Lord Mayor’s Business Excellence Workshop: Resourcing Your Small Business

Most small business owners wear too many hats, and the idea of outsourcing or offloading can seem like too much work.

While it may seem easier just to do it all yourself, having a team can help you carry the load to focus on growing your business and be less stressed. But should you employ staff or outsource? What’s best for your business? And once you have a small team, how do you ensure success?

In this supportive, collaborative workshop, you will work through the best resourcing strategy for your small business. Plus, you will learn how to leverage the gig economy, freeing up your time so you can work on your business.

Set yourself up for success and take this opportunity to work on your business. Gain the tips and tools to help you resource your business and then manage your team.

What’s in it for me?

  • Tips and tools to enable and manage your small team.
  • A template and process for writing more effective job descriptions that set people up for success and make it easier for you to manage.
  • Understand how and when to leverage the gig economy to help you achieve more.

Brisbane City Council, with Growth Education Institute, is delivering this workshop series designed to enable business owners to grow their businesses with easy-to-use tools. Each workshop will deliver practical takeaways to make doing business easier. These sessions are just some of how the Council is planning for a growing city by backing businesses with more support in the suburbs.

Extend your learning at the Business Excellence: In Conversation session on Thursday, 23 June, to engage with our expert panellists and learn from their experiences on resourcing your business. Bring your questions and meet like-minded business owners.


About Amanda Cole, Commercial Director and Co-Founder, Growth Education Institute

Amanda is recognised as an expert in strategy for small businesses, having facilitated more than 100 strategic growth training sessions and chaired the advisory boards of eight companies from their beginnings, growing to $500m in turnover. Her strategy knowledge is based on working with business owners in Brisbane for the last 20 years and seeing what processes work to assist small businesses to grow.

She is also Australia’s first and longest-serving female Chair for leading peer mentoring organisation The Executive Connection, recipient of the Centenary Medal for Business and winner of the Telstra Young Business Woman’s Award (Qld) in 2000.

About Tara Jacobsen, Program Director and Co-Founder, Growth Education Institute

Tara has more than 20 years of experience in business growth education and strategy. During that time, she has founded three training organisations in Safety Leadership (Registered Training Organisation), Neuroscience of Leadership and now small business growth through the Growth Education Institute (GROEI).

Tara has been the program facilitator with the University of Southern Queensland’s ground-breaking Wire Program (mentoring regional female entrepreneurs) and lectures in entrepreneurship, innovation, decision making, business, leadership and management for a number of leading Australian institutions.

9:00 am • 120 minutes


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