Starting a business success stories

  1. Jenny Lord on bench

    Sixty Refresh ▪ Zetland

    Jenny Lord changed her working life to help others, Business Connect worked with her to turn an idea into an online business.

  2. Claire Fletcher

    Matadora Films ▪ Tempe

    Business Connect helped Alejandra and Claire align their branding and focus their client profiling to a specific and achievable niche.

  3. Carly Hood

    Carly Hood ▪ Kingsgrove

    Business Connect helped Carly to successfully start her own graphic design business.

  4. Michelle Stummp

    For Flavours Sake ▪ Port Macquarie

    Michelle started up her dream home-base business with help from Business Connect.

  5. Thi Mai Lan Hoang

    Lan beauty & nail salon ▪ Beverley Hills

    With support from Business Connect, Lan now runs a successful beauty salon and was recently a finalist at the St George Local Business Awards.

  6. Warwick Behrens

    WarBehr ▪ Mudgee

    Warwick needed help with all elements of his business, which led him to meet the local Business Connect advisor in Mudgee.

  7. Viet BambooZ

    Viet BambooZ ▪ Harrington Park

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

  8. Rebecca Morley and Naomi Farrelly

    Spark Cowork ▪ Salamander Bay

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

  9. Desiree McDonald

    Shear Abilities ▪ Maitland

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

  10. Gai Benton

    Truly Free Cafe & Bakehouse ▪ Albury

    Truly Free Café and Bake House was just a great idea until owner Gai Benton approached a Business Connect Advisor.