A cafe worker who was wrongly sacked after a single day on the job has been awarded a staggering amount of money in damages and legal fees.
When Kylie Hughes received a letter from Ikea’s lawyers, it was “a little bit like getting a letter from a pop star you’re in love with”.
Charlie Ercan made a post on her company’s social media about a new product “sort of as a joke”. Today it’s raking in millions of dollars.
This group of stressed-out Aussies are getting just four-and-a-half hours of sleep every night, a concerning new study has found.
These British brothers are emulating business tycoon Richard Branson in more ways than one. It all started on a night out.
Ana Piteira was already running her own successful business when she came up with an idea that would change everything.
Conor Reynolds was working at Flight Centre when he had an idea for a business. Thanks to an “all right boss” he built it from the office mailroom.
Adala Bolto says female-only gyms can be too “fluffy” — so she created a movement for women who aren’t “precious”.
It’s billed as the fast track to wealth and escaping the office grind — but it’s actually ruining lives and devastating families across Australia.
Auckland teen Josh Brown jumped on an online fad to create a business that raked in $50,000 in its first month.
Murdoch McLennan is shutting up his antiques business after 50 years — and he’s pinned the blame largely on the popular TV series Antiques Roadshow.
A “bikini barista” coffee shop has had its licence pulled after authorities determined it was operating more like an adult business than a cafe.
A start-up that once scored a $200,000 deal on Shark Tank has copped a massive fine for unpaid internships and underpayment of young workers.
Olivia Piazza is still in high school but already has a budding online handbag empire — all thanks to a lucky purchase on Gumtree.
A Townsville couple was promised a Michel’s Patisserie store could bring in $12,000 per week. In just over a year, the store was abandoned.
It’s common for a bloke to pay the bill, but what if he paid you just to come to dinner? This simple idea could make one woman a motza.
For seven years, Patricia Rodrigues couldn’t work out why her power bills were so expensive — until an electrician revealed the truth.
A woman has broken down in tears after being forced to close her shop. The name of her now infamous store sparked a national debate.
A Gold Coast cafe was scammed out of thousands when a customer casually took control of the EFTPOS machine when paying the bill.
A one-year-old baby with more than 15,000 followers on Instagram has become one of the UK’s youngest ever ‘influencers’.
You don’t need a spare room or house to reap the benefits of the share economy. Your caravan or car could also make you a small fortune.
This tiny, family-owned, Sydney company which has just 15 employees has raked in $2.5 million in 24 hours.
An Aussie start-up that claims to offer rates 70 per cent cheaper than Australia Post has revealed a new plan to make the post office obsolete.
A FORMER cop, who has been lashed online for what she called her fish and chip shop defended the name. And isn’t backing down.
FACING the Shark Tank panel is no easy feat but if you really want a chance at investment, these are the products that’ll get you there.
SOME say the Newtown Hotel’s move is “anti-Australian”. But others argue the “cruel” Melbourne Cup’s days are numbered.
Tougher conditions for borrowers have opened the door for a new wave of online lenders, but it’s wise to check that there is no interest rate rip-off.
A SNAKE catcher has been ordered to pay Sportsbet’s legal costs after a judge tossed a bizarre trademark court case.
CAN a young business bounce back after a customer data hack makes headlines? Ask 23-year-old UNSW graduate Daniel Liang.
NIKKI Bardis came up with a clever solution for a common problem babies face — and mums are going crazy for it.
A PERTH mum is on track to rake in more than $2m after her product went viral — and even got the thumbs up from Natalie Portman.
GWENETH Lee has discovered a lucrative niche. Men will pay thousands of dollars to lick and massage the 50-year-old’s feet.
KIRA Mayer is used to living the pampered life of an Instagram princess. But now she’s serving hard time and making crazy demands.
CASUAL workers now have the right to ask their bosses for changes to their employment, thanks to new rules that started on Monday.
MATT Rogers gave up on a law degree to try his hand at his childhood hobby. In just two years he’s become a millionaire.
IN 2009, Aaron Smith was broke, out of work and living with his parents. Today, just a handful of years later, he’s worth millions.
A BRISBANE cafe has had its “offensive” name rejected, despite the usage of the word appearing in the Macquarie Dictionary.
QUENTIN Nolan’s love of snowboarding snowballed into a multimillion-dollar property and travel empire.
THERE’S a sneaky way countless Aussies are being ripped off during their online shopping — and it turns out it’s entirely legal.
PHILIP Reitnour thought he hit the jackpot when he got to pitch his business on Shark Tank. Within three years, he was dead.
ANDY Mai has been “obsessed” with making money since he was eight — and now the Sydney teenager is earning $170,000 from his bedroom.
THIS couple “cracked under pressure” and couldn’t answer a simple question in painful scenes on Shark Tank.
CHRIS and Mel Tantchev’s side business put them in direct competition with one of the world’s biggest companies. Today, it’s bringing in $150,000.
GABRIELLE Requena is raking it in from her anti-wrinkle treatment — but the Shark Tank judges walked because of one number.
THIS Gold Coast uni graduate went “down the rabbit hole” and in the process turned a side job into a $12 million business.
NEW research has shown when it comes to being a successful entrepreneur, you’ve either got it or you don’t. And after reading this you might not want it.
THIS entrepreneur could only watch on in shock as Shark Tank judge Steve Baxter debunked her claims with a Google search.
ALYSIA Magen, US Air Force veteran turned fitness model, is raking in more than $100,000 a year with her sexy workout videos.
THE boss of activist clothing line Feminist Apparel has sacked his entire staff after they found out he was an admitted sexual abuser.
A SYDNEY mum went in front of the Shark Tank judges with a genius $150,000 idea, but one thing didn’t go over well.
THE idea of unlimited leave sounds too good to be true for most workers. But when this company tried it, something surprising happened.
A BUSINESS owner who sacked an employee in a fit of rage “like some sort of Donald Trump” has been ordered to pay up.
EVEN the nicest Shark Tank judge called “bulls***” on this idea, as his fellow judges condemned it as utterly “ludicrous”.
BELIEVE it or not, many of the world’s most popular products were actually ideas ripped off from someone else.
COMPANIES say some customers are using this website to bleed Aussie businesses dry by using it to “blackmail” them for better deals.
THIS woman was at the centre of cringeworthy scenes on Shark Tank as one of the show’s investor judges ate her alive.
JANINE Allis happily handed over $600,000 for a stake in an “amazing” product she dubbed “nearly better than sex”.
A MELBOURNE couple’s “incredible” invention that solves the “most stressful part of the day” has floored the Shark Tank judges.
THE founder of a popular online retailer has revealed how the company “f-ed up”, leading to a customer service nightmare.
A MELBOURNE couple has created something we didn’t know we wanted until now. And the idea has scored them a huge pay day.
A SYDNEY doctor is suing the maker of a “revolutionary” tattoo removal laser, claiming he was tricked into spending $370,000 on a machine that didn’t work.
TWO bros who boasted that they only went on Shark Tank for the publicity and to score “deals” on Tinder were put in their place.
IRIS Smit wowed the Shark Tank judges with a genius beauty product that solves one of our “most hated” problems — and it’s very popular.
THESE mates from Melbourne created a “must-have” product in an unlikely industry that is earning them big bucks.
AUSTRALIA is leading the world in this worrying measure, spelling very bad news for the future wealth of the country.
A SHARK Tank bidding war turned ugly as one of the show’s judges stormed off in anger after copping a brutal rejection.
THERE’S not much better than kicking back with a just-delivered pizza. But your guilty pleasure is hiding an uncomfortable truth.
TIM Caruana left school at 15 and worked odd jobs as a tradie and personal trainer — before hitting on his very lucrative idea.
EVERYDAY Australians think this is the path to financial success and freedom from the office grind. But it’s actually ruining lives.
A TRIP to Bali gave Jake an idea for a business that’s turning over $3 million — and had the Shark Tank stars in a bidding frenzy.
IF YOU have a big idea to pitch to the Shark Tank business brains, don’t make these mistakes. Or you’ll be eaten alive.
NEW data has revealed the fields you should be in if you want to start your own business. Spoiler alert: Don’t be a musician.
AT just seven years old, Morgan Hipworth was already a budding entrepreneur. Today, he’s raking in the dough.
NEW mother Rhian Allen quit her job and sold the family home to invest in a gamble that has just begun paying off big time.
WHEN an 11-year-old called a Canberra store to ask it to change its ad she was told to “get lost”. Now, the shop has hit back.
A SKATING rink has “closed forever” claiming they’re worried for their staff after allegedly kicking a lesbian couple out for kissing.
BEN Crowley went from bagging up products in his home to making $27 million a year — but says he would never do it again.
IT MADE headlines as the biggest deal in Shark Tank history, but after the cameras stopped rolling things quickly fell apart.
THIS coffee shop says it has a policy of “asking police to leave for the physical and emotional safety of our customers and ourselves”.
A SYDNEY man locked in a David and Goliath battle with McDonald’s could wind up with nothing if the fast-food giant does this.
AT JUST 26 and still at uni, aerospace engineering student Anastasia Volkova has already raked in $1.5 million for her start-up idea.
ALEX has been forced to sell his $800,000 home to fund a legal battle after he claims McDonald’s “destroyed” his business overnight.
A DARWIN barber has had an anti discrimination complaint lodged against her for refusing to cut a woman’s hair.
KODY Thompson had “no idea” what he was doing when set out to earn some money on the side. Now he’s an accidental millionaire.
A SYDNEY cafe won’t accept orders on the popular app because of how the food delivery service treats restaurants and drivers.
HUNDREDS of disgruntled Michel’s Patisserie, Brumby’s and Donut King franchisees could soon lodge a class-action lawsuit.
ONE of three women whose video was posted to Facebook by an unremorseful gym owner has come out swinging.
MICHEL’S Patisserie franchisee Robert Verni says he was forced to empty his kids’ bank accounts when his business collapsed.
IF YOU’RE back in the thick of the nine-to-five slog, dreaming of working for yourself, 2018 might be the perfect time to do it.
BROTHELS and sex shops are being discriminated against by banks which are in no position to rule on a business’ “morality”.
MELBOURNE schoolkid Matthew Burkitt is only 10 but he’s already selling his own products on Amazon — just like his mum, dad and siblings.
SALIM Mehajer is not having a great few months. He’s under ‘virtual house arrest’ and now his business empire has crumbled even further.
THEY had their heyday in the 80s and 90s but Aussie Belinda Bartholemew-Walsh is determined to bring them back.
IF YOU thought lockout laws were ridiculous, get a load of these draconian laws. Businessman Mark Bouris has finally had enough.
RENAE Bunster makes nearly $8000 a day selling products on Amazon — and she doesn’t need any help from Coles or Woolies.
ONE of Australia’s few remaining milk bars, and probably the most ramshackle, has been shut down and the locals aren’t happy.
IT’S hated on by some for turning apartments into hotels and blamed for high rents and housing affordability, but short-term rental site Airbnb is here to stay.