There’s no such thing as being too young, too busy or too late in your career to start a business. That’s why this year Xero’s celebrating entrepreneurs who’ve followed their own rules and why we’re helping them grow their business with Cloud St.

Cloud St will give these businesses the opportunity to set up shop at prime retail locations across Australia. Over the next few months we’ll discover their stories, experience their products and see how anything is possible.



Meet our latest resident: The Side-hustler

Starting a business from scratch is daunting enough, but imagine doing it while having a full time job? Lisette didn’t let a little thing like no time stop her from sharing her passion for chocolate.

As a self-taught chocolatier, Lisette launched Treat Dreams from her kitchen. She specialises in chocolates for those who are dairy free or have certain allergies. Some of her customers haven’t been able to eat chocolate for years. So, seeing their eyes light up as they bite into chocolate again makes all those late nights worth it.

Taste success

You can meet Lisette and sample some of her handmade chocolates when her business takes up residence at Cloud St, Circular Quay, Sydney.



Woodblock Cheese

More residents of Cloud St

Woodblock Cheese

The seachanger

Leaving behind a successful career and following your passion is often something we all just dream about. But Margie decided to do it, and Woodblock Cheese was born. Now at her artisanal market, Margie gets to share her love of cheese with her customers every day. While her time in Cloud St is up, you can still order her range of local and European delights straight to your door.


The young pioneer

While we might think it’s impossible for an 8 year old to launch a business, Izzi had other ideas. She launched her own skincare brand, Luv Ur Skin. Designed especially for tweens, by a tween. You can try her all-natural, Australian made products soon, when Izzi sets up shop at Cloud St.




Reflections on Cloud St 2016

From Brisbane to Melbourne, Cloud St 2016 has backed 5 local businesses by lifting their profile, helping grow their online presence and drive sales.


“We saw a huge lift in sales and definitely noticed a flow on effect on our online sales. For the week we made about $12,000 in-store, which is an amazing result.”

- Kerryn Moscicki, Radical YES!


What stands in the way of growing your business?

Technology is changing the way Australia does business. You can learn anything at the click of a button, websites can be set up overnight and products or services can be sold across the world. All from your laptop on the kitchen table. Whatever stage your business is at – see how online accounting software can help back your business success.

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