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SMALL BUSINESS: Innovate or Suffocate
6:00 pm18:00

SMALL BUSINESS: Innovate or Suffocate

Join Kerry Anderson in a practical workshop for small business owners this August as part of the Small Business Festival.  Swan Hill 8 August and Geelong 29 August OR contact Kerry to discuss bringing this workshop to your town.

Is your business innovating or suffocating?

If we don't even bother to think about how relevant our business is in a rapidly changing world, then there is the potential for either missing out on a great opportunity or looming disaster!

This practical workshop will take you through a simple 'health check' and explore strategies to strengthen your business into the future.

Led by Kerry Anderson, business advocate and author of ‘Entrepreneurship: It’s Everybody’s Business’, this practical workshop will enable you to take a fresh look at your business.

All participants will receive a copy of Kerry's latest book. Finger food and light refreshments will be provided.

To book your place follow the below links:

SWAN HILL - 8 August 6-9pm

GEELONG - 29 August 6-9pm


A big thank you to Tim Tim the Entertainer for use of his awesome photograph. You can find out more about Tim Tim here:

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Australian Regional Development Conference
to 12 Sep.

Australian Regional Development Conference

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I am delighted to be one of the nine keynote speakers at the 4th annual Australian Regional Development Conference. 


At some point in time every regional city or rural town faces major change. In a world that is rapidly changing some traditional industries are no longer competitive in a global market and, as connectivity improves, services that used to be provided by employees of large corporations are now being contracted to freelancers.  An ageing population is also stressing an economy that desperately needs more business creation.

Change is good.  The trick is to anticipate that change and explore alternatives well before it happens.  And to keep your town strong and vibrant, it means the whole community has to work together.

Now has never been a better time for rural and regional communities to start thinking of entrepreneurship and self-employment as a mainstream option. It is a simple matter of changing the conversation from job seeking to job creation and asking ‘what can we do?’ as opposed to what the government should be doing for us.

Developing an entrepreneurial eco-system doesn’t happen overnight and requires a whole of community approach.  Business and community leaders need to work together with educators on a long term strategic approach.

Establishing if a community is ready to successfully take on this challenge is the very first step.  The future is all about being agile and adaptable.  Is your community willing to look at existing landscapes with fresh eyes in the age of the digital revolution?

Sharing examples from the successful Operation Next Gen Program and other initiatives from the inaugural E*Ship 2017 Summit held in the United States; author of ‘Entrepreneurship: It’s Everybody’s Business’, Kerry Anderson will explain how communities can capitalise on the era of the entrepreneur and create new opportunities in rural and regional Australia.


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