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SubUrban co-worker Hilary Combes, from Tawa, is building a new career as a management accounting consultant after years in accounting for small businesses. Until now, Hilary has had a day job in business accounting, but she says, with three decades of working in accounting behind her, she want to start handing on her knowledge. She asked herself: “How do I transition into helping others? “ “I knew I needed people around me to discuss ideas, and there are benefits that come from that.” She also needed to concentrate as she prepared for the launch of her new company Mathilda Rock Consulting in early April. So the SubUrban co-working rooms above the Mobil service station in Johnsonville’s commercial area are ideal. She has “hot desking” space when she needs it, places for small meetings – and some chat. (“I love to talk!”) Hilary says about half of small businesses fail within five years because they run out of cash. There are gaps in their planning and analysis, and their ability to adapt. Management accounting fills those gaps. So she developed a lofty goal. It seemed ridiculous, then she thought “Why not?” She aims to reverse that percentage of failure. She has dared to dream, she says,

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Petrol Cheap & Sometime Free with AA Smartfuel Offer Hilary Combes from Tawa. Co-working is a strong support as she builds her new business consultancy. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver

because of the example of SubUrban co-ordinator Kathleen Wright, who developed the co-working concept. “She’s phenomenal. Powerful,


very focused. It rubs off on you. “We’ve created a new way of working that’s ideal for small businesses,” says Hilary.

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