BREWING UP BUSINESS INSPIRATION

Thursday, 9 November 2017

NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall is urging local business people to join a free ‘smart conversation’ with four regional entrepreneurs at Uralla’s New England Brewing Company later this month.

Mr Marshall said the event next week, on Tuesday, 14 November, from 5.30pm to 7pm, is part of the University of New England’s (UNE) SMART Region Incubator’s ‘SMART Conversation Series’.

“This event is a chance for businesses to learn from four local entrepreneurs about the highs and lows of their entrepreneurial and innovation journeys to help them on the path to success,” Mr Marshall said.

“The UNE Smart Region Incubator is funded by the NSW Government through its Boosting Business Innovation Program which is providing $18 million to the state’s 11 universities and CSIRO, including $1.5 million to UNE, to help businesses innovate and grow.

“The SMART Region Incubator offers a launch pad for small to medium enterprises businesses and start-ups with 30 founding companies now on board, providing access to research data, collaborative working, workshops, events and training programs.”

New England Brewing Company owner Ben Rylands is hosting the event and joins the experienced panel of speakers which include Seasons of New England director Tara Toomey, Red 8 Produce directors Anita Taylor and Sarah Burrows and AuctionsPlus CEO Anna Speer.

Event facilitator UNE SMART Region Incubator Expert in Residence Gary Morgan, said start-ups begin with an idea or product but it is entrepreneurs who use them to found successful businesses.

“The UNE SMART Region Incubator supports regional start-ups by providing people with the space and resources to shape ideas and build successful new businesses – and one way to do this is to hear from those who’ve already trodden this path,” Mr Morgan said.

“This event is open to businesses wanting to innovate or just rub shoulders with entrepreneurs and start-ups, or anyone starting a business.”

Register now at www.smartri.com.au/event/the-smart-conversation-series-november/

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