Over the last 12 months, all small businesses have faced many trials and tribulations, but they have survived by being positive, perseverant and adaptable. Join us for an opportunity to mingle with other like-minded owners, share your journeys of 2020, and start planning about how you can be more focused and resilient for the future.

This multi-faceted event, being hosted in collaboration with NSW Government’s Small Business month, allows for learning and building connections over a specially priced lunch and includes 2 expert speakers who will share their knowledge and experience with you.

Tony ILbery Social Pulse


Tony Ilbery, founder of Social Pulse, is a Marketing and Social Media Expert who is passionate about working with local businesses. Tony has over 22 years’ experience in branding, marketing, advertising and publishing and provides a range of business solutions to help your brand share its story.

Topic: Social Media for Small Business

Theme: Building Your Brand on Social

  • Understanding the power of Social Media

  • Social Media strategy

  • Steps and guides for posting, and connecting through social media

  • Content Ideas, planning and using analytics

  • Community Engagement and Local Following

Vanessa Cullen Forward Thinking


Vanessa Cullen is a professional mentor, and the Founder and CEO of Forward Thinking Design, a 17 year old Certified B Corp social enterprise and one of Australia’s most awarded brand strategy and built environment design studios. She has supported the creation and pivots of hundreds of organisation across hospitality, retail and services, and has served on many committees including the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Small Business Advisory Board. Vanessa’s story of success, in the face of serious personal adversity, has been profiled in several business books, national print media, on radio, podcasts and TV. When she’s not busy serving others in business and charity, you’ll find Vanessa out training as a record-holding ultra-endurance athlete.

Topic: Lessons Beyond Survival

Theme: Future Proof your business

  • Simplifying the complex – processes for clear decision making

  • Key focus areas to build resilience in your business

  • Navigating an ever-changing environment

  • Techniques to develop leadership confidence and success

Hurry and book today as guest numbers are limited due to Covid (first in best dressed).



Date: 29th October, 2020

Time: 12.00pm - 2.30pm

Address: 217 Concord Rd, North Strathfield

Lunch: Entrée, choice of any main dish, kulfi for dessert, plus a soft drink.

Dietary: delhipalaceic@gmail.com

Price: $30 per person

Bookings: Small Business NSW Gov website

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