by Jessica James | Jul 31, 2017 | News
One of only 10 regions awarded for 2017.
Rockhampton has been awarded one of only ten early stage rollouts of Australia’s Small Business Community Economic Improvement Packages, thanks to the active lobbying of one very persistent local accounting firm.
Rockhampton business owners will thank Justin Smith, of Meridian Accounting, for his six months of lobbying to attract the attention of the Best Practice Program’s steering committee and be awarded one of only ten early stage regional rollout incentive packages to be assigned by the programs organisers for 2017.
“With 305 regions bidding for only ten spots this year, we had to put up a really strong case to get the program’s attention in this early stage of their rollout,” Meridian Principal, Justin Smith, said. "It’s a huge opportunity for small business owners in the Capricorn region,” according to Mr. Smith.
“As accountants, we have to go to Brisbane each month, which is both time and cost prohibitive but, thanks to this allocation, small business owners will have access to the best improvement program in Australia, right here in Rockhampton. We know more than 600 Accounting firms have recommended this business education and improvement program to their business clients since 2011. We’re absolutely thrilled to have been allocated an early stage rollout for the local small business community of our region. With the Australian small business sector providing 47.5% of all jobs in this country, this is the first real national initiative to help small business owners learn how to grow their businesses through a nationally proven methodology,” Mr. Smith said.
“We have even been awarded some scholarships so that start-ups in the region can gain access to these programs for next to nothing. It’s finally great to bring some genuinely positive news to the small business community of Rockhampton, and the region at large, where business owners can really learn how to succeed in business,” said Mr. Smith.
“We’ve grown and gained a huge amount of knowledge and progress from these programs ourselves, so if we can now apply this knowledge, then there’s no reason why other local small business owners can’t gain the same benefits themselves,” Mr. Smith stated.
Thanks to Meridian Accounting and the Best Practice Program’s National Small Business Initiative, business owners can attend complementary business improvement workshops in August with all costs covered by the national initiative and hosted locally by Meridian.
“We want every accountant in the region to bring all of their clients to this event.” This program stands to help every small business owner in all industries, because more than 14,000 businesses have gained access to the “business mastery code,” and if more local jobs come out of this initiative through a more robust and successful local small business economy, then the more the merrier,” said Mr. Smith.
“We’ve managed to book the National Program’s founder as the keynote speaker in August, so don’t miss this one!”
ABOUT THE EVENT:
Mastering any business is a journey not to be taken lightly. It’s difficult to fully appreciate “what you don’t know” and what it takes to realise your full potential as a business owner. Imagine if you had the knowledge, skills and experience of a Business Master, how you might do things differently?
Less than 1% of Business Owners truly “Master” their businesses. This workshop reveals the system and the key ingredients to achieve Growth, Succession and a work-life balance, all at the same time.
WHAT WILL I LEARN AT THIS WORKSHOP?
Learn what high profile business families teach their young (people such as the Murdochs, Packers, Reinhardts and Smorgons, etc.). It’s known as the “Business Mastery Code." It has been successfully applied by 14,000 small business owners in Australia already, making it the most reliable and exciting proven formula for success available anywhere in the world. John Peterson has been teaching this formula for 26 years to more than 3,500 business owners in five different countries and the results are always the same. Inputs = Outputs.
John will also show you how to improve your work-life balance so you can spend more time doing the things you love.
In this two hour jam packed workshop, John will give you simple, practical advice with tools and strategies that you can use and begin implementing into your business immediately. He’ll also be available afterwards to spend some time with attendees in one-on-one sessions. He’ll address any frustrations you’re currently experiencing in your business right now.
Business owners report they have all been working too hard and too long for less than satisfactory returns. This Best Practice Workshop (The Rules of Business Mastery) will challenge the audience’s belief system on how hard business owners need to work in order to achieve Business Mastery and share the secrets of the most successful business owners in the world, providing key action points for participants to implement the very next day.
A special thank you to the team at Meridian Accounting for sponsoring signed copies of John Peterson’s #1 Amazon International Best Seller, “The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Business Mastery,” for the first 100 attendees as a complementary bonus gift.