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THE LOCAL BUSINESS NETWORK SUNSHINE COAST – BUSINESS OWNER BOARDROOM
May 28 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Are you looking for a way to get clarity on where you would like to take your business in the next 12 months?
Would you like a new type of sales strategy, teaching you how to use models to effectively sell to your customers, getting you the price you want and increasing your conversion rates?
In celebration of Queensland Small Business Week, The Local Business Network is running a full-day Business Owner Boardroom, bringing together businesses from the Sunshine Coast in a collaborative training environment to learn new skills and share knowledge regarding business planning, sales strategies and business collaboration.
The Local Business Network will present training topics throughout the day to help business owners identify and work on key areas of their businesses that need improvement.
The workshop will focus on 9 key Projects around Sales & Marketing, People & Productivity and Margins to build a one page business plan. Business owners will also collaborate in a Boardroom style activity focusing on implementation of one key project to improve Sales in the business.
The key takeaways of the event for participating business owners will include:
- One-page business plan focusing on the main areas where money is made or lost in business (i.e. Sales and Marketing, Margins, People and Productivity)
- Tailored strategies to build sales models to deliver value to prospects
- The opportunity to identify and find solutions to a specific challenge in a collaborative and guided group setting
- Morning – Frame Your Future – Business Planning:
Overview of business planning and strategy training leading to the development of a one-page business plan to give you clarity on what areas of your business need the most focus.
- Midday – Upgrade Your Sales Influence:
How to use models and positioning to work with prospects to understand their needs and then deliver value based proposals.
- Afternoon – Boardroom Session:
Collaborative boardroom session where groups will work together in a facilitated group setting to identify solutions to a challenge of their choice (taken from the day’s training) to develop an actionable plan to implement for business improvement.
The Business Owner Boardroom event combines training sessions and a facilitated group discussion that allows business owners to collaboratively work on current issues and how to resolve them.
Business owners will work together to help each other identify common challenges faced by businesses in the Sunshine Coast Region as well as the solutions they have been able to identify based on their own experiences.
This will be done through a tried and tested peer-to-peer model allowing business owners to implement solutions taken from the days training directly into their own businesses. It is expected that a collective knowledge from the ‘Board’, all with diverse yet similar experiences (in terms of business size and location), will help to shape a new perspective for others seeking fresh ideas on how to take their business to the next level.
The Local Business Network’s culture is to bring like minded business owners together from within the same community providing leadership and expertise to promote business growth. This event seeks to create an environment where business owners can work on current community issues affecting the prosperity of the local business community.
Community Support & Fundraising:
The Local Business Network have aligned with Sunny Kids Project Workforce to help fund business community growth in the Sunshine Coast area.
Project Workforce is designed to help get people back into the workforce with Certificate II Business Training.
Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Sunny Kids in order to help promote growth opportunities for people in the Sunshine Coast region in the workforce.
- Chris Beard:
Chris is a local born and bred Queenslander who grew up in Brisbane and moved to the Sunshine Coast around 10 years ago. Chris has had a career moving through different Corporate Roles in the FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) Sector, but more importantly, he has had a fantastic experience of owning 3 businesses over his career, and has held CEO, GM and Director roles in the Private Sector as well.
“My passion is within the SME sector of Business. Within this sector, inspiration is grown. There are so many Business Owners on the Sunshine Coast that are inspiring with what they have achieved, and the products or services they have created.
The journey I take is with Business Owners, helping and advising along the way, so that they too can be inspiring…… to help build our local Community.”
- Gary Capps:
Gary has been involved in multiple businesses, mostly in the technology sector, for over 20 years. As Head of SEO for two large agencies in Sydney he has worked across many Blue Chip companies and major financial institutions. Until last year Gary was COO at an IT Professional Services company, based in Sydney, serving Companies and Government Agencies moving to the Cloud with Amazon Web Services
“I joined The Local Business Network in August of last year and have enjoyed working with local Sunshine Coast community business owners to help establish goals in both business and personal aspects to achieve work life balance.
I am highly process orientated and believe in building system reliant, not people reliant businesses to help deliver the highest quality result with the lowest requirement for skill.
This helps to free up business owners so they can delegate effectively and free up more time to work ON the business instead of IN the business.”
- Michele Purvis:
Michele has extensive experience working directly with small to medium size businesses, through running her own successful accounting and financial planning practice, on the Sunshine Coast.
Over the last 30 years, she has worked with businesses, helping them grow and prosper from startup to large companies.
With a range of skills across Consulting, Financial Planning and Accounting, Michele has a strong focus on holistic wealth creation, and is able to work strategically with small to medium businesses to achieve desired outcomes.
- Mark Mackenzie
Since 1991, Mark has pursued his passion for helping people manage their finances across taxation compliance and minimisation, self managed superannuation, business structuring, accounting, and audit.
Mark heads up the friendly team at Wardle Partners, which was established in 1982, and specialises in all areas of business planning and structuring, complex taxation matters and self managed superannuation fund administration.
He is a Fellow Certified Practicing Accountant and holds a Public Practice Certificate, a Bachelor of Commerce degree and an Associate Diploma in Financial Planning.
Date & Session Times:
- Tuesday 28th May 2019
- Start & Introductions – 8:30am – 8:45am
- Frame Your Future – Business Planning – 8:45am – 10:15am
- Morning Tea – 15 mins
- Upgrade Your Sales Influence – 10:30am – 12:45am
- Lunch – 45 mins
- Boardroom Session – 1:30pm – 3:30pm
- Afternoon Tea – 15 mins
- Wrap up Q&A – 3:45pm – 4:30pm
*Catering for the full day of light refreshments for morning and afternoon tea is included as well as a light lunch
*Workbooks are also supplied for each session for planning purposes to be implemented into your business after the event
- Bli Bli Boardroom
- Building 2 ‘Bli Bli Village Town Centre’
- Level 4, Suite 402
- 310 David Low Way
- Bli Bli