The National Research on Women Business Owners & Female Entrepreneurs Report conducted by the Australian Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry (AWCCI) looks at the distinctions between metro and rural/regional businesses and reveals that regional/rural businesses outlive those in metro Australia and that only 46% of women business owners in rural/regional areas pay themselves a wage.
Over the weekend the Seachange Startup Camp was held down in Merimbula, it is one of the only startup style camps to be held out of a metro area in Australia [well for the moment]. This year the organisers Liam O’Duibhir and Ivan McKay ran a “startup bus” down to the camp picking up entrepreneurs from rural Australia and touring country operators doing big things in tech along the way.
Delta Agribusiness is a rural services company, dedicated to providing the full range of farming inputs and advisory services, along with marketing rural commodities. Established in April 2006, with branches in Young and Harden, Delta has grown rapidly over the past six years with 2012 proving to be a year of tactical growth for the company with highlights including their merger with JJA, Trangie in March, opening their 19th business location in June at Burren Junction in Northern NSW and featuring on the BRW Fast 100 list for the third consecutive year.