Like many, Vivien from Solar Bare had her "ah-ha"  moment while relaxing on holidays, the difference being that she acted on it.

Having kicked off her business amongst her hectic Canberra commitments, something was missing from Vivien's life, and her brand: the ultimate coastal back-drop. Vivien now runs her swimwear business from sunny Port Macquarie, doing photo shoots on local beaches and tapping into the unspoilt beauty of our region for inspiration in her uniquely Australian swimwear designs.

Read more about Vivien's story here.

If you have any questions about taking your innovative business idea to the next level in the Port Macquarie-Hastings region talk to our Economic Development team on (02) 6581 8111, email us via [email protected], or find out more about local opportunities here.

This video is proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Port Macquarie-Hastings CouncilPort Macquarie Chamber of Commerce and Regional Development Australia.

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