How Dorry Kordahi claims he’s fixing what’s wrong with Australian retail fashion

Dorry Kordahi, valued at $20 million on 2013’s BRW Young Rich list, has just completed his second retail fashion acquisition in 15 months, and will continue to consolidate operations in a way he claims has slashed 80 per cent from the cost of opening a new Australian store....
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Licensing: An attractive model but can startups afford the risk?

Sometimes, to the outside world, it may seem as though landing a major business deal is a success that happens overnight. DKM Blue’s Co-Founder, Dorry Kordahi says that early stage businesses should be prepared for the hard slog that can be involved with getting a major customer...
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Hats off: 100-year-old family business Akubra signs game changing licensing deal with Young Rich member

Hat maker Akubra has signed a new deal with a Young Rich member’s clothing and promotions company that will lead to the biggest product change for the iconic family business in over 100 years. The licensing arrangement with DKM Blue will result in a new range of Akubra branded...
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How the Rich Invest: Dorry Kordahi and the risks of family business

Young Rich list member Dorry Kordahi understands the risks of getting involved with a family business. Since 2009, he has run fast-growing clothing and promotions company, DKM Blue, with his brother Danny. Read more
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Danny Kordahi Interview on Dynamic Business

American Express interviewed four of Australia’s brightest and most successful small business entrepreneurs to determine what motivates them, how they got where they are today, and why Charge is intrinsic to their business. Read more
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Power to Act

DORRY KORDAHI is an Australian businessmen, author, public speaker and business mentor. He is the winner of numerous, prestigious industry awards, including becoming a finalist in Ernst & Young’s, Young Entrepreneurs before his 28th birthday. Since 2010 he has been listed on...
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DKM BLUE Adds 69 years to its bottom line

DKM BLUE, the multi-award winning promotional branding and clothing company is one of the major players in a highly competitive market; it has been in existence for just four years and is the product of a merger of two kindred companies that celebrate their tenth anniversary this...
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Golden boy gears up

BRW ‘Young Rich’ lister Dorry Kordahi has launched a game changer to tackle the “depressed” Australian fashion industry. Kordahi, managing director of local clothing business DKM Blue, today outlined his intention to create a manufacturing plant to circumvent...
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DKM Blue buys Ambassador Clothing Five M&A lessons for start-ups

Businesses must honour a takeover target’s heritage, have a clearly defined strategy and address conflict when the acquisition is taking place, the head of a successful branding and clothing company has warned after buying a 69-year-old business. Read more
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