Leanne Faulkner understands the pressures small business owners face running their own business. Using her past experience as the founder of skincare company Billie Goat Soap, Leanne now works as a mental health advocate for the small business community. She is often asked to speak or write on this topic.
In 2015 she was the COSBOA Small Business Champion for her work campaigning for mental health resources for small business. In 2016 Fairfax media named her as one of the nine most influential female entrepreneurs for her work in this area. She's passionate about mental health and small business!
Fortitude at Work offers training services to organisations that work with small business clients to help them identify a client in distress.
Leanne lives on the Central Coast NSW, with her family and too many furry friends.
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"You are NOT your business." - Leanne Faulkner
There are a few words related to business start-ups and small business growth that I have come to detest. PIVOT is at the top of my list. For some, it’s discriminatory. For some, it can be disempowering. It risks fostering a bad case of imposter-syndrome in some people (what’s the secret I’m not in on people?).
I’ve been fortunate to be a part of the development of some fantastic resources that support the mental health of small business owners. We’ve come a long way recognising the importance of mentally healthy workplaces during the past ten years. I am grateful to have been a part of this understanding but nowadays I realise that we need more.
We’re small and right now we’re hurting. It’s been tough (and still is) for sole traders to be recognised as operating entities in some states during this pandemic. That has made business ownership especially hard and even more isolating than it might be otherwise.
Leanne Faulkner shares five things you can do in your business that might help with your wellbeing and provide some practical business growth tips.
There are many times when the nuances of small business ownership highlight how different things can be compared to corporate life. That’s not the case, however, when it comes to leading people.
Starting a business is an exciting time, and having a business plan for growth is key to success. However, is your plan complete? You need to cover off more than just sales, marketing and finance.