Episode 1

Tania White from Cross the T

Feb 07, 2020

Tania is the founder and owner of Cross the T, a small business focussed 'top end of town' legal advice and business consultancy. Tania aims to provide professional legal services to small businesses that are flexible, responsive and affordable. www.crossthet.com.au

Episode 2

Cal & Dee from Moje Essentials

Feb 14, 2020

Moje Essentials, based in Hillside, was founded by sisters Cal Payne and Dee Boden. Moje Essentials manufactures and distributes their own affordable skincare and cleaning products using vegan, non-toxic, organic and 100% naturally derived products. They were the winners of the Best Small Home Based Business at the Melton Business Excellence Awards in 2019. Interview starts at 7m 50s mark of program. www.mojeessentials.com.au

Episode 3

Shaun Thaddeus from BOB Online

Feb 21, 2020

Sean Thaddeus launched BOB Online in 2018 to tell stories about amazing businesses in Melbourne's West. BOB stands for 'Best of Business'. He was inspired to start BOB due to hearing negative stories about Melbourne's west, and seeing the same reflected via news stories online. He aims to establish BOB as the definitive platform for content, connection and communications. www.bobonline.com.au

Episode 4

Brooke Findley from The Organic Place

Feb 28, 2020

Brooke Findley founded The Organic Place in mid-2015, out of her passion for providing healthy food and healthy living for her family. The Organic Place provide organic produce and household essentials - delivered door to door to homes and businesses in Melbourne's west. Listen in to hear her challenges and triumphs, including how her ingenuity led her to providing organic goods to the likes of Novak Djokovic (World #1 tennis player), Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong AFL player & Brownlow Medallist), and entertainers Hamish & Andy.

Episode 5

Krupanand Kalva from Indian Train

Mar 06, 2020

Krupanand Kalva and his business partner Nagesh are launching their business, Indian Train, on March 9 2020. Indian train specialises in convenient, ready-to-eat, delicious and healthy Indian breakfast food. The business cooks their own dishes, packages them, and has a distributor to take their first product into about 100 Indian supermarkets across Melbourne. Listen in to hear their challenges and plans for the future.

Episode 6

Frank Labombarda from Houdini's Restaurant

Mar 13, 2020

Frank Labombarda launched Houdini's - an Italian restaurant and cafe - in March 2016. Houdini's has since become a destination restaurant for fine Italian cuisine, and attracts visitors to Diggers Rest from Sunbury, Gisborne, Woodend and further afield. This week marks the 110th anniversary of famed magician and escapologist Harry Houdini visiting Diggers Rest, and he was reportedly the first person in Australia to achieve a successful powered flight in his voisin biplane. In July 2019, Frank took over the management of the Diggers Rest Post Office, which is located close to his restaurant, opposite the Diggers Rest Train Station. www.houdinis.com.au