It was interesting yesterday at the Business Connect Wyndham meeting to listen to our speakers talk how they had to move change their thinking, become innovative and adapt their businesses – resulting in growth during the global pandemic.
Guest speakers were Thomas Anbeek from Roshambo Studios and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Victoria University worked with the ten finalists of the WYNnovation Pitch Competition preparing their ‘pitches’; overall winner Dene Menzel from Branthem; and Julie Doyle from Cocoon Business Solutions who won the Adaptability prize.
Dene and Julie took us through the process of ‘training’ to make their pitches, what they learnt in order to be able to make a successful sales pitch and the benefits to their business. They acknowledged that although they were all working towards winning one of the three monetary prizes in the competition, overall the most important thing was meeting new people, learning about other businesses and increasing their networks/contacts with a view to building new relationships.
For the businesses involved as finalists and for Thomas and his colleagues conducting the sessions, all acknowledged that 2020 was a challenging year which made them think about how did they business and the opportunities for their new business thinking.