It is difficult to know where to start, so I have drawn from some of the words that others have said or written about me over the years. Quite simply, I am a passionate and committed business enthusiast, specialising in business valuation and sales. I am currently completing my Accountancy degree to take my authority and skills as a business valuer to the next level. In addition to working with hundreds of business owners to help them prepare and sell their business, I have also started and sold my own businesses. I did this mostly as a working single mum, and although I don’t expect any accolades, I simply want to acknowledge the difficulties of managing self-care, parenthood, business ownership and study into a 24 hour cycle.
For the past 17 years, I have started a few businesses, but I am most proud to be Director of Zoom in Business Pty Ltd where I am Publishing Editor of Zoom in Business Magazine (which is entering its 11th year of publication). I have also recently designed and released the popular series “Let’s talk business. How to start, buy, grow, value, sell and close a business” and “90 Day Business Challenge”. I am an avid writer/blogger and love to help small business owners understand the often overlooked “business” of business.
With hundreds of hours of attending and facilitating personal development workshops, training, mentoring, studying and networking, I have developed a ‘win-win’ attitude and optimism balanced with a healthy dose of excellent business acumen. I have worked closely with fellow professionals, hundreds of clients and the best facilitators in Australia who have run their own business or have experience in running a business and team.
My core strengths are determining value and risk in a business. I have a thirst for knowledge and self-education through people, reading, listening, watching and applying new ideas and embracing opportunities. This philosophy has become a very important and significant part of my own development and the development of others I employ/work with. My team are outstanding professionals who also strive to be exceptional business owners/entrepreneurs.
Keeping value always at the forefront in my transactions, I have learned the process of trademarking my own brands (Bizrich and Zoom in Business) which has created significant value in my own company.
I am definitely a ‘business-for-life student’, always reading, studying, reviewing and applying information from the hundreds of books, seminars, courses and classes I have attended over the years. This approach brings great value and leverage to my students and clients.
As a licensed Business Broker, Registered Business Valuer and trusted advisor to hundreds of business owners, my core purpose is to empower them. Above anything else in business, my greatest joy is to see people create businesses that work FOR them instead of BECAUSE of them and I have proved this myself time and time again always leading by example with a passionate and enthusiastic attitude to achieving goals.
This blog is largely written from my many years of first-hand experience as an employee, manager, start up business owner and entrepreneur who has purchased, started and sold my own businesses, as well as being a trusted advisor, valuer and broker selling businesses for others.
My ambition is driven from a desire to see business owners operate profitable and saleable businesses through empowerment, education and action. Along with my 21 year old daughter, we have made a home for ourselves in Townsville, Queensland, Australia where we are surrounded by family and friends and where we are both devoted to business-for-life learning and building a school for the business-minded.
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