Expo to pro­mote busi­ness

Townsville Bulletin - - Investor -

BUSI­NESS op­er­a­tors from across North Queens­land are set to head to Townsville this week for one of the re­gion’s first ever small busi­ness and fran­chise expo.

The expo, on Fri­day and Satur­day, is ex­pected to at­tract up to 1000 peo­ple and is aimed at ed­u­cat­ing and in­spir­ing busi­ness peo­ple and those who as­pire to op­er­ate their own en­ter­prises.

It will in­clude 40 works hops where t opics will range from smooth­ing cash­flow fluc­tu­a­tions and mar­ket­ing a small busi­ness in the dig­i­tal space, to turn­ing ideas into money, fran­chis­ing as a growth strat­egy, ex­plain­ing in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty, and tak­ing ad­van­tage of 2011 op­por­tu­ni­ties.

At­ten­dees will also have the op­por­tu­nity to glean oneon-one busi­ness ad­vice from any of more than 60 ex­perts and or­gan­i­sa­tions, in­clud­ing the Aus­tralian Competition and Con­sumer Com­mis­sion which will pro­vide in­for­ma­tion on fair trad­ing and con­sumer pro­tec­tion laws.

The expo in­cludes 56 dis­play sites .

The 9am to 8pm expo has Sen­sis Yel­low Pages as its ma­jor spon­sor and has been or­gan­ised by Townsville’s North Queens­land Small B u s i n e s s D e v e l o p m e n t Cen­tre.

It will be staged at River­way Arts Cen­tre.

Speak­ers will in­clude Mike Kaiser, of na­tional broad­band roll­out com­pany NBN Co, who will out­line the ben­e­fits of fed­eral gov­ern­ment’s $ 40 bil­lion na­tional net­work.

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