While most of us took some time for ourselves when lockdowns hit, Ant and Sam rolled up their sleeves and founded Discover Daylesford. The couple initially set out to bring local businesses into the community throughout COVID, as they firmly believe its even more important for businesses to work in unity during this time. As they grew in popularity, they organically became their local authority to discover local businesses and tourist information.
After the success of their endeavours, they were approached by several local property owners, who wanted them to create a short-term property management service with a difference. Supporting local businesses is at their core, so they actively consulted businesses owners and based their management service on that, with a focus on creating unique and memorable experience for visitors to the Shire.
Its not all been easy, but Ant and Sam say that the support from the community has been so overwhelmingly positive, and they continue to go from strength to strength. They’re keen to get back to building their brand, and have some super exciting collaborations coming up over the next few months.
Thankfully, as they’re wholly online their overheads have are low, which means they’ve been able to pass on these savings to their clients through reduced commission rates and zero signup, onboarding and marketing fees – all they care about is getting their fantastic locals businesses out there!