Join other members and guests of the Chamber on the first Friday of each month for a social networking event at the North Lakes Hotel.
End the week with a relaxing afternoon for a drink, chat and catch up with other businesses within the North Lakes region.
Please note that tickets must be purchased prior to attending this event.
Apart from our usual networking and updates come along and hear about Sales made Simple with Brad Flynn
Getting Grant Ready:
- Understanding the seven-step process to ensure your business is best placed to take advantage of grant opportunities;
- Understanding the importance of having a Strategic Business Plan and why this is the foundation stone on which your application is based;
- Obtain practical tips on how to complete grant applications – including mapping an application to a current small business grant;
- Obtain an overview of some of the relevant grant funding opportunities available to help you achieve your business goals.
8:45am Registration for a 9:00am Start
This practical session will be presented by Dianne Brown, Business Advisor with SRJ Walker Wayland, on behalf of RDA Moreton Bay, for the Maritime Industry including discussion on the Federal Government Entrepreneurs Program & Other Funding Initiatives
Dianne is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years public practice experience in the small to medium sized enterprise (SME) market. Dianne’s career has been fuelled by her intellectual curiosity and her desire to know how businesses work, what drives the business and its owners and how we can do things better to achieve both our business and life goals.
Dianne’s special skill is her ability to communicate complex tax and accounting information in easy to understand language tailored to various audiences including business owners, managers, non-accountants and accountants.
To support this, Dianne has developed a special interest in accessing alternative funding arrangements to help businesses achieve their growth. As such, she specialises in evaluating and obtaining both Federal and State Grant funding for businesses operating in both the commercial arena and the not-for-profit space.
Topic: “Economy Insights – Australia & Overseas”
This breakfast meeting, the Chamber invites Paul Burns & Tom Josey from NAB to discuss the economy, trends and opportunties for business.
With over 15 years banking and finance experience in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, Thomas has worked with clients from a diverse range of industries.
Thomas’ current role sees him consulting to and working with a portfolio of clients on how to mitigate their Interest Rate and Foreign Exchange risk, and appropriately manage their cash flows. By sharing his in-depth knowledge of financial risk management, his clients are able to maintain their focus on what they know best, whether it’s property, manufacturing or healthcare.
Thomas studied his undergraduate degree at QUT (Banking & Finance), is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is an accredited dealer with the Australian Financial Markets Association.
Thomas is also a writer full member of the Australian Performing Rights Association, but that’s a story for another day.
Paul is an Associate Director with NAB’s Business Markets division, specialising in foreign exchange and risk management.
With 15 Years of experience working in Financial Markets both here in Australian and abroad Paul brings together both practical knowledge in protecting companies against exchange rate volatility, an intuitive understanding of what drives markets as well as the ability to simplify the most complex of challenges.
Paul has assisted clients in a broad range of industries with a strong focus on developing beneficial professional relationships.
***Note: All tickets must be pre-paid for catering purposes*** The North Lakes Chamber of Commerce & Industry will not be allowing walk in tickets to events. This is due to the difficulty in catering events and collecting moneys at the door.
What is a Strategic Business Plan and Why every business needs one;
What’s your Business Vision?
Interactive workshop to identify where you are NOW, WHERE you want to be and HOW you are going to get there;
Develop your Strategic Business Plan highlighting key strategies and detailed actions to help you achieve your business goals.
Your website is an extension of your business. In most cases it is the first time a potential customer could meet you. The saying always is – you have 7 seconds to make an impression! Question – what kind of impression do YOU want to make?
At the end of this two hour workshop you will have the knowledge to:
- determine what you ACTUALLY need in your website
- know the right questions to ask of an expert
- understand the fundamentals of website creation
- develop the basis of you website strategy
Once you have registered for the workshop you will receive the Building Your Website Template. Please ensure you download to your laptop so you can work through the template during the workshop
Attend the workshop to learn: What social media platforms best suit your business, How to stop wasting admin time managing your social media, Understanding Advertising V Branding, How to nurture online leads – understanding the digital customer journey, Maximising ROI and lead conversion
By the end of the workshop you will have a key understanding of what platforms and digital strategies will deliver you the best results for your business.