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February 26, 2021

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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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Ballina sludge a mixture of blue-green algae species

A reader has sent Echonetdaily some photos of what he described as 'something nasty and green coming down the Richmond River'.

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

Archibald has knock-on effect in Murwillumbah

The Tweed Regional Gallery is hosting the Archibald Prize and local business people say the event is giving the town of Murwillumbah a significant economic boost.

Letting the love light SHINE in Lismore

A discovery focused light festival in August hopes to attract locals and visitors to Lismore.

Will the Lennox Park pavilion survive?

Ballina Shire Council will today debate the future of the Lennox Park pavilion/dressing shed, which is slated for removal as part of the Lennox Village Vision concept plan.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Launching the eBook, with eight of the ten business owners joining Phil Daly and Ellie Corley from Build Grow Run. Top row, from left: Nerida Saunders (Brain Care), Jane Hanckel (iValue app), Horst Thompson (Knox & Aya), Rod Ximenes (Panamuna Project), Natasha Fair (Ayusa Tea). Bottom row from left: Matt Goss (Herbidoor), Phil Daly (Build Grow Run), Ellie Corley (Build Grow Run), Tim Hochgrebe (Underwater).

Story & Vivienne Pearson

It’s well known that over 90 per cent of businesses fail in the first two years. Though figures for 2020 aren’t yet available, it would not be surprising if this pandemic-filled year sees that figure go even higher.

One concrete step any business owner can take during 2021 to help secure their future is to seek advice and support. ‘Yeah, sure’, I hear you say. ‘How can I afford business coaching if my business is struggling, or I haven’t even launched yet?’

Enter Build Grow Run, a government funded Entrepreneurship Facilitation service, where expert business and marketing advice is available for – wait for it – no cost.

Helped over 300 businesses

In their first two years of operation, Phil Daly (who will be well known to BayFM listeners from his show Byron Business) and Ellie Corley (who loves nothing better than using her marketing and communications experience to help entrepreneurs succeed), have helped over 300 local businesses.

Ten of those businesses are featured in a recently launched eBook.

Each owner shares their business journey, the outcomes of their contact with Build Grow Run, and their advice to others.

From Knox & Aya’s dairy-free indulgence to Underwater’s oceanic themed business, the book covers all stages of business development, from ‘I have an idea’ to decades of experience.

Build Grow Run can offer businesses support and coaching throughout the Byron Shire as well as south to Lennox, north to Tweed and inland to Murwillumbah.

Download the eBook and find out more about how your businesses could blossom at www.buildgrowrun.com.au.

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Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.