Little Diggers started out as a side hustle in my front yard in Warnbro, while I was working full time building ships, studying economics full time, with a 1 year old and a newborn at home with no extended family support, all during a global pandemic. With the local landscaper and plumber picking up a digger early morning and returning in the evening a few days per week, a side hustle was all it was planned to be.
Prior to this, I had aspirations to commence working in a secure corporate role for my then employer, Austal Ships, once I had finished my studies. But once I could visualise myself able to work the hours I wanted to, without being subject to the demands of an employer, my career goals shifted immediately. As we approached the end of May 2020, the side hustle was expanding faster than I’d anticipated. Business became so frequent that I began to sense a premature departure from my day job, if I continued on the same trajectory. The cash coming in confirmed that this would be the best decision, both financially and for my family commitments.
At the start of June 2020, I bit the bullet and parted ways with my day job and, much to Georgia’s relief, leased a small factory in Rockingham to move the equipment out of our little front garden. The business has expanded organically from this point to where it is now and will continue to do the same.
After spotting various other niche opportunities, the Little Group has more on the horizon, with Little Riderz, our leisure asset hire business, about to launch.