The Dubbo Regional Council Economic Development Team's business development program for 2019; The Great Business Program has been designed to be a practical, valuable and useful business development platform for local businesses. The purpose of the program is to create a framework that small businesses can use in their business to enhance the long term viability of their entity and also use it as a platform for focusing on what they need to concentrate on for business growth and profitability. This years program will contain three events over the course of 5 weeks with each event focusing on something practical and useful for businesses to use in their everyday operations. 

Pete Williams is an entrepreneur, advisor and marketer who Forbes recently called, “one entrepreneur today that every marketer should be modelling,” while Inc. describes him as, “a savvy marketing strategist.” A Southern Region Finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program, a Small Business ICON (Best-in-Class) Recipient, and an Australian Business Award Winner for Marketing Excellence, he is the co-founder of numerous businesses across varying industries—from telecommunications services to e-commerce. Having been referred to as “Australia’s Richard Branson” in media publications, Pete first made a name for himself when, at age twenty-one, he sold Australia’s version of Yankee Stadium, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, for under $500—which you can read about in his first book, How to Turn Your Million-Dollar Idea Into a Reality (2007). Pete’s companies include Infiniti Telecommunications,, SpringCom Telecommunications, and Preneur Group (, an advisory-consulting firm that guides business owners through the process of increasing profits, margins and other key indicators by using the 7 Levers approach to business growth. 

Wednesday 20 March Chris Helder: Useful Thinking
Thursday 4 April Tim Dwyer: Growth Metrics Introduction 'Google Maps' for Business Steve Semmons: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Networking Dub Vegas Casino Night Over $20,000 in Grants and Prize Money awarded


Dubbo Regional Council Economic Development Services Team
02 6801 4000


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$285 + GST (includes all sessions and up to 10 employees can attend each session)


Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre
155 Darling Street, Dubbo

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