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Maroochydore Business to run Webinars for Startups & SME’s

Maroochydore based business The Creative Collective has successfully re-tendered to continue to deliver webinars to business owners across Queensland in 2012 on behalf of the Queensland Government’s Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI).

The Creative Collective will develop and deliver a series of 20 webinars on a range of topics in 2012 with a heavy focus on digital marketing sessions in the early stages of the series with the advent of the National Broadband Network (NBN) across the state, including Townsville and Toowoomba already connected to high speed internet.

“We are extremely excited to have been awarded this opportunity for the second time,” says director of the Creative Collective, Yvette Adams.

“It is a great achievement for our company and a great reflection on our team that we did a great job last year in developing quality content and delivering well received, highly interactive training, assisting over 800 small business owners across Queensland. We are looking forward to helping hundreds more in 2012, through these informative, and thanks to DEEDI, free business webinars.”

Adams says 2011 was the first year DEEDI had used webinars as a medium for delivering much needed business information to business owners across Queensland, but with as many as 90 business owners on some live webinar sessions and many more viewing them post event, there was no doubt that they were well received.

“We know business owners are as time poor as ever and need new strategies and information that they can implement and gain quick results from which is why we offer the webinars over lunch hours, as well as record and transcribe all of them so they can download and watch them at a time which suits them. They respond really well to them.”

The Creative Collective say they plan to feature various industry experts over the series and will continue to use a range of learning methods during the sessions to ensure participants remain engaged and focused.

“If small business owners are going to invest their time in these webinars, our aim is to make sure that every minute is valuable and meaningful to them,” says Adams.

The Creative Collective says it hopes the webinars will enable businesses to learn new marketing and business strategies which will enable them to improve their sustainability and profitability, ultimately improving the economic capacity of Queensland.

The first opportunity for businesses to engage in a free webinar will be Tuesday 21 February when an Introduction to Social Media session will be held at 12:30pm. For a full list of upcoming webinars see: http://www.thecreativecollective.com.au/webinars or www.business.qld.gov.au or call 13 25 23. Small business owners are also encouraged to follow DEEDI on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/businessqldgov or Twitter at: www.twitter.com/businessqldgov.






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