Women in Business Wednesday – Annette Langford, Rodan + Fields

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett

Having grown up in the South Burnett, Annette Langford is passionate about giving rural people an equal opportunity for business ownership. She was introduced to the Rodan + Fields online business model in 2016 while searching for a more flexible lifestyle. “My husband and I travel a lot for fishing tournaments and I needed a business that could travel with us” Annette said.

Founded by Dermatologists Katie Rodan + Kathy Fields, the premium skin care company boasts that everything can be run from a mobile phone. “That’s the greatest thing about doing this business in the South Burnett”, Annette said. “It doesn’t matter where you live, with our online world you can be just as successful as people living in the city”. Annette prefers to work in small close knit communities, “people are a lot more supportive of each other here, if something is good the word spreads quickly!”

With the support of her local community and abroad, Annette was lucky enough to hit the ‘Fast Start’ milestone within the first month of business. This saw her total business startup costs reimbursed by Rodan + Fields corporate office. “It’s not every day you start up a business, but it’s even rarer to essentially start your business for free.” Annette said.

Annette credits her success to her team and business leader, stating she wouldn’t be here without them. She made a special mention to her husband Matt Langford, who has never doubted her long term business goal. “He has stuck by me even through the tough times, living by the moto: team work makes the dream work” Annette explained proudly.

To find out more about Rodan + Fields visit https://amontebello.myrandf.com/au/?fbclid=IwAR2TxTCPHmeVh-6erlAiplxn2NUZ2_T4Qf6jx0g5kxbWeOcV2Shz7XXKm6E

Kristy Board

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett

Vision Statement
A region rich in collaborative and sophisticated businesses, fostering innovation for a prosperous South Burnett.
People in Business, People Working together, People making it better.

Mission Statement
Business South Burnett is the Business Growth component of the Economic Development branch of Council.
Our Mission is to foster collaboration within the South Burnett Business community, stimulate the further development and capacity of South
Burnett Businesses and engage and collaborate with South Burnett Business Development Groups.

Objectives
• Expose business to opportunities for learning
• Create programs supporting business development
• Deliver new information relevant to business
• Collaboration with Regional and Town based Business Development Groups
• Sharing of positive South Burnett businesses stories to increase business confidence and promote the region
• Celebrate high achieving businesses
• Provide pathways for market readiness
• Support South Burnett Directions defined projects and advocacy initiatives

Business South Burnett

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