The University of Tasmania is hosting a series of small business events designed to foster collaboration and help activate the state’s entrepreneurial community.
Held across three regions, the Small Business Symposium series has attracted both those starting up a small business and established operators who would like to enhance their business knowledge and build their networks.
Guest speakers from government and business shared their knowledge on a range of topics, including strategic goal setting, leveraging your brand, improving productivity and profitability, and the impact of digital change.
College of Business and Economics Executive Dean, Associate Professor Stuart Crispin said the event provided a platform for regional stakeholders to come together and discuss the issues and opportunities facing the sector.
“Small businesses are critical to Tasmania’s economic growth so creating an environment in which start-ups and innovation can thrive will be key to our future prosperity,” Associate Professor Crispin said.
“Tasmania’s business community is almost entirely comprised of small to medium enterprises operating across a range of different sectors and has a reputation for entrepreneurship, innovation and resilience.
“We’re delighted to be hosting these events to celebrate our small business success stories and provide insight and mentorship to those starting on the journey.”
The Small Business Symposium is supported by the Tasmanian Government, Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Launceston Chamber of Commerce and Business North West.
Events were held in Burnie (18 November), Launceston (19 November) and Hobart (22 November).
(Pictured): Event coordinator Sarah Jones with Associate Professor Stuart Crispin.