31/01/2008 One success story you won't want to miss - Big Breakfast For Small Business
Small business doesn't have to mean small fry. If you want to take heed from someone who's managed to get it right, you can find such a speaker at Noosa Council's Big Breakfast For Small Business event in March, with a welcome address by Noosa Shire Mayor Bob Abbot.
Heard of Contiki Holidays? At the age of 22, John Anderson took 25 pounds and passion for travel, and created an international brand name - now worth 300 Million dollars plus. It is an incredible story and John is an incredible inspiration and a very good teacher, warranting comments from recent attendees such as:
"We laughed as he spoke, but the passion was strong. He had an idea, a drive, he made mistakes, he gambled, took risks, but always had a plan".
"He made something from nothing, built on people, a brand and a passion. An international success story, delivered with sincerity, tears and laughs. John Anderson was Richard Branson before Richard Branson."
His first Contiki tour departed London in 1962 - a group of 11 young strangers from Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. With John as tour leader, they set out on a 12-week tour of Europe in a minibus with their camping gear, a road map and a guidebook, together with the enthusiasm to have the experience of a lifetime. The trip was a huge success and they returned life long friends. Contiki had changed their lives.
In the following years, over 1.7 million others (including over 850,000 Australians) have had their own Contiki experience. Contiki had grown to develop young tour leaders and staff through training, experiences, challenges and a supportive culture, and today John continues as a management consultant and entrepreneur.
At the Big Breakfast for Small Business, John will inspire and encourage you to develop professional strategies and skills for success in business. Contiki was built on a huge range of personal and business disciplines which John will explain in detail, from team building to branding and risk taking. Take advantage of his outstanding entrepreneurship in an informal setting, and discover how to turn small business into good business.
Big Breakfast for Small Business is part of Noosa Council's Business Noosa series, designed to provide a strong network of contacts and to encourage trade and information sharing along with access to the services provided by government agencies, Council and Business Noosa sponsors.
When: 4 March 2008
Where: Australis Noosa Lakes Resort
Bookings: via The J on 5455 4455
Booking deadline: 26 February 2008
For further information: Noosa Council's Carolyn Bullen on 5449 5138