Collaborate With People You Can Learn From

I’m so freakin’ excited to tell you.  Like mega excited.  It’s been under wraps from a few week as a few details needed to be fine tuned with relevant people.  But I can finally spill the beans now.  You ready?  Are you holding onto your seat?  Are you going to do a little happy dance just like I did?  Meh, as if you would be doing any of that stuff.  Ok, thanks for bursting my bubble – I’ll just come out with it. 

Get Lick’d Iceblocks is collaborating with Brisbane Racing for a Brewitful Brunch.  Fuck yes.  How exciting right?  I will be selling Get Lick’d Iceblocks at the freakin’ races. The Brisbane Races at Eagle Farm.  I’ve never been to the races before – like never.  I have been to the trots though, that was when I was about 10 years old.  But I am assuming the races are not like the trots.  #joke

How did this happen you ask?  Well, let me tell you.  I follow a business call Collabosaurus – you may of heard of them, or obviously, you haven’t.  Google Jess Ruffus, she’s  the creator/founder of the business. Amazing lady. Anyway, Collabosaurus was running a competition and I won. I won a 3 month business membership, this meant that Get Lick’d Iceblocks has a portal and can collaborate with other businesses.  Long story short – Brisbane Racing is collaborating with Get Lick’d Iceblocks.  I’m so excited.  Not only to go to the races, but to be involved in something so massive. I’m going to be excited about getting feedback and the potential clientele that I might receive will be amazing.  I know I say it a bit – but guys – NEVER give up in anything.  Always dive in, head first, arse first, feet first.  Which ever way you dive, just do it.  Amazing things will happen if you just say yes to things outside your comfort zone, that’s where the magic happens.

What she said ^

This will be Get Lick’d first event where I will have HUNDREDS of iceblocks – I am nervous at the thought of selling out.  But one life motto I like to follow is – always over prepare – then you won’t  be under prepared.  Actually, I have never said that, I just made that up.  

There is going to be something new on this day.  Something that I eventually wanted to do (remember that thing I said about diving head first? Well, this is that)

There’s a process.  Pick your iceblock.  Dip it in high quality dark chocolate.  Top it with a topping.  Brilliant right?  Right!  Obviously the icecream trucks and households around the world has been fine tuning this concept for years and years and I’m not saying I created it.  Duh.  But for a little business like mine, that launched almost 1 year ago, I am excited about the fact that I was asked to make this process happen.

Eventually Get Lick’d Iceblocks will hit the wedding industry where you can pick, dip and top your iceblock.  Great activity for guests.  But, as with everything – baby steps.  Unless, of course you are diving in head first out of your comfort zone like I will be doing in September. 

Talking about collaborations – I have formed a great working relationship with Mandy from LuvaBerry Strawberry Farm. Mandy is fighting the good fight on war on waste and has her fingers in many pies – all for good. It’s funny because when I talk to people about where I get my strawberries from, lots of people seem to know Mandy.  Now, that is a business you want to work with.  LuvaBerry Farm has open days about once a month.  We collaborate.  I use LuvaBerry strawberries in the Strawberry Coconut iceblocks and Mandy sells them on her open days.  I also tell my social media (and people I meet) about the farm.  It’s a perfect recipe for both of us. Works amazing!  Get Lick’d Iceblocks are now in 2 new schools because of LuvaBerry Farm open days. 

While I’m at it – I’m going to give a mega shout out to Savannah from Collab With Style.  I met Savannah through a business Facebook page.  Savannah is 17 – 18 this year.  She has left school and works in her parents retail shop and runs Collab With Style, her business.  Savannah left school to being bullied every day and to the point where is could no longer take it, so she left.  She had full support of her parents when deciding to leave school and is now becoming a serious contender with her collaboration businesses.  Collab With Style is fresh, relevant and without trying to sound ‘old’ on point.  Let’s face it – I can be old enough to be Sav’s mum (I do have a 17 year old son) but her grit, determination and her want to be a “girl slay boss” ( I just made that up, apologies.  That sounds really bad, I did say I was trying not to sound old) is something my 17 year old self never had, nor does my 17 year old son.  Who run the world? GIRLS!  That’s a Beyoncé song – don’t hate on it.  Just embrace it –I do hope one day soon girls WILL actually run the world.  We are however, kicking arse in the business world – so many great businesses are run by woman – cos let’s face it – we fucking rock!  So Savannah – keep going you’re doing amazing!

Queen B just casually dancing about girls running the world. I only wished I looked like that on a good day

I have a MASSIVE collaboration/event in the works – I just have to fine tune a few things.  However, I am looking for the following talents that would like to collaborate with Get Lick’d Iceblocks.  I’m holding a family friendly event.  Northside Brisbane.  It is a circus/carnival theme event – think lawn games, circus activities and a heap of fun.  If you have any talents and would love the opportunity to collaborate – then please send me an email, I will be happy to discuss and get the ball rolling. I’m looking for the following businesses – but not limited to the following –

* Face painters

* Mums/ladies that love a great dress up

  • Photographers

* Performers – dancers, people that can juggle, people that can hoola hoop like a boss


* Picnic set ups

You get the drift – if you have someone in mind, please get in touch.  Will be fab to have you on board.  Also, if you do get involved with my event – I am making a ‘community board’ of all the businesses that are involved on the day – so the guests can take your card or get in contact with you.  It’s the gift that gives, think of it as a Business Network Event – but with lots of fun.  Kids, no clowns and  you don’t even have to talk to people!  Win win!! 

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