After moving from hairdressing to hospitality, Shannon realised her dream was to provide nutritious plant-based meals to the people of the Sunshine Coast. Shannon had been on her own health journey after significant digestive challenges and wanted to find the best way to educate others that Mother Nature can provide everything required to lead a healthy, happy life.
She asked around for her friends’ experiences with the Self-Employment Assistance program (previously New Business Assistance with NEIS)program and after hearing the overwhelming positive feedback from those that completed the program with Sarina Russo Entrepreneurs (SRE), Shannon decided to finally go for it and signed up with SRE.
From the moment she started working on her business plan with her Business Coach Erwin; she appreciated his positive influence, attention to detail and ability to break down larger activities into bite sized tasks. After three weeks working on her plan, Shannon’s vision for her business was clear and she started making moves to bring Little Green Heart into reality.
Throughout the program, Erwin kept Shannon grounded and supported her when she was overwhelmed. Because of his mentorship, she felt like she was able to follow through with her vision and bring Little Green Heart to fruition. Shannon whole-heartedly believes that if it wasn’t for SRE, Self-Employment Assistance and her trainers then Little Green Heart would not be experiencing the success it currently is.
She recommends Self-Employment Assistance and SRE to anyone serious about bringing their dream to life but needs a little extra support and guidance. For more information about Shannon’s products or her story, check out Little Green Heart.
Want help to manage and grow your small business?
Sarina Russo offers accredited small business training that can help turn your business idea into reality. In conjunction with the Self-Employment Assistance program, Sarina Russo Entrepreneurs enables Australians to set up and run their own small business. The Self-Employment Assistance is 100% Australian Government funded.
Sarina Russo Entrepreneurs supports candidates as they complete BSB42618 Certificate IV in New Small Business. During this, candidates create a comprehensive business plan and a two-year financial cash forecast. SRE Trainers provide meaningful mentoring for the first twelve months.
Eligible candidates receive the training and support to create a viable business plan, in addition to obtaining a BSB42618 Certificate IV in New Small Business.
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