FIVE LESSONS ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND FAMILY BUSINESS FROM GARLO'S PIES
Written on the 16 August 2016 by James Perkins
MEAT pies and rugby league go together like strawberries and cream and Wimbledon.
Networking is vital
When Garlo's pies opened its first store in Maroubra, Sean Garlick organised a pie eating competition between some of rugby league's biggest stars that was broadcast live on the Footy Show, which made the shop an instant success.
And so is some luck ...
Garlo's Pies became the supplier for the McDonald's trial after Sean Garlick sat next to the company's ACT/NSW State Manager on a flight.
Think big (take the whole pie) and innovate (you can reinvent the pie)
Garlo's Pies is expanding the horizons of the humble meat pie, taking it overseas while also improving its nutritional value to return the pie to one of its natural places of sale, the school tuckshop.
And one last tip on how to run a family business
Jackson works alongside a number of his relatives, including his father, and his uncle Nathan, a qualified pastry chef and co-founder of the business.