Can small business be sustainable? Tweed Council is inviting local business owners to celebrate Small Business Month by joining a workshop to find out why ‘Sustainable Business is not all About Being Green’.
The keynote speaker for the event is Stewart Moore, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of EarthCheck and the Executive Director of the APEC International Centre for Sustainable Tourism.
Mr Moore is Vice Chairman of the Pacific Asia Travel Association Foundation, Chairman of the National Centre for Studies in Travel and Tourism and a member of the Griffith University Institute for Tourism Advisory Board.
Senior Economic Development Officer, Kym Kranen, said Stewart Moore will be sharing a wealth of knowledge and over 30 years’ global experience with the Tweed’s business community.
‘The event will cover wide range of disciplines from business and strategic planning, tourism destination management and marketing, sustainability, risk and crisis management to corporate and social responsibility,’ said Ms Kranen.
‘We are also excited to hear from a carefully selected Q&A panel of people who are successfully using ‘triple bottom line’ principles to move forward in business – a business model that focuses on social, environmental and financial principles.’
The Q&A panel will consist of representatives from; Food Smith Café and Pantry; SAE; Summerland Credit Union; and, Waste Warriors.
‘The event provides an opportunity to meet the people behind some of the Tweed’s most innovative businesses, share success stories and relax with some casual networking,’ she said.
‘If you are a business owner, manager or someone thinking about starting a business on the Tweed then we encourage you to attend and get involved.”
The event will be held on Wednesday 16 October, from 4-6pm at Twin Towns, Tweed Heads.
Spaces are limited so bookings are essential. The cost of the workshop is just $15 per person and includes canapés and a complimentary drink.