Having a go
Here it is, the first Malu Os website blog. We have been running for just over a year now and oh my goodness what a learning curve it has been. From teachers to small business owners and boaties is quite a step. We have learned how to do a BAS and how to splice rope, how to edit a website and how to park a boat in a raging current. The people skills we needed, we actually had some experience in, and I think that has been what has helped us most. People don’t mind if you muck up parking their boat if you have a genuine, open and honest attitude, in our case a good sense of humour has also been required.
We have been blessed to have so many people willing to help us and share their knowledge. Chris came on board with ‘Stillness’ the solar boat but brought with him an immense knowledge in the area of electric motors and a myriad of other helpful things. He introduced us to Torqeedo Motors (http://thetorqeedoshop.com.au/) the wonderful alternative to small petrol outboards.
The team at Tourism Noosa has taught us the value of networking and the importance of listening to and learning from the experiences of others.
We have nominated for and made the finals of the Sunshine Coast Business Awards, which gave us an opportunity to look at our business with some in depth guiding questions. Regardless of the outcome, the process of looking at where we started, where we are and where we want to go has been incredibly insightful.
To finish with, thank you for all the support we have received. If we can impart one small bit of advice, it would be to have a go if the opportunity presents itself and give it all you have got.