Small Business Month & Biz Day Out Recap

October was Small Business Month in NSW and we met Business Owners from Wollongong, Queanbeyan, Bowral, Cooma and Goulburn when they attended SRBEC Biz Day Out events.

Taking a day out of working in their business to consider strategic level concepts to use on their business, owners and their staff were given the opportunity to explore:

– what’s working well in their business with guest speaker Jodie Cooper, and the impact having a Positive Psychology has, not only on themselves and their families, but their staff, customers, businesses and ultimately their way-of-life.

– ways of utilising the power of lateral thinking to take an idea to profit as Entrepreneurship and Innovation Masterclass presenter Randall Walker had them considering the difference between being self-employed and being a business owner.

– how an understanding of personality, culture, values and beliefs will help them communicate a clear message to staff, customers and stakeholders and create a winning outcome with Leadership and Communication coach and Masterclass presenter, Chris Edwards.

Participants had many opportunities to network with each other, the presenters and SRBEC advisors and to pitch their own business to the groups. The feedback we received was very positive with comments like ‘all 3 speakers were top notch and I’ll definitely be using some of their suggestions’.

Due to popular demand, one last encore of the Biz Day Out workshop, will be held in Canberra in the new year. Details to come, so stay tuned!