Inspired, the otherwise successful film editor became an entrepreneur, took a few sample cards back home to Sydney and startied Avant Card, now Australia’s biggest free postcard advertising company, with more than 1200 distribution spots in cafes, galleries, cinemas, clubs, pubs and libraries scattered all over the country.
Pat told Work Ventures’ Trailblazing report the process wasn’t easy:
“There were 700 applications for 30 places on the course,and after that 20 of us were funded with a grant. We had mentors as part of the course, so I had a credible business plan to take to the bank when I needed a loan. You could meet your mentor as often as you liked, and also you could go back to Sydney Business Enterprise Centre with any problems or hurdles you struck in the first year. It was amazing. It’s the reason my business is running still.”
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Also look out for our own Pigs Will Fly postcards in a postcard display stand when you go to the movies this weekend!