Flying Solo: Who we are and what we do


Home to a thriving community of over 65,000 solo and micro businesses, Flying Solo is a source of information, advice
and inspiration for Australian business owners. To discover how you and your solo business can benefit from joining the
community, check out our guide for newbies or click here to explore free member benefits.

Flying Solo hosts Australia’s most active online small business discussion forums; runs a program of meetups around the country (outlined in the Flying Solo Guide to Meetups); stages events (Work in the Nude Day being one); partners with Government and the private sector; frequently contributes opinion and commentary to the media and gauges the pulse of the solo nation with detailed research surveys.

Meet the core team behind Flying Solo in the video below, and get a feel for the philosophy that underpins the community.



Robert Gerrish, Head Honcho

The founder of Flying Solo, our in-house show pony and lover of chairs.
He splits his time between his home base and our Sydney office. Read more on LinkedIn.


Sam Leader, Mojo Manager

Lives in beautiful Mullumbimby and is in charge of operations both
within Flying Solo and her family of five. 
Read more on LinkedIn.





Peter Crocker, Ad Man

Looks after marketing and advertising and speaks broken geek to our tech peeps.
He lives in Sydney’s northern beaches with his wife and two girls. 
Read more on LinkedIn.


Jodie McLeod, Editor on Leave

A serious foodie and marathon runner, Jodie works from an idyllic home office in the Blue Mountains and pops into town regularly if only to visit Sydney’s restaurants.





Lucinda Lions, Editor at Large

Social media extraordiaire, chocolate lover and editor of all things solo business,
Lucinda brings energy and joy to the whole community.


Jayne Tancred, Forum Concierge

The ruling queen of our forums, a natuoropath and concoctor of flower essences with a growing business working from Sydney’s northern beaches.






Dave Gillen, Forum Fella

You'll find Dave lurking on the forums most days of the week and working on
top secret member education and marketing missions.


Lisa Crocker, Membership Maven

Peter’s sister works as our member manager and web content extraordinaire, and has her own copy editing biz.






Jennifer Tumanda, Admin Angel

No job too big or small, Jennifer works tirelessly behind the scenes to keep
things running smoothly.  


Richard Jenner, Designer

Our designer and brand man, responsible for making us look the part. Rich lives in Melbourne and is still figuring out how to juggle work and family.






Alex Pooley, Techy

Alex and the guys at Brown Beagle are based in Perth and tinker away expertly creating magic in the mysterious back end of our site.





Flying Solo’s philosophy is captured in the following:


This stirring article (and 4 min audio) on being a soul trader that is also captured in this nifty, little poster - ideal decoration for all '3rd bedroom dwellers'

- Our vision and values document, as relevant now as when it was created in 2005

- This podcast recorded in August 2012, where Robert talks to Aspire Radio and shares the Flying Solo story

- The soloist’s manifesto, extracted from our bestselling book Flying Solo – How to go it alone in business

- The book itself, which you can order here.

Like to join us for free? Come on in!








Flying Solo is proud to support Club Kidpreneur in teaching and inspiring tomorrow's soloists!
Club Kidpreneur is a not-for-profit social enterprise encouraging entrepreneurial thinking in kids around the world.








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  Payments are processed securely via PayPal. For annual membership we also accept invoice payment via EFT. Contact us