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    Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business
    The Honourable Leeanne Enoch

    Masterclass to help Bundaberg small businesses thrive

    Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business
    The Honourable Leeanne Enoch

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Masterclass to help Bundaberg small businesses thrive

    Bundaberg will be hosting a ‘Time to Thrive’ masterclass on Thursday 18 May during Queensland Small Business Week (2017 QSBW).

    Member for Bundaberg Leanne Donaldson said the masterclass – to be held at Fairymead House – was a key event in the 2017 QSBW calendar (15 – 20 May).

    “In partnership with Vodafone Australia, the Time to Thrive masterclass will champion the importance of technology, promote a culture of entrepreneurship, and reinforce to small business owners it’s their time to thrive,” Ms Donaldson said.

    “There are more than 414,000 passionate small business operators throughout the state, with 6400 small businesses contributing to the economy and employing Queenslanders in the Bundaberg and Burnett region.

    “Queensland Small Business Week is aimed at helping small businesses start, grow and employ.”

    Keynote speakers Claire Wilson from The Alternative Board and Brock Fisher from Dropbox will headline the masterclass event.

    Ms Wilson, who has worked with more than 1000 small business owners throughout her career, said her presentation will help small business owners to get the basics right.

    “One of the most difficult challenges small business owners face is finding a balance between life and work,” Ms Wilson said.

    “I’ll provide a masterclass with practical, real-world, tried-and-tested solutions, so they can find that balance, while at the same time achieving their business objectives.

    “I’ll also focus on innovation and success through collaboration, how to develop company culture and drive performance, and the best ways to maximise return on investment.”

    Also at the Bundaberg masterclass will be local Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion Dan Willersdorf, who will host a digital literacy workshop; third-generation business owner Rae-Lee Fleming from Bundaberg Brewed Drinks; and Australia Post Social Media Marketing Specialist Travis Longmore, who will recommend content strategies that lead to action.

    Small Business Minister Leeanne Enoch – who will be attending the masterclass – said 2017 QSBW celebrates the sector’s $100 billion economic contribution to Queensland.

    “Thousands of people are expected to attend Queensland Small Business Week events throughout the state,” Ms Enoch said. “In addition to the Bundaberg masterclass, there are also key events in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville and Mackay.”

    Ms Enoch encouraged small business owners to enter the $10,000 social media challenge – sponsored by Australia Post.

    For more information on the competition visit or download the Queensland Small Business Week app. Entries close Monday 15 May.

    To guarantee your seat at the Bundaberg Time to Thrive masterclass, visit


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