Small Business Month – Biz Day Out

Small Business Month – Biz Day Out 

Small businesses are the heart of a community and are vital to the success, character and vibrancy of a town or city. After all this is where you – the owners live, where your children attend schools and where your customer base is. So, it is important to recognise your contributions to your community and acknowledge your successes.

October is Small Business Month, a time to celebrate the important role Small Business plays in local communities. Events are planned throughout the region to inspire you to start or grow your business, to provide practical information and ideas, and to connect you with like-minded people.

SRBEC has brought together an exciting program of speakers who will inspire, motivate and empower you to think outside your box and look at your business from a different perspective… and, it’s completely FREE to attend!

Over the last 12 years keynote speaker Jodie Cooper has provided business people with the tools of positive psychology to help them manage their stress more effectively and improve their confidence to succeed at work and flourish in their personal lives.

Regarded by many as the leading authority in conceptual and creative thinking, Edward de Bono states “Lateral thinking is about escaping from established ideas and perceptions, breaking out of the perpetual boxes we build for ourselves, and generating ideas of real moment…” The first Masterclass of the day is on Entrepreneurship and Innovation and will be delivered by Randall Walker, exploring how lateral thinking can take ideas to profit, help you make the transition from being self-employed to become a successful business owner and establish an innovative and sustainable competitive advantage for your business.

Our final Masterclass for the day will be presented by successful Leadership and Communication Coach, Chris Edwards. Chris has been involved in the business of communication since the early 1980s, transitioning from old-school manual techniques of communicating via traditional media, through the advent of computers and the impact they had on the business environment, to what we have now with instant access to everyone through social media. Chris will reveal insights on successful self-motivation and face-to-face communication.

There will be opportunities throughout the day for you to participate with 2-minute ‘Pitch your business’ spots available for a small number of local businesses. Sell your story and possibly find that one connection you have been looking for.

Don’t forget to bring your business cards – there is plenty of time for networking with like-minded people over lunch and during the breaks – we’ve created the time and the space for you to mix with business owners, our advisors and the presenters.

To top it off – you may be eligible for a fully-subsidised one-on-one session with one of our business advisors to talk turkey about your own business and your personal goals. You never know what you could pick up from the experience, knowledge and connections of our business advisors.

Biz Day Out will be from 10am – 4pm and in the following locations:

Wollongong                        Wednesday 03 October

Queanbeyan                      Thursday 11 October

Bowral                                  Tuesday 16 October

Cooma                                  Wednesday 24 October

Goulburn                             Wednesday 31 October

All Biz Day Out workshops are FREE! – Simply register here to attend