Calling all young and aspiring entrepreneurs

Aspiring start-up and small business owners are being invited to attend tomorrow’s Essential Young Entrepreneurs Growth event in Sydney, co-hosted by Telstra Business and the NSW department of Trade and Investment.

The event will see a young entrepreneur think tank share their expertise with over 150 young entrepreneurs, looking to manage the transition from start-up to successful business.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with panel members and discuss issues such as how to increase your customer base, raise capital, manage risk, utilise social media channels, develop your brand, use technology to manage work-life balance and build a team of ambassadors for your company.

According to Telstra Business general manager of business partner channels, Andrew Charitou, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed over 17 percent of business owners are under 35, making it important to support the growth of young entrepreneurs.

“Expanding your business from start-up to growth phase has distinct challenges; to remain competitive and focused on your sales, whilst investing in your operational systems and raising capital can be overwhelming for many inspired start up and small business owners,” Mr Charitou said.

The think tank will include:

  • Nathan Dale, winner of 2010 NSW Business of the Year;
  • Dwayne Martens, finalist 2011 NSW MYOB Small Business Awards;
  • Jo Heighway, winner of 2011 NSW  marie claire Young Business Woman; and
  • Leanne Scanes, finalist 2011 marie claire Young Business Woman.

Cost – FREE to business owners or inspired start-ups

When – Thursday, 27th October, 2011

Time – 4.45pm: Registration commences. Event – 5.15pm – 7.15pm

Where – NSW Trade & Investment Centre, Level 47, MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place, Sydney

Registration – To register please visit

All attendees will go in the draw to win the latest Telstra Ultimate Mobile Wi-Fi device valued at $349.

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