AND we have our winners! A huge CONGRATULATIONS to our 3 awesome Flying Solo Small Businesses of 2020! Now, come and meet them…🎉
1. Flying Solo Small Business Of The Year
A business where dolls are made by women artisans from their homes in the developing world, providing sustained employment and financial independence, founded by Mana Simpson!
Note from Lucy: “Mana received an overwhelming number of votes for her small business and it’s easy to see why! Her passion for helping to empower women all over the world is inspiring and the dolls she creates for kids are a fantastic sustainable alternative in a very, very popular market. Well done, Mana! Here’s to seeing more from you in 2021 :)”
2. Flying Solo Victorian Small Business Of The Year
Just Believe Fit
Dedicated local fitness centre in Thornbury, Victoria. Pilates, Barre, Yoga classes designed to work the whole body, mind & soul, founded by Marisa Lawlor.
Note from Lucy: “Marisa has been an incredibly positive and enthusiastic voice for the Flying Solo community this year! Even two rounds of COVID lockdown couldn’t knock the wind from her sails. She’s an incredibly generous presence among her own Victorian community and her energy and passion for good health is infectious. Well done, Marisa!”
3. Flying Solo Rural Small Business Of The Year
The Rural Copywriter
Specialising in SEO Website Copywriting & Content Marketing for Agriculture & regional businesses, who want to thrive online, regardless of location, founded by Sarah Walkerden.
Note from Lucy: “Rural women in small business have been a powerful force in 2020 and I have absolutely loved sharing their stories with the Flying Solo community. Sarah is a brilliant example of what makes this niche corner of our market so brilliant: an expert in her field, generous with her skills and working to support rural businesses just like her own, to thrive. Congratulations on your award, Sarah! We look forward to working more together next year.”