40 episodes

A Friend of Mine is a series of conversations with some incredible and inspiring women in business from regional and rural Australia.

Whether you’re starting out in business and wondering how to go from side hustle to full time or you’re looking for ways to expand on what you’ve already established, A Friend of Mine will take a deep dive into the nitty gritty to help you along your journey.

Let us introduce you to some amazing female entrepreneurs who will share their experience and knowledge of what it takes to start, grow and scale a successful business.

Connect with OAK Magazine on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/oakmagazineau] and Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/oakmagazineau]

For more inspiring stories, visit OAK Magazine website [https://www.oakmagazine.com.au]

A Friend of Mine is proudly produced by OAK Magazine. Hosted by Kimberley Furness, Founder + Editor, OAK Magazine.

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A Friend of Mine OAK Magazine

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

A Friend of Mine is a series of conversations with some incredible and inspiring women in business from regional and rural Australia.

Whether you’re starting out in business and wondering how to go from side hustle to full time or you’re looking for ways to expand on what you’ve already established, A Friend of Mine will take a deep dive into the nitty gritty to help you along your journey.

Let us introduce you to some amazing female entrepreneurs who will share their experience and knowledge of what it takes to start, grow and scale a successful business.

Connect with OAK Magazine on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/oakmagazineau] and Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/oakmagazineau]

For more inspiring stories, visit OAK Magazine website [https://www.oakmagazine.com.au]

A Friend of Mine is proudly produced by OAK Magazine. Hosted by Kimberley Furness, Founder + Editor, OAK Magazine.

This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

    A studio of happiness and hope with Patrina Roberts

    A studio of happiness and hope with Patrina Roberts

    Welcome to a special episode in celebration of International Women’s Day. This episode is proudly sponsored by Sarah Henney from https://www.henneycfo.com.au/ (HenneyCFO).
    Patrina Roberts and her family have a motto, ‘Always rainbows after rain… and then dance in the sunshine.’
    It’s a motto their family adopted 11 years ago when their eldest was diagnosed with Leukaemia. Those words have provided strength and knowledge that life is so very short and such a gift.
    Patrina recalls having to push through some very dark days, working three jobs to pay back the debt encountered to get treatment in Sydney which was over 500kms away from their home in Wagga Wagga.
    One day, Patrina’s husband came home from his work as a courier to tell her about the perfect store he found in Junee, NSW. In 24 hours, Patrina had made a decision and within two weeks they began working on the fit out and opened Studio On Sunshine, a handmade boutique.
    The business was open barley eight months before COVID hit Australia. It was an uphill battle to keep the doors open as the business unfortunately didn’t qualify for most grants. But Patrina and the business came out the other side thriving and more importantly, she has found balance and happiness.
    Patrina shares with us her family’s personal journey, what it took to open a business and why they chose Junee specifically, the importance of creativity and more.
    Meet my friend Patrina.
    ABOUT OUR SPONSOR HENNEYCFOSarah Henney from HenneyCFO is empowering women to make confident financial decisions with her new flagship program https://bit.ly/3hAnMRx (Bookkeeping for Profit). This unique online bookkeeping and business course includes weekly support and access to a community of like minded business women from rural and regional areas.
    Learn how to make your business finance and bookkeeping fun, simple and work for you. Sign up for Sarah's https://sarah-henney-6475.mykajabi.com/bizfinance-masterclass-waitlist (Know Your Numbers) masterclass.
    Visit HenneyCFO https://www.henneycfo.com.au/ (Website) or find Sarah on https://www.instagram.com/henneycfo/ (Instagram)
    ABOUT OAK MAGAZINEThis episode was hosted by Kimberley Furness, founder + editor of OAK Magazine.
    OAK Magazine is a proudly independent print publication dedicated to sharing stories and amplifying voices of female entrepreneurs and women in business in regional and rural Australia.
    Founded in Bendigo, this quarterly publication is filled with expertise, insights and small business guidance from driven, inspiring and successful local women.
    Stay social and connect with OAK Magazine on https://www.facebook.com/oakmagazineau (Facebook) andhttps://instagram.com/oakmagazineau ( Instagram).
    For more inspiring stories, visit OAK Magazine https://www.oakmagazine.com.au/ (website).
    Hosted by Kimberley Furness, Founder + Editor, OAK Magazine.


    This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

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    • 38 min
    Overcoming self limiting beliefs with Cas Watene

    Overcoming self limiting beliefs with Cas Watene

    Welcome to a special episode in celebration of International Women’s Day. This episode is proudly sponsored by Sarah Henney from https://www.henneycfo.com.au/ (HenneyCFO).
    Cas Watene left her 9-5 job at 20 when she became too sick from her first pregnancy to keep working. She devoted her early 20s to raising her four kids.
    Cas started in network marketing in 2013 quickly rising to top sales person in Australia with the company and earning incentive trips and decent commissions.
    In 2018, she stumbled into cake decorating with no skills or qualifications and launched https://www.cascakery.com/welcome (Cas’s Cakery). She has now built a reputable business locally in Emerald, Queensland, and internationally with more than 240K followers on Instagram.
    Cas set a goal to earn enough so her husband could leave his mine job which she recently achieved.
    Cas shares with us her journey, bringing her husband into the business and creating passive income through stencils and online courses. She also talks very honestly about her self limiting beliefs like imposter syndrome, fear of failure, trying to be a perfectionist, feeling like a fraud because she was self taught.
    Meet my friend Cas, from Cas's Cakery.
    ABOUT OUR SPONSOR HENNEYCFOSarah Henney from HenneyCFO is empowering women to make confident financial decisions with her new flagship program https://bit.ly/3hAnMRx (Bookkeeping for Profit). This unique online bookkeeping and business course includes weekly support and access to a community of like minded business women from rural and regional areas.
    Learn how to make your business finance and bookkeeping fun, simple and work for you. Sign up for Sarah's https://sarah-henney-6475.mykajabi.com/bizfinance-masterclass-waitlist (Know Your Numbers) masterclass.
    Visit HenneyCFO https://www.henneycfo.com.au/ (Website) or find Sarah on https://www.instagram.com/henneycfo/ (Instagram)
    ABOUT OAK MAGAZINEThis episode was hosted by Kimberley Furness, founder + editor of OAK Magazine.
    OAK Magazine is a proudly independent print publication dedicated to sharing stories and amplifying voices of female entrepreneurs and women in business in regional and rural Australia.
    Founded in Bendigo, this quarterly publication is filled with expertise, insights and small business guidance from driven, inspiring and successful local women.
    Stay social and connect with OAK Magazine on https://www.facebook.com/oakmagazineau (Facebook) andhttps://instagram.com/oakmagazineau ( Instagram).
    For more inspiring stories, visit OAK Magazine https://www.oakmagazine.com.au/ (website).
    Hosted by Kimberley Furness, Founder + Editor, OAK Magazine.


    This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

    Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

    • 45 min
    Following creative pursuits with photographer Leslie Carvitto

    Following creative pursuits with photographer Leslie Carvitto

    Welcome to a special episode in celebration of International Women’s Day. This episode is proudly sponsored by Sarah Henney from https://www.henneycfo.com.au/ (HenneyCFO).
    Four years ago, https://www.lesliecarvitto.com/ (Leslie Carvitto) left a 9-5 digital marketing job for her own creative pursuits and she refers to it as ‘one of the best decisions of my life’.
    While she was working at the digital marketing agency, Leslie started experimenting with photography and writing. She began defining herself as a multi-passionate creative, and started to let go of the idea that she needed to grow up and out of her idea of what a successful life should look like.
    Leslie’s intuition grew louder and she knew there was something more waiting for her.
    Leslie and her husband moved to Australia shortly before the country, and more specifically Victoria, was sent in lockdown. Still she forged on and built a new business in a new country.
    On Wadarrung Land, Leslie creates vibrant and authentic imagery for female business owners and conscious creatives.
    Leslie shares with us her business journey, why she initially - and intentionally - said yes to every opportunity, the importance of asking for reviews and building community, why branding is important for your business and lots more business advice.
    Meet my friend Leslie.
    ABOUT OUR SPONSOR HENNEYCFOSarah Henney from HenneyCFO is empowering women to make confident financial decisions with her new flagship program https://bit.ly/3hAnMRx (Bookkeeping for Profit). This unique online bookkeeping and business course includes weekly support and access to a community of like minded business women from rural and regional areas.
    Learn how to make your business finance and bookkeeping fun, simple and work for you. Sign up for Sarah's https://sarah-henney-6475.mykajabi.com/bizfinance-masterclass-waitlist (Know Your Numbers) masterclass.
    Visit HenneyCFO https://www.henneycfo.com.au/ (Website) or find Sarah on https://www.instagram.com/henneycfo/ (Instagram)
    ABOUT OAK MAGAZINEThis episode was hosted by Kimberley Furness, founder + editor of OAK Magazine.
    OAK Magazine is a proudly independent print publication dedicated to sharing stories and amplifying voices of female entrepreneurs and women in business in regional and rural Australia.
    Founded in Bendigo, this quarterly publication is filled with expertise, insights and small business guidance from driven, inspiring and successful local women.
    Stay social and connect with OAK Magazine on https://www.facebook.com/oakmagazineau (Facebook) andhttps://instagram.com/oakmagazineau ( Instagram).
    For more inspiring stories, visit OAK Magazine https://www.oakmagazine.com.au/ (website).
    Hosted by Kimberley Furness, Founder + Editor, OAK Magazine.


    This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

    Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

    • 51 min
    Building resilience after great loss with Linda Goldspink-Lord

    Building resilience after great loss with Linda Goldspink-Lord

    Welcome to a special episode in celebration of International Women’s Day. This episode is proudly sponsored by Sarah Henney from https://www.henneycfo.com.au/ (HenneyCFO).
    After years as a CEO in the not-for-profit sector, Linda Goldspink-Lord quit the safety net of her job when her health took a turn for the worse.
    In 2012, Linda experienced every parent's worst nightmare when her daughter Molly was killed in a tragic accident on their property in the Illawarra.
    Having also recently lost her mother, and suffered major health problems of her own, Linda had to find a way out of the darkness, back to the light.
    Trying to recover from grief, Linda explored how her health was having an impact on her mental wellbeing. She looked into links between the gut and the brain, and made some big lifestyle changes.
    When her horses were struggling with their overall health, Linda looked into gut health for horses and so https://poseidon-equine.com/ (Poseidon Equine) was born - scientifically formulated gut health supplements for horses.
    After that came Poseidon Canine - gut health support for dogs. And then https://saint-sinner.com.au/ (Saint + Sinner) alcoholic kombucha.
    Linda shares with us her story of building resilience after great loss, and why she'd never go back to the 9 to 5. And how she's built a business with purpose, and in partnership with her family. So many great tips and insight into running a business.
    Meet my friend Linda; business woman, author, speaker and incredible storyteller.
    Read Linda's book https://lindagoldspinklord.com/ (Crawling Through The Darkness).
    ABOUT OUR SPONSOR HENNEYCFOSarah Henney from HenneyCFO is empowering women to make confident financial decisions with her new flagship program https://bit.ly/3hAnMRx (Bookkeeping for Profit). This unique online bookkeeping and business course includes weekly support and access to a community of like minded business women from rural and regional areas.
    Learn how to make your business finance and bookkeeping fun, simple and work for you. Sign up for Sarah's https://sarah-henney-6475.mykajabi.com/bizfinance-masterclass-waitlist (Know Your Numbers) masterclass.
    Visit HenneyCFO https://www.henneycfo.com.au/ (Website) or find Sarah on https://www.instagram.com/henneycfo/ (Instagram)
    ABOUT OAK MAGAZINEThis episode was hosted by Kimberley Furness, founder + editor of OAK Magazine.
    OAK Magazine is a proudly independent print publication dedicated to sharing stories and amplifying voices of female entrepreneurs and women in business in regional and rural Australia.
    Founded in Bendigo, this quarterly publication is filled with expertise, insights and small business guidance from driven, inspiring and successful local women.
    Stay social and connect with OAK Magazine on https://www.facebook.com/oakmagazineau (Facebook) andhttps://instagram.com/oakmagazineau ( Instagram).
    For more inspiring stories, visit OAK Magazine https://www.oakmagazine.com.au/ (website).
    Hosted by Kimberley Furness, Founder + Editor, OAK Magazine.


    This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

    Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

    • 42 min
    The legal side of business with Sarah Gee from Curium Legal

    The legal side of business with Sarah Gee from Curium Legal

    Welcome to a special episode in celebration of International Women’s Day. This episode is proudly sponsored by Sarah Henney from https://www.henneycfo.com.au/ (HenneyCFO).
    Transitioning back to work after parental leave is hard.
    As Sarah Gee watched her return to work date creep closer, she began to feel an internal struggle between wanting to spend precious time with her son and needing to maintain her standing in the workplace.
    Sarah was on the verge of throwing away 15 years of training and hard work as a business and commercial lawyer before deciding to forge a career on her own terms. She launched her business Curium Legal in 2020.
    In just four months of trading, Sarah replaced and exceeded her full time wage. Being able to set her own fees combined with the lower overheads of working from home, has meant that more local business owners can afford to engage Sarah for their legal services.
    Sarah shares with us her business journey and talks about some common legal blunders business owners face when dealing with trademark, ecommerce policies, partnerships and collaborations. She also explains why so many senior women are leaving the industry and why it's important we fix this.
    Meet my friend Sarah from Curium Legal.
    ABOUT OUR SPONSOR HENNEYCFO
    Sarah Henney from HenneyCFO is empowering women to make confident financial decisions with her new flagship program https://bit.ly/3hAnMRx (Bookkeeping for Profit). This unique online bookkeeping and business course includes weekly support and access to a community of like minded business women from rural and regional areas.
    Learn how to make your business finance and bookkeeping fun, simple and work for you. Sign up for Sarah's https://sarah-henney-6475.mykajabi.com/bizfinance-masterclass-waitlist (Know Your Numbers) masterclass.
    Visit HenneyCFO https://www.henneycfo.com.au/ (Website) or find Sarah on https://www.instagram.com/henneycfo/ (Instagram)
    ABOUT OAK MAGAZINE
    This episode was hosted by Kimberley Furness, founder + editor of OAK Magazine.
    OAK Magazine is a proudly independent print publication dedicated to sharing stories and amplifying voices of female entrepreneurs and women in business in regional and rural Australia.
    Founded in Bendigo, this quarterly publication is filled with expertise, insights and small business guidance from driven, inspiring and successful local women.
    Stay social and connect with OAK Magazine on https://www.facebook.com/oakmagazineau (Facebook) andhttps://instagram.com/oakmagazineau ( Instagram).
    For more inspiring stories, visit OAK Magazine https://www.oakmagazine.com.au/ (website).
    Hosted by Kimberley Furness, Founder + Editor, OAK Magazine.


    This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

    Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

    • 50 min
    Take Me Somewhere travel episode ~ Maldon, Victoria

    Take Me Somewhere travel episode ~ Maldon, Victoria

    It’s time to explore our own backyard in this special travel episode to Maldon in Central Victoria.
    Maldon is a historical gold mining region between the larger centres of Castlemaine and Bendigo, and just over a 90 minute drive from Melbourne.
    It is a charming historic town with an added pinch of the arts, fine accommodation and niche retail experiences to add a little sophistication to the country feel. Wander past old weatherboard homes, solid stone buildings and decorative shop fronts in this lovingly preserved Australian gold mining town.
    We've put together a complete guide to everything you need to know about Maldon thanks to local business owners Kate Edwards from https://www.wintercreekflowers.com/ (Winter Creek Flowers )and Rebecca Haack from https://www.portiaandco.com.au/ (Portia and Co).
    Kate and Rebecca share with us their move from Melbourne to Maldon, the courage it took to open a business and operate through COVID, and everything you need to know about Maldon.
    This episode compliments the launch of https://www.oakmagazine.com.au/pages/take-me-somewhere-magazine (Take Me Somewhere) magazine published by OAK Magazine.
    Hosted by https://www.oakmagazine.com.au/ (OAK Magazine) Founder + Editor Kimberley Furness.


    This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

    Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

    • 49 min

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