Paula Dickson lines up her ducks with two businesses

Paula Dickson is known by the Women in Business Regional Network from her presentations in grant writing and her consulting business Lined Up Ducks. But Paula is also passionate about remedial massage. After studying for the Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy she founded her second business Massage Me Adelaide providing her clients with opportunity for a professional workplace or home based massage.

Read more about Paula and her two businesses:

Name: Paula Dickson

Phone Number: 0414 695 015

Business Name: Lined Up Ducks

Website address: https://linedupducks.com.au/

Email address: paula@linedupducks.com.au

Physical address: Adelaide Hills

What does your business do? Helping you to get all your ducks in a row in planning, monitoring, evaluation and continuous improvement for positive impact projects. Research, measurement, facilitation, engagement, eco-system mapping and grants/tenders.

What area do you serve? South Australia (and beyond)

How long have you been in business? Two years

Did you found the business? Yes

Tell us briefly about your business journey as Lined Up Ducks:

  • Long background in community and social development programs.
  • Use a capacity building approach with my clients to ensure sustainable results.
  • Result-focused thinker with a knack for lifting the energy of groups and individuals to get great outcomes – and measure them.

Business Name: Massage Me Adelaide

Website address: https://massagemeadelaide.com/

Email address: paula@massagemeadelaide.com

Physical address: Mt Barker

What does your business do? Massage Me Adelaide offers a range of therapeutic and relaxation massage treatments in the comfort of your own home, office or even on retreat. Ranging from relaxation therapy to targeted remedial treatments there is something for everybody in every setting. As a member of the Massage & Myotherapy Australia you can be confident in the quality and professionalism of each treatment you book. Health fund rebates may apply, enquire when you book.

What area do you serve? Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, McLaren Vale, Southern Adelaide & the Fleurieu Peninsula

How long have you been in business? Two years

Did you found the business? Yes

How did you develop your Massage Me Adelaide business:

  • Trained with Evolve College (formerly Australian College of Massage) and graduated with a Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy in 2020.
  • Long association with people with spinal cord injury and is a visiting practitioner at the Hampstead Rehabilitation Unit.
  • Originally inspired by a professional workplace massage in 2015 and began studying massage to change careers and connect more deeply with my purpose – to serve others and facilitate wellbeing.

Name some things you’ve learned from your business journeys?

  • Running your own business is one way to ensure lifelong learning.
  • I don’t know as much as I thought I did! Most of the mistakes I make in my business provide an opportunity to develop my knowledge.

Why did you join the Women in Business Network? I joined WIB for the support and connection with people in a similar position to me and for the support and connection because I’m new to business and needed to learn everything from the beginning.