20/02/2007 - 22:00

Karen Quick - Quick Ideas

20/02/2007 - 22:00

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Karen Quick - Quick Ideas

Title: Managing director

Business: Business training and coaching

Total employees: 6

Reporting directly: 6

 

Accomplishments

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.

Career guides

• 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.

Personal/community

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.

Top tips

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.”

STANDING BY BUSINESS. TRUSTED BY BUSINESS.

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