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How to Have, Enjoy, and Maintain a Side Hustle

March 18, 2021

…and we’re BACK!

After a bumpy start to 2021, we’re pleased to announce that we’re now holding this event (with bells AND whistles) on March 18th.

Side hustle | sʌɪd  ˈhʌs(ə)l |


Any side job that helps you make some extra cash or even just a niche that you’ve decided to develop. Side-hustles can range from selling home-made jewellery to freelance work, or even an internship or volunteer experience. Typically, side-hustles stem from a passion, skill, or hobby that you’ve decided to take to the next level and possibly even use to generate some revenue. (source: thnichemovement.com)

These days it seems like everyone has a side hustle that they’re doing alongside their main gig.

Some of us dream of quitting our day jobs and turning our side hustle into our main hustle, whilst others are simply happy with the fulfilment that side hustling provides.

Join us as we bring together a panel of 4 diverse hustlers, who are keen to share their knowledge, experiences and hustling journeys.

So if you’re keen on finding out what it takes to have, keep, and maintain a side hustle (or even turn it into a main hustle), then make sure you come along.

Arrive at 5:30 for a 5:45pm start. The panel discussion will go for about 1 hour, with a 30 minute Q & A afterwards – so please bring any hustling questions you may have.


Al and Imo

Al and Imo

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Al and Imo are producers of handmade furniture which they craft with love from quality, locally sourced timber. They are also a husband and wife duo who are proudly self-taught furniture-makers, business owners, designers and stylists. DIY runs in their DNA, and they’re big advocates for sustainable living, and sharing their secrets to success. Based on the Surf Coast, Al and Imo made the leap from side hustling to all-in hustling 3 years ago, and they haven’t looked back! They are building their dream life one DIY project at a time.

Belinda Eden

Belinda Eden

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Passionately serving her community through the ‘big 3’ of customer service – retail, beauty, and hospitality – Belinda Eden has quite literally seen it all – (and we’re not just talking about her earlier venture as a Brazilian waxer) 

Despite falling pregnant just two weeks after opening her first home-based business, it expanded as quickly as her belly; becoming a 5 staff store front salon which went on to win awards for excellence in the area.

Success aside, the natural ups & downs of 20 years in the business took a heady toll on Belinda’s mental health.

Choosing happiness above all, she bid adieu to 20 years in the hair & beauty industry to ruffle the feathers of the business development & marketing sector.

An ever evolving entrepreneur, Belinda then went on to fund the bootstrap staffing solution enterprise ‘Troop Employment’– providing externally sourced staff for bars, restaurants, and cafés.

The inevitable toll of the pandemic however, saw Belinda pivot within her industry and has now refined her company to its current status as Troop Events, which combine two of Belinda’s passions: events and community.

In conjunction with her knack for building relationships and connections, Belinda also enjoys mentoring startups, with a focus on supporting women in business. 

Ellen Burns

Ellen Burns

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Ellen is the creator of We Bar None.

She first had the idea for the business when she was living and working in Canada in 2013. They had a huge range of healthy convenience foods which put Australia to shame. Ellen started making healthy snacks for herself, recipe testing and doing some deep research on nutrition. By the time she got back to Australia, she was ready to hit the ground running, and has been operating her business full time since 2015. In 2018 Ellen even became the first Victorian business to use 100% home compostable wrappers on her energy bars.

Her goal is to create snacks that are: delicious, nutritious, filling, ethical, and fit within a wide range of dietary choices and requirements.


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March 18
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEDT
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Runway Geelong
33 Mackey Street
North Geelong, Victoria 3215 Australia
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