Products, Services, Rate card and Ts & Cs


Irene brings entrepreneurship, social innovation and creative people together to nurture interesting ideas and help creative businesses come to life. She is an award winning Startup founder, a Country Music Comedian, research commercialisation business development manager and has experience delivering social enterprise accelerator program outcomes.

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Irene Lemon is a performing artist with 20 years’ experience​ delighting audiences with her Australian “Every Woman” show; Sheila Knacquers - Live at The Faux Hotel. She is also a creative business advisor with over 20 years experience supporting creatives to start and grow their businesses, and an expert facilitator for training and workshops.

Facilitating holistic outcomes for multiple stakeholders and advising creative SMEs for more than 20 years, Irene’s goal is to ensure Innovation and Entrepreneurship training and support for emerging creative entrepreneurs is inclusive, practical and empowering. She has a passion for women-led creative businesses and creative social enterprise.

Irene’s years of experience have helped a diverse range of 400+ start-up creative businesses in various artforms secure more than 40 MIL AUD. As a freelance international development consultant, Irene’s clients included UN Women, DFAT & AUSAID, Create NSW, Regional Arts NSW, Jobs for NSW and NSW Treasury, where she has supported policy implementation in the creative industries.

Fees are representative of an agreed package of work, and subject to an accepted proposal and agreement (contract), with our offer.

Invoices are payable 50% on signing and 50% on completion (7 day terms)

**No minimum means you can book me for an hour or a week! A day is 7.5 hours, Monday to Friday. Irene does not work weekends.

Rate Card

Corporate Rate for established SMEs (20+ employees) and departments/large organisations

$3200 Day Rate - no minimum**

Includes IP (anything I create for your session is yours to keep), recording (you can keep a video recording of my trainings and facilitation for internal use), 1 day preparation AND 1 day wrap up with field notes and reflections.

Micro-business Rate for sole traders, small family businesses and lifestyle companies (founder owned and operated)

$1500 Day Rate - no minimum**

Includes IP, templates and a follow up session one month afterwards to assess impact and progress.

NFP and Social Enterprise rate for not-for-profit community organisations and NGOs, and social enterprises

$1200 per day Day Rate with a 3 day minimum engagement (total fee $3600)

Includes facilitation of existing content, train the trainer session, Walk in Walk Out (WIWO), local travel and per diems, 1 day prep & 1 day wrap up consultations.

General terms for engagement

For a commercial contract to be legally enforceable, the principles of contract law require that an offer be made and accepted, and contain sufficient detail to make it clear what is being offered and on what terms. A well-drafted contract is an important risk management device for each of the contracting parties. Providing a written description of the services you’re engaged to perform, the results you’ll achieve, how much and on what terms you’ll be paid, the extent of your liability and when and how the contract will end, forms a legal contract to fall back on if either party does not hold up their end of the deal.

We will prepare and submit an offer based on a client brief under the STANDARD TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT FOR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND CONSULTANTS

No work shall be carried out prior to receipt of a signed agreement.

The Coffee, Cake & Wine Framework

This framework is an essential supporting structure to explicitly outline the ideas, assumptions and approaches and risks to developing a viable & sustainable creative social enterprise.

The framework underpins the training, learning outcomes and coaching methodologies Irene uses to support founders and bring accountability to her impact.

To review the framework, please reach out:


m: +61 .0. 417.684.302


Revenue Engines Book Coming Soon

A companion book to the online, self-paced program, workshop and a brand new framework for Creative Social Entrepreneurs

A practical, down-to-earth book for Australian creatives who want to change the world

Online, self-paced program

Four, self-paced, online modules to help you design and document your revenue engine for impact. This course is ideal for startups and hobbyists looking for support to professionalise their creative practice and understand how profit and purpose need to work together.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Increased confidence - understand basic business literacy to help you articulate your vision, document your business and creative practice goals and set action plans with embedded accountability

  • Increased transparency - use business tools to help plan and execute your idea and introduce best practice & governance to your creative social enterprise.

  • Increased visibility - understand basic financial literacy to help you embed profit and purpose into your revenue engine. Design your revenue engine with meaningful metrics to help you understand what is working and what isn't.

  • Increased accountability - understand Theory of Change and Program Logic to ensure you're creating attributable impact, and monitoring and evaluating your impact interventions fairly and honestly.

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