March Kallangur Community Meeting: How can we Support Businesses?

The Kallangur Community Meeting, this month, is asking:

How can we ensure our local businesses and services thrive?

If this a concern for you, or if you have ideas, come along to this Marsden Families Program hosted event.

When: 5-8pm, Monday 25th March 2019

Where: Fredrick Marsden Youth Centre Community Hall – 21 Marsden Road, Kallangur

RSVP: Valmae Rose – 3285 0900, 0417 300 146, valmae@marsdenfamilies.org. (required for catering purposes)

Using social media & digital strategy to improve your sales pipeline Workshop

Another Workshop by ASBAS Digital Solutions Qld in partnership with RDA Moreton Bay happening in February, is this Social Media & Digital Strategy workshop, where businesses will learn:

  • What social media platforms best suit their business
  • How to stop wasting admin time managing their social media
  • Understanding Advertising V Branding
  • How to nurture online leads – understanding the digital customer journey
  • Maximising ROI and lead conversion

When: 8.00-10.00am, Friday 22nd February, 2019.

Where: Wantima Country Club, 530 South Pine Road, Brendale.

Cost: $18.41 (incl GST)

Click here for more information.

How to re-engage, re-purpose & retain your customers Workshop

The Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) in partnership with Regional Development Australia (RDA) Moreton Bay are running this 2 hour, hands on workshop later this month, to help small businesses better use Mailchimp to Engage, Re-purpose & Retain their customers/clients.

The workshop includes:

  • Using Mailchimp as the main email communication platform, in this workshop you will learn:
  • Setup your newsletter for increased engagement
  • The process for developing an automated response campaign
  • 3 tricks to re-engage your old and outdated database
  • How to integrate with other software platforms for automated communication

When: 2.00-4.00pm, Wednesday 20th February, 2019

Where: Caboolture Hub, Tech Training Room 4 – Hasking Street, Caboolture

Cost: $18.41 (incl. GST)

Note: Need to bring your own device.

Click here for more information.

Strategic Business Planning Workshop

Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay are running a practical workshop on Strategic Business Planning.

What is a Strategic Business Plan and Why every business needs one;


What’s your Business Vision?


Interactive workshop to identify where you are NOW, WHERE you want to be and HOW you are going to get there;

When: 9.00-11.00am, Tuesday 12 February

Where: North Lakes Community Center – 10 The Corso, North Lakes

Cost: $25 plus eventbrite fees

Click here for more information.

ATO Releases A5 Scam Warning Flyer

You may have already seen KBA member, North Brisbane Data Recovery’s post on a ATO Phone Scam that is going around claiming you owe money.

Well the ATO have developed a A5 flyer in 8 different languages (incl English), that can be used to inform the public about scams pretending to be from the ATO.

These flyers can be downloaded here.

Don’t get caught yourself by these scammers.

First Qld Women in Business Summit scheduled for March

Business Women of the Moreton Bay Region, this event oganised by the Women In Business Awards of Australia, could significantly benefit your business.

The Queensland Women in Business Summit is 2 days of empowering talks, workshops & mentor programs, scheduled for the 7th & 8th March, 2019 at the Novotel in Surface Paradise.

One Ticket for the 2 days will cost you $895*, but if you get in early, you can save $200 off this ticket. Also discounts apply if you can get another 2 or 7 women business buddies to come along with you.

*Note ticket prices do not include accommodation.

Click here for more information.

2019 Training Awards

Do you encompass Training or Apprenticeships in your business?

You may be interested in nominating for the 2019 Queensland Training Awards.

The award categories include:

  • Harry Hauenschild Apprentice of the Year
  • Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year
  • Vocational Student of the Year
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year*
  • School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year
  • Equity VET Student of the Year
  • VET Teacher or Trainer of the Year
  • Large Training Provider of the Year (state only)
  • Small Training Provider of the Year (state only)
  • Community Training Initiative of the Year
  • Large Employer of the Year
  • Medium Employer of the Year
  • Small Employer of the Year
  • Premier’s Industry Collaboration Award (state only)

Nominations close on the 17th March.

Click here for more information.