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

Jo Stanes start their fine art business with the help of NEIS

The Jo Stanes brand is the brainchild of husband and wife team, Josh & Jo Stanes. Born out of a collaborative vision to merge their creative talents and built on the belief that fine art is not simply a visual medium, but a reflection of the soul; Jo Stanes represents everything that is an expressionRead More

Sean starts his dream lawn maintenance business with the help of Konekt Employment NEIS

Do you own a business with grass to maintain? What if you had access to a perfectionist who took care of the physical face of your business? What if this cost you less than the big franchise mowing companies – and provided you with an extremely professional result? Well, that is what 45 year-old autisticRead More

Vix Volante Creative achieves success with The Announcer Magazine

Andrea Rivero didn’t quite know what she wanted when she first landed in Jane Simmonds’ office – NEIS consultant at Konekt Employment Gosford. After a difficult few years overcoming struggles with her physical and mental health, as well as battling some personal demons that found her exhausted and struggling financially, Andrea was ready to giveRead More

A Bouquet of Flavours

Based in the Yarramalong Valley on the Central Coast lies Hidden Valley Harvest, a sustainable specialist grower of edible flowers that use organic growing techniques. Aliye German, commenced her journey with NEIS in 2017 producing edible flowers, but has expanded her business to host workshops, and is involved with sustainability programs on the Coast .Read More

Camping or Glamping?

“I was always known as the camper who “glammed up” the campsite. With each new camping experience, I’d add décor and beautiful items such as lanterns, lights, cushions, cosy bedding and Christmas decorations. I loved connecting with nature and enjoyed the outdoors, however, I didn’t enjoy roughing it”. So the seed of a business conceptRead More

Nelly Torque Classicafricana

Classic Africana – Nelly Torque

Nelly Torque had held a number of project roles in the IT and mining industry.  An achiever and  go getter, she had project managed multi billion dollar projects before she decided to start her own business with the help of the NEIS course in Perth South.   Her business, Classic Africana is an online retailerRead More

Nightingale Guitars

In the last two months, Fraser Nightingale at Nightingale Guitars has jumped onto social media and has gone from zero to 1644 followers and growing every day. He averages 500 likes on each of his posts, creating awareness for his high quality and receiving orders for his guitars as a result. He is a trueRead More