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You are invited to the Food Industry Forums
10 & 11 May 2016
To compete successfully in domestic and global markets, we need an efficient, innovative, resilient and profitable food sector
 
Hear about programs, services and activities relevant to the food industry, to help develop your capacity, capabilities and supply chains.

Topics include:

 
  • Waste management for profit
  • Technology and ingredients trending for the food industry
  • FIAL (Food Innovation Australia Limited) programs and funding overview
  • Exporting opportunities – are you prepared?
  • Business clusters – accessing networks to help grow your business
  • Support for food innovation and taking advantage of digital opportunities
  • Entrepreneurs’ Programme funding packages

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Attend the Advance Queensland Innovation and Investment Summit
27 - 29 April 2016
From 27 to 29 April 2016, Queensland entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to showcase their talents, learn from internationally renowned speakers, be inspired by the latest ideas and technologies at the Advance Queensland Innovation and Investment Summit.

The summit will be held in Brisbane at the Royal International Convention Centre, and will provide opportunities for investment and business matching and for attendees to build new networks and partnerships and identify new business opportunities.

 
How the nbn can help you at work and at home

Are you curious about using the nbn and how the speed and reliability of the nbn can improve your home and/or work life?

The nbn YouTube Channel has many examples of existing Case Studies.

You can also find out more on the business blog and nbnâ„¢  business webpage.  Here you will find a wealth of information to assist business in getting ready for the nbn.

Bullies, Beware!
Name-calling, nasty text messages, gossip or just sheer physical abuse… bullying is so childish we like to think even children should be above it. However, bullying is common among adults, too. Especially at work.

Psychology Today magazine is blunt about the problem: “No one likes a bully, but no one likes a victim either.” Just like the common schoolyard variety, workplace bullying encapsulates the same dynamics and plays out for the same reasons of power and insecurity.

Bullying is repellent on all sides but if you suspect it’s going on (or have faced complaints personally), you owe it to your business, bottom line and staff to sort it out.

Original article on CCIQ website.

You are invited to the CCIQ Small Business Bootcamp
Wednesday 18 May 2016
CCIQ, in conjunction with Moreton Bay Regional Council and Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) invite you to the Small Business Week Boot Camp.

The Boot Camp Sessions are being held in the areas of Investments, Social media and Online Marketing , Leadership, Sales, Big Data, Health in the Workplace and Business Resilience.

There will also be a VIP lunch with Andrew Griffiths who will talk on: 7 Strategies for Small Business Success in 2020.

 
Clusters Expanding
If you have an appetite for partnering or working with others to grow your business capacity, then you may want to speak to RDA  Moreton Bay about the expanding network of business clusters in the Moreton Bay region.

In Narangba the recently formed Narangba Innovation Precinct group is working with schools to develop a uniquely local work experience model. The Group is also forming an alliance to address energy usage and reduce wastage.  A group of ICT businesses will represent the region at the peak industry conference in Sydney and the Strawberry industry are being supported to run a high profile campaign promoting the thousands of local seasonal fruit picking & packing jobs.

New Clusters will be formed in the coming months and if you are excited by the potential of ‘collaborating to compete’ please contact Anthony Dow, Business Cluster Manager, by phoning 0409 264 722.
 
Join the 7 Steps to Business Success online learning series
The Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games has released an online learning series to help small businesses consider their business idea.

The online learning series covers topics including considering your suitability, idea, market, competition, environment, finances and start-up.

 
Understand Digital Marketing in 20 minutes
Digital technology has changed everything. Never before in the history of marketing have there been more cost-effective options to reach your audience online. However buyers' expectations of you are greater now than any other time in history.

You'd better be ready to master digital marketing, because your customers already have.

As a value add for their subscribers, for a limited time only, CCIQ is giving away their new Definitive Guide to Digital Marketing (RRP $99). It's a great overview of digital planning, targeting customers online, budgeting for digital campaigns, online lead generation and conversion, e-commerce and more. And you can read it cover-to-cover in 20 minutes.


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What's on during 2016 Queensland Small Business Week
16 - 21 May 2016
2016 Queensland Small Business Week will celebrate Queensland entrepreneurs and the diversity of small business in our state.

A wide range of events and activities will be held during the week around the following themes:

 
  • collaboration and partnerships
  • innovation and entrepreneurship
  • identifying and seizing opportunities
  • preparing for digital disruption
 
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Government Business Links
Single Business Service
The Australian Government's online Single Business Service  enables businesses of all sizes to efficiently find information, services and links to government programmes. 

 

Australian Trade Commission
The Australian Trade Commission – Austrade - helps Australian businesses develop international markets and win productive foreign direct investment.

Department of Employment
The Australian Government Department of Employment is responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians find and keep employment and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.
Department of Education and Training
The Australian Government Department of Education and Training contains information about developing your skills and the skills of your employees; keeping your business competitive. 
Australian Taxation Office Small Business Newsroom

The ATO Small Business Newsroom is all your tax and super news in one place.
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What is Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay?

Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay (RDAMB) is part of a national network of organisations, which in Queensland is funded through the Australian Government to promote the economic development of the Moreton Bay region.

The role of RDAMB is to:

  • Develop and implement a Regional Plan
  • Provide advice on critical issues affecting the region
  • Identify and implement initiatives to tackle the region's economic development priorities
  • Generate project proposals for the National Stronger Regions Fund
  • Promote Australian Government Programs.

 

For further detail visit www.rdamoretonbay.org.au.

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