Get your idea or side hustle up and running… boots and all in. 

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Is this program for you?

16 week accelerator program to bring your business idea to life or turn your side hustle into full time gig.  

Bootstrappers is designed to support women in regional areas to plan and launch their business.  

The program is designed to assist you to DREAM BIG and get your side hustle or idea out in the world. It will give you the confidence and accountability to test your assumptions, set goals and face your insecurities as you build the business of your future.  


Sam (Gladstone)

Started full time in her business and employed her first staff member

Vicki (Chinchilla)

Built a hobby into another farm business drawing tourists

Maree (Lockyer Valley)

Met her new business partner and launched a collaborative group of businesses.

Previous participants of virtual peer programs have: 

– Built off farm income 
– Launched an online business 
– Grown from a hobby into a business employing the owner full time with staff  
– Built a sustainable business by reaching new customers  
– Secured government contracts within 3 months of taking the side hustle bigger 

What’s in it for you?

We match you with a support group of like-minded women. We help you develop a one page business plan and provide you with the tools based on where you are right now and then support you to apply that knowledge with confidence.  

Imagine your business of the future and make your idea or side hustle come alive so you can learn what you need to make it happen.   

Get focussed

Work on the right activities that will deliver your goals 

Find your direction

By the end of the program you will know exactly what areas of your business you need work on with a robust business plan  

Feel more confident

Get the confidence to make the decisions to move forward. Whether you’re just starting out or ramping up.  

Shine a light on your customer

Really understand your customer and solve the problem they have  

Vibrant Community

Get access to a vibrant community who will be your ongoing support network   

Be proactive

Strap on your boots and know exactly what you need to do next to grow your idea 

Listen to rural business owner Vicki Mayne from Hoofprints of Change (Chinchilla) talking to Program Director Tara Jacobsen about what she has learnt and gained from the experience of virtual learning and peer mentoring

Want to talk?

Book a time with a groei member for a quick fifteen minute call, in person, to unpack the help you need.

Or ready to join?

Join now and take advantage of our early bird offer.

 What will we do?

groei offers Australia and New Zealand’s first ever virtual multi-level business education and mentoring solution, that is designed to help regional small businesses grow sustainably. 

groei programs are designed to provide you a learning environment that teaches the “what” but more importantly, the “how to” for your business right now. 

Over the 16 week program you will:  

Map your ideal customer profile

Business owner mindset profile

Tools and templates including a one-page business plan

Half day bootcamp

6 virtual peer learning sessions

one to one coaching

6 virtual peer problem solving sessions

8 online self-paced learning modules

Access to the groei.Us community for 12 months

Pricing Options 

Not sure if Bootstrappers is right for you?

Book a time with a groei member for a quick fifteen minute call, in person, to unpack the help you need.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much time will I need?

Our participants lead busy lives. Most have businesses, full time jobs in their business and families. Each week is a 1hr face to face commitment.  How much work you do in between sessions is up to you, although we recommend you spend a another hour a week working on you and your business . You will have support from your learning peer group to make the decisions you need to make to be more effective.  

When do we meet?

Each get together is weekly for 12 weeks with activities before and after the program which makes 16 weeks. The timetable will be sent to you to ensure it’s your diary. As part of your membership you also receive access to groei.Us, groei Lessons and Fireside Chats (fortnightly) which run for 45mins. 

What’s the class size?

Each cohort is 24 and we break you into smaller PODS of 6. We work hard to match you together with POD members of similar mindset and focus.  You do the work and decision making in these PODS and the learning modules with the greater 24 so you will get to know the other cohort members well.  

What preparation will I need to do?

We will guide you through the preparation for the sessions in our onboarding activities and initial coaching session   

What kind of support will I get?

Your groei facilitator is there to help you apply the material to your business and are available on chat via groei.Us. if you get stuck we encourage participants to discuss topics specific to each business in a Fireside Chat or in your POD sessions.   

What if I miss a session?

We do encourage you to attend all of the sessions, however, we do know that sometimes life can get in the way and if you can not attend please let your POD mentor know. We strongly encourage you to prioritise the workshops to ensure you maintain the routine.  

How do you protect confidentiality?

All participants accept our confidentiality agreement as part of their conditions of membership. Chatham House rules apply during all workshop sessions. You will sign an agreement to this affect in the terms and conditions when you join the program.  

What if I want to leave the program?

The program is designed to be delivered over 16 weeks with a further 8 months of access to the community and lessons. Refund requests will be at our discretion and will require 90 days notice. Refer to our T&C’s for full membership conditions on our website.  

Do I get a certificate?

Yep – you need to have completed all the activities to be eligible   

Do I keep the tools after the program finishes?

Yep…you retain ownership of the trello boards however to continue to access Lessons you will need to maintain your groei.Us subscription after your first 12 months  

Living rural and having the opportunity to tap into some of the most incredible knowledge base and connections has been one of the most valuable components of this program. The learning content combined with the peer and one to one coaching gave me the ‘how’ and a dedicated support network to feel like I wasn’t alone in the decisions I was making.   


Regional start up idea

The peer mentor experience was what made this program. Throughout the program I just felt so supported as challenges came up in my business. I felt I had a space of like-minded business owners who knew me and my business really well. My facilitator was so skilled in setting the groups up and getting us to stick. She has an authentic passion for business and getting the best out of the cohort  and her deep technical expertise was perfect insight for us when we needed it.  


Business owner in Gladstone

It was the opportunity to meet and connect and actually work with like minded women that was the true power and how we were walked through the learning content and taught how to apply what we needed when we needed to. Even when things went wrong the peer, the facilitator and mentors helped us solve those problems and made us feel less alone. 


JV business created from WiRe

What about our other programs?

If this isn’t the one for you we have other options for you no matter where you find yourself in your business. Check out our other programs and events here  

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