Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Business Diary

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Business Diary

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NIGEL Spork, Ernst & Young's 2010 Northern Region Entrepreneur Of The Year in the Products category, has an inspiring story to tell about how he turned his family business, Centor, around through product innovation and international expansion.

He will be speaking on the topic of "Innovation: the heart and soul of business" on Tuesday, September 7 from 4pm until 6pm at the Innovation Centre Business Accelerator Foyer and will be free of charge.

To find out more or to make a booking, head to and click on the "Events" page.


THIS group gives local manufacturers the chance to meet and showcase what their business does, share information, knowledge, opportunities and ideas.

Attendees are encouraged to bring along a manufacturing mate to broaden the knowledge base of the group.

It will be held at Striking Distance, 2/82 Enterprise Street, Kunda Park on September 8, 5.15pm for a 5.30pm start Co7pm.

Finger food and refreshments will be served, so please RSVP before September 6 to Scott Breust on 5437 1309 or 0448 958 659, or email scott.breust@


COUNCIL libraries are rolling out a series of programs to help small businesses engage their customers and clients through the internet.

The programs will show small businesses how to use websites and social networking tools such as Facebook to increase revenue and their customer base.

Sessions are free and with places filling fast, bookings are essential. The sessions will run for about 90 minutes at every library in the region, beginning at Cooroy on September 9.

More information is available at


HEAR Naomi Simson, Founder and Chief Experiences Officer of RedBalloon, share her amazing business story at the AIM black tie dinner and awards night. …

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