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Formulary 55

Becoming Unintentionally Known For Our Wrapping Paper

I had a previous business that manufactured bath & body products, but I wanted to expand our available range and I knew I could not physically make all the items we wanted to feature. The idea of…

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Dilate

From Big Brother to Big Agency - My Journey to $200k/month

I’d love to say I always wanted to be in digital marketing but that wasn’t the case. You cannot connect the dots looking forward so I will try to succinctly take you back to the start to explain how I…

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Voices.com

My Skill is People So I Built a Voice Talent Marketplace

Starting Voices.com was definitely a lightbulb moment. In fact, I call it the “aha” moment. The question my wife and co-founder Stephanie and I asked each other was this: what if we could build an…

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Outsourcing Angel

$100k/Month Helping Companies Outsource Admin and Design

I had tried many different business ventures before, but they didn’t work. I was a single mum when I first decided to become an entrepreneur. I needed some flexibility in my work arrangements, so I…

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WØRKS Melbourne

'Edible' Skincare Brand After My TV Presenting Career

I’d quit my job as a TV Producer. Desperate for a career change - but with no idea what it could look like - I escaped to Europe and spent a month traveling through Denmark, Sweden and Germany. Along…

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Micrel Semiconductors

How I Exited my Semiconductor Company for $839m

I started Micrel Semiconductor after trying three other businesses. I decided to get back into an area to which I had 15 years experience. The local semiconductor companies were looking for quality…

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Prosper Points

The App That Financially Rewards Minimal Smartphone Use

About 4 years ago my cofounder Justin traveled to Santiago de Chile on an exchange program to learn Spanish. While there, his classmates created a mobile application called Pocket Points which rewards…

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AMR Hair & Beauty Supplies

Hair and Beauty Idea at 14, $1.6m/month at 29

The idea for creating a hair and beauty supplies business came to me very early on in life. I came up with the concept of creating a wholesale hair and beauty company at the age of 14. I was working…

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Data Minds

How We Saw An Opportunity to Compete With The Big 4

I saw a data model produced by one of the Big 4 accounting firms that cost a fortune (more than my yearly salary), and I was building much more sophisticated models for my employer. Jess and I were…

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