Business News: February 2020
  • Last updated:
  • 17 Mar 2020
  • Increase wellbeing in your business
    28 February 2020
    As a leader, you are the key force in inspiring teams. They look to you to set the tone for your workplace culture. Sign-up for the B-Well and Prosper business tips and download the Leading Workplace Toolkit from the Tools & Resources Page in the B-Well & Prosper Hub to ensure you have the skills to lead your team to greatness. We want to enhance the program to better support you, so please give us your feedback.
  • In the "I do" industry

    14 February 2020
    Are you in the "I do" industry? If you know people who have been hit by Cupid’s bow and pop the question this Valentine’s Day, why not consider a romantic Sunshine Coast park or beach to celebrate their special day? Whether your clients are envisaging a jaw-dropping ocean vista or a rustic bushland backdrop, there’s a plethora of Insta-worthy ceremony spots sprinkled throughout the coast. Visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.auand search ‘wedding’ for more information.


  • Turn a creative idea into a sustainable business
    12 February 2020
    Following its hugely successful launch in 2019, The Refinery creative incubator will return to the Sunshine Coast in 2020. The free eight-week program joins the dots between creativity and business and sees participants take part in an incubator program to refine, test and launch their creative ideas as a sustainable business. Find out more and submit an expression of interest.

  • Sunshine Coast in Top7 again
    11 February 2020
    The Sunshine Coast continues to strengthen its reputation on the world stage with the announcement the region is a Top7 Global Intelligent Community for the second successive year. The New York-based Intelligent Community Forum announced the finalists in the annual Top7 Awards in Taiwan. The Sunshine Coast is now in the running again for the prestigious Intelligent Community of the Year award, to be announced in June. Read more in News.

  • Leverage the Place2Play way
    8 February 2020

    If you are a Caloundra business make sure you leverage the Place2Play artistic activations popping up throughout the streets, parks and laneways. The first Place2Play event, Street Love, will take over Felicity Park on Valentine’s Day. The full Place2Play program will be revealed soon so stay tuned and start planning for how you can leverage these events to boost your business. Find out more about Place2Play.


  • Become a council supplier
    7 February 2020
    Ever thought about being a supplier to council? Make sure you come along to our free information forum for local suppliers to gain a greater understanding of council’s contracting and operational processes and policies. Find out all about the upcoming capital works and service contracts and take the opportunity to speak with council officers from across the organisation to have all your supplier questions answered. Register today for the 27 February event, at Venue 114, from 8-10am.
  • Health in the spotlight
    6 February 2020
    In the health industry? Don't miss the inaugural Sunshine Coast Health Symposium, 18-20 March. The event will be held at Sunshine Coast Health Institute, at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. The three-day event showcases innovation, diversity and excellence in health. Get along to informative presentations on education, research, innovation, safety and quality, working in partnership, and population and community health. Check out the full program and register.

  • Business reads
    5 February 2020
    There are many articles about why business owners should keep reading, learning and sharing, so we are going to show you some of the interesting business reads we love. This month we look at Everything Is Figureoutable by "a thought leader for the next generation" Marie Forleo. Make sure you write down your business goals today, she says. Share your best business reads with us today!

  • Boost business with Elton
    4 February 2020
    Want to enjoy part of the $4.17 million estimated Elton John

    economic impact? Tickets have been purchased from every state and territory and more than 13,000 visitors are expected next month. Visitors are being encouraged to stay and play, so they are looking for places to go, things to do, food to taste and unique things to experience. If your menu will feature his favourite dish - risotto; or you will be theming your business; or hosting an Elton-themed event let fans know by using #farewellyellowbrickroad #eltonjohnfarewelltour #tinydancers #Rocketman


  • Become a mentor or mentee
    1 February 2020
    Make 2020 your year! Refine your business strategy, map out the direction that your business should be taking and assist in setting goals for your business to succeed. Whether you're new to running a business or a seasoned business owner, a mentor can always help you reach new heights. Take an objective look at your business, brainstorm ideas and plan for the future, get an independent sounding board from an impartial source with no vested interest, inject new energy into your business and take it to the next level this year. Register today!
  • Bound For Success Sunshine Coast Business Podcast S2E1
    1 February 2020
    To kick things of this season we talk to Kim McCosker, successful author and founder of the 4 Ingredients brand, which includes more than 30 cookbooks and a soon-to-be-released television show. Kim offers valuable insights into marketing, businesses challenges, authenticity and connection to your audience. Listen to Kim McCosker now.