In this new video series we bring you the stories from our clients’ business journeys as they share their passions and overcome challenges every day.
Navigating the business world can be tricky at the best of times and then add in COVID-19, many small business owners have had to reassess their ways of working and seek additional support to help wade through these uncertain times.
We wanted to share some of our clients’ inspirational business stories, the way they have been impacted by COVID-19 and the positive, supported steps, they are taking to recovery.
In this series, Road to Recovery, we are going to follow our clients over the next few months as they share their journey through the pandemic and beyond.
We hope their stories inspire you to keep going, reach out if you need assistance, and share your story.
Meet Ming | Illustrator and Writer, Mega-soar-us Alice Springs, Central Australia
Ming is an illustrator and writer and approached Many Rivers for support in producing a second edition of her Children’s Book, Mega-soar-us. COVID-19 has added a few hurdles along the way. Part of the Many Rivers family since August 2019, here Ming shares her story of pivoting from running workshops and launching the book at a festival over Easter, to the online space.
Mega-soar-us, is an inspirational story about educating, empowering and enhancing the lives of children to find their purpose and destiny through learning the Kanyini principles a legacy left by Uncle Bob Randall.
The Kanyini Principles include;
1. TJUKURPA…. Creation of Dreamtime
2. NGURAH…. Connection with land, home, place or mother
3. KURUNPA…. Sprit, soul, psyche
4. WALYTJA…. Family, kinship
Ming’s Many Rivers business coach is Tiani Cook.
Meet Morgan | Art Experience, Open Hands Creative, Perth WA
Open Hands Creative is an art experience business that offers creative, eco-friendly workshops, immersive events, and community connection.
Morgan strongly believes in bringing like-minded people together and forming an open community that gives back to our planet.
When COVID-19 hit, she could no longer bring people together to learn and create, so she had to think of different ways for people to get creative together. Watch Morgan as she talks through her experience and explores new revenue streams.
Morgan’s Many Rivers business coach is Colin Long
Meet Betti | Artist, Betti Oliver Designz, Cairns QLD
An artist who usually sells her pieces during weekend markets in both Cairns and Port Douglas, Betti has experienced a dramatic fall in sales with the markets closing and the decrease in tourists.
Betti, part of the Many Rivers family since December 2018, here shares her challenges through these unprecedented times with her slowing sales and motivation.
Follow Betti on her Facebook page @orchid.plazaartz where she shares her new art successes and sometimes fails.
Watch Betti’s journey below or on YouTube here.
Betti’s Many Rivers business coach is Jenny Carmichel.
We want to encourage more and more people to share their stories and take that first step towards building on their business ideas, or their existing business.
We’re here to support you the whole way.
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