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with Melissa Austin

CHANGEMAKER VS. CHANGETAKER The definition of insanity is doing the same thing but expecting a different result. As business owners, we need to be adaptable in order to keep up with the fast pace that shapes businesses today. If not, we’re going to be left behind, forced to adapt as a CHANGETAKER. So, when it comes to change…are you a CHANGEMAKER , or a CHANGETAKER? CHANGEMAKERS can see ahead of the trends, take action and are natural leaders. But what is the cost of changing — or not changing? Crunching the numbers is a natural place to start in business. You’ll need to keep in mind long-term return profits, cash flow, and your business valuation when making any changes. Short-term costs, such as time, capital, brand value, and resources also need to be calculated. If you want a different result, you’ll need to try something different, which means stepping up as a CHANGEMAKER with the sort of confidence and innovation that will allow your business to be the best it can be.

Ph: 07 5437 7624 Email:


with Catherine Craig


1. STYLING IS VISUAL MERCHANDISING • The first touch point for your property is the internet or print media, so it’s important to make a BIG impression. • Create beautiful photos and you create interest. 2. STYLING CREATES AN EMOTIONAL CONNECTION • 'Home is where the heart is' never rings truer than when buying a home. • Know the demographic of your potential buyer. 3. STYLING RULE…LESS IS MORE • Style so that several groups of people can move through your property with ease. • You are showcasing the property itself, not your furniture or style. 4. STYLING SHOWS FUNCTIONALITY • Showcase what each room is used for and how you live in it. • Demonstrate the style and size of furniture that the room can easily accommodate. 5. STYLING ENHANCES FOCAL POINTS AND FEATURES • These are the pieces of 'gold' unique to your property. • Focal points can be emphasised and features created by using styling. If you are contemplating selling your home this year, consider styling the property as it will help create the change required to alleviate some of the associated challenges.

Ph: 0414 741 227 Web:


with Tanya Donovan & Jodie Bareham

YABBI’S RESTAURANT SERVES UP SENSATIONAL FLAVOURS Speaking of changemakers…Yabbi’s Seafood & Steak Restaurant has introduced a delicious NEW menu and a NEW Head Chef. Since recently being promoted, the new Head Chef at Yabbi’s, Danica, has taken the culinary standards of this little Cotton Tree gem to NEW heights. Danica has a passion for local produce, good quality seafood, and native ingredients. She places native flavours in the spotlight with her NEW delicious dishes, including Lemon Myrtle Moreton Bay Bug Gnocchi, Macadamia Chicken with Prosciutto, Pear and Prawns, and the decadent Chocolate Mousse with Quandong Syrup. Pushing the boundaries of creativity, Danica delivers a modern twist on flavour and texture in unique dishes such as the Blue Swimmer Crab Salad with Apple and Cucumber Granita. Danica is also committed to sustainable kitchen practices and often uses native-foraged garnishes, as well as home grown herbs. Be sure to visit Yabbi’s soon and taste the sensational flavours of CHANGE. Yabbi’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant

Address: Shop 2 ‘The Dunes’,

27-29 Cotton Tree Parade, Cotton Tree 4558

Phone: (07) 5443 6650 Web:

Matters Magazine Autumn Issue  

We include some great articles on Sunshine Coast Changemakers, and give you some ideas for embracing change and being the change within your...

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