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A bit of retail therapy at Fashion Spree could win you fuel for a year

From Bonds to City Chic, from Just Jeans to JustSport, there are plenty of reasons shoppers from all over the South West region make the trek to Fashion Spree in Orange Grove. A brilliantly designed outlet centre of top fashion and accessories, footwear, sports and streetwear, kids clothing and a range of homewares and kitchen items, it has had a growing following since its official opening a little over three years ago. Fashion Spree is home to more than 60 iconic outlet retailers, including Oroton, Seafolly, Lorna Jane, Vans, Converse, Tarocash, Decjuba and Review. And now there is another big… Read more »

If you would like to build your brand give Sue Scobie a call

If you would like to build your brand give Sue Scobie a call

If you are too busy working in the business instead of on the business give Sue Scobie a call. Ms Scobie has just launched Sue Scobie – Building your Brand, a company specialising in helping other small businesses either commence their online journey or improve the one they are on. “These virtually free platforms are an amazing way for an organisation to humanise itself and build the brand, build relationships, not so much sell, sell, sell, but build that awareness of how genuine you are so people will want to do business with you,’’ says Ms Scobie, a long time… Read more »

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 »

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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 »


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 »


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 »


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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