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



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.


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.”


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