Saadi Allen.
Saadi Allen. David Nielsen

Free website offer for not-for-profit groups

SAADI Allen is familiar with the tight funding situations faced by many not-for-profit organisations, and he'd like to help.

Each month his new Lismore-based company, Idea! Consulting, will be giving one community or not-for-profit organisation a free, custom-built website.

For the past seven years, Mr Allen has been involved in sales and marketing, with a brief foray into the not-for-profit sector.

Now armed with post-graduate qualifications in business management, he's his own boss.

He explained how his previous experience had shaped where he is now.

“I was working for a small, not-for-profit organisation called the Spirit of the Land Foundation, which has sadly folded due to a lack of funding,” he said.

“I know how difficult it can be to get money together for a website and I have the skills to do that.”

Mr Allen said he learnt how to build a website while working for the Spirit of the Land, because the foundation could not afford a professional to do the job.

He wants to encourage all business owners to think of ways they can support not-for-profit groups.

Mr Allen's new business has been going for less than two months.

Was it daunting to start up a business in the midst of an economic downturn?

“Well, I built those factors into my business plan and my passion is to help owners grow their business,” Mr Allen said.

“I really enjoy coming up with creative solutions that meet various budgets.”

For more information, visit Mr Allen's website at or phone 1300 738 610.

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