Three days of networking, education, sharing ideas and laughs at our recent Australasian Expo made for a very energising experience. 

The education sessions are useful, but often the real value is in sharing. I believe that you get what you give and if you give energy, you get energised - very important for every small business.

When you mix with your peers, you know that they understand the issues, many have "been there - done that" and while you may not choose their solution, it certainly helps to put things in perspective and view alternative options. The enthusiasm with which they share is contagious and I picked up some real gems that I have already started to implement to make our systems and service even better. 

It was also really great to win the EmbroidMe Australasia Team Player Award, it means a lot when you are valued by your peers and colleagues and was very much appreciated.