“Why would someone choose to start a company, and be a champion of small business, in regional areas? Surely heading to the city would be much more profitable?
Maybe, but money isn’t always what motivates people, and the fact that there is more money to be made in the “big smoke” just isn’t always true.
I grew up in a regional area of Queensland, the descendant of a long line of farming entrepreneurs, and experienced an ideal childhood surrounded by family, friends and a very close community. After school, Uni and working for a few years, I finished up living in developing countries with my now business partner and husband”.
During those years, I had the opportunity to meet and work with some truly amazing people. By the nature of Ian’s work, we lived in areas where the local economy was dominated by a large, often multinational, company.
The approach of these companies to engaging with small, local suppliers varied considerably – from exemplary to appalling.