Love Your Work

Check out these inspiring stories of passionate business owners who truly love getting up in the morning. 

Sugar Plum Cakes & Desserts

For many business owners, starting an enterprise is something they do because they’re dissatisfied with the status quo.

That’s definitely the case for Amanda Scheker, who started her Coffs Harbour dessert boutique Sugar Plum Cakes & Desserts after being unimpressed with the current offering.

Hop and Scotch

For Michael Higgin of Hop and Scotch, a dog day care business, starting a business means not having to do things in the traditional way. There’s no one way to start a business, and perhaps there shouldn’t be – not when Hop and Scotch is going from strength to strength after five years in the market.


There are plenty of people who wait a few years before starting their own venture. Don Paull, of the design agency Fangaroo, didn’t start his business until he was in his 30s.

Bok Bok B'Gerk

Every business has a “crunch” moment - a time when everything is riding on the outcome of one particular event.

After leaving her job, Michelle Boehm had everything riding on one of these moments. With just $1,000 to launch her jewellery start-up, Boehm spent the last $150 of that money on a market stall.

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