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Small Business Owners Invited to Attend The Summit 2017

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017

Small business owners are invited to attend The Summit and make a difference for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) on 30 – 31 May at Southern Cross University. ..

SGC Sets Course to Become Most Sustainable Destination

Posted on Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Connecting Southern Gold Coast is partnering with global sustainability consultancy, EarthCheck, to position the Southern Gold Coast as a leading sustainable and lifestyle destination. ..

Boost your Business with Sustainability Seminar

Posted on Thursday, March 02, 2017

Contribute to the local community, give back to the planet and boost your business by attending a free seminar on The Secrets of Success by Sustainability.  ..

Attend the Accessible Tourism Forum

Posted on Monday, January 09, 2017

The City of Gold Coast and Gold Coast Tourism, with the support of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation, invite tourism operators to attend the industry’s first Accessible Tourism Forum at the Arts Centre Gold Coast on Tuesday 7 February.  ..

International Surfing Symposium Confirmed for 2017

Posted on Monday, September 05, 2016

The Southern Gold Coast is set to host the inaugural International Surfing Symposium in 2017. Confirmed for 13 - 17 March, 2017 at Currumbin RSL, the Symposium is organised by Gold Coast World Surfing Reserve Inc. to follow in the wake of the ocean conservation theme 12 months after the Gold Coast was endorsed as the 8th World Surfing Reserve.  ..

SGC Welcomes Be My Guest Program in July

Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2016

The joint State Government and City of Gold Coast ‘Be My Guest’ initiative will commence on the Southern Gold Coast next month, with three dates confirmed in July. ..

Join Tourism Tribe to Improve Digital Skills

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2016

Southern Gold Coast businesses are being invited to hear from acclaimed digital expert, Liz Ward from Tourism Tribe, who will facilitate a digital training workshop for local operators to brush up on their digital knowledge and grow skills in web marketing and social media.  ..

Connecting Southern Gold Coast Launches Business Success Program in 2016

Posted on Monday, January 25, 2016

Connecting Southern Gold Coast is launching its new Business Success Program for 2016, commencing in February. 

CEO Peter Doggett said the new program, delivered by TAFE Queensland and Small Business Solutions, was designed to enhance businesses across the Southern Gold Coast through targeted learning and skills development.  ..

Forum to Meet the Division 14 Candidates

Posted on Monday, January 25, 2016

Connecting Southern Gold Coast has partnered with Southern Cross University at Bilinga to host a free forum on Thursday March 10 to ‘Meet the Candidates’ for Division 14 in the upcoming local government election. The forum will allow each candidate to discuss their priorities for the region. Registrations are essential. ..

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. ..

CSGC Profile: Marion Powell - Acclaim Special Events and Meeting Management

Posted on Wednesday, December 02, 2015

This month we had the pleasure of talking to Marion Powell, a Professional Conference Organiser and Special Events Producer, whose work has taken her all over the country and around the world.  She and business partner Robert Seaman established their business in Brisbane 22 years ago, with Marion moving to Tugun four years ago where she now runs her side of her business. ..

Engaging the China Market

Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Gold Coast Tourism is inviting its members on the Southern Gold Coast to express interest in participating in their “Gold Coast Engaging the China Market Program” in 2016. ..

New Women’s Business Networking Group Launches

Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2015

A new networking group is launching for women in business on the Southern Gold Coast. Southern Business Women Connect is hosting their inaugural event on Friday 16 October with a luncheon at the Currumbin RSL, featuring a panel of local businesswomen sharing their stories and experiences in business.    ..

Futures Forum Returns to Southern Cross University

Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2015

The second annual Southern Gold Coast ‘Futures Forum’ will be held at Southern Cross University on Thursday 12 November, 2015. The inaugural Forum last year was well attended, and topics and presenters will again be looking at the future impacts on our region of the Southern Gold Coast.   ..

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.   ..

Tourism Operators Invited to ‘Conversations with Industry’

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

Tourism Events Queensland (TEQ) are partnering with Gold Coast Tourism to invite local tourism businesses to a special forum ‘Conversations with Industry’ on this Wednesday 29 April at the Gold Coast Turf Club.   ..

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