Business Circles Collaboration leads to growth.
The Fraser Coast is a diverse and interesting region when it comes to what type of industries exist and thrive within our area that has a small population of just over 100,000 people. We believe business operators need to take a closer look at whom and what is here in the region and find out what our true capability is.
Inter-business collaboration can happen in many ways as we reach out to our business networks. Often our networks have a vast array of people who work in equally vast professions often coming together in a somewhat formal nature at events such chamber meetings, workshops, at conferences and networking functions. In these sort of situation, we will often end up using the time to catch up with colleagues and rarely do we spend time actually growing and adding to our network.
Industry associations or clusters are another common platform to connect with other these are often a smaller gathering within your area of interest. Association’s such as the Master Builders, Urban development, Retail Traders, Pharmacy Guild all do amazing jobs in connecting their industries together.
The Invest Fraser Coast team have developed and are looking to expand what we have called The Fraser Coast Business Circles.
A business circle works in many ways, firstly it is an opportunity for businesses that are vastly different but may have a similar interest together for some information sharing and thought-provoking conversation about challenges and solutions each business, looking at each other issues with fresh eyes and alternative experience in informative yet facilitated manner.
Secondly, it gives the participant the opportunity to discuss possibilities for collaboration, whether this is through logistics and procurement, lobbying and advocacy, through combining training opportunities or human resources. It is for the group to see what synergies exist and how best to leverage off of each other and grow each other business and area of interest.
We currently have established circles in Food and Agribusiness, International Education, Conferences and Events, Marine and Health and Assisted Living.
If you would like to join or create an industry circle please contact the Invest Fraser Coast team via email [email protected] or phone +61 7 4190 5770.
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