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KX Pilates Announces $20,000 Travel Grant for Aussie Entrepreneurs

Reformer Pilates leader KX Pilates and its Founder Aaron Smith have announced the KX Entrepreneur Travel Grant – a grant offering emerging entrepreneurs $20,000 to explore, define, and inspire their business journey. 

KX Pilates will award one Australian with $20,000 to help them expand their mind through travel and ideate a business idea. The winner will also receive one-on-one mentorship from Aaron Smith, who will help refine and shape the idea. This grant comes as Smith reveals in his new book Define Yourself how his global adventures paved the way for the ideation and creation of KX Pilates. Smith says travel can be a catalyst for self-discovery and innovation.

The Reformer Pilates franchise commissioned national survey* to uncover the inspiration behind Australian businesses and identify why Australians are hesitant to pursue their business ideas.

The results found 60% of Australians love the idea of starting a business or side hustle, with Gen Z leading the charge (82%, 18 – 24 years), followed closely by Millennials (70%, 24 – 35 years). Respondents revealed the key three reasons they want to start their own business: To earn more money (61.2%), have flexible working hours (45.8%) and be their own boss (42.5%). 

With the support of Smith and KX, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to overcome all three of these barriers as they seek inspiration abroad and overcome the challenges of funding to pursue their own ideas, whilst also receiving valuable mentorship from Smith.