A Shepparton real estate business has been named as one of nine faces of this year’s Small Business Festival.
Independent and family-owned business Your Sold Real Estate, Shepparton was shortlisted in the top 20 applicants before being announced as one of the faces of the festival at the official launch last week.
Owned and operated by Rod and Rachael Seach, Your Sold is being featured in a digital exhibition which will continue after the festival finishes on September 7.
‘‘The main reason we applied was because we’ve started off from nothing and utilised whatever resources we could,’’ Mrs Seach said.
Mr Seach said it was good to be recognised for the work put in to establish Your Sold.
‘‘It’s a lot of hard work to get it off the ground, it’s a lot easier to buy something established,’’ he said.
‘‘But we started from scratch and it’s been good.’’
Your Sold will be profiled in features across the state as inspiration for others launching their own small business.
Mr Seach said small business owners should be encouraging each other and sharing tools for success.
‘‘There’s enough room for everyone,’’ he said.
To find out more about the festival, go to festival.business.vic.gov.au