Milk and honey


Michael Klim is as an Olympic gold medallist and former world record holder; he is also the founder and CEO of cosmetics company Milk & Co. He speaks with Jonathan Jackson about diving feet first into a business venture.  US swimming great Debbie Meyer once said, “Believe in yourself,...

The not so bitter pill


The corporatisation of the health industry is no more evident than in the growth of the complementary medicines sector. Jonathan Jackson looks at the numbers that define this sector, the regulations required as the sector continues to boom and the cost savings to the medical industry. There are 254...

For health and happiness


Work-related injury and illness were estimated to cost $60.6 billion in the 2008–09 financial year. This represented 4.8% of GDP. This doesn’t take into account non-work related illness or injury, but add more zeroes and the cost to workplace productivity is unthinkable. Jonathan Jackson examines what can be done...

Small business survival


Small business requires support not rebuff. Jonathan Jackson looks into the issues affecting small business, particularly those caused by government, and whether they are an ongoing concern. In July, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman launched the inaugural Queensland Small Business Week. The move by Mr Newman was one designed to...

  • SMEs warned not to wait for an election ‘magic fix’


    Small to medium sized businesses in Australia need to focus on factors they can control, rather than waiting for a ‘magic fix’ resulting from the federal election, writes Chris Gebhardt, head of business advisory focus group, William Buck Chartered Accountants and Advisors. It’s likely that political and economic instability...

    Small business nation


    McCrindle Reaserch gives TGR an insight into the future of Australia’s small businesses. Australia has always been an entrepreneurial nation, with small business the backbone of the economy and the labour force. The Australian spirit of independence, a DIY attitude and the courage to give things a go are...

    The small business retirement


    Over the coming years, Australia will see an unprecedented number of small and medium businesses shut their doors as our population ages. TGR spoke to Petar Lackovic from The Entourage about our possible small business crisis. There has been a large amount written in all forms of media about...

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