Success Stories – Steven Thompson from Tru-Blu Scissors

Name: Steven Thompson

Business: Tru-Blu Scissors

About Steven: Steven lives in Morwell, Latrobe City Council. He has been in business for 5 years, making high quality, handmade hairdressing scissors. 

Steve came to Work My Own Way looking for some additional support and coaching to ensure he was on the “right track”. He had plenty of great ideas, and needed someone to bounce off. After working on new product development, Steve also sought the help of our business coaches to learn more about how to seek customer feedback prior to bringing a product to market. 

Steven’s achievements

Since engaging with the program, Steve has found fresh motivation and has been working on developing new products and experimenting with different materials. After seeking advice from our facilitators, Steve was able to find the best approach to gather product feedback, without exposing his unique design to his competitors.  

“Running your own business can be challenging, particularly when you are situated in a regional area. With the guidance of the team at Work My Own Way, I have discovered new ways to grow my business and broaden my customer base.”

I have recently built a website and the advice which I received from the business coaches while going through the process was great. With their assistance I have a much better idea of how to take my business forward.

I have found the team to be highly experienced, always happy to help, and being fairly local, able to understand some of the obstacles which local businesses have when trying to compete in a broader market.” 

Program services: 


Throughout the past 12 months, Steve has utilised a range of our no-cost services to help him grow his business. He has accessed 4 business coaching sessions, discussing topics such as digital marketing, new product development and launch, and how to maintain business throughout COVID-19. 


If you are looking for advice and support to help you launch or grow your business, the friendly team at Work My Own Way is here to help you. Book a no-cost session here. These sessions are confidential and we have a range of business professionals available to support you. 

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