What happens when the fastest growing region in Australia is virtually invisible with no retail hub, business centre or industrial park?
The locals decide to create a Business Expo as a ’Go To event’ for the 5000 small businesses in the region to develop business relationships and support the growth.
Local computer repair business owner, Paula Brand of Living with IT founded the idea of the expo on Wednesday 26th August, for local businesses to come together to help each other grow and learn.
Small businesses are the backbone of Australian industry and the majority of North GC is no exception, with the majority being home based or run from small shopping centres.
With one in three small business failing in their first two years of trade, Ms Brandwants to help like minded business owners to avoid the hurdles and errors that many businesses face on a daily basis.
“Small business owners strive to get financial freedom and be their own boss to fit their lifestyle or family requirements” said Ms Brand, “they are lifelong learning entrepreneurs that have to be ‘Jack of all Trades’ but have no central business hub in this area”.
After the inaugural event, it is expected that the expo will be run annually to give Northern Gold Coast businesses an opportunity to create long lasting relationships to build on the growth happening around them.
The North GC Business Expo will be attended by Local, State and Federal Government Representatives in the region, includes fifteen of the Gold Coast’s finest business speakers, 50 businesses showcasing their products and services in the trade display and a networking opportunity with like-minded business owners at a networking lunch.
- 15 Highly experienced Local Grown Speakers
- 50 Trade Displays
- Networking Lunch for 300 businesses
- Attended by Local, State and Federal Government Representatives in the region
- Wednesday 26 August 2015
- Upper Coomera Community Centre - 90 Reserve Road, Upper Coomera
- Tickets are $45 and include a networking lunch
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