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5 Essentials you need to know before you build or rebuild your website @ Wantima Country Club
Mar 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
5 Essentials you need to know before you build or rebuild your website @ Wantima Country Club | Brendale | Queensland | Australia

Imagine your website is your front store. How would you like it to look? Would it have pretty coloured pot plants out the front, or would every surface be covered in advertising material? Would you have a sign out front that would be obvious from a distance, or is there an expectation that anyone walking past would know what you sell?

Your website is an extension of your business. In most cases it is the first time a potential customer could meet you. The saying always is – you have 7 seconds to make an impression! Question – what kind of impression do, YOU want to make.

At the end of this 2 hour workshop you will have the knowledge to:

  • Determine what you ACTUALLY need in your website
  • Know the right questions to ask of an expert
  • Understand the fundamentals of website creation
  • Develop the basis of your website strategy

This workshop is ideal for those who:

  • Are yet to build a website for their business
  • Have a website but it is outdated
  • Looking to build a new website for their business

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

Webinar – How strong is your brand? 6 Simple steps to building a brand as big as Branson! @ Webinar
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Webinar - How strong is your brand? 6 Simple steps to building a brand as big as Branson! @ Webinar


What is it about the Virgin brand that is so memorable? Is it the big V or, is it Branson himself? Perhaps it is a combination of both?

Your Brand Identity encompasses visual references like your logo, business card, social media graphics and signage, even the look of your website.
Branding however, speaks to the emotions of your customer – it’s a set of expectations, memories, stories, and relationships that, taken together, account for a consumer’s decision to choose one product or service over another.

Both aspects need to be visible, relatable and memorable if you want to attract quality clients who will pay a premium, spread the word and keep coming back.

In this webinar, I’ll take you through 6 simple steps to help you understand and measure where and how often your customers come into contact with your brand.

Simple strategies to get clear on what you offer, how you want to be perceived and received in the market place, and how design and language impacts buyers decisions.

Getting Grant Ready: How to Complete a Grant Application @ Facebook Live -
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Getting Grant Ready: How to Complete a Grant Application @ Facebook Live - | Caboolture | Queensland | Australia

Are you experiencing growth in your business or expecting significant growth in the near future? Do you need help to grow your business? Perhaps you are currently experiencing growth and need help to manage the impact of this growth. Are you a start-up in need of some general business advice or assistance with developing your business systems? Perhaps you have an innovative new product ready for commercialisation and need assistance getting it to market. Or perhaps you simply need help with bringing your business into the digital age.

The right business grant applications for both state and federal government funding can secure the help you need to hit your business goals…but preparation is key.

To find out how to ensure your business is best placed to achieve grant success come along to our interactive, workshop where you will:

  • 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.

This practical session will be presented by Dianne Brown, Business Advisor with SRJ Walker Wayland on behalf of Regional Development, Moreton Bay. Dianne is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years public practice experience in the small to medium sized enterprise (SME) market. Dianne’s career has been fueled 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 to go to RDA Moreton Bay’s website

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
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