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As the Commonwealth games get closer in April 2018 it was timely to hear from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) - Pat Vidgen General Manager Strategic Engagement and our local State MP Di Farmer who was representing Minister Kate Jones.
With two major venues in our catchment being Chandler Velodrome and Belmont Rifle Range, there are business opportunities for members with increased visitor numbers in our area. The Legacy of the sporting facilities improvements should provide increased activity for t ...
Business Success with Stuart Ayling
Welcome to Spring and our guest speaker this month was Stuart Ayling from Pathfinder Advisors who presented 'The 4 Unstoppable Forces Shaping the Future of Your Business'
1. Coping with business at the speed of light
2. The new paradigm of staff engagement
3. The dashboard revolution
4. Your business as a saleable asset
An interesting and thought provoking presentation about how you can manage the change.
Our newest bu ...
August 1st with Terri Copper
At our August breakfast we heard from Terri Cooper the new Small Business Liaison Manager for the Brisbane City Council. This is a great initiative of the council for small business owners
Terri explained how her role has been created to help time poor small business owners to become aware of and connected to the numerous initiatives available from the Council to support businesses and to understand and access relevant support if and when required. The council now has a 24 hour business hotline 133 263 ...
LinkedIn guru Julie Mason
Welcome to the new financial year, we trust that everyone had a profitable year last year and we look forward to a better 2017-2018 FY for all our members.
We trust that our guest speaker this month, Julie Mason provided the motivation and the knowledge to kick start the year with making some useful connections on Linkedin. Julie showed us how to use Linkedin as your silent salesperson to build relationships rather than collecting connections and use the golden rule 'treat others the way you want to be treated' on LinkedIn...that means donESCAPE_QU ...
3D Printing with Victor Vicario
Welcome to winter everyone! It was a terrific turnout for Breakfast at Sunrise with our guest speaker, Victor Vicario from Vector Innovation. Victor spoke about 3D Printing and its many applications. While 3D printing is quite expensive to use on a large scale, as it is presently in its infancy, we will see that 3D printing will become more cost effective as its usage among business increases. Its applied uses are many and varied and really do open up a world of possibilities into the future. Vic ... Read more
What is the Value of your Business
This month we looked at the value of your business when you want to sell and succession planning. We had two guest speakers Michelle Wright from Connect Business Brokers who took us through the key points to consider before selling your business and how long you should plan and prepare prior to selling.
Our other guest speaker was Steve Morton from Moffat and Morton Taxation and Business Advisers who took us through how to manage buy-outs and buy / sell arrangements, share buy backs and th ...
Data and Social Media Management
April's guest presenter Dr Daniel Angus gave a fascinating insight into the way algorithms work and their role in modern communication and media. Some of the interesting examples he provided were 2/3 of movies watched on Netflix are chosen based on a recommendation, 1/3 of purchases made on Amazon are made from a recommendation and the series "House of Cards" was created as a result of data that ...