Show me the money

Need to raise funds to launch your business idea? Need some inspiration to take that next step?

City of Gold Coast is proud to present Gold Coast Business Week, from 14 to 18 May 2018. Business Week is all about supporting our local businesses and a chance for owners, professionals and entrepreneurs to network, find out about emerging trends in the industry and opportunities beyond the Games.

These are some of the great events on offer…

From ‘getting by’ to ‘getting rich’

Discover the secrets of entrepreneurs who have made a fortune building and selling businesses. People don’t build and sell multi-million dollar businesses by accident.
Join us for a webinar to learn how to exponentially build the value of your business.

Shut up and take my money

Got an idea you want to promote or get funding for? Get along to this sales education session – perfect for start-ups and small business.

Join Ksenia Demidova and the Gold Coast Innovation Hub team for an interactive workshop and fast-paced pitching session that will introduce you to effective and subtle techniques you can apply to everyday conversations. You will have people halting you mid-sentence to say ‘Shut up and take my money!’

Crowdfunding for business

Crowdfunding is a popular way to raise funds for any project, new idea, and business, yet many campaigns fail because people still do not know how to create a successful campaign. Find out how at this free seminar.

Learn about the different types of crowdfunding platforms available and how crowdfunding can help your project or your business. Learn the three key areas to focus on before launching your campaign in order to increase its chance of success.

Small business – meet the entrepreneur

Looking at launching your own business or idea? Jock Fairweather is founder and director of thriving innovation and co-working space Little Tokyo Two. Jock launched his entrepreneurial career with a luxury shoe label in London, achieving record-breaking success in the fashion industry. Now a serial entrepreneur, his passion is supporting the start-up ecosystem in Queensland. Come hear Jock’s story.

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