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RDA Brisbane a partner in new initiative to help businesses succeed

RDA Brisbane has helped launch Business Excellence Roundtable (BER), a new initiative providing support, guidance and networking to groups of small businesses across Brisbane, to help them grow and succeed.

Around 35 representatives from the business, community and government sectors attended the BER project launch on October 17 at QUT Gardens Point, hosted by the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research. The Centre operates through the QUT Business School, and its Director Professor Per Davidsson was the keynote speaker on the night, discussing research which shows that engagement through mentoring and networking can greatly increase the survival odds for small business.

Business Excellence Roundtable is an initiative of the Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) Brisbane Metro, in partnership with RDA Brisbane and Brisbane City Council. Roundtables - groups of 10 to 12 small businesses meeting monthly under the guidance of a professional business facilitator - will be established in locations across Brisbane. For a low membership fee, businesses will receive mentoring and support with their challenges, up to date business information and answers, and the opportunity to build a personal business network.

BER Launch

From left: Professor Per Davidsson (QUT), Danny Lloyd (website design company Fat Galah, a BER supporter), Alice Langford (BEC), Margaret Blade (RDA Brisbane CEO) and Cameron Johns (BER)

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