Success stories

  1. Three people in business meeting

    Business Connect helps new Australians bolster NSW’s small business sector

    The NSW Government’s multicultural Business Connect advisors are helping new Australians shake up the state’s small business sector as a new report shows high levels of innovation and ambition among migrants.

  2. Claire Fletcher, Matadora Films being interviewed in front of a camera

    A different business lens

    With a specific client in mind, two filmmakers with oodles of experience formed a production company that specialises in documentaries.

  3. Michelle Stumpp in kitchen

    For Flavours Sake

    A MasterChef Australia contestant, Michelle Stumpp is Chief Flavour Officer – a title she earned after setting up her own small business ‘For Flavours Sake’.

  4. Carly Hood next to desk with Mac and Pantone colour imaging guide

    Graphic designer meets business expert

    Graphic designer, Carly Hood talks starting a creative business when you’re not commercially orientated.

  5. Eldee Station

    Rural tourist business goes digital

    With a number of tourism awards under their leather belts, the owners of Eldee Station, Stephen and Naomi, needed help to maintain momentum on their family-run business.

  6. Rick Coles in front of TV

    Ship to shore

    After realising his idea had legs, Rick Coles approached Business Connect to find a suitable mentor.

  7. Nicole Turnbull sitting on window seat

    A coach for the introverts

    Plotting a new course for yourself is not an easy thing, especially if you are an introvert. Thankfully, people like Nicole Turnbull and her business exist.

  8. Lisa Gorman Life Learning Co

    Never stop learning

    With more than 20 years’ experience in personal development training and over 12 years in business, Lisa Gorman was struggling with marketing her events.

  9. Thi Mai Lan Hoang in Lan Beauty & Nail Salon

    The business of beauty

    Beauty therapist Lan Hoang was unsure where and how to begin, but attending a 'start a business' workshop helped her realise she needed a plan.

  10. Statute of the Virgin Mary at Sisters of Mercy Singleton

    Sacred Spaces discovers new ground

    Cynthia Mullholland booked an appointment on the Business Bus on its visit to Singleton to get some guidance on how to propel the business into a new direction.