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Get Connected - Big Ideas for Small & Medium Businesses

Would your business benefit from:

  • Acquiring new customers (cost effectively)
  • Retaining more of your existing customers
  • Managing a profitable cash flow and impactful marketing strategy?

If the answer is yes, this is the event for you! The only investment is your time.
Local industry specialists will deliver practical tips to improve your business immediately, either at no or low cost. It will be a fun, educational and an inspirational evening.

Get Connected to the latest, updated information on how to:

  • Sustain and grow your business in the digital era
  • Maximise your marketing spend in the digital era
  • Better manage the cash challenges in your business.

Max McFarlane - Managing Director - Skyward Financial
Max McFarlane is the Managing Director of Skyward Financial and is a specialist in business lending for asset finance, business loans and commercial property. He holds an MBA and has worked at major investment banks, during which time he executed multimillion dollar transactions and complex lending scenarios for businesses. 
Max McFarlane will provide an economic update on global macro and domestic forces shaping the environment you are running your business in and why it matters. He will talk about financial products available to businesses including how to raise money without putting your family home down as security and cover practical cash flow based tools which you can use to manage and grow your business. 

Geoff Anderson - Managing Director - Sonic Sight
Geoff Anderson has been producing corporate promotional and training videos for over 25 years. He is the best-selling author of Shoot Me Now - making videos to boost business and frequently presents on the power of video for businesses. Sonic Sight produces videos for corporates and Government departments. He also works with small and medium-sized organisations to help them better leverage the power of video and stay front-of-mind with their customers.
Geoff Anderson will entertain and educate you on the latest marketing strategies in the digital era. Geoff will take you on a marketing journey and teach you how to attract attention, engage your target audience and build trust and convert prospects to customers.  

David Dinh - COO - WOVEON
An entrepreneur and growth marketing expert with successful exits in e-health and e-commerce, David co-founded Woveon in 2016 in Sydney and continued its growth globally into New York City. Woveon is an Enterprise Call Center technology that understands your most profitable customers to open new revenue opportunities using AI and machine learning.
David Dinh will share his insights, tips and business knowledge in starting, running and growing a successful business. You will learn about what it takes to go from zero or few customers to many customers in a very short time. 

Jacqui Attard - CEO - Realise Business
Jacqui has been a specialist business coach and program trainer for small and medium enterprises (SME) since 1999. With an extensive knowledge of what SMEs need, as well as proven solutions for building successful businesses, she has assisted hundreds of business owners to accelerate their growth and increase their value.
Jacqui Attard will educate you on the specialised business advisory services available to SMEs via the NSW Government funded Business Connect program. You’ll learn how to access the one on one business advice, countless workshops, networking events and services Realise Business deliver as part of this program. 

There will be ample opportunity to directly liaise with the speakers in the networking and Q&A panel session.

The first 50 attendees will receive a free LinkedIn Head-shot.

5.00pm registration and networking.

This is a free event with canapes and light refreshments provided.
Free parking available.

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Date & Time

Wednesday 24 October 2018 / 6.00PM - 8.00PM


City of Ryde
Phone: 9952 8222


Free. Bookings essential.

Register Online


Optus Auditorium, 1 Lyonpark Rd, Macquarie Park 2113 View Map

-33.783550, 151.120280
1 Lyonpark Rd, Macquarie Park New South Wales 2113

Optus Auditorium

1 Lyonpark Rd, Macquarie Park 2113

Last updated on 12 September 2018