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The global Covid-19 crisis has disrupted a wide range of industries and professions. Home to a dynamic and resilient business community, the Gold Coast will rise to the challenge and approach this once in a lifetime event with its usual tenacity and creativity. From diversifying manufacturing, adapting day-to-day operations to implementing new approaches, Gold Coast businesses are innovating the way they operate to survive.

We are resilient. We are creative. We are reinventing ourselves.

Together we will overcome the challenges presented to us and come out stronger than ever.

It’s time to act now; embrace local, embrace Gold Coast. These are our stories.

Black Hops Brewery


Novice brewers can purchase a Black Hops Reserves Fresh Wort Kit and brew their favourite craft beer on their home brew equipment, submitting the final product for judging by a group of high ranking officials – the team at Black Hops itself.

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Image credit: Innovate Interiors


When lockdown hit Gold Coast homes, this Arundel business decided to pivot their business and look at how they could help Gold Coasters stay entertained at home.

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Business Stories

Ugg Australia

Gold Coast businesses rising to the challenge through Covid-19

Covid-19 has had a devastating impact globally, with the Australian Federal Government introducing a raft of new measures in a bid to starve off the virus. Gold Coast businesses had to quickly come up with ways of how they would... Read more

Wetsuits and Facemasks Go Hand in Glove

Stripping off wetsuits and slipping on a face mask: How COVID-19 has led to this Gold Coast company shaking up their entire business model. Read more
Hannah Watts, Ugg Since 1974

UGG Since 1974: Why it’s important more than ever to support local

In the backstreets of industrial Miami lies a workshop dedicated to crafting quality UGG boots. There are no conveyor belts or mass production lines; simply talented craftsmen tirelessly working away on one-of-a-kind leathers and the woolliest of Australian merino sheepskins. Read more
cafe, restaurant, Surfers Paradise

Business app to help friends now aims to support the entire Gold Coast

Marketing executive Troy Vandermeer had a plan to help a couple of friends trying to stay afloat amid the global shutdown, and now it looks like many more Gold Coast business could benefit. Read more
fine dining

Fine dining at home with takeaway tipples

We are all about the good news and sometimes we’re lucky enough to bring extra good news. Which is exactly what’s happening here. Read more
The Paddock Bakery

Paddock Bakery: Taking doughnuts and sourdough to go

From serving hordes of hungry locals to widespread hospitality closures : How this Miami hotspot pivoted their business to stay afloat during a global pandemic. Read more
Woodchoppers Inn, 1996

Meating the challenge: Mudgeeraba’s iconic Woodchoppers Inn has come up with an innovative way of surviving lockdown

How does a much-loved local pub and restaurant operate during social distancing and restrictions on public gatherings? Read more

Cooking at home with Iku: Your next iso adventure

Time to sharpen your culinary skills, Iku Yakitori Bar in Burleigh Heads will have you dishing up authentic Japanese fare at home in no time. Read more
Granddad Jack's Distillery

Granddad Jacks: From liquid gold(en spirits) to liquid sanitiser

Forget turning lemons into lemonade; this craft distillery had to trade their gin and tonic in for a bottle of sanitiser. Read more

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