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Going against the grain: new business concepts

How to start up brand new business ventures

Produced by the City of Sydney

Come along to this free seminar where you’ll hear from small business pioneers who have expanded their ideas into leading local businesses.

Alex Elliott-Howery and husband James Grant combined their collective experience in retail and coffee to create their hugely popular inner west café Cornersmith. From humble beginnings as a little café in Marrickville four years ago, Cornersmith has blossomed into a multifaceted business. It now boasts a small pickling factory, hosts educational workshops and seminars and even has a cookbook to its name. Alex will share how they became more than just another café and what she’s learnt along the way.

Emilya Colliver, founder and director of both Culture Scouts and Art Pharmacy, will discuss what it’s like to start a creative business and keep it going. Emilya wanted to make art affordable and accessible for everyone, as well as support Australian artists, so she created the online art gallery Art Pharmacy. She also set up Culture Scouts – a series of walking tours where visitors can experience Sydney as locals do. By incorporating various cultural hubs, art, food, drinks and conversations, Culture Scouts has created a truly authentic and unique experience for visitors.

Hear these creative business leaders talk about their experiences and discuss what they think makes them unique.

This is a free Business 101 seminar, but bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.



Wednesday 2 November 2016 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm


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