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BSS Why Entrepreneurs Should Eat Bananas by Simon Tupman

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Gary Lines, along with his wife Maggi Miles, founded the Byron Bay Cookie Company in 1990. Together, they started baking cookies in a cottage in a small village in northern New South Wales, Australia, and sold them at the local markets. In 2001, the company won the Telstra Small Business Award for New South Wales. Today, their company employs over 100 people, baking and distributing 40,000 cookies a week, 30% of which are exported to Britain.

How did you start your company?

Maggie and I were looking for an exit out of city life. Previously, we had lived in New York City, Los Angeles, and Sydney.We decided to leave Sydney and find a spot that ...

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