It’s not just bacon and eggs

The Mullumbimby Business Women’s Breakfast is a lively bunch of businesswomen meeting monthly to swap ideas and support.
The Mullumbimby Business Women’s Breakfast is a lively bunch of businesswomen meeting monthly to swap ideas and support.
It’s 8am on a weekday morning in a Mullumbimby cafe and around a large table of 20 or so women, the mood is lively.
There’s bacon and eggs and coffee and lots of talking.
The Mullumbimby Business Women’s Breakfast began just one year ago as the gleam in the eye of telecommunication service provider Cathy Lace-Aloni and psychologist Suellen Donnelly when they met with just one other local woman to talk business.
“We wanted to get businesswomen together because women like to share ideas and network,” said Cathy, “and we saw that it was something lacking in Mullumbimby.”
The group has really taken off, and now the monthly event is something much looked forward to by a growing number of women in business.
“I go to a few of these,” said Tracey McWhinnie of Goonellabah, “but this is one of the friendliest, with good vibes.”
Tracey explained that there was a “phenomenal” number of women in small business, so getting together with others for a meeting of the minds and to look at the issues of how to promote one’s business was extremely helpful.
And why women only?
“Men are from Mars, women are from Venus,” she laughed. “We interact differently.”
At last week’s breakfast, internet marketing specialist Ama Kalma addressed the big issue of business promotion.
“Getting a website designer to set up your site and thinking that person can do the whole thing,” Ama told the gathering, “is like having a beautiful shop in the middle of the jungle – no one can find you.
“With 10 billion pages on the internet, about 95 per cent of people are not found, so it’s about how to appear on the top 10 sites.”
The Mullumbimby Business Women’s Breakfast takes place once a month and for more information contact Cathy Lace-Aloni at

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