haywire and keep managers too busy to step back and analyse the big picture. Time to call in the consultants?
An online training company has had a lot to learn about getting new business - and staying in business.
How can it be that the competition can lose billions, but one company make millions? What does it take to think differently, be different, get different results in business.
A brain-injury rehabilitation business has more referrals than it can handle – but expansion is not an easy option.
After the dot-com crash, a web-site developer needed vision, persistence and the right market niche to survive.
Cheap imports can end up costing money and reputations. The key is to find good suppliers – and that takes research, effort and money.
A mid-life crisis got two Melbourne entrepreneurs into the book trade. Following their instincts and relying on a personal style of doing business have got them exciting new markets.
Franchising is a great way to expand a business concept using other people’s capital and skills. But the success of any system depends on good communication between franchisor and franchisee.
An Australian events company has hurdled the obstacles to opening its first overseas office - and managed to retain its unique culture.
An Australian legal software maker has learnt valuable lessons about how to get an international operation up – and running.
The head of a Sydney-based disaster-recovery company says networking and choosing pragmatic employees have helped his business bloom.
Thanks to three ‘P’s, a sock maker in country Victoria has survived industry restructures and become an exporter to the United States.