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August 2020

This month, we meet Muslim business owners helping families celebrate a different kind of Eid al-Adha. Catch Small Business Secrets stories on Saturday nights, SBS World News, online and On Demand. 

Australian families and business owners are counting the cost of coronavirus closures during the Muslim festival of sacrifice, Eid al-Adha.

July 2020

This month we find out how businesses on the NSW South Coast are recovering from disaster, and meet business owners struggling to survive Melbourne's second coronavirus lockdown. We catch up with Arrernte man Peter Renehan, who is overseeing Australia's first Aboriginal organisation to run a commercial ground earth station. We also find out why game developers are thriving during the pandemic. Small Business Secrets Saturday nights on SBS World News.

A cluster of coronavirus cases on the NSW South Coast was a huge setback for a region only slowly recovering from multiple disasters. But its tight-knit communities...
As millions around the world tried to entertain themselves during coronavirus lockdown, the video game industry saw a noticeable rise in consumption, which is...
The ground station - which helps track fast-moving events such as bushfires and could enhance Australia's space exploration - has begun operating in Alice Springs...
Facing at least another five weeks of stage three restrictions, small businesses are diversifying to stay afloat in the current climate, but fear they’ll be left...

Episode 8, 2020

This episode, we meet the founders of a waste recovery business that's creating jobs for refugees and disadvantaged Australians. We visit a community cafe that's helping to feed the unemployed during the pandemic, while helping to retain its migrant workers. We find out how Australia's vast coastline can generate electricity, and meet an entrepreneur hoping to take a meat alternative to the world. Small Business Secrets - Saturday nights on SBS World News.

Green Collect is a Melbourne-based social enterprise that repurposes office equipment previously destined for landfill. It has pivoted during the COVID-19 pandemic,...
KereKere Green is a community café in Melbourne that’s helping to save its migrant workers, by making and selling healthy soup and giving free servings to locals...
Australia is preparing to export meat-free products to China and other Asian countries, with estimates the plant-based food industry could be worth around $6...
A new Australian-developed system is to begin generating electricity from ocean waves in Bass Strait later this year, with a report showing three-quarters of...

June 2020

This month, as the recession bites we meet a refugee business owner forced to close after quarter of a century, and find out why traders in Chinatown are struggling without foreign tourists. As small family zoos re-open we find out how they're surviving the pandemic and meet the entrepreneur behind a small publishing house, that's promoting a boom in South Sudanese literature. 

Bill Ngo survived almost a decade of conflict following the Cambodian Civil War before arriving in Australia. But like thousands of other business owners, he has now...
Peter Deng came to Australia as a refugee from southern Sudan after spending a decade in a Kenyan refugee camp. He has now established an independent book...
As coronavirus travel bans continue, retailers in Sydney’s Chinatown precinct are battling without the 2.6 million annual visitors to its souvenir shops and...
Sydney Zoo was built to showcase a new Aboriginal cultural experience alongside its native animals. Like many independent zoos across the country, it's now hoping...

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