Business essentials: invaluable insights for SMEs

As we move into a new decade, success in business has never been more reliant on reinvention. From innovative companies with targeted strategies for growth and development to savvy startups changing the game with unprecedented tech, the way we do business is changing. Fast. So how can small businesses adapt to market changes, predict industry trends, stay up-to-date on government regulations and utilise the latest digital offerings when time is short, finances are tight, and resources are limited?

One event, countless connections and resources

A highly-anticipated component of the fifth annual B2B EXPO, the free-to-attend Business Essentials Seminar Series addresses key challenges and provides solutions to critical issues that affect small-to-medium enterprises. The seminar series will focus on trends and topics that are pivotal to success in 2020 and beyond – from digital disruption, cyber security and small business funding to the changing financial landscape, the digital economy, and SME growth and development in domestic and global markets.

Gain knowledge for growth from industry experts

Taking place across two days from March 18-19, the Business Essentials Seminar Series features speakers from a diverse range of industries from both the public and private sectors, including high-profile government representatives, digital marketing experts, self-made entrepreneurs and economic researchers.

These business experts and thought leaders will share their invaluable insights and knowledge with the aim to connect small business professionals with the products, services, tools and networks they need to grow their profits, scale their businesses, reach new markets, and secure vital funding in 2020.

Keynote speakers include:

David Robertson, Head of Economic and Market Research, Bendigo Bank

David will discuss how market and financial system changes are impacting SMEs and offers invaluable insight into business innovations for the new decade.

Andrew Watson, Assistant Commissioner (Small Business Experience), ATO

Andrew will look closely at how small businesses engage with the tax and superannuation systems, and discuss how cash flow and digital readiness can ensure a sustainable and viable business model.

Lauren Moloney, GM (Growth & Customer Commercialisation), News Xtend

Lauren will discuss the importance of anticipating customers’ purchasing behaviour; explain how to build a subscription-based B2B business; and break down the value of the infinity loop.

Harry Sanders, Founder and Director, StudioHawk

Harry will share his entrepreneurial journey, from overcoming unemployment and homelessness to building a multimillion dollar SEO agency by age 22.

View the full list of speakers here.

Presented by News Xtend, the two-day Business Essentials Seminar Series takes place at the B2B EXPO 2020 on March 18-19 at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne. Entry is free but registration is essential as seats are limited. Register to attend here.

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