Think innovatively – and grow

Geraldton people working with creative, social, and digital ventures have a rare chance to come together, learn and grow their ventures at three separate networking sessions at Pollinators CityHive on October 20.

The workshops will enable people to think outside the square and get expert guidance, and peer support to help their ventures soar.

Flock facilitator Jo Blayney said the sessions would enable to take a step back to look at the big picture and gain new ideas and insights into how they can grow or work smarter.

Tickets cost $10.

Workshops include:

9.30 – 11 Social

Discuss with peers and hear from experts about what it means to run a good not-for-profit or social venture that is either high-impact or highly sustainable and what pathways and networks there are for further professional development.

You’ll hear from Stuart Reid from WACOSS about what it means to run a good NFP with high impact and sustainability – and to highlight the various ways WACOSS can support agencies in the sector, including through professional development, customised training and consultancy services.

You’ll also hear from Geraldton University Centre Director Natalie Nelmes who will share her experiences of what it’s taken to get the Geraldton University Centre to where it is today – sustainable and having a high impact on the community.

As well as hearing from the key note speakers, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear from other participants and challenge their thinking on working in the NFP sector/social centre space.

11.30am- 1pm Creatives 

The workshop will bring together photographers, visual artists, graphic designers and more to be inspired by creative professionals who have scaled or grown the businesses. Speakers to be confirmed.

1.30pm – 3pm Digital

Hear firsthand what it means to run a good digital business that could EITHER scale, or be very lifestyle compatible. Specific to those working in digital industries such as IT and web design.

Andy Lamb from Atomic Sky will provide the big picture thinking of what it means to run a good digital business – that can be scaled up or be lifestyle compatible. Hear about the success stories and things that have got in the way of some of the entrepreneurs and start-ups that have been supported by Atomic Sky.

Michael Roberts from ANZ Heroes who will share his experiences of taking a digital hobby and turning it into a business. Come and hear about the lessons learned along the way, the challenges, the things he’d do differently if he did all again and how to maintain your passion for your hobby when it becomes a business.

For more information please contact Jo Blayney on 0409 377 310.

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