A Two Feet Retrospective: BE Enterprise

In the lead up to Two Feet 2017, we want to look back on some of the incredible work our alumni are doing.


This week, we look to BE Enterprise, a Logan QLD based enterprise working with Logan Women to promote health and wellbeing in business. Through its yoga and meditation for staff, counselling for individuals and professional development services for the organisation, the enterprise is revolutionising the way we look at workplace health and wellbeing.

We spoke to BE Enterprise leader, and Two Feet 2016 participant Stacey Ross about her business and how TDi helped.


Hi Stacey! Tell us, how did BE Enterprise evolve throughout the Two Feet program?

BE was able to really identify what needs to be done and how we go about doing it. It also identified the possibilities and options, which helped us refine our work.

 

How did you change and grow as an entrepreneur or business leader?

It was a really crazy time for me as a leader as our head office was moving and we were renovating a house for the centre to move into. So with that on top of taking in all of the incredible knowledge given throughout the six months of the Two Feet Program I was pushed to step up and grow. I knew it was going to be a lot of hard work but it was worth it and we are in a really great space leading into 2017.

 

What tools, skills or knowledge did you gain through the Two Feet program that you continue to apply to BE Enterprise today?

Value proposition!!! I just can’t get those two words out of my head, also just how important it is to have a really good value proposition. I feel that it is the foundation of everything for a social enterprise, we need to be able to tell the story well and get the message out there loud and clear and having a good VP will help right from the start in achieving it. I don’t think we have it yet for BE but it is at the TOP of my TO DO list.

 

Where is BE Enterprise going in 2017?

Great question and it gets me really excited thinking about where we are going to take BE… I can’t divulge too much just yet, but watch this space!! We are stepping outside the comfort zone, throwing caution to the wind and just going for it.

 

What would you say to an entrepreneur considering Two Feet 2017?

Firstly I would say, do not plan on buying property, renovating and then moving your entire office in the middle of participating in the Two Feet Program! I would then say SIGN UP NOW and immerse yourself in the knowledge given by leaders in this field. It is a fantastic program for anyone interested in changing the social and business sector.

 

Spread the love

Ten years, a new chapter: Pioneering a new economy worthy of the human spirit

After ten years of learning and unlearning in economic development, our new strategy is a roadmap to an economy worthy of the human spirit.

Women’s economic equality: Breaking barriers, creating opportunities

To dismantle the barriers holding women back from economic participation, we must challenge existing paradigms, embrace innovation, and create opportunities designed for and by women. We're committed to making women's economic equality a reality, and we invite you to...

Inner Development key to achieve sustainable business growth: Our InsideOut Model

By Anna Moegerlein, Deputy CEO   In the realm of economic development, a critical realization has emerged—the need for a holistic approach that integrates Inner Development with Enterprise Development. We’ve spent years testing and refining our approach to...

Building Resilient Food Systems: Future Healthy Food Hubs

In 2022 we began a project in partnership with VicHealth and STREAT to provide business support to seven regional food hubs across Victoria. Running until 2024, the program aims to ensure the long-term financial viability and sustainability of the food hubs, thereby...

Collaborative Strategy Development for Sustainable NFPs: 5 Minutes with Brigid Canny, YLab

Learn how YLab collaborated with TDi to develop its new strategic plan, gaining clarity and confidence in its business model. Brigid Canny, Executive Director of YLab, highlights TDi’s flexible approach, coaching, and relationship-building in this 5-minute interview, providing insight into how TDi helps NFPs achieve their mission.

International Development: 3 Solutions for a New Approach to Capacity Building

TDi associate Kate Wilson examines the flaws in traditional international development strategies, and offers a new approach to capacity building with three powerful solutions.

International Women’s Day 2023: Driving Economic Empowerment for PNG Women through Digital Accessibility and Innovation

Learn how a comprehensive Inner Development coaching program with digital accessibility helped overcome unique challenges faced by women entrepreneurs in PNG and drive economic empowerment, especially during the pandemic.

Acknowledging Country: A new way to connect mindfully with an important practice

We recently engaged YARN Australia for a series of team workshops on storytelling, focussed on creating relationships and intentional connections between First Nations Australians and settlers. We invite you into our world as we share a practice from these workshops, and gratefully acknowledge the land we call home.

Kylie-Lee Bradford: Forging New Paths for First Nations Business

We recently welcomed Kylie to the TDi team. Kylie brings a wealth of experience in entrepreneurship as well as rich heritage and story from her Kakadu roots. Kylie is passionate about opening up opportunities for First Nations business to support and give back to...

Don’t Underestimate the Impact of Finance

by Isaac Jeffries, Senior Consultant     I recently had coffee with a university student, who is passionate about social impact but unsure about how to get a job in the industry. She’s studying maths and economics, and surprised me with this pearler of a...