Betta Home Living Maryborough still going strong

– by Chelsea McPherson

Betta Home Living in Maryborough was originally the long-held dream of  Hervey Bay’s Con Souvlis, a name we all know and trust. And his daughter  Tina made that a reality with Souvlis Betta Home Living in Maryborough.

Tina, who has a background in science and landscape architecture, was  provided the opportunity to open her own store by her late father.

What she believed would be “great for a few years” turned into more than 20  years of work in the Fraser Coast region, and the Maryborough Betta Home Living store was established in 2017 following Tina Souvlis Outdoor Design and Living’s relocation and a hearty Maryborough welcome.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Tina Souvlis has remained resilient and  has risen to meet all the challenges the coronavirus has thrown at her.  “Customer safety is of utmost importance and our staff have embraced  our new hygiene routines in the store,” she said.

While they have had  difficulties obtaining stock, excellent customer service and support from  the locals have made Tina confident that her business would was not at  risk of closing its doors.

She attributes the success of her business over time not just to herself, but  to “our core group of staff” which has been the backbone of their business.

“Their hard work and long hours, dedication and desire to achieve great  things, plus learning new skills, listening to our customers and providing  what they need is extremely important,” she says, adding that they are all  determined to make the business the best it can be.  Retail runs in Tina’s blood, just like her father’s before her.

She does not let the craziness of everything complicate her life and business, focusing on  “addressing the small things so that the big picture resolves itself.”  “Resilience can be a state of mind. It takes discipline and practice.”