Aidan Vuocolo

Business Angel in Brisbane City, Australia

Aidan Vuocolo

Business Angel in Brisbane City, Australia

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My name is Aidan. Throughout my entire life I have spent it in an environment of small business ownership. Dad runs two medical practices on the Sunshine Coast having also started from humble beginnings.

I remember starting a number of businesses that ultimately failed, including a turf farm that was eaten by a few stray cows and a silk worm business that I spent too long waiting for the mulberry bush to grow for feed. I was never dissuaded from pursuing being an entrepreneur, even before it was in vogue.

I've spent the last 15 years working in various small businesses, from Medical centres to an industrial foodcourt. From retail shops to cafes. Engineering firms to professional services. I have learnt that at the core of every business is people, and there is to be harmony between culture and commerciality for a business to prosper

Two years ago I started Stories Behind the Grind sharing the stories of the underdogs, the small businesses that are fighting everyday to survive and prosper. Since starting, over 280 entrepreneurs have been featured across Facebook, Instagram and podcasts. There are common themes that emerge, from having scalable systems and processes to investing in mindset first skills second, and not to overcomplicate what you offer the market.

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  • Work
    • Business Angel
  • Education
    • University of Queensland
    • Bocconi University
Testimonials
It was very helpful to chat with Aidan. He helped me recognise and overcome some of the mental limitations that were holding me back, which helped me with pushing through uncertainty and adversity. Overall, it was comforting to chat to someone who could relate closely to the journey I was on
Jiamin L
Clarity over situations and just someone to talk to that listens and cares. An alternative perspective to solving a problems and insights into strategies I can apply in my business and my life
James H
Pushed me outside my comfort zone. Helped with goal setting and following through, and allowed me to develop more self awareness
Tamiru B
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