Redlands is in business thanks to upcoming workshops

A series of free workshops will help support a vibrant local economy by offering local business helpful and practicable information.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the workshops were part of Council’s open for business approach and would provide the opportunity for business owners to hear from experts in various fields.

“These workshops are a way for people who live, work or do business in the Redlands to learn from industry experts and network with other business owners,” she said.

“Local business is the heart of our economy and these workshops will provide information on the latest technology, business succession planning and customer service.”

Council’s Community and Cultural Service spokesperson Cr Lance Hewlett said the workshop information would be invaluable to local businesses.

“I would encourage everyone to get involved,” he said.

“You would normally pay top dollar to access workshops such as these and the knowledge of the experts running them, so to have them on offer free of charge is a huge coup for the local community.”

The business workshop program is outlined below.  Book online through Council’s website. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Power-Up Small Business Digital Workshops: for Beginners
Evening session
Wednesday 24 September 2014, 5 – 7pm
Capalaba Bowls Club (Function Room), 113 Ney Road, Capalaba
RSVP: 18 September 2014
Light refreshments will be served.
Take the very first steps towards getting your business online at this beginner session, which will cover different aspects of digital technology and how you can apply it to your business to help you run it more effectively and efficiently. The sessions include real-life examples and practical advice, delivered by Brisbane Marketing’s digital business advisor Mark Jones. 
Power-Up Small Business Digital Workshop: Intermediate

Wednesday 8 October 2014, 7 – 9am 
Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba
RSVP: 2 October 2014
Light refreshments will be served.
Digital technology can help you increase your business efficiencies, saving you time and money. Find out how. If you have a working knowledge of digital and want more information and support on increasing your business efficiencies, then this session is for you. This workshop includes real-life examples and practical advice, delivered by Brisbane Marketing’s digital business advisor Mark Jones.
Business Succession Planning Workshop

Wednesday 22 October 2014, 7 – 9pm
Redlands RSL Club, Passage Street, Cleveland
RSVP: 17 October 2014
Light refreshments will be served.

Business succession planning is an essential but often neglected part of being in business. Workshop present Julie Mayer will help you plan for your businesses’ ongoing success, addressing the topics of long-term goals and objectives, development needs and recognising workforce trends.
Customer Service for Businesses Workshop

Wednesday 26 November 2014, 4.30 – 6.30pm
Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba     
RSVP: 20 November 2014 
Light refreshments will be served.
Do you impress your customers every time you interact with them? Workshop presenter Julie Maher will give you the benefit of her 30 years of professional experience and the tools to go beyond simply ‘delivering’ your product.