Logan Office of Economic Development (LOED) Workshop Series - May 2017

Session One – 9:15am – 10:30am

Venue: Logan City Council, 150 Wembley Rd, Logan Central

Title: Surviving within a family business

Presenter: John Knight, BusinessDEPOT

About this Session:

Whether you are in business with your spouse, sibling, parent or child, it is going to be a challenge.

That’s why it is important to continually do a check-up on how your business is structured within your family, how it operates on a daily basis and what is the ultimate result with working with your family.

Join John Knight who will take you through ways you can help get your family business running smoothly without any drama. From ownership to structure, they’ll have you covered.

This session will discuss:

  • The ownership of your business – does it need changing

  • Dynamic direction – who’s in charge and who needs to be in charge

  • How do you exit or enter a family business

  • Monitoring performance

  • What should you pay yourself in your business


Whether you have been in business with your family for many years, or just starting out, we can all do with a look at how we operate now and find ways to improve our business dynamics. 

Session Two – 10:45am - Midday 

Venue: Logan City Council, 150 Wembley Rd, Logan Central

Title: The beer coaster business plan

Presenter: Jacob Aldridge, BusinessDEPOT

About this Session:

The classic entrepreneur jumps from new idea to half-considered execution … and then on to the next bright shiny object when the execution fails to deliver results. Perversely, the key to speeding up your growth outcomes is slowing down to plan a proper strategy – whether you’re looking to start up, scale up, step up or sell up. As business owners, we resist business planning as impractical, boring, and a road block to action. In this event, learn the simple steps to creating a business plan that fits on the back of a beer coaster – and how to have your team add more detail as they may require.

This session includes:

  • Two Business Plan Templates – one for the thinkers, and one for the rest of us

    • Beer Coaster Business Plan

    • Detailed Growth Plan Template

  • Three Financial Spreadsheets – and a guide for when to hold them, and when to fold them

    • Capacity modelling

    • Cash flow

    • Budget

For more information on these workshops please contact:

Amy Panuccio on 0458 422 041 or apanuccio@cciq.com.au