Small business grows helping others relax
Date posted: Monday 8 Nov 2010
A small Chirnside Park business that provides specialised massage chairs to shopping centres for personal massage has won a national award for best growth business.
The business owners, Ben and Kylee Spencer developed their business after enrolling in the Certificate IV Small Business Management course at Swinburne as part of the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme(NEIS) business development program.
Ben and Kylee's business Relaxation Station has grown significantly in two years, from a local provider to a national business. The couple are now looking to expand into other markets.
Relaxation Station specialises in the sale and rental of corporate and vending massage chairs.
"We aim to make the workplace a more relaxing environment by allowing people to have a massage, relieve stress and improve morale," Ben said.
"We supply to shopping centres, service stations, call centres, hospitals, schools and any office space.
"Three key areas motivated us to start our own business. We had a strong desire to work for ourselves in our own business. We could see that there was no-one offering this type of service and we believed in ourselves and our ability to succeed.
"Having gained several years experience in the workforce and without current employment we investigated our options and made the life changing decision to apply for the NEIS Program - and have never looked back!"
The Certificate IV Small Business Management course operates as part of the federal government's NEIS program that supports new business operators with a financial subsidy and business mentoring from Swinburne for 12 months.
The awards were presented at the National Small Business Development Conference in Cairns last month.
The NEIS program is a federally funded initiative through the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, which helps unemployed people establish and successfully run their own small business.
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