Simone Milasas has owned a number of businesses and now acts as a business adviser. She shares her insights on managing money, the most common reasons companies get into trouble and the importance of separating your personal expenses from those of your business.
You have been involved in many businesses – can you provide us a brief overview?
The main one is Good Vibes For You – I was travelling around London … writing poetry one day, sitting on the top level of a red double-decker bus and looking around London. It didn’t matter where we were in London: a Middle Eastern community, a white upper-class suburb or low socio-economic complex, there was no happiness. All I kept thinking was that no one seems to be happy. No matter how much money they do or don’t have.
I wanted to change this, so I started writing out some ideas that I had, and that’s how Good Vibes for You came about. I started using stickers and slogans on shirts and just simple things that I thought would change the energy of someone’s day.
The other was a surf label I started when I was living in NSW called The Shak. A shak is another description for a barrel when surfing. We created a whole line of hats with different designs that we perceived as resonating with the surf industry.
I owned another business where I would sell things like moisturisers and spritzer sprays at markets. We made around $3,000 to $10,000 a week and would sell them at places like Bondi Markets on weekends. I created that business for my lifestyle. I realised I wanted a lifestyle that wasn’t corporate, which led to the business.
Joy of Business is my other business, which I have also written a book on. This has grown around the world and I have nine staff members who run the business. I’ve hired other people to help create the business with me.
To read the entire article and the 3 things Simone would tell a budding entrepreneur and business owners about what she has learned along the way go to mybusiness.com.au.
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