After decades of service in the HR industry working with some of the biggest corporate giants, Gauri Maini gave it all up to become a soap maker.
When two businesses in two states realised they shared one very similar name, both turned to innovation to survive.
After selling their real estate agency, Martin Blencowe and Rebecca Cribbin were looking for a new challenge. That's when they noticed a gap in the holiday rental management market.
When Australia's economy took a hit under the global financial crisis, Martine Baboin thought her small French tutoring business would also suffer.
However, on the contrary, she received an influx of enrollments from people who wanted to experience France without all the expenses.
One small business that's benefited from government support is WipeHero. It recently won a hundred thousand dollar grant from the new south wales government to help with research and development and marketing. Founders Reza Keshavarzi and Farid Mirmohseni say it was a turning point for their business.