Kylea shares her week

Week 11: Profiling some of the fantastic small businesses across our electorate

With the festive season ramping up, #TeamTink is profiling some of the fantastic small businesses across our electorate on our website and social media channels in the coming weeks.

We are doing this as a free community service following my open invitation to participate two weeks ago. From Gladesville to Castlecrag, Kirribilli to Lane Cove, and all the vibrant and diverse areas in between, we will meet clever, passionate people who have dedicated so much of themselves to building businesses in our community.

These are real people, just like you and me. And many of them have found it much tougher these past two years with the pandemic forcing their doors shut for extended periods. As someone who comes from a small business background - with my mum, dad and immediate family having owned and built small businesses - I’m excited that we can hopefully give local businesses a boost during this peak period. 

And in keeping with this philosophy, I met with local hairdresser Nicole Inskip this week to chat with her about all things small business, COVID lockdowns and community support. Nicole owns Sessions Hairdressing in Union St, McMahons Point. She joined the salon as an apprentice straight out of school and went on to buy the business a few years later.

For Nicole, COVID was difficult, but she was also grateful for the mental challenge and the support of the local community. When I asked how the local community could help, Nicole made what I thought was a great point: “If every client just bought one hair product from a salon rather than a supermarket it would make a huge difference.”

It’s important for all of us to acknowledge that this need for support is real. The North Sydney electorate is worth $33bn to the NSW economy and our Gross Regional Product dropped by around 5% during Covid. As a result, more than 7,800 people lost their jobs, especially in accommodation, food services and retail. At least 40 food businesses closed altogether.

So please consider shopping local this December so our small businesses and local families can bounce back better than ever. You can follow the #ShopNorthSydneyLocal campaign at, or my Instagram or Facebook pages and please join in by tagging your favourite local business with #ShopNorthSydneyLocal.

After all, our community is our responsibility. KT

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