Expo to promote business
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.