Innovation Festival

Date of Release: 
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Seminar part of innovation festival
18 May, 2010 08:48 AM
THE Manning Valley Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Tourism will host a free seminar on May 24 starting at 9.30am at the Harrington Hotel as part of the North Coast Innovation Festival.
The seminar is titled 'Growing Business in the Manning Valley' and is designed to highlight and outline the opportunity for small business and sole traders to learn and discuss their new and innovative products and ideas.

Grant Burtenshaw from the NSW Business Chamber and head of the Business Startup Program - which has been successful in Port Macquarie and will begin in Manning Valley next month - will be joined by several other speakers who will cover many topics.

He will outline how this highly regarded program can be implemented for aspiring business persons and how intensive assistance to people is available with a strong desire to commence a business.

The program provides assistance at no cost for up to one year from start to assist businesses and ascertain their commercial viability. The main objective of this event is to significantly reduce the high cost of failure rate of new businesses in the Manning Valley; thereby helping create long term sustainable jobs.

The fundamentals of the program for any business to be successful there are three essential skills required: are product knowledge, sale/marketing and skills and financial skills and identify which of these three essential skills is missing and through its mentoring programming team the individual will have the necessary assistance.Anyone who is in business and is contemplating entering the world of business is welcome to attend. Further information can be obtained from the chamber offices - 6551 2299.

This event is a part of the North Coast Innovation Festival. Full details of all festival events can be found at