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New Staff Commence at CSGC

Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2015

Connecting Southern Gold Coast has welcomed two new staff in part time roles this month – Kim Skilton as Economic Development and Partnerships Manager, and Kat Creasey as Events Co-ordinator. The move is in line with a restructure of staffing and direction for the organisation following the transition of Bleach* Festival to its own entity in July 2015.  ..

Southern Gold Coast Destination Logo Available

Posted on Friday, August 28, 2015

CSGC is encouraging all local businesses to include the Southern Gold Coast destination logo on any of their marketing collateral, in order to enhance the destination’s tourism status. 

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SGC Businesses Prepare for Learning Forum

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015

This Saturday, businesses from the Southern Gold Coast and the wider Gold Coast and Tweed will converge on the Currumbin RSL for an all-day Learning Forum for Small and Medium Enterprises, presented by the Small Business Association of Australia.

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More Small Business Workshops for SGC

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015

Round 2 of Connecting Southern Gold Coast’s Small Business Workshops has concluded successfully. Conducted by Small Business Solutions’ Dani Frazer, the workshops are backed by the Queensland Government and TAFE Queensland, delivering highly informative and practical courses that have now helped over 30 small business on the Southern Gold Coast.  ..

SGC to Host Small Business Forum

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The Small Business Association of Australia is partnering with Connecting Southern Gold Coast to host a one-day Small Business Forum for local businesses. The Forum will be hosted at the Currumbin RSL on Saturday 1 August. The event will run from 8.00am to 2.30pm, with a fantastic program of expert talks and experienced panelists making for a highly informative day.  ..

Call for Hero Images of Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CSGC is calling all accommodation providers, restaurants and cafés, tours and attractions in the region to submit hero images of their businesses to form a Hero Gallery on the Southern Gold Coast website. 
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Small Business Workshops Filling Fast for Round Two

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Places are filling up fast for the second round of Small Business Workshops to be hosted by Connecting Southern Gold Coast in June. The courses are run by the Queensland Government’s Small Business Solutions and have had great responses from participants to date. 

The five week course ‘Building a Better Business’ is aimed at assisting small business owners to improve their operations through a series of skill development and coaching/mentoring.  ..

Martin Grunstein Challenges SGC Businesses

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

Highly acclaimed customer service guru, Martin Grunstein, returned to the Southern Gold Coast in April, presenting new ways of thinking in his entertaining and motivational seminar “The Future of Business” at the Currumbin RSL.   ..

Small Business Workshops Commence

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015


CSGC’s Small Business Workshops have commenced with the first intake of local Southern Gold Coast businesses. Run by the Queensland Government’s Small Business Solutions, local mentor Dani Frazer is leading the group of business owners through a five-week dedicated course to improve their business skills.  ..

Martin Grunstein Update

Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2015

As mentioned last year, Martin Grunstein will be returning to the Southern Gold Coast, however not in February as previously flagged. The leading business and customer service guru will be heading our way on April 15th at 6pm (registration) for 6.30pm start. The seminar will this time be an evening seminar to accommodate those who cannot get away during business hours, and will again be held at the Currumbin RSL. ..

Small Business Workshops Back in 2015

Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2015

Connecting Southern Gold Coast is again hosting subsidised small business training workshops in 2015. The workshops were extremely well-received by the businesses that participated last year, run by the Queensland Government’s Small Business Solutions program. ..

Small Business Solutions Workshops in New Year

Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2014

CSGC will again be partnering with Small Business Solutions to offer free small business training workshops in 2015. The ‘Building a Better Business’ Workshops will return for five weeks in February, as well as a new start-up business workshop to run across three consecutive Saturdays, called ‘Turn your business ideas into reality’. ..

Martin Grunstein Returns

Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Back by popular demand, business guru Martin Grunstein is returning to the Southern Gold Coast to host his entertaining customer service seminar at the Currumbin RSL on Wednesday February 18, 2015. ..

Southern Gold Coast Tourism Opportunities

Posted on Monday, September 29, 2014

CSGC invited 21 Southern Gold Coast accommodation operators to attend a joint discussion with Gold Coast Tourism on upcoming market opportunities, with a meeting at Currumbin RSL last week. ..

It’s Coffee Time

Posted on Monday, September 29, 2014

With such an array of great coffee shops on the Southern Gold Coast, CSGC has put together a colour brochure listing all the best places to grab a coffee – designed for tourists and visitors to navigate the coffee culture on the SGC. ..

Stage One Opens at The Strand at Coolangatta

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014

Stage One of The Strand at Coolangatta, formerly Showcase on the Beach, opened on Tuesday night with a grand opening for the new Woolworths Coolangatta. Woolworths is the first major tenant to open in Stage One of the $60 million centre redevelopment, with more construction underway on the Level 1 Dining Precinct and 300-seat Restaurant Court, which will have spectacular views over the ocean at Coolangatta.   ..

Get Export Advice for your Business

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014

If you are wanting to expand your business through exporting, then get along to the City of Gold Coast’s Export Business Forum on Tuesday 2 September during Small Business Week. The forum is free for registered Gold Coast businesses and aims to provide local businesses with information about programs and assistance packages to help connect with businesses across the globe.  ..

Martin Grunstein Seminar

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014

Southern Gold Coast businesses packed out the Currumbin RSL to hear from one of Australia’s most sought-after motivational speakers, Martin Grunstein, at a free breakfast seminar in August hosted by CSGC.   ..

Southern Gold Coast Website Launch

Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Connecting Southern Gold Coast’s new look website www.southerngoldcoast.com.au was launched by CSGC CEO Peter Doggett with the help of Division 14 Councillor Chris Robbins on Friday 8 August at the Currumbin Vikings Surf Club.  ..

Free Breakfast Seminar with Martin Grunstein

Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Connecting Southern Gold Coast is hosting a free breakfast seminar on August 20 with leading customer service guru, Martin Grunstein. Martin is one of the most successful and sought-after motivational speakers in Australia, and is highly entertaining. Businesses will have the opportunity to hear Martin speak on how to “Enhance their Product, Rather Than Devalue it”.  ..

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