Melissa Perreault

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Melissa is Loyalty Media's Production Co-ordinator, who also has a degree in Journalism and moonlights as an occasional writer for Dynamic Business. She hails from Canada, but now calls Sydney home.

Twelve entrepreneurs to watch in 2012

We think it’s not just big businesses that should get recognised for being great. Sometimes it’s the little things small business owners do over a 12-month period that make a big difference. We spoke to 12 impressive SMBs making waves this year.

SMEs using home loans to finance business, research finds

A large proportion of SME’s are doubly invested in today’s interest rate decision with many using their home loan to finance their businesses.

StyleTread named most exciting start-up

StyleTread has taken home the OIRA Best New Online Retailer award only 12 months after launching, marking it as one of the country's most exciting online retailers.

Aussie start-up unfazed by challenging economy

The current economic situation isn't slowing down DesignCrowd.com, which is enjoying record sales thanks to staggering growth of 336 percent in the last 12 months.

Anytime Fitness opens 100th club

Anytime Fitness Australia franchisee Steve Rollings has helped the company reach a milestone, by opening its 100th club in Thornton, NSW on 1 October.

ePAL criticised for selective EFTPOS fees

The Federal Court has reached a verdict in the case of ALDI versus EFTPOS Payments Australia Limited (ePAL),ruling in favour of full and fair disclosure of EFTPOS fees in Australia.

Australian hiring intentions take another hit

It’s crucial local employers maintain perspective about the employment market, due to a continued decline in hiring intentions.

Jan Vydra named Australia’s Young Farmer of the Year

Jan Vydra of Australian Fresh Leaf Herbs was named Australia’s Young Farmer of the Year last week, for his commitment to innovation in the local agricultural industry.

Buyers replace local wholesalers with international markets

Retailers are overlooking their regular wholesalers and sourcing merchandise from overseas manufacturers, in a bid to remain competitive during the online retailing boom.

Part-time work overshadows the 9 to 5

Interest in part-time employment is dramatically increasing, as the cost of living escalates and full-time work becomes more difficult to find.

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