Jo Shanahan (DVE Business Solutions)

Adelaide
Piper Alderman - Level 16 / 70 Franklin Street Adelaide, 5000
May 26, 2014, 5:30 p.m.

About this event

Jo Shanahan (Schneider) used a voluntary redundancy package from Holden five years ago to finance the launch of three businesses – one of which just won an award for best ‘pivot’ of 2013.

A first class honours degree in Manufacturing Engineering and working for a large organisation like Holden gave Jo a great foundation in process improvement to start DVE Business Solutions, which helps other businesses work more effectively and efficiently. Not one to sit still, Jo also owns Animal Therapeutics Online - dedicated to supporting high performance in elite equine athletes worldwide with Activo Med Therapy Systems; and Warrington Park Equestrian Services, a boutique Warmblood Stud in the Adelaide Hills. All of this, and she’s only just hit 30 years old.

Across her businesses, Jo employs and contracts around 20 people - coaching and building their skills, whilst maintaining unique cultures across all platforms.

Her success with all three businesses has earned her plenty of media coverage, with segments on Sky News TV, front page BRW, SMH and The Age appearances, as well as nods from Start Up Smart, InBusiness, and more.

A committed mentor, Jo has also been involved with the University of South Australia as a spokesperson and role model for young women seeking to enter an engineering degree.

Jo will be sharing her personal story on how she achieved 300% growth in three years, with highly practical advice on building businesses by using technology to achieve growth, developing relationships and goal setting.

Jo will take you through:
  • The step by step process on how she achieved 300% growth in three years
  • Highly practical advice on building businesses by using technology, such as Apps and cloud-based systems, to achieve growth
  • The critical importance of goal setting for success
  • How to build a high performing team
  • The importance of outsourcing and not doing it all yourself

Speaker

Jo Shanahan

Jo Shanahan

DVE Business Solutions

Jo Shanahan (Schneider) used a voluntary redundancy package from Holden five years ago to finance the launch of three businesses – one of which just won an award for best ‘pivot’ of 2013. Jo achieved 300% growth in three years, with highly practical advice on building businesses by using technology to achieve growth, developing relationships and goal setting.

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When

May 26, 2014
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Where

Piper Alderman
Level 16 / 70 Franklin Street
5000 Adelaide

Brought to you by

Jason Neave

Jason Neave

The Moonshine Lab

Startup Grind Adelaide Chapter Director
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Tony Nguyen

Tony Nguyen

The Moonshine Lab

Startup Grind Adelaide Event Coordinator
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Sophie Champagne

Sophie Champagne

Startup Grind Adelaide Team Member
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