This week I've been inspired by the wonderful writer, storyteller and researcher Brene Brown. Her quote, "Dig deep - get deliberate, inspired, and going" reminded me that we need deliberate and inspired action to keep striving forward.
It was good to see focused and deliberate action from our state leaders as they begin to open up travel across and within our states. I am excited about the opportunity to see family, and also our wonderful beaches again! While I'm still flying the flag for Queensland, you might want to check out the #loveNSW campaign for inspiration!
As I sip my warming Thai Pumpkin Soup, and think about approaching the end of 19/20 financial year (EOFY), this brings great opportunities to keep working with focus and deliberate action to achieve our business and personal goals. The Australian Government business website has a compact list of essential tasks to complete as a small business owner during his time. I have included a more detailed list in the membership section!
Thanks to those on Friday's S@S who shared some great ideas for business grants and study scholarships. For example, University of Tasmania is offering the Diploma of Sustainable Living at no cost to eligible domestic students. If you know of any opportunities please email them through to me to communicate!
Don't forget, Socialise at Sunset, our FREE virtual meet-up will next run on Friday June 12 so register soon! Well done to Mary Philippou who won the last gift pack for May Member Month! For a full list of prize winners see membership!
Lastly, the WNA Winter Edition magazine is currently in production and will be released in both digital and hard copy formats. Limited space is still available if you are interested in taking advantage of our advertising 'recovery rates'. Check out the March 2020 edition for inspiration. Email me to find out more!
As always, I am here to help, so please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Wishing you a wonderful day!
It would be great to see all of you on the final WNA Virtual event in June!
Join us on Wednesday June 17 for Episode Six where we'll discover the ten secrets to becoming an expert in your field.
Presented by Katrena Friel, an international expert in developing performance excellence and Business Mentor to the Awakened, Episode Six will help you find out WHY you got into business in the first place and discover WHY that is holding you back. Learn what is the best emphasis for you and your business moving forward and how to build the business of your dreams.
Thank you to Jillian Bullock, the LinkedIn Ninja Down Under for presenting WNA Virtual Episode 5 - LinkedIn: Your Secret Weapon in Business. For those who missed it, the episode was recorded and can still be purchased if you're interested in hearing all of Jillian's tips and tricks to make the most of your LinkedIn profile.
It was interesting to hear how important your LinkedIn profile is and Jillian shared some great tips on what should and shouldn't appear on your profile page. Jillian also stressed that LinkedIn really is a platform for professionals and those in the B2B industry. Given it is the most popular platform for Fortune 500 CEO's, it's pretty clear LinkedIn is the place to be!
If you're interested in purchasing the recording and finding out more, please email me at email@example.com.
We dared greatly, as Brene would say, and rose strong at work!
We learnt from the LinkedIn mastermind Jillian Bullock, cleaned up our email and updated our June diaries, and kept the inspiring blogs coming (awesome work Tracey Robinson and Tracy Kearey).
If you’d like more information about submitting a blog to the WNA website, please don’t hesitate to contact me. You can email your blog to me in a word document, with an accompanying image, and I will post it for you.
I am delighted to introduce – Christine Taylor of Aussie Pooch Mobile, as our member of the week.
Christine is the Managing Director and Founder of Aussie Pooch Mobile Dog Wash. Her career began when she started an innovative dog clipping and grooming service when she was just 16. A few years later Christine expanded this service to include mobile dog washing and the company was launched as a single mobile dog wash unit in 1990. As demand increased the business rapidly grew. In 1991, Aussie Pooch Mobile Dog Wash was created and launched and this is where Christine's journey with the franchise industry began.
The company has now grown to almost 200 operators Australia wide. Forever learning, growing and improving the system to ensure its success and with the ability to embrace change when needed, the company under Christine's leadership has stood the test of time. Christine is a wealth of knowledge and her passion is to help her franchisees grow a profitable business while helping give the best possible care to the family dog.
During Member Month, I rewarded members who participated via social media, virtual events or other activities. Congratulations to Liz Buchanan who won the Month of May prize, and Sharyn Munro and Mel Nojtas who were the puzzle winners - well done!
END OF FINANCIAL YEAR TASKS(EOFY)
As mentioned in my intro, it's a great time to get on top of those EOFY reports and tasks included below to make this time a great success:
NRW is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared history, culture and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. See below for some insightful virtual resources.