Are you navigating the “valley of death” alone? Isolation and financial distress are the two most common problems faced by entreprenuers as found by a recent RunwayHQ poll. In this Masterclass we have convened experts in financial management and wellbeing to explore proven methods to effectively balance the demands of work and life. Manage your finances, get up to date with the latest ATO legislation and optimise your health to positively effect your performance.
Alison Smith – muMEcations
With a passion for travel and connecting like-minded women to share their journey of motherhood, muMEcations founder Alison is encouraging women to take time out from their Mum-duties and get away for a weekend of rest, relaxation, pampering and total ME-time. muMEcations offers fully coordinated, personalised and escorted packages including accommodation, meals, pampering, destination-specific activities and a bag of Mum-only gifts to take home. muMEcations is hoping to gain corporate sponsorship and funding to provide subsidised trips for women experiencing hardship, and welcomes collaborations with likeminded organisations.
Our experts are:
David Rankin – Financial Management
David Rankin is an author, former Bank Manager and Small Business Specialist with ANZ and Westpac, who founded the Geelong-based budgeting service Sort My Money seven years ago.His business is licensed by ASIC, a member of the financial ombudsman and has won awards for excellent service five years in a row. David appears periodically on Channel 9 in Sydney, contributes to the Geelong Advertiser and his opinion is regularly sought by influential publications, such as the Herald Sun’s Money Saver HQ. The ‘Google Maps for your money’ system, which he has pioneered, is helping Australians to tap into their inner financial guru.
Jamie Robinson – Accounting Practices
Jamie’s experience as a business owner and co-founder has enhanced his skills in business strategy, understanding the customer journey and managing operations effectively to maximise profits. Passionate about all things digital, Jamie seeks to combine this with meaningful work that helps clients grow to reach their full potential at JAR Digital.
He is a highly experienced project manager with a strong record in managing high performing teams that deliver timely, integrated solutions for a range of clients. With experience managing financial operations into the multi-million dollars to starting my own businesses from the ground up.
Paul Smythe and Nicole Sanders (ATO) – Tax Essentials
“Receiving timely information is essential to getting your tax obligations right”. Paul Smythe has almost twenty years’ experience working in the ATO. He has conducted educational and audit activities relating to a wide range of tax legislation.
Nicole Sanders fosters willing participation in the Tax and Superannuation systems through education and guidance. She visits small businesses to provide advice and help with record keeping and issues relevant to their circumstances. There are many tools available for small businesses provided by government and Amanda’s role is to increase awareness of these for those new to business.
Leena & Steve Moxon – Personal & Professional Wellbeing
Lena Moxon is a serial entrepreneur, podcaster and educator with endless energy. Obsessed with fearlessly pursuing a fulfilled life, she pulled the plug on running businesses that were running her into the ground in Sydney And Auckland. Having settled in Geelong, she stands proudly behind a thriving business serving the community, profitable online endeavours and an exciting podcast allowing her to pursue her passions and purpose for profit. She is now educating young entrepreneurs on how to do the same.
Steve Moxon is a Current Middle Weight World Champion Kickboxer and professional Boxer been training and fighting internationally at a professional level for 10 years. Steve is a passionate leader and ambitious entrepreneur in the fitness industry. Having built The Training Room Geelong from the ground up, he spends his time serving his growing community, managing young fighters and has successfully produced and promoted six fight shows in Geelong and Ballarat.
The masterclass will break for lunch from 12 – 1 pm, and again for afternoon tea from 3 – 3:30 pm – so you’ll have time to enjoy some networking whilst nibbling. Catering will be provided.