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Lydia Lassila

Learning to Soar: Dinner with Lydia Lassila

News Article Date: 
Thursday, 10 August 2017

The Great South Coast Small Business Festival is on this month, featuring a series of locally-hosted events which help you connect, learn and succeed in business.

Olympic gold medallist aerial skier turned small business woman, Lydia Lassila is hosting a feature event on August 16 and will tell guests about how to take their enterprise to new heights and turn adversity into advantage.

Lydia said that tough times were the catalyst for her business.

“I tore my ACL in my knee twice in six months and struggled to find a cold therapy solution for myself that wouldn’t leak or slip and would stay cold for long enough,” she said.

“Out of frustration and a clear vision for what I wanted in a product, I set out to make it myself. My business, BodyICE was up and running six months later.

“I’d encourage anyone who has an idea and is passionate about it to open their own business - you’ll find a way to make it happen.”

Learning to Soar: Dinner with Lydia Lassila is part of the Great South Coast Small Business Festival which is one of nine regional partner festivals being held in August as part of the state-wide Small Business Festival – Australia’s largest small business festival.

Other local events will help you improve your business skills with practical advice on a range of topics including time-management, marketing, tourism, exporting and more.

All events are either free or provided at low-cost.

To book, and for more information, visit

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