Values, Culture and Branding
90% of small businesses don’t know their values and these business owners are often the ones struggling with attracting the right staff and knowing what they stand for.
Values are the foundation of every business yet most don’t have them. Values set uncompromising standards, they give purpose to everything you do in the business, they create and reflect your brand in the market, they push you and your team to do and be better and they create ultimate uncompromising accountability.
Without them you are attracting people on skill not attitude, you run the risk of sending a mixed message to your market and you have people in the business not raising the bar. When values are not in place it is costing you money, time and your precious energy.
The Presenter: Sarah Valentine
Sarah works with business owners all over Australia and knows that success is being clear on your mission, vision, values and direction and becoming your own leader.
In addition, Sarah saw a gap for women in business in her local area so created Bellarine Business Women in 2011. Networking, events, business development, ongoing support and promotional activities are combined in a membership program for women who own a business on the Bellarine. Her work in this field led her to winning Australian Centre for Leadership for Women’s 2013 Leadership Silver Award: ‘Sustaining Women’s Empowerment in Communities and Organisations’. In 2014 Bellarine Business Women was a finalist in three categories in the Geelong Business Excellence Awards.
Sarah has also served as a Board Member and Vice Chairman on the Bellarine Tourism Board and was a committee member for the Ocean Grove Business Association.