Creating your own business takes strength, patience and courage.
If you’re reading this, then you have been thinking about starting a company, making a change or trying to identify that missing ‘something’.
StartUp KickStart is where you can find the answers, discover your life changing options and reveal the elusive element you have been searching for.
We are in a time when incredibly exciting StartUps regularly make headlines. Good looking and fashionable entrepreneurs are pictured sunning themselves on gleaming yacht decks. Overnight millionaires are held up as shining examples of what we should aspire to. Even governments are trumpeting innovation and small business benefits to the country, the economy and the people. To cut through the hype and understand the reality of being a business owner, download this free guide “Should You Create a Business: the Realities & Solutions”. Rebecca Collett, StartUp KickStart Founder, delves into what is holding you back, how you can move forward with confidence and ways to identify your true purpose.
You could leap into the world of entrepreneurship blindfolded, hands tied and concrete boots on. Or you could follow the StartUp KickStart process and I’ll show you the parachute, the ladder and the airbag to make the leap a lot more fun and a lot less risky.
What I Know About Starting Businesses
I’m Rebecca Collett and I have a unique skill set.
After graduating with a BA in Public Relations and Media Studies, I spent three years in London working in training and international banking, and using every spare minute to explore and travel! This was followed by a decade working in financial services, being promoted from Compliance Assistant to Compliance Officer and then to Anti-Money Laundering Manager. This means I understand the corporate ladder, the sacrifices and the benefits, it also taught me to simplify the complex, condense a confounding flood of information and understand how to move forward from a position of strength.
This knowledge enabled me to change my life so I can live each day making true connections and helping others realise the change they crave. I do this through my own companies, advising, coaching and working with a vast range of business owners, involvement with multiple community groups and sponsoring my local Chamber of Commerce.
Everything I do to help budding entrepreneurs and established companies is directed by my true purpose, diverse experience and life changing events, which you can read more about below!
How the Head & Heart Work Together
As the Founder and Managing Director of Snowed Under Solutions Pty Ltd (ABN 82 162 324 549), I help established businesses realise their full potential. The insights I’ve gained from this and from leaping off the corporate ladder, are shared openly through StartUp KickStart.
If you want to know what motivated me to leave a steady income, security and international career opportunities, read on, I hope none of you have to receive such a painful kick to get you started.
The change was triggered when my older sister was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. After Simone went into remission, I quit my 14 year career in financial services and travelled, trying to figure out what was missing in my life, why my great job didn’t excite me and how I could ease the restlessness that gnawed at the heart of my wellbeing.
I explored different countries. Met incredible people. Ticked off a few items on my bucket list. Then, in less than a year I was told my sister now had leukaemia. I came home.
Sitting with Simone through numerous hospital stays, we worked on finding where my passions and interests intersected with my skills, whilst offering me the flexibility and ability to do what makes me profoundly happy. It’s sad that it takes something so heartbreaking to make us realise that every day is exceptionally precious.
The master plan was made, the company registered, but I didn’t launch. My sister passed away three weeks before her 41st birthday. I became her executor and guardian to her grieving 13 year old son.
Life as we knew it changed forever.
Snowed Under Solutions opened for business three months after Simone’s death. It has evolved and taught me so much about myself, my capabilities and what I need in life, in each day and in fulfilling my purpose. StartUp KickStart enables me to share that same journey to self awareness with you, and with a less painful KickStart!
From my head and heart, I wish you courage in this time of awakening.
StartUp KickStart Founder
Press & Media Coverage
Online & Print Articles
Dynamic Business Women | “Just because you can, Doesn’t mean you should start a business” by Rebecca Collett, Oct 2016
Australian Anthill | “Debunking Three Common Myths about Business Networking” by Rebecca Collett, Sep 2016
Dynamic Business Women | “Why you need to Snoop, Investigate & Reach Out for the Health of your Business” by Rebecca Collett, Sep 2016
Forge Magazine | “Entrepreneurs on Vacation” by Kane Grose, Jun 2016
Sydney Morning Herald | “Does work life balance actually matter?”, by Christine Long, Aug 2015
Women’s Network Australia magazine | “How to Convert Website Visitors into Clients” by Rebecca Collett, Dec 2015
Columbus Direct | “18 of the Best Ski Resorts for Families in 2016”, Jan 2016
CEO Blog Nation | “17 Entrepreneurs discuss what they are thankful for in 2015”, Dec 2015
Echo Newspaper | “Write an Award Winning Submission”, by Rashelle Predovnik, Sept 2014
“StartUp KickStart Journal: A Quick Nightly Debrief” by Rebecca Collett, published Oct 2015. Available on StartUp KickStart
“Cut the Red Tape: Making life easier for you, your loved ones and your executor” by Rebecca Collett, published Nov 2014. Available on Amazon
“Secrets of Success: Unlocking the Secrets of a Successful Life” Rebecca Collett contributing author, published Feb 2015. Available on Amazon
“Indulging without Gluten and Dairy” by Rebecca Collett, published 2007. Out of print