Leanne Faulkner’s business started small—for a small person to be exact. In 2004, Leanne developed an all-natural goat’s milk soap to help soothe her young son’s eczema condition. Once other people began to try her handmade Billie Goat Soap, suddenly Leanne found herself overwhelmed with demand. Deciding to pursue soap making as her first small business venture, Leanne started making soap from home and later moved production to a factory.
Making your passion your profession
David Kilderry’s love of cinema began when his parents built a second story on their house in Reservoir, Victoria; from David’s new bedroom window, he could see the Coburg Drive-In screen.
“It was a little way away, but I could see it and I fell in love with drive-ins then and there,” David recalled.
The evolution of a product
Working hard to make ends meet as a young single mum, Loo Taylor decided to start selling her home-made terry towelling cushions at the Fremantle markets near Perth.
Cushions weren’t her only area of expertise though; Loo also made hair clips.
“I had long hair at the time, and after I cut it all off, I started making clips with flowers on them to wear,” Loo explained.