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05 April
2014
The Australian April 2014

Dean Ramler, CEO and Co-Founder of Milan Direct, talks about the challenges Brick and Mortars and New Players will have entering the Online Furniture Industry.


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29 March
2014
Business Insider March 2014

21 Books Every Budding Entrepreneur Needs To Read


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18 March
2014
The Sydney Morning Herald

What time do high achievers get up?


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14 March
2014
Power Retail

Milan Direct’s CEO, Dean Ramler shares his tips on getting the most from Google Trusted Stores.


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10 March
2014
Shoestring March 2014

Top 50 Australian entrepreneurs under 40, featuring Milan Direct's CEO Dean Ramler.


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03 March
2014
Power Retail January 2014

Milan Direct is considered the most prominent player in the local online household furniture sales market, according to research firm IBISWorld.


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25 February
2014
Small Business Big Marketing Dot Com

Milan Direct's CEO Dean Ramler has an in-depth chat on the origins of Milan Direct and taking on the traditional furniture giants.


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17 February
2014
Business Insider February 2014

16 Australian Entrepreneurs Share Their Tips For Securing Investment Funding.


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14 February
2014
Business Insider February 2014

Here’s How 16 Successful Australian Entrepreneurs Start Their Day - Featuring Milan Direct's CEO Dean Ramler.


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03 February
2014
Shoestring February 2014

Shoestring features 10 of Australia's leading eCommerce businesses, including Milan Direct.


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06 January
2014
Start Up Smart January 2014

Start Up Smart interviews a selection of Australia's top entrepreneurs on their key goals for 2014. Read what Milan Direct's CEO Dean Ramler's Key Goal is in 2014.


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20 December
2013
December 2013

15 tales of triumph – the most inspiring entrepreneurs of 2013


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16 December
2013
BRW December 2013

My New Year’s resolution: Milan Direct’s Dean Ramler.


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02 December
2013
Financial Review December 2013

The GST threshold debate heats up again. The AFR asks Milan Direct CEO Dean Ramler on his view on the proposed tax for offshore retailers.


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22 November
2013
The Age

Is there any excuse for lateness? Fairfax ask Milan Direct CEO Dean Ramler on his view on meetings, lateness and the workplace today


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19 November
2013
Interiors Addict December 2013

Milan Direct moves into French Provincial


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13 November
2013
Power Retail

Milan Direct Not Threatened by International Incumbents.


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08 November
2013
SmartCompany October 2013

Google begins ‘Trusted Stores’ rollout: What it is and how your e-commerce store can get the tick: Smart Company speaks with Milan Direct CEO Dean Ramler about Milan Direct's inclusion as 1 of the Top 4 Online Retailers in the country.


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07 November
2013
BRW November 2013

Kogan, Milan Direct, Deals Direct on board for Google Trusted Stores local launch.


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07 November
2013
Power Retail

Google Introduces Trusted Stores Beta to Australia: Milan Direct is selected as one of the Top 4 Australian Online Retailers to participate in the launch.


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01 November
2013
BRW November 2013

BRW asks Milan Direct CEO Dean Ramler on his thoughts on the worlds most expensive office chair. Developed a chair for the modern worker: ‘big-boned’ and always on their tablet or smartphone.


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21 October
2013
The Age October 2013

The Age interviews Milan Direct CEO Dean Ramler about the importance of responding to all customer reviews online to ensure great customer service.


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10 October
2013
SmartCompany October 2013

Smart Company interviews 13 entrepreneurs on the best business advice they ever received - Featuring Milan Direct CEO Dean Ramler.


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18 September
2013
The Age September 2013

Top tips to cut your work in half: The Age interviews Milan Direct CEO Dean Ramler to find out his best time saving tips.


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05 September
2013
Qantas Inflight Radio September 2013
Qantas Inflight Radio Interview

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29 August
2013
Management Today

The Decision Makers - CEO's reveal some of the most successful business decisions come from having great staff.


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23 August
2013
SmartCompany March 2013

50 years of Furniture: How Dean Ramler created Australia’s leading online furniture store Milan Direct.


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20 August
2013
BRW March 2013

Australia’s leading online furniture retailer Milan Direct is considering launching into Asia for its next phase of growth.


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03 August
2013
The Age August 2013

Masters of their own destiny: Is an MBA still worth the bother for the young and ambitious? The Age interviews Milan Direct CEO Dean Ramler on his views on MBA's today and on the importance of education in today's fast paced business environment.


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23 July
2013
The Age

The Sydney Morning Herald interviews Milan Direct CEO Dean Ramler on the recent changes to Google Adwords, and what businesses need to know to avoid the new pitfalls.


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2 July
2013
The Age

Five tips to slash costs in the new financial year: With the new financial year commencing, The Age interviews Milan Direct CEO Dean Ramler and ask what his tips are for cutting costs to ensure best prices for Milan Direct customers.


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21 June
2013
Power Retail

Effects of the Dollar’s Value on Retail Prices - Power Retail asks Milan Direct CEO Dean Ramler on the recent slide in the Australian dollar’s market value and how this may impact upon retail pricing.


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10 May
2013
2UE May 2013

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09 May
2013
Start Up Smart April 2013

Is Asia the next Silicon Valley for Aussie start-ups? Start Up Smart asked Milan Direct CEO Dean Ramler on his views on the exciting opportunity of the Asian markets.


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04 May
2013
Retail World

Milan Direct CEO Dean Ramler has been invited to present at Retail World alongside Australia's leading retailers both online and offline.


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03 May
2013
Start Up Smart April 2013

Start Up Smart interviews Milan Direct CEO Dean Ramler on the challenges and trends of manufacturing furniture globally.


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02 May
2013
Business Day

Facebook can build your business - Fairfax interviews Milan Direct CEO Dean Ramler on his tips for making Facebook and social media a success.


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09 April
2013
The Age MySmallBusiness April 2013

ANZ pledges $1 billion for start-ups: Dean Ramler, founder and CEO of furniture business Milan Direct, said banks should treat small businesses with respect "from day one".


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08 April
2013
Start Up Smart April 2013

Three top China challenges faced by Aussie start-ups: Start Up Smart asks Milan Direct CEO Dean Ramler what the major challenges are when doing business in China.


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28 March
2013
BRW March 2013

According to IBIS World Research Report, online furniture retailer Milan Direct is growing its web-based market share at a faster pace than Harvey Norman, IKEA and Freedom despite having no show rooms.


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25 March
2013
SmartCompany March 2013

SmartCompany names Milan Direct in the top 20 Australian Online Retailers of 2013


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25 March
2013
Business Day

Small business owners wary of pre-poll pledges: Fairfax asks Milan Direct CEO Dean Ramler on what pledges he wants to hear from the Labor and Liberal Parties in the lead up to the upcoming election.


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14 March
2013
Inside Retail

Australian Retail Outlook 2013: Inside Retail features Milan Direct and talks to GM, Adam Kron about Online's destabalisation of the local Bricks and Mortar Furniture Monopoly.


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20 February
2013
2012 London Olympic Games

Looking back on 2012, we are very proud to have supplied some of the 2012 London Olympic Games furniture.


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6 February
2013
The Age February 2013

Getting a measure on online ads. The Age interviews Milan Direct Founder Dean Ramler on the importance of measuring all online marketing activities - daily.


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30 January
2013
RetailBiz

Milan Direct named market leader in Online Furniture


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8 January
2013
Financial Review January 2013

GST no worry: online traders. The AFR checks in with Milan Direct CEO Dean Ramler on his views on the proposed government review to cut the GST exemption for online imports.


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20 December
2012
Power Retail December 2012

2013 E-Commerce Predictions Round-Up: Power Retail asks Milan Direct CEO Dean Ramler on his predictions for online retail in 2013.


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13 December
2012


2012 SmartCompany Web Awards: Winner Best Company Website - Milan Direct


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23 November
2012
Herald Sun November 2012

Retailers may hijack online sale Click Frenzy in 2013


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06 November
2012
Financial Review November 2012

The Australian Financial Review interviews Milan Direct Founder and CEO Dean Ramler about tips for succeeding when doing business in China.


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25 October
2012
BRW Fast 100 - Milan Direct

As reported by BRW, Milan Direct is Australia's Fastest Growing Furniture Retailer.


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25 October
2012
Financial Review October 2012

Online Furniture business proves a surprise hit; The Australian Financial Review reviews the Online Furniture Industry, with Milan Direct noted as the market leader in a recent IBISWorld Report, ahead of Harvey Norman, IKEA and Freedom.


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23 October
2012
BRW Magazine October 2012

Fast 100 Company Milan Direct using Social Media for fast responsive customer service.


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23 October
2012
Power Retail July 2012

IBISWorld Names Milan Direct Number One in Online Furniture


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16 October
2012
Inside Retail Octover 2012

Online Retail is Booming: "The two largest players in the industry in 2012-13 are expected to be Milan Direct and Harvey Norman," according to a recent IbisWorld industry report on the health of the Online Furniture Industry in Australia.


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16 October
2012
SmartCompany September 2012

Online Furniture War: IKEA drops prices by half, with a report from IBISWorld into the online furniture scene claiming that online-only seller Milan Direct and Harvey Norman dominate the space – but that online players will continue to drive down costs benefiting all consumers.


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9 October
2012
Today Tonight October 2012

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16 September
2012
The Sunday Age  September 2012

There is a three point mantra for buying the perfect chair...The Sunday Age interviews Milan Direct Founder and CEO Dean Ramler on what his best tips are when it comes to selecting the ultimate chair.


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11 September
2012
Financial Review September 2012

The Australian Financial Review asked Milan Direct Founder and CEO Dean Ramler about Google's latest innovation - Google Shopping, and whether this fee based advertising will be good for Australian businesses.


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07 September
2012
SmartCompany September 2012

After an initial push into the UK, Dean Ramler is about to expand Milan Direct into mainland Europe.


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24 August
2012
BRW Magazine August 2012

Brands Seduced by fake Facebook Friends; Milan Direct Founder and CEO Dean Ramler discusses with BRW that social media is not a numbers game and brands should focus on engagement, rather than how many Likes they have.


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23 August
2012
Ernst and Young Entrepreneur August 2012

Dean J. Ramler the co-Founder and CEO of Milan Direct was recently announced as the winner of the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Southern Region, Technology section. Watch the interview here.


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17 August
2012
Technology spectator August 2012

Myer, Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi may have woken up to online retail opportunity but their online-only rivals aren't losing any sleep over their newfound ambitions.


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14 August
2012
Ernst and Young Entrepreneur August 2012

BIT Interviews Milan Direct CEO Dean Ramler on how to use Google Analytics and data to provide customers with the ultimate shopping experience.


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08 August
2012
Ernst and Young Entrepreneur August 2012

After bringing designer furniture to the masses in Australia, online retail pioneer Dean Ramler is expanding Milan Direct globally.


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21 July
2012
Erst & Young July 2012

Milan Direct's CEO and Founder Dean Ramler, is the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Southern Region, in the Technology Category. Read Dean's Bio Here:


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20 July
2012
Leading Company  July 2012

Young online entrepreneur Dean Ramler has been recognised at the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards, taking out the technology category for the southern region.


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20 July
2012
Power Retail July 2012

Dean Ramler thinks big, like his idol Donald Trump


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20 July
2012
Power Retail July 2012

Milan Direct’s Dean Ramler Named Entrepreneur Of The Year at Ernst & Young Southern Region Awards 2012


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20 July
2012
Leading Company  July 2012

The young gun building a global furniture empire.


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17 July
2012
Leading Company  July 2012

Leading Company interviews Milan Direct CEO Dean Ramler about what makes some business partnerships flourish while others end up in the courts?


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14 July
2012

Quantas July 2012

Success in small business is a perennial David-and-Goliath battle. The Qantas Magazine interviews Milan Direct Founder and CEO, Dean J. Ramler about the importance of Organic Growth in taking on the Furniture Giants of the Industry, IKEA, Harvey Norman and Freedom.


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28 June
2012
Sky Business June 2012

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17 June
2012
SmartCompany April 2012

Milan Direct CEO Dean J. Ramler writes a guest article for the Sydney Morning Herald about the importance of social media and strategies to succeed.


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10 May
2012

brw May 2012

BRW interviews Milan Direct Founder and CEO Dean J. Ramler about the shortage of management talent in Australia and how social networks such as LinkedIn are the future of recruitment.


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17 April
2012
SmartCompany April 2012

They are young, smart and hungry for success. Meet SmartCompany's Hot 30 Under 30 class of 2012. Milan Direct Founders Dean J. Ramler and Ruslan Kogan both making the top 30.


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05 April
2012

SmartCompany April 2012

SmartCompany asks Milan Direct founder and CEO Dean J. Ramler what his favorite piece of tech is: “For mine, it would be my Sony VAIO Laptop which I have with me 24/7. I have travelled with my VAIO all around the world and been able to run Milan Direct from it, irrespective of the location.”


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03 April
2012
SmartCompany April 2012

Sorry Gerry, we’re thriving: Smart50 online furniture retailers say Harvey wrong on sector’s sales.


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01 April
2012
The Australian April 2012

The Australian interviews Milan Direct CEO and Founder Dean J. Ramler who debunks Gerry Harvey's claims that you can't sell furniture online.


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20 March
2012
Start Up Smart March 2012

Milan Direct came 5th in the 2012 Start Up Smart Awards. The awards recognise the most innovative and fastest-growing new businesses in Australia. Featuring exciting start-ups from an array of industries drawn from across the country, the winners represent the emerging generation of business leaders in Australia.


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12 March
2012
The Age March 2012

Milan Direct CEO Dean J. Ramler discussing with The Age about the pro's of building a Facebook community: The ability to have two way discussions and engagement with your customer base.


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05 March
2012
Australia Post March 2012

Australia Post - Business Lounge interviews Milan Direct CEO Dean J. Ramler about managing offshore Quality Control.


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03 March
2012
Financial Review March 2012

The Australian Financial Review asked Milan Direct Founder and CEO Dean Ramler about managing trading terms with international manufacturing partners.


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02 March
2012
Interiors Addict March 2012

Interiors Addict speaks with Milan Direct CEO Dean Ramler about expanding the Milan Direct product range to a broader range of Designer Furniture.


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01 March
2012
The Age March 2012

Milan Direct CEO Dean J. Ramler discussing with The Age about the pro's of building a Facebook community: The ability to have two way discussions and engagement with your customer base.


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23 February
2012
Sky News February 2012

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23 November
2011
Start Up Smart November 2011

Startup Smart interviews Milan Direct Founder and CEO Dean J. Ramler about the rise of holiday-inspired start-ups and Milan Direct's origins.


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17 November
2011
BRW Fast Starters November 2011

BRW Magazine asks Milan Direct Founder & CEO Dean J Ramler what he thinks the business opportunities in 2012 are. He discusses how online retailers should be responding to customer demands rather than manufacturing consent through tradition advertising.


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11 November
2011
BRW Fast Starters November 2011

Growing up with BRW.
Celebrating BRW's 30th Birthday, BRW interviews 6 of Australia's top Entreprenuers who were born when BRW first hit the news-stands! Including Milan Direct's Founder and CEO, Dean J. Ramler.


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01 November
2011
Start Up Smart October 2011

How to tackle new competitors? Dean Ramler gives advice on how to handle new competition and stay ahead in your industry.


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13 October
2011
Power Retail October 2011

Dean Ramler, Milan Direct's Founder and CEO, provides some handy e-commerce tips on Power Retail.


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10 October
2011
Anthill Online Magazine October 2011

Milan Direct co-Founder and CEO, Dean J. Ramler, has been named one of Anthill Online Magazine's Top 30under30 Entrepreneurs for 2011!


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10 October
2011
Anthill Online Magazine October 2011

Milan Direct co-Founder, Ruslan Kogan, has been named one of Anthill Online Magazine's Top 30under30 Entrepreneurs for 2011!


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05 September
2011
SmartCompany September 2011

Milan Direct has been been announced a winner at the SmartCompany Smart50 2011 Awards! The Smart50 Awards recognise Australia's fastest growing SMEs in 2010-11.


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02 September
2011
Start Up Smart September 2011

How does Milan Direct alleviate online security concerns for our customers? Founder and CEO, Dean Ramler, explains how.


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27 July
2011
Start Up Smart July 2011

Finding the right staff in a new market - Dean Ramler, Milan Direct Founder and CEO, discusses the challenges.


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13 July
2011
Start Up Smart July 2011

Dean Ramler, Milan Direct Founder and CEO, writes about the common mistakes made when designing a product.


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05 July
2011
Dynamic Business July 2011

Milan Direct's online-only business model has made designer furniture accessible to a generation of Australians born long after Eames made his famous chair. Dean Ramler explains why MD is growing uncontrollably.


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11 June
2011
Start Up Smart May 2011

Dean Ramler, Milan Direct Founder and CEO, writes about the common mistakes made when designing a product.


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05 June
2011
Power Retail June 2011

Milan Direct Founder and CEO, Dean J. Ramler, shares the company's journey & rapid growth with Power Retail.


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01 May
2011
Start Up Smart May 2011

Overcoming the language barrier with Chinese suppliers - Dean Ramler discusses Milan Direct's winning strategies in a guest blog.


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14 April
2011
Start Up Smart April 2011

Dean Ramler writes a blog about the quality control processes used in dealing with overseas suppliers.


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13 April
2011
BRW Magazine April 2011

We are pleased to announce that Milan Direct has again been recognised as one of Australia's 100 fastest growing start-up companies, by making the BRW 2011 Fast Starters list in position 26!


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08 April
2011
SmartCompany April 2011

Meet SmartCompany's Hot 30 Under 30 class of 2011 – a group of entrepreneurs aged up to 30 years, drawn from 30 of Australia's fastest-growing SMEs. Featuring Milan Direct founders Dean J. Ramler and Ruslan Kogan.


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15 March
2011
BRW Magazine March 2011

BRW feature on Milan Direct - Founder and CEO, Dean J. Ramler's background in the furniture industry. A Melbourne Furniture Family, stemming 60 years!


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12 March
2011
Start Up Smart March 2011

Milan Direct came 3rd in the 2011 Start Up Smart Awards. The awards recognise the most innovative and fastest-growing new businesses in Australia. Featuring exciting start-ups from an array of industries, drawn from across the country, the winners represent the emerging generation of business leaders in Australia.


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04 November
2010
Anthill Online Magazine November 2010

Milan Direct Founder and CEO, Dean J. Ramler, has been named one of Anthill Online Magazine's Top 30 Under Thirty Entrepreneurs for 2010!


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04 November
2010
Anthill Online Magazine November 2010

Milan Direct co-founder, Ruslan Kogan, has been named one of Anthill Online Magazine's Top 30 Under Thirty Entrepreneurs for 2010!


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02 September
2010
BRW Magazine September 2010

Dean J. Ramler, Founder and CEO of Milan Direct, joins his BRW Fast Club colleagues to discuss Customer Service in the September issue of the magazine.


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26 July
2010
BRW Online July 2010

Dean J. Ramler, Founder and CEO of Milan Direct, participated in a round table discussion with fellow BRW Fast Starters to talk Customer Service, Technology and more.


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24 July
2010
Dynamic Business Magazine July 2010

Ruslan Kogan, co-founder of Milan Direct, was recently interviewed by Dynamic Business Online.


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23 July
2010
Dynamic Business Magazine July 2010

Ruslan Kogan, co-founder of Milan Direct, was named one of the Entrepreneurs of the Year by Dynamic Business Magazine!


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11 July
2010
Real Homes Magazine July 2010

Real Homes Magazine featured Milan Direct as their website of the month for July 2010.


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21 April
2010
BRW Fast Starters April 2010

Milan Direct Founders, Dean J. Ramler and Ruslan Kogan feature in the BRW - Fast Starters 2010 Edition.


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21 April
2010
Luxury Home Design April 2010

The Milan Direct expansion to the United Kingdom has been met with praise from numerous customers and has attracted the attention of furniture connoisseurs such as the author of the UK Home Ideas blog.


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11 March
2010
Furnishing International March 2010

Furnishing International, Australasia's #1 Furnishing Trade Magazine features Milan Direct and its expansion plans into the UK market.


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04 March
2010
Dynamic Business March 2010

Dynamic Business interviews Milan Direct's Founder and CEO, Dean J. Ramler about Milan Direct's latest succesful expansion into the UK, online marketing strategies and continued growth.


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15 December
2009
Melbourne Home Design & Living December 2009

Milan Direct is included in a feature article about some of the most famous pieces in design history.


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05 October
2009
Contemporary Home Design October 2009

CHD interviews the founder of Milan Direct, Dean J. Ramler, on the latest furniture trends and the move to online by educated consumers.


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25 May
2009

SmartCompany May 2009

They're smart, they're young, they're tech savvy - and they're not afraid of the downturn. Meet SmartCompany's Hot 30 under 30 - a group of 30 entrepreneurs aged 30 years and under who are on their way to becoming Australia's next generation of business leaders. Featuring Milan Direct founders Dean J. Ramler and Ruslan Kogan.


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17 January
2009
Neighbours January 2009 - Current

Milan Direct's products also feature on the set of Australia's favourite show, Neighbours, seen globally by over 1 million viewers each day. Milan Direct products found on the set this year include our Lounge Chair and Ottoman - Eames Reproduction, Ball Chair, Miss K and Arco Lamps.


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28 November
2008

SmartCompany November 2008

SmartCompany interviews the Founder and CEO of Milan Direct, Dean J. Ramler, for it's "Hot Innovator" feature. Dean answers questions about what it takes to make a difference as a business in today's fast moving internet marketplace.


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17 September
2008
Townsville Bulletin - September Issue

'The Eye' section of the Townsville Bulletin takes a look at the Milan Direct business and the inovative technology used to make designer furniture more affordable for all Australians.


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01 October
2007
My Home - September Issue

Kate St James, The Editor of many of Australia's leading design publications profiles the Milan Direct business and how the business slashes prices on designer furniture.


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