First up we had Groovy Granny (a.k.a. Sandra Spence) jump up and tell us about her social entrepreneurial venture to bring nutrition to the world’s malnourished via extreme food makeover parties (and other ways!).
Hilary Cadman then impressed upon us the importance of a good editor – trying to save us all from bloopers that even the big guys make (think Mitt Romney iPhone App “Amercia”). She is a science editor who does a whole lot of work for W.H.O. – she loves the idea of a coworking space so she can get out of the home office and meet people in the flesh.
We also heard from Ian Leach who is one of these awesome people putting back into the community by volunteering his time as a mentor via the Edmund Barton Centre. Ian also has recently moved to Coffs and has a business which specialises in helping organisations fine-tune and optimise their sales messages,processes, techniques, promotions and indeed anything that helps achieve ‘sales excellence’. (Sales Dimension)
Rosa jumped up next (or was she pushed?) to inspire us into healthy living. Couldn’t we all do with a bit more of that in our lives! She is another passionate individual who is setting up her new business to assist us all to reconnect with ourselves and focus on wellness. Her business and website is in development but as part of the service she has a focus on ferments and you can find more about that via facebook at Organic Sauerkraut
Rosa was part of a group of new entrepreneurs brought along by our partners ETC. They can provide a whole host of business assistance from including delivering the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme, one-on-one business assistance, mentoring, and Julianne McKeon manages the Coffs Harbour Innovation Centre.
So thanks to everyone who made it a great day, if you want to be one of the next PITCH-ERS let me know!