This is a special episode of @afriendofminepodcast recorded live at our In Conversation with Samantha Wills event held in Bendigo...
Seeing a gap in the market, Nerida Hansen pitched her idea to support independent artists and designers to a major retailer, but they weren't interested. Believing in herself and her vision, Nerida left her job and started representing independent artists.
Her business - Nerida Hansen Fabrics - is now a growing independent fabric business in Geelong supporting textile designers, illustrators and artists from all over the world.
Dani LoCastro shares with us her journey from corporate to business ownership, the personal impact of redundancy, the importance of mindset and why she has invested in self development so early on in her business.