Let's Talk - transform that idea into a business Want to start a business in 2020 but don't know where to start?

This workshop and panel discussion will introduce you to the practical steps needed to turn your business idea into a reality.
Our panel will provide you with advice and examples from their own experience to give you a head start to accomplish your business goals in 2020.
Topics covered:
• Generating innovative ideas and products
• Practical steps and compliance
• Finance and business planning
• Coworking space, accelerator program and other supports available
Karen Arvidsson
Karen works with free start-up programs through Holmesglen Institute provided in the North East of Melbourne. Her background is in Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation and helping ideas grow into real-life businesses.
Jane Del Rosso
Jane is the founder and owner of The Business of Food. She took the leap many years ago, leaving her corporate career to train in cooking and pursue her passion for all things food. A natural food innovator, Jane opened the doors to Australia's first kitchen incubator in 2009 and then established The Business of Food in 2016 to bring together her business savvy, passion for food, and love of supporting other small businesses
Richard Belford
Richard has a background in small business development and has successfully owned and operated several cafés in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. Richard also has extensive experience in the community sector, having worked with schools and businesses to promote career education and youth employment.
Mike Krassner
Mike is the manager of StartNorth Coworking Space, bringing with him with over 23 years of sales division and people management experience. A firm believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace and that all problems can be solved using energy, innovation and collaboration.
Tickets are limited, so bookings are essential.