Regional Australia

Mel & Cath

Talking Business Australia


We know that great business ideas can come from anywhere.

Successful businesses can be found in the city and the country.

Our vision is to connect with regional Australia, take pride in regional business success and share the unique stories of the many amazing businesses and business owners.

We’re regional. We’re rural. We’re resilient.

We’re Talking Business Australia.


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Melissa Dickfos

Melissa Dickfos


Melissa is a marketing consultant and website designer who loves working with regional businesses to help them stand out online. Using creative digital marketing strategies, she will help your business stand out from the competition and sell more of your products and services. 

Degree-qualified in marketing and human resources, Melissa is based in Toowoomba in regional Queensland.

Cath Fowler

Cath Fowler


Cath is an SEO consultant and copywriter who helps businesses get found and look good online. Using SEO smarts and compelling copy she will establish your brand as the leader in your local area or industry. She loves working with regional businesses of all kinds to help the little guys compete on the big stage.

Degree-qualified in marketing and economics, Cath is based in Coffs Harbour in regional New South Wales.

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Episode 42: Jo Palmer: Supporting rural communities through championing remote work

Episode 42: Jo Palmer: Supporting rural communities through championing remote work

In this episode of Talking Business Australia, we chat with Jo Palmer from Pointer Remote. Jo founded Pointer Remote after noticing a gap in the market for connecting employers with the educated and talented candidates available in regional, rural, and remote areas. Jo is motivated by the new global attitude towards remote work and what this means for rural communities attracting new populations.

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Kind words from our listeners

Fantastic resource for regional business

I’ve lived in regional Australia for 5 years and I’m almost 1 year into my 2nd go at running my own business.

This podcast is equal parts inspiration and practical tips about running a successful regional business.

Angela Pickett

Angela Pickett Copywriter

My new favourite podcast!

I’m so happy I stumbled across this podcast, which is full of practical, actionable tips and inspiring regional Australians who are both relatable and likeable!

Well done ladies, I look forward to many more happy hours spent listening to future episodes.

Sandy Taylor

Sandy Taylor Digital Marketing

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