Educate to Communicate – Believing You Can
Kate Meredith is Founder and Director of the Meredith Linn Company t/as Educate to Communicate. Kate established her business as recently as 2014, and is already in a well established position, now planning for growth. Educate to Communicate specialises in providing quality speech pathology services to young children.
“I am a speech pathologist. I was working tirelessly for a hospital and my husband and I were in the midst of creating a family when I decided there had to be a better way. Juggling family commitments and keeping to someone else clock in a job that I was not enjoying at all, these pressures were becoming too much. I believed that I had what it takes to run my own show, which would give me not only the financial security to provide for my family, but the flexibility to spend time with my children as well.”
We will never forget the first day that we met Kate. Kate came to meet me in our office and said “I want to start a business”. She was due to give birth to her second child the following week. Kate handed her baby over to me and disappeared into the bathroom. “I’ll be back to find out how”.
I must admit I was sceptical at the time, and was certainly hesitant to recommend anything too complex for Kate at the start. But I felt that Kate had what it takes. So we pressed on.
“I needed help to setup my business structure, to arrange capital, to appoint staff, to rent premises, and establish financial records, and the list goes on and on. I had to move fast. I had to do this for myself and for my family.” Kate said …