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How to Leave the 9-5 and Start Your Own Business



Description

The idea of having a business of your own has been lingering in your mind for some time now. The only thing boggling you is that you have many interests, you get several suggestions from friends on what business you should put up, and there are a lot of entrepreneurial opportunities that present themselves to you. 


Then, once you have identified the type of business you want to initiate, you are still barraged by so many prospects, breaks and openings that can allow you to grow your venture. All these noises can often paralyze you and do more harm than benefit to your business. There are simply too many choices out there that if you don't train your eye really well on the one that clicks for you, you might pick something that is good but falls short from being the best. 


Amidst all these, how do you choose the most appropriate option moving forward that will take you closer to your entrepreneurial dream? How do you sift through all the information that comes your way and select the perfect fit for your business? The experts will help you clear your mind on how to pick out the best entrepreneurial opportunity that is right for you. Get into a discussion with them and pick their brains to find the answer you need through this workshop.


About the Speaker/s


Emma Welsh

Co-Founder @Emma & Tom Foods

Emma Welsh is a co-founder of Emma & Tom Foods PTY LTD, a company dedicated to helping you look after yourself by providing you with real food. Emma and her co-founder, Tom, met when they were 12 years old at swimming lessons. In 2013, Emma and Tom decided to join forces to make Australia's best, super premium fruit juice. In 2004, they launched a range of four super premium fruit juices called Emma & Tom's. Since then, the business has grown to include a team of over 50 people across Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney.


Bill McCorkell

Founder @ Archiblox

Bill McCorkell is a fourth generation builder, second generation architect and first-generation manufacturer. His passion for the environment in both its built and natural form culminated in the creation of Archiblox, a sustainable prefabricated building business he founded in 2011. This platform has allowed Bill the opportunity to drill into his passion for delivering beautiful designed sustainable buildings all of scales, right across Australia.


What to Expect


Arrive at the venue around 5:30pm for a half hour of networking while you enjoy pizza and beer. The event kicks-off at 6:00pm where one or two speakers will each give a 20-minute presentation. Afterward, there will be a fireside chat with both speakers, where the audience can ask questions, and the event will close at 7:30pm.


About Masters Series by WeTeachMe


At WeTeachMe, we believe that learning should be inspired and impassioned, and run by the people for the people.

In 2016, WeTeachMe officially became the biggest school in Australia, one giant leap towards our fundamental goal of becoming the biggest school in the world. To achieve this, we create tools that empower thought-leaders and everyday people in all corners of the globe to share knowledge and make it easier for teachers and learners to connect. Our goal is to spark curiosity.

In accordance with this purpose, we have formed a new creative program to help us spread our message. Masters Series by WeTeachMe is where we help share the gifts, knowledge, and experiences of those who have achieved the unimaginable in their life, risen above all odds and have persevered where others could not.

It is on this stage that we elevate and celebrate the curious, and where we invite the best and the brightest, the industry movers and shakers, the well-known and the influential to share their learnings and experiences because their stories are important. From creating thriving companies to challenging what humanity is capable of, we invite you to join us in celebrating the curious amongst us. At WeTeachMe, we believe that it is the curious who change the world.


Strategic Alliance Partners


Masters Series by WeTeachMe would not be possible without the generosity and support, who share our vision and values, and believe in the world we are creating. Signing up for our events unlock exclusive deals and promotions from our partners. It's our way of saying thank-you!


MYOB

MYOB loves supporting startups. As one of the original Australian startups, we believe in giving back to the community that helped us grow. We’re proud to back the Master Series by WeTeachMe for entrepreneurs.


SitePoint

SitePoint is a Melbourne, Australia-based hub for web developers to share their passion for building incredible Internet things. SitePoint is for web professionals, by web professionals: developers, designers, programmers, product creators and entrepreneurs alike. We love our rich and engaged community and our contributors, who are truly leaders in their field.


Digital Marketers Australia

Digital Marketers Australia is a community of like-minded digital marketers who discuss growth strategies in online marketing. They cover everything from paid media like Facebook advertising, Google display/AdWords, native ads, and affiliate marketing, as well as free strategies including SEO and content marketing.


Content Partners


Written & Recorded

Written & Recorded is a content creation agency. Successful content relies on the ability to craft a persuasive story – from blogs to podcasts, social media to feature articles – and we can help you get your story out there. As life-long learners, we’re proud to produce the Masters Series by WeTeachMe podcast.


Startup Victoria

Startup Victoria is the go-to destination for all startup-related topics. We believe that Melbourne can be one of the world’s best cities to build a startup and are proud to support Masters Series by WeTeachMe.

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What you will learn
  • Lessons from experience.
  • How others have conquered their challenges and fears.
  • One actionable thing that you can take away and apply to your own business and life.
What you will get
  • Hear from 1-2 incredible Founders who will share their journey of challenges and triumph.
  • Your chance to ask questions directly to the speakers and connect with them.
  • Meet like-minded people on the same journey.

What to bring
  • Laptop, tablet or notebook and pen for note-taking.
  • Prepared questions for our speakers.
  • Business cards.
What to wear

Come as you are.

Appropriate for

startups, Founders, aspiring entrepreneurs, those looking for a tribe, and anyone curious.


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Masters Series by WeTeachMe

Vendor since 2012

At WeTeachMe, we believe that learning should be inspired and impassioned, and run by the people for the people.

In 2016, WeTeachMe officially became the biggest school in Australia, one giant leap towards our fundamental goal of becoming the biggest school in the world. As we walk this journey, we create tools that empower thought leaders and everyday people in all corners of the globe to help spark new ideas and make it easier to connect teachers and learners and ignite curiosity.

In accordance with this purpose, we have formed a new creative program to help us spread our message. Masters Series by WeTeachMe is where we help share the gifts, knowledge, and experiences of those who have achieved the unimaginable in their life, risen above all odds and have persevered when others couldn't.

It is on this stage that we elevate and celebrate the curious, where we invite the best and the brightest, the industry movers and shakers, the well-known and influential members of our communities to share their learnings and experiences in an unwavering effort to help those who are searching for answers. From creating thriving companies to challenging what humanity is capable of, we invite you to join us in celebrating the curious amongst us for we believe that it is the curious who will change the world.

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Tabitha

27 July 2018 • How to Leave the 9-5 and Start Your Own Business

Great talk by Emma and bill! Will definitely come to another one