Today I enjoyed a visit to the 2012 Sunshine Coast Business Expo at the Mooloolaba TAFE. I was there to meet up with my new Professional Parents Sunshine Coast team…as I’m moving overseas soon, I’m not able to run events personally anymore but excited that Bec from Tumbling Tigers and Marina from Kidz Bizz Development will be taking over.
It was a lovely environment for a business meeting. We grabbed a coffee and sat out in the sunshine on the wooden deck…and before we knew it more than an hour had passed!
Good to catch up with a good friend, the effervesent Sue Murphy from Red Hot Events and Seminars – she brings together great groups of Sunshine Coast business people twice a month (1st Friday of every month at O3 office, Maroochydore and 3rd Friday of the month at Trios Restaurant in Noosa Marina) with a range of great speakers. Also really nice to see another friend, Annie Infinite from Saucy Social Media and get my hands on a copy of her new book, Go Fractual.
Picked up some flyers and cards from a few other businesses and organisations… unfortunately not much time to talk as I had to get back to pick up my children, but looking forward to checking out the websites. Here’s some links so you can too:
- Ian from Q Personnel can find you the best candidate for your job position
- Paul from DoodleJam has unique team building group paintings
- Vicki from O3 Office can offer a wide range of office suites & function rooms
- Anna from beAttitude is a wellbeing coach, giving a free 45 minute discovery session
- The Creative Collective has a number of social media training events and services
- David Reading of Q for Growth is a business coach/consultant with great workshops
- Leanna Williams is a Success Coach who helps people improve their quality of life
- IP Australia is an important government service for all business owners
- ASIC is soon offering a new National Business Names registration service
- LABSgroup is a great idea – a support service for business people in crisis
- Sunshine Coast Council has a huge range of informative events for businesspeople
- Sunshine Coast Daily is well known on the coast with print and online information and also incorporates Caboolture News, Caloundra Weekly, Caloundra City News, Buderim Chronicle and Buderim weekly.
There was also a program of speakers including some big names such as Ita Buttrose and John Earles, however there were ticketed events and I didn’t have a lot of time available so missed out on these.
Just visiting the exhibition side was still worthwhile and love having so much relevant information and inspiring people all together in one place. Thanks Sunshine Coast Business Expo!