April 29, 2022
Solfit Yoga and Barre studio founder Tracy was a nominee for 2019 NEIS Best New Business Award for her incredible achievements in her first year of business. Tracy has brought to life a 5 year dream to own and operate her own yoga studio in Port Lincoln.
Tracy had been made redundant after working at Prominent Hill where she drove dump trucks for 5 years. Through all that time, Tracy had dreamed about opening a hot yoga studio in Port Lincoln.
"When I was made redundant from my driving job, I began to put my plans into action," explains Tracy. "A friend who had just started up his own plumbing business, told me about the NEIS program and I decided I had nothing to lose by making a phone call. I spoke to Vicky - she encouraged and supported me through the whole process."
Tracy is incredibly proud of her indigenous heritage, and is influencing her community to live a healthy, active life. She is empowering people from all walks of life by facilitating active participation across all ages.
This business is the perfect example of how NEIS collaborates with other services, Indigenous Business Australia and Regional Development Australia to come together for one common goal. The best new business in Port Lincoln 2019.
"Once I signed up for NEIS training, it was so comforting to know I had support, both financially and in the form or mentorship.”