THE Rural Woman - Blooming Business in 2020

Planning for Success



About Our Speaker Julia:

Julia Spicer (prev. Telford) is a vibrant rural woman. Founder of two regional businesses based in Goondiwindi, Qld – Engage & Create Consulting and the Goondiwindi Business Hub


7th – Vision & Values

14th – The Big Picture

21st – The One Thing

28th – Come Chat! Accountability & Connection is where it’s at…

Product Development



About Our Speaker:

Kathy has been a registered nurse for over 30 years. She has worked in Gynecology Oncology, High Dependency Surgical, Emergency, Anaesthetics and Recovery, and for the past 20 years in pain management.


4th – The Idea

11th – Empathy

18th – Design Thinking

25th – Conducting interviews

Marketing and Branding



About Our Speaker Rachel:

Rachel is an experienced marketing management professional who produces high-quality and results-focused marketing strategy. Rachel understands that business success can be achieved by all, and her passion is to help others to achieve their business dreams also.


3rd – Marketing and why it matters

10th – Importance of getting your branding right

17th – Creating marketing strategy

24th – Taking action

Content Creation & Distribution



About Our Speaker Julia:

Ayesha Hilton loves creating content! She has published books, journals, colouring books, and even a card deck. She also creates a wide range of content for clients (social media posts, blogs, eBooks, print books, opt-ins, websites, logos, and more).


7th – Confidently Create Content with Ease

14th – Playing to Your Strengths

21st – Creating a Do-Able Strategic Content Plan

28th – Taking Action

2020 Tech Training


About Our Speaker Vivian:

Vivian is a founding member of THE Rural Woman. An Innovator and qualified synchronous Learning Expert, Vivian has a background of 30 years in education including 20 years experience in teaching adults and leading teams online. Vivian is at home in the online environment and loves to support those living in rural and regional communities to connect to the world.

Vivian is happily married with two grown daughters and lives on a bush block off the grid 17km out of Coonabarabran. She hosts her consultancy business from ‘The Old Gallery’ in the town of Coonabarabran and loves collaborating with people in small business providing online strategies and innovation to help them grow. As an innovator, there’s no holding her back and her business taglines are ‘Make IT Happen!’ and ‘Connect: Create: Collaborate’. Her business website is

Vivian delights in hosting the weekly Members Tech Support sessions which she hosts each Wednesday 5.30pm – 6.30pm AEST and being part of THE Rural Woman’s dynamic team.

March 2020 - CONNECTION

25 March 2020 – Weaving the web… making connections

Tagging and weblinks are ways to connect your stories, pages and information across the World Wide Web. Join Vivian in our RW Tech Tips to see how you can apply these simple concepts to your advantage. You’ll come away knowing how to create your own web of connections across a variety of platforms including your email signature.


1 April 2020 – Google Drive – Creating content collaboratively

Google Drive is a powerful free tool that enables you to collaboratively write and create content, share and gain comments and more. Vivian will take you on a virtual journey on the tricks and tools for using Google documents (like Word docs) and Google Sheets (spreadsheets). Join this session to experience creating, editing and commenting on documents live during the session and gain knowledge on the great potential you can push these tools to your advantage.

April 2020 – Collaborative Team Project Tools – Trello focus

Join in this session to experience first hand how to collaborate in the project management tool of Trello. Discover how to create tasks, comment and then tick them off as done, so all your team can see. It will be as if you were working on the project together. Participants of the live session will really get to the see the potential of using such a tool.

15 April 2020 – Drop Box – sharing files and folders

Dropbox is a personal cloud storage service (sometimes referred to as an online backup service) that is frequently used for file sharing and collaboration. Dropbox allows you to synchronise your files on your computer, phone or any device and into the cloud. Vivian will take participants on a virtual tour so you can discover how it can work for you and why it is a tool worth considering to add to your tool kit.

22 April 2020 – Sourcing virtual assistants & experts

When you operate a small or medium sized business you can’t always do everything yourself or employ staff to do the work. One opportunity is to source virtual assistants or experts to do the project that you need. OR perhaps you could offer that special service to businesses. In this session we will explore the online platforms where you can discover and source experts to fill your short term or longer term need.