30 October 2018
More than 40 local business owners and interested community members were able to learn from a business industry legend at the Small Business Month event, ‘Lunch with Lisa Messenger’ on Friday, 23 October.
Held over lunch at the Gunnedah Band Hall, Australian entrepreneur and author Lisa Messenger spoke openly to the attendees that sometimes all it takes is a good idea and an eye for picking skilled people to succeed.
Gunnedah Shire Council’s Manager Economic Development Charlotte Hoddle said the details Ms Messenger shared of her experiences were “invaluable” to the attendees.
“Lisa is an exceptional speaker and her story engaged everyone who was there,” Ms Hoddle said.
“Attendees learnt about taking risks, opening their minds to creative solutions to problems, and not mourning over failed attempts but using them as a tool to be better.”
Ms Messenger shared that she launched Collective Hub as a print magazine in 2013, with no experience, no degree and no skills other than an idea and a knack for finding the right people who could make things happen.
Collective Hub has since grown into an international multimedia business and lifestyle platform.
“Lisa is unique in that she understands the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in regional NSW, and that is what made her talk so engrossing,” she said.
“The best advice Lisa gave was a challenge the audience members; to get out of their comfort zones and change the way they think about business.”
Lisa Messenger donated a number of her books to the Gunnedah Shire Library, which are now available to borrow.
Photo Caption: Business owners and community members gathered at the Gunnedah Band Hall to hear from media influencer Lisa Messenger.
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