Upcoming Events

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Mar
26
Tue
Hills Chamber of Commerce – Commerce in Schools @ Arana Leagues Club
Mar 26 @ 6:45 am – 8:30 am
Hills Chamber of Commerce - Commerce in Schools @ Arana Leagues Club | Keperra | Queensland | Australia

Ignite your passion for business!

You’re invited to the Commerce in Schools breakfast. This event offers chance for you to connect with your fellow members and our local schools.

The breakfast will include:

-An opportunity to learn more about the Commerce in Schools Imitative.

-Guest Speaker Eva Porter (Moreton Bay Region’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year) will be sharing her inspirational journey to achieving success as a young business founder.

-Exclusive networking opportunity for teachers and students from 8:30am – 9:15 to meet other schools attending.

*Registration is ESSENTIAL as seats are strictly limited.

*If you are a member of another Chamber of Commerce in the Moreton Bay Regional Council area, you will be extended Reciprocal Membership to the Hills & District Chamber.

*You are required to pay for your tickets even if you do not attend, unless you advise us two days prior to the event. Please note: Refunds and credits will not be given after this time.

*If you have any problems with paying online via this website – please email support@majestri.com.au

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AUSTRADE – Free Trade Agreements Information Session @ Eatons Hill Hotel
Mar 26 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Free Trade Agreements Information Session – North Brisbane
Find out about opportunities under the new Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) covering 11 countries including Canada and Mexico. Also hear about the recently signed agreement with Indonesia and the prospective one with Hong Kong as well as existing FTAs with Korea, Japan and China.

This seminar is an interactive session where you’ll have the opportunity to hear directly from Government and Industry experts on the practical benefits of exporting and how to take advantage of Australia’s Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).

Speakers and panelists include:

Lachlan Crews, Assistant Secretary, Regional Trade Agreements Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Sally Phillips, Manager FTA Programs, Austrade

Christina Murphy, FTA Business Engagement and Seminars Manager, Austrade
A spotlight on an Australian exporter

Courtney Ford, Adviser, TradeStart

Adam Pearce, Associate Director, Business Development, QLD & NT, Efic
Trusted Trade rAusIndustry

Breakfast provided from 7:00am

Who should attend:
Exporters and companies considering exporting.

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Channelling Spielberg on a budget: Creating video for social media @ Caboolture Hub, Seminar Room 1
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Channelling Spielberg on a budget: Creating video for social media @ Caboolture Hub, Seminar Room 1 | Caboolture | Queensland | Australia

This session will cover:

The basics you’ll need
Preparing to film
To edit or not to edit?
Loading your video
The different platforms you can use for video: FB Live, Insta Stories, Insta TV, Sending video in emails, LinkedIn video

About the Presenter
Tracy is a sought-after commentator in all areas of communications – a weekly business writer, judge for the Australian Podcast Awards and speaker around the country. After a career spanning commercial copywriting in radio and TV, retail IT and communications and her own wholesale coffee business, she founded Unusual Comms, which helps small business owners grow their business by improving the way they communicate with their clients.

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Apr
1
Mon
How to Create good social media content to increase sales @ Bribie Island RSL & Citizens Memorial Club
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
How to Create good social media content to increase sales @ Bribie Island RSL & Citizens Memorial Club | Bongaree | Queensland | Australia

 

Social Media
– How to create good social media strategy that will set you apart
– Why so many people waste time and money
– How to ensure low risk, ROI
– Organic content v advertising on social media

Digital Marketing
– Understanding what is going to get you RESULTS!
– Creating your digital marketing blueprint
– How to ensure low risk, ROI
– Understanding your customer journey
– Nurturing the lead and maximising conversion

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Apr
2
Tue
Financial Literacy for Business Owners @ North Lakes Community Centre
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Financial Literacy for Business Owners @ North Lakes Community Centre | North Lakes | Queensland | Australia

Financial Literacy for Business Owners, only 15 seats available

  • How to read a profit & loss and balance sheet
  • Why profit does not equal cash
  • What’s your profit formula?
  • Understand the importance of cash flow

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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Apr
10
Wed
Samford and Districts Chamber of Commere – Business Breakfast Networking @ The Flying Nun Cafe
Apr 10 @ 6:45 am – 8:30 am

Monthly Chamber Breakfast and networking meeting: Subject to be advised.

 

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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Apr
17
Wed
Innovate Moreton Bay – Monthly Catch-Up @ North Lakes Sports Club
Apr 17 @ 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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Apr
26
Fri
WEBINAR: Create beautiful social media video content like a pro @ Webiner
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
WEBINAR: Create beautiful social media video content like a pro @ Webiner

A hands on video making workshop using Biteable, delivered by Biteable’s CTO and co-founder – Tommy Fotak

ABOUT BITEABLE

Biteable puts the power of video in your hands. Regardless of budget and skills, it helps you create professional videos in minutes. Videos so stunning they’ll make your message irresistible.

Create a video from scratch using Biteable’s broad library of animations and footage. Or pick a professionally crafted template for instant results. Simply drop in text, photos or video and – shazam – you’re done.

Use Biteable to make ads, explainers, and social media videos that turn heads, consistently. With Biteable on your side, engaging your audience is as simple as making a video.

It is the easiest video making tool on the market, that allows you to create high quality videos, like a pro!

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

In this workshop you will use Biteable to create a video for your own organisation. You will get the most benefit from the workshop by coming prepared with a script for your video and any images you may want to include in your messaging. Some tips on how to build out a script will be sent to participants prior to the start of the workshop.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Tommy Fotak is a co-founder and CTO of Biteable. Biteable launched in early 2014 with the goal of being the World’s Simplest Video Maker. They have gone on to have over 4 million users and generate 300,000 videos a month and now aim to be the Video Marketing Platform of choice for anyone looking to make marketing videos for the web.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

We will send a link to the Zoom Online Workshop directly to your email. We will also send you a guide on how to prepare build a script, so that you are ready to create your Biteable Video on the day.

You will also need a reliable internet connection, a quiet space to tune into the workshop, and a set of headphones (optional).

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Apr
30
Tue
Protecting your brand and Intellectual Property Internationally @ Caboolture Hub, Seminar Room
Apr 30 @ 8:45 am – 11:00 am
Protecting your brand and Intellectual Property Internationally @ Caboolture Hub, Seminar Room | Caboolture | Queensland | Australia

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

8:45am Registration for 9:00am 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, here and overseas.
  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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Market to the billions: Digital marketing to China & South East Asia @ North Lakes Community Centre, Board Room
Apr 30 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

This workshop looks at how your business can be placed in front of the huge Asian audience.

You’ll hear about:

  • Social media platforms like WeChat and WhatsApp, as well as Baidu (considered the Chinese Google)
  • How you can receive up to 50% back from all travel and marketing expenses, through Government grants associated with export growth

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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