SA SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS STORIES
We thought it would be valuable to highlight some great SA success stories. They all started as small businesses! If you dream is to turn your small business into a bigger business, we can potentially help you. We offer training, consulting and coaching which are vital to help you grow your business.
Though Vinomofo was launched in 2011, it really started life back in 2007 in the garage of brothers-in-law and fellow wine geeks, Justin Dry and Andre Eikmeier, who just wanted to do something cool for wine lovers and producers.
Andre was excited by the ‘voice of the people, the idea of real people rating and reviewing wines and sharing their recommendations, and Justin had discovered Facebook whilst travelling in South America, and wanted to create a social network for wine nerds.
Tammy Barton was 22 years old, working at a debt collection service and witnessing the impact of financial stress on people’s lives. Tammy says, “Money is inter-connected with almost all parts of our life. Which is why the way in which we manage our money has such a big impact on the way that our life turns out.”
“I could see that traditional banking wasn’t helping people. If you want to get ahead, to live your best life, you need a different set of tools. You need a system and support that helps you plan for the future—to look ahead, not behind you,” says Tammy.
Tammy decided to help people herself
Allison Nikula is the Founder of nationally awarded and internationally recognised application, CareApp.
CareApp is a national award winning and internationally recognised platform that is changing the narrative in aged care.
CareApp is a powerful communication and engagement platform for aged care providers. It brings providers, residents, carers and families together to build a wonderful care community and support seniors to love the way they live.
Nova Systems started life alongside early customers, the Aircraft Research and Development Unit, at Edinburgh RAAF Base with only two founding partners.
The company has remained in South Australia, supporting some of the state’s largest and most important defence projects, including the Air Warfare Destroyer program, Adelaide Desalination Plant, and the Future Submarine Program.
Nova Systems now has 850 employees, subcontractors and services customers such as the Australian Defence Force, the UK Ministry of Defence, Royal Norwegian Air Force and the Republic of Singapore Air Force.