Poppy & Lola's entrepreneurial spirit pops up in Swan Hill

Gina Sheldrick and Tracie McSwain at the Poppy & Lola pop-up shop during Christmas 2016

At Mallee Rising our goal is to help locals startup and grow new businesses and in turn see the Swan Hill region develop and thrive.

So we're excited every time we see people in our region stick their necks out and show some entrepreneurial flair.

We've long admired Gina Sheldrick's Poppy & Lola boutique since it opened around a year ago. From its trendy look and feel, to its dynamic presence on Facebook and Instagram, we think Poppy & Lola raises the bar for local businesses to aspire to become better retailers.

Now you see us, now you don't

You can imagine our delight then when we stumbled across the Poppy & Lola "pop-up" shop last month, filling an otherwise vacant retail space in Campbell Street. By all accounts the initiative was a commercial success and Gina informed us that people even thanked her for setting up the temporary outlet! We shouldn't forget that Toyworld Swan Hill has also had a Christmas pop-up shop in previous years.

It was great to see a local business try something new and be rewarded for their initiative. Keep surprising us Swan Hill and we'll keep writing about you!

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About Mallee Rising

Mallee Rising is a small business incubator and coworking space to help Mallee businesses grow in the new economy. We aim to open for business in the first half of 2017.

Our aim is to make Mallee Rising a melting pot for entrepreneurs, freelancers, home workers, startups and small businesses to work, collaborate and network under one roof for the mutual benefit of all. 

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We'll also host regular workshops, guest speakers and events and involve local community groups, schools and non-profits so every segment of our community and region grows.

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