From the Publisher
IN THIS BOOK YOU WILL DISCOVER...
How to come up with your million-dollar business idea.
How to test the market and develop a killer strategic plan.
How to fund your company’s start-up so you can launch with a bang.
Dozens of marketing ideas proven to work in any business.
How to attract exceptional team members and leverage your time.
What it takes to franchise your business or take your operation global.
How to use your business to give you the freedom to live your dreams.
FEATURING WRITTEN MATERIAL BY...
JAMIE MCINTYRE (21st Century Academy)
Jamie became a self-made millionaire in his twenties after founding the 21st Century Group of Companies, including 21st Century Academy, an education organisation that provides a valuable and relevant modern-day education to Australians and New Zealanders.
AUDREY RODDA (Phonelink Communications)
After starting Phonelink Communications in her lounge room, Audrey has grown the business into a leading source of total communications services. Audrey is also very knowledgeable when it comes to referrals and has just started to franchise her business.
DARREN LOMMAN (Dreamfit)
While at university, Darren invested over 4,000 hours in designing and building a hand-controlled motorcycle that could be ridden by a person with paraplegia. Dreamfit was then born and Darren continues to make people’s dreams come true through his passion and determination.
CHRIS RYAN AND ADAM ROCKETT (Strike Group)
Adam and Chris (owners of The Strike Group) have been finalists in the Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award, as well as keynote speakers at the Young Entrepreneurs Organisation, Australian Human Resource Institute and Wealth Creator’s Advanced Entrepreneurs Course.
PHIL ANDERSON (Phil Anderson Management)
Claiming he would be a millionaire by the time he was 30, Phil has kept to his word. He has just opened his 20th Five Star Fitness Centre, and he is also diversifying into other markets and opportunities.
KATHERINE EDGAR (The Synergy Group)
In 1999, Katherine founded The Synergy Group, an international professional services firm that operates in 23 Asia-Pacific cities. The Group recently extended its reach to two emerging economic powerhouses, India and China.
JOHN BENTON (CRE8IVE)
While still at university, John met his business partner James Willson and founded the advertising and branding agency, CRE8IVE. In five years, CRE8IVE has grown from three to 28 staff and is now the largest independent agency in Canberra.
BEX GOLD (Cinderella Products)
Bex created Cinderella Products which has been revolutionising household cleaning since the beautifully fragranced, people-safe, planet-safe Cinderella range was launched in Coles supermarkets in 2006. With her products already in Australia and New Zealand, Bex has plans to take her business even further in the coming years.
PHIL JONES (Richmastery)
Phil, with his wife Corinna, operates an international group of companies, including Richmastery, New Zealand’s largest real estate education business. They have featured in dozens of newspaper and magazine articles, as well as on television and radio.
EMMA BROWN (Business Chicks)
Emma is the chief chick of Business Chicks, a national community for businesswomen whose mission (apart from doing good in the world and connecting and empowering women) is to raise money for the children’s charity, Kids Help Line.
DANIEL JOYCE (Red Room DVD)
Together with his business partner, Nic DiVenuto, Daniel raised $1 million in capital to open the first Red Room DVD store in Waterloo, Sydney, and quickly followed it up with a second store in Bondi Junction. There are currently eight Red Room DVD stores in Australia.
LISA MESSENGER (Messenger Marketing)
With a background in sponsorship, marketing and PR, Lisa is currently the managing director of Messenger Marketing and Messenger Publishin