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Christmas Edition!

We hope you enjoy our 🎄 Christmas 🎄 edition.

In this issue:

Our first E-book is now live!

Our e-book is jam-packed full of wisdom and words of advice from businesses we have supported! (pictured at launch above)


  • ​Industry news
  • Our business tip of the month
  • New clients and our advice snapshot


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“Big shoes to fill” : Who will succeed Kate Carnell as Australia’s next small business ombudsman?

There will soon be a very important job vacancy that is of vital significance to the small business community in Australia. This is the role of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO), which is currently held by Kate Carnell.

Kate departs her role at the end of March 2021 after finishing her five-year contract, and leaves big shoes to fill at a critical time — a time when small and family businesses are striving to recover from the COVID19 economic downturn.

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Small business trends for 2021: Two-way communication, empathy and shopping local

According to research by the nbn, Australians upped their online shopping by 49% during the pandemic — and there’s no going back now. The good news is a surge in community feeling has small businesses uniquely positioned to take advantage of this increase in online trade. Digital and other trends for small business in 2021.



Spend With Us and support small rural businesses across Australia

A large Facebook group, Buy From a Bush Business, which has now grown to over 300,000 strong. It’s a way to help Australians support Australians by getting money circulating in local economies.

Spend With Us is a marketplace community that expanded the reach of a small local businesses Australia-wide.



Our new clients… Hands4Floral and amazing business that creates artistry in floral and botanicals aimed at the film and wedding market, a home makeover specialist Smart Home Styling.

The work we co-create with clients is confidential and so you might see business names here, this might not be what we are working on with these clients!


Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy

After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg Facebook’s chief operating officer, felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. “I was in ‘the void,’” she writes, “a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe.”

Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build.

Resilience in a workplace context, is “the capacity to manage the everyday stress of work while staying healthy, adaptable and learn from setbacks and prepare for future challenges proactively.” In other words, it is not just about coping, but also personal growth and workplace fit.

The book, ‘Option B:  Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy’ combines Sheryl’s personal insights with Adam’s eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity.

Beginning with the gut-wrenching moment when she finds her husband, Dave Goldberg, collapsed on a gym floor, Sheryl opens up her heart – and her journal – to describe the acute grief and isolation she felt in the wake of his death. But Option B goes beyond Sheryl’s loss to explore how a broad range of people have overcome hardships including illness, job loss, sexual assault, natural disasters, and the violence of war. Their stories reveal the capacity of the human spirit to persevere . . . and to rediscover joy.

See a copy of the SPARKS presentation on RESILIENCE