Lifestyle business can beat the recession

The recession has hit small businesses hard, but there are encouraging signs that many firms, especially those started as a result of a hobby or passion, are bucking the trend by continuing to grow. Andrew and Hayley Gait-Golding Healthy nibble: Andrew and Hayley Gait-Golding’s firm is thriving. These ‘lifestyle’ businesses are typically small companies run […] Continue reading →

One Sheet

This page is inspired by Steven Pressfield’s book, “Do the Work ”, which outlines how we are able to overcome the resistance and ship our work. We believe that his model for shipping creative work (businesses, projects, novels, plays, art, etc) is one to try to emulate. Visit the Do The Work Community to see […] Continue reading →

Made in Wairarapa

A couple of local businessmen have taken it upon themselves to organise a showcase for Wairarapa businesses to market themselves to the wider public and network with other manufacturers who are doing cool stuff in this region. Photographer and picture framer Pete Nikolaison, and furniture maker Alastair Dickson are putting on the Made in Wairarapa […] Continue reading →

Whitsundays

Located half way between Brisbane and Cairns, is the Mackay-Whitsunday-Isaac region. The region is home to approximately 163,000 people who enjoy a relaxed, tropical lifestyle. The Mackay-Whitsunday-Isaac region boasts an average of 274 sunny days a year, and average temperatures range between 10 and 33 degrees Celsius. The region encompasses the three local government areas […] Continue reading →

Mackay Whitsunday – New Chairman’s vision

‘One of the most liveable regions in Queensland’ Turning the region into one of the most liveable places in Queensland is the aim of the new Regional Development Australia (RDA) Mackay Whitsunday Chairman Graham Smith. Born and raised in the Mackay district, Mr Smith has a passion for the growth and sustainability of the region […] Continue reading →
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