Posted by Ted Crowe on Sep 29, 2017

Small Business Forum a Huge Success

By all reports, the Small Business Form sponsored by our Club was a resounding success. In the style of the ABC's Q&A program, the four guest panellists were asked to respond to various questions posed by the moderator, Graham Young, a well known journalist, pollster and political consultant. The panel included prominent guests, Kate Carnell (National Small Business Ombudsman), Terri Cooper (Small Business Manager, Brisbane City Council), Wilma James (Innovation Adviser, Profitable Innovation) and Gerard Murtagh (Businessman and Telstra Small Business Award Finalist 2017). 
 
The forum promised to be informative and entertaining and it certainly lived up to expectations. The topics covered included the many challenges faced by small business; the qualities and practices of successful businesses; the need to adapt to changing times; the issues around industrial awards; the failures of universities to prepare students for the real world, and much more. Most stayed afterwards to chat with the panellists and for general fellowship.
 
The Forum was organised by the Club in support of local and nearby businesses, in recognition of their importance to the community and the economy at all levels.