Ignite Your Business
Ignite Your Business

Ignite Your Business

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Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

209-217 The Esplanade

Cairns City, QLD 4870


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Stop Dreaming Start Doing: How To Start a Business the right way!

With youth unemployment in Cairns at an all time high of 25% (Courier Mail), more than ever we need people to be starting business' that can expand and take on staff.

We believe this is the key to the success of the FNQ economy.

The aim of this workshop is the equip business owners with the skills required to start on the right foot. And grow their business exponentially!

What will I gain from this workshop?

  • You will have completed a full, actionable business plan under the supervision of an expert in 1 day!

  • You will have a 90 day action plan for your business that can be implemented immidiately

  • You will know if you are cut out to be a business owner

  • You will know the biggest pitfalls to avoid when starting out

  • You will know how to approach the Cairns market in particular with your idea

  • You will learn how to see RESULTS from social media marketing

  • You will learn how to build an effective sales funnel

  • You will learn how to systemise your business right from the word go

Why should you listen to us?

Here is the story of you business mentor John Strange:

He began his working life with Rolls Royce Aircraft Engines, involved in the research that led to the engine that powered the Concorde; a role he held until he and his wife, Chris emigrated to Australia in March 1969.

Obviously, Australia did not have a significant aircraft manufacturing industry back then, so he had to learn a completely new way of earning his living.

To begin with it was a real struggle as he tried to find his niche. He had started a family, had a mortgage and needed to earn enough to provide for his family. He went through the death of his first child and many other tragedies that involved loved ones back in England.

It was a time of great testing.

He tried working in the corporate world, for a University, but none of them really clicked. That was until he tried his hand at working for a small business and that’s when it started to come together for him.

And then when he started his own business, which was in the area of financial planning, he really began to feel at home.

Over the next 17 years he built a substantial business and life looked great.

However, following this massive success he became very ill and was not expected to live; the business had to be sold in a fire sale and he moved to Cairns so he could die in more comfort.

But here’s where life again took one of those unexpected turns.

Instead of dying he was referred to a Chinese Doctor who had him back at work inside 3 months, after 12 months of failure of conventional medicine.

He and Chris started another business, rebuilt their lives and have not looked back since.

His new business was called personal financial designs which Danny Maher bought 2 years ago. I'm sure Danny can attest to the fact that John had created a brilliantly systemised and profitable business.

John managed to double his net profit every year for 3 years prior to selling his practice using social media. He managed to build a business that could run without him. He could leave it for months and not receive a single phone call.

John has now (at 70 years old!) started a new business called YOUR BUSINESS FREEDOM.

His (and my) mission is to help as many small business owners as possible achieve the same success he had before he "falls of his twig." (Those are his words not mine!)

He is motivated by a simple question: Where will the jobs come from for my kids?

John is one of the most inspiring people I have ever had the fortune to come across, although he is 70, he is as sharp as a 20 year old. Because of his wealth of experience and knowledge in the area of small business, it would be a travesty if he didn't pass on that knowledge to the next generation of business owners.

John is part of an international network of almost 100 business advisers/coaches/consultants across Australia.

John has recently won the award for "Consultant of the year," in this network, awarded by MAUS business systems.

Given the calibre of the people in the MAUS network, this really is a massive achievement.

John is a keynote speaker for the next "Adviser Edge" conference. He will be speaking about using social media to build a business to over 300 advisers from all over Australia.

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