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Sal has been cleaning our carpets for 33 years and still loves it

Sal has been cleaning our carpets for 33 years and still loves it

He’s cleaned the carpets and tiles of Campbelltown homes for 33 years, yet Sal Saad has no hesitation in replying, “I love it’’, when asked how he feels about the business he started in 1986. But let’s make one thing clear: he doesn’t love what he does because he’s making mountains of money from it. “If I was doing it for the money I would have quit long ago,’’ he tells me when we sit down at Eagle Vale to have a chat about Esteem Carpet & Tile Cleaning. “Why do I love it? It’s a bit of everything,’’ says… Read more »

Victress Connection is for women with mindset for success

Victress Connection is for women with mindset for success

It was thumbs up from everyone when the Victress Connection, a new group for women in business in the Macarthur region, held its first function last week. More than 100 of Macarthur’s leading businesswomen attended the Victress Connection inaugural breakfast at Rydges Campbelltown. Among them was Katie Palmer, chief financial officer of Nepean Mining and Transport, who said afterwards: “Wow, Victress Connection – more than 100 in attendance for your inaugural breakfast – you must be proud. “Your choice of speaker [motivational expert Nikki Heald] was exceptional. “Nikki captured the attention of the audience who left the room inspired to… Read more »

Scholarships for those who want to take a step up

Scholarships for those who want to take a step up

Small business owners in Campbelltown who are ready to break out of the home office set up can apply for a business scholarship to help them take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. But you’d better hurry: applications for the Campbelltown Council Business Scholarships are open until August 11. Run in partnership with Business Development Centre Macarthur, the program provides selected businesses with specialised business growth/development training, access to professional support services, one on one mentoring and access to the centre’s collaboration workspace. Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic says the program benefits the local economy. “Small businesses are… Read more »

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Victress Connection is for women with mindset for success

It was thumbs up from everyone when the Victress Connection, a new group for women in business in the Macarthur region, held its first function last week. More than 100 of Macarthur’s leading businesswomen attended the Victress Connection inaugural breakfast at Rydges Campbelltown. Among them was Katie Palmer, chief financialRead more »

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Scholarships for those who want to take a step up

Small business owners in Campbelltown who are ready to break out of the home office set up can apply for a business scholarship to help them take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. But you’d better hurry: applications for the Campbelltown Council Business Scholarships are open until August 11.Read more »

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It’s a winner: program that reduces red tape for startups

Camden Council has won State Government recognition for helping locals start their own businesses. Since August 2018 council has been offering the NSW Government’s Easy to do Business Program, which is designed to make the process of starting a new business easier by reducing the time required to go throughRead more »

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Chevron Technologies product of Matthew’s passion

Matthew Gabriel, the young man behind Chevron Technologies, was in Year 9 at John Therry Catholic High School when he thought IT would be the career for him. He remembers that learning about systems, programming and modern technology sparked a strong interest in him at the time. “I decided toRead more »

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Get on board Camden Monopoly for a good cause

Local businesses and organisations will feature on the first ever Camden edition of Monopoly – and it’s all for a good cause. Camden Council, in partnership with Winning Moves Australia, is designing and producing 2,000 copies of the popular game. Council is now calling on local businesses to get behindRead more »

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Trung Bui is only 31 but the world is his oyster

The word “inspiration’’ doesn’t do justice to the story of Trung Bui. His parents came to Australia from Vietnam in the 1980s. One of six kids, Trung grew up in the Housing Commission neighbourhood of Ashcroft, west of Liverpool. Now 31, this quietly spoken young man is successfully pioneering aRead more »

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Espresso Warriors founder to spill beans on success

Its corporate motto is Eat. Drink. Be Social. And in just five years, Espresso Warriors have become a runaway café franchise business success story. It was born in 2014 as a joint idea between mates who wanted to provide their community with a café where people could eat, drink andRead more »

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Tradies: push on for more women

Macarthur group training organisation, My Gateway, has announced a push to increase the number of women in non-traditional trades over the next 12 months. My Gateway currently employ women across a variety of trades, including bricklaying, civil construction, electrical, engineering, heavy vehicle and horticulture. But in the lead-up to InternationalRead more »

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