TWO months into her business, Jacinta Gosper is happy she made the move.
Ms Gosper, formerly of One Agency, started Jacinta Gosper Real Estate from her home after the birth of her son.
"When I went back to work, I wanted to make things more flexible and thought I would branch out," she said.
She already has 12 rental properties on the books, plus a number of sale listings.
"I just love meeting people," she said.
JUMBLED EXCELS AT AWARDS IN CHICAGO
THE homewares store's founder, Pip Brett has been recognised with the Global Honouree Award at the gia Awards in Chicago last week.
Representing Australia among 29 other national winners, Ms Brett travelled to the US to accept the award, which recognised excellence in homewares retailing.
Ms Brett said she was humbled to be recognised internationally - she set store by creating a lived-in feel and keeping items requiring staff assistance near the counter to make the process easier.
“Last year we also launched a bi-annual e-magazine, which is filled with the stories behind our products and links to our online store in a thoughtful way," she said.
"The idea is to inspire, educate and give back to our customers.”
IT'S SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT
AFTER spending the past 17 years in Orange, Carly Cost-Chretien has returned to her first love: retail.
She has opened Turtle and the Ghost Rider in Orange Arcade, named using husband Patrick and her nicknames.
The store offers eclectic clothing, games and is about to offer furniture, including handmade and vintage items.
"We saw a gap in the market for something out of the box," she said.
"We wanted to have some fun."
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