Title: Managing director
Business: Business training and coaching
Total employees: 6
Reporting directly: 6
Karen Quick says she realised her most significant business achievement over the past two years by making Quick Ideas grow from “an idea” to a profitable full-time business. This idea, she says, allowed her to fulfil her goal of building a successful business of her own rather than working for other people while maintaining a successful work/life balance as a mother of two.
The business has just won its first business award, the Swan Hansen 2006 award for the best home-based business.
• A large contributor to her success is continually asking not ‘can it be done?’ but “how can it be done?
• Honesty, integrity, determination and an innate desire to achieve and positively overcome any obstacles or challenges.
• In order to be successful in business you must have a real passion for the job you are doing, the business you represent and, most importantly, your clients.
Ms Quick completed a graduate diploma in sales and marketing and a bachelor of applied sciences from University of Tasmania.
She is currently working to set up a business women’s networking lunch forum focusing on women’s issues.
In the words of Karen Quick’s grandmother: “You can do and be anything you set your mind to. If your heart and soul are in it and you have passion, the world is your oyster.”