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November 2020

This fire season, we visit rural businesses slowly recovering from Australia's Black Summer, plus we join specialist medical teams flying to regional towns, to treat heart disease impacting some Indigenous communities. More Small Business Secrets episodes in 2021.

This bushfire season, some rural businesses impacted by Australia's Black Summer fires, reflect on their long, slow recovery. Twenty nine people lost their lives, vast...

October 2020

This month, how Australia's female founders are persevering during the pandemic. The whale crusader whose eco-tourism business is adapting to coronavirus restrictions, plus these Kenyan women run a sewing business thanks to Australian aid. The wedding planner helping couples navigate international border closures, and the private sanctuary working to save critically endangered wallabies. Small Business Secrets episodes return in early 2021.

More women than ever had been launching their own startups in Australia before the pandemic closed schools and childcare centres, forcing many of them to adapt. Here,...
A record number of humpback whales are migrating down Australia’s east coast. But it’s a tough year for whale watching tour operators, with fewer international...
In rural Kenya, an innovative sewing project backed by Australian aid is changing the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.
It's wedding season in Australia but thousands of couples have been adjusting their plans due to COVID-19 restrictions. Those with family overseas are among the...
Critically endangered Southern Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies are back in their bushland sanctuary near Canberra and breeding again, after an emergency rescue during...

September 2020

This month, we visit bushfire devastated farms struggling to recover without hired help, plus we meet volunteers behind a new koala sanctuary combining tourism and conservation. We hear from small business owners in regional Victoria who are trying to get back on their feet, and learn how migrant families farewell loved ones during the pandemic. Small Business Secrets stories, Saturday nights on SBS World News from 6.30 pm and On Demand. 

Although Australia's Seasonal Worker Program has been reinstated, for many farms impacted by last summer's fires, recovery has slowed due to a shortage of labour...
Coronavirus travel bans and restrictions on gatherings have forced many Australians to live-stream funeral services to relatives at home and around the world. For...
A new koala sanctuary is opening near Port Stephens this week to help rehabilitate sick and injured animals. It's the result of a long campaign by local volunteers.
With the September school holidays fast approaching, struggling business owners in the coastal town of Lakes Entrance are keeping their fingers crossed for some...

August 2020

This month, Small Business Secrets meets a Chinese family celebrating 80 years in business. We find out how a Melbourne clothing label founded by a Holocaust survivor is helping to protect health workers, and why Australia's second-hand economy is booming. Plus we unmask Australian businesses helping the world to cover up, and meet Muslim businesses celebrating a different Eid al-Adha in 2020.  Small Business Secrets - Saturday nights, SBS World News, online and On Demand. 

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, a global financial crisis and World War II, a Chinese-Australian family has continued to prosper, selling vegetables from their...
While many Melbourne businesses are struggling under the coronavirus restrictions, staff at Fella Hamilton are busier than ever after the label began making masks...
Second-hand retailers in Australia are seeing more people donating unwanted items amid the coronavirus pandemic, as well as shopping for pre-loved clothes,...
With Melbourne residents ordered to cover their faces due to a surge in coronavirus cases, and others advised to, small businesses are working around the clock to...
Australian families and business owners are counting the cost of coronavirus closures during the Muslim festival of sacrifice, Eid al-Adha.

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