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

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

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

How Konekt helped Kacy start her swimwear business

VALLENCOURTS specialises in handcrafted crochet swimwear by combining timeless craft with modern designs handmade in Sydney, Australia by Kacy. Through the Konekt Employment New Business Assistance with NEIS program, Kacy learnt the fundamentals of starting a business. Her NEIS mentor was a great support, providing guidance and advice across all areas of her business. SheRead More

How Konekt helped Nick start Fantashnick Foods

Fantashnick Foods provides cafe quality vegetarian food at markets in and around Sydney. Nick and Tash started Fantashnik Foods after life took a sharp turn which caused them to re-evalaute their priorities.  They both wanted to start their own business but with no business experience, they found the support and guidance of Konekt Employment NEISRead More

Angie’s Domestic Duties takes out Outstanding Employer Award

After her marriage had broken down, Angela quit her long-term job.  With a young child to look after and with no one else to look after him, she found she could no longer do the hours required. She could not afford to be on a pension, and had no idea what she was going toRead More