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Aussie Barista Buzz in Granton, Tasmania

When Samantha Walton started Aussie Barista Buzz – a mobile food stand and coffee shop – earlier this year, she didn’t want to just serve coffee, she wanted to create a completely new experience. After only a few months in business, and with the support of New Business Assistance with NEIS through Konekt Employment, herRead More

Konekt helps Adrian find work

Adrian had been out of work for over 6 years. He had no licence or transport, and with a lack of recent work experience, he was struggling to find employment. He was keen to work and had undertaken a number of training certificates including Cert III Retail, Cert IV Community Services, Cert IV in AlcoholRead More

The Mountain Experience at Mount Wellingon, Tasmania

John Fischer quite literally took a plunge when he started his abseiling business in March 2019. For over 10 years he worked for other people doing tour guides and rock climbing, before he decided to step out on his own and start his own business. Today he runs the Mountain Experience (MTXP), an abseiling andRead More

olde time portraits

Olde Time Portraits and Fairy Tale themes with the help of New Business Assistance with NEIS

Helena Blundell is a photographer in Hobart Tasmania who offers costume based photography portraits and wedding photography. Helena’s passion for art and photography began in her 20s after completing a two year course at TAFE Fashion Design School.  She had her own fashion label and even went overseas to the London Fashion Show.  Upon herRead More

Konekt expands in Disability Employment Services

We are delighted to announce that Konekt has signed a contract to acquire the Disability Employment Services (DES) business of Artius, headquartered in the Ipswich, Queensland area. Artius’s Disability Employment Services operate out of 5 locations in Ipswich, Goodna, Stanthorpe and Warwick. Since July 2018, Konekt has been successfully running Disability Employment Services from 16Read More

It’s Crystal Clear when it comes to real estate

Adam Tide started the New Business Assistance with NEIS program with a goal to go out on his own as a real estate agent. He had already built a successful career as an agent for the biggest agency group in the Australasian region, and felt it was time to give it a go himself. HeRead More

Creative Wholesale Distributors – taking games and toys to new heights

Creative Wholesale Distributors is a wholesaler and distributor specialising in toys, games, collectibles, gifts and novelties. When Anais Yliche started her business with the support of the New Business Assistance with NEIS program she was a working mum selling toys from her home. As her product range grew, so did her business. She became soRead More

Opening Cottonmouth Records has been a dream for Zach for over the last 3 years.

Located in the Inner Western Sydney suburb of Enmore, Cottonmouth Records is the perfect marriage of craft beer, whisky bar and a vinyl music store. Through the day, the venue operates as a retail record store, selling new and remastered vinyl. It boasts a massive collection of vinyl that adorns the walls and display crates.Read More

Burnthahardwood – a one stop basketball shop

Matt Smith from “Burnthahardwood” is all about getting everyone fit and active and having fun through basketball. As well as basketball coaching, Matt also sells a funky range of customised basketball uniforms and his own branded street gear. His street vibe is appealing to kids of all ages. Matt is definitely non-traditional and encourages kidsRead More

Jodie starts a new traineeship at Ayers Rock Resort

Dapto client Jodie*, a 19 year old Indigenous job seeker has changed her life by landing a role in the Voyages Traineeship program for Indigenous job seekers. Voyages aims to grow the Indigenous workforce at Ayers Rock Resort, and through its Indigenous Traineeship Program provides accredited training to meet the needs of the tourism andRead More