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The whole reason I studied journalism, and indeed wanted to be a journalist, was so I could change the world.

I sat through many university lectures where this vision was reiterated and, upon graduation, I set forth on my starry quest. I was embarking on a career in service of democracy!

It didn’t take long to be disillusioned.

As a junior, distinctly non-world-changing work was thrust my way. More than once I considered giving it up in favour of ‘direct action’ work, like community outreach or teaching.

But my career advanced, I grew a bit older (wiser is debatable) and before I knew it – something unexpected happened.

Suddenly I had that feeling back, that youthful feeling that making a difference was indeed possible.

Dynamic Business takes great pride in advocating for small business, and telling the stories of entrepreneurs who are living their dreams.

There are over 2 million small businesses currently operating in Australia. Sadly, in three years from now, some 50 per cent of those will have come and gone. Yes they’re often replaced by new ones, but many of those too, eventually close.

What small business ultimately comes down to is diversity.

It’s up to all of us to go the extra mile and support local business whenever we can. Do we want to live in a world where mega multi-nationals are our only choices?’

I still do want to change world, and I will in some small way – by telling the stories of small businesses, and the people behind them who continually inspire me.

Stephanie Zillman

Stephanie Zillman

Stephanie is the editor-at-large of Dynamic Business. Stephanie brings with her a passion for journalism, business, and new ideas. On her days off, you might find her reading a book on the beach.

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