Upcoming Events

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May
1
Wed
Bookkeeping software: What do I use? @ North Lakes Community Centre, Board Room
May 1 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Bookkeeping software: What do I use? @ North Lakes Community Centre, Board Room | North Lakes | Queensland | Australia

5:45pm Registration for a 6:00pm Start

About the workshop

You need to be in control of your business finances and be able to monitor closely the overall performance of the business. The only way to achieve this is to have a good understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounting information, and be able to understand what the information is telling you. This workshop is designed to give you a quick overview of accounting platforms available to small businesses:

  • Xero
  • MYOB AccountRight
  • MYOB Essentials
  • Intuit Quickbooks
  • Reckon One Online
  • Saasu
  • What else is out there?

If you are uncertain about accounting platforms, this workshop will outline what is currently available

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May
7
Tue
Fundamentals of Xero Software @ North Lakes Community Centre, Board Room
May 7 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Fundamentals of Xero Software @ North Lakes Community Centre, Board Room | North Lakes | Queensland | Australia

Registration: 5:45pm for a 6:00pm Start

About the workshop

This workshop is for businesses that use Xero and want to learn more on the fundamentals and the correct use of the platform:

  • Create a contact
  • Processing sales
  • Processing purchases
  • Set up an employee
  • Process a pay run
  • Reconcile bank transactions
  • Transaction notes – see an audit trail on the transactions
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May
8
Wed
Samford and Districts Chamber of Commerce: Business Breakfast Networking – EOFY Tax Planning Tips and Traps @ The Flying Nun Cafe
May 8 @ 6:45 am – 8:30 am

Monthly Chamber Breakfast and networking meeting: “End of Financial Year Tax Planning; Tips & Traps”

 

More information coming soon!

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.

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Fundamentals of MYOB Essentials @ North Lakes Community Centre, Board Room
May 8 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Fundamentals of MYOB Essentials @ North Lakes Community Centre, Board Room | North Lakes | Queensland | Australia

Registration: 5:45pm for 6:00pm Start

About the workshop

This workshop is for businesses that use MYOB Essentials and want to learn more on the fundamentals and the correct use of the platform:

  • Create a contact
  • Processing sales
  • Processing purchases
  • Set up an employee
  • Process a pay run
  • Reconcile bank transactions
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May
9
Thu
Fundamentals of Quickbooks @ North Lakes Community Centre, Board Room
May 9 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Fundamentals of Quickbooks @ North Lakes Community Centre, Board Room | North Lakes | Queensland | Australia

Registration: 5:45pm for 6:00pm Start

About the workshop

This workshop is for businesses that use Quickbooks and want to learn more on the fundamentals and the correct use of the platform:

  • Create a contact
  • Processing sales
  • Processing purchases
  • Set up an employee
  • Process a pay run
  • Reconcile bank transactions
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May
15
Wed
Innovate Moreton Bay – Monthly Catch-Up @ North Lakes Sports Club
May 15 @ 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 to 5.00pm 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.

Food and beverages are available for purchase at the venue.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
What are the benefits to coming along to the Innovate Moreton Bay Social Catch-Up? Well, there’s plenty!

This is your opportunity to share your story and experience with others. Collaboration is innovation – and you never know who you might meet. Keep up-to-date with relevant topics and events within the Regional Innovation Ecosystem, and connect with others who may be able to assist in getting your idea to the next level. Grow your personal network regionally, nationally and even internationally

To get the most out of this collaborative network, we recommend you think about:

What’s your WHY?
How can you help others?
How can others help you?

FIND OUT MORE:
Get in touch with the Moreton Bay Regional Innovation Coordinator Steve Butler at steve.butler@mbrit.com.au or 0412 911 546.

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May
21
Tue
Planning for Business Growth @ Wantima Country Club
May 21 @ 9:15 am – 12:30 pm
Planning for Business Growth @ Wantima Country Club | Brendale | Queensland | Australia

Registration: 9:15am for 9:30am start

Planning for Business Growth

  • 4 key ways to grow your business
  • Identifying and evaluating common barriers to growth
  • Identifying Funding opportunities

This practical session will be presented by Dianne Brown, Business Advisor with SRJ Walker Wayland on behalf of RDA Moreton Bay

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.

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Jun
12
Wed
Getting Grant Ready – Start-Ups and New Business Focus @ North Lakes Community Centre, Meeting Room 1
Jun 12 @ 8:45 am – 11:00 am
Getting Grant Ready - Start-Ups and New Business Focus @ North Lakes Community Centre, Meeting Room 1 | North Lakes | Queensland | Australia

Getting Grant Ready – Start-Ups and New Business Focus:

  • 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.

To view Current Grants CLICK HERE

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Jun
19
Wed
Innovate Moreton Bay – Monthly Catch-Up @ North Lakes Sports Club
Jun 19 @ 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 to 5.00pm 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.

Food and beverages are available for purchase at the venue.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
What are the benefits to coming along to the Innovate Moreton Bay Social Catch-Up? Well, there’s plenty!

This is your opportunity to share your story and experience with others. Collaboration is innovation – and you never know who you might meet. Keep up-to-date with relevant topics and events within the Regional Innovation Ecosystem, and connect with others who may be able to assist in getting your idea to the next level. Grow your personal network regionally, nationally and even internationally

To get the most out of this collaborative network, we recommend you think about:

What’s your WHY?
How can you help others?
How can others help you?

FIND OUT MORE:
Get in touch with the Moreton Bay Regional Innovation Coordinator Steve Butler at steve.butler@mbrit.com.au or 0412 911 546.

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Jun
20
Thu
Using Social Media & Digital Strategy to improve your sales pipeline @ Wantima Country Club,
Jun 20 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration 5:45pm for a 6:00pm Start

About the workshop

The social media and digital marketing world is so overcrowded where large brands and businesses dominate leaving small businesses to fight over the scraps… right?

WRONG! Leave behind the frustration of digital marketing overload and start increasing the results of your marketing and sales campaigns.

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.

About Caleb

Caleb Harry

Caleb’s passion is to see bottom line results, after the implementation and execution of customised growth strategies for SMEs. He is the founder of The Growth Agency, which employs a team of specialists combining cutting-edge digital marketing practices with sales technology and methods to ensure business growth for its clients. Since its founding, The Growth Agency has experienced significant growth itself, opening offices in Brisbane, Ho Chi Minh and Hong Kong. Caleb is now focusing on giving back to the business community, by presenting and assisting SMEs to embrace the digital world. His message is simple – it’s never been easier for SMEs to successfully market locally, nationally and globally!

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