How we helped 3 inspiring female entrepreneurs grow their gigs in 2020

Jacob Overs

Friday, 06 March 2020

At Valiant, your success is our success. To celebrate International Women’s Day this year, we’re sharing some of our favourite customer success stories from female business owners and entrepreneurs doing awesome things out there!

Here are 3 recent stories we had to share:

1. Natalie Buttini (Sole Trader)

Natalie does an amazing job for the community, helping people with disabilities get to and from home, school and activities.

Natalie's car was on its last legs, and without an upgrade she wouldn’t have been able to continue making such a positive difference in our community.

Luckily, our wonderful product specialist, Lucy, was able to help her secure $15,000. Now, Natalie’s back on the road doing what she loves most.

Loan type: Chattel Mortgage Amount borrowed: $15,000 Used for: New car

2. Vicky Mezzapesa - Pop Gaming

Vicky, owner of Pop Gaming, recently came to us with a vision to expand her family entertainment centre, based in Gisborne, Victoria. Pop Gaming is inspired by fond memories of family outings that always seemed to wind up at the local gaming arcade!

Vicky requested finance to invest in new machines that would enhance to her customers' gaming experience. After consulting with our talented product specialist, Luke, she decided on a loan amount of 50k—enough to invest in essential revenue-generating machines, while allowing her to comfortably pay off her loan.

The 50k was not an easy win, but with Luke’s careful workshopping and negotiation, they made it over the line and Vicky was able to take ownership of her company’s equipment. She’s also very much looking forward to expanding Pop Gaming’s offering over the next two years.

Just after we settled Vicky’s loan, she dropped us a note to say:

“Thank you for believing in me and just giving me that push.”

Loan type: Commercial Lease Amount borrowed: $50,000 Used for: Expanding product range

3. Dionne Goyen - Generator Personal Training

Our client, Dionne, owns a Crossfit gym! She needed finance to repay vendors and upgrade her gym’s equipment. Getting a ‘yes’ from her lender wasn’t an easy feat, and Dionne was referred to us after struggling to get her application over the line.

Dionne got in touch with our amazing product specialist, Karlo, and Working Capital Manager, Nicki, and together they were able to negotiate with our lending partners to secure a total of $30,000 with a two-year term and great rate.

“This was a seamless experience… My repayments and loan term are very affordable, and has relieved a lot of stress in finding a way to keep moving my business forward.”

Loan type: Unsecured term loan Amount borrowed: $30,000 Used for: Equipment upgrades and vendor payments

We are continuously blown away by each and every one of our clients, and it’s an honour to be a part of their growth journeys. Congratulations to these inspiring women doing amazing work in Australia—we wish them all the best!

If you’re looking to grow your business, Valiant has 100+ years combined experience in finance, and can tailor a solution made for you—simply call us on 1300 780 568 to learn more about how we can help.


Jacob is the Director of Sales here at Valiant. He has a wealth of experience in helping small business owners with their everyday finance needs, and is our go-to guru for all things working capital.

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