AMANDA DIAZ BUSINESS ADVISOR BRISBANE
MY OWN ‘WHY x HOW’ JOURNEY
There was a time that my business owned me. The gift in this was taking back control to “own” it. I started my own journey by questioning my own ‘WHY’. It all began one night when I owned my cleaning business in Brisbane. I sat upright in bed and said aloud to my husband, “Are we actually making any money?”.
That one question started an avalanche of questions. Once I had the answers to them, I started building my ‘HOW’ to get back the power I knew I had when I first started my business.
All this has led to me to passionately help other small businesses fix their business to build a better business.
When we work together, I offer you more than just mentoring in business. I also get in there and help. I’m part business advisor, part operations management consultant and 100% behind you to get your ‘WHY’ back.
INSPIRING YOUR ‘WHY’
I ask you, what’s your ‘WHY’ vision and what do you love about your business life? Are you delivering glitter or dust?
My goal now is to inspire and help mums and dads, sole traders, other business owners to flip your script so you get back to doing what YOU love. What is that? You could love doing admin, sales, production, front of house, back of house, quoting, tenders, networking… pick your passion and that is your new role.
Once you choose, that’s where you’ll achieve the greatest success. Gone are the days of business owners being forced into situations where they need to wear multiple hats all the time.
Log out on Friday, close your laptop and when you log in on Monday morning your script will change.
FOUR THINGS WHY I LOVE ABOUT HELPING SMALL BUSINESSES LIKE YOURS
Working with business owners to flip their script for a better business & life.
I love helping people find their ‘WHY’ again & seeing their joy.
I’ve been there and done that. I know the pitfalls.
I love, love, love processes that get rid of time vampires.
I'VE 'WALKED THE WALK' IN OWNING & RUNNING MY OWN SMALL BUSINESSES
Jorge Athletico, Director and Investor 2020 - current
Ethically sourced and sustainable sports clothing, Jorge Athletico launched early in 2020 amidst the Covid19 Crisis. Having successfully navigated what others would call a ‘road block’, Jorge is forging ahead through a unique business model at an exponential rate.
Ethical Zinc, Cofounder and investor in Ethical Zinc sunscreen 2018 - current
Ethical Zinc was created to provide natural sun safety protection with no compromises. It’s now with over 1000 stockists throughout Australia and internationally in just 18 short months. It was created by 3 passionate founders. We first became involved in the manufacturing of specialty zinc oxide through a substantial shareholding in an Australian company that invented the original process for clear zinc as we know it today. Not all sunscreens are created equal. Ethical Zinc’s natural clear zinc sunscreen leverages over 20 years of research and development from our technology partners.
Star Express Cleaning, Owner and Managing Director 2009 - 2020
After taking the business over from my husband (because I could do it better), I grew Star Express Cleaning into a highly profitable independent business. After finding my ‘WHY x HOW’, I implemented a clear and defined growth path for Star Express to become a professional and cleaning maintenance company like no other. Through this growth path came the opportunity to employ new staff and create a positive impact in the local and greater Brisbane economy. With ever-increasing revenue, implementation of compliance systems, adopting new ways to automate operations and developing multiple field teams – whilst adapting and refining a sustainable business model, I sold Star Express in early 2020.
Autoglam, Founder and owner - 2009
This was my first partnership import business in 2009. I sold $80,000 worth of bling stickers within the first 12 months, selling to auto barn stores, Australia Zoo retail outlets and other retail giftware giants. I sold the business a year later for a profit and enjoyed the lessons learned and my first real taste in an entrepreneur’s world.