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20. Ready Steady Print

3:34PM | Monday, 28 March 2011 | Kate Sallai

Joshua Kamil was barely in his 20s when he founded his printing business Ready Steady Print in 2007, with only a little knowledge of printing and design.

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19. Reload Media

3:30PM | Monday, 28 March 2011 | Kate Sallai

Reload Media is a Brisbane-based consulting company specialising in search engine optimisation, internet marketing, online strategy, IT management and usability.

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18. Mount Lawley Pets and Puppies

3:25PM | Monday, 28 March 2011 | Kate Sallai

When Rose Wilson began to acquire puppies which she sold on for a profit in her spare time, she had little idea that she would be overseeing a million dollar business. However, her hobby has turned into a burgeoning pet empire.

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17. Mozo

3:21PM | Monday, 28 March 2011 | Kate Sallai

“Envision what Amazon did to books, what TripAdvisor did to travel, what Seek did to employment or what Realestate.com.au did to real estate,” says Mozo co-founder Kylie Moss.

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16. Direct Energy

3:02PM | Monday, 28 March 2011 | Kate Sallai

The renovation of an old family home provided the spark for Donald Payne, Justin McFarlane and Robert Rechtman to create Direct Energy.

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15. OzHut

3:56PM | Monday, 28 March 2011 | Kate Sallai

“I grew up as a geek,” OzHut founder Wai Hong Fong happily admits. At nine years old, he told his mother that he wanted to marry his computer and soon afterwards nearly lost a government scholarship in Singapore after a spot of hacking ensured that students didn’t have to pay $5 an hour to use the computers.

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14. Alba Print Management

3:53PM | Monday, 28 March 2011 | Kate Sallai

Alba Print Management is very much a family affair. Started by Mark Mulgrew, the business now has the support of his brothers Michael and UK-based Gary.

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13. Management Resource Solutions

3:46PM | Monday, 28 March 2011 | Kate Sallai

While working on a large engineering project together, Paul Morffew and Daniela Athan realised that the way the project’s team was put together was, in Morffew’s words, “haphazard”.

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12. Fidarsi Furniture

3:43PM | Monday, 28 March 2011 | Kate Sallai

Determined to offer something new to the staid world of furniture retail, Neil Singh launched Fidarsi Furniture in 2008.

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11. Sound Diagnostic Radiology

3:29PM | Monday, 28 March 2011 | Kate Sallai

Cara Kirsten had to overcome more hurdles than most budding entrepreneurs in creating Sound Diagnostic Radiology, an Adelaide-based medical imaging company.

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