Upcoming Events

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Mar
26
Tue
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
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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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
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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