Hanging with Indigenous Business in Townsville

This week I was invited to hang out with the Townsville and Region Indigenous Business Network (TRIBN) at their first networking event for 2016.

Of course, as always I forgot that May in Townsville and May in Brisbane are completely different. So I ended up wearing one layer too many (note to self: ditch the all black when you head north Leesa!). Thankfully the venue – the Crown on Palmer – had just enough of a gentle breeze to keep me going.

I met some wonderful business people include Alannah who runs a cosmetic franchise business, Dawn who has made the leep into the cultural awareness space, Sam, a fantastic MC who travels the nation doing motivational speaking, and many more.
I was one of four speakers. The others included representatives from Qld State Development, IBA, and TAFE North.
With Sam’s facilitation I was able to share ┬ámy business journey story, including how I got started, some of the the challenges and a few words of caution for the newbies, as well as a few marketing tips (what’s your ‘story’, who is your market, and where do they hang out).
I hope I was able to make a contribution to folks and their own business journey.
This week is Small Business Week in Queensland. Ensuring that Indigenous business networks have a voice during these events is fundamental. Thanks to the Qld Govt for supporting this event.
Thanks TRIBN. Love your weather Townsville. Hope to catch up again soon.
But for now back to the office.

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