I had a great day out today at the NQ Business and Franchise Expo in Townsville. It’s on again tomorrow, so if any of my followers out there are in Townsville tomorrow, I would highly recommend that you get along and check it out.
For those that can’t make it there, I thought I would share some information about the businesses and organisations that I connected with today. Firstly, the organisations that support small business development in our region:
The North Queensland Small Business Development Centre
The centre provides a range of services to its members, including workshops, mentoring, referrals, and events.
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC)
This federal government organisation provides a range of services to consumers and business including Scam Watch.
Small Business Solutions
A Queensland government service for small businesses, providing workshops and mentoring.
North Queensland’s Regional Development Organisation, TEL provides networking opportunities to its members and promotes the region and NQ business locally and nationally.
Success Business Magazine
A business magazine published in Townsville.
Grace Records Management
Records management, archiving and shredding services for businesses of any size.
Townsville Business Women’s Network
Networking, events, mentoring and support for business women in the Townsville region, including Ayr and Charters Towers.
Bookkeeping and business development services.
Annittel Support Services
IT and telecommunications services
Now for some of the interesting franchise opportunities presented at the expo*:
Salts of the Earth
Salts of the Earth is an Australia-wide franchise looking for franchisees in North Qld. They provide Salt Therapy – a natural therapy that cleanses the respiratory system, detoxifies the body and promotes health and wellbeing. I’m hoping they find a Townsville franchisee soon, because I’d certainly give this a go.
Marketing and business management services.
*Note: I’m not necessarily endorsing these franchises as my total research into them involves a brief chat and a business card. These were just the ones that I thought were interesting enough to look into further.
Referral marketing and networking support services.