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Jan
23
Thu
BPW North Lakes: January Business Lunch @ North Lakes Hotel
Jan 23 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
BPW North Lakes: January Business Lunch @ North Lakes Hotel | North Lakes | Queensland | Australia

Dr Larisa McLoughlin will be speaking about cyberbullying and the adolescent brain, and how important it is for young people to be social connected.

Larisa has more than nine years experience conducting research on cyberbullying. Larisa studied Psychology and has completed Honours, Masters, and her PhD. Larisa has published in some of the leading journals in the world, and has presented at national and international conferences.

During her presentation on Thursday 23, Larisa will be highlighting the following areas:

  1. Social connectedness is crucial for young people, and may be protective against the negative mental health outcomes associated with frequent cyberbullying
  2. Taking away technology is not the solution – instead we need to promote social connectedness, empathy, respect, and resilience
  3. Cyberbullying is never going away – so we need to learn how to cope with it and how to help each other.

The members of BPW North Lakes look forward to seeing you at the lunch on January 23, starting at 11.30am at the North Lakes Hotel.

BRING A RAFFLE PRIZE TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS!

Feb
4
Tue
Redcliffe Peninsula Chamber of Commerce: 2020 Small Business Opportunities for the Peninsula @ Mono Komo Hotel
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Redcliffe Peninsula Chamber of Commerce: 2020 Small Business Opportunities for the Peninsula @ Mono Komo Hotel | Redcliffe | Queensland | Australia

With local council and state government elections this year, our small businesses community has a tremendous chance to positively influence these elections.

This event will be about helping small business owners understand what our current opportunities are and how you can make informed decisions and get involved in the discussion.

With 3 guest panelists who are all experts in their varied fields, we will be getting their opinions and advice on how to capitalise on available opportunities including;

– Industry and infrastructure Projects
– Employment
– The millennial generation and innovation
– Digital transformation

Our Guest Panelists:

Stephen Tait – CEO Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland
Nathan Schokker – President Brisbane Junior Chamber of Commerce
Michael Bailey – Director Open Architecture and Moreton Maritime Alliance

Feb
7
Fri
BPW Caboolture – February Breakfast @ Centenary Lakes Function Centre
Feb 7 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am
BPW Caboolture - February Breakfast @ Centenary Lakes Function Centre | Caboolture | Queensland | Australia

Let’s start 2020 powerfully and purposefully. Join the women of BPW Caboolture for our first breakfast of the year and a presentation from Dennis Chiron.

Dennis has a remarkable history in business and a list of qualifications that most people would only dream of achieving in one lifetime. He is the Director of Marketing Means Business (MMB) which was founded in 2004 in recognition of the need for high quality, affordable strategic marketing expertise to be more readily available to all businesses (big and small) who wished to improve their Marketing and their business.

He has been a small business consultant for almost 35 years, and his past business experience includes a pivotal role in the establishment of two international franchises in Australia, managing a medium sized Sydney-based advertising company, and two National Marketing Manager appointments including Amway and HTX International.

Dennis was also the prime-mover in starting up “PixiFoto” in Australia and in 1985 he started up the first comprehensive Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) in Australia, the Hunter Region Enterprise Agency, and the first Small Business Incubator (SBI) in 1986. There are now over 150 BEC’s and 70 SBI’s throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Dennis is also the National President of the Australasian Institute of Business and Enterprise Facilitators – www.aibef.org.au – which is the Australian Peak Body Institute for professional business Consultants; Mentors; Advisors; and Coaches.

We are so excited to have someone of his calibre present for us and he will be speaking about thriving in hard times and what it takes to build a healthy business.

We would love for you to join us.

Brendale Business Connect: Networking Breakfast Invitation @ Wantima Country Club
Feb 7 @ 6:45 am – 9:00 am
Feb
12
Wed
Samford & District Chamber of Commerce – Business Breakfast Networking @ The Flying Nun
Feb 12 @ 6:45 am – 8:30 am

Monthly Chamber Breakfast and networking meeting:

Meet & greet your fellow Business community members

The first breakfast networking meeting of 2020 for the Samford & Districts Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday 12th February at the Flying Nun Cafe in Station Street Samford will take on a different format. Rather than featuring a guest speaker, we’ll throw the floor open to our members and guests, so that we can all learn a bit more about each other.

You might be surprised at the wealth of talent and scope of local business that exists in our community. Members are encouraged to bring along other Valley business owners who may benefit from the get together.

Members, Guests and Visitors are invited to come along and share some insights within our business community.

The Samford & Districts Chamber of Commerce meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. The venue for the breakfast is The Flying Nun Café in Station Street Samford. In addition to a guest speaker, the breakfast offers a “wake-up” complimentary coffee at 6.45am, followed at 7.00am by a legendary cooked breakfast and a selection of fruit and pastries for just $27.50 per head for members, and $30 per head for guests and visitors. The meeting concludes at 8.30am.

Members ,Guests and Visitors are always welcome.

Members please register/login for members tickets.
Bookings Close @ 12 noon the day before the meeting.
Feb
13
Thu
Pine Rivers Chamber of Commerce: Breakfast Forum State of the Region @ Riverstop Cafe
Feb 13 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
Pine Rivers Chamber of Commerce: Breakfast Forum State of the Region @ Riverstop Cafe | Lawnton | Queensland | Australia

We hope the start of this year has been an incredibly productive and successful time for you, your business and your families. What better way to kick off 2020 than with a Chamber of Commerce breakfast. The Moreton Bay region is an exciting place to live and do business at the moment, with commercial developments towards Strathpine and the University in Petrie, and all of the excitement and attention that garners.

Moreton Bay Region Mayor, Mike Charlton and Councillor Mick Gillam will be joining us this month for an update on the developments in the Strathpine area – in particular, Strathpine Centre. They will also give us some valuable insights into the development and progress of the University.

What a valuable way to start the Chamber of Commerce year! With only 1 week left until our breakfast – don’t miss out; book your ticket as soon as possible. Seating is limited so reserve yours today

Feb
18
Tue
Workshop: Mastering Your Marketing for 2020 @ Caboolture Hub
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Workshop: Mastering Your Marketing for 2020 @ Caboolture Hub | Caboolture | Queensland | Australia

Mastering Your Marketing for 2020: Establishing a plan for success

Presented by ANDREA ANDERSON

Who said marketing has to be hard!!!! With Instagram, Facebook, podcasts, Canva, e-commerce, engagements, SEO and so on, surely you should be in control of your marketing????

If you are then you’re a freaking genius!!!

However, if you are like most of us and you’re getting your head around your marketing plan for 2020, then this workshop is for you.

At this workshop we will:

  • Walk through the 4 main areas of a marketing plan
  • Map out Marketing fundamentals for your business
  • Identify your Ideal Marketing TEAM
  • Determine your fit-for-purpose business strategy
  • Outline what your marketing assets should be
  • Discuss CONTENT, CONTENT, CONTENT!!!
  • And so much more.

Make marketing Your New Best Friend for 2020 and get the Jump on your competitors and register now!

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

Important – Participating businesses must be aware that this information will be provided to the Commonwealth Department of Jobs and Small Business and the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science for program evaluation and reporting purposes and; they may be approached by a representative of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science to complete a survey on the services provided.

PLEASE NOTE: To register for this event you must be a business (0-19 employees) and provide your ABN.

An ASBAS Digital Solutions Qld workshop in partnership with RDA Moreton Bay

Feb
20
Thu
BPW North Lakes – Monthly Lunch Event @ North Lakes Hotel
Feb 20 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
BPW North Lakes - Monthly Lunch Event @ North Lakes Hotel | North Lakes | Queensland | Australia

Angela Lockwood is Australia’s leading authority on creating calm from chaos. Angela is The Creator of Calm. Drawing upon years of experience as an Occupational Therapist, corporate and business mentor Angela consistently sees one thing that unites everyone … we are all in desperate need to slow down and switch off!

Angela joins BPW North Lakes to share simple ways to integrate the skills of switching off into business and personal life so we can keep up with the speed and demands of life.

Angela’s presentation will include:

  • Understanding the behaviours and triggers that relate to stress and overwhelm
  • How to build habits that help ‘flick the switch’ at work and at home so you can focus on what matters for you
  • How to create an environment that supports health and wellbeing

The members of BPW North Lakes look forward to seeing you at the lunch on February 20, starting at 11.30am at the North Lakes Hotel.

BRING A RAFFLE PRIZE TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS!

Feb
25
Tue
Hills Chamber of Commerce: February Breakfast – Speaker: Patrick Boucoucis @ Arana Leagues Club
Feb 25 @ 6:45 am – 8:30 am
Hills Chamber of Commerce: February Breakfast - Speaker: Patrick Boucoucis @ Arana Leagues Club | Keperra | Queensland | Australia

Patrick Boucousis is:

The Sales Natural

Agonising over your Pitch? No need. They don’t work!

Instead, be your natural self and…

Engage people in conversations they enjoy

Quickly build trust to learn what they value

Become the source of that value.

And you will…

Stand out from competitors (even if your products/services don’t).

Create offers that get bought with little or no negotiation

Feb
26
Wed
Webinar: DIY vs DONE for you: which website platform best suits your business @ Webinar
Feb 26 @ 5:00 am – 6:00 am
Webinar: DIY vs DONE for you: which website platform best suits your business @ Webinar

This workshop is designed for business owners who are yet to build a website or looking to update their existing site.

Now that you have made the decision to have a digital presence the next question is:
Do I build the website myself or hire a professional?

Not so long ago, there would have been no question of hiring a pro to get the results you want, but thanks to the rise of online tools such as website builders, it has become easier for the non-techies among you to ‘give-it-a-go’.

Just because you can though, doesn’t mean you should. It’s a decision that’s worth weighing carefully, since for some projects a professional cannot be replaced by a tool.

During this workshop you will come to understand:

  • The importance of getting your WHY right
  • Why cost is not as important as you THINK it is but INVESTMENT is
  • Why your website is equally important as your business card
  • Different type of website builders which you can use
  • What kind of site you require to ‘best-fit’ your business

This workshop is designed for business owners who are yet to build a website or looking to update their existing site.