Regional & Rural

The lady in red from Tasmania – Michele Round’s passion is purveying pinot noir from her Pinot Shop

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And the revenues are rolling in.  Michele is on target to reach the $1.5million mark in the 2014 financial year – that’s a lot of fabulous pinot noir and there is no sign of a diminution in demand.  It’s all about pursuing a passion for fine wine and promoting wonderful…

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Xeriscaping her way to profitability and sustainability – Lisa Roberts sows seeds for green success

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Lisa Roberts always had a hunch that she could create a profitable landscape business to suit the Australian conditions where water supply is at a premium, but clients still want great plants in chic, vibrant, liveable outdoor spaces. She has achieved the vision with her NSW South-Coast business, Provincial Plants…

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Award winner Helen Summers shows the way with her vision to be a leading innovator in optometry

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The new 2014 year is promising to be a watershed for Helen Summers and her optometry practice in Darwin.  She always wanted to take the path less travelled in her work and saw greater opportunities by opting to become a pioneer and find her niche in a market with fewer…

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Handcrafts the go-to goods at Shop Handmade, the curated collective in Canberra

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If you are into handicrafts and homemade treasures, this is the place for you.  Shop Handmade and the Handmade Markets are two outlets for the Handmade Canberra business, launched by Rachel Evagelou and Julie Nichols after they met at a market stall in 2009. As they tell me today in…

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