Our Victorian Business Chicks have been in our hearts and minds as they face the first week of a new lockdown period. With thousands of businesses grappling with the latest restrictions, there’s no better way to show your support than by spending with them.
We’ve compiled a list of Business Chicks Premium members who we trust and come highly recommended from the community. (And of course there are thousands more Premium members you can search and chat to via our library here).
As we near six months into the pandemic we know that wallets across the country have tightened. So have a read through this list, share with a friend, and keep these amazing businesses in mind when the need arises. Victoria, we know you can get through this, and we’re all rallying behind you.
For useful (and fun!) products
Hannah Doron and Pippa Joseph, Merchgirls
Merchgirls create awesome promotional products that clients actually want to keep. They’re serving the market by producing masks and emergency care kits, too.
Dani Marazli, Deezi Active
Deezi Active manufactures body shaping activewear for women in sizes 8-18, tracksuits and fabric face masks. We’re all at home, may as well do it comfortably!
Sarah Ryding, Melbourne Design Co
A new business designing, crafting and manufacturing a range of furniture. The designs are fun, practical, stylish with no screws or tools required for build. Their puzzle range comes together from a flat pack in less than two minutes, and pulls apart for easy storage under a bed or in a cupboard.
Bianca Cubitt, La Tink
Think beautiful customised outdoor furniture, fire pits, garden screens, garden ornaments, laser cut cake toppers and etched chopping boards.
For all your professional services
Stephanie Menere, Chartered Accountant
Stephanie works with small businesses, teaching them how to use their finances to achieve their business dreams.
Kim Sullivan, The Leap Crew
Kim offers career coaching and job application support to women in all stages of their career (including many in the Business Chicks community!)
Simone Vanden-Driesen, Leishman Financial Services
For over 35 years Simone’s family business has faced recessions, regulatory changes, stock market corrections and now the COVID-19 pandemic and tough restrictions. Her hard working team specialise in pre and post retirement planning and aged care advice, consistently providing a high quality service to their clients.
Summer Howarth, The Eventful Learning Co.
Summer has been supporting teachers across the country as they redesign school and learning. “We worked with over 100 Victorian teacher legends online (this week) and we’ve kicked off #teachVIC across all socials to throw some love and support at our legends of lockdown learning. We’re currently matching teachers in Victoria who have asked for support with teachers around the country who want to offer it.”
Fiona Ryan, Culture on Purpose
Fiona is a trusted advisor on leadership and culture, a team facilitator and executive coach. “My passion is helping people live theirs.
It’s lonely being a leader in this crisis – please don’t hesitate to reach out if you could use an ear or a smile on zoom. No filter required.”
Marcelle Foley, Procision
Marcelle’s IT company offers service and support to businesses, including network support, backup and disaster recovery and IT software and hardware.
Because everyone needs to eat
Christina Tantsis, Sisko Chocolate
Sweeten someone’s day (or treat yourself) with an order of delicious Sisko Chocolate. They can help you out with corporate orders, hampers or something special for a loved one.
Audrey Kuhl, Davies St Food Co
Davies St Food Co is a small all gluten-free takeaway shop in Rosanna, Victoria. They have adjusted to the restrictions and are offering delivery of main meals, salads, desserts as well as fruit and vegetable essentials boxes to help you avoid extra trips to the supermarket.
Premium members making home life easier
Amy Huebner, Hushabye Baby – Gentle Sleep Solutions
Amy is helping families get on with the important stuff, sleep. “That’s what I do. That makes me happy!” Amy specialises in supporting the sleep of newborns to 5 year-olds.
Helen Berry, The Room Xchange
The Room Xchange helps women with the pressure of juggling remote working and home schooling children. Through their platform you can find an Xchanger to help you for 14 hours a week in exchange for room and board. It’s a great way to make great use of a spare room, and get the daily help you need, whether it be tutoring, cooking, cleaning or entertaining the kids, while minimising the number of people entering your home.
Nikole Dickinson, Tupperware
If you’re looking to refresh and reorganise your kitchen while waiting out the restrictions, Nikole is the woman you need to talk to. As a Tupperware consultant, she’s available for online demonstrations, or you can just shop through her link directly, it’s that easy!
Bek Bishop, Elite Building Services
Bek understands that it’s hard people for people to be ready, willing or able to commit themselves to building their dream home or an investment property right now (despite the HomeBuilder Grant). “People are scared and rightly so. But let me assure you that we are (and have been from day dot) doing the right thing on site. We have limited the amount of people on site, we have have contactless entry, declaration and compliance on site, our people are wearing masks and we do a deep clean sanitisation of every home before handover for our customers peace of mind.”