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    Abbey Ridley
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    Hi,

    Today is my first day as a member of Flying Solo, and I have learnt a lot already, so thank you!!

    I have been stewing on a start-up idea for about a year now, and after countless hours of thought, it’s time to take some action.

    I have researched quiet a lot over the past few months l, but the main hurdle is sourcing suppliers and manufacturers in the industry. I would like to source environmentally conscious suppliers and manufacturers only, and would like to support Australian businesses as much as possible.

    Can anyone please assist in pointing me in the right direction?

    thanks so much.

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    Rowan@quaotic
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    Welcome Abbey. I’m sure you have come across this site in your research, but in case you haven’t: http://www.australianmade.com.au where you can find Australian made product manufacturers.
    It will be harder to find manufacturers that are both Australian and environmentally friendly (depending on your definition) but don’t be afraid to email them to ask if they have or can make products that you are comfortable with. People are often pretty helpful when you get in touch.

    Anyway, let us know how to get along :)

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    Paul – FS Concierge
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    Hi And Welcome to Flying Solo Abbey.

    It is great to have you!

    Without being judgemental, do you want the kind of suppliers you are looking for because it reflects your values or have you researched possible customer types and the amount of money they would be willing to spend on your product?

    Cheers

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    bb1
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    Paul – FS Concierge, post: 269735, member: 78928 wrote:
    Without being judgemental, do you want the kind of suppliers you are looking for because it reflects your values or have you researched possible customer types and the amount of money they would be willing to spend on your product?

    Cheers

    Paul, one of the best questions I have seen on this forum for ages, to many people go into a business because it matches their values or ideals, which is very noble. But the problem is their potential customer don’t have the same ideals, and aren’t prepared to spend the extra dollars, so the business goes down the tubes, but I guess at least they are environmentally friendly tubes.

    It comes back to research, research, research not an overnight thought bubble

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