I wish someone had told me that

“I wish someone had told me that”: Melanice Jacobsen, Cha Cha Chocolate

31 May 2021 | 8 min read

Founder of Bundaberg’s Cha Cha Chocolates shares the small business advice she wishes she’d had from the start and why this EOFY will be her best yet.

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“I wish someone had told me that”: Mary Read, Reads of Woollahra

23 April 2021 | 7 min read

Mary Read, founder of Reads in Sydney’s Woollahra, has experienced the highs and lows of Australia’s fashion retail industry up close.

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“I wish someone had told me that”: Renae Kunda, Cape York Motorcycle Adventures

31 March 2021 | 7 min read

Renae shares how her ‘accidental’ family business of guiding motorcycle enthusiasts on remote roads has changed over three decades.

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I wish someone had told me that… David King, Sticky

16 February 2021 | 5 min read

Early in 2020, David King’s lolly shop Sticky was facing bankruptcy. Now, after generating a massive online following, the business has become an award-winning international brand.

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I wish someone had told me that… Ben Pyka, 41 Degrees South

29 January 2021 | 5 min read

Salmon farmer Ben Pyka shares the best (and challenging) parts of owning a small business with your family, as well as the advice he wishes he'd had when he first got started.

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I wish someone had told me that… Shane Henning, Noddy’s on King

09 November 2020 | 5 min read

Shane Henning is a 30-year veteran of growing a business’s reputation. Here’s his best advice on building a brand that lasts and making sure people remember you for all the right reasons.

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I wish someone had told me that… Danny Crichton, Lucky Bat Cafe & Pizzeria

14 October 2020 | 5 min read

Danny Crichton and Justin Schmidt’s business started out as a single pizza oven. Now they’re masters in growing a business and building a loyal customer base.

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I wish someone had told me that… Sam Baker, Rabble Books and Games

09 September 2020 | 4 min read

When Sam Baker and Natalie Latter decided to start a family, they created a small business that allowed them to pursue their passions and co-parent their baby.

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I wish someone had told me that… Rebeka Morgan, BuildHer Collective

11 August 2020 | 5 min read

Growing a business is no easy feat, but the rewards far outweigh the challenges, says this small business owner. She shares what she’s learnt along the way.

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