Business LEAP Newsletter April 2021

6 May 2021

Business LEAP Newsletter April 2021

Welcome to our latest newsletter, the second of this year, which we hope have helped to keep you up to date on the latest news and information, and to provide you details on local upcoming workshops.

Wishing you a productive May!

– The Business LEAP Team

What’s in this issue?

  • Upcoming Events & Workshops
  • Article – Networking for business success in a changing world
  • Helpful Links – Covid-19
  • Other Helpful Links
  • Contact Business LEAP
  • Business LEAP, Powered by Regional Business HQ

Upcoming Events and Workshops

NBNco Bus touring the North and South Burnett with Business LEAP

The NBN Bus is on tour through North and South Burnett in the months of May and June! The Business LEAP Team will be in attendance at multiple locations during the roadshow  – bookings can be made to have a one on one sessions with Business LEAP Entrepreneurship Facilitators Vicki Leeson and Jason Virtue.

Dates to look out for:

  • Monday, 31 May | 1:00 pm -3:00 pm | Kingaroy
  • Tuesday, 1 June |10:00 am -12:30 pm | Murgon
  • Tuesday, 1 June | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Goomeri
  • Wednesday, 2 June | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Kilkivan
  • Wednesday, 2 June | 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm | Biggenden
  • Thursday, 3 June | 10:00 am  – 12:30 pm | Gayndah
  • Thursday, 3 June | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Mundubbera
  • Friday, 4 June | 10:00 am  – 12:30 pm | Monto

Contact us today to ensure you get your preferred time early – bookings are limited.

Local business workshops in May & June!

Check out upcoming Business LEAP and other local business events and workshops!

Investment-readiness workshop – Bundaberg & Gympie

Trade and Investment (TIQ) is partnering with Deloitte Australia to deliver a series of workshops around Queensland to help small and medium-sized businesses attract new investment. Learn about what investors are looking for and how to develop a strong business case and information memorandum.

Gympie

Date: Thursday, 6 May 2021

Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Venue: Gunabul Homestead, 9 Power Road, Gympie, 4570

Bundaberg

Date: Thursday, 20 May 2021

Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Venue: Rowers on the River, 2 Toonburra Street, Bundaberg, 4670

More information on this workshop series

Register!

Small Business Month Breakfast – Gympie

Join fellow business people at this inspiring event held in the Gympie Region as part of Queensland Small Business Month!

Learn about information, assistance and funding available to help your business grow and develop.

Take part in some morning business ‘exercise’ with a Business Fitness Checkup and hear from some remarkable local business people as they share insights and stories about their business journey. You will be informed and inspired and leave with a blueprint to help make sure your business is fighting fit and ready to grow.

Presenting organisations include:

Business LEAP, Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, Rural Financial Counselling Services SQ and successful local business, CC’s Kitchen

Date: Tuesday, 11 May 2021 – RSVP by Tuesday May 4, Registrations are essential for catering purposes

Time: 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Venue: Gympie RSL Club – 217 Mary Street, Gympie, 4570

Register!

Bounce Back Better Series – Kickstart your Business! – Goomeri

Join fellow business people at this inspiring event held as part of Qld Small Business Month!

Learn about information, assistance and funding available to help your business grow and develop.

Develop some winning strategies for your social media pages and leave with a blueprint to help make sure your business is fighting fit and ready to grow.

Presenting organisations include:

Business LEAP, Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, NBNco, Rural Financial Counselling Services SQ and Tenacious Digital

Date: Wednesday, 12 May 2021 – RSVP by Tuesday 11 May

Time: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Venue: Goomeri Hall of Memory, 17 Boonara St, Goomeri

Register!

Date Claimer  – Growing Ags 2021 – Gayndah

Pain-Free Networking

Many people feel anxious about attending networking events and talking to strangers, let alone taking the next step and talking to them about their business.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • Tips to give you more confidence in networking situations
  • How to effectively communicate what problems your business solves

The workshop will include an opportunity to discuss your networking ‘pain points’ along with some interactive exercises.

Presented by David Wise from Wise Words Communications

Date: Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Venue: Regional Business HQ Offices – Stewart Room, 20B Quay Street

Register!

Bounce Back Better Series – Kickstart your Business! – Rainbow Beach

Join fellow business people at this inspiring event held as part of Qld Small Business Month!

Learn about information, assistance and funding available to help your business grow and develop.

Develop some winning strategies for your social media pages and leave with a blueprint to help make sure your business is fighting fit and ready to grow.

Presenting organisations include:

Business LEAP, Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, NBNco, Rural Financial Counselling Services SQ and Tenacious Digital

Date: Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Time: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Venue: Rainbow Beach Community Centre, 32 Rainbow Beach Road, Rainbow Beach, 4581

Register!

Taking Care of Business Workshop: Preparing your business for sale

In this final workshop in the series, ‘Preparing your business for sale’ you’ll learn valuable insights such as what you need to present your business for sale, what to look for in an sales agent and some of the costs that can be incurred when selling your business.

You’ll receive your own workbook, plus a one-on-one session with Vicki after each workshop. By participating in this and future Taking Care of Business workshops and webinars, you’ll join other locals on a similar learning journey and have access and support from peers and mentor Vicki.

Date: Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Venue: 26 Lyons St, Mundubbera, 4626

Register!

More business events with BIEDO

Networking for Business Success in a Changing World

Experienced business networkers are well aware of the benefits effective networking and building successful networks. But, in today’s changing world, the question is “Do the same rules apply and how do I build and maintain my networks?”

You may be surprised to know that rather than being restrictive, the impacts of COVID, technology and new ways of doing business have opened up our world more than ever.

How can this be? Well, if you are a seasoned networker, attending meetings and events, exchanging business cards and meeting new contacts, you may have been somewhat frustrated by the social distancing, limits on numbers at gatherings and even restrictions regarding catering.

However, these restrictions have also been a catalyst for businesses to take a more outward focused perspective and seek contacts and networks which may be outside their usual circles.

This changed environment has also meant more than ever, a focus on building relationships and being sincere in seeking and sharing information with people. Remaining front of mind and relevant and being authentic, honest and as natural as possible have escalated in importance as well as considering what value you can bring to a business relationship, helping to create a win-win scenario for all involved.

There are still some basic principles which apply whether you are networking in a face-to-face or virtual situation:

  • Find relevant networking groups and organisation that align with your values
  • Ask others in your industry to recommend networking groups
  • The same rules apply online as they do in person – communication is a two way-way process
  • Always make it about the other person first. Be attentive to what they are saying and don’t make it all about you!
  • Understand you are there to build and strengthen relationships not necessarily make sales. If you successfully build these relationships, sales will generally follow later.

Applying these principles, being mindful about how you network and the benefits you bring to every engagement may help set you apart in a crowded networking world!

– Lynne Wilbraham, Entrepreneurship Facilitator

Helpful Links for Businesses Impacted by Covid-19

Other Helpful Business Links

Reach out to one of our Business LEAP facilitators

Business LEAP provides practical assistance and support to help you develop business plans and gather information about what is required to start or grow a small business. Business LEAP can help understand aspects of business operation, including legal requirements, licenses, permits and registrations, marketing, financial management, taxation requirements and more. They can also provide referrals to services to help you start and run your own business, and provide tailored mentoring.

Vicki Leeson  – Bundaberg, Fraser Coast & North Burnett region Entrepreneurship Facilitator
Jason Virtue  – Gympie & South Burnett region Entrepreneurship Facilitator
Lynne Wilbraham  Gympie & Cooloola Coast region Entrepreneurship Facilitator

If you are looking to book a session with an Entrepreneurship Facilitator or looking for more information on Business LEAP’s Entrepreneurship Services, check out www.businessleap.org.au, phone 1300 249 482 or email a facilitator on:

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