Upcoming Events

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Small Business Association of Australia Trade Mission to India
Nov 11 – Nov 19 all-day

The Indian market has immense potential and lots to offer SME’s and entrepreneurs in Australia.  Indian businesses are eager to connect and invest, they speak English and have some understanding of western culture, the population is confident and hungry for knowledge, quality goods and services.

Areas of interest

  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Education
  • Sustainable Development, Infrastructure, Water and Waste Management
  • Low Cost Housing, Construction and Development
  • Buyers of Gems, Jewellery, Textiles and Soft Furnishings
  • Cold Chain and Food Processing
  • Quality Goods (eg. small goods, food, wine & cheese / dairy)
  • Services and more 

We offer our delegates a fully inclusive service at an affordable price so SMEs can take advantage of opportunities normally reserved for larger companies.  Contact SBAA on 1300 413 915 or email belinda@smallbusinessassociation.com.au to learn how we can help your business.

Trade mission closes on Friday, 12 October

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Dept State Dev: Qld Superyacht Strategy Information Session @ Suttons Beach Pavilion
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

You are invited to attend an information session detailing the Queensland Government’s Queensland Superyacht Strategy 2018-23 which sets out the government’s support for growing this high-value industry across the state.

Presenting at the information session will be Mr Michael Healy MP, Queensland Superyacht Champion along with other key speakers and hosted by the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning.

After the presentation you will be delighted with amazing savoury treats and mocktails from Suttons Beach Pavillion Head Chef Michael Harris, a two-hatted chef, Michael has been a prominent figure in the hospitality industry for over 20 years.  Born and raised in the village of Bampton, Oxfordshire in the UK.   Michael’s experience is heavily focused on gastronomy and fine dining, having started his apprenticeship at the flagship London hotel, the Dorchester.  He then went on to train with the famous Andoni Luis Aduriz of Mugaritz and Philippe Legendre of La Cinq, both two-Michelin starred chefs.

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North Lakes Chamber of Commerce – Business Breakfast @ North Lakes Resort Golf Club
Nov 20 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

Join other members and guests of the Chamber on the first Friday of each month of a social networking event at the North Lakes Sports Club.

End the week with a relaxing afternoon for a drink, chat and catch up with other business within the North Lakes region.

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Bribie Island Chamber of Commerce – Networking Event @ Bribie Island RSL
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Understanding Intellectual Property and Protecting your Business: 5 Legal Tips @ North Lakes Community Centre
Nov 21 @ 7:45 am – 9:30 am

Presented by Thomas Bevitt, Lawyer, Redchip
in partnership with Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay

7:45am Registration for 8:00am Start

As your business takes off, it’s important to have strong foundations to support high growth. We cut through the clutter and provide you with our top 5 tips to secure your business’s success for the long run.

Attend this presentation to learn about:

  1. The intellectual property that lies within your business, who owns it and how to protect it.
  2. Formalising your business relationships with the right documentation.
  3. Structuring your business to achieve your goals, whether they involve seeking investment or selling your business.
  4. Protecting your brand from infringement.
  5. The risks of getting the foundations wrong.

About Thomas Bevitt 

Thomas enjoys working with his SME clients to develop and implement strategies for trade marks, intellectual property (IP) and asset protection. His day-to-day work also involves resolving disputes, drafting business agreements and policies and advising on a broad spectrum of IP and commercial matters. After several years working at a specialist IP firm, Thomas joined Redchip to connect with the firm’s strong IP legacy and broad commercial expertise.

The Redchip team’s mandate is to take complex problems, break them down, simplify them and communicate solutions in a way that makes sense to clients

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The Hills & Districts Chamber of Commerce – Skills Workshop: Set Your Intentions for 2019 @ Arana Hills Library
Nov 21 @ 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

When you are fuelled by purpose, you become focused; crystal clear about who you are, what you do and who you do it for. So, let’s get intentional in our business in 2019 and start the new year filled with passion and energy.

In this hands-on workshop you will:
– Get creative and build your vision.
– Get focused and identify your single-minded purpose.
– Get clear on where you are heading and develop your long-, medium- and short-term goals.
– Get direction and create a road map to get you from where you are now to where you want to be.

Who is our host?
Di Krome started her career as a Chartered Accountant, helping her clients with the money side of their business. Di loved working with numbers. They have their own special kind of magic. But for Di, when it was only about the numbers, there was no depth, no meaning. Something was missing.

When you are denying part of yourself, you feel incomplete, conflicted and stressed. After discovering what is truly important to her, Di is on a mission to help other entrepreneurs look deeper – to discover their truth, their purpose, what they were put on this earth for. And how to share their unique gifts with the world.

So they can create a business fuelled by purpose and live a life filled with both money and meaning.

Only 14 spots available. Bookings close 19 November.

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AgFutures Innovation & Investment Forum @ Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Nov 21 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

The AgFutures Innovation and Investment Forum (AgFutures 2018) is returning to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 21 November 2018.

AgFutures 2018 coincides with National Agriculture Day, and will showcase the breadth of emerging innovation and investment opportunities in the Queensland agricultural sector.

This forum will provide an outstanding opportunity to network and participate in thought-provoking discussion for all industry representatives – producers, researchers, policy makers and agribusiness representatives.

AgFutures 2018 program unveiled!
The AgFutures 2018 forum will host an array of Australian and international speakers, experts in their respective fields, and at the forefront of innovation and industry advancements.

For full program details, please click here.

More information
For more information, contact agfutures@daf.qld.gov.au.

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Innovate Moreton Bay Social Catch-Up @ North Lakes Sports Club (on the deck)
Nov 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Innovate Moreton Bay Social Catch-Up will be held on the third Wednesday of every month at 3.00pm at North Lakes Sports Club (on the deck).

Who can come?

Local business owners, entrepreneurs, innovators, or those who simply want to connect with like-minded thinkers and tinkers. It’s a family-friendly environment, and the Kids Club (North Lakes Sport Club) will be open for members.

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Pine River Chamber of Commerce – Night Networking @ Club Pine Rivers
Nov 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You are cordially invited to join like-minded SME business owners in the Pine Rivers area for an evening of casual conversation and networking. Held monthly on the 4th Friday of each month from 5:00pm, all you need are your business cards and a smile. We’re on the balcony at the wonderful Pine Rivers Memorial Bowls Club, so drinks will be available for purchase from the bar, with nibbles provided courtesy of Club Pine Rivers. When you arrive, just aim for the deck area and look for our CCIQ banner.

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Global Forum for Innovation in Agriculture (GFIA) @ Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Nov 27 – Nov 28 all-day

Registration is fee of charge for pre-registered attendees

GFIA in Focus will host over 20 hours of ideas, action and debate across three theatres, responding to the biggest challenges we need to overcome to drive sustainable agriculture for increased productivity and food security. The programmes promise a fantastic array of Australian farmers, agribusinesses, innovators, scientists, farmer member groups, investors, NGO’s and development experts

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