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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Inspiring Gippsland Business Stories Christine Boucher

Christine is the managing director of Natural Health Balance, which transforms the health and wellbeing of organisations and their staff. With a Bachelor of Nursing, specialising in Intensive Care Nursing, a Masters in Business, and over 20 years’ experience in healthcare, her passion for her industry is evident.  We sat down with Christine to find…

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ABC Pet Services Hannah Green

After a diverse and broad career in The South Australian Housing Trust, IT, computer systems analysis & programming, and public advocacy in the mental health sector, Hannah decided to create a business of her own. With a passion for helping others, Hannah has created a business, ABC Pet Services, which cares for both the elderly…

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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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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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