We ask the tough questions
What's the biggest thing you've learnt this year?
Make the most of every opportunity.
What's the best bit of feedback you've ever had?
Thank you. You've helped me understand my business so much better than I did before.
Do you have a party trick/hidden talent?
Baking and decorating/icing cakes – it is challenging but great fun.
What’s the cheapest, most effective bit of marketing you’ve ever done?
In my last job I worked with a lovely lady. As it happened her son's business needed some help implementing the ISO9001 Quality Management Systems framework. Going to work every day and doing my job well was all the marketing I needed.
What’s the best thing about being a soloist? And the worst thing?
The best thing is that you are in charge. The worst thing is also that you are in charge – it can be daunting making business decisions sometimes.
What’s the best piece of business advice you’ve ever been given?
Believe in yourself.
What music are you listening to at the moment?
My daughters are obsessed with Gangnam Style – it is basically on repeat. Arrrggh!
What do you love most about running your own business?
I love having the flexibility to work closely with and adapt to our clients' needs instead of being bound by the restrictions and rigidity of working in a larger company.
What book are you reading?
SEO Secrets by Glenn Murray.
If you could improve one thing about your work, what would it be?
A bigger desk. It is a little crowded.
How did your school report describe you (in three words)?
A pleasure to teach (my mother still laughs when I remind her of that!).
And now comes the plug!
What do you do? Who for? And how does it benefit them?
We advise and assist businesses to establish their business systems, from developing procedures or forms to implementing the ISO9001 Quality Management System standard in preparation for certification. Additionally we also assist businesses to achieve accreditation (health/scientific/forensic/testing/calibration), provide a business analysis service and recommend practical and achievable improvement strategies. We also provide tailored software solutions to support business processes and better manage business data.
And where can we find out more?
- Flying Solo Directory: logiqa.flyingsolo.com.au
- My website: www.logiqa.com.au
- LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/marygardam
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