As part of the Invest Fraser Coast THRIVE program, local go-getters are encouraged to attend Startup Café on Friday 3rd July at Toast Café, Maryborough.
Created for people with business ideas, budding entrepreneurs and innovators, Startup Café is for people to come together with like-minded people. Networking with other individuals in a similar position will help the creation of business relationships within the local community and assist with business formation, development and growth.
Mr Leigh Bennett Interim General Manager at Invest Fraser Coast, said many people don’t know where to start when creating their own business however the Startup Café concept provides advice, referrals and mentoring from local business people to bridge that gap.
‘People may be overwhelmed when creating or building on an established business. Startup Café will provide networking opportunities to turn your thoughts into actions or to arrange a 1:1 confidential discussion with our team. Come and have a coffee and a chat with our team and other local professionals about your business goals’, said Mr Bennett.
The Invest Fraser Coast Enterprise team will be present to give support and provide direction at each Startup Café that will be taking place at various locations across the Fraser Coast.
The Maryborough Startup Café is being held on Friday 3rd July at Toast Café in Bazaar St. No reservations or costs are associated with this networking event. For more information on this event and the THRIVE program, head to frasercoastopportunities.com.au/thrive or contact the Investment Attraction team on 07 4191 2600.
Learning pathway seminars are a key part of Invest Fraser Coast new initiative, THRIVE, to be hosted by local industry professionals over the coming months.
The first seminar, ‘Dealing with Difficult Personalities in the Workplace’ will be hosted on Wednesday 1st July by Mr Leigh Bennett, Partner at Pharos Leadership and Interim General Manager at Invest Fraser Coast.
Mr Bennett has a diverse background in human resources, local government, education and senior executive positions, and has worked with people at all levels including front line team members, managers, executives and politicians.
‘Making it appear that they are working cooperatively and productively, passive-aggressive team members like to follow their own performance standards and timelines. Australia has one of the highest global rates of passive-aggressive personalities, and is important to know how to manage a diverse team’, said Mr Bennett.
To learn how to recognise, react to and deal with these difficult personalities in your business, come along to the seminar on Wednesday 1st July from 5.00pm at University of Southern Queensland. For more information and tickets, head to frasercoastopportunities.com.au/thrive or contact the Enterprise team on 07 4191 2600.