For a year, a Wagga businesswoman has battled the elements while running a coffee van.
Now, she is taking the next step in her career and laying down roots in the central business district.
Ursula DiGregorio said the decision to take over Sista Sparrow happened quite quickly.
"I was running the coffee van outside of Kapooka," she said.
"Winter was a bit of a challenge though, standing outside in the elements was interesting.
"Moving to an established brick and mortar cafe was the next step, so the opportunity came up ... and it's not a completely fledged cafe but a nice step up."
Ms DiGregorio said the coffee van gave her the chance to go it alone.
Apart from adapting to working out of a van as opposed to having a set location, Ms DiGregorio said there was another major difference to the two business models - the ability to create a space.
"That was the biggest selling point for me because it is hard to do that when you are standing out in the bush with a generator," she said.
Ms DiGregorio acknowledged the business climate in Wagga is seen to be tough and harsh at the moment but added having an established client base and sharing the space with another business would all work in her favour.
"I am very lucky to have loyal customers ... and I do not have to start from scratch, I just have to keep them happy," she said.
"If it was a brand new cafe opening I would have a lot more concerns.
"I have sold the coffee van to a local family who will be taking over in the next two weeks, and it will remain in that spot."