FLEUR ANDERSON | RURAL BUSINESS COLLECTIVE
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“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.