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June 2020

Webinar: Ergon’s kVA vs kW demand tariffs explained

June 8, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please note: This webinar content is for large customers in regional Queensland. As part of Ergon’s customer engagement program, this webinar is focused on Ergon Energy large customers on Ergon Tariffs 44/45/46. Ergon representative, Bonson Lam will explore the Queensland Competition Authority’s (QCA) draft proposal for kVA (apparent power) and kW (real power) demand tariffs for large Standard Asset Customers (SAC). ecoBiz sustainability coach, Nicole Price will facilitate the discussion and explain what this means for your business.

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Webinar: How to create kick ass marketing emails

June 10, 2020 | 8:00 am - 11:00 am

During this webinar we will complete a run-through of one of the most popular email platforms for small business, Mailchimp. No assumed knowledge is required for this webinar, making it perfect for email first timers, and those who have started but are looking to quick wins to boost their communications. You also don’t have to be a customer of Mailchimp to get value from this webinar – these principals can be applied to any email marketing platform.

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Webinar: Dealing with daily sales objections

June 11, 2020 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, it seems, for many customers, inaction or procrastination has never been more common. During this time, businesses are reviewing their entire business. So how do you communicate to customers the benefits of purchasing, or even continuing to utilise your product or service? This webinar was produced to support SME;s in dealing with these common objections by delivering some best practice, ethical and actionable tools that when applied, will yield immediate results and increase win…

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Webinar: Maintaining wellbeing through drought and prolonged stress

June 17, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Gain a greater understanding of the effects and signs of prolonged stress, the science behind stress and practical ways to maintain well being, support your community and loved ones.

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Webinar: Communication Culture post-Covid

June 18, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

For Queensland businesses, the task of rebuilding post-COVID19 is high on the agenda. The enforced change of the past months has brought uncertainty and fast-tracked adaptability in equal measure. We’ve seen warp-speed innovation in both internal and external communication — working from home, difficult workplace conversations about jobs and the future, finding new ways to maintain great customer contact and service delivery, leadership communication of varying style and effectiveness. Communication culture is about people, and your employees are your brand.…

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QUEENSLAND’S WORKPLACE OF TOMORROW

June 25, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thursday 25 June- 12pm to 1pm Three of Queensland's leading human resource experts will unpack the new reality of COVID SAFE workforce planning. Issues to be discussed include: our future workplace environments; the work-from-home dynamic; and how to address the long-term wellbeing and professional development of employees who fear being isolated. Join us for this one-hour presentation and Q & A session, with: Brisbane Airport Executive General Manager Human Resources Jane Dionysius MOQdigital Head of People & Culture Kelly Wilkes Moderated…

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July 2020

The drought cycle; adaption and strengthening resilience

July 1, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Hear about the drought cycle, the cumulative challenges communities often face and key considerations at different stages of the drought cycle. Learn about the psychology around adaptation in the face of this long-term stress and how to strengthen resilience and manage welling throughout tough times.

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Red Earth Conversation Series: Session 3

July 2, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

As we venture back out after lockdown, thankful for our regions and the freedom we have in our rural communities, we are thinking about the next stage, the future, the change ahead... How will 2020 define the Burnett inland? What opportunities will arise in the North Burnett and South Burnett? What will our communities gain from this experience? How will we chose to live in the years ahead? What will we value? What will we leave behind? Join us for…

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Wellbeing after the rains

July 15, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Hear from the Bureau of Meteorology on winter weather predictions and what rain means for the drought. Hear what the research says about welling when communities are seen to be in drought recovery, strategies to help with things beyond your control and how to make the most of every day.

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Family wellbeing in the face of ongoing stress

July 15, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Hear from the Bureau of Meteorology on winter weather predictions and what rain means for the drought. Hear what the research says about well being when communities are seen to be in drought recovery, strategies to help with things beyond your control and how to make the most of every day.

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Well-Being Wednesday

July 15, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2020

Well-Being Wednesday is where we get together on-line with a woman from our network who is from rural, regional or remote Australia and have a conversation about well-being. We wanted to find a way to keep connected, bring people together and support each other in the current circumstances. So many of the women we know have great wisdom to share and we thought these times of physical distancing would make it even more important to keep socially connected and focused…

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A Sustainable Future for Dairy

July 23, 2020

Please join us & let us show you a solution for the embattled Dairy Industry at our Field day at Maleny Dairies on increasing productivity, reducing costs & helping dairy farmers become PROFITABLE. We invite you to witness ground breaking changes we are making that will turn the dairy industry on it's head. 10am, 23rd July, 2020 RSVP by 16th July, to jennifer@conciergesunshinecoast.com.au  or all 0438952830 PROMOTED BY   MALENY DAIRIES,    GLOBAL BOSS INTERNATIONAL,   GROWMOOR BIOLOGICAL

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Customer-Centric Marketing

July 23, 2020 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The workshop will cover: Defining Who You’d Like to Attract Attracting Your Target Buyer Converting More Leads into Customers Turning Customers into Loyal, Raving Fans Tools to get online

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Efficient Inventory Management

July 29, 2020 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The workshop will cover: Understanding the problems and cost of poor performance in inventory management systems & processes The primary diagnostic tool to understand the current state of inventory management Measurements and what they mean The “how to” of execution to re-set Inventory in your business using 6S & Lean principles Introducing the Sales & Operations Planning Process & Product Lifecycle Management to drive inventory management efficiencies What success looks like – characteristics of the future state

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Family wellbeing in the face of ongoing stress

July 29, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Hear what the research tells ups about adult relationships, family roles and children’s experience through droughts, alongside practical tips on how to support children as well as adult relationships.

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Exploring regional freight options

July 30, 2020 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

The Queensland Government is keen to support producers of Australian goods to get their products to market in the most efficient way possible. Ensuring our producers get the right information at the right time to make the best decisions for their business is key, we want to help de-mystify airfreight options. We have teamed up with Toowoomba Wellcamp airport and other industry partners including GrowCom, Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers and Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise to share with you:…

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August 2020

Lean Thinking for Business

August 6, 2020 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

This workshop will cover: the myths surrounding Lean the origin of Lean Thinking and the Toyota Production System the principles of Lean the concept and cost of the 8 wastes problem solving & decision making the Lean way common Lean tools case studies and how the learning applies to your business

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Efficient Inventory Management

August 12, 2020 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

The workshop will cover: Understanding the problems and cost of poor performance in inventory management systems & processes The primary diagnostic tool to understand the current state of inventory management Measurements and what they mean The “how to” of execution to re-set Inventory in your business using 6S & Lean principles Introducing the Sales & Operations Planning Process & Product Lifecycle Management to drive inventory management efficiencies What success looks like – characteristics of the future state

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Preparing for tough times

August 12, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Listen to a bit of an introduction on preparedness in the drought space and the importance of preparing the mind for challenging times. Includes tools and tips to support drought resilience and preparedness.

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September 2020

Business Check In – Open Mic!

September 3, 2020 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Free

Are you ready to make the rest of 2020 count for your business?   If yes, join Entrepreneurship Facilitator Jason Virtue in an open forum covering business items – make the rest of the year a winner!   For any burning business questions you need answered please email jvirtue@businessleap.org.au before 9.00 am Thursday, 3 September.   Register through our ticketing website to ensure you receive confirmation emails and to receive the link and pass code to join the zoom session. Please…

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Business Bites – Business Model Canvas

September 9, 2020 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Free

Business Model Canvas – a model that matters! Your Business Model Canvas may be one of the most valuable tools you can develop for your business. You can use it to create an integrated view of your entire business to make sure you are firing on all fronts and that all parts of your business are set up to work with each other. It gives you a way to create a clear business model using just a single sheet of…

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Coffee and Conversations – SWOT Analysis

September 16, 2020 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Free

Make the most of your morning coffee! Grab your coffee, your laptop or phone and join host, Entrepreneurship Facilitator Lynne Wilbraham to discuss and take a closer look at SWOT Analysis through Zoom.   Register through our ticketing website to ensure you receive confirmation emails and to receive the link and pass code to join the zoom session. Please note that the link and pass code are sent the morning of the Zoom session. Registration Deadline: 15 September 2020, 5:00…

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Business Bites – Value Proposition Canvas

September 23, 2020 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Free

This simple, but very powerful tool will help your business create products or services which perfectly meet your customer’s needs. This workshop will help you identify your customer needs and wants, develop your customer profile and define aspects including the ‘jobs’ your customer wants you to do for them and the ‘gains’ they are seeking from doing business with you! Hosted by Entrepreneurship Facilitator, Lynne Wilbraham   Register through our ticketing website to ensure you receive confirmation emails and to…

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Business Check In – Open Mic!

September 24, 2020 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Free

Are you ready to make the rest of 2020 count for your business?   If yes, join Entrepreneurship Facilitator Jason Virtue in an open forum covering business items – make the rest of the year a winner!   For any burning business questions you need answered please email jvirtue@businessleap.org.au before 9.00 am Thursday, 24 September.   Register through our ticketing website to ensure you receive confirmation emails and to receive the link and pass code to join the zoom session. Please…

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October 2020

Masterclass 1 – Developing an Innovation Mindset

October 28, 2020 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Generator Gympie, Floor Level, 232 Mary Street
Gympie, 4570
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$25.00

Gympie Region Innovation & Investment Program (GRIiP) Masterclass 1 - Developing an Innovation Mindset Presented by Colin Graham Innovation starts inside your head. It is a way of thinking that drives your behaviours and actions. Innovation success is not dependent on how much money you invest, instead it is much more related to your thinking and actions. Masterclass Details This practical workshop is aimed at small business owners and managers – although also relevant to many others – and will help…

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November 2020

Masterclass 2 – From Concept to Commercialisation

November 18, 2020 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Generator Gympie, Floor Level, 232 Mary Street
Gympie, 4570
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$25.00

Gympie Region Innovation & Investment Program (GRIiP) Masterclass 2 - From Concept to Commercialisation Presented by Colin Graham Innovation is about executing new ideas of value. It is not just about new products and services but also new ways of doing business, including tapping into technology. Masterclass Details This workshop draws upon research and examples from small businesses and introduces practical tools and techniques you can use to take your idea to commercial reality. Content includes: How to evaluate and…

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December 2020

Sole Trader Christmas Party, South Burnett

December 1, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kingsley Grove Estate Winery, 49 Stuart Valley Drive
Goodger, 4610
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Cracking office bonbons alone this year? Don't! Come together with other sole-traders at Kingsley Grove for your Christmas Party. About this Event We’ve all been working in our own office this year, where is our party to celebrate the year that was 2020? It's time to shout yourself and reward your efforts. Celebrating and networking is good business practice, good for mental health and a good habit. Book today, only 60 tickets available. We are packing a lot of goodness…

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March 2021

South Burnett Disability and Mental Health Expo 2021

March 7, 2021 | 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Kingaroy Show Grounds, Youngman Street
Kingaroy, 4610
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Free

Living Actively Disability Support Services will be attending the South Burnett Disability and Mental Health Expo to be held on the 7th March 2020. We would like to see you all there and come and learn what Living Actively is about. There will be other organisations there from within the region and outside visitors. There will also Sunshine Spinners, Therapy animals and much more. If you want to learn more about the NDIS and how you can get connect APM…

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How to Nail your Digital Strategy for Small and Medium Business

March 11, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Are you feeling frustrated with your digital marketing efforts? Today’s market is moving at an accelerated pace and small businesses are expected to outline, strategize, and implement a digital strategy in a matter of days or weeks to keep up. The perfect digital strategy helps you decide where is best to spend your time and money and most importantly where you shouldn’t. This webinar will cover key steps and best practice principles of creating an effective, successful digital strategy for…

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5 Innovation Secrets for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)

March 25, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Who says innovation is only for big businesses? In reality, small and mid-sized businesses hold the key to innovation in Australia as they play a substantial role in Australia's growth and job creation. Implementing innovative ideas are crucial to a business being able to improve its practices, introduce new and improved products and services to market, increase efficiency and most importantly, improve its profitability. Just look at brands like Apple that have built their success through continuous innovation.  With several…

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April 2021

Futurise Your Business

April 15, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The urgency to transition from our traditional business models to digitally successful businesses has become too important to postpone, as more and more is digitised and automated in our fast-changing world. Now more than ever it’s crucial to leave the challenges of 2020 behind us and focus on futurising your business by developing your digital knowledge in order to add value, and stay competitive in the market. This webinar will help you gain clarity on developing the right digital strategy,…

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Digital Trends for SMEs

April 22, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Digital trends have the potential to create significant disruption, drive consumer behaviour, and deliver significant opportunities to small and mid-sized businesses. However, it evolves so fast that it can be hard to keep up, so we're helping you make sense of it all with an inside and in-depth look at all of the digital trends coming out in 2021 to help you succeed. The webinar will cover some of the trends expected to make the biggest impact on business, top…

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Power your Business with a Social Media Strategy

April 29, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Creating a social media page for your business is no rocket science. But what if you want to level up your game, and stand out from the rest? Harnessing the power of a social media strategy is a must to create devoted brand advocates, drives leads and sales. If you've been struggling to create a social media strategy that does all that and more for your business, then this webinar is for you! Join us as we provide you with…

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May 2021

Building a Crisis Proof Digital and Marketing Infrastructure for every small business owner

May 6, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Business owners, 2020 was a year filled with challenges for small and mid-sized businesses alike. It created unprecedented trends in every industry, and revealed to everyone the importance of not only transitioning to a digital business model, but also one that could withstand a crisis. The pandemic has shown us that for any business to stay afloat, it needs to have strong digital and marketing infrastructure that can easily pivot to adapt to any situation, satisfy customers and keep revenue…

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Kickstart your Business!

May 12, 2021 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Goomeri Hall of Memory, Boonara St
Goomeri, 4601
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Free

Join fellow business people at this inspiring event held as part of Qld Small Business Month! Learn about information, assistance and funding available to help your business grow and develop. Develop some winning strategies for your social media pages and leave with a blueprint to help make sure your business is fighting fit and ready to grow. We will have presentations about funding and assistance available to help grow your business; financial incentives to employ staff; representatives from NBNco will…

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How to Nail your Digital Strategy for Small and Medium Business

May 13, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Are you feeling frustrated with your digital marketing efforts? Today’s market is moving at an accelerated pace and small businesses are expected to outline, strategize, and implement a digital strategy in a matter of days or weeks to keep up. The perfect digital strategy helps you decide where is best to spend your time and money and most importantly where you shouldn’t. This webinar will cover key steps and best practice principles of creating an effective, successful digital strategy for…

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5 Innovation Secrets for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)

May 20, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Who says innovation is only for big businesses? In reality, small and mid-sized businesses hold the key to innovation in Australia as they play a substantial role in Australia's growth and job creation. Implementing innovative ideas are crucial to a business being able to improve its practices, introduce new and improved products and services to market, increase efficiency and most importantly, improve its profitability. Just look at brands like Apple that have built their success through continuous innovation.  With several…

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June 2021

Futurise Your Business

June 3, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The urgency to transition from our traditional business models to digitally successful businesses has become too important to postpone, as more and more is digitised and automated in our fast-changing world. Now more than ever it’s crucial to leave the challenges of 2020 behind us and focus on futurising your business by developing your digital knowledge in order to add value, and stay competitive in the market. This webinar will help you gain clarity on developing the right digital strategy,…

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Digital Trends for SMEs

June 10, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Digital trends have the potential to create significant disruption, drive consumer behaviour, and deliver significant opportunities to small and mid-sized businesses. However, it evolves so fast that it can be hard to keep up, so we're helping you make sense of it all with an inside and in-depth look at all of the digital trends coming out in 2021 to help you succeed. The webinar will cover some of the trends expected to make the biggest impact on business, top…

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Power your Business with a Social Media Strategy

June 17, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Creating a social media page for your business is no rocket science. But what if you want to level up your game, and stand out from the rest? Harnessing the power of a social media strategy is a must to create devoted brand advocates, drives leads and sales. If you've been struggling to create a social media strategy that does all that and more for your business, then this webinar is for you! Join us as we provide you with…

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August 2021

Agriculture Digital Connectivity Roundtable

August 12, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Do you work in agriculture? Do you run a agritourism business or support people working on farms and agribusinesses? By better understanding the local connectivity challenges and requirements unique to your business and industry, we can find solutions that make a real difference to your business. If you are a business owner or work in agriculture, join us in person or online via Zoom for a free, information sharing session to share your thoughts and experiences and to help you do your business,…

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Turn your hustle into a side business

August 13, 2021 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
BIEDO, 80 Gore Street
Murgon, 4605
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Free

Got a burning desire to turn your passion into a business, but not sure where to start? Afraid to take a LEAP of faith and start your own business? FEAR NOT…Join Entrepreneurship Facilitator Jason Virtue as he shares tips, hacks and pitfalls to avoid when starting your small business…   This workshop is being delivered in partnership with the Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation.   This workshop is supported by South Burnett Regional Council. This project has been funded through the Australian…

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How to Read your Financial Reports

August 18, 2021 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Regional Business HQ, 20B Quay Street
Bundaberg, 4670
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Free

Join Entrepreneurship Facilitator, Vicki Leeson along with Kay Knight, Principal Owner from Admin Pro Solutions, in a workshop learning how to read your financial report. The workshop will detailed content on topics including:  Profit and Loss statement  Balance Sheet  Cash Flow  Budget  Planning Each topic will include exercises to complete during the workshop, as well as tasks to do afterwards. This is a really comprehensive workshop, it not only explains how to read the reports, but why it is important…

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Facebook for Business – Goomeri

August 23, 2021 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Goomeri Hall of Memory, Boonara St
Goomeri, 4601
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Free

So you have set up your new Facebook Page for your business… Fantastic! But what now? How do you get people to like your page and buy from you? Join our workshop and find out!   You know you need to grow your numbers so that people will buy your products, use your services and know about you, but apart from sharing the page – what else can you do? Our expert presenters have used and continue to use these…

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Taking Care of Business Workshop – Mundubbera

August 25, 2021 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mundubbera Community Hall, 26 Lyons Street
Mundubbera, 4626
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Free

Got a story to tell about yourself, your business, or your community but not sure where to begin? Join Entrepreneurship Facilitator, Vicki Leeson, CEO of BIEDO, Prue Leng, former ABC reporter and producer, Pete Lewis, and award-winning photographer, John Elliott, in this interactive storytelling and social media workshop. In this workshop, presenters will run through the basics of creating interesting stories and standout photos & videos, including how to publish and broadcast them from your smart phone or tablet on your website or social media…

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Turn your hustle into a side business

August 26, 2021 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
BIEDO, 80 Gore Street
Murgon, 4605
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Free

Got a burning desire to turn your passion into a business, but not sure where to start? Afraid to take a LEAP of faith and start your own business? FEAR NOT…Join Entrepreneurship Facilitator Jason Virtue as he shares tips, hacks and pitfalls to avoid when starting your small business…   This workshop is being delivered in partnership with the Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation.   This workshop is supported by South Burnett Regional Council. This project has been funded through the Australian…

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September 2021

Entrepreneur Showcase – Launch of Local Legends program (Gympie)

September 7, 2021 | 6:30 am - 8:30 am
Gympie RSL, 217 Mary Street
Gympie, 4570
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Free

Gympie Region Entrepreneur Showcase – Launch of Local Legends program If you are looking for inspiration to start a business, are keen to learn about what is happening in the local business startup space or are simply looking for inspiration to help take your business to the next level – this event is for you! The Business LEAP program in collaboration with The Gympie Chamber of Commerce and Angel Loop is working to provide the opportunity for entrepreneurs and innovators…

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Planning for Success

September 15, 2021 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Free

How do you know your business idea is going to work? Join Entrepreneurship Facilitator Lynne Wilbraham in this interactive business planning workshop. This interactive session will cover: How to explore market opportunities for your idea Tips and information about market research, including best sources of information How to pull this all together to make informed decisions

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Social Media Workshop

September 16, 2021 | 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Regional Business HQ, 20B Quay Street
Bundaberg, 4670
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Free

Got a story to tell about yourself, your business, or your community but not sure where to begin? Well, come along to storytelling about social media and marketing workshop in Bundaberg. Former ABC reporter and producer Pete Lewis will show you how to publish and broadcast from your iPhone or tablet on to the website or social media platforms. The three-hour interactive session is aimed at being both informative and entertaining. Come along with a good yarn and see where…

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December 2021

A Christmas Party event, BECAUSE people in business, shouldn’t Christmas-party alone.

December 13, 2021 | 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kingsley Grove Estate Winery, 49 Stuart Valley Drive
Goodger, 4610
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$50.00

Hey you! Yes you, the one stuck in their own office or working with a few colleagues. We don’t believe that Christmas parties are only for major employers, so, belonging to small businesses ourselves, or businesses that only connect on zoom, we are putting on this party so you can celebrate with likeminded people your business year of 2021. It's time to shout yourself (or your small crew) and repay your years’ effort. Book today for this December 13, only…

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