What is your title?
Is this your first business?
Prior to The Boathouse, I had a homewares store called Armchair in Crows Nest, Sydney.
How long have you had the business?
The Boathouse Palm Beach opened in November 2008, so The Boathouse is celebrating its tenth year this year.
How has business changed since you first started?
Our business has changed in its size but hopefully not how it makes our guests feel. Our biggest change would be the additional venues and concepts that have evolved with it. We now have cafes, wedding and events spaces, a homewares store, online store and more recently a pub, restaurant and small bakery. The change of concepts are fun, our team enjoy discovering how to make these venues work.
How have you adapted?
I’m a ‘live each day’ kind of person, I think you need to be with children! Everyday can change or be so different, if I over think things or plan too much it never works out so I adapt by dealing with everything when it happens.
One piece advise every new business woman needs to know?
You can do it. If you truly believe in a concept, if you want to live it, love it and make it your world it will bring you happiness. Remain positive, lessons can be learnt from negative things but there is no gain if it consumes you.
Any training you would recommend?
I think training is not essential but I do think it cements your commitment to where you want to be and looks favourable to an employer. I also believe you pick up a lot of tools and tricks when you undertake training. I did an advance diploma of interior design at The Whitehouse Institute which was great.
If you could advise your younger self something about what you know business wise, what would you say?
Risks are worth it, never be afraid to keep taking them.
Would you do it all again?
Of course, I feel so lucky to be where I am today.
the boathouse details
THE BOATHOUSE PALM BEACH
Governor Phillip Park
Palm Beach, NSW, Australia. 2108
PH: +61 2 9974 5440
or visit: theboathousegroup.com.au for all The Boathouse locations
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1 BEACH ROAD,
PALM BEACH, NSW, AUSTRALIA. 2108
PH: +61 2 8076 7578
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