Small Business Week 1-6 September

The Queensland Government is giving small businesses a serious burst of energy as it recognises the important role Small Businesses play in Queensland.

Queensland Small Business Week will run from 1-6 September 2014 and offers a range of events and learning opportunities regionally. Small business owners and operators will be able to consider new ideas, connect with other businesses and access information and services to help them grow and increase productivity.

Listed below are some of the events being run in our Region and you can also check the Small Business Week Calendar or facebook page for details on events and online webinars.

Demystifying Business Management Systems Workshop

Good Business Management Systems are required by the supply chain to win work in major projects, including Government and private tenders, the Resources or Defence sector and large buyer groups. This workshop has been developed to give you the information you need to invest your time and energy to increase your success. 

Date:                Tuesday 2 September 2014
Time:                9.00am to 11.00am
Venue:              Lake Kawana Community Centre, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina

To download a fact sheet click on this link

To register please click on this link 

Industry Network Forum

Getting the most from your workforce! – This exciting Event aims to answer some of your most pressing questions about establishing a dynamic workforce and maintaining it.  Come along to meet and mingle with other business owners and make new contacts in an informal setting.

Date:                Tuesday 2 September 2014
Time:                5.00pm to 6.30pm
Venue:              Innovation Centre Boardroom, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs

To download a Fact Sheet click on this link 

Capability Statement Writing Workshop

If you want your business to stand out from the crowd and improve the chance of securing contracts then this workshop is a must for you.  Workshop participants will hear about the components of major projects and their requirements, view examples of successful capability statements developed by other businesses, and use an industry proven template to create your own powerful business capability statement.

Date:                Wednesday 3 September 2014
Time:                9.15am to 1.00pm
Venue:              Innovation Centre, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs

To download a Fact Sheet click on this link 

Serious about Safe Business?

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is offering free workshops to small business.  The first two workshops will beBasic Safety Management Systems and Risk Management, each workshop runs for two hours.  The workshops are designed for small businesses with little or no safety systems in place. 

Date:                Thursday 4 September 2014
Time:                Commencing from 9.00am

To register an expression of interest please click on this link, and then click on Sunshine Coast.  For further information please phone Carmel Cheers Ph (07) 5459 8203.

To download a Fact Sheet click on this link 

Fair Work Ombudsman

Understand your workplace rights and responsibilities as an Employer – This presentation will explain the role of the Fair Work Ombudsman and help you understand your responsibilities. 

Date:                Thursday 4 September 2014
Time:                1.00pm to 2.00pm
Venue:              Mike Ahern Centre, 12 First Avenue, Maroochydore

To download a Fact Sheet click on this link