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Small Business Month - Home Based Businesses

This fantastic free forum is aimed at home based business owner/operators to help them thrive and succeed.
Keynote presentation by Robert Gerrish

'Crush the commute' - How to make working from home, really work

In this presentation, Robert will share the characteristics of successful home-based businesses and ensure we set the foundations for enjoyable, viable enterprises. Using the experience he's gained from establishing the Flying Solo community, Robert will cover:

  • How to set up your work space for optimal performance
  • Setting the path to prosperity
  • Understanding that working for yourself need not mean by yourself
  • Handling priorities and avoiding distractions
  • How to work productively and maintain the ideal work/life integration
  • Staying at the top of your game
  • Habits and behaviours to truly love your work

Robert's style is energetic and inclusive, so bring your questions and challenges for an engaging, interactive session.

There will be four break out workshops and you have the choice of attending two workshops on the day, which you select when registering.

BREAKOUT Workshop Topics

Customer Discovery – how to define your target market
By Marie Kirkpatrick

Many businesses fail because they are unable to clearly identify and target their ideal customers. Sales specialist Maree Kirkpatrick will discuss the importance of understanding your perfect customer and share proven techniques to identify and effectively target them to maximise success. 

Pitching your Business – learn the 4 most common needed pitches
By Geoff Hetherington

This workshop will focus on successfully used templates for the 3 most common types of business pitches. It will show what goes into making a great pitch; how to stand out from your competitor and how to most effectively deliver your message without coming across as too salesy or cheesy.

Learn more about your council compliance requirements for a home based business
By Vince Galletto

Top tips about how to work from home productively & efficiently
By Rachel Chappell – Founder North Shore Mums


9.00am – Registration
9.45am – Opening Address - Robin Hobbs, NSW Small Business Commissioner
10.00am – Keynote speaker, Robert Gerrish
10.45am – Morning tea
11.00am – Breakout Session 1
11.45am - Breakout Session 2
12.30pm – Panel
1.00pm – Closing Address - Damien Tudehope, NSW Minister for Small Business
1.15pm - Lunch / networking
2.00pm – Event Close

This event is proudly delivered by City of Ryde, Ku-ring-gai Council and CSIRO as part of NSW Small Business Month.

Date & Time

Tuesday 15 October 2019 / 9.00AM - 2.00PM


City of Ryde
Phone: 9952 8222



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36 Bradfield Road, West Lindfield New South Wales 2070


36 Bradfield Road, West Lindfield 2070

Last updated on 3 October 2019