Not Your Everyday
Self-Made Businesswoman

Founder - The Business Academy

As one of Australia’s most distinguished entrepreneurs, Janine Allis stands as a testament to what can be achieved with vision and determination. Beginning her entrepreneurial journey at the age of 32 from her kitchen bench, while juggling the responsibilities of three children, Janine has since cultivated a global empire rooted in her lived and learned experiences.

  • Renowned Australian Founder: Janine is celebrated for her innovative approach and enduring success in the business world.
  • Award-Winning Excellence: Her journey is marked by numerous accolades, reflecting her exceptional skills and business acumen.
  • Global Business Leader: With over 580 stores worldwide, her businesses serve as a model of global success and expansion.

Awards & Accolades

MYOB Australia Franchisor 
of the Year:

Recognised for excellence in franchising, highlighting her outstanding achievements in this area.

Instyle Business Award:

Acknowledgment of her innovative approach and impact in the business world.

Excellence in International Franchising: 

Further recognition of her global success in expanding her business empire.

Excellence in Women’s Leadership: 

A testament to her leadership skills and contributions as a prominent woman in the business community.

Franchise Hall of Fame:

Induction into this prestigious hall, recognising her enduring impact in the franchise industry.

Australian Export 
Heroes Award: 

Acknowledgment for driving Australia’s export industry through successful ventures.

Victorian Women’s 
Honour Roll: 

Inclusion in this esteemed list celebrating the accomplishments of Victorian women.

Telstra Business Women 
of the Year: 

Highly esteemed recognition of her achievements, leadership, and influence.

Franchisor of the Year: 

Another acknowledgment of her outstanding performance and leadership in the franchising sector.



Boost Juice 

Zoo Retail

Sala’s Fresh Mex Grill

Cibo Espresso

Bettys Burgers

Director of Michael Hill Jeweller

Non Executive Director Kogan.com

Ambassador Australia For UNHCR

Best Selling Author, “The Accidental Entrepreneur”

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About Janine

Janine Allis isn’t your everyday self-made businesswoman. From her kitchen bench in 2000, she cultivated a juice and smoothie empire that blossomed into an international success story. Under the umbrella of Retail Zoo, three prominent brands—Salsa’s Fresh Mex Grill, CIBO Espresso, and Betty’s Burgers—joined her initial venture, showcasing her remarkable entrepreneurial vision and leadership.

Janine’s innovative business approach positions her as a trailblazer in the industry. Recognised by BRW as one of the top 15 individuals who have revolutionised modern business practices in the last 25 years, and hailed by Bastion Collective as one of Australia’s top 20 most successful Australians, she stands as a beacon of innovation and excellence.

Beyond her entrepreneurial feats, Janine is a bestselling author, with “The Accidental Entrepreneur” sharing valuable lessons and inspiration. Her presence in the media, appearing on shows like Shark Tank, Australian Survivor, Celebrity Apprentice, and Food Stars, not only showcases her business acumen but also her mentorship skills.

Her commitment to nurturing future entrepreneurs is evident in her recent venture—the launch of The Business Academy. This online platform aims to empower the next generation of business leaders by sharing her wealth of knowledge and experiences.

Janine Allis stands tall as an embodiment of innovation, resilience, and entrepreneurial spirit. Her impactful journey continues to inspire countless individuals to pursue their business aspirations with determination and vision.