In March 2011, my dearest friend (and now business partner) and I decided that the little “passion project” we had commenced whilst both being on maternity leave in 2010, was in fact a bit of a winner! And so, reluctant to return the corporate world at the end of our 12 months “off”, Laurie and I announced the birth of our third “baby” – Lily Blue Communications, a boutique marketing communications agency, dedicated solely to the strategic development of small businesses within the hair, fashion and cosmetic arena.
Whilst combined, Laurie and I had nearly 30 years’ experience in the Marketing Communications and Brand Management arena, and had been responsible for many a ‘big brand’ P&L, we had so many questions and unknowns when it came to all that extra stuff’ that comes hand-in-hand with any start-up business. Enter the Team at Hall Consulting Group!
Venetta and her dedicated team have been extremely helpful and supportive to us both professionally and personally over the past 18 months. Whilst initially, we only sought advice from HCG regarding business set-up, it became evident very quickly that the team were genuinely interested in the long-term future and success of our business, and our relationship has grown from there.
Today, we work with HCG throughout the financial year, and seek assistance with everything from annual BAS and Tax returns, to random queries regarding MYOB and Contractor status. More recently, I have also started to have one-on-one bi-annual discussions with Venetta, with regards to the strategic direction and growth of Lily Blue, which I have found invaluable.
It is very reassuring to know that we have an expert team available to us, who always respond to our sometimes last-minute questions and requests, in a very timely manner and do so with such expertise and authenticity.