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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


A coffee-loving digital marketer and copywriter, Melissa loves working with regional businesses to help them stand out online. If you’re looking for creative digital marketing strategies, a new website, social media, copywriting or anything in between, Melissa can help you achieve it. 

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.

Listen to the latest episodes

Episode 25: Kate Toon: How to be a success without following the business rules

Episode 25: Kate Toon: How to be a success without following the business rules

To kick off the second season, we unveil our new branding for the Talking Business Australia podcast. We’re excited to have Kate Toon as our expert guest, who is a popular speaker, author, podcaster and trainer who specialises in copywriting and SEO. With her well-known and supportive Facebook groups and communities, she can help you build a big brand with your small business.

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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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