Why You NEED to Know Your Numbers

Just this week, I had to complete my first ever Business Activity Statement (BAS). Depending on whether your business is registered to pay or receive GST (goods and services tax) will determine whether you know of or are required to complete, the BAS. What it reminded me of was two very important things: Know yourContinue reading “Why You NEED to Know Your Numbers”

Minimum Viable Set-Up

I’ve said it before, and I will say it again: getting started is more important than being ready. In truth, if you think that concept sounds scary, that’s because it can be. A lot of us experience perfectionism to some degree, and so the concept of starting before we’re ‘ready’ can create a lot ofContinue reading “Minimum Viable Set-Up”

Business Plans & Business Models: do you really need them?

The answer is yes. Simply put, a Business Model is a document or plan that details the day-to-day operations of a business that are involved in making money. In comparison, a Business Plan has a lot more to do with the structure and context of a business. It will include information such as mission andContinue reading “Business Plans & Business Models: do you really need them?”

How I Accidentally Became a Diesel Mechanic

I wanted to change the content up this week – since we’re still at the beginning stages of this journey together – and share my story of how I became a diesel mechanic, which, by the way, was an accident! I had the opportunity to speak to seven different groups of year 9 students atContinue reading “How I Accidentally Became a Diesel Mechanic”

Business Structure

If you’re interested in watching instead of reading, check out my video at the bottom of the page! Before you can begin any of the admin set-up for your business, you need to decide on a business structure. As I was getting into business with two other people, I went the extra step and soughtContinue reading “Business Structure”

Starting a Mechanical Business.

Despite growing up in a family business and developing a deep passion for the creativity and complexity of business and entrepreneurship, I never saw myself starting a business as a Heavy Vehicle Diesel Mechanic. It may sound counter intuitive – especially as I qualified in the trade after falling in love with the work straightContinue reading “Starting a Mechanical Business.”

My Transition from Automotive to Mining

This year I made the transition from the automotive industry to mining. Translation: I have gone from working on 4.5-tonne trucks to maintaining earthmoving equipment the size of houses! In case you need a visual representation of the scale of the earthmoving equipment: I left behind my work friends, product knowledge, network, and reputation toContinue reading “My Transition from Automotive to Mining”

Becoming a Minority, a memoir.

It was never my intention to make myself a minority. I always had a chip on my shoulder about my upbringing – as does any teenager who gives up their weekends for their parent’s business – but it never drove me to intentionally seek uncommon pathways…