Brisbane City Council – Opportunities for Small Business

At last months Event, we had Terri Cooper (Brisbane City Council’s Small Business Liaison Manager) provide us with a whole lot of information about the different services and opportunities relevant to Small Business that are on offer by the BBC.

Here is a list of some of these :

Business In Brisbane Newsletter

Brisbane City Council’s Business in Brisbane newsletter and e-newsletter gives small businesses and entrepreneurial residents practical tips to help grow, strengthen or develop their business. It features details of the support services Council offers new and existing businesses, and provides information on activities and events taking place throughout the city.     Subscribe to receive these newsletters and any updates.

Brisbane City Council Business events   
(all FREE to attend)

This includes:
Lord Mayor’s Small Business Forums
Lord Mayor’s ½ day Business Excellence Workshops
Doing Business with Council Workshops
Social Enterprise Workshops

Power up Digital Marketing Workshops & Lord Mayor’s Global Entrepreneur Grants (when released)

2 hour workshops on a variety of digital marketing topics including social media, SEO, Content Marketing and much more.    Subscribe to the mailing list.

Community Profiles (BCC & Census data)

The Brisbane Community Profiles provide detailed statistical information for Greater Brisbane and Brisbane City using information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Commonwealth and Queensland Government sources.

Profiles are generated using the latest demographic, social and economic data to gather information about the people who live in an area (Resident Profile) the workers and businesses that operate in the area (Workforce Profile) or how the area has changed over time

Digital Brisbane Podcasts

The Digital Brisbane Podcast supports the small business community and provides a platform for thought leadership in the entrepreneurial and digital space.   Covering highlights from our Power-Up Small Business Program, Cat chats with industry leaders, bringing you the latest in social media, digital marketing, e-commerce and web design

Brisbane Corporate Video     – Makes you proud to live in Brisbane!       

Optimising Your Website for Google with SEO

At the October 2017 Events we presented the topic – “Optimising Your Website – SEO” where we covered using the fundamentals of SEO to improve your serach ranlings.

Here is a Link to the Slide Pack from the events….

… and here is a link to a more detailed post on this topic – Optimising Your WordPress Website for Google !!!

Improving Your WordPress Website with Plugins

At a recent meetup we spoke about WordPress Plugins – What they are.. How they work… and How to get the most out of them…

As promised, below is a list of some of our favourite plugins… We usually install these on pretty much all of the sites we create – although there are a number of other specialist ones that we use for more specific functionality.

All of these (except for BackupBuddy) are Free and available from the Plugin Repository simply by Going to Plugins > Add New .. and searching for the plugin name.

  • BackupBuddy (the BEST WordPress site Backup/Migration plugin)
  • Google XML Sitemaps
  • Google Analytics by Monsterinsights
  • All In One SEO Pack
  • Contact Form 7
  • Contact Form 7 Honeypot
  • Duplicate Post
  • Enable Media Replace
  • Black Studio TinyMCE Widget

Remember..do not just install plugins because you can.. make sure that you understand what they do and that you need the functionality… also ensure that you keep them up to date.

Business Insurance for Small Business Owners

At a recent Meetup for the Brisbane Business Club, Grant Mason from Oraclegroup Australia, presented a fascinating and information packed session on Business Insurance – specifically targeted at Small Business Owners – and highlighting some of the tricks and traps every business owner should be aware of.

Those that were able to make it along learned a great deal about how to better manage their own business insurance needs.

Business Insurance is a VERY IMPORTANT topic for all business owners to address, and one that for the most part is badly managed if not totally ignored.  Putting your head in the sand is not going to help you if you are not properly insured.

Grant has  provided a brief document outlining some of the topics covered (as a PDF), that we have agreed to make it available to all Meetup members.  This document :

  • Describes the most important types of Business Insurance
  • Defines some of the Insurance Terms you are likely to hear
  • Outlines some advantages of using an Insurance Broker

Download your
Small Business Insurance for Small Business
Booklet Here

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