Very Small Business (TV series)

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Very Small Business
Genre Situation comedy
Created by Wayne Hope
Gary McCaffrie
Robyn Butler
Directed by Daina Reid
Starring Wayne Hope
Kym Gyngell
Composer(s) Craig Pilkington
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Executive producer(s) Robyn Butler
Wayne Hope
Geoff Porz
Greg Sitch
Debbie Lee
Producer(s) Robyn Butler
Wayne Hope
Location(s) Melbourne, Victoria
Cinematography Joanne Donahoe-Beckwith
Editor(s) Chris Branagan
Running time 30 minutes approx
Production company(s) Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Original network ABC1
Picture format 16:9 720p
Audio format Stereo
First shown in Australia
Original release 3 September (2008-09-03) – 8 October 2008 (2008-10-08)
External links

Very Small Business is an Australian television comedy series first broadcast on Wednesday 3 September 2008 on ABC1. The series is written by Wayne Hope, Gary McCaffrie, and Robyn Butler, and produced by Hope and Butler. It comprises six half-hour episodes.[1]


Don Angel is the small business owner of the Worldwide Business Group, a business he's trying to grow. This business includes publishing of dubious niche magazines such as Feelin' Great, Railway Union Monthly and Music, Music, Music, Music - mere vehicles used by smooth-talking Don to sell advertising space to unsuspecting businesses. He’s just hired Ray Leonard, a down-and-out former journalist for The Australian, as his senior journalist and sole employee.[2]



No. Title Original air date
1 "Basics Of Team Building" 3 September 2008 (2008-09-03)
Don needs a senior journalist for the World Wide Group, and finds Ray, a former journalist with The Australian.
2 "Human Resources" 10 September 2008 (2008-09-10)
Don's plans to start up a dog wash franchise are interrupted when his kids turn up at the office.
3 "Export Fluctuations" 17 September 2008 (2008-09-17)
After he asks his estranged daughter to do the graphic design for the Dog Wash, Ray tells Don why they stopped speaking six years ago.
4 "Diversification of Capital" 24 September 2008 (2008-09-24)
Don escapes his creditors when he and Ray film a late night TV ad for the Don's Dirty Dog Wash franchise.
5 "Systems Analysis" 1 October 2008 (2008-10-01)
While Don's stomach problems force him to see a psychologist, Ray tries to sell the Dog Wash franchise.
6 "Obligations Under the Taxation Act" 8 October 2008 (2008-10-08)
As the Australian Tax Office launches an investigation into World Wide Group's shady tax management, Ray attempts to consolidate his relationship with his ex-wife and daughter.

DVD release[edit]

Very Small Business
Set Details Special Features
  • 6 Episodes
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78:1 Fullframe
  • Subtitles: No
  • English (2.0 Dolby)
  • Total running time: Approx 158 minutes
  • Don's Essentials Of Small Business
  • Ray's Cognitive Behaviour Challenges
  • Don's Job Interviews (Roz Hammond, Bob Franklin & Tony Martin)
  • Ray's Other Advertorials
  • Don's Colonoscopy
  • Don's Business Insider Interview
  • 8 Deleted Scenes
  • Making Of Very Small Business
  • Out Takes

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kentera, Yasmin (14 April 2008). "New Hope for Small Business" (Press release). Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Knox, David (5 August 2008). "Airdate: Very Small Business". TV Tonight. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 

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