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SUNSHINE COAST - Free information evening


The Get Up To Speed program is a 12 week program designed to do just as it's name suggests, help your business get up to speed with new technologies, and to apply them to your business situation.

More than 380 people across Queensland have already engaged in this program, with incredible results. We are accepting registrations from throughout Australia and even New Zealand this intake.

Want to know more about what this program entails? Come along to a free information evening happening in your area soon!

"Using all the knowledge and tools we have learned from the course, we have totally reconstructed a new website, blogs, FB, twitter etc. We are receiving approx. 50-60 emails per day in response to posts, blogs, likes etc. We have recently re-graded our new site and have achieved 44%! And we have by far, overtaken our competitors! And all in a matter of’s amazing! So we are right up there on the front page of Google! Check out our new site! I recommend the course to anyone! Thank you all so very much! – JAMIE HETHERINGTON, JETSKIHIRE.NET.AU

The Program 

The digital age has dramatically changed the way we do business. There are so many new technologies and constant changes, it can be hard to keep up with it all. 

The Get Up To Speed program is for all Australian and New Zealand businesses to raise their skills and knowledge surrounding current and emerging digital technologies and digital skills.

The program is funded by Skills Queensland; presented by (an amalgamation of over 125 councils across Australia and New Zealand) and is being delivered by The Creative Collective, an agency with extensive experience in delivering training on behalf of Government organisations.

This 12 week program features a live event, webinars, elessons, an extensive resource portal & more and is your opportunity to innovate and transform the way you currently do business, for the better.

"I have been working on my business on and off for the last 5 years. It has undergone many transitions in that time, most of which have been based on my creative whim, rather than any commercial purpose or competitive reasoning, and all previous decisions have been emotional ones. While doing the Get Up To Speed program, I have finally began to see my business from a commercial perspective, to make decisions based on strategy and to see my target market for who they truly are, and not some variation of myself. And with the tools the program has given me, it is also the first time I have been diligent and disciplined with my planning and research stages. I am learning so much and when I look back at what I have been doing up until now, the ineffectiveness of my methods are embarrassingly clear. – KARINA SHARPE

Importantly the majority of the program will be conducted online, with recordings and material made available for you to access at a time that suits you. 

Attend this free, no obligation information session and find out more about the program, whilst gaining great new tips and insights into how your business can be doing business differently in the digital age, whether you sign up for the program or not, and have the opportunity to network with other business owners in your area. 

Topics covered in the 12 week program and outlined at this event include social media, search engine optimisation, website design & development, online advertising, affiliate marketing, emarketing, cloud computing and much more!

The event will feature:
  • Dynamic presentations from two industry leaders (see bios to the right)
  • Live demonstrations
  • Coffee, tea and refreshments
  • The opportunity to network with other local businesses
  • Free consults - talk to the presenters before the event, in the break and afterwards!
  • Inspiration, information and innovative techniques to take home and try whether you join the program or not
  • The opportunity to ask questions
Don't miss it!

"I am not very internet/computer savvy but it has been rather exciting even getting to the point of publishing a website - it is just great to actually have a web kids (aged 29-36 who have good computer skills) are impressed too! The GUTS program has boosted my knowledge and confidence in going online with our business.... I want to thank the advanced users for helping me through the Facebook members lounge, it has been greatly appreciated. Special thanks to Yvette, Zoe, Karen, Elise and all in the GUTS team, has been just great." – MARY SCHLOSS

Key Event Details

Date: Thursday 24 January 2013
Time: 5.15pm for 6:00pm start. Enjoy some networking! 8.00pm finish.
Cost: Free! But bookings essential.




Caloundra Library, 8 Omrah Street, Caloundra, QLD 4551

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Your Trainer - Heather Porter

Based in Sydney, Heather Porter got her start managing events globally for some of the world’s top speakers such as Tony Robbins. In 2006 she Co-Founded the Billolcataire Adventure Club where she connected entrepreneurs with mentors and non-profits such as the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship. Heather is highly experienced in all Social Media channels, WordPress and SEO and all aspects of digital marketing. She is co-host of a podcast with fans in almost 100 countries, #1 Amazon bestseller, co-author of 4 business books and host of That Social Media Show on the BRiN App.

Yvette Adams is a serial entrepreneur having started 5 businesses from scratch, the first a newspaper when she was just 17, and 2 of which she has since sold.

She is the founder and owner of The Creative Collective, a creative agency helping people achieve online success through a combination of creative services, The Training Collective; a training organisation specialising in training people with digital skills, and, an online business helping find business awards for people, and entering them into them.

A multi-award winning business woman including winning the ICT Woman of the Year at the iAwards in 2013, her latest online business is - an online portal for business owners wanting to find business awards they may be able to enter. 

She is regularly called on as a media commentator on online and technology related topics, has been a columnist for the APN group, Marketing Magazine & Yahoo 7's Mouths of Mums, and is a regular guest on TV & radio shows. 

She published her second book, 'No Kidding - Why our Kids Know More About Us Than Technology and What we Need to Do about It' in 2014, which you can buy online at:

Get Yvette to speak at an event you are organising. Click here for more.

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