Inspiring Gippsland Business Stories Christine Boucher

Inspiring People: Christine Boucher

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Christine is the managing director of Natural Health Balance, which transforms the health and wellbeing of organisations and their staff. With a Bachelor of Nursing, specialising in Intensive Care Nursing, a Masters in Business, and over 20 years’ experience in healthcare, her passion for her industry is evident.  We sat down with Christine to find…

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Inspiring Gippsland Business Stories Ryan Leslie Aerium

Inspiring People: Ryan Leslie

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Ryan Leslie is a Principal Consultant at Aerium, a Gippsland-based business consultancy that assists entrepreneurs and business managers to commercialise their ideas, build scalable brands, and increase their profitability. With over 20 years’ experience in business development and transformation, Ryan is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and business managers succeed. With a background in LEANSTACK continuous…

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ABC Pet Services Hannah Green

Inspiring People: Hannah Green

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After a diverse and broad career in The South Australian Housing Trust, IT, computer systems analysis & programming, and public advocacy in the mental health sector, Hannah decided to create a business of her own. With a passion for helping others, Hannah has created a business, ABC Pet Services, which cares for both the elderly…

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Communication that counts Work My Own Way Blog post

Communication that counts: How to ensure your customers are picking up what you’re putting down

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When it comes to communicating with your audience, it’s important to ensure that what you’re saying is clear, concise, and understandable. With so much noise in your customers newsfeeds today, it’s easy to get lost. So, you need to communicate in a way which will not only grab their attention, but convey your message effectively. …

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Happy Changemakers Robert Nagy Jodie Willmer

Inspirational People: Jodie Willmer and Robert Nagy

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Jodie and Robert run Happy Changemakers, a coaching practice formed to help business owners reduce overwhelm and burnout while building their dreams and doing good for the world. Having been in operation for over 7 years, and both coming from diverse and highly-skilled backgrounds, Jodie and Robert know a thing or two about navigating life…

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Xavier Manson Frankies Warragul Business Success

Inspiring people: Xavier Manson

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Xavier Manson is part of the Frankie’s owner group. He is an equity partner alongside Anthony McBride and Geoff Manson, his father. The business was established over 5 years ago when the trio were inspired by the growth of the Melbourne breakfast and brunch scene, and wanted to make their mark in Gippsland.

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Inspiring people: Madeleine McKenzie

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Madeleine is a cabaret singer who decided to turn her passion into a business. After COVID-19 forced her into lockdown, she decided to pivot her original idea, “Cabaret on Wheels”, into “Cabaret on Call”. With her business launching in the coming months, Madeleine is excited to share her love and passion for music from the…

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Business Productivity Blog

Tackle that to-do list with ease!

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Business can be overwhelming. With our monumental to-do lists, we can be left wondering how we’re ever going to complete everything, and that’s before adding 5 more tasks before Monday morning has even begun!  All of these demands can lead to information paralysis. But with a little strategy and prior planning, you can tackle your…

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Inspiring People: Andrea Lane

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Andrea classifies herself as an artpreneur. Since moving from Melbourne after working as the National Manager for F2 – the digital arm of Fairfax Media, she left the corporate world behind to throw herself into her community, and assist in writing funding applications for arts projects.  She is most famous for her involvement in FLOAT,…

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Productivity & Planning for 2020 – Recapping Our Workshop with Jodie Willmer

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On Jan 21, we had the pleasure of learning about productivity and planning from expert leadership consultant Jodie Willmer, co-founder of Happy Changemakers. Jodie lead us through many tools and frameworks that can help us be more effective, better organised and less stressed. Our key takeaways from Jodie’s session were: Start with your WHY Knowing…

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Finding the Right Business Structure for Your Idea

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One of the big decisions you’ll have to make when starting a business is what structure best suits your idea. Often entrepreneurs choose their structure based on cost and simplicity, however this is not always the best way for your business needs.  The business structure you choose will determine many things about your business going…

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How to Find Business Mentors for Your Business Idea

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Mentoring is invaluable when you’re trying to get your business idea up and running. It’s a clever way of packing years of business expertise and experience into a very short amount of time (like the time it takes to drink a coffee). However, finding the right mentor can be difficult. It can be hard to…

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