Celebrating our corner women at centre of business in Middleton Beach for International Women’s Day
On an historic street corner in Middleton Beach, you will find five businesses owned by five entrepreneurial women.
Yesterday, on International Women’s Day, the Advertiser joined the “girls on the corner” to learn about their paths to business success.
When Albany woman Tegan Collins bought Bay Merchants in February, the complex on the corner of Marine Terrace and Adelaide Crescent became an all-female tenancy for the first time.
Ms Collins joined Rosemary Large from Rosemary and Thyme, Alex Little from Rats Bar, Crystal Bairstow from Body Beam Beauty and Kate Samiotis from Kate Samiotis Hair.
Between them, they have 75 years of business experience.
Ms Large said the first female-owned business on the corner was a daily mail and public telephone service established in 1919 by a woman known as Mrs Palmer.
All five women agreed the keys to a successful business were to be consistent, accept change and not copy others in the industry.
Ms Bairstow said it was important to focus on your business.
The “girls on the corner”traders can also be found on Instagram @thecornerofmiddleton.
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