Our story; 4th year (2014) Growing Pains
I drove across to Adelaide again for a hugely successful WOMAD. As a person who is made to cycle, this drive always took it out of me. At the end of the event, I left the blender bikes in South Australia with a guy named Peter. He was going to take care of the South Australian arm of the business. One week later, I launched the Sydney branch too. How hard could running three cities be?
It turned out to be very hard. I couldn’t keep up with the demand of flying to Sydney every few weeks, whilst managing all of the Melbourne events. I was running out of breath. I was pretty good at delegating by this point, so I did just that. I had a friend coach me and help me to unpack and repack our booking and event process. I hired Seoirse (pronounced shore-sha) to help me manage our sales and I hired Nadia to take care of coordinating all the Melbourne events, including our last Royal Melbourne Show. We took on some Future Spark bikes from a friend who was closing their business and we built 10 more blender bikes of our own. This was definitely our biggest year yet!
A video from the highlights of this year: https://youtu.be/_yNyJp9X3ZY
To hear the rest of the Bike n’Blend story see post “Our story; (2015) Steady growth, strategy and happiness”