Name: Ange Collins
Company name/Organisation name: Adllins Media, Connect Cairns
Q – Tell us about your business (what product or service you provide)
Adllins Media are a full-service marketing agency who are passionate about connecting businesses with their target audience through strategic marketing plans.
We’re largely focused on our Far Northern Queensland business community, however, our wings have spread globally in 2020, with a clientele now based in the United States.
Our digital capabilities position our business to supercharge growth for many organisations, across a magnitude of industries, allowing their operations to be well situated for future sustainability.
The company employees ten local team members who are experienced, passionate about their roles with strong industry knowledge for better outcomes for your business.
The Sister Company
Connect Cairns “business to business” magazine and online platform distributes to approximately 10,000+ registered ABN holders in the Cairns market quarterly. The brainchild was developed with a focus of ensuring that we actively encourage and promote businesses to shop and support local wherever possible to further support a circular economy within the region. Many businesses offering a service to another business have been delighted with the addition to their marketing plans and have been thrilled with the results, either positioned with paid advertising or a local spotlight through editorial.
Q – What’s the best advice you have received in business that you wish to pass on to others?
My first ever client always said “leave something in it for the next person” and I believe he was bang on the money!
Q – What one thing have you learned as a small business owner that has served you well over the years?
Ensure you build a team through complimenting personalities and capabilities. Look for diversity when hiring, skillsets that will set you apart from your competitors will ultimately form from the people you hire, that’s where the real magic happens. At Adllins, we are all about a collaborative approach, fun team environment – you’re part of the family.
TWO – Partner with the best accountant you possibly can, not happy with yours? I’m happy to share mine, PM me!
Q – Are there any resources or tools you’d like to share with other small business owners that have helped you run your business?
Processes are everything. They change, you build on existing, and sometimes you scrap them and start again as your business develops over time.
Make sure your processes are in a good place to ensure when you’re not there, the wheels keep turning! Check out our “Gadgets” page at www.connectcairns.com.au all my secrets for
“tools in business” are there!
Q – What do you do for fun/relaxation?
Great question! Outside of the hustle, all eyes are on my beautiful 4 year old daughter – Indi. The absolute sparkle in my eye, that miniature “boss” drives me to be the best human I can be every. single day. They say we teach our children, I’ve learnt more about life from her than I feel I could ever teach! We’re avid campers, found often by water – beach or fresh – and we love time relaxing with family & friends.
Q – And something on the fun side of things, what’s your party trick or secret talent?
Secret talent, this born and raised country girl can ride a horse at high speeds bareback!