This week we're having a cuppa with Belinda Jennings from Australian Baby Bargains. She’s giving Aussie mums an online market place to buy and sell pre-loved infant and children's items. The online community encourages mums to reach out and support each other, while also having a laugh!
Who would you like to have a cuppa with and why? Also, what would you have in the cuppa?
Ita Buttrose. She's been such an integral part of the Australian media and did so much to empower and encourage women in business. I saw her recently at a Business Chicks breakfast and sat there, in awe, of just how much she has achieved. Incredibly inspiring!
What's your elevator pitch?
Australian Baby Bargains connect mums! We offer a highly powerful and engaging community for mums to buy & sell their preloved baby & kids gear for FREE! Our community connects from all corners of the country to laugh, support, engage and empower. In addition, we offer a range of highly effective advertising opportunities to connect business with our mums through a range of cost effective advertising packages.
What word describes you?
What are the Top 2 things you’d like to have done by the age of 70?
Jump out of a plane at 18,000 feet and Scuba Dive in the Red Sea at Sharm el Sheikh, off the stunning Egyptian Coast.
What makes your business great?
I love that we help thousands of families save money every week, connect mums from all corners of the country in a safe online environment and encourage them to reach out, share and support each other through the typical (and not so typical) challenges we face as parents. Oh, and we have a lot of fun along the way too because life's too short to be too serious!
Your wow moment?
Being chosen from 137 applicants in 17 countries to participate in Innovyz START, Adelaide's very first tech accelerator program which commenced in May. I knew it was the beginning of a life changing journey, for myself as a CEO and for our company about to expand nationally, having access to world class mentors throughout the program and the opportunity to leverage valuable support and guidance for the next 3 months.
Best business tip?
Don’t underestimate the power of excellent customer service and how that will impact customer loyalty and brand recognition.
Biggest challenge at the moment?
Managing growth and developing a team that has what it takes to take us to the next level and beyond.
Dream for the future?
For Australian Baby Bargains to be a household name and one of the leading online parenting communities in Australia.
What makes you laugh?
Laughter is food for the soul – I love to laugh! I can't say no to a good stand-up comedian…especially live! Stephen K Amos - whilst he's colourful, he's hilarious!
How does the Women in Focus community contribute to your business, your life?
It allows me to connect and engage with women in business plus it provides valuable opportunities to network and learn from businesses that may have ordinarily been outside my usual network.
Thought of the day?
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