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Small Business

Inside KeepCup's ‘Reuse Revolution' + Impressively Sustainable Melbourne HQ

Co-founder Abigail Forsyth shares an inside look at the brand's innovative new Helix range and office, complete with solar power, native gar...
Christina Karras

Small Business

A Local Business Championing Sustainable Construction Wins The Melbourne Design Week Award 2022

Managing director of Revival Projects, Robbie Neville, talks to us about his mission to bring change to the construction industry.

Small Business

Building A Family Legacy On Local Manufacturing, With Abode Living

Creative director Amelia Marasco Adair takes us on a tour of the company's Camberwell HQ - featuring their production warehouse, offices +

Small Business

These Australian-Made, Non-Toxic Home Care Products Have Natural Super Powers!

Meet the husband and wife team behind Koala Eco - the Sydney based brand behind these all natural, divine-smelling home care & personal care...
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Small Business

Julia Busuttil Nishimura's Top Tips For Building A Community Online

Our fave foodie and social media star has built a thriving, engaged online community. Here's how!

Small Business

Launch It! How To Build A Website (All By Yourself) With Annie Portelli

Our very own art director Annie Portelli teaches you how to build a great-looking Squarespace website, all by yourself. Seriously!
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TDF Small Business Summer School : Styling + Photography, With Heather Nette King

Six expert styling and photography tips to help you launch your small business dream in 2021!
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Our (Free!) Small Business Summer School Is Here!

Got a burning business idea but no idea where to start? Small Business Consultant Fiona Killackey is here to guide you through how to get st...

Small Business

This Dynamic Duo Joined Forces During Lockdown, To Create The BEST Kids Prints Going Around!

V. Happy Co is new Melbourne start up creating personalised kids' Art Prints that bring life to every letter of the alphabet!

Small Business

Expert Advice For Creatives, Freelancers and Small Business On Managing Your Finances In This Crisis

TDFs own bookkeeper, Line Paras from Counting Clouds shares her wisdom to help tackle the financial impact of COVID-19.
Line Paras

Small Business

How Sussex Tapware Future-Proofed Their Family Business

Vanessa Katsanevakis shares how she turned around her father’s 29-year old tapware foundry, by doubling down on local and sustainable manu...
Sasha Gattermayr

Small Business

Five Ways To Cultivate A Great Company Culture

Our small business expert Fiona Killackey shares five ways to create a brilliant work environment!
Fiona Killackey

Small Business

Minimum Wines, Maximum Delight From Matt + Lentil Purbrick

Matt and Lentil Purbrick of Growth and Gathered share their newest venture – a minimum intervention wine label!

Small Business

5 Ways To Make Instagram Great Again!

Our small business columnist Fiona Killackey, on how to boost engagement and make the platform work for you!
Fiona Killackey

Small Business

5 Tips For Hiring A Dream Team

How to find and hire the right employees for your small biz, with tips from Lucy, and Paris Thomson of SIRAP.
Fiona Killackey

Small Business

PR On Any Budget, With Tips From The Best In The Biz!

When it comes to publicity, is it simply a case of contacting media and hoping for the best? Four local PR experts respond!
Fiona Killackey

Small Business

How To Get That Side Project Started

Groupon, Unsplash, WeWork, Craigslist and even Twitter were created initially as side hustles – maybe it's time to get your idea off t...
Fiona Killackey

Small Business

How Can Your Business Give Back?

Steps you can take to make a positive impact through your workplace, with sage advice from the legends at Who Gives A Crap.
Fiona Killackey

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First Nations artists, designers, makers, and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files. Please email bea@thedesignfiles.net