FLEUR ANDERSON | RURAL BUSINESS COLLECTIVE

This interview was published as a collaboration by the team at Creative Consulting and Graziher is proud to support their month-long series of #ruralregional women.

“COMMUNITY INSPIRES ME. THE POWER OF WHAT A COMMUNITY CAN DO WHEN GALVANISED BEHIND A CAUSE IS PRETTY POWERFUL.”

What inspires you?

Community inspires me. The power of what a community can do when galvanised behind a cause is pretty powerful. Also true examples of leadership – the type that is working towards something that might not even be realised in their lifetime.

How did your project/business idea come about?

It was an idea inspired by this feeling that no one was speaking to me. I was looking for ideas to innovate agricultural businesses and I was either reading technical industry material or listening to city-based start-up and business advice. I know that to be a leading agribusiness in 10 years time we have to think differently about how business in rural areas work and there were very few places I could get that support.

What stage is your project/business in?

I swung open the doors just over 12 months ago after putting my idea to the ING Dreamstarter Competition and completing a successful crowdfunding round.

What were you doing before you launched your business/project?

I was the Qld Manager at Philanthropy Australia and working on this idea and our farm in the spare hours.Pop over and read Fleur’s story published via Creative Consulting – the full interview here.