Moving with the times

Moving with the times

Transcript below: ZACHARY ROOK Your Local Movers Age: 26         Staff: 30 Revenue: $1.8 million Growth: 13 per cent From break dancer to millionaire entrepreneur – it seems an unlikely story. But in truth Your Local Movers founder Zachary Rook  has each year since 2006 driven 100 per cent growth, which is only just  beginning to…

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Head in the cloud

Head in the cloud

An article in Brisbane Business News, 2013 Special Edition, featuring EO Member Scott Jones, founder of IT Leaders Group / Easy Offshore. Transcript below: SCOTT JONES IT Leaders Group / Easy Offshore Age: 37        Staff: 18 Turnover: $2.2 million Growth: Static The cloud computing progression was predicted well ahead of time by this IT company’s…

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Search engine capitalisation

Search engine capitalisation

An article in Brisbane Business News, 2013 Special Edition, featuring EO Member Dan Petrovic, founder of Dejan SEO. Transcript below: DAN PETROVIC Dejan SEO Age: 34     Staff: 60 Revenue: $3.10 million Growth: 40 per cent DEJAN SEO works directly with Google data and offers an extensive modelling system unique to Australia. The outcome is producing…

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Eastes has his pedal to the metal

Eastes has his pedal to the metal

An article in Brisbane Business News, 2013 Special Edition, featuring EO Member Richard Eastes, founder of vroomvroomvroom.com.au. Transcript below: RICHARD EASTES VroomVroomVroom Age: 34     Staff: 40 Revenue: $4 million Growth: 13 per cent Richard Eastes’ business name says it all. His travel company VroomVroomVroom experienced “extremely fast growth” until 2010, although that has since steadied….

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MyEO Youth Exchange: Build Your Family Legacy!

MyEO Youth Exchange: Build Your Family Legacy!

Want your children to experience new cultures? Help them seize exciting learning opportunities through internships and summer jobs offered by EO member companies through the MyEO Youth Exchange! The Youth Exchange is the newest global experience designed exclusively to connect children of EO members—between 10-25 years of age—for a chance to engage with the global…

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Why did this man work for 36 hours straight?

Why did this man work for 36 hours straight?

An article on smh.com.au 14th November featuring EO Member Richard Eastes, founder of vroomvroomvroom.com.au. Transcript below: Richard Eastes starts his day like many people. With a glance out the window, the Brisbane businessman sits down to write his “to do” list for the day ahead. The only difference is that if he doesn’t complete the…

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Q&A with Rob Nixon: Risky business

Q&A with Rob Nixon: Risky business

An article in Dynamic Business 13th November featuring EO Member Rob Nixon, CEO of Proactive Accountants. Transcript below: Finding the money to start a business is a problem for many budding entrepreneurs, but Rob Nixon decided to risk it all by putting $90,000 on his credit cards to get his start. After dropping out of…

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All in the family: Father to son succession

All in the family: Father to son succession

An article in Dynamic Business 6th November featuring EO Member Peter Nuttall RUD Chains. Transcript below: Peter Nuttall was his father’s second employee at RUD Chains. Now, almost 30 years later, he’s managing director of the multi-million dollar company. RUD Chains, a subsidiary of the Germany-based RUD Group, provides a variety of steel link chain…

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Chain mail says RUD is on improve

Chain mail says RUD is on improve

An article in Courier Mail 28 October featuring EO Member Peter Nuttal, RUD Chains. Transcript below: A Brisbane industrial chain manufacturing firm supplying the biggest miners and builders in the country has bucked the flight of production offshore, making more products here to win market share. RUD Chains managing director Peter Nuttall said in-house production…

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Your Local Movers, Zachary Rook

Your Local Movers, Zachary Rook

An article in NETT Magazine October issue featuring EO Member Zachary Rook from Your Local Movers. Transcript below: Zachary Rook started his moving and storage company when he was 19 years old.  That was seven years ago and he has grown it to over 50 staff and expanded throughout. What were you doing before you…

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Tuckeria Fresh Mexican, Jordan Birchall

Tuckeria Fresh Mexican, Jordan Birchall

An article in NETT Magazine October issue featuring EO Member Jordan Birchall, Tuckeria Fresh Mexican. Transcript below: The global financial crisis ended Jordan Birchall’s stint in commercial real estate in the United States of America.  Returning to his hometown of Brisbane, he saw an opportunity to start a chain of Mexican restaurants similar to the…

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Tailored Project Group, Geoff Boon

Tailored Project Group, Geoff Boon

An article in NETT Magazine October issue featuring EO Member Geoff Boon, Tailored Project Group. Transcript below: Geoff Boon spent many years as a commercial project manager before starting his own construction business. In the last nine years Tailored Project Group has grown to having 20 employees and a yearly turnover of $8.5 million. What…

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Online accounting services makes big international bucks for Aussie entrepreneur

Online accounting services makes big international bucks for Aussie entrepreneur

It’s a constant debate whether entrepreneurs are made or born, but CEO Rob Nixon who has been concocting new business ideas since his early teen years is definitely part of the latter group. At just 14 years old, Rob Nixon started his own business selling archery equipment and today runs Proactive Accountants, a multi-million dollar…

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Cool club expands its turf

Cool club expands its turf

BOOM Magazine article featuring EO Brisbane President Rob Nixon and EO Brisbane Member Nathan Hancey Transcript below: Five core values make this group special, writes Stephanie Bennett Recognizing the need for help is difficult at the best of times, let alone when you’re already a success in your chosen field, but for a group of…

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