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Set aside November 23 after work (6-8pm)
Starting, or want to expand, your small business?
This is for small-business owners who run a shop, cafe, service or office in the Moreton Bay Regional Council area (that’s a big circle around the Redcliffe Peninsula: north to Bribie Island, south to the Brisbane River). It’s part of our fully government funded professional mentoring and small-business service where we offer five-six hours of qualified, experienced advice designed to target your business needs. We ask only for a “Gold Coin” contribution (which we then donate to charity).
These sessions focus on providing practical advice to your business in the following five streams:
- Funding avenues and financial analysis (guidance on available banking and finance products, how to present finance bids, effective cash flow management processes and financial data interpretation and referrals to accounting advice);
- Building your business (diagnostic assessment of current business operations, followed by business planning advice that meets identified needs; assistance in preparing marketing plans on promotional opportunities and advertising options; guidance on entering new markets and the feasibility of new business ideas, including exporting products or services);
- Making the most of your talent and team (guidance on human resource strategies, including recruitment, employment and occupational health and safety (OH&S) requirements; advisory service meetings and networking opportunities; talent recruitment and retention tools; training programmes to inform enterprising people about significant new regulations and/or relevant Australian Government business initiatives);
- Management capabilities (assistance with creating, reviewing and implementing business plans, assessing and improving supply-chain management, succession planning and creating security over leased premises or intellectual property; assistance to access appropriate legal advice, including on licencing, retail tenancy, intellectual property and credit management); and
- Digital engagement implementation (advice and assistance on e-commerce take-up; advice and assistance with information technology and broadband services issues; advice on adopting technology concepts to assist with marketing, managing and growing ideas)
This project supports a range of service delivery mechanisms including:
- one-on-one tailored business advisory services
- face-to-face or virtual/online meetings
- small group training for up to 10 people at a time. Call me now on 0413 004 138 or visit our site: http://www.edupreneurservicesinternational.com/
Susan Boucher is an engineer, she’s passionate about robots and how things work and her new small business Young Engineers Brisbane North focuses on sharing those passions with tribes of 3-6 and 6-12 year-olds.
Susan’s STEM Edutainment workshops start next week in the Brisbane suburbs of Stafford, Herston and Wilston.
I’ve been helping Susan design her new business through my work with Greater Brisbane Small Business Advisory Services and she’s ready to roll.
You can get your daughter or son in the room with Susan for less than $20 for an hour and a half of exciting educational building fun with Lego Challenge and Big Builder sessions.
Call 0451 969 754 or email Susan personally at Brisbanenorth@young-engineers.com.au
Sessions start next Tuesday November 8:
Lego Challenge, 6-12yrs, Wilston State School, Grange, from 3.30-5pm for 5 weeks at $16.50 per week (introductory price, normally $18 per week).
Wednesday, November 9:
Big Builders, 3-6yrs, Stafford Community Centre from 9.30-10.30am for five weeks at $13.30 per week or 5 sessions for $50.
Saturday, December 10 and December 17:
Lego Challenge, 6-12yrs, ILP Learning Hub, Herston, from 9.30-11.00am at $19.80 per session.
Lego Challenge, 6-12yrs, ILP Learning Hub, Herston, from 2:00 – 3:30pm at $19.80 per session.
At the Brisbane State High School, South Brisbane, on:
December 12-14, $70 per day sessions from 9.00am-4:30pm.
During the school holidays, Susan will be running sessions at ILP Learning Hub, Herston, on:
December 16, 21 & 23 $66 for an all-day session 9.30am-4:00pm.
More sessions for January will be advertised in the coming weeks at www.BrisbaneNorth.young-engineers.com.au
If you are thinking about starting your own small business, I have sessions available for booking now, all during November and December to January 2017. Simply call 0413 004 138 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit http://gbsbas.com.au/ to find out more and what’s available, fully funded by the Federal Government’s AusIndustry.
It had to happen! Son Liam enters the retail game with these six-pack holders three-and-a-half weeks out from Father’s Day. He’s only imported 500 and they’re $20 each including postage. Take your pick, as long as you want green, blue, hi-viz orange, red or black … I’ve held them in my hand and they look and feel great. Here’s his EBay page. OMG, I’ll have to help with the packing and shipping 🙂
Dumplings are popular in Brisbane these days but Polish dumplings known as Pierogi (pronounced pyer-ro-gee) will be consumed at competitive speed next Sunday, June 26.
The 2nd Annual Pierogi Eating Competition will be at the Polish Club, 10 Marie Street, Milton, as part of the Milton Community Festival.
Pierogi are delicate white boiled dumplings with scalloped edges and filled with meat or cabbage or both and smothered in traditional onion relish.
Get in on the action!
How many can you knock off in a minute? Try out from 2pm on Sunday.
First one to finish 15 of these in one sitting wins the prize.
Brisbane Lord Mayor’s makers’ market with fashion market is on Saturday June 25.
Special fund raiser for the weekend is also at noon on Saturday June 25: a vintage fashion gold-coin auction in aid of local animal rescuers and the Cat Cuddle Café Red Hill.
Polonia Polish Club
0402 210 712 email@example.com
There must be thousands of Polish-speaking elevators in Poland right? But now there’s one in Brisbane.
When you arrive at either the ground floor or the first floor a soft female voice whispers the floor number in Polish.
Then you notice it’s a Schindler lift and there’s a gentle reminder of mid-20th century Polish history.
This Schindler’s lift will be officially launched with a wide range of entertainment, performances and attractions and a variety of children’s attractions all day next Sunday June 26 at the Polish Club, 10 Marie Street, Milton, as part of the Milton Community Festival.
Special fund raiser for the weekend is at noon on Saturday June 25: a vintage fashion gold-coin auction in aid of local animal rescuers and the Cat Cuddle Café Red Hill.
We had to spend quite a bit of time to find ways to disconnect and uninstall the Google Drive app from our Mac … until I found this “person” with advice that worked.
So let me know what you think … is this a real figure or an animation?
We finally made it back on to the Internet on Thursday after days of connection issues and discussions with Philippines help desks. The process of moving house means we had to use mobile hotspots for several days but now we’re back.
Question is: what is our new connection like and we’re seeking the wisdom of the crowd (cloud?). Please help us out and review the following speed test results (recorded today) and vote on our speed:
The new national vision from Queensland’s own Peter Beattie is available now exclusively through our Strictly Literary bookshop.
Make sure you get your copy here first … in print or for Kindle and Android. In the meantime you can browse our extensive libraries and buy Peter Beattie’s first thriller novel The Year of the Dangerous Ones:
Everyone feels. In 2012 my research with my friend and colleague Lyn McDonald PhD demonstrated how everyone’s life is made up of feelings and how understanding these feelings is essential for marketing (on the one hand) and purchasing (on the other). These feelings range from Anger, followed in decreasing strength by Fear, Sadness, Joy, Surprise, and Love.
Now it seems some big name brands are cottoning on.
Take a look at this new television commercial from scotch maker Johnnie Walker, which features a hero character named Joy.
So I looked through our video archives (oh all right, they’re called “the Internet”) and discovered it’s been a quiet trend for some time …
There’s even an advertising agency called Joy
If you have a favourite Joy advertisement, please link it in a comment (below) or email me the link and I’ll publish it here with your name.
And be joyful today — it doesn’t hurt a bit!