We started working together in our corporate career back in 2001 (yes, THAT long ago!). We bonded over a shared love of the movie ‘Point Break’ and dancing to daggy music and it's been ‘love’ ever since.
In terms of our business partnership, we both had the idea in the back of our minds that one day we'd like to work together again. So it was really a matter of timing (living in the same city) and opportunity (seeing a gap in the market that we felt we could fill), all the stars and moons came together for us in 2017 when we started Two Girls and a Laptop and we haven't looked back.
Collectively we have 37 years experience scaling businesses, which makes us sound old! With so many women choosing to use their skills and experience to start their own business vs. going back to jobs that don’t provide the flexibility they crave (and need) - it’s an exciting space to be in.
We see a misalignment of expectations vs. reality with business owners. Many plunge in without a plan or understanding the time, money and ‘heart’ it takes to get a business off the ground. We are passionate to support women with a realistic and solid execution plan based on the needs and the pain points of their customers.
We just love it when we see the ‘penny drop’ when working with our clients. Their hearts get lighter and they get that look of determination and confidence…. That ‘look’ is our WHY, that is why we do what we do.
Sales and Marketing Strategy.
‘Express coaching’ (1 hour).
Bespoke project work tailored to what your business needs.
**We specialise in both product and service based businesses**
We are both pretty obsessive list writers and we love good old pen and paper (which we upload to our asana board of course!). We have both been known to add something to a list just to cross it off (errr… super nerdy). Juggling kids, work and life and battling with kids for the TV remote neither of us get to watch as much TV as we’d like! In saying that, we each have the occasional ‘on demand’ series binge and at the moment our favourite show is The Handmaid’s Tale. If we could only listen to one song for the rest of our lives, for Jacqui is would be Escap by Rupert Holmes and for Helen, Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead!