All posts in "BUSINESS"

Varsity Social Business Forum March 20th, 2020

March 2, 2020

Meet like minded Varsity & Gold Coast business owners and locals.March 20th 2020 – 4 to 6.30pm Major Sponsor: First Aid Accident & Emergency Always good fun, and a chance to relax, our Forums are laid back social affairs. (No long boring talks or speeches!!). Catch up with old friends, make new ones or just take […]


Varsity Lakes Rotary Club

April 30, 2018

Do you live or have a business in Varsity Lakes (or surroundings)? ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT VARSITY LAKES?Want to GET INVOLVED and MAKE A DIFFERENCE?The Varsity Lakes Rotary Club has a great Multicultural membership and has been chartered on 3rd September 2018.Varsity Lakes Rotary embraces all different cultures, genders or ages.We are like-minded ‘People of Action’ […]



April 11, 2018

BUY LOCAL IS SUPPORTING YOURSELF TOOKeep money in your community. Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally-owned business, rather than a nationally-owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers, and farms — continuing to strengthen the economic base of the […]


Business Made easy: The Chuppa Chup Story – Episode 8

March 5, 2018

LISTEN NOW: EPISODE 7Today is another solo episode where I discuss the importance of making it as easy as possible for you customers to do business with you. I’m a strong believer you can never make it too easy for people to deal with you.What is covered in this episode:Why it is important to make […]


Business Made easy: Latest Tips on Maximising your Social Media Marketing – Episode 7

February 15, 2018

LISTEN NOW: EPISODE 7Today’s guest is Greg Cassar who helps small business and entrepreneurs with his digital marketing mastermind, The Collective. What is covered in this episode:Why going to events is in important in growing your network and opportunitiesHow Amazon is dominating as an e-commerce platformThe power of the Fulfilment By Amazon programThe impact Amazon […]


Business Made Easy: Jason Answers a Listener Question – Episode 6

February 6, 2018

LISTEN NOW: EPISODE 6Today I answer a listener question from Sam around the biggest challenges new business owners face.If you would like to have your question answered on the podcast you can do that here.Having worked with numerous small businesses over the years I have identified 5 key areas all new business owners should focus […]


Varsity Lakes Day Hospital: Announcement

October 24, 2017

Varsity Lakes Day HospitalI am writing to advise you that Gold Coast Health is taking over a lease on the former Gold Coast Surgical Hospital at Varsity Lakes to deliver more efficient public elective surgery to the Gold Coast community.The purpose-built surgical facility, located on Lake St near Bond University, will be renamed Varsity Lakes […]


28 Fit Biz Challenge: Varsity Lakes

October 16, 2017

28 DAY FIT BIZ CHALLENGE”Getting Varsity Moving”OVER $7500 IN CASH & PRIZES TO BE WONAll it takes is 2 sessions per week at our Sponsors Temple Gym & Jetts Fitness Varsity LakesIt’s only $28 for 28 daysGet a team of your work mates or friends together, or enter the Varsity 28 Day FIT BIZ Challenge on […]


Jason Skinner: Plan on a page – Podcast Episode 4

October 10, 2017

LISTEN NOW: EPISODE 4Today we discuss the importance of not only having a business plan but the process behind the plan. The actual process of sitting down and doing a business plan, to me is probably one of the most fundamental things that you should do in your business.To make it easy for you to […]


FIT BIZ SPONSOR PROFILE: Finance Industries Australia

September 19, 2017

Take charge of your financial future with a trusted localAt FIA, our goal is to help hard working people acquire their dreams by developing tailored plans to help pay off debt sooner; securing a comfortable lifestyle and to build wealth.We offer a unique range of services and financial products including home loans, superannuation, self managed […]


Jason Skinner: From Passion Project to Full-time Business | Podcast Episode 3

September 19, 2017

LISTEN NOW: EPISODE 3Today is our first guest episode we’re fortunate to have a very long-time friend of mine, Donna Webeck from Prestige Property Copy to share her journey in starting a niche business.What is covered in this episode:How Donna has turned her passion of copy writing into a successful niche businessThe importance of using […]


Marketing Leadership: How To Lead Into & Through Market Growth…Blirt Marketing

September 18, 2017

Why do organisations succeed? To answer that question, it’s worth asking, ‘Why do they fail?’Blog by Stuart Leo – Blirt Marketing The goal of any organisation is to benefit society; through jobs, value creation, innovation, education etc. At Blirt we want our customer’s customers to have great experiences so organisations ultimately do succeed and bring wonderful […]


8 Steps In Digital Transformation Which Created The Experience Economy…Blirt

September 13, 2017

We live in the experience economy. An economy driven by experiences and sustained through digital integration and innovation.Blog by Stuart Leo – Blirt MarketingHow did we get here?Well here’s digital transformation in 8 steps.1. Internet maturity has allowed large but geographically spread groups of people to unite.2. Fragmentation of State and the unification of tribes […]


Jason Skinner: The Importance of a Smile in Business | Podcast Episode 2

September 13, 2017

LISTEN NOW: EPISODE 2In today’s episode we cover a topic that is one I feel very passionate about because I’ve seen it work time and time again – the importance of smiling in your business and life.What is covered in this episode:How smiling can change our physical and mental stateThe benefits of smiling on your […]


Jason Skinner : Introduction Business Made Easy | Podcast Episode 1

September 7, 2017

Introduction to the Business Made Easy Podcast: Episode 1LISTEN NOW : EPISODE 1Welcome to the Business Made Easy Podcast where we help to do just that – make it as easy as possible to run your business.With fresh episodes weekly, the Business Made Easy podcast will become your business best friend – a soft place to […]


Cloud: Why I love you

August 7, 2017

Cloud computing is one of those terms that is thrown around a lot, but I’ve found after talking to people they don’t actually know what it is and the many benefits that come from using this technology.I’ve been working on Apple Macs since 2008 however, since I started with onPlatinum I found a new appreciation […]


Marketing Automation: Five pitfalls to avoid

August 7, 2017

Marketing automation has gone from rising trend to essential strategy in a matter of a few years.To the uninitiated it may sound like a buzzword that threatens to replace real marketers with robots, but in reality it’s a smart way to generate, nurture and qualify leads so your sales team can focus on what they’re […]



August 4, 2017

BE QUALIFIED WITH INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE IN JUST 20 WEEKS!!Hope College here in Varsity Lakes has government funded training available for a Certificate III in Individual Support (this is the latest nationally recognised qualification CHC33015) plus First Aid training.To book or for more information Call:  (07) 5501 8000 Email:


Do you Wanna Cry? Ransomware cyberattacks: what you need to know.

July 27, 2017

By now you have probably heard about the recent ransomware cyberattack called WannaCry. The attacks started on Friday 12 May 2017 and to date, have infected more than 230,000 computers in over 150 countries.Major companies in England and Spain were infected including the British National Health Service and FedEx in Spain.Once it hits just one […]


JOIN THE FIGHT: Upgrade the M1 from Varsity Lakes to Tugun – Karen Andrews MP

June 12, 2017

Please join the fight to upgrade the M1 from Varsity Lakes to Tugun.The recent funding announcement to widen the Pacific Motorway to six lanes from Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes is long overdue. Work will begin later this year with major construction to follow the Commonwealth Games.While the $200 million project is greatly welcomed, we all […]


Embody Your Brand: Tiffany Slack-Smith

May 29, 2017

Too often lately, I’m seeing great quality business operators send mixed messages to their audiences. This is especially happening on video. If you have been spending a painstaking amount of time building rapport with your audience and they believe you to be a sophisticated, fashionable interior designer imagine their surprise when they see you filming […]


The Gold Coast Airport Community Benefit Fund

May 16, 2017

The Gold Coast Airport Community Benefit Fund is focused broadly on the categories of health and wellbeing, safety, education, environment, arts and culture and other community benefit initiatives.To find out if you are eligible to apply for the Gold Coast Airport Community Benefit Fund, please view the guidelines here.Applications for this year’s fund are open […]


How to use social media solutions for powerful content marketing: Stuart Leo, Blirt Marketing

May 15, 2017

Social media is a big source for society’s news updates, advertisements, and communication.Facebook itself boasts outstanding statistics – over 1.8 billion daily active users.This means that if you’re using a Facebook ad campaign, you’re bound to reach millions of users at once.So, if you’re not using social media to power your content marketing plan, you’re […]


How to use Video in your Digital Marketing: Stuart Leo, Blirt Marketing

May 15, 2017

When it comes to selling products and services online, the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words could not be truer. But there’s actually another sales method that works even better than photographs.Video content has proven to be a more effective means of conversion. In fact, research shows that websites with video on […]


Business Forum Galleries

May 2, 2017

March 2021 December 2020 July 29th 2019 March 8th 2019 November 23rd – 2018 September 14th – 2018 July 27th – 2018 May 11th – 2018 March 9th – 2018 Dec 8th 2017 Oct 6th 2017 June 30th 2017 April 28th 2017 March 10th 2017


What’s your story? Contribute an article today.

April 27, 2017

We want to hear your storyShare your knowledge, passion and experience.Be it a Blog, Article, Story or Information piece, if you feel it is worth telling we think it’s worth sharing  with our Community. It’s about us giving  people and business a voice to be heard and read, to start conversations and connect local people.We […]


Office space shortage on the Gold Coast set to drive rent rates up

March 29, 2017

Tania Moore with Mark Witheriff and at the Knight Frank Gold Coast office. Photo: Richard Gosling ARTICLE: Gold Coast BulletinArticle written by Megan Birot, Gold Coast Bulletin – March 13, 2017 12:00amAcknowledgement: Photo of Knight Frank joint managing director Tania Moore was taken by Picture Mike BatterhamBUSINESS owners are likely to be slugged with higher rents […]


Have you put yourself on the Varsity Map?

March 29, 2017

IT’S TIME TO TAKE YOUR PLACE IN VARSITY LAKESIt’s only taken 17 years but finally there is a central ‘Directory’ – specific to Varsity Lakes – where everyone can ‘take their place’ and share with the Community what they do, how and when they do it……….and importantly how we can find them.Our new Varsity Lakes ‘DIRECTORY’ has been […]


What are the Varsity Social Business Forums all about

March 29, 2017

Join us for the next Varsity Social Business Forum MAY 11TH 2018 – HOTEL CBDThis event will as always be great fun, very relaxed, and something a little different. With our very own local GOLD COAST SUNS on board to support the event and our business community, this forum is set to be our biggest and best yet.With over 170 […]