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 at the library

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 City Libraries can help you succeed in business.

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Business skills workshop: Get your business investment ready

Are you an entrepreneur or startup looking to grow your business? Do you need additional funding to take it to the next level? Join Lisa Brincat for a workshop that outlines:

  • what your funding options are
  • angel investors - what they are and what they are looking for from you
  • what you need to prepare and have in place now before you even request funding.

Get your business investment ready!

Presented by Lisa Brincat, Accountant, Management Consultant, Business Mentor and organiser from the Futurist Collective.

Tuesday 26 February from 6pm to 8pm at Broadbeach Library. Bookings are limited. Book online now or call
07 5581 1555 to secure your ticket to this free workshop.

Teen entrepreneur workshop: Introduction to business branding and marketing

Are you a teen with a business or an idea for a business? In this workshop, the team from BOP Industries will help you decide what builds a good brand to help your business stand out from the rest. From colour choices to brand personas, attendees will be working with real brands to learn about business, branding and marketing in this one-hour workshop.

BOP Industries was founded by teen entrepreneur Scott Millar and his team is a collective of young entrepreneurs working to inspire and educate future entrepreneurs.

Monday 11 March from 4pm to 5pm at Helensvale Library. Bookings are limited. Book online now or call
07 5581 1625 to book your free ticket. For those 12 to 17 years old.


Business skills workshop: How to create a communication plan for your business

What is PR and how can it help your business? PR is a vital tool used for promoting your business, generating leads, building trust and credibility with your customers and keeping your brand front-of-mind.

"PR takes advantage of unpaid communication channels such as local and regional media, the internet, business networks and community and customer relationships"

In this two-hour workshop, you will learn the difference between marketing and PR and create a communication plan for your business from start to finish so that you can use PR as a tool for long-term business growth.

Presented by Giulia Badalotti from PuzzlePR. Giulia is a passionate communications professional with seven years experience in the industry, working with locally and internationally recognised travel brands, destinations and attractions, plus a host of events, festivals and small businesses.

Tuesday 12 March from 6pm to 8pm at Robina Library. Bookings are limited. Book online now or call
07 5581 1600 for your free ticket.

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.

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

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