Business Growth Supported by Free Workshop

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett

A free workshop designed to give small-medium business the skills and confidence to grow will be held in Kingaroy on 5 June 2019.

The workshop will enable small business to compete more effectively in retail, food service and online channels. It also will enable participants to assess other commercially based channels that may be attractive as part of a growth strategy.

John Day and Peter Huskins (ShopAbility), will present the workshop, discussing:

 Developing a strategic planning framework

 Challenge or complement your current thinking about growth opportunities

 Understand how to manage your profitability

 Identify opportunities using a market assessment process

 Identify and communicate ‘what you are famous for’

 Positioning your business for growth

 Actions to create new growth platforms

“This is a great opportunity for small business across the South Burnett region who might be at a crossroads about how to grow their business,” said Mayor Keith Campbell.

“Don’t wait for your competitors to grow, learn new skills and apply them in your business to improve your own productivity and maximise growth potential,” he added.

The Market Diversification Workshop is supported by the Entrepreneurs Program, an Australian Government flagship initiative for business competitiveness and productivity. It forms part of the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda and use experienced advisors and facilitators drawn from industry.

The workshop will be held in the 1913 Building (behind Kingaroy Visitor Information Centre) from 8:15am – 1pm. Workshop organisers are using (search market diversification registration) for registrations and details can be found online at South Burnett Localised (


Kristy Board

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett

Vision Statement
A region rich in collaborative and sophisticated businesses, fostering innovation for a prosperous South Burnett.
People in Business, People Working together, People making it better.

Mission Statement
Business South Burnett is the Business Growth component of the Economic Development branch of Council.
Our Mission is to foster collaboration within the South Burnett Business community, stimulate the further development and capacity of South
Burnett Businesses and engage and collaborate with South Burnett Business Development Groups.

• Expose business to opportunities for learning
• Create programs supporting business development
• Deliver new information relevant to business
• Collaboration with Regional and Town based Business Development Groups
• Sharing of positive South Burnett businesses stories to increase business confidence and promote the region
• Celebrate high achieving businesses
• Provide pathways for market readiness
• Support South Burnett Directions defined projects and advocacy initiatives

Business South Burnett

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