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Business Planning seminar first in series

Business Planning Seminar
Tim Sayre, Dr John McGrath and Marcus McCormick at CQU preparing for the upcoming Business Planning Seminar.

Bundaberg Region businesses can learn to develop strategies to grow their businesses and build resilience by attending the upcoming Building Business Resilience Series.

The seminars are designed to provide local business operators and their advisors with useful and practical information and knowledge to grow their business and succeed.

The inaugural seminar in the Building Business Resilience Series will be held on Wednesday, 26 February at CQUniversity from 6.30am to 9am.

Business Planning Seminar
Tim Sayre, Dr. John McGrath and Marcus McCormick discuss details for the upcoming Business Planning seminar

The topic will be Business Planning and will be delivered by local experts Marcus McCormick from Bundaberg Business Enterprise Centre; Tim Sayre, President of the Bundaberg and District Chamber of Commerce; and Dr John McGrath from CQUniversity; and visiting expert Professor Peter Best from CQUniversity.

Dr John McGrath said the series was borne out of a recent visit by the Dean of CQUniversity.

“This seminar was the initiative of our Dean, Professor Lee Di Milia, following a recent trip to Bundaberg where he networked with local business organisations including the Bundaberg and District Chamber of Commerce (BDCC) and the Bundaberg Business Enterprise Centre (BBEC),” he said.

Business planning = business success

“The importance of business planning to business success was one of the discussion topics and Lee asked me to work with BDCC and BBEC to organise a seminar on this topic, hosted by CQUniversity.

“During this exercise we collectively decided that this seminar should be part of a series that looked at the bigger subject of Building Business Resilience.”

One of the speakers is Marcus McCormick, Manager of the Bundaberg Business Enterprise Centre, who will be sharing handy tools and resources that can assist in preparing a business plan.

“Having a meaningful business plan is an important element of any business’s success,” Marcus said. 

“When establishing a new business the business planning process can really assist in assessing the viability of a business idea and in setting strategies for how the business will deliver products and services to its customers in a profitable way. 

“For existing businesses, reviewing and renewing their business plan can help to understand what is working well within the business but also can highlight opportunities to grow and strengthen the business.”

Tickets to the Business Planning Seminar are $20 including a light breakfast and refreshments.

Registrations will be open until Thursday, 20 February unless sold out prior and numbers are limited.

Bookings for the first seminar in the Building Business Resilience Series can be made here.

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