Sharron’s good news story
In the past three years, Sharron Daniels has experienced a major career change that allowed her and her husband to work together each day.
In July 2007, Sharon and her husband bought City Centre News and have expanded their business dramatically.
“We now have City Centre News, City Centre Office Supplies and City Centre Transport,” she said.
“Personally, I get a huge amount of satisfaction out of owning my own business. We have seen it grow because of our hard work, which is very rewarding.”
The reason for expanding into the office supply realm came about because of an opportunity that was too good to refuse.
“We saw an opening in a niche market so grabbed on with both hands. Through City Centre Office Supplies, we have been able to give people the opportunity to still buy locally,” she said.
“In the end, we bought the building and expanded the shop to incorporate the stationary supply side of things.”
Sharron says their magazine and newspaper range in the newsagency, is excellent.
“We have one of the largest newspapers and magazine ranges in the Clarence Valley and can order in anything that we don’t already have and it will be in the next day,” she said.
Sharron is also very happy to have a brilliant staff behind her.
“All of them work extraordinarily hard and we as business owners really are nothing without their support,” she said.
“I have a relationship with each and every one of my staff and have been able to establish a great relationship with each of my regular customers as well.
“Having come from a trucking transport business, that face to face contact is brilliant.”
When it comes to the juggling act of he home life and her business, Sharron said that it is difficult, but worth it in the end.
“I have two kids, one is 24 and has a disability and one is 12 and goes to Grafton High School,” she said.
“I work from early in the morning to late at night so it is important to me to have a family dinner each and every night where we talk about everything and anything that is going on in their lives.”
get a huge amount of satisfaction
out of owning my own business ”