Deborah Milligan Entrepreneurship Story of Covid-safe business

Deborah runs Test and Tag It Service and Support. She provides testing and tagging of appliances and electrical equipment to help businesses stay WorkSafe compliant. As an older person, Deborah found there weren’t many job prospects available to her. She wanted a challenge, and decided to find a business which would be low risk, while…

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Melissa Gijsbergs Gippsland entrepreneurship

Melissa is a published author and mentor to young writers. She runs the Junior Writers Club, where she supports Australian writers aged 8-18. Since COVID-19, Melissa has pivoted her weekly writing groups from face to face, to online. As a result, she has been able to support and encourage even more eager young writers!  Her…

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Happy Changemakers Robert Nagy Jodie Willmer

Jodie and Robert run Happy Changemakers, a coaching practice formed to help business owners reduce overwhelm and burnout while building their dreams and doing good for the world. Having been in operation for over 7 years, and both coming from diverse and highly-skilled backgrounds, Jodie and Robert know a thing or two about navigating life…

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Xavier Manson Frankies Warragul Business Success

Xavier Manson is part of the Frankie’s owner group. He is an equity partner alongside Anthony McBride and Geoff Manson, his father. The business was established over 5 years ago when the trio were inspired by the growth of the Melbourne breakfast and brunch scene, and wanted to make their mark in Gippsland.

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Madeleine is a cabaret singer who decided to turn her passion into a business. After COVID-19 forced her into lockdown, she decided to pivot her original idea, “Cabaret on Wheels”, into “Cabaret on Call”. With her business launching in the coming months, Madeleine is excited to share her love and passion for music from the…

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Andrea classifies herself as an artpreneur. Since moving from Melbourne after working as the National Manager for F2 – the digital arm of Fairfax Media, she left the corporate world behind to throw herself into her community, and assist in writing funding applications for arts projects.  She is most famous for her involvement in FLOAT,…

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