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Hello, Petal. How Sarah Sammon and her mother pioneered the production of rose petals for weddings, parties, anything!

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“Grown with love, for love” it says on their website, and for Sarah Sammon and her mother, Jan Slater, it’s been a labour of love. Their Simply Rose Petals business is celebrating 10 years in 2014, but building business success has not been a bed of roses. (Their enterprising story…

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Nuts about macadamias and dreaming big – Donna Burton wants to crack the UK market

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Ever since she lived in London in the mid-1990s, Donna Burton has yearned to return, and her dream is to become a supplier to the big names in grocery stores in that great city, Fortnum & Mason of Piccadilly – even Harrods! Donna launched her Jelbonleigh Macadamias about 15 years…

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Be alarmed! We’re eating less fruit and vegetables than ever before – 30% less than 15 years ago. Helen Waterworth sounds the alarm!

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The alarming fact is that fast food has eclipsed vegetables as a dietary stape for Australians, with teenagers leading the charge to fast food, according to new data from the Bureau of Statistics shows. Helen Waterworth – who I wrote about in the AFR Weekend, Enterprising Women, column – is part…

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Fulworks Q+A event, 28 May 2014, Melbourne: “Social Media – Dynamic Business Device or Devil in Disguise?”

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Some thoughts from Sam Mutimer, Founder, Thinktank Social – Fulworks Business Q&A – Melbourne 28 May 2014 – “Social Media:  Dynamic Business device or devil in disguise?” Sassy Sam Mutimer saw an opportunity to find her niche, and launched Thinktank Social – as a social media marketing agency in Melbourne….

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“With One Voice” is one project to help people find their purpose – Tania de Jong is the creative entrepreneur

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It’s hard to keep up with the creative force that is Tania de Jong, a visionary and energetic force to be reckoned with in the sphere of social entrepreneurship. Over about two decades Tania has founded and operated a number of charity choirs, leadership workshops, events and much more under…

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Suzette Cassie launched Dermalogica in Australia 20 years ago – and has taken it to number one!

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In the era of botox, fillers, peels, lifts, implants, laser and other invasive therapies, Suzette Cassie faces considerable challenges at the Australian helm of skincare brand, Dermalogica.  (Today’s AFR Weekend – my “Enterprising Women” column – 31 May 2014) As Suzette says, Dermalogica products are for external use only, and…

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