Business Essentials Workshop

Learn practical tips to grow your bottom line and explore new markets.

TIQ is running a series of practical business workshops in the first half of 2019, for small to medium-sized businesses in regional Queensland looking to grow.

Whether your business needs funding to move into new markets, you have a new project or business idea that needs investment, or you’re just looking to grow, this training is for you.

Workshops will roll out across regional Queensland in coming months. Look below for confirmed dates. More workshops will be announced soon, so if the workshop you’re looking for hasn’t been confirmed yet, register your interest now and we’ll send details as soon as they are available.

Get pitch-ready

It’s time to close the deal.

You have a plan to grow your business, you know which investors or funders to target and how to write documents that will convince them you have a strong case, and now it’s time to pitch.

This workshop will teach you all the elements of a great pitch and give you the confidence you need to pitch to buyers or investors.

Plan a pitch that effectively sells you, your business and your product or project, and the confidence to deliver at short notice.

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Upcoming workshop dates

Explore ecommerce

Build your online capability and get your products into international markets.

The global spread of ecommerce giants like Amazon is fundamentally changing consumer behaviour and 28% of people visit retail stores less often than they used to (PwC Total Retail 2017).

In this TIQ workshop you’ll learn practical tips for getting ecommerce working in your business.

Hear about what ecommerce can offer your business, get a detailed understanding of the platforms and opportunities in Asian markets and increase your confidence to expand.

Intensive coaching will be offered to selected companies that are ready to launch ecommerce internationally in the very near future.

  • Sunshine Coast — Monday 18 February
  • Bundaberg — Tuesday 2 July
  • Toowoomba — Wednesday 3 July
  • Ipswich — Thursday 4 July
  • Brisbane — Monday 8 July
  • Cairns — Tuesday 9 July
  • Mackay — Wednesday 10 July

Build cultural awareness

Avoid embarrassment and negotiate effectively overseas.

Strong relationships are an essential part of the equation when you’re exploring overseas markets.

Don’t let cultural differences trip you up – build your confidence in working with different cultures.

This workshop provides you with a detailed understanding of the differences that exist when dealing with agents and investors in Asian markets and gives you the tools, tips and insights you need to position you for business success.

  • Sunshine Coast — Monday 3 June
  • Mackay — Wednesday 5 June
  • Townsville — Thursday 6 June
  • Cairns — Friday 7 June
  • Toowoomba — Monday 10 June
  • Bundaberg — Tuesday 11 June
  • Ipswich — Wednesday 12 June
  • Brisbane — Thursday 13 June
  • Brisbane — Tuesday 18 June

Attract funding

Learn how to attract investment or funding to achieve your business goals.

Whether you’re looking to expand domestically or explore global markets, knowing what sort of investment or funding suits your needs is crucial.

In this workshop you’ll gain a basic understanding of investment and funding attraction pathways and what investors, banks and governments are looking for to make decisions.

  • Maryborough — Tuesday 26 February
  • Sunshine Coast — Tuesday 26 February
  • Ipswich — Tuesday 26 February
  • Townsville — Wednesday 27 February
  • Cairns — Thursday 28 February
  • Yeppoon — Monday 4 March
  • Toowoomba — Tuesday 5 March
  • Mackay — Tuesday 5 March
  • Brisbane — Tuesday 19 March
  • Bundaberg — Thursday 28 March
  • Gold Coast — Friday 5 April

Create winning investment proposals

Learn to write persuasive documents that investors and funders will love.

Business cases and information memoranda are the key tools you need to attract investors or funding partners.

Learn about the different types of documentation you’ll need and how to write them well.

  • Ipswich — Tuesday 30 April
  • Toowoomba — Wednesday 1 May
  • Sunshine Coast — Thursday 2 May
  • Mackay — Tuesday 7 May
  • Cairns — Thursday 9 May
  • Brisbane — Tuesday 14 May
  • Rockhampton — Tuesday 14 May
  • Redlands — Wednesday 15 May
  • Bundaberg — Thursday 16 May
  • Townsville — Wednesday 22 May