Local business woman nominated for National AusMumpreneur Awards


Michelle Hartjes of Bespoke Packaging has been nominated for the 2016 St George Banking Group AusMumpreneur Awards.

The AusMumpreneur Awards presented by The AusMumpreneur Network celebrate and recognize Australian Mums in business achieving outstanding success in areas such as business excellence, product development, customer service and digital innovation. The awards are designed to recognize the growing number of women who successfully balance motherhood and business in a way that suits their life and family.


Michelle is a Mum of two teenage boys Liam 18 and Jett 15.  Loves all things creative including photography, paper craft, baking and event/styling decorating.  She recently won a gold award and 3rd place in the Portrait category for her photography at WPPI (Wedding Portrait Photographers International conference) in Las Vegas.  Her love to travel combines well with her business, although life is busy and hectic, being organized and a prolific planner is a key attribute to her success.  Ten years of management experience gives the edge needed to manage her 4 businesses, Bespoke Packaging, Bespoke Studio, Bespoke Photo Booths and most recent purchase Stamp-it Rubber stamp Co.

“Lifestyle and flexibility were the two main factors, I was inspired to start my business 3 years ago, but also a strong ambition and drive to create a business with great values and a great place to work.  I identified an area in the packaging world that seemed to ignore the needs of small business.”

There are many benefits to balancing business and motherhood as Michelle Hartjes explains, Lifestyle and flexibility are the main factors however a strong drive and ambition to create a great place to work also inspire me”.

It can be challenging to be a successful business woman whilst raising a family and Michelle gives this advice for others thinking about starting their own enterprise. “Networking is very valuable to meet like minded business people to collaborate with and inspire you along the way, there are some great Brisbane networks such as BWIB (Bayside women in Business) and of course the AusMumpreneur Network that offer support, education and encouragement to businesswoman”

Read more at www.ausmumpreneur.com. The winners of the 2016 St George Banking Group AusMumpreneur Awards will be announced at a glamorous Awards dinner at Crown Casino, Melbourne on 14 August 2016.


For more information on the AusMumpreneur Awards visit: www.ausmumpreneur.com or contact Peace Mitchell on 0431 615 107 or hello@ausmumpreneur.com

To chat with Michelle Hartjes contact 0417086889



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