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From Mining Engineer to Online Retailer with Sarah Hayles – Episode 4 Season 2

Stories From The Bush – Our Stories are from our community of Spend With Us – Buy From a Bush Business, stories of Australian’s who work and live in Rural and Regional Australia.

Well hey there – welcome to Episode 4 of Season 2 of Stories from the Bush the podcast by Spend With Us – Buy from a Bush Business marketplace.  Australia’s largest marketplace specifically for rural and regional small businesses.  We have around 1500 members on the site and over 350,000 members in our famous Facebook group Buy From a Bush Business.

We cannot wait to share with you the stories here in Season 2.  If you’re new to the podcast, make sure you head back and listen to Season 1 and the wonderful interviews there.

I’m Jenn Donovan, co-founder of Spend With Us – Buy From a Bush Business.  I’m a marketer, social media expert, international speaker and change maker.  My other changing making co-founders are my business partners Sarah Britz, the expert designer and web developer behind the marketplace you see and Lauren Hately, a clinical phycologist who shares the values of helping rural and regional small businesses.

Stories from the Bush are interviews with our members from and we cannot wait to share them all with you!

Today I am interviewing Sarah Hayles of West of the Waves.  Sarah is a mining engineer who now runs a fabulous fashion business called West of the Waves.

You can find all the links to Sarah’s store with us

So, without taking up any more of your time listening to my dulcet tones – here’s my chat with Sarah – I know you are going to be engrossed!





How cool is was that chat!  I have to say we spoke for about an hour off air as well – so many stories and so easy to chat too!

Sarah is so so lovely and it’s a delight to interview and have as an online friend and part of our Spend With Us family.

You can find all the products by taking a look at Sarah’s store on Spend With Us – link the show notes or just go to >> store directory >> and type in West of the Waves.

Otherwise, give Sarah a like on Facebook or Instagram too!

Thanks for tuning in.  Keep listening in to all the episodes coming up in Season 2 and beyond and perhaps share a screenshot of your listening on your socials and tag us, so more people can hear these amazing stories coming out of the Australian Bush business landscape.

Thanks for tuning in.

Head to to see and support all our sellers and make sure you are following Spend With Us on Instagram and Facebook (links are all in the show notes at

See you on the next episode.

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