Birdsnest, started by Jane Cay a decade ago, when the naysayers said that no one would buy clothes online, is based in Cooma, employs 140 people and is looking at a projected turnover of $30 million for 2018.
Jane recently opened a pop-up store in Canberra, launching her own brands to take charge of the supply chain and looking at upgrading from a shop to a short stay destination. Birdsnest is definitely run along the lines of one of Jane’s mottos, “innovate or die”.
WedShed, the brainchild of Melany McBride & Amy Parfett, is offering diversified income to property owners.
For drought-affected farmers it could be an opportunity to encourage couples planning their weddings to look for a different kind of venue – and invest where their spending can most make a difference. The photographic opportunities of dusty plains and dry grass are being embraced by those looking for rustic and unique.
They’re just two businesses helping regional towns get through times of drought.
Drop us a line if you want to call out a great regional business thriving despite the drought or those helping regional towns in these tough times and we will showcase them on the Regional Voices Facebook page.