Learn From My Mistakes and Fast-Track Your Business Success
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August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$25 – $35
Business in Heels is excited to present Regional Superstars Gillian Costa & Lyndsay Sharp as part of the Small Business Festival. Join us at Wah Wah Gee for a room with a view where we can make connections, enjoy nibbles and learn.
GILLIAN COSTA A Geelong born and bred resident with a history of business management in Geelong and Victoria.
Gaining her understanding of business principles whilst working as the ‘only girl’ in the family’s fresh fruit and vegetable business, Gillian learnt resilience, resourcefulness and the importance of developing a good team with tight procedures. Gillian’s first business was in the hospitality industry, back when ‘ you lived and died completely by your own sword’. Since then she has enjoyed stints in the building and manufacturing industries and is now back in Hospitality as a Director of The EMC Group, which operates The Pier Geelong, Wah Wah Gee & Wah Bah, The Edge, Denny’s Kitchen and Geelong’s very unique Lambys Tavern. Gillian also holds board positions in the Aged Care Sector in Geelong and holds a position with State Government as Deputy Chair for the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust.
LYNDSAY SHARP With more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, marketing and public relations, Lyndsay heads up all things marketing, sales and customer experience across four of the most dynamic ‘products’ on The Bellarine Peninsula – Jack Rabbit Vineyard, Flying Brick Cider Co, Leura Park Estate and Curlewis Golf Club. Jack Rabbit Vineyard is a showpiece of The Bellarine, known for its spectacular food, wine and views. A regular in The Age Good Food Guide, Jack Rabbit was awarded Best People, Place and Product Tourism Restaurant in Australia in the Restaurant & Catering Association’s National Awards for Excellence in 2015. Established in 2010, Flying Brick Cider Co has firmly established itself as one of the premier craft cider brands in Australia whilst Curlewis Golf Club is officially the fastest growing golf club in Australia. Leura Park Estate is renowned for its premium cool climate wines and popular Cellar Door experience. Lyndsay’s work history has included Senior Consultant with the Clemenger Group, Journalist with Reed Publishing and Lecturer at RMIT and Deakin Universities.
Plus Harriet Burton from Harwood Andrews will advise us of common legal mistakes that can cause business failure or significant expense. Harriet Burton is an Associate at Harwood Andrews practising in Business Law. This, in conjunction with her work as a director of a community board, gives her a unique understanding of the challenges and compliance requirements for managing companies and businesses.
Everyone will have the opportunity to introduce themselves, make connections and learn.