Three Cheers for Tania
On Thursday members were treated to a truly inspirational professional development lunch hosted by our Outstanding Business Woman of the Year, Tania Turner from Shine Beauty.
Tania did an amazing job of outlining the benefits of keeping up with technology, as well as how trend analysis from a resource based view could grow their business. What a privilege to hear such detailed and honest insights on how these strategies have returned for her business. It certainly left all who attended with a new mindset for why it is important to adapt to changes in the market.
Tania began by sharing how she started 18 years ago with no money, just a temporary lease and no thoughts about the internet. However, it did not take long before she realised the power and potential of the world wide web.
This innovation transformed Tania‚Äôs business as she began to sell the available spaces at her salons at a discounted rate online. Resulting in online sales becoming greater than individual sales. By investing in her own in-house web development she could collect and analyse a variety of data, such as employee performance, salon productivity, P&L for each Salon, and even the success of her e-birthday campaigns. This technology has been pivotal in growing the business to six luxury beauty salons.
Tania went on to explain the benefits that SCBWN members could achieve by understanding their market. Tania had the table in tears of laughter as she recalled the first time someone asked for a Brazilian‚Ä¶ she did not know what it was but was willing to adapt to meet her clients demands. However, Tania did advise not to chase every fad, but to do your research and follow your gut feeling.
All the ladies who attended were very spoilt as they¬†not only walked away with some amazing insights but were presented with a wonderful gift voucher¬†from Shine Beauty for a free facial.¬† Also a special thanks to Kim Taylor for¬†sharing some of her home grown produce¬†with the ladies. Kim also donated a lucky door prize for a free seat at her next speaking workshop, congratulations to¬†Melissa Gardner who was the lucky winner.
The next Professional Development lunch will be our Young Business Woman of the Year, Rebecca Walker from Signature Roofing and Guttering. Bec will be talking about building your team.
Attendee testimonials from Tania Turner’s¬†Professional Development Lunch
‚ÄúIt was a wonderful lunch and a big thank you to Tania for your amazing insights and down to earth approach to business. You are certainly an inspiration.
In fact, each one of you is an inspiration ‚Äď so thank you!‚ÄĚ Kim Taylor from Ultimate Speaker.
‚ÄúThoroughly loved the Professional Development Lunch hosted by Tania. There is nothing more inspiring to women in business on the Sunshine Coast, than hearing a success story and how it came about, what challenges were experienced and how these were dealt with. Three cheers to you Tania! And thank you for our gift which was extraordinarily kind of you‚ÄĚ Samantha Mackie from From Fuji Xerox Business Centre Sunshine Coast.
‚ÄúThe lunch today was fantastic as always. Hearing from Tania’s professional experiences certainly inspires me in my business to stay current and innovative. Tania delivered so many insights and take aways for me at least. As well as the professional development aspect of the lunch, catching up with so many amazing like-minded women is personally important for balance in my week‚ÄĚ. Lindsey Cox from Wandspro ‚Äď Innovative Outdoor Gear.
‚ÄúTania was a brilliant speaker, well prepared and had no trouble filling the time. I was amazed at her technological foresight and innovation in developing her online booking system that contained insights into every (and I mean literally every) aspect of her business‚ÄĚ. Terri Everest, CBA.
‚ÄúMy own business revolves around making ‚ÄėGood People Great‚Äô‚ÄĚ & it is just so inspiring & fabulous to hear of Tania Turner‚Äôs wonderful journey to success:- from the seeds of Desire & Determination that inspired the very first ¬†salon of holes-in-the-walls- style leased premises 18 years ago, ¬†to owning the building & now today, a prosperous enterprise¬† of 6 highly successful salons that has, aside from many other achievements I am sure,¬† bestowed on Tania Turner & her amazing ‚ÄėShine‚Äô team ¬†¬†an accolade of 3 Business Excellence Awards! ¬†Congratulations Tania! And thank you for sharing your personal story that is truly that of an entrepreneur! I feel very fortunate to have attended the PD Lunch at Tides Waterfront Dining Bulcock Beach Caloundra amongst this wonderful network of women who make up the Sunshine Coast Business Women‚Äôs Network ¬†& to have the opportunity to hear Tania‚Äôs amazing journey!‚ÄĚ Jodie Slade – Leadership Management Australia.