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BREAD Workshop

I’ve just done a bread workshop in Airlie Beach, put on by Tourism Queensland. It was for the Smile Whitsundays campaign. People say to me: “What’s a baker know about tourism?” Or selling medical equipment, or real estate? I believe the basic fundamentals of business don’t vary that much. My business, like everyone else’s, is […]

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Clean Bill of Health

I’m always getting asked why I’m not big. Big meaning fat. I do love bakery food. I really love cakes. But I’m fairly disciplined. Some of my family members have weight issues, and they’re not in the baking game, but I keep my mouth shut. Still, it’s a bit of a worry. (more…)

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Incredible Bargains

In the last four weeks I’ve visited many places: Sydney, Melbourne, Strathfield, Kyneton, Daylesford. But where the great bargains are to be had is Queensland. They are really hurting up there. Between the strong dollar, Cyclone Yasi, and the uncertainty of our economy, people just aren’t traveling to Queensland enough right now. But all along […]

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Best Decision Ever…

Beechworth Bakery’s preferred charity is Lifeline. We have the Lifeline number on our bags and we promote their annual Stress Down Day fundraiser. I always give Lifeline a plug in my talks. We do support other charities, but Lifeline is our number one. Why did we choose Lifeline? Well, at age 32, my wife left […]

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