Great businesses from hard times
GREAT businesses are forged during tough times. That’s the opinion of
Business Leaders’ Seminar guest speaker and national business commentator Damian Morgan.
Mr Morgan will exchange ideas with Mossman and Port Douglas business leaders during a series of free seminars he will be holding at QT Resort, Port Douglas, on Wednesday (August 23, 5:30 pm) and Thursday (August 24, 7:30pm and 10:30pm).
While he has a positive attitude to business success during economic slumps, Mr Morgan isn’t afraid to be blunt when giving advice.
“The truth is there are some boom-time businesses that will only work in a boom,” he said.
“Great businesses that are well planned and developed are sustainable - they can thrive in any conditions.”
Mr Morgan is a former creative writer and business journalist with an MBA, and is also a regular media commentator.
However, he has a passion for helping small and mediumsized businesses grow.
“I am a small business owner myself,” he said.
“My great passion is helping small businesses beat corporate - we are generally better.”
One pitfall for small business owners was a lack of self-promotion, Mr Morgan said.
“So many small businesses are very good at what they do, but they don’t make the profit they should make because, in many cases, they don’t promote themselves well,” he said.
“It’s one of the things corporate (businesses) do really well. “
“Small businesses are typically better. We care more but we are often the best kept secrets in town.”
All sessions are free. Contact: Yvonne Carr on (4099 8559, yvonne.carr@ news.com.au); or Catherine Hogan (4099 8553; firstname.lastname@example.org) to book a spot.
QT Resort, Port Douglas, on Wednesday (August 23, 5:30 pm) and Thursday (August 24, 7:30pm and 10:30pm).
Damian Morgan is coming to Port Douglas