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Mark Ryan’s Small Business Network Coffee Catch Up @ The Pavilion, TAFE QLD Caboolture Campus
Feb 28 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

The event will take place at 7:30am Friday, 28th February at the TAFE Queensland Caboolture Campus.


As a special treat for our local Small Businesses, TAFE Queensland has organised for their Automotive Mobile Van to be on-site, to demonstrate how TAFE can come to any workplace to deliver training.

Coffee will be served by Small Business Network regular Jimmy ‘The Barrarista’ Sullivan:

Event Details

Where:                The Pavilion, TAFE Queensland Caboolture Campus, Tallon Street, Caboolture

The Pavilion is adjacent to Tallon St main entrance.

When:                  7.30am – 8.30am, Friday 28th February 2020

Please arrive between 7.00am and 7.15am for a 7.30 start.

Booking:              Entry is free, but booking is essential, so phone 5343 5100 (or reply to this email) to secure your spot.

Business Moreton Bay Region presents: Roxy Jacenko Live @ Eatons Hill Hotel, Grand Ballroom
Feb 28 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Business Moreton Bay Region presents: Roxy Jacenko Live @ Eatons Hill Hotel, Grand Ballroom | Brendale | Queensland | Australia

Business Moreton Bay Region presents Roxy Jacenko LIVE!

with Special Guest MC, Abby Coleman

Don’t miss the chance to see one of Australia’s most powerful business women and digital influencers in person at this unique business lunch event.

ON FRIDAY 28TH FEBRUARY, Business Moreton Bay Region presents Roxy Jacenko – the dynamic force behind Sweaty Betty PR, The Ministry of Talent, Social Union, 18 Communications, Pixie’s Bows and Roxy Jacenko Accessories.

This business event includes a two-course lunch with drinks package, and exclusive access to the post-event networking function (2.30pm – 5.00pm).


Since starting Sweaty Betty PR in 2004, Roxy has consistently challenged the status quo in the world of PR to create one of the country’s most in-demand agencies. It’s with good reason that the average Australian has heard of Sweaty Betty PR when most couldn’t name one other agency – Roxy dares to do things differently!

In 2012, Roxy predicted the rise of the digital influencer and created The Ministry of Talent – Australia’s first dedicated influencer and creative talent management agency. In 2018 she launched social media content creation and management agency Social Union, providing a host of services for brands looking to elevate their social presence. This was followed by 18 Communiations, a PR and marketing agency dedicated to helping brands reach Chinese consumers both in Australia and abroad.

As one of Australia’s most recognisable entrepreneurs, media personalities and digital influencers, it comes as no surprise that Roxy has become and ambassador for leading fashion, beauty hospitality and lifestyle brands including, Sparkling White Smile, STAN, ACCOR, John Frieda and Net-A-Porter just to name a few.

Don’t miss the chance to see Roxy Jacenko Live in the Grand Ballroom at Eatons Hill Hotel on Friday 28th February.


BPW Caboolture – How to Prepare and Present a workshop for Beginners @ QSEC
Feb 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Learn how to create and facilitate a workshop that will help you bring more value to your current clients as well as gain new clients.

Participants will take away strategies and techniques to help them

– identify their target audience, required outcomes, learning styles and adult learning concepts

– prepare a workshop, create the desired environment for learning and

– handle questions, manage difficult people, gain feedback, follow up, review and revise.

BPW Caboolture – International Women’s Day Celebration & Candle lighting Ceremony @ Centenary Lakes Sports Club
Mar 6 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am
BPW Caboolture - International Women's Day Celebration & Candle lighting Ceremony @ Centenary Lakes Sports Club | Caboolture | Queensland | Australia

Join us as we celebrate International Women’s Day and the annual BPW Candlelighting Ceremony

Background: Not long after founding BPW, Dr Lena Madesin Phillips launched the Candlelighting Ceremony to acknowledge and celebrate women’s achievements, and it has become a moving and meaningful annual ritual for the many BPW clubs across the globe.

Our guest speaker at the event, Marny Cringle, will be sharing her amazing story of courage and resilience in the face of real adversity.

Marny survived after being hit head on by a train and sustaining multiple traumatic injuries. Giving up was never an option for Marny who came to understand the power of goal setting, having a positive attitude and determination.

Despite the odds against her Marny became independent before returning to work, becoming a champion athlete and being successful in achieving many of her goals to date. Becoming a published author will be her next achievement as her book is in the hands of her publisher as we speak.

Marny will be challenging us to look within: Are we making the most of our life? Do we believe in our capabilities?

The main messages from Marny wants to demonstrate include:

1) The importance of a positive attitude

2) The importance of believing in yourself – you are capable of more than you realise

3) You don’t have to be perfect, you just have to do the best that you can

4) Live your life as an exclamation!

You won’t be able to help but be inspired. So join us.

QLD Government: How to Apply for the Land Restoration Fund 2020 – Investment Round Workshop @ Banksia Room, Caboolture RSL Club
Mar 13 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us to find out how you can restore the future of your land through the Queensland Government’s Land Restoration Fund.

About this Event

The Queensland Government is delivering a series of workshops across the state to help landholders apply for the Land Restoration Fund.

This workshop will outline the Land Restoration Fund’s role in building capacity in restoring land for carbon, social and economic outcomes, including increasing habitat for threatened species like the koala, and supporting diverse, vibrant and resilient communities.

Presenters will be available to speak one-on-one to attendees after each workshop.

Key outcomes:

  • find out more about carbon farming and how it will provide new, diversified income streams while restoring soils and vegetations
  • find out how you can develop a carbon farming project that will work alongside their existing operations
  • meet industry experts who can provide information specific to their properties, businesses and applications
  • learn about the Land Restoration Fund, including investment round details, the application process, the governments support package and how you can seek further help.

These workshops are also a great opportunity to make connections with other interested landowners to collaborate on potential partnerships/projects.

Registrations will open at 8:30am with a starting time of 9am so please ensure you arrive early.

Visit our website to learn more about the Land Restoration Fund and to register your interest to receive updates:

Please contact us by emailing if you have any questions about these workshops.

Hills Chamber of Commerce: Women in Business – Leading with Compassion @ Suttons Beach Pavilion
Mar 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Hills Chamber of Commerce: Women in Business - Leading with Compassion @ Suttons Beach Pavilion | Redcliffe | Queensland | Australia

In celebration of Queensland Women’s Week and International Women’s Day, the Women in Business Committee are organising an event Leading with Compassion: What Women Bring to the Table.

More details to follow in the coming months, please save the date in your calendars.

To get involved or for further information, please contact Molly Brumm, Chair Women in Business Committee.

5 Essentials you need to know before you build or rebuild your website @ Wantima Country Club
Mar 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
5 Essentials you need to know before you build or rebuild your website @ Wantima Country Club | Brendale | Queensland | Australia

Imagine your website is your front store. How would you like it to look? Would it have pretty coloured pot plants out the front, or would every surface be covered in advertising material? Would you have a sign out front that would be obvious from a distance, or is there an expectation that anyone walking past would know what you sell?

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 2 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 your website strategy

This workshop is ideal for those who:

  • Are yet to build a website for their business
  • Have a website but it is outdated
  • Looking to build a new website for their business

When you attend, you will receive a hard copy of the Marketing Blueprint so you can begin to create your Marketing Map for 2020

Webinar – How strong is your brand? 6 Simple steps to building a brand as big as Branson! @ Webinar
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Webinar - How strong is your brand? 6 Simple steps to building a brand as big as Branson! @ Webinar


What is it about the Virgin brand that is so memorable? Is it the big V or, is it Branson himself? Perhaps it is a combination of both?

Your Brand Identity encompasses visual references like your logo, business card, social media graphics and signage, even the look of your website.
Branding however, speaks to the emotions of your customer – it’s a set of expectations, memories, stories, and relationships that, taken together, account for a consumer’s decision to choose one product or service over another.

Both aspects need to be visible, relatable and memorable if you want to attract quality clients who will pay a premium, spread the word and keep coming back.

In this webinar, I’ll take you through 6 simple steps to help you understand and measure where and how often your customers come into contact with your brand.

Simple strategies to get clear on what you offer, how you want to be perceived and received in the market place, and how design and language impacts buyers decisions.

Getting Grant Ready: How to Complete a Grant Application @ Caboolture Hub, HBSR2 - Seminar Room 2
Mar 19 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Getting Grant Ready: How to Complete a Grant Application @ Caboolture Hub, HBSR2 - Seminar Room 2 | Caboolture | Queensland | Australia

Are you experiencing growth in your business or expecting significant growth in the near future? Do you need help to grow your business? Perhaps you are currently experiencing growth and need help to manage the impact of this growth. Are you a start-up in need of some general business advice or assistance with developing your business systems? Perhaps you have an innovative new product ready for commercialisation and need assistance getting it to market. Or perhaps you simply need help with bringing your business into the digital age.

The right business grant applications for both state and federal government funding can secure the help you need to hit your business goals…but preparation is key.

To find out how to ensure your business is best placed to achieve grant success come along to our interactive, workshop where you will:

  • 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.

12:15pm Registration for a 12:30pm Start

This practical session will be presented by Dianne Brown, Business Advisor with SRJ Walker Wayland on behalf of Reginal Development, Moreton Bay. Dianne is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 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.

To view Current Grants CLICK HERE to go to RDA Moreton Bay’s website

Hills Chamber of Commerce: March Breafast – Speaker Ingrid Moyle @ Arana Leagues Club
Mar 24 @ 6:45 am – 8:30 am
Hills Chamber of Commerce: March Breafast - Speaker Ingrid Moyle @ Arana Leagues Club | Keperra | Queensland | Australia

You have a fabulous new website for your small business: One that has taken blood, sweat, tears and a bucket of money to produce. What could possibly go wrong now? Join us for breakfast with Ingrid Moyle from Heart Harmony Communications to find out.

In this romp through the back-end of the interwebs, we will be covering a stack of website unmentionables. You will leave this session with a heap of instantly applicable strategies to keep your website safe, secure and in your control.

What You’ll Discover:

  • Essential jargon: What is WordPress, a theme or a plugin and why does it matter?
  • Why websites need the same maintenance as your hair.
  • What you should delete from your website this minute for greater security.
  • What a child’s lockable diary and your username have in common.
  • The one plugin that is the canary in the mine that tells you that your website probably hasn’t been set up correctly.