The creative and enterprising Avenue Entrepreneurs team are supported to develop and grow their own business ideas.
Participants are then supported to market their products or service via their own website or other marketing materials such as flyers. There is also opportunity for those who produce products to sell them via the Avenue online store or the Avenue Markets team.
What does a typical day look like?
Participants are supported to master their entrepreneurial plan! Their days include things such as researching new ideas for products, checking their online store or posting to their brand social media pages. Entrepreneurs who have produced products are supported to check stock, whether that be on their own online store or with the Avenue Markets team.
You can check out some of our budding entrepreneurs below.
Natesha’s Pantry – www.instagram.com/nateshas_pantry
Natesha is taking her passion for cooking to the next level!
With the help of her support team at Avenue, she has been working incredibly hard on creating her own brand of homemade jams and chutneys, called – ‘Natesha’s Pantry’.
Natesha was taught to cook by her mother and grandmother and is passionate about traditional family recipes with fresh ingredients.
Now, she’s ready to share this passion with the world through her new business. Her long term goal is to have enough product demand that she can expand to new flavours, partner with cafes to sell her product and have financial independence.
Pink Lady Hair Care – www.instagram.com/pinkladyhaircare
Team member Vanessa is the face behind Pink Lady Hair Care. Her product is environmentally friendly, chemical free and comes in an easy-to-hold bag, making it accessible to not only people with disability, but the elderly and children too. When thinking of a business idea, Vanessa came up with Pink Lady Hair Care as she wanted to be able to wash her own hair without relying on others.
GC Creations – www.instagram.com/gcc_rainbow
Georgia is an entrepreneur from our Frenchs Forest hub and is the proud business owner of GC Creations which designs and produces bath salts. Georgia finds inspiration in colour and has a passion for beauty products that are beneficially healthy, which is how she came to create 8 different fragrances each designed to lull you into full serenity and relaxation. GC Creations Bath Shots are available online at Avenue Shop and from Avenue Markets.
“Avenue has supported me in many ways such as making sure I take responsibility for my business, manage my business sensibly and also help me gain the confidence to become an independent woman. Being an entrepreneur has given me more confidence and skills to become the woman I dreamed of becoming before I came to Avenue” – Georgia
Glenn & Co – www.instagram.com/glennandco
Team member Glenn has turned his passion for painting into a career and has created his own business called Glenn & Co designs. Through the support at Avenue Entrepreneurs, Glenn has been able to turn his art into sell out products including mugs and facemasks and is expanding to tote bags in the near future.
Josh is an artist in the Avenue Newcastle Entrepreneurs team. He sells his work on Redbubble.com, a print-on-demand platform that enables him to share his artwork. So far, Josh has sold over 70 products, from phone cases to scarves to Christmas Cards. The inspiration for his patterns and designs comes from his love of nature and how it makes him feel. His intention is to inspire others who also have a disability to go out and chase their dreams.