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October 30, 2018

Leadership Unpacked by Sri Nair

Leadership = the ability to inspire and empower others.

Knowing how to effectively lead your team is an essential skill for all Entrepreneurs, a big part of your business success will be based on how well you can inspire and empower your team to perform at their peak and enjoy the journey with you.

  • - Cultivate a sense of mission and shared vision
  • - Getting the right people on your bus
  • - Empowering each individual in your team
  • - Seeking continuous improvement and innovation
  • - Leadership is servitude

October 16, 2018

Your Business Roadmap by Stewart Fleming

A GPS for your business.

Do you ever wonder where your business is going? Your Business Roadmap gives you a path to follow when you have too many options or none. In this workshop, you will work on your own business roadmap with examples, tools and insight from a Master Business Planner. This will include planning new products/services, setting pricing, staff growth and much more.

If you want to take control of your business, come and learn how to create Your Business Roadmap.


October 4, 2018

Capital Raising and Investor Relations by Shaun Restorick

This session will guide you through the nitty-gritty of starting a business with others. Exploring the common pitfalls that founders face, including how to avoid them.

  • - Business plan, structure and types
  • - Shareholders, Directors & Equity:
  • -- Splitting equity
  • -- Sweat equity
  • -- Share options & ESOP
  • - Term Sheets
  • - Shareholders Agreements
  • - Directors Deed
  • - Investor Due Diligence and Interactions

Sepember 20, 2018

Which Business Structure is Best for my Startup? by Pat Robards

Getting it right at the start can really maximise your business opportunities.

Your business structure can determine:

  • - how much control you have over the business;
  • - your potential personal liability;
  • - accessing financing options;
  • - your ability to bring in investors;
  • - how much tax you pay;
  • - whether you're considered an employee, or the owner of the business;
  • - ongoing costs and volume of paper work for your business;
  • - your options for a successful exit;
  • - IP protection and value.

It's really Important to think of the long term goals and start with the end in mind.

Unravelling poorly structured businesses can cost a lot more than an initial investment of setting things up correctly from the start, Pat has seen it all, he's been looking in the back door of business for over 40 years.

Pat's purpose in working with small business is to ensure that they do not become one of 66% of people who walk away from their business after 3 years.


August 28, 2018

‘Cooperative Conversations’ – A Suite of Skills for Improved Communication by Dr Ian Plowman

Bringing joy to the workplace;

COOPERATIVE CONVERSATIONS: A NEW WAY FORWARD

Different from what you may have experienced. And yes, it works - beautifully.

‘Cooperative Conversations’ processes are fun, efficient and build good relationships. They work effectively in any sized group. ‘Cooperative Conversations’ can be applied for any purposeful meeting, whether that meeting occurs in a business, an organisation, club, association, or community and they substantially reduce meeting time by up to 50% while increasing participation, engagement and morale.

Crafting the culture one conversation at a time.

DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY TO GET A BETTER OUTCOME

IMAGINE A MEETING WHERE ....

  • - There is clarity about why we are here
  • - Each person’s point of view is heard and respected
  • - Nobody disagrees with or talks over another person
  • - Decisions are made with efficiency and wisdom
  • - People feel personally committed to proposed actions
  • - The whole meeting takes substantially less time than normal
  • - People leave the meeting with a sense of achievement and enjoyment, looking forward to the next meeting


Just consider the financial, productivity and morale benefits.


August 7, 2018

How to Take the Stress Out of Relationships by Dr John Hinwood and Dr Judy Hinwood

We are all made perfectly differently and we all have our specific brain and mind pathways. Understanding the nuts and bolts of having an outstanding relationship makes a massive difference to your wellbeing and happiness. Learn easy tools and strategies to put zing into your relationships.

Dr John Hinwood is a global leader in stress management. You will discover from this dynamic and energetic presenter that you can easily shift your current state of health to break free of the stress that is holding you back. John’s seasoned and perceptive approach allows him to draw from a formidable armory of proven stress management solutions.

Dr Judy Hinwood is a global leader in stress management. Overcoming cancer in 1983 demonstrated how harnessing the power of the mind with the use of visualisations, with diet and natural healing techniques can shift a body from being in extreme stress, to a state of strength.


July 17, 2018

Do Business Smarter with Big Data presented by Jamie Leach

Come along and learn how to maximise on your innovative capabilities using data to improve your business.

Jamie Leach, CEO from Open Data Institute will share how the institute can help small businesses, start-ups and budding entrepreneurs to:

  • - Identify the untapped value of your businesses data
  • - Use data to solve technological and business problems
  • - Explore new verticals
  • - Connect your brand with the transformation of your industry and market

Also join Lachlan Spedding (CEO) & Kris Zima (CTO) from Orbmaps Pty Ltd, the brains behind Australia's first online mapping tool that accelerates the process of finding property for development, as they share their story and learnings on:

  • - How using open data improves business.
  • - How to use Open Logan legislative data to understand your industry.
  • - Discover how businesses can use modern technologies and open data initiatives to build a smarter city.


June 12, 2018

Scaling Up, Insights into Multimillion $ Profitable Business Growth by Tim Stokes

Tim will share how he has helped businesses to double their sales in weeks to months, added $200,000 to their bottom line net profit, and grown businesses by multiple millions of dollars a year, year after year.

Tim is one of Australia's top business growth experts and he will share the "3-ingredient structure" of J-Curve profit growth in this information packed talk.

If your business is slow growing, or out of control in how fast it's growing, you'll benefit greatly from this presentation. Growth limitations and strategies to conquer them will be discussed as well as the most important figure in every business, essential to scaling and enjoying your life as a business owner.

Tim will discuss business growth planning and show you a tool he created to plan to grow any business with a 100% net profit increase in 6 to 12 months. You can obtain this powerful tool for free as a gift for attending the night.

This will be a fantastic talk by this in demand speaker. Tim's previous talk generated a very positive response.

We'll have time for Q & A so bring your toughest questions and fire them at Tim, he'll enjoy the challenge!


May 22, 2018

Safeguard Your Competitive Edge by Clinton Priddle and Jack King-Scott

This presentation is intended to be a practical guide to businesses in securing their intellectual property, including case examples of what to do and what not to do.

About our presenters:

Clinton Priddle - Head of EE/ICT \ Registered Patent & Trade Marks Attorney (AU & NZ) - IPGateway

Clinton’s IT, electronics and engineering background, together with his practical experience in research and prototyping, provides a unique insight into the difficulties, and opportunities, faced by start-ups, particularly in the always evolving tech space.

Jack King-Scott PHD - Director \ Registered Patent & Trade Marks Attorney (AU & NZ) - IPGateway

Jack began his professional life as a research scientist before moving across and finding his passion in IP law. He now maintains a broad practice in all aspects of IP law, including patents and designs, with emphasis on patent protection for a range of technology areas.


May 8, 2018

What is IP to me? IP Explained by Clinton Priddle and Jack King-Scott

This presentation is intended to assist businesses in recognising that they do generate intellectual property (“IP”) and that this IP is a valuable business asset. The presentation will also provide a broad overview of IP and how it can be protected, including copyright, trade marks, designs and patents.

Clinton Priddle - Head of EE/ICT \ Registered Patent & Trade Marks Attorney (AU & NZ) - IPGateway

Clinton’s IT, electronics and engineering background, together with his practical experience in research and prototyping, provides a unique insight into the difficulties, and opportunities, faced by start-ups, particularly in the always evolving tech space.

Jack King-Scott PHD - Director \ Registered Patent & Trade Marks Attorney (AU & NZ) - IPGateway

Jack began his professional life as a research scientist before moving across and finding his passion in IP law. He now maintains a broad practice in all aspects of IP law, including patents and designs, with emphasis on patent protection for a range of technology areas.


May 1, 2018

Stress to Strength by Dr John Hinwood and Dr Judy Hinwood

How to Hack Your Brain to Harness Stress

How to identify workplace and personal stressors and build resilience using tools and strategies to gain momentum over stress.

The practices are based on the power of language and visualisation – the underpinnings of change.

This process begins with each person through the power of their mind, through their thoughts. Tapping into mind and brain pathways makes for powerful and positive outcomes for enhancing well being in business and life.

Dr John Hinwood is a global leader in stress management. You will discover from this dynamic and energetic presenter that you can easily shift your current state of health to break free of the stress that is holding you back. John’s seasoned and perceptive approach allows him to draw from a formidable armory of proven stress management solutions. This new approach of building emotional resilience is guaranteed to save you time, energy and money, so you can move to enjoy a heightened state of wellbeing.

Dr Judy Hinwood is a global leader in stress management. Overcoming cancer in 1983 demonstrated how harnessing the power of the mind with the use of visualisations, with diet and natural healing techniques can shift a body from being in extreme stress, to a state of strength. Dr Judy is now committed to teaching how to prevent and manage stress, as it takes a ruinous toll on people’s lives and health. She teaches how to tap into resources that renew body, mind and spirit so you become emotionally resilient.


March 28, 2018

Over 50's Startups - Using your Experience to your Advantage

Suddenly you find yourself approaching 50.

Inevitably, a few questions start to surface.

  • Have you started to realise that your superannuation is not going to support you the way you would like in retirement?
  • Are you still working for “The Man” and want to take charge of your own life?
  • Have you always wanted to do something for yourself, but have been afraid to try?
  • Are you sick of making somebody else wealthy while you simply make a living?

These are just a few of the questions that people ask. Yet very few do anything about it.

Why?

My experience is that the overwhelming majority of people succumb to a whole bunch of “reasons” why they have not achieved what they wanted. Those “reasons” are usually attached to beliefs that create a mindset of doubt.

I am here to say that those beliefs that have held you back can be overcome. Overcoming those beliefs will rid you of the shackles and limitations that have held you back. It is a combination of overcoming beliefs and having sufficient knowledge and confidence to step forward which separates those who are successful from those who just merely exist.

Let’s use your experience to create a whole new set of opportunities! Alternatively, if you already have an idea or are in the first steps, let’s expand upon that and help you put some structure and purpose around things you wish to achieve!

About Neville Stone

At 15 Neville Stone joined the Royal Australian Navy, and following that took up sales and management positions in the retail, insurance and real estate industries. He has successfully managed businesses, started businesses from scratch, and has also bought established businesses.

In his mid-50’s while recovering from a major back injury he was made redundant from his main source of income. Faced with the special issues that people over-50 face when they are put “on the scrapheap”, he observed the difficulties that many people face when they have to reset or restart their lives later in life.

Since then he has devoted himself to helping people grab a new lease on life through helping them navigate to a positive mindset. He has developed a pathway for people to reinvent themselves and launch themselves into successful futures.

Over the last 10 years he has studied and been on stage with some of the best minds in the Personal Development industry. When going through what he called his ‘Karmic Apocalypse’ he realised the challenge of living the principles he had been learning. Through this period of learning he wrote his book, “Retrenchment-Opportunity from Upheaval” to assist people navigating redundancy or retrenchment. He is also a featured author along with Dr John Demartini in “Success Uncovered”.

He has successfully coached people starting up new businesses, and has also helped businesses expand and develop when they reached plateaus.

Neville is a man who has walked his talk when it comes to recovering from major physical and emotional events. He has reinvented himself as a successful Coach, Author, and Mentor.


March 13, 2018

Ask the Mentor - An Open Q & A Session with John Burket

Try asking – you never know you may get a helpful answer.

John Burkett BSC(Hons), MBA, FAICD

Advisory Panel Chairman | Entrepreneur | Business Strategist | Angel Investor | Corporate Mentor | Facilitator

John hails from a background in sales and marketing in the information technology industry, having successfully founded and managed a multi-million pound turnover public company in this sector which he later exited via sale to a large USA listed IT company. Through his Brisbane based consulting business, Advicepoint Business Consulting Pty Ltd, John specialises in running Advisory Boards and assisting businesses in areas such as strategic business planning, business transformation / turnarounds and board governance. John also has experience in early stage capital raising and takes a keen interest in assisting start-ups and early stage business.

John is a founder member of Brisbane Angels and a Mentor and panel Chairman for the state government Mentoring for Growth program. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. John has an honours degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Business Administration with specialisations in Business Finance, Business Strategy and Creativity and Innovation.


March 6, 2018

What Angel Investors Are Looking For by Simon Horne

Want to know if your business idea has investment potential? Want to know what investors are looking for in you and your idea?

Simon Horne

Simon is an experienced entrepreneur and angel investor with more then 15 years international startup experience having started a number of businesses in Asia and more recently in the US.

Simon currently sits on the boards of a number of high-growth potential startup businesses and is an active angel investor. he is actively engaged in preparing promising local startup business for growth and investment as well as cultivating the sources of early stage capital through the support and formation of new Angel Investor groups.


February 27, 2018

Embracing the 4th Industrial Revolution with William Pagnon

Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution

Some of you may still be asking, what is the 4th Industrial Revolution?

Since the year 1780, people have been transforming the way humans do their jobs and live their lives by using machines and innovation, otherwise known as disruptive technologies (or disruptive effects). The Internet of Things (IoT) is part of the new revolution which is happening now, where humans connect with technology, devices connect to other devices, and we expect to see some highly innovative technologies on the way, including AI.

There are a variety of different technologies, machines and services to help transform companies into Smart Companies - such as a Smart Factory which uses Big Data for instance - becoming highly effective and cost efficient businesses.

This talk will demonstrate how the 4th Industrial Revolution impacts the society, socially and economically.

William Pagnon

William is the founder and CEO of Freelance Robotics, an automation and innovation company based in Brisbane, Australia. William was born in France and developed an early love of electronics and mechanics stemming from his curiosity about how things worked. After initially embarking on a trade course, that developed his practical skills, William decided that he needed to quench his thirst for knowledge through university study. He worked extremely hard to gain acceptance, and then graduate with a masters degree in robotics from the premier engineering school - ESIEA. William continued to work with small machines throughout his university study.

Following graduation, William moved to Italy and learned the Italian language while working in manufacturing automation roles. Realising there was still much to learn in the field of robotics, William took the opportunity to move to Brisbane to complete a second masters at the University of Queensland. He then worked with a technology company where he designed and built automated farm machinery.

William established Freelance Robotics in 2009 to bridge the gap between industry and research and development. William truly believes that technology and automation have the potential to transform our lives. They can free us from the trivial manual labour of the past and allow us to participate in safer, more meaningful work, enjoying better lifestyles no matter what level of an organisation we are at.


February 21, 2018

Advanced Selling & Marketing Secrets by Tim Stokes

Advanced Selling & Marketing Secrets Learned from 27 Years of Testing $100M In Marketing

Come and hear top international business management and marketing training Tim Stokes share his wisdom on marketing. You'll learn more in 2 hours than you have in years! Tim will share his No.1 strategy for generating leads for his own business, that costs him nothing!

Some questions Tim will answer...

  • Is offline marketing dead?
  • What strategies still work for traditional service businesses?
  • Simple FREE strategies all businesses can benefit from
  • How to win more sales, even after raising your prices 10% to 20%
  • How to determine which online marketing strategies suit your business

This will be a fantastic talk by this in demand speaker. Tim's previous talk generated a very positive response.

We'll have time for Q & A so bring your toughest questions and fire them at Tim, he'll enjoy the challenge!


February 7, 2018

Building a Successful and Scaleable Business by Dr Edward Gifford

Edward’s presentation will focus on the deep structures and foundations needed to start and build a successful and scalable business.

In the age of innovation - disruption and change have become the new constants.

Daily we are bombarded by new digital strategies, ‘tips’,’ tricks’ and innovative technology. To survive and thrive we certainly need to know how to compete in crowded market to stay in front of mind with our customers and keeping up to date is essential.

And… we also need strong foundations upon which to build an innovative business in a fast-changing world. This workshop will focus on how to put in place the deep structures needed for a successful and sustainable business. The presentation will address four key questions any budding entrepreneur and business owner will need to answer.

Of course, there are many more questions to consider regarding Purpose, Planning, People, Processes, Performance and Positioning. Edward will share with you the Four Pillars of any successful business including a timeless Service Model that will provide a framework regardless of your business model. The presentation will also give participants an opportunity to develop their business canvas and strategies to pitch this.

The workshop/presentation will be very practical, user friendly and interactive. A workbook will be provided.

Dr Edward Gifford

Edward is a professionally trained coach specialising in business, leadership and careers coaching, as well as workplace and personal coaching.

A business adviser and consultant, Edward is also a business skills mentor, facilitator and coach for Queensland Government. In this role, Edward has successfully partnered with over 400 SME’s and Start-Ups to help them develop and implement strategic growth plans for their business over the past 10 years. Edward is also an accredited facilitator of Co.Starters – a program which equips aspiring entrepreneurs to turn business ideas into action.

He has been coaching full time since 2001 and has over 3000 hours of coaching experience. Edward is also a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF).

And the best part is that Edward is a specialist at helping individuals and organisations to Be On-Purpose!


January 30, 2018

Entrepreneurial Growth: Understanding your brain's operating system to unlock your maximum potential by Matthew Dahlitz

Have you experienced roadblocks or plateaus in the growth of your business or entrepreneurial venture?

There are powerful unconscious forces at work in each of us that can hold us back from growth or keep us at a plateau. These unconscious forces make up what I call our operating system. Once we make these unconscious forces conscious then change is possible and new growth can occur. I will walk you through the 5 key components of our brain's operating system - How these components have been programmed and how we can tweak them for maximum potential.

Getting to your next level can be hindered by difficulties in relationships, creativity, technology, and your own personal challenges. Matthew brings together all of these areas in a unique synergy to pinpoint and find solutions with you and your team.

An objective, interdisciplinary perspective can be the elusive key to unlocking more potential for you and your business.

Presentented by Matthew Dahlitz

Website / Facebook / @MatthewDahlitz / @Developed_Mind

Matthew Dahlitz is both university trained and an autodidactic who’s knowledge spans across the arts, technology, psychology, neuroscience, emergency medicine, and business. He has studied psychology at the University of Queensland and gained a Master of Counselling postgraduate degree – now a specialist in neuropsychotherapy and the Editor-in-Chief of a magazine called The Neuropsychotherapist, manager of The Neuropsychotherapy Institute, and author of the book The Psychotherapists’s Essential Guide to the Brain.

His creative side has studied music at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in both music technology and master of composition – having scored for film and produced a number of albums of original music he has also been a producer in a film production company. He has completed paramedic studies with the Queensland Ambulance service to become an Advanced Care Paramedic and spent a decade saving lives.

On the management side he’s overseen commercial property and property development projects in the tens of millions of dollars, is the Editor-in-Chief of the technology magazine Age of Robots, covering the technology and the social and psychological impacts of this second machine age, as part of a media and publishing company with an emphasis on cutting edge science and technology. When he has time Matthew acts as an interdisciplinary solutionist—working with entrepreneurs and companies to identify and push through roadblocks to growth.


January 16, 2018

Fail Fast or Fold by Stewart Fleming

How to get the right answers faster than you ever thought possible.

When you were growing up, failure was bad, scary or “not an option”, but ruling out failure also kills innovation. Learning how to change failure to discovery and then smash it allows incredible results.

This presentation will show you how to harness the power of failure for your business, whether it be an idea, start-up or established enterprise.

About Stewart

As an executive coach, Stewart specializes in businesses working towards their first million. Having run 5 companies of this size and helping many more, Stewart understands the specific issues and delivers exceptional results for the lucky few who reach this level.

Make sure you come with a question and make the most of this amazing opportunity.


November 14, 2017

The Foundations for Successful Business Growth by Tim Stokes

Tim Stokes will share his 34 years of business experience building 5 start-up businesses. He was one of the very first business coaches and helped pioneer industry from 1997.

His training and mentoring takes struggling businesses and turns them into highly profitable cash-cows where working in it is optional.

He is internationally respected in the business coaching and training industry by thousands of business owners and accounting firms.

Tim will share insights into these important areas ...

  • The pricing trap of start-ups and how to avoid it
  • Marketing essentials, tips and short-cuts
  • Essential people skills to accelerate your success
  • How to setup a "structure" for long term growth and success
  • Essential systems and when to create them
  • Critical financial ingredients you'll need to understand
  • How to access books and further training from Tim for FREE!

October 24, 2017

Logan Startup Hub Opening Night

We all need space to grow and develop our entrepreneurial skills and talents, it's great to be working alongside other like-minded professionals without the need to go into the CBD. This is why we have created the first ever Logan City Co-Working space, right here in Underwood.

We know there are heaps of local solo business owners, up and coming innovators and entrepreneurs, this space is for you. Come and join us for our grand opening. Check out our space, the available co-working facilites, meeting rooms and collaboration areas.

Special offers will be available on the night.