Pivoting from piloting around the world to a worldwide small business With special guest Eric Peck, CEO | Swoop Aero

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Small Biz Matters – #174 Providing the small business community with educational content and advocacy since 2014 with Alexi Boyd, broadcaster, advocate and small business owner. Date: 1 September 2020

The road to small business success is dotted with the pitstops of life. Previous experiences, major milestones in your career, successes and failures in a former working life or maybe the success of failure of a former small business!

But with each of these comes important life lessons that help to build up the pallet of colours that create your small business success.

Some of those transitions are bigger leaps than the norm. Take for example today’s guest. Eric Peck from Swoop Aero who, in a former life was a Australian Air Force pilot. How could you possibly take such unique experiences from around the world and utilise those skills to create a small business? Well that’s exactly what Eric is here to share with us.

Welcome to the show Eric.

Topics we’ll be covering:

  • Moving from piloting to the world of business — learnings, challenges and how his pilot experience spurred him on to tackle healthcare inequalities
    • Transitioning from military to corporate culture - where to use the best of both worlds
  • Why he decided to create a for-profit business and the impact he believes it has helped become more accountable as a result
    • The mindset you need to be a for-proft business in a NFP world
  • Business growth — going from zero to a global medical logistics network in three years
  • The importance of creating a fully sustainable business — Swoop Aero’s drones have a smaller carbon footprint than a bike
  • The future of healthcare and how it can be improved through technology

To find out more go to their website: https://swoop.aero/

About our Guest & Swoop Aero

Swoop Aero transforms the way the world moves essential supplies and enables access to healthcare for millions across the world. Founded in 2017, this Australian born and bred company is bringing healthcare logistics into the 21st century by deploying two-way drone networks capable of delivering essential medical supplies to urban, rural and remote areas globally. Their managed air transport service provides access to the skies to ensure sustainable, safe and reliable provision of essential health supplies. Unmanned vehicles are at the heart of the next significant shift in supply chain logistics. From the UN to USAid and the Gates Foundation, they are trusted to create value by sustainably transforming health supply chains.

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