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FANCY A RELAXING WALK IN thebush? Like most people I enjoy my daily coffee… or two. It’s funny just how far we’ve come in Australia — the coffee culture is so embedded and people really know what they like.

you’ll find us next to Cricks on Connection Rd, Nambour.

They will often share their tips on new blends or cafés that are doing something special. Well, for those coffee lovers out there who ALSO like a pleasant walk around nature, I’ve got just the thing for you. Compass recently won the tender to provide your favourite coffee at The Garden Café located at the Sunshine Coast Bush Botanical Gardens on Palm Creek Rd, Tanawha. There’s 112 hectares of gorgeous natural landscapes, sprinkled with a variety of wonderful sculptures, all linked by meandering, well maintained paths that are wheelchair accessible. The Garden Café is at the entrance so you can fortify yourself with a coffee at the beginning of your adventure, or put your feet up with one after a stroll…or both.

In addition to naming rights, the partnership includes signage, product placement and promotional opportunities that are only limited by imagination. If you’re reading this and think you’d like to discuss the partnership opportunity please contact me and we’ll be sure to arrange a chat… over a good coffee of course. ca

Naturally the lovely young people attending Compass, all of whom have an intellectual or physical disability, will not only make and serve your coffee but also brighten your day. The Garden Café builds on the great success that is Compass Connections Café in Nambour. Since its launch in May last year, hundreds of locals have discovered that food can be fresh, delicious, well priced AND served in an atmosphere of sheer joy and goodwill. If you haven’t tried our café and you want to support a great cause while enjoying good food and even better company, make sure your drop out for a visit —

There’s also a great opportunity at The Garden Café for an enterprising business to partner with Compass as the naming rights sponsor for the Café.

David Dangerfield, Compass Institute

David established the multi-award winning Compass Institute in 2003 and it continues to set new benchmarks in blending social objectives and sound business and governance practices while delivering best practice services to young Queenslanders with a disability. He also travels widely presenting ‘Strategic Living’ workshops to various international companies including Honeywell, McAfee, Microsoft, TATA, Time Inc & Aspen Foundation.

LOCAL CHANGEMAKER – AWARD WINNER In a period of 14 months, local Sunshine Coast startup and small business getonline. simply. has moved from strength to strength. From securing a win at the Queensland Music Design Awards for Best Website 2016, to exhibiting at CLICK! Digital Expo 2016. This local small business drives clients’ digital presence through website design, hosting, digital marketing, social media management and more. Local digital marketing enthusiast and original music advocate, Jerome Bechard started his passion project music. simply. with the aim of helping musicians to get online. Combining his experience with digital marketing and passion for music, music. simply. is an online one stop shop for muso’s wishing to establish a website, grow their online traffic, and anything in a digital capacity that aims to help them expose their music online. (

But it doesn’t stop there. Seeing an opportunity to help the local small businesses achieve the same successes, getonline. simply. was established. The name says it all. This is an avenue for small businesses to achieve the goal of getting their business online at affordable rates. ( With local businesses already jumping onboard for the services offered, in a short time the simply. brand has a growing client list of local businesses on top of the database of music artists who have sought the same thing.

If you are a local Sunshine Coast small business or musician looking to expand your online world, contact Jerome today for an obligation free appraisal of how we can help you

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...

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...