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Angelene Bourne, owner of Angelfish Dragonfly children's boutique, Townsville. BDmag "5 Minutes With..." December 2023

5 Minutes With… Angelene Bourne of Angelfish Dragonfly

Angelene Bourne first dreamt up her vintage-inspired children’s clothing boutique while smocking her daughter’s Christening gown… and that was just the beginning! Fifteen years on, Angelfish Dragonfly now boasts a beautiful shopfront in The Precinct, is a favourite stop for visitors at the weekly Cotters Markets and continues to sell clothing and gifts throughout the country via their online shop.

Katy Jensen, owner of Pick a Posy Florist Boutique, Townsville. BDmag "5 Minutes With..." November 2023

5 Minutes With… Katy Jensen of PICK A POSY

Katy Jensen has spent the past 25 years honing her skills as a florist, first as an apprentice, next as the co-owner of a bustling floral boutique in Ayr, and since 2016 as the Owner/Founder of PICK A POSY, creating unique floral creations for individuals, small weddings and events.

Louise Ashford, founder of Sublime Experiences. BDmag 5 Minutes With Louise Ashford - Sublime Experiences | October 2023

5 Minutes With… Louise Ashford of Sublime Experiences

For Louise Ashford, founder of Sublime Experiences – an Airbnb Hosting Management company, what started as a way to earn an income in between careers, has grown into a portfolio of 25 properties throughout the Townsville region, and positions as a Host Community Leader and Airbnb Ambassador.

Michael Saunders, owner of NQ Electrical. BDmag 5 Minutes With | October 2023

5 Minutes With… Michael Saunders of NQ Electrical

Michael Saunders’ journey from an apprentice in Southeast Queensland to the owner of Townsville business NQ Electrical is a testament to his dedication and passion for the electrical industry. Since taking the reigns over a decade ago, the business has since grown to include two offices and 12 dedicated employees.

5 Minutes With... Laine Matthews of Sweat Spa Townsville | BDmag September 2023

5 Minutes With… Laine Matthews of Sweat Spa

It’s not the norm to work your ‘side-hustle’ as part of your day job, but that’s exactly what Laine Matthews has done in starting up Sweat Spa, a full spectrum infrared sauna experience, in a spare room at the Hello Health clinic in South Townsville.

Paul and Charlene Keller, founders of Earthen Australian Enriched skincare. BDmag 5 Minutes With... Charlene Keller of Earthen. September 2023

5 Minutes With… Charlene Keller of Earth:en

Combining an appreciation for the health benefits of fresh produce, a persistent search for products to suit her sensitive skin, and her knowledge as a Pharmacist, has led Charlene Keller to found the Earth:en Australian Enriched range of skincare alongside her husband, Paul.

BDmag 5 Minutes with Kristina Ihme of Happy Vibes Cafe September 2023

5 Minutes With… Kristina Ihme of Happy Vibes Café

After discovering the alarming rate of unemployment for people with disabilities, Kristina Ihme began her journey towards founding Happy Vibes Café, working to provide security and stability for her own daughters and others in the Townsville community.

Tim Hansen, Director of Hansen Engineering Group | 5 Minutes With... Tim Hansen of Hansen Engineering Group | BDmag August 2023

5 Minutes With… Tim Hansen of Hansen Engineering Group

In our latest 5 Minutes With… Tim Hansen of Hansen Engineering Group shares his challenges of being a small business owner, his hopes for the future growth of the business, and his advice for anyone about to embark on their own founder journey.

Dannielle Fitzgerald & Tom Flemming, owners of FoodFitz in their prep-kitchen. 5 Minutes with Dannielle and Tom of FoodFitz | BDmag August 2023

5 Minutes With… Dannielle and Tom of FoodFitz

After leaving the Australian Defence Force early in 2023, self-proclaimed foodies Dannielle Fitzgerald and Tom Flemming saw a gap in the healthy school lunch market, leading to the launch of their new delivery service FoodFitz.