From Uni Graduate to Entrepreneur
As an enthusiastic 22-year-old, equipped with my freshly printed
I applied for every job advertised, door knocked, networked and volunteered. All the
I had not considered entrepreneurship as a career path suited for me.
However, information from a mentor, support from my parents, and a business plan to secure some startup funds saw me open my doors in November 2003.
I still have my appointment diaries with my gold stars along the way when I achieved…
Paid my rent
4 clients in a week
Paid my expenses
12 clients in a week
Paid wage = QLD Health
20 clients a week
Paid for a receptionist
30 clients a week
Another staff member
75 clients a week
120 clients per week
I was a natural at business and was awarded the inaugural Cairns Business Women’s Club Young Businesswoman of the Year in 2004.
This award included business mentorship and training, which triggered my thirst for professional development.
I completed numerous small business programs and growing from my job to a practice, and then my practice to a business.
My Business Evolution
Having a strong client-focus and good business practices in place, I had clients throughout the country and overseas.
In 2007, I
I fast came to appreciate the value in evidence-based and best-practice in business management and development and how to get from an idea to a successful business.
By 2009 my business was a turn-key operation and I moved from working in the business, to solely working
In 2012, I sold the Cairns arm of the business, and I continue to operate two of my own businesses.
Speaking alongside Steve Baxter, QLD’s Chief Entrepreneur.
Hanging out at the Googleplex, in Silicon Valley, USA.
On stage at the recent Big Fish Competition.
Get In Touch
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