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Office of QLD Chief Entrepreneur presents Surviving Current Economic Challenges @ Webinar
Apr 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Office of QLD Chief Entrepreneur presents Surviving Current Economic Challenges @ Webinar

Brisbane West Chamber of Commerce and Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur are pleased to invite you to meet Mr Rob Nixon on the topic of Navigating catastrophes and driving change for Accountants and other Professional Services.

Rob has been at the forefront of thought leadership for the Accounting profession since 1994. He helps Accountants with workflow, revenue, profit and cash-flow improvement. He is the author of 4 books, Accounting Practices Don’t Add Up, Remaining Relevant, The Perfect Firm and just released – The Wealthy Accountant. He has trained over 185,000 Accountants in 18 countries and his business improvement products have been used in over 15,000 Accounting firms.

We have asked Rob to help advise professional services firms (and many other) on how to SURVIVE the current economic meltdown and how to THRIVE afterwards.

All businesses can learn from excellent business models and practices even if it’s not directly relevant to their specific business. We’re expecting Rob to be forthright and not be worried about upsetting those set in their ways.

CCIQ Covid-19 Series – Support for Social Enterprises @ Webinar
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Social Enterprises have a unique position in the evolving marketplace. With beneficial societal outcomes, and not-for-profits, being the core driver of these enterprises, it is essential to review what stimulus support is available as the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds.

CCIQ in partnership with the Queensland Social Enterprise Council (QSEC), must advocate to support businesses of all shapes, sizes and industries to get through these tough times.

During the webinar, we will be providing a summary of what support is available for social enterprises, how to access it, and what more must be done.

This is your chance to give feedback and ask questions directly to your chief industry representatives in Queensland, on what more is needed to help your social enterprise survive.

Submit your concerns and questions on the registration form below. This will allow us to address as many as possible during the live event.

BPW North Lakes: Monthly Lunch Event via Zoom @ Webinar
Apr 16 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

BPW North Lakes will be holding our monthly lunches via BPWA Zoom Meeting Rooms. Zoom is an online platform. Please check your FREE ticket for the link.

We are delighted to have Kym Austin joining us on Zoom to speak about Mimi’s House.

Kym is the founder of Mimi’s House which has operated in the Moreton Bay area since 2011. Mimi’s is a nurturing and mentoring program for young children from Prep – Year 5 who are not engaged in learning. Due to trauma or difficult home life situations, they need support to overcome and build resilience in their lives.

An alternative to school, Mimi’s is a safe place that helps children of trauma or abuse.

Over the years, hundreds of children have been nurtured and re-engaged with learning at school.

In 2018 Kym presented a paper on practical skills to re-engage the trauma affected child at the Trauma Aware Schooling Conference. Previously Kym was a school chaplain for 11 years.

She is a mother to five and has six adorable grandchildren. Kym also became a foster parent and continues to advocate for children who have no voice.

On Thursday April 16, Kym will be sharing how you can make a difference, how you can live beyond you and yours and that there is always hope.

Content Creation with Canva @ Webinar
Apr 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Content Creation with Canva @ Webinar

Content creation with Canva: How to create kick-ass content for repurposing



About the workshop

You’ve always wanted to create quality graphics for your business so you can quickly and professionally update your marketing materials without having to engage a graphic designer, well let me introduce you to Canva.

The easiest and most cost-effective way to take control of your graphic design needs, and you don’t need a creative bone in your body, Canva does it all.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Why you need to be in control of how your business is perceived
  • Who can use canva, you don’t need a degree?
  • What type of content gets the best reaction?
  • How to create your own content, a live look inside Canva

Get ready to gain control of your marketing!

Instagram Essentials: The Do’s and Don’t’s to establishing an engaged fan base @ Webinar
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Instagram Essentials: The Do's and Don't's to establishing an engaged fan base @ Webinar

Does the world of Instagram confuse you, but you’d like to learn how can and should you be using it in your business?

Do you need help understanding how to use Instagram in your business?

Would you like to learn difference between a post, promotion, engagement, influencer and more??

There have been a lot of changes to the Instagram platform in the last 12 months. Join us for this introductory course on understanding Instagram and how to use it for your business.

Instagram is all about the visual and ENGAGEMENT, and like all social media channels, it has it’s pros and cons depending on what your trying to achieve and who your customer is, will determine how you use Instagram.

In this webinar you’ll come away with actionable tips and tricks you’ll be able to implement in your business straight away.

Learn step-by-step how to use Instagram. This is the perfect intro course for small business owners, taught in a simple, easy to understand way.

You’ll walk away with:

  • Understanding of the Instagram platform and how to use it in YOUR business
  • Quick guide to creating content and how to schedule posts on a consistent basis
ATO: Single Touch Payroll: Reporting – Chermside @ Australian Taxation Office
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
ATO: Single Touch Payroll: Reporting - Chermside @ Australian Taxation Office | Chermside | Queensland | Australia

Are you a small business employer with less than 20 employees?

Have you a basic understanding of Single Touch Payroll? Are you involved with payroll procedures and want to know more about the practicalities and logistics of implementing and reporting through Single Touch Payroll?

Join us for this 90 minute session to find out about the practical options, systems and concessions to help you to report your payroll tax and super reporting obligations.

You are also encouraged to register for our Single Touch Payroll: Introduction workshop being held immediately before this one.

Please note: photo identification will be required to access our building.

This event will not be catered; however, you are welcome to bring in your coffee or a snack.

ATO – Ride-sourcing and tax (Sole Traders) – Chermside @ Australian Taxation Office
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
ATO - Ride-sourcing and tax (Sole Traders) - Chermside @ Australian Taxation Office | Chermside | Queensland | Australia

If you provide ride-sourcing services for a fare or work through a facilitator such as Uber, SheSafe, Shebah or

GoCatch, this session will help you understand how income tax, or goods and services tax (GST) applies to your earnings.

Ride-sourcing is taxi-travel for GST purposes. If you have a ride-sourcing enterprise, you need to:

1. have an Australian business number (ABN)

2. register for GST from the day you start

3. collect and pay GST on the full amount of every fare

4. keep records of income and expenses for both GST and income tax purposes.

Come along to this session where we’ll help you understand how to get it right.

Note: This session is designed for sole traders

Please note:

1. Photo identification will be required to enter the building

2. This event will not be catered; however, you are welcome to bring in your coffee or a snack.

Facebook Messenger Marketing and the power of Chatbots @ Wantima Country Club
Jun 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Facebook Messenger Marketing and the power of Chatbots @ Wantima Country Club | Brendale | Queensland | Australia

Messenger Marketing and the power of chatbots with Facebook


Ok, so you have been told you need a Facebook page. Check.

Now you need a Facebook group. Check.

Hang on, now you need to advertise…ok check.

Congratulations! You have kept Facebook in business… but, you aren’t doing so great.

And, there is no massive improvements in your lead generation.

One word – FRUSTRATION!!!

What if you could turn all the hard work into better quality leads, higher engagement and money in your bank, all for a nominal fee???

Could this be true????


In this workshop we want you to:

  • Understand the Messenger Marketing Blueprint
  • Convert at a higher level from Facebook to your other platforms
  • Boost your bottom line by attracting high quality, itching to buy leads
  • Reward your customers when they choose you over a competitor
  • And create a massive audience of raving fans for your business

If you are frustrated with keeping the big giants in business at your expense BUT you realise you need to work with these platforms, then this is for you.

Don’t let mediocre results put you off. Learn how to turn those bad results to high profits for your business.

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.

2020 Moreton Bay Region Small Business Expo @ Griffin Event Hall
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
2020 Moreton Bay Region Small Business Expo @ Griffin Event Hall | Griffin | Queensland | Australia



“Remember there is only 3 of any kind of business for this Expo – so get in quick and lock out your competitors

Whether you are big business to micro – you are all invited to be involved.

Mark it in your diaries – get ready to do business with 160 exhibitors and 1500-2000 visitors attending.

We hope you will join us – because business needs MORE business.

This is our 23rd Small Business Expo and the third expo for the Moreton Bay region which will incorporate North Brisbane and Sunshine Coast – and as always, everyone from everywhere can attend.

The Moreton Bay Region Business Expo is a community initiative that generates sales leads for local businesses.

We have learnt how to deliver valuable marketing, quality lead-generation and rewarding sales opportunities for small to medium sized businesses.

We will showcase hundreds of small businesses at our quality stands – in fact 160 exhibition stands.

Alive with a great vibe, crafted sales conversations and valuable marketing information, this Expo is a unique B2B marketplace for small businesses in the Brisbane region.

Full of fun and creativity, this is an event unlike any other sales focused business to business platform.

Come along and hear from our expert guest speakers who will give you the skills you need to grow and develop your small business.

With food trucks and a selection of wonderful live music, we give you the opportunity to network with 2000 like minded small business.

Get your business noticed at the Moreton Bay Region Business Expo.

Do you love your business? Do you help customers and believe in your products and services? Are you proud of what you do? Contact us today and book your Exhibition Stand.

It is time to Show – Tell – Sell your products and services – Be Visible

Taking this Expo to the NEXT LEVEL
Redlands Coast Business Expo
Vision + Voice for Business Owners


If you have something you wish to promote to an audience of over 40,000 businesses then this opportunity is for you. Its cost effective and is designed to sell your products and services.

So give us a call on 0475 411 793 to have a big discussion on how our sponsorships can help you make more $$.

The BIGGEST Small Business Expo in Brisbane NOW in its third year.

THIS EXPO SAVES YOU TIME AND MONEY to get new customer leads.

Get more sales leads for your business. We provide training as part of your exhibitor fee.

160 Exhibition Stands and 1500 – 2000 business professionals in this one day sales focused business to business marketplace.

This is NOT a talk fest it is a one day event focused on generating SALES LEADS for exhibitors and attendees.

* Free Corporate Massages and Brow Bar
* Free Live Entertainment
* Heaps of Prizes to WIN!

* Speaker Presentations

* Special Expo Offers
* Free Head Shot Hub

You must join in the BIGGEST Speed Networking Hour 2.30pm to 3.30pm – it is a sales lead generation session on steroids.

Heaps of Exclusive Show Offers for your business and family

Random Acts of Entertainment throughout the day – will get you playing full out and also having FUN.

Bring your business cards & LET”S DO BUSINESS

Call Paula Brand on 0475 411 793
Get an exhibitor pack emailed directly to you – enquire at – check your spam folder as it might be hiding in there.


This event is a proven, genuine Business to Business marketplace platform that squarely kicks skills transfer and financial goals for every business owner and key industry stakeholder involved.

Our survey sheets from our other Small Business Expos say it all “Just Do IT”.

“The Expo is built around conversations and learning rather than swanky expensive exhibition stands – it is grass roots selling by local businesses in the community where they live and work.”


There are food trucks, live music to celebrate being small business owners – so join in the fun and do business at the same time.

Including six Soapbox Speaker Presentations from some of the Australia’s leading business experts.

Expos are typically boring, disengaged events but we make ours fun – it is a real celebration that recognises the hard work that small business owners do every single day.


Prior to the expo we also deliver ‘How To Sell From an Exhibition Stand Workshops to teach exhibitors how to successfully engage, collect solid leads and convert to sales and make money to feed their families. The workshops have been run before every expo for the past 4 years. This workshop is included in your exhibition stand fee. We also include two food truck lunch vouchers on the day of the expo for all exhibitors.


– New start ups – giving you the confidence to step up & promote – we even train you

– Mature business – looking to attract NEW customers – we all need them.

– Great platform to launch new products and services

– A pop up shopfront – ideal for online, mobile, franchise businesses – on the move or are home-based

-Learn new skills – we deliver training as part of the fee so you can SELL, SELL, SELL

-Great way to scope the business community in the region

– Look for new re-seller partners in the region

– SELL products on the day- get your credit card machine ready – do EXPO offers – sell excess stock too.

-RUN Competitions to generate your ideal customer leads – so people can TEST your products/services – we show you how.

-Think outside the box and promote you business using this successful One Day B2B Marketplace

Tech businesses… a great place to show and tell your unique software, hardware, any apps, computer equipment – you have the time to stop people and showcase.

We have the formula that works!

Paula Brand CEO Small Business Expos Phone 0475 411 793 Web

Establish your professional brand through linkedin @ Caboolture Hub
Jul 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Establish your professional brand through linkedin @ Caboolture Hub | Caboolture | Queensland | Australia

Establish your professional brand through LinkedIn

Presented by KAY RIDGE

Learn why 30 million Companies have LinkedIn Profiles, 50% of B2B web traffic originating social media comes from LinkedIn and 80% of B2B leads generated on social media come from LinkedIn.
Please have LinkedIn loaded onto your Laptop. This is a BYO Laptop workshop

In the workshop you will learn:

  • How to create a killer LinkedIn Profile
  • How to setup your Business Page
  • How to set up showcase pages