About our Founder
Jane Tweedy has a personal mission in life to leave the world a better place, by empowering and educating a million people to achieve success in their business and careers, so they can be the best versions of themselves. This may sound pretty far fetched, but if you meet Jane you’ll know that her passion is high, and she genuinely means it. Each one of us can ‘be the change’.
An entrepreneur at five
Selling pumices in front of a holiday house when she was a five year old, is where the entrepreneurial spirit first showed it’s head, and at six Jane was already volunteering.
University and corporate work
Jane went to university studying commerce and concurrently worked at McDonald’s as a shift manager (with secondary functions like store training manager and payroll/admin manager).
This cemented her view that experience is more important than paper qualifications (yes despite the amount held!). Jane went on to work at some of Australasia’s big four banks, and as the sole investment analyst at NZD5.5 billion EQC Natural Disaster Fund.
Small business and directorships
Over time Jane started small business ventures including wedding photography, property investing and resume writing. Jane has also been a committee member and director guiding strategy, and is currently a Director on a Bendigo Community Bank® board (Hawkesbury – Richmond and North Richmond branches). But it wasn’t until starting as a Small Biz Connect Advisor / Business Connect Advisor with Western Sydney Business Centre that it all became clear – a need to help business owners to kickstart their business, or move it to the next level, but on a global scale.
The formation of FAQ Business Training
Combining on-the-job experience with bite-sized training (when needed) makes sense, and this is where the idea for FAQ Business Training came about. Although the market appears saturated, Jane identified core needs that were not being met – a need for trusted and accurate information, less spruiking while keeping training affordable for more people, and most importantly, filling in the key gaps in knowledge to stop small business owners being ripped off, or failing, through the use of ‘experts’ that simply aren’t. So here we are, a business based on values of transparency, trust, customer needs and helping people to do it yourself (DIY) or outsource with confidence.
‘International Bestselling Author’
In 2018 Jane shared a slightly expanded version of this story as a chapter in the ‘Amazon International Bestseller’ #BetterWoman BetterWorld. It is about to be re-released in a paperback book under a new anthology Empowering Women.
Strengths and experience
Jane regularly presents face to face, including workshops, on panels and as a speaker. Jane shares information online through Facebook, LinkedIn, and Quora and through print media including The Dooral Roundup (online and delivered to Dural/Galston, Hills Shire/Hornsby).
Regularly presents at networking groups, events and conferences, on panels and as a conference speaker on various topics. Spoken at WordCamp Sydney twice #wcsyd, #CopyCon18 (Australian copywriting conference), and the online BBB Small Business Skills Summit twice.
Constantly developing new courses to best meet the evolving needs of small business owners. The world doesn’t stand still, so training material can’t either. We evolve to ensure our material is valid and usable. Love tailoring courses to the audience.
Core values are what make us unique, and some of these values have been mentioned here. Jane has always deeply cared about her clients and their wellbeing, sometimes at expense of herself (and sleep!), and is stubborn at sticking to core values.
Cert IV Training and Assesment
Cert IV Small Business Management
Graduate, Recipe for SEO Success
I see SEO as vital to small business success, if you want to get traffic for an affordable price, and SEO techniques flow into other areas too.
Master of Applied Finance (Merit)
With a background in investment analytics and financial markets, it made sense at the time to complete the MAF qualification. Having great analytical skills, and financial skills that allow reverse engineering, certainly helps Jane to help small businesses.
This helps Jane with cashflow and pricing calculations, and has sharpened Jane’s Excel skills.
Bachelor of Commerce & Admin.
NYIP Diploma of Photography
Outside of the formal qualification, have completed many short courses in photography including The Creative Eye, Better Photo Wedding Photography and other courses to complement photographic interests.
Diploma of Human Resources - Studying
Short courses and other training
Cert IV Business and Personal Coaching
Coaching is about forward thinking problem solving and empowering the coachee to tap into the knowledge they already have. When you don’t know the answers, training and advice is great, but when you do know the answers but aren’t doing it, that’s when coaching works best.
Find out where Jane and FAQ Business Training are teaching next
Find out where we will next be running a session (mainly across Western Sydney). If there is demand we will travel. Alternatively contact Jane through the form below to speak about speaking at your event.
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