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Starting and growing your own business is an exciting and challenging time. In this series of podcasts and an interactive community webinar, Business Connect and Flying Solo bring you the expert tips and essential strategies, tools and ideas you need to succeed.

Alongside this, if your business is in NSW you have access to personalised business advisory services, skills training and further business events delivered by Business Connect - and your first four hours of one-to-one business advice are totally free! For more information, visit industry.nsw.gov.au/businessconnect


Success Essentials Webinar: Wed, Jul 18, 10:00 - 11:00 AM AEST

Must-dos for a healthy & successful small business

Bringing together their best advice on getting started, finding clients, digital marketing and staying motivated, in this webinar Flying Solo Founder, Robert Gerrish and Editor, Peter Crocker, will help you create your essential plan for the year ahead.

Answering your questions along the way, this live session will draw on advice from the Flying Solo community, showcase success stories and learnings from the Business Connect program, and walk through the many events, resources and one-to-one resources available to help your business start and grow.

Podcast: Mindset Essentials

How to avoid being disrupted by disruption!

Technological change and rapid innovation present both a huge opportunity and a challenge for us all. TV host, business commentator and entrepreneur, David Koch, shares his knowledge and insights to help boost resilience and embrace change. Kochie will share some of his personal strategies and discusses the impact of disruptive innovations. 

Podcast: Startup Essentials

Let’s get this party started!

Editor of Startup Daily - Australia’s leading startup publication - Gina Baldassarre explores the fundamentals you need to get right when launching your own venture. From defining your target market and choosing a business name, through to setting up online and business registration basics. As you’ll hear, setting solid foundations is at the core of long term success.

Podcast: Growth Essentials

Marketing on a shoestring

It’s no coincidence that Mat Beeche’s first publishing business was Shoestring Startups. Today he looks after Strategic Partnerships at Pinstripe Media. Mat reveals the sales and marketing strategies he has used to win new customers, get media attention and grow businesses. Strap yourself in, Mat’s energy is infectious!

Podcast: Workstyle Essentials

Confessions of a barefoot business owner

Flying Solo Community Editor, Lucy Kippist debunks some of the myths of running a small business and discusses treacherous traps to avoid. Drawing on expert advice and community commentary, she'll delve into all corners of a small business from distraction and focus, to work/life family balance and and developing a ‘portfolio’ business.

Podcast: Digital Essentials

Crushing it online!

Digital marketing expert, Dave Chaffey, Managing Director of KBB Digital and respected technology commentator, shares clear and actionable advice to help you get more bang for your buck when it comes to digital marketing. David gives us an overview of emerging technology trends and shares his top 3 tips to supercharge your results.

Business Connect:

Hands-on help for small business owners

Whether you are just starting out with your business idea, or looking to grow and optimise your existing business, Business Connect is here to help. If your business is in NSW, the first 4 hours of one-to-one business advice are absolutely free!

Learn more.

Podcast host, Robert Gerrish founded the Flying Solo online community, co-wrote our bestseller Flying Solo: How to go it alone in business and shortly launches his latest book, The 1 Minute Commute with publisher, Pan MacMillan. When he’s not working with us, he’s presenting at conferences around the place and working to help others enjoy the solo work life.


This series is proudly brought to you by the NSW Government's Business Connect program.

Business Connect is a quality, personalised business advisory service, funded by the NSW Government, that supports small-to-medium businesses start or grow successfully.

For more information, visit industry.nsw.gov.au/businessconnect

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