Quickbooks is proud to present My Passion Project. A series of Australian businesses born from a drive for satisfaction and happiness, proving that it really is never too late to pursue your passion.
We’ve taken a look at four incredible businesses to find out how these everyday Aussies turned their dreams into reality.
An entrepreneur since he was 18, Wayward’s founder, Peter managed to transform his passion for beer into a business. Inspired by the unique brewing traditions of Europe, Peter opened Wayward Brewing Co. in Sydney with the intention to offer tasty beers that can’t be found anywhere else in Australia.
With over 35 beers on the menu, it’s no wonder Wayward has proven to be popular among thirsty Sydney-siders.
Find out more about Wayward Brewery.
Koi Dessert Bar
What’s not to love about delicious hand-crafted desserts? Three brothers, Reynold, Ronald and Arnold, are the masterminds behind popular dessert bar, Koi.
Despite each exploring different career paths at one point, the brothers eventually came together to open a trend-setting dessert bar that specialises in one-of-a-kind desserts. Inspired by their mum, a passionate dessert-maker, it’s no surprise the eye-popping creations of Koi are an Instagram sensation.
Find out more about Koi Dessert Bar.
Swami’s Yoga Retreat
Sanjay runs the peaceful oasis known as Swami’s Yoga Retreat in North West Sydney. Originally started by his mum, Swami Sarasvati, Sanjay gave up corporate life as a lawyer to follow is true passion – helping others reconnect with the world around them.
Situated on 60 acres of bushland, Swami’s is a place where guests can come to enjoy yoga, meditation and massages in a truly tranquil environment.
Find out more about Swami’s Yoga Retreat.
A dance studio with a difference, Cheerforce offers myriad classes in cheerleading, dance and tumbling for tots, teens or even adults. Nikki Mead is the talented owner of the elite award-winning studio based in Sydney’s Seven Hills.
Passionate about cheerleading, Nikki ensures Cheerforce maintains a tight-knit family vibe. Students of all ages come to learn and compete, and the numerous trophies and medals on the walls are reminiscent of their enviable success.
Find out more about Cheerforce.