A huge expo is set to help local business owners and operators take the next step.
The second annual Thriving Through Change Business Expo will be held at Bokarina on August 23.
It will provide Sunshine Coast business people with access to local, local, state and federal government support agencies, plus the region’s thriving Chambers of Commerce and industry groups.
Sunshine Coast Council, the Queensland Government Department of Employment, Small Business and Training and the Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance are inviting all 33,000 businesses from across the region to participate in the expo.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said the expo represented the perfect time to look forward and think about business growth.
“If you’re looking for help to grow your support network, this is a fantastic event which will connect you with the region’s best and brightest business minds and support agencies,” he said.
“This year’s program will be very insightful and practical for businesses.
“Exhibitors and presenters will outline their five key takeaways to give businesses real strategies, tools and resources they can implement.”
The Queensland Government has partnered with Sunshine Coast Council and the Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance to help deliver this year’s expo.
Acting Minister for Employment and Small Business Leanne Linard said the expo would significantly help local businesses.
“Events like this are vital to help small business to thrive and I urge businesses in the local area to register and attend,” she said.
“Tapping into other experienced business minds can provide a fresh outlook, form valuable connections, and open the door to new opportunities.”
The Queensland Government is committed to investing more than $39 million during the next four years to help businesses reach their goals.
Among the speakers will be Jetts Fitness Australia CEO Elaine Jobson, who will provide an inspirational and practical keynote address.
Elaine has spent 23 years in executive positions in the fitness industry, working with renowned entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson, Fitness First Founder Mike Balfour OBE, and Brendon Levenson.
Small business owners will learn the five lessons that large businesses use to survive, thrive and grow.
Meta (Facebook/Instagram) Community Trainer Dante St James will deliver a Facebook, Instagram and Messenger masterclass to help businesses adapt to change and continue to grow online.
A business growth masterclass will be presented by Groei Founder Tara Jacobsen, who will share tools to help businesses make strategic decisions, forward plan the next 90 days, take advantage of opportunities, reduce stress and stay in control in uncertain times.
Exhibitors will include the Department of Small Business and Training, the Office of the Small Business Commissioner, AusIndustry, Visit Sunshine Coast, Mentoring for Growth, TAFE Queensland, UniSC and the region’s Chambers of Commerce and Industry Groups.
The event will conclude with a networking event offering businesses the opportunity to connect with other local businesses and many support agencies.
Sunshine Coast Council’s Economic Development team will also be on hand to provide a concierge service to guide participants to tailored support and connect them to relevant exhibitors.
Thriving Through Change Business Expo
Where: Venue 114, Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina.
When: Tuesday, August 23, 3pm to 7.30pm.
Entry: Free. Register and see event listing via Events Sunshine Coast.
Article source: www.sunshinecoastnews.com.au