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“Bizness Babes” in Brisbane

February 9, 2009

Here’s something that’s cropped up in Brisbane for any ladies that may be interested in staring their own business… interest free loans catches my eye…

Reason for mentioning it here is Speakout are a great Brisbane-based profit-for-purpose, I ran an event at their city venue late last year and they were very helpful.

Brisbane City Council, Wise Foundation and Speakout are launching Bizness Babes – a fantastic, flexible and engaging program for young women under 30 to look at starting their own business. Its a free program with childcare and transport assistance as well as access to no interest loans to get the business off the ground. The program is flexible with mentors and support workers able to work with women at their home, at coffee shops etc. You don’t need an existing business idea, just a passion for being your own boss.

We’d love to have you chat with anyone you think would be interested and encourage them to contact us for a chat.

Program starts Feb 23rd and people need to register their interest by 19th Feb… so get cracking.

Let me know if you have any questions (and yes there’ll be a program for guys in the near future).

Email for more info.”


Starting with Shoes…

January 31, 2009

It has come to my attention I need a blog and after deliberating for a good couple of years (Blogger or WordPress? What name? What header? Will this end up like the diaries you start in January, stop using in February and pick up again mid-October?) here it is.

Today I had a meeting with Hannah Suarez and we chatted for about an hour and a half at Southbank. I think it’s pretty damn cool that I can just Facebook message someone and ask them to meet up just because I think we should meet and they’re happy to oblige. It feels almost like a blind date, more like blind networking I guess. I’ve been bumping into a number of people over the past few weeks whose presence I’ve known online or by reputation of the things they’ve created or events they’ve run.

I’m enjoying the ease with which the interweb is allowing us to facilitate networking and social opportunities between offline and online worlds – meet in person, catch up over emails, wall-to-wall Facebook posts read what they’re doing right now on Twitter so the next time you meet that person you know them better and feel your up-to-date with their happenings. The bonds are strengthened even though you don’t have as much contact time with these people.

I think that’s kind of cool.

So back to shoes – I’m starting a shoe podcast, I love shoes so it makes sense. Taking my inspiration from Top Gear, Wine Library and the footpaths of Brisbane, keep watching this space for the yet-to-be-named, soon-to-be-awesome, Sarah’s shoe podcast.