My Connection Statement

“I help busy female small business owners to gain clarity, build strategy and grow their business through my online Small Business Success Formula training and mentoring programs.”

About Me - My Biography

Alison Vidotto is an award winning author, professional speaker,  CEO of  Push! Small Business Training, Vidotto Group,  and the Founder/Director of the Australian Charity for the Children of Vietnam (ACCV).

Alison set up her first small business in 1992 and found many of the same challenges business owners experience today. Having worked through the Australian 1992 recession, the Global Financial Crisis and Brisbane’s 2011 floods, Alison has developed a real world understanding of potential hardships businesses face and the need for strategic planning to survive and grow through tough times.

Push! Small Business Training works with business owners to develop a strong foundation in all key areas of their business.

My Expertise

I have a great passion for training and leadership. I first began teaching adults at TAFE back in 1997 and my love of the training environment has continued to grow. I have trained students in many different areas; from nutrition, science, English as a second language and even morticians. I have loved every minute of it! Since becoming CEO of Vidotto Group in 2010 I increased my business knowledge via an MBA and other business courses. I then focused my training expertise on leadership and business skills. Raising a large family, founding and developing a charity (ACCV) while building and running my own business has given me great understanding of the need for strong leadership and business skills. I have studied Leadership and business extensively over the years and continue today in the Australian Advanced Leadership Programme for women. My book; 22 Leadership Fundamentals is based on lessons I learned along the way.

Training or speaking events designed to share knowledge and empower other small business owners is my idea of a perfect working day.

My Passions

I am in the wonderful position of living my three passions in life; family, business and regular travel.  Vidotto Group is a family run business, with an awesome team of family and unrelated staff members. I believe that ACCV has been a huge challenge and an enormous gift. Getting to know young blind people and watching them emerge from poverty & oppression to then blossom and take control of their lives is wonderful. I’m in awe of them sometimes. I am very passionate about travel which I like to do as often as possible, and education, as both a student and a teacher. I have studied most of my adult life and continue today. I am fortunate that my business allows me to combine learning and travel. I attend a number of international courses and conferences each year to broaden both my business knowledge, and my horizons.

My Interests

People, Education, Personal & Professional development, Travel, Photography, Reading, Cafe bookshops, City walks

How I Can Help Other Members

Running a business that has survived the 1992 recession, the GFC, Brisbane floods and the mining bust has given me a great deal of insight to the challenges we face as small business owners, and how we can navigate them. Being a mother of six, a business woman, author, founder of a charity, and a perpetual student has given me a great deal of knowledge and experience that I am happy to share with other members.

Why I Became a HerBusiness Member

I was very impressed at the standard of information and articles in the free newsletter and wanted to find out more. I signed up for premium membership and attended a round table meeting. Being a member gives me a level of support and collaboration from the others in the group that far exceeded my expectations. I am looking forward to working with like minded women and belonging to a network that is positive, dynamic and supportive.”

My Member to Member Offer(s)

20% discount on Push! Leadership, Business and Mentoring programmes.