Start me up - Business skills series

Three people discussing a start up business around a laptop

Our 'Start me up - Business skills' series provides support for emerging businesses, entrepreneurs and startups to develop core business skills to help launch and grow your creative enterprise or business idea.

Harness your ideas to build a business with access to our practical monthly workshops delivered by current industry experts, and get advice and inspiration from leading entrepreneur role models. Our 'Start me up - Business skills' series will provide an opportunity to network with like-minded Gold Coasters and business leaders, and get access to essential skills that can help launch or scale up your business or idea.

Create your success in business. Start at Gold Coast Libraries.

Find the information you need to start and grow your business with free access to business planning tools and databases for research and reports. Attend a free workshop, find books for learning and inspiration or develop your business skills and knowledge with online tutorials. Discover how Gold Coast Libraries can help you succeed in business.

Free workshops, events and workspace! Find out what's on in August at your library to help you create your success in business.

How AI and chatbots can help small businesses

Kane Bernard

Discover how new technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help you scale up your small business. Director, Kane Sajdak and founder Bernard Mangelsdorf of BITS Technology Group, winners of a Gold Coast Young Entrepreneurs award, will show you how you can arm yourself with big business technology at any business size, working smarter not harder, harnessing the power of Automation.

Kane Sajdak is a passionate business and technology expert and focuses on finding the perfect solution for each client, acting as a translator to bring customer’s business needs into IT outcomes.  Kane has a focus of future proofing clients businesses and delivering scale-able solutions. Bernard oversees the research and development of new products and services at BITS Technology group. His wealth of knowledge in the VOIP and Communications space has resulted in the cutting edge Unified Communications offerings that BITS is able to provide to clients.

Tuesday 20 August, 6pm to 8pm at Southport Library.

Book online now or phone 07 5581 7200.

Website content strategy: How to dominate your digital footprint

Jon Hollenberg

Are you a single business owner who wants to dominate your online marketing strategy? Jon Hollenberg, founder of web development company, Five by Five, will show you how you can develop a web content strategy.

This workshop will help you understand what a best practice digital footprint looks like, show you the tools required to get the biggest bang for your buck and help you put together an actionable plan.

Tuesday 10 September, 6pm to 8pm at Burleigh Waters Library.

Book online now or phone 07 5581 1700.

How to convert more sales, whilst creating a world class customer experience

Ryan Tuckwood & Jack Corbett

Jack Corbett, co-founder of ISR Training, will break down the psychology of consumer behaviours to show you how to better price, package and present your service to your prospects and customers. This session will include techniques and tools around Emotional Intelligence, behavioural sciences, NLP, tonality and body language.

Tuesday 24 September, 6pm to 8pm at Robina Library.

Book online now or phone 07 5581 1600.

How to successfully harness the power of digital marketing for your business

Digital marketing continues to be one of the most effective ways to reach online customers. Find out the key strategies to help your business — small or large — to grow and cultivate an online presence that engages with today’s dynamic consumers.

Presented by Gold Coast entrepreneur and business owner, Kelsie Smith of VO Group. With over 10 years' experience working with a diverse range of clients in different industries, Kelsie knows the ins and outs when it comes to establishing a successful online presence and successfully reaching target customers.

Tuesday 8 October, 6pm to 8pm at Broadbeach Library.

Bookings for this event will open soon.