Success stories

  1. 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’.

  2. 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.

  3. Tyrone Hall, Thikkabilla Vibrations

    Thikkabilla brings new day for Indigenous dance

    Tyrone Hall is fulfilling his lifelong dream of teaching ancient Indigenous dance, culture and traditions to children in Dubbo, thanks to Business Connect.

  4. Warwick Behrens

    Artist grand ideas empowered to thrive

    Artist Warwick Behrens had grand ideas for his creative business in Mudgee but required some structure to keep it moving.

  5. Viet BambooZ on stage

    Traditional sounds of Vietnam reach Australia

    Performer Minh Ha wanted to bring traditional Vietnamese music to the wider Australian community.

  6. Naomi Farrelly and Rebecca Morley, owners, Spark CoWork

    Co-work space sparks off success

    Spark CoWork, a new co-working space in Port Stephens, has been carefully incubated through the Business Connect program.

  7. Desiree, owner in Shear Abilities, Maitland

    Conquering financial planning with Shear Abilities

    Desiree’s biggest frustration is seeing people with a disability not being catered for. She set up Shear Abilities to right this wrong.

  8. Joe and Sue Weir of Bimbella Beef

    Beef farmers expand offering

    Beef farmers Joe and Sue Weir have successfully diversified their business operations to meet the seasonal and commodity challenges facing the farming industry.

  9. Zoe Hida sitting down talking to Business Connect advisor Russell Meadley, while Isao Hida standing in the background

    Business Connect helps Central West entrepreneur

    Zoe Hida first turned to Business Connect when starting her company Appiwork, which develops mobile apps, websites and online systems for businesses.

  10. Silver City Mint and Arts Centre, Broken Hill

    Historic Broken Hill business embraces the idea of change

    After 30 years in business, the owners of the Silver City Mint and Arts Centre were ready to make some updates to the Broken Hill attraction.

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