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March into Business Success

Posted on Monday, February 29, 2016

CSGC’s Business Success Program gets underway in March, offering a series of weekly workshops culminating in the attendee gaining a Certificate IV in Small Business Management.  

Each 3 hour workshop is normally priced at $195, however the discounted price for Southern Gold Coast businesses is just $49 (incl GST) to complete the full qualification, representing great value for small business owners. ..

GOLD COAST TOURISM DIGITAL WORKSHOPS: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Posted on Monday, January 11, 2016

Gold Coast Tourism is again hosting their popular Digital Workshops for members throughout 2016. The objectives of the Digital Workshops are for participants to gain motivation, confidence and applicable digital marketing skills across a broad range of contemporary topics. ..

Tugun Community Bank Introduces Community POS

Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2015

The Tugun Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank is making it easier for community groups to raise funds with the introduction of Communtity POS. The wireless electronic POS equipment is now available as a low cost solution for local clubs and organisations to accept real time card payments at events, sign on days, school fetes and fundraisers. ..

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.  ..

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’. ..

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”.  ..

CSGC Launches New Website

Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Our new look website www.southerngoldcoast.com.au has officially launched this week. All Southern Gold Coast businesses are encouraged to view the website and check the details of their free Business listing courtesy of Connecting Southern Gold Coast, or contact us to be added to the database.  ..

Free Customer Service Seminar for Business Owners

Posted on Friday, June 27, 2014

Wednesday, August 20 2014 at Currumbin RSL

If you attend one business seminar this year – make it this one! Connecting Southern Gold Coast is hosting Martin Grunstein, acclaimed business speaker, who will present a free breakfast seminar at Currumbin RSL on Wednesday August 20 on Product Enhancement – an absolute must for Southern Gold Coast businesses.  Martin will explain why discounting your product is not the way to create business. ..

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