Start your new business! Make your own decisions!
Become a job maker rather than job taker!

The era of the ‘job for life’ is drawing to a close, with increasing short term and contract arrangements, and there’s an accompanying trend in the growth of micro-businesses. Increasingly, people are designing ‘portfolio careers’ which include a small business component.

Between February and April 2017 there’s an opportunity in Moreton Bay region to fast-track the development of your new business, using a proven set of decision-making tools and expert advice and assistance. And you can apply now!

The Program

Startup Moreton Bay Region is an innovative set of fortnightly Saturday workshops, kicking off with an intensive ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ planning weekend in February. This program also includes informal group meetings and an online component.

The program was successfully delivered in Moreton Region in 2016 by trainers Edgeware Creative Entrepreneurship, and besides a new business, participants will take away a Certificate III in Micro Business Operations.

Startup Moreton Bay Region February 2016 program participants

Edgeware has a reputation for helping start up new businesses using innovative, outside-the-square tools and techniques, along with a lot of group support. Over nearly 10 years they've worked with more than 1,600 aspiring business owners across Queensland.

New businesses started from the Startup Moreton Bay Region last year include: Frozen berries, Wild pistachio coffee, NGO/ T-shirt publications, Composting/recycling education, Recycling with heavy machinery, Holiday boat rentals, ‘Chakra balance’ health services, Railway parking app, Website building and marketing for small businesses, Branding and corporate identity, Fisheries association, ‘Share economy’ services. Edgeware courses are practical, flexible and very responsive to the various needs of people wanting to start their own business. And they're fun!

Edgeware has partnered funding organisations Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay and the Queensland Government through Advance Queensland to offer Startup Moreton Bay Region in 2017.

Michael McMahon one of the participants from last year says:  “One thing that really stood out for me was that the program was very engaging and accessible. I liked the interactive nature of the delivery. Extremely high quality and good value. “

Find out more

Information on the program, and an online application form, can be found at http://startupmoretonbayregion.net.

There’s a great 3-minute video at https://vimeo.com/179693963.

Call Michael on 0402 394 166 or Ludmila on 0434 357 862.

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