Lockdown heartache for Sydney small businesses

- August 4, 2021 2 MIN READ

It’s gut-wrenching to see so many small and family businesses doing it tough in Sydney, with the COVID lockdown now extended until at least the end of August, writes Australian Small and Family Business Ombudsman Bruce Billson. As a Victorian, I have seen first-hand how COVID is disproportionately impacting on too many smaller businesses, even as economic… Read more »

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Dynamic Duo: breaking down barriers for women

- November 3, 2017 5 MIN READ

Alison Valenti and Sophie Musumeci are two Sydney-based women who are breaking down barriers for women in small business. They witnessed a movement building. A movement where women were searching for different careers or starting their very own small business. These women are focused on wanting to be available for their families without sacrificing their professional… Read more »


If you’re a female entrepreneur in Australia, Sydney is the place to be

- August 4, 2017 < 1 MIN READ

Sydney has ranked 11 on the Dell Global Women’s Entrepreneur Cities Index. The report ranks 50 cities’ across the globe on their ability to attract and support ‘High Potential Women Entrepreneurs’. The 50 cities included in the report were chosen for their reputation as established or emerging hubs of innovation and entrepreneurship, with cities included… Read more »


Loving yoga led to my own small business

- April 7, 2017 5 MIN READ

Four years ago, Cassie White never dreamed she would be running her own successful small health business. At the time she was working full-time as a health journalist on a glossy magazine and today she is a personal trainer and yoga coach. Cassie says she was feeling really dissatisfied with her job in 2013. “I worked in a… Read more »


5 minutes with: Ushma from Collaborate HR

- March 15, 2017 3 MIN READ

Founder of Sydney-based Collaborate HR, Ushma Dhanak, says being authentic is crucial when it comes to running a small business. With 10 years’ experience working for a range of large private sector companies, Ushma has a vast knowledge having worked in blue collar industries. She shares why she started her own business and how she… Read more »