Ep 4: Stacey George on banks, business, babies and the art of Smartart Ahead of the Game - Actionable Business Insights from Entrepreneurs, Founders and Business Leaders

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Stacey George shares the story of her company, Smartart, a high end picture framing business sought after by South Australia’s top architects, designers and premium home owners.

Stacey talks about finally starting her own business, which had been a dream since she was 13. But of course reality had much more ups and downs than expected.

The banks wouldn’t back her, and she was forced to borrow money privately.

Finding the right premises was another ordeal. Stacey narrowly avoided a period of business homelessness, moving her factory, stock, showroom and office twice in three months. Not to mention the challenges of juggling all of this with three young children.

BUT .. there’s been plenty of highs, and valuable lessons learned, which Stacey shares in our interview.

Find out more about Smartart: http://smartart.com.au

This podcast is brought to you by KMT Partners. KMT is a leading accounting and wealth management advisory firm in South Australia, assisting you to emerge, renew, grow and build resilience in business, themes which are central to this podcast series. For more information visit http://KMTpartners.com.au

Subscribe to our mailing list: https://kmtpartners.com.au/kmt-partners-podcast-sessions-join-our-mailing-list/

KMT on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KMTpartner/

KMT on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kmt-partners

This podcast is hosted and produced by Andrew Montesi from Apiro Media http://apiropodcasts.com

Stacey George shares the story of her company, Smartart, a high end picture framing business sought after by South Australia’s top architects, designers and premium home owners.

Stacey talks about finally starting her own business, which had been a dream since she was 13. But of course reality had much more ups and downs than expected.

The banks wouldn’t back her, and she was forced to borrow money privately.

Finding the right premises was another ordeal. Stacey narrowly avoided a period of business homelessness, moving her factory, stock, showroom and office twice in three months. Not to mention the challenges of juggling all of this with three young children.

BUT .. there’s been plenty of highs, and valuable lessons learned, which Stacey shares in our interview.

Find out more about Smartart: http://smartart.com.au

This podcast is brought to you by KMT Partners. KMT is a leading accounting and wealth management advisory firm in South Australia, assisting you to emerge, renew, grow and build resilience in business, themes which are central to this podcast series. For more information visit http://KMTpartners.com.au

Subscribe to our mailing list: https://kmtpartners.com.au/kmt-partners-podcast-sessions-join-our-mailing-list/

KMT on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KMTpartner/

KMT on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kmt-partners

This podcast is hosted and produced by Andrew Montesi from Apiro Media http://apiropodcasts.com