Small Business Festival Workshops – Caribbean Park

We simply love small business. We are truly inspired by their courage, their wonderful entrepreneurial spirit and their willingness to back themselves – no matter what. But we also know that small business is tough, risky and has no guarantees. That’s why we’re hosting a special training day filled with workshops to give you the practical tools you need to build a healthy and sustainable business.

The day will run with events from 9:00am to 5:00pm and contain several workshops, opportunities to network with other like-minded business owners and access to our monthly Friday Night Drinks at 4pm! You will also have the ability to work out of our world class coworking area alongside our current tenants throughout the day. Bring your laptop, a notepad and your winning smile along to get the most out of this open day!


9:00am – Doors open!
Come on in, get set up, meet a few faces and register to the workshops you don’t want to miss for the day.

9:30am-10:30am – WORKSHOP 1 – Vision & Purpose
Neville Waterman (Founder and CEO – Waterman Business Centres) will be speaking on the how developing a compelling ‘why’ has been a key to building his business and how you too can harness vision and purpose to create a healthy and sustainable business.

11:00am-12:00pm – WORKSHOP 2 – Finance
Nadi Elias (Co-founder – Equus Partners) walks you through the financial pitfalls a small business can face and how to avoid them. Based on one of the seven steps in his business development book “Count More Beans”.

12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch
Get to know some like-minded business owners and entrepreneurs as you eat your lunch in our communal space. Food options are available at walking distance and fridges are also open for you to use freely.

1:00pm-2:00pm – WORKSHOP 3 – Sales
Mark Garbelotto (Sales Coach – Australian Academy of Sales) trains businesses and sales teams all over the country on how to maximise their sales through personality trait recognition and improvement.

2:30pm-3:30pm – WORKSHOP 4 – Digital Marketing Auditing & Strategy
Don’t just blindly fire from the hip when it comes to your business strategy, actually plan it out! Rodney Ferro (Founder – PN Digital) will help you get a snapshot of where you’re currently at and help you create a digital strategy moving forward.

4:00pm-5:00pm – Friday Night Drinks
Join us and our Caribbean Park business community at this monthly event designed to get you networking with others. Share a drink, some finger food and your story with everyone as we celebrate another month of being a small business.


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Coffee Appreciation Class by Melbourne Coffee Academy


10:00am, March 6, 2020


March Reformer Pilates by Pinnacle


1:30pm, March 5, 2020


Friday Night Drinks – February 2020


4:00pm, February 28, 2020



Narre Warren