Upcoming events

    • 10 Sep 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Whites IGA Head Office, Bli Bli Village Town Centre, Building 2, Level 4, 310 David Low Way Bli Bli 4560
    • 17

    August "Inside Edge" Lunch 

    Our Inside Edge sessions get you up close and personal with our Sunshine Coast Business Women of the Year winners, created for our members to gain an inside edge on creating a successful business.

    This month's guest speaker is Amanda Yeates who is Deputy Director General at Department of Transport and Main Roads and the 2016 Sunshine Coast Professional Business Woman of the Year.

    Amanda’s career experience has developed her strong abilities in managing stakeholder relationships and negotiating outcomes with multiple, complex and often competing stakeholder inputs.

    Amanda is a passionate advocate and supporter of workforce diversity and is committed to fostering and environment and culture that supports a vibrant, diverse, collaborative, safe, rewarding and high performing workplace. As Chair of the TMR Safety, health and Wellbeing Governance Committee, Amanda is dedicated to the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of staff across the department.

    This event is limited and available only for our members. Ticket includes a light lunch.

    Registrations close Friday 6th September - if event has not sold out earlier.

    • 11 Sep 2019
    • 6:45 AM - 8:30 AM
    Registration is closed

    SAVE THE DATE for our September breakfast.

    Wednesday, September 11th | 6:45 am - 8:30 am

    More information coming soon...

    • 26 Sep 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Whites IGA Head Office, Bli Bli Village Town Centre, Building 2, Level 4, 310 David Low Way Bli Bli 4560
    • 20

    September "Inside Business" Series

    Wondering why you don’t have any money in the bank but thought your business was going well?  Or maybe your business is not going so well, and you just can’t work out why? Do you think tax is ruining your business cashflow?  Or maybe you have been pretending you understood finances for so long (but you don’t!) you can’t possibly admit it now!

    Bentleys and the SCBWN are offering you an opportunity to increase your financial literacy and truly understand all those things you wanted to know about tax and finance but just didn’t know who to ask.

    What you always wanted to ask about finance but were too afraid to

    Helping you understand your profit and loss, your balance sheet and what all those financial terms mean that your bank, lawyer and accountant keep talking about.

    We will workshop all of your financial reports and answer your questions so you can truly understand your businesses’ financial position, engage in meaningful conversations with your advisers and use this information to make better business decisions.

    Find out all you need to know with our two expert speakers Peta Grenfell and Amanda Arnold.

    Peta Grenfell

    Peta is a Partner at Bentleys Qld, and the Managing Director of the Bentleys Sunshine Coast office.

    She is a CPA with significant experience assisting clients with the proactive management of both their business and taxation matters. While she has worked with clients across a diverse range of industries and issues, she has a particular interest in:

    - professional services businesses (including medical and legal professionals);

    - the building and construction industry;

    - foreign tax;

    - superannuation, including SMSF’s;

    - small business structuring

    Peta has a passion for educating small business owners so they can better understand and manage their own businesses, increasing their chance of success in what can be a challenging small business market.

    And while Peta sounds like your typical accountant she had a ‘life’ before tax! After a stint at one of the big four banks, Peta spent time roaming the world working in many different industries and roles helping her understand what makes businesses, staff and owners tick (and how to live on super tight budget!). Returning home, she worked for the ATO before (quickly) realising she wanted to escape the bureaucracy and help small businesses, so they didn’t end up on the wrong side of the ATO in the first place. 

    A mum to two young boys Peta juggles life as a working businesswoman, helping her genuinely understand the challenges facing women in business every day.

    Amanda Arnold

    Boring accountant? That’s not how you would describe Amanda! She’s a mum to 3 busy kids, she’s a self-published author, she’s a adventurer and she’s run her own business – all in the disguise of being an accountant!

    Originally from Tully in North Queensland, she moved south to pursue her career working in one of the Big 4 accounting practices. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has worked with clients across all industries. After 13 years, Amanda took a career break to have children and ended up moving to the Sunshine Coast. Never one to sit still, Amanda self-published and marketed 2 cookbooks in her ‘spare time’. She went on to sell over 3000 copies, which is no mean feat considering her ‘office’ was her kitchen bench! When her kids were old enough, she returned to accounting with Bentleys – and found the perfect balance between career and family life.

    Her parents owned a small business for over 30 years and she has a true appreciation for what business owners go through and the challenges they face day to day. All of these experiences truly enable her to develop real connections with her clients as she understands the realities of being in business. Being an advisor and educator to women in business is Amanda's specialty and where her passion lies. 

    This event is limited and available only for our members.

    Registrations close Monday 23rd September - if event has not sold out earlier.

Past events

9 Aug 2019 SCBWN Business Woman of the Year Awards Gala
23 Jul 2019 July "Inside Edge" Lunch
17 Jul 2019 How to Build a Winning Team
18 Jun 2019 June "Inside Edge" Lunch
12 Jun 2019 EOFY Breakfast - Take control of your money
23 May 2019 SCBWN Soiree
21 May 2019 May "Inside Edge" Lunch
7 May 2019 Mother's Day High Tea with Kim Morrison
4 Apr 2019 SOLD OUT Social Media Cocktail Evening
19 Mar 2019 March "Inside Edge" Lunch
12 Mar 2019 Celebrate our USC International Women's Day Breakfast with Rebecca Gibney
12 Feb 2019 Business Bootcamp Breakfast with award winning Sunshine Coast Business Women of the Year
13 Dec 2018 Christmas Champagne Celebration featuring our special Christmas Markets
13 Nov 2018 November Breakfast with Vanessa Stoykov talking money
3 Oct 2018 October Luncheon with Simone Tilley, National General Manager of Retail Broker Distribution, ANZ
27 Sep 2018 SCBWN Conversations for Life with Marion Wands
11 Sep 2018 September Breakfast talking Mental Health with Heather J MacKenzie
11 Aug 2018 SCBWN Business Woman of the Year Awards Gala
17 Jul 2018 July Monthly Breakfast with Emma Isaacs
12 Jun 2018 LEVEL-UP Program
12 Jun 2018 June AGM Breakfast with Jeanette Allom-Hill
15 May 2018 Mothers Day Breakfast with Saroo and Sue Brierley
10 Apr 2018 2018 SCBWN Business Woman of the Year Awards Launch
6 Mar 2018 Celebrate International Women's Day 2018 with Samuel Johnson
23 Feb 2018 “What is Governance and why is it so important for NFP organisations?”


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