A while back I had a business called EnrichMe. Our mission was to help women relate more easily to money and equip us to take better care of it. Sounds simple, right?
At the time I pictured an online magazine filled with stories about women who’d succeeded financially at one end of the spectrum, and at the other end women who were really struggling. We’d create tools and kits, provide advice and really be useful to people. I like this idea.
We were a really awesome team, Luke, who has since gone on to run part of a huge international banking behemoth in Europe, and Shonagh, a totally unflappable finance manager who calmly managed all the fiddly stuff and admin that I am crap at. We even made it into the SMH and all of its syndicated publications. Nice.
The only thing we overlooked in our big plan, was the $10million start up grant the Federal Government had just given ASIC to do the same thing. Obviously we were onto something with our idea, but then so were they. Ironically, we had also underestimated just how long it would take to get to revenue and be able to pay ourselves, and we all had families to support, so after a lot of hard work we wrapped up.
Shonagh went on to employment when her husband unexpectedly lost his job, and I went on to morph EnrichMe into a licensed financial advice business, which I later exited, but kept the name.
The most fun part of it all was the Kitchen Tables. We’d invite a bunch of people around my Kitchen Table for the evening to drink, eat and talk. And did we talk, it was brilliant – check this out:
Anyway, I’m reviving the Kitchen Tables, as an experiment, just to see where it goes. If we want to talk money we can, kids, business, men, women, blogging – whatever takes our fancy.
The first one runs on 18th November from 11.30am to 3.30pm and there are 4 places left.
Would you like to come along?
Hop over to the Facebook page and register your interest in the comments.
I’d love to see you.