CHARLENE Maney gave herself a year to make her online business a success.
Three years later, she continues to grow Fleurieu Gifts and has been nominated for a PACK & SEND Small Business Logistics Grant, the winner of which will be announced in Sydney on Thursday.
Ms Maney started her eco-friendly plant gifts business because she wanted to have more quality time with her husband and children.
“I had been working long hours and commuting into the city for work and the catalyst was I would always say ‘I wish I could see more of my family’,” she said.
“The business I was working for put out voluntary reduancies so I took it and I thought this is my opportunity to try something completely different.”
She said the first year was tough, but she persisted by setting goals. More
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