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Start me up - Business skills series

Start me up - Business skills series

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.


Natalie Carosi

Business skills workshop: Email marketing power-up

Discover how to use email marketing to grow your business with Natalie Carosi - Managing Director of Lemon Tree Marketing.

With the right approach, email marketing can be an effective B2B and ecommerce marketing tool. In this interactive workshop Natalie will cover topics such as how to approach planning your email schedule and content, how to grow your email database and how to implement automation. BYO device.

Natalie is a marketing guru with a passion for marketing strategy and an excellent knowledge of business. Find out more about this workshop and book online now or phone 07 5581 7230.

Tuesday 19 March from 6pm to 8pm at Burleigh Heads Library. Spaces are limited.


Business skills workshop: Dive into business and swim

Want to start your own business but not sure where to begin?

In this workshop you will learn essential start up steps including:

  • evaluating the feasibility of your business idea
  • market research and product pricing
  • choosing a business structure
  • compliance and insurance
  • budget management and much more.

Presented by Tim O'Hara and David le Closey from Oculus Group Accounting and Financial Services. Tim is the Practice Manager and has 25 years' experience in SME management. David is an Accountant and Business Advisor with 28 years industry experience.

Tuesday 30 April from 6pm to 8pm at Elanora Library. Find out more and book online now or phone
07 5581 1671.


Business skills workshop: LinkedIn for business

During this workshop, participants will learn specific and practical tips to create a powerful LinkedIn profile and connection strategy for their business. Join Christie McCabe, founder of Connection Kernel and LinkedIn trainer, to learn:

  • why it is crucial to have a presence on LinkedIn and know how to use it effectively
  • why LinkedIn is the most effective social sales tool for B2B engagement and leads
  • best practice to gain the most out of LinkedIn
  • how to transform our LinkedIn profile into a client-attracting magnet
  • how to use search facilities to find new potential prospects and target new business.

Who should attend: Business owners, Entrepreneurs and Sales and Marketing Executives.

Christie has extensive experience in public relations, media, marketing, business development, communications and education. Christie represented Australia and Samsung as the Global Blogger at the 2012 London Olympic Games and has been the host of her own radio show in Western Australia and New South Wales. In early 2018, she supported businesses across the Gold Coast prepare for the Commonwealth Games and managed Social Media engagement pre and during the Games. Christie was also on the board of the Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce as Memberships Director for several years.

Tuesday 14 May from 6pm to 8pm at Burleigh Waters Library. Bookings will open soon. BYO device.

This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through State Library of Queensland.

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