Tuesday 11 March 2014
6pm to 8.30pm (Q&A Panel 6:15pm to 7:15pm )
Central Coast – Shelly Beach Golf Club Shelly Beach Road, Shelly Beach, Central Coast NSW
$55, includes GST Ticket price includes event + food & beverages Buy one ticket, get one free and bring a friend
Tickets are limited. Be enterprising and buy now!
Do people want what you’re selling and will they return for more?
Whether you are supplying a product or a service, there is no business if people don’t want to pay for what you’re selling. It’s a competitive market out there and requires focus, innovation and good people to help you achieve your business goals. As well as that, the hard times can often lead you to the good times. Come and meet our panel.
Places are limited, so be enterprising and buy your ticket today!
Here’s your chance to be part of a new, community business series to celebrate Enterprising Australians:
- Be inspired by their stories – hear how a simple idea can launch a great business.
- Experience latest insights, challenges and solutions from retailers who backed themselves.
- What online and digital strategies do they use for effective marketing and sales growth?
- Meet with other business people in your local area.
- Bring your business brochures and cards – and drum up some business.
- Contribute your ideas for future Fulworks events, and join our business hub.
Drinks and canapes will be provided.
Anne Fulwood is an agent and advocate for enterprising men and women across Australia.
She has spent her career listening to and addressing the needs of consumers as a network television news host, a writer for the Australian Financial Review, and facilitator for 10 years with the Telstra Business Awards programs. Anne Fulwood has been a mirror on the enterprises of Australians from all walks of life. Now she is in the business of sharing their stories to highlight the contribution they make to our community.
“A strong and vibrant business community is the engine room to forge ahead and grow our economy.”
Anne will host the event, interview her panellists and invite you to participate in a moderated business Q&A.
Special Guest: Karen McNamara, MHR, Liberal Member for Dobell, NSW
Karen McNamara won the hard-fought Central Coast seat of Dobell for the Liberal party in the September 2013 election. As a working mother with two sons, Karen knows first-hand the challenges facing Central Coast families, with job security and rising costs of living. A strong local business community is one way of delivering opportunities in the region.
Karen forged a successful career in public administration with the NSW Government, having worked in senior roles for more than 20 years. She and her husband do a lot of work with the local community and sporting clubs and she is a big supporter of the small business sector.
Anna Dimond – founder, Palas Jewellery
Anna was lucky enough to launch a business with her sister in Adelaide in the 90s, but after her sister Eran’s sudden death, Anna had to decide – should she close down, or relaunch the brand with a new image and philosophy. She decided it was too precious to let go and Palas Jewellery these days is going from strength to strength. Instead of producing a range of silver jewellery as they had done together, Anna has focused on one product – charms with spiritual and personalised messages at an affordable price. It has been a big success as people find an emotional connection with the pieces, while Anna has proven that even the most difficult times, can provide greatest inspiration.
Mary-Louise Parkinson – founder of Tea Cup Techies
We all know the world of technology and IT moves at a cracking pace, which can be very daunting, and Mary-Louise Parkinson is here to help! The founder of Teacup Techies has the services to help you overcome your computer challenges. From the simple to the complex, nothing is too difficult to resolve.
Mary-Louise launched what became a stellar IT career from Newcastle some 30 years ago, and became a marketing force to be reckoned with as she rode the boom in personal computers through the 80s and 90s. She worked with all the big names like Apple, Sun Computers, Commodore and Cisco and has seen it all – from the old ‘clunkers’ to the slick iPads and smart phones and beyond, but her Teacup Technies helps us get back to basics.
Teacup Techies is such a simple concept for the 21st century, and it has the potential to unlock a whole new and hitherto untapped market. Don’t be left behind with your use of technology. From back-to-work mums to nanna and pop, the Teacup Techies are all-female IT instructors who believe any computer issue can be sorted, slowly, over a conversation and a cup of tea.
Louise Curtis – founder of Lollypotz
Lollypotz is the online and award-winning supplier of beautiful chocolate bouquets, hampers, baskets & gifts. Mother of two sons, based in Canberra, Louise Curtis won the Telstra 2013 ACT Business Owner of the year award and describes her business as a “Chocolate Florist”. Innovative and judicious use of online and digital marketing strategies, means customers can order online, over the phone or by visiting one of her many Lollypotz stores. With 10,000 fans on Facebook and 27 franchises across Australia and NZ, Lollypotz delivered about 250,000 gifts last year, for individual and corporate clients. In recent years, Louise has won the Franchise Council of Australia’s Franchise Woman of the Year Award.