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How to Turn Your Passion Into Your Business
Most startup founders build their business around their passion. Tech geeks build IT companies, food lovers open a restaurant, or professionals establish consulting firms. While your passion may fuel you to start your own venture, you need more than that to sustain your business and keep it going. There are processes and systems that need to understand -- from operations to accounting, to sales and marketing, to hiring people -- that may be entirely new to you.
Don't get lost in the nitty-gritty details that are needed to run a business. You may be overwhelmed with all the ideas and the things you needed to that that might freeze you on your tracks. Have a clear direction on where you are going and begin that by freeing your mind and absorbing whatever you can learn from this workshop.
Probably, what you most need right now is to hear something from an expert that can part your own Red Sea, clear the cobwebs and point you in the right direction.
About the Speaker/s
After losing her job in 2009, word began to spread that Sheryl Thai wanted to bake cupcakes for a living. She started to receive requests for parties and functions, and eventually requests turned into orders. Then orders turned into an online business - Cupcake Central. Eventually, even this was not big enough, so in 2010 she opened her first Cupcake Central store.
Bill McCorkell is a fourth generation builder, second generation architect and first-generation manufacturer. His passion for the environment in both its built and natural form culminated in the creation of Archiblox, a sustainable prefabricated building business he founded in 2011. This platform has allowed Bill the opportunity to drill into his passion for delivering beautiful designed sustainable buildings all of scales, right across Australia.
What to Expect
Arrive at the venue around 5:30pm for a half hour of networking while you enjoy pizza and beer. The event kicks-off at 6:00pm where one or two speakers will each give a 20-minute presentation. Afterward, there will be a fireside chat with both speakers, where the audience can ask questions, and the event will close at 7:30pm.
About Masters Series by WeTeachMe
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In 2016, WeTeachMe officially became the biggest school in Australia, one giant leap towards our fundamental goal of becoming the biggest school in the world. To achieve this, we create tools that empower thought-leaders and everyday people in all corners of the globe to share knowledge and make it easier for teachers and learners to connect. Our goal is to spark curiosity.
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- Lessons from experience.
- How others have conquered their challenges and fears.
- One actionable thing that you can take away and apply to your own business and life.
- Hear from 1-2 incredible Founders who will share their journey of challenges and triumph.
- Your chance to ask questions directly to the speakers and connect with them.
- Meet like-minded people on the same journey.
- Laptop, tablet or notebook and pen for note-taking.
- Prepared questions for our speakers.
- Business cards.
Come as you are.
startups, Founders, aspiring entrepreneurs, those looking for a tribe, and anyone curious.