Tuesday, 12th November | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Events Cinema, Kawana
November Event - Building your business through branding, collaboration and community engagement
If you’re looking for solid, strategic and engaging ways to grow your business and boost your profile, this event is for you. Our powerful panel made up of Natalie Tink of Miss Monogram, Travis Schultz of Travis Schultz Law and Mark Paddenburg of the Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast will share their insights into how branding, collaboration and community engagement can elevate a business’ profile and increase profits … their gamechanger strategies for business!
What you’ll learn:
- How to think innovatively about your product to reach a greater audience through collaboration
- How to build a personal brand that will deliver a real return on investment for your business
- How giving back to your community and getting involved can deliver untold benefits to your business profile and reputation
- How to leverage your networks and work together for mutual reward
- How, even with a low budget, these three strategies are possible for anyone to implement
We specifically chose these speakers to share their insights with you as they all have a wealth of knowledge, experience and have generated significant results from the strategies they will share, providing you with tried and tested real life examples.
This session will provide you with strategies and actions you can immediately implement in your own business – so come with your business boots on and a brain ready to take it all in!
Travis Schultz - Travis Schultz Law
Travis Schultz is an acclaimed leader in compensation law and principal of Sunshine Coast-based boutique law firm, Travis Schultz Law.
Since its inception in May 2018, Travis Schultz Law has grown from three team members to a team of 20+ and a case load that rivals the big law firms in town. Travis puts his phenomenal growth down to his unique client and community focussed model.
Deeply motivated to help our community, Travis is abundantly generous with his time, energy and resources to change lives and support many worthwhile causes.
One of his inspirations, The Spring Racing Gala for Wishlist has raised more than $1.2m since its inception and is now the biggest and most successful annual fundraising event on the coast.
An avid cyclist and fitness fanatic, his cycling event, Tour de Kawana raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Cystic Fibrosis QLD, as has his Centurion Charity Ride which supported a variety of charities such as Sunny Kids and Coast2Bay Community Housing.
Then if you are not into sport yet love your wine, his Winemaker’s Masterclass is an annual event where the business community can imbibe and be educated in true style and raise much needed funds. Since inception, more than $450k has been raised for Sunny Kids.
Natalie Tink – Miss Monogram
Natalie Tink is the 2019 Micro/Small Business Woman of the Year and founder and managing director of Miss Monogram, a retail business that gives women an opportunity to express their individuality and femininity with bespoke fashion accessories, including personalized leather bags, wallets, wedding gifts, travel, and office accessories.
After almost 20 years in the world of publishing, running Coast to Coast Media, Natalie looked to explore new horizons in an industry she has always been passionate about - fashion.
Starting in 2016 with just $5,000 and no grant funding or backups, Miss Monogram has skyrocketed due to the passion, persistence, presentation, collaborations, customer experience and care factor driven by Natalie.
Miss Monogram products are now widely available across the country and beyond through the online store, Sunshine Plaza retail store, pop-up markets and events, and due to its popularity is often sought after and booked for specialised shopping centre marketing activations.
Natalie has also become a spokesperson for small business, mentorship and mental health, volunteering where possible to speak to university students, business groups and council programs such as the B-Well initiative.
Mark Paddenburg – The Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast
Mark is passionate about innovation and assisting entrepreneurs to scale their business. Mark has a demonstrated track record in connecting ideas, people, programs and capital, through his 30+ years at the forefront of economic development and innovation in Queensland. Mark is the CEO of the Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast Pty Ltd (IC) – one of Australia’s most successful regional startup accelerators.
Mark has directly assisted over 140 startups / scaleups over the last decade, introduced new Accelerator Programs, established the IC Mentor Panel and he is a founding member of SunCoast Angels P/L (local Angel Investment Group).
As CEO, Mark and his team today directly assist and mentor over 40 startup and high growth companies based at the IC. In previous roles, Mark directly assisted the cofounders of a range of new ventures including Dascom (now owned by IBM), QuickBeds (now owned by Flight Centre), FireWire (radical new surfboards), Tracknology, Australia TradeCoast, Brisbane Airport Corporation, GiftSaint and Storey Bridge Climb.
In his role as Manager, Invest Queensland (now part of Trade & Invest Queensland) his team directly assisted a range of larger companies establish / relocate to Queensland such as Youi Insurance, Talisman Energy, Digicel Pacific, Komatsu Reman and Sandvik.
Mark also has international experience having worked in various business development roles in the UK, China and PNG. Mark is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of the Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance, is a former CPA member and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (GU) and Graduate Certificate in Management (UQ).
Event Bookings Close and Dietary requirements due - Friday, 9th of November.
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