Next week, starting Monday July 8, is Gold Coast Business Week – a jam-packed, week-long event schedule featuring a star-studded line-up of entrepreneurs. Check out some of the event highlights below!
MONDAY JULY 8
Get Up Gold Coast: Champagne breakfast networking event
7.30am ‘til 9am // 16 Nexus Way, Southport
Kick Off GCBW19 with the Champagne breakfast networking event at COHORT!
Celebrating the innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs of the Gold Coast, this event will feature a keynote presentation, canape breakfast, coffee and champagne across one-and-a-half hours – and it’s all just $29.
Commercialising creativity & culture with Huxley School of Makeup
5.30pm ‘til 8.30pm // 4/87 West Burleigh Rd, Burleigh Heads
Perfect for small business owners, managers, start-up creatives, business students and entrepreneurs, this event – led by Gold Coast native and creative education trailblazer Michael Huxley – will show you how to connect with potential customers, nail your image, including websites and social media, and feature a Q&A as well as light snacks. It runs for three hours and costs $25.
TUESDAY JULY 9
The Power of Content
10am ‘til 12pm // Level 2, 35-39 Scarborough St, Southport
Lead your business to success by taking control of your content, humanising your brand and navigating the social scene. This workshop is designed to help you: create content that delivers the right message to the right audience at the right time; learn effective strategies on using social media to enhance reputation and generate business; learn how a data-driven approach will fuel stronger, smarter and more efficient storytelling in the marketplace
WEDNESDAY JULY 10
Web Strategy Workshop
9am ‘til 12pm // 7/4 Leda Dr, Burleigh Heads
A must for every business owner who wants to dominate their online marketing strategy, this workshop features three expert speakers discussing what will be working in 2019, the tools and systems you need and a plan to get it done. You’ll walk away with a best practice digital footprint and the tools to bring it all together after this three-hour workshop, which costs just $29.
Connecting Business lunch with Duncan Free
12pm ‘til 2pm // The Rocket, 03 Robina TC Dr, Robina
Gold didn’t come easy for Olympic rower Duncan Free – his road to sport’s most prestigious recognition took courage, determination and a patience unwilling to bow time, frustration, or failure. Listen as Duncan shares his story and how you can apply his gold medal performance to your business at onPlatinum HQ in this fun and relaxed networking lunch.
Beyond 2020: Business growth and new opportunities (almost booked)
3.30pm ‘til 5pm // Corner Bundall Rd & Slayter Ave, Bundall
The focus of this roundtable session hosted by Gold Coast Leaders CEO Michael I’Anson, and KPMG Gold Coast Partner Jeff Frazer, is to provide business owners a forum to identify opportunities, better understand the environment they operate within and gain the tools to start to navigate a path forward. It’s only available to 10 businesses and is designed to provide each participating business access to industry experts, mentoring and networks that can help company owners achieve their goals.
THURSDAY JULY 11
Future of Business Tech for Business Leaders (booking fast)
5pm ‘til 9pm // 9 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise
Australia’s premier IT firm, BITS Technology Group, will be launching a highly anticipated cutting edge technology service, exclusive to the Gold Coast, ahead of anyone else in Australia. This will revolutionise the way your business operates, you don’t want to miss out! Rub shoulders with Key Entrepreneurs, Established Business Owners and the Who’s Who of the Gold Coast Business scene. It’s just $9!
City Library Program: Advice for your new business from a Forbes 30 under 30
6.30pm ‘til 8pm // Lindfield Rd & Sr John Overall Dr, Helensvale
Join Gold Coast entrepreneur Charlie Ercan – founder of Unique Muscle, who was recently named on the Forbes 30 under 30 list – for a workshop focusing on the key areas every entrepreneur should be fine tuning when starting their business including motivation, time management and budgeting. Charlie will be hosting a networking session following the one-hour workshop.
FRIDAY JULY 12
Gold Coast Way Ahead – special all-day event
Take part in this exclusive event structured to encourage information sharing, knowledge transfer and collaboration amongst our guest entrepreneurs and local businesses. Head here for the full itinerary and to register.