Sup­port net­work vi­tal

Wanneroo Times - - Street Watch -

CLIMB­ING Ever­est was sim­i­lar to own­ing a busi­ness, a north­ern sub­urbs busi­ness­woman has told her peers.

Ear­lier this year, Suze Trap­pitt and her old­est daugh­ter Tekaisha (18) took on the chal­lenge of climb­ing to Mt Ever­est Base Camp.

The guest speaker at Wanneroo Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion’s July break­fast, held in Min­darie, likened the ex­pe­ri­ence to own­ing a busi­ness.

She said the Ever­est ad­ven­ture stemmed from a choice to say ‘yes’ to an email of­fer, although it meant leav­ing an­other three chil­dren at home for two weeks.

“It’s one of the best de­ci­sions I’ve ever made,” the Bal­la­jura res­i­dent said.

“You never know what those op­por­tu­ni­ties are and where they are go­ing to lead you in the fu­ture.”

Ms Trap­pitt said the group they trav­elled with helped keep them go­ing and sim­i­larly, in busi­ness, peo­ple needed men­tors to turn to for sup­port when needed.

“It’s hard at times; you need to sup­port each other,” she said.

Ms Trap­pitt started her busi­ness, Cher­ished Cherubs Babysit­ting, 15 years ago and won the peo­ple’s choice award at the District 32 SME Spec­tac­u­lar last year.

She said the com­pany helped par­ents who did not have fam­ily to call on or were par­tic­u­lar about the babysit­ter who cared for their chil­dren.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Suze Trap­pitt with daugh­ters Josephine (6) and Rian­non (10) and a baby she is fos­ter­­mu­ni­

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