$22,750 GRANT HELPS BIRTH BEAT CONNECT IN REGIONAL NSW
Tamworth mum and Registered Midwife, Edwina Sharrock is helping hundreds of women overcome geographic isolation during pregnancy with quality, accessible childbirth classes online and face-to-face.
The Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson said support from the NSW Government was the kick-starter to growing this new enterprise, with a $22,750 Minimum Viable Product grant from Jobs for NSW to develop its online service.
“Edwina’s business ‘Birth Beat’ is an example of the exciting and entrepreneurial work women are doing in regional NSW,” Mr Anderson said.
“Edwina started her business to give women in country NSW the same choices as women in the city and with the help of the NSW Government’s Business Connect advisory service her business has snowballed.
“Edwina, who also worked out of the UNE Smart Regional Incubator in Tamworth, is a great example of how the Government is supporting business women from the bush and her idea is now helping hundreds of other women across NSW as a result,” he said.
“But you don’t have to take my word for it; Edwina herself has spoken about the change it’s made to her life saying, ‘We don’t have to hold traditional mindsets anymore and we don’t even have to think about being job seekers but rather job creators’.
“And what’s better is that these comments were made at a Savvy Birds Regional Women’s Network event which, through the Minister for Tourism and Events, we were able to provide $10,000 to ensure that event was a success,” Mr Anderson concluded.