The Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance is today launching a special series of videos that explores business through the eyes of four award-winning Sunshine Coast entrepreneurs from their Humble Beginnings to Making the Future.
The series called “Let’s be Frank about Business”, supported by Sunshine Coast Council’s Community Grants Program, is timely for Queensland Small Business Month, and gives the community a rare glimpse into the inner workings of these businesses, offering tips that are relevant across all industries.
Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance Chair Wallis Westbrook said the series of four videos asked entrepreneurs Heidi Walker from Walker Seafoods Australia, Tyson Tripcony from Fuel Your Life, Dave Becker from Becker Constructions and Ellie Degraeve from Go for Zero, the hard questions about business from starting up to getting real traction.
“The series offers real insights into the different challenges businesses face through four key phases in episodes titled Humble Beginnings, Brave Steps, Dancing through Fire, and Making the Future,” Mr Westbrook said.
“Our featured entrepreneurs have given us candid answers to some tough questions, so we are really grateful to them all for sharing so much.”
Sunshine Coast Council Economic Development Portfolio Councillor Terry Landsberg said with more than 33,000 local businesses on the Sunshine Coast, the video series offered insights and tips about what is involved in getting a successful business off the ground, including successes and challenges.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our regional economy and help shape our communities and business centres. It’s great to see that this valuable video resource has been created by the Chamber Alliance to help provide guidance and support to our local businesses,” Cr Landsberg said.
“Running a business can be very challenging at times so being able to hear the journey that other business owners have taken can really help.”
The video series, produced by Sunshine Coast company Reflected Image PRoductions launches today, with one episode to be released each week, throughout May.
“With Queensland Small Business Month this year celebrating the sector’s resurgence after the impacts of Covid-19 and flood events, some of the insights offered by our entrepreneurs are particularly relevant, while also offering some much-needed inspiration as well,” Mr Westbrook said.
“Anyone with an interest in business is encouraged to watch and share the videos through Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram or Twitter or view the series on the Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance website.”
To view and share the videos go to sunshinecoastchamberalliance.com.au or visit them on Facebook @SunshineCoastChambers, LinkedIn @sunshine-coast-chamber-alliance, Instagram @scchamberalliance, or Twitter @SCC_Alliance.