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Get Connected – Smart Ideas for Small Business

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Optus Auditorium

1 Lyonpark Rd

Macquarie Park

NSW 2113

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Learn to stay a step ahead of the game with this year's Get Connected, a carefully curated program for small and medium businesses. This is a free event run by City of Ryde in partnership with Optus,

Join us for a series of talks by industry specialists and you will:

  • Discover how to use Google to advertise, acquire new customers and claim your listing to grow your business
  • Learn how to use LinkedIn to improve and build credibility
  • Hear insights and success stories of how to drive sales and expand margins
  • Gain knowledge on how to access Government funding to expand your business
  • Find out about emerging technologies such as 5G and what that means for your business

This is a must-attend event for SMEs of all industries and sizes and is an excellent networking opportunity—so bring your business cards. Make sure you arrive early to visit the stalls, enjoy canapes and light refreshments, and if you're fast enough get a new LinkedIn profile photo taken by a professional photographer; only available for the first 50 attendees.

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USING LINKEDIN TO IMPROVE AND BUILD CREDIBILITY

By Keynote Speaker Jillian Bullock Certified LinkedIn Ninja Downunder

Jillian will take you through an interactive presentation providing invaluable lessons about the 3 biggest mistakes people make on LinkedIn and what you should be doing. Jillian is the only Certified LinkedIn Specialist in Australia.

CUSTOMER DISCOVERY AND INSIGHTS

By Dr Abbie Widin – CEO/Founder GTM Co and One Extra Zero

Abbie runs a successful boutique consultancy helping large companies find new revenue and has extensive experience in senior marketing roles in blue-chip multinationals. She will share insights and success stories of how to drive sales, expand margins and reduce customer churn in today’s competitive environment.

ACCESS GOVERNMENT FUNDING AND EXPAND YOUR SUPPORT

By Garry Lloyd Manager of Business Advisory and Contracts – Realise Business

Garry is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the NSW Government Startup Hub and is highly experienced in leading business development and digital transformation strategies in SMEs through to global consulting agencies. He will advise on how to access Government funding and broaden your support network to help you grow your business.

DISCOVER EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Optus – Speaker TBC

A representative from Optus will give an introduction into emerging technologies such as 5G and talk about the possibilities these game changers will offer to businesses.

USING GOOGLE ADS TO ACCESS NEW CUSTOMERS

Thomas O'Connor – Google Product Specialist

Thomas will demystify Google Ads, an online advertising platform, and teach you how to reach out to new audiences. He will also share tips and tricks to help you create effective ads. You will also learn how to claim your Google business listing and make your business more searchable for prospective customers.

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5:00pm - registration and networking
5:30pm - event begins
8:30pm - event concludes

Free onsite parking is available.

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