The Big Day Off Principles and Ethics


As a result of many years working with Small Business Owner’s we recognise the small business sectors value and the need to encourage Small Business Owners to consider their own stress levels and the right to breathe and live life and have a Big Day Off to Relax, Renew and Revive to Thrive. This enables better decision making and better management for positive outcomes for their business and our economy as a whole.

“Stress is often described as a feeling of being overloaded, wound-up tight, tense and worried. We all experience stress at times. It can sometimes help to motivate us to get a task finished, or perform well. But stress can also be harmful if we become over-stressed and it interferes with our ability to get on with our normal life for too long”
Australian Psychological Society

Our Commitment

To reduce the stress, overload, tension, anxiety or even depression in the Small Business sector,

To enable owners to acknowledge their contribution to our economy, their community, their families, their staff and themselves.

To help all to make positive, unemotionally stressed decisions enabling better more effective management of their businesses.


The Big Day Off Principles

Principle 1:

To Promote the wellbeing of all small business owners regardless of industry sector.

Principle 2:

To Encourage – reduction of stress for better decision making and improved management of their businesses. Principle 3:

Principle 3:

To Promote - the recognition of the small business sectors contribution, rights and economic value in our communities.

Principle 4:

To Treat all with respect no matter what size of business or economic background, race or religion or gender or disability.



“Everyone on this earth has a value, we just have to recognise and encourage that value to create positive outcomes” 
Helen Cowley
  1. Equality and value of our fellow human being
  2. Encourage generosity of spirit,
  3. Positivity decision making for better business management outcomes
  4. Honest, integrity, dignity and Justice
  5. Resourcefulness, enthusiasm, perseverance and positivity.

Events to be all inclusive and welcoming, low financial cost events that encourage all SMB’s in an open friendly environment for all.


Code of Conduct

We must be honest in our professional dealings, giving due credit for other people’s ideas.
We must treat professional colleagues and small business owner with respect regardless of competition or alliance. The confidentiality of knowledge or information must be respected.
Do no harm the ideals of “The Small Business Big Day Off”- insure that we deliver the correct message.
We must ensure that what we do contributes to making a better world – a positive value.





This year our BIG DAY OFF will be at:

1. Café @ Bayliss - Shop 9, 289 Bayliss Rd, Heritage Park

2. Berrinba Wetlands, Crestmead

3. Event Cinemas, Browns Plains

About Us

The Big Day Off is a creation of SBIS that encourages small business owners to take one day off in September to live, rest and stay fully charged.

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For general information about the Small Business Big Day Off, including registration, please contact us at:
  helen.cowley (@)
  0418 769 531
  07 3297 0242