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March 2022 – General Meeting
To celebrate Small Business Month 2022, The Greater Narellan Business Chamber proudly presents:
Leanne Faulkner – Founder of Billie Goat Soap
Leanne Faulkner was the founder of the skincare brand Billie Goat Soap.
Billie Goat started as a boutique brand hand made in her kitchen and grew to a multi-million dollar business sold both nationwide and internationally – receiving several prestigious business awards along the way. She sold Billie Goat in 2012.
Leanne appreciates that growing a small business can be challenging. She experienced her own lived experience managing her wellbeing through the rollercoaster that is small business.
Today she works as a small business mental health advocate. She has consulted with the ATO, Beyond Blue, Everymind and many organisations to help them develop ways to support the wellbeing of small business owners. She won the COSBOA Small Business Champion award in 2015 for her work in the mental health sector. She recently partnered with the Federal Government, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman plus Beyond Blue to develop and launch the new small business wellbeing site – My Business Health.
Leanne is a lecturer for the University of Newcastle, teaching small business growth and innovation. She is also completing her PhD – researching how work may affect the wellbeing of micro-business owners.