Free online forums to boost small Fraser Coast businesses

A SERIES of free online forums will be hosted by the Fraser Coast Regional Council next month to give small, local businesses access to information that will help them thrive and prosper into the future.

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Marketing, workplace health and safety and government support are among the topics that will be covered.

Council has organised the forums in conjunction with Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett for Queensland Small Business Month.

The online sessions will be held on the first four Tuesdays in May at 9am – with each forum running for about 30 minutes.

Division 7 Councillor Darren Everard said small businesses were the backbone of the community.

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“They are doing it tough due to COVID, floods and supply shortages. These events are part of Council’s effort to help small businesses to thrive and prosper into the future,” Dr Everard said.

“It’s part of our goal to build better communities together.

“The online forums will be short, sharp and to the point. We recognise that it is often difficult for operators to get time away from the business so holding the forums online will enable more people to attend and be able to ask questions.”

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Tim Reid, from The Small Business Marketing Show, Australia’s number one marketing podcast, will be the first guest speaker on 3 May as a follow on from the Fraser Coast Business Summit.

Hellen Ryan from Solutions for Human Resources will speak at the second forum on 10 May about industrial relations and workplace health and safety issues, while Council will provide an update at this forum on how the Fraser Coast Jobs Hub can assist businesses to recruit new employees.

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Josh Rimmington from JR Marketing will discuss online marketing at the third forum on 17 May, while Queensland Small Business Commissioner Maree Adshead will speak at the final forum on 24 May to provide a business update and information about government support.

Tickets must be booked for each individual event with a link to each forum provided upon booking tickets.
For more information and to book tickets, click here.

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