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New research reveals Sydney’s lower north shore is a hotbed for start-ups. We speak to the entrepreneurs behind the businesses to find out what the secret is to success.

One of the newest start-ups to launch in the region is Little Big Shop, based in North Sydney, which runs an online platform to support businesses create online stores and widen their customer bases.

Chief executive Glenn Murray said the platform was partly aimed at supporting the rising numbers of start-ups and small businesses launched over the last year.
“We started a software development company 15 years ago and over time we saw small businesses often struggle with time, knowledge and funding so thought about coming up with a concept with a really simple e-based platform where they can create a website, set up an online shop and take payments from customers,” he said.

The North Shore Health Hub is set to become home to health and medical entrepreneurs.

“COVID-19 has made people think ‘do I want to do something more fulfilling?’ and there are more people now wanting to start their own business.
“It can be incredibly difficult but it’s also incredibly rewarding and the support available to start-ups now is really encouraging.”

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