"I have a Great Business Idea"
Now What Do I Do?
Uncovering opportunities for the creative entrepreneur
Sunshine Coast Seminar
An Inspirational session with a passionate international community economic development authority
Dr Ernesto Sirolli
How do you nurture the entrepreneurial spirit in regional communities?
What can you do to inspire bottom-up economic development in your community?
Date: Wednesday 12th September - 6.00 - 9.00 pm
Venue: The Sands Tavern - Plaza Pde, Maroochydore
Catering: Tea, Coffee and Cookies
Cost: $49.95 Individual & Community & Small Business, $129.95 Corporate & Government
Information: NISER (07) 5442 5050
About Ernest Sirolli
Ernesto Sirolli is Italian born, has worked for over 30 years in Australia, Europe, Africa, New Zealand, the USA, Canada and the United Kingdom in local economic development. In 1984, he pioneered an innovative and successful approach to local development, based on facilitating the transformation of good local ideas into viable businesses.
Dr Sirolli passionately challenges conventional economic development with Enterprise Facilitation and continues to attract international attention for its dramatic departure from the conventional approaches adopted in development, and its strong focus on a grassroots, person-centred approach. Founder of the Sirolli Institute and author of Ripples from the Zambezi, a chronological history of Enterprise Facilitation, Ernesto engages audiences with his profound message of hope. The Sirolli Institute is dedicated to teaching civic leaders how to effectively transform individual passion and community activism into rewarding and sustainable local businesses.
Since 1985, the Sirolli Institute has demonstrated that the provision of caring, competent, dedicated advice and support to entrepreneurs is as important as the development of physical infrastructures to the development of a stable and successful economy. Using the Sirolli Method and the Trinity of Management, communities around the world have unlocked their own local capacity for increased economic and community growth.
The Enterprise Facilitation concept was pioneered in Esperance Western Australia in 1984. Mr Barrie Stearne who has contributed to the success of the program as a volunteer since inception states: "We are proud to say almost 800 businesses - or 60 per cent of the entrepreneurs we met - are still running successful, sustainable operations and have contributed more than $190 million in revenue to the local economy. We have averaged almost 40 new business start ups a year consistently in the last 20 years, which is quite a track record given Esperance has a population of just 13,500 people."
Who Should Attend
• People interested in starting a business
• Small Business Operators interested in developing their businesses
• Commonwealth, State and Local government representatives
• People working on economic development projects
• Employment service providers
• Small business enterprise centres
• People who believe their communities deserve a more vibrant entrepreneurial business base
• Anyone interested in working in partnership to help support local community development and enterprise
Wednesday 12th September
6.00 - 6.30 pm History
The history of Enterprise Facilitation from Africa to Australia to the United States and UK. Entreprise Facilitation as an evolving model based upon best practices collected through community implementation since 1985.
6.30 - 7.00 pm Philosophy
Starting with the premise that creativity and intelligence are to be found in every community. Enterprise Facilitation promotes a gardening economy that nurtures economic development from within.
7.00 - 7.30 pm Practice
This segment explores the importance of the client-centred approach. Enterprise Facilitation engages the entrepreneur to discover what they truly love to do. The concept of the Trinity of Management is described as a centerpiece of Enterprise Facilitation's approach to business management coaching.
7.30 - 8.00 pm Implementation
How to create the environment and community conditions necessary for entrepreneurs to be effectively supported. The role of the community working with entrepreneurs.
8.00- 8.30 pm Two legs of development
The context of how Enterprise Facilitation complements and works with conventional economic development programmes and services such as micro-loan programmes, Business Link Operators and other approaches
8.30 - 9.00 pm Q & A
A specific discussion on how Enterprise Facilitation can be implemented on a community basis.
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