As Melbourne leaves the depths of winter behind we invite you to shake up your working week and join SmartCompany for the second year running as we present the Growing Your Business Seminar. Join us on Wednesday 12th August for an evening of trade secrets and thought provoking discussion at the prestigious Deakin Edge in Federation Square.
This year the SmartCompany Growing Your Business Seminar is part of the Small Business Festival Victoria and will feature three experts at the forefront of their industries, sharing their knowledge on their speciality topic. These lecture-style talks will be followed by the opportunity to ask the experts what you’d most like to know during a group Q&A.
Hear from Digital Influencer Peter Williams, Sales Philosopher Sue Barrett, and Entrepreneur Ryan Trainor at this must-attend event for all small to medium business owners. This is your opportunity to spend an evening working on your business rather than in it, learning from those in the know.
Held at Federation Square's stunning Deakin Edge, don't miss out on the chance to peek inside the minds of these industries leaders at the Growing Your Business Seminar!
Arrival is from 5:30pm for networking and refreshments, with proceedings kicking off at 6:15pm.
Peter Williams is recognised as a global thought leader on innovation and the use of online technologies. He is also one of Australia's most sought speakers on evolution & digital strategy - the kind that can make or break businesses. Recognised as one of Australia's leading thinkers and practitioners in the area of innovation, technology commercialisation and all things web, Pete is CEO of Deloitte Digital and Chairman of the Deloitte Innovation Council & also a member of BSchool's BFaculty. Don't miss this opportunity to hear directly from Pete Williams & receive the kind of advice that is normally only provided to the businesses on Deloitte Digital's exclusive client list.
Sue Barrett is a Sales Philosopher, Writer, Strategist, Speaker, Advisor, Trainer, Business Activist and the founder and CEO of the innovative and forward thinking sales advisory, consulting and education firm, Barrett and the online sales education and resource platform www.salesessentials.com. Sue was the first in Australia to get Selling a university qualification and has written more than 500 blog posts and 21 e-books on sales, and with her team produces the ‘must read’ Annual 12 Sales Trends Report. She is one of the most authoritative thought leaders reporting on the selling profession in Australia today and was inducted into the Business Women's Hall of Fame 2000, a Finalist in 1998 & 2001 Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award and 1997 Winner of Telstra & Victorian Government Small Business Award.
Here's what it came down to for Ryan Trainor: Barely graduated high school, no interest in further education and a bold decision at the age of 23, to plunge himself into ultimate uncertainty with a risky small business venture. Today, you’ll find Ryan heading up Republica Education, which includes business innovation kick-starter, BSchool. Successful entrepreneurship means smart-risk. The smart-risk of knowing when to leap, the smart-risk of applying the right frameworks to your decision making process, the smart-risk of channeling emotional energy into relentless drive in order to grow your business. You can't take a smart-risk without an agile and evolving business plan. Don't miss your chance to hear Ryan Trainor share his experiences and insights on creating an evolving business plan, calculating risk, assessing opportunities and his learning’s on why, sometimes, taking a leap is the only way to realise your true business potential.
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