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Important Events & Workshops – April 2020

The following events and workshops are currently offered online.

Direct links are located on Chamber’s website in the Member Information Centre under “Business Management & Professional Development Links”, and “Events” when known.

*Please note that with COVID-19 developments we have found that many
events, online workshops and webinars dates are subject to change and/or
cancellation without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check these links

1. Queensland Tourism
Industry Council Business Capability Programs Digital Ready Workshops –
Instagram for Tourism & Events

Funded and
supported by the Queensland Government through its Tourism Industry Business
Capability Program (TIBCP) by Qld Tourism Industry Council.

Covers Facebook
basics, selling skills, Instagram for tourism and events, online booking basics
and more. Conditions apply.

More details are located in the MIC in ‘Events’.

NOTE: The QTICB Business Capability programs have been suspended until 1
June 2020. Please check their website via the MIC link if these programs are of
interest to you and your business post COVID-19.

2. TAFE Queensland
Financial Resilience Webinars

TAFE Queensland
is offering a series of webinars providing support for small business economically
impacted by COVID-19.

Training and
mentoring packages are available at varying times commencing Tuesday 21
April 2020, through to the end of May for eligible small businesses from the
Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, partnering with TAFE

These webinars
will help you identify risks, build financial skills and plan
to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on your business.

Webinars are fully
funded by the Queensland Government at no cost you and you are welcome to
attend each of them.

To qualify for
these packages a business must:

  • Self-identify to have been economically impacted by
  • Have fewer that 20 employees on 1 January
  • Have an Australian Business Number (ABN), and
  • Not have an owner or director who is an
    undischarged bankrupt or insolvent.

For more
information and available dates for Wide Bay Burnett and Sunshine Coast, login
to the MIC, and search the Internal Events Calendar for members only. A general
listing has also been created for your convenience in the MIC, in Resources
under “COVID-19 Information and Resources”.

3. Australian Small
Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) Digital Solutions QLD

Supported by Sunshine Coast Council and RDA Sunshine Coast, ASBAS offers
various low cost virtual workshops and webinars to help businesses with digital
readiness and skills development.

Virtual workshops and webinars currently listed on their website: Check
out my Platforms; Social Media for Small Business 101; Social Media for Startups
and Small Business 101; This is how we do it Canva Training; Low Cost Tools for
Small Business; Messenger Marketing; First Steps for Start-up Success; 7 Steps
to build your social media presence; Content Creation with Canva: how to create
kick-ass content for repurposing; Instagram Essentials: The Do’s and Don’ts to
establishing an engaged fan base; How to choose the right social media
platforms for your business; Connecting your business socially; Website design:
Enhance your online presence; Photos and video creation.

Note: please check their page regularly for additional available online
sessions coming soon during COVID-19.

More information and a link to this website is located in the MIC, under
Resources, in “Business Management & Professional Development Links”, and "Virtual Workshops and Webinars".