This inaugural digital forum will be held in the heart of the region bringing small businesses across the Hunter and Central Coast to learn about the ways the digital age is changing business as we know it and how to take advantage of it.
The presentations by industry leaders will cover the core themes of security, law, technology and marketing. The day will be fully catered and will give you the opportunity to network with like minded business owners and professionals from across the area.
The Forum is highly subsidised for small business owners (1-19 employees with a current ABN)
Early Bird tickets purchased before 31 December 2019 $110 incl. GST (plus booking fee).
Tickets from 1 January 2020 $165 incl. GST per attendee (plus booking fee).
RAY CORCORAN – LOW COST MARKETING STRATEGIES
Ray is an experienced business growth consultant and international speaker. He helps driven business owners increase revenue and profit using proven growth strategies. Over the last 12 years he’s worked with 1000+ businesses across 100+ industries and has also worked with top tier corporates including Optus, McDonald’s Australia, Leighton and Woolworths Group. He has been featured in the Australian Financial Review, The Sun Herald, Startup Daily and many leading marketing blogs.
NATHAN FRANKS – ONLINE SECURITY
“Take a walk on the Dark (Web) side with Nathan Franks the owner and Principal of Dynamic Business Technologies. With businesses relying on technology more and more to deliver on their mission, it is critical to protect your business, your clients, and your staff. Through this session we get an insight in how each and every one of us can do a range of things to protect our valuable personal and business information from the those who seek to harm us. Some of it is straight forward and can be initiated immediately – some will need to be considered as part of your business’s development. All of it is totally relevant in today’s world.”
GAVIN McGANN – NEW AFFORDABLE TECHNOLOGIES
Owner of Hunter Valley I.T. and specializes in the implementation of Technology into small business. As a Communications Technician by Trade, Gavin learned the value of technology in business operations from the field and has been applying those skills for the past two years in toronto. From implementing book keeping to logistic systems Gavin has done everything from adjusting existing systems so they run more efficiently to, implementing and training businesses in entirely new fit outs. After spending the past couple of years working with businesses there is increasingly more and more tools for businesses and not everything has to cost an arm leg and a heartbeat, in the age of information Hunter Valley I.T. wants to help small business maintain that competitive edge.
KATHERINE HAWES – DIGITAL LAW
At Digital Age Lawyers, Katherine focuses on making legal business information understandable and actionable for both small business clients and individuals.
While Katherine focuses on family and estate protection legal issues she has primarily differentiated Digital Age Lawyers as a virtual law firm with a focus on Social Media law, policy, compliance for small business, robotics, artificial intelligence – the core of our Commercial law services and education.
The ‘Academy for Digital Business’ is the vehicle for Katherine’s passion – to make the law simple, understandable and affordable for small business owners. To this end Katherine lectures, presents at Conferences, co-hosts the RadioBM 89.1FM ‘Business Show’ and presents the ‘Legal Segment’, is an engaging guest speaker, makes webinars and recently filmed ‘IN SESSION’, a documentary series on legal issues for various industry groups, airing later this year on Blue Mountains TV.