As part of the Northern Beef Business Mentoring Program, ABDI will be presenting a series of seminars at the QLD Beef Expo, about how to grow or improve your beef business – to capitalise on current market opportunities.  They will be joined by Brett Collins, Partner of Moore Stephens Qld and Principal of the Toowoomba office to discuss financial aspects of managing your beef business.

The Program recognises that current trends favour the expansion of the Australian agri-sector – particularly beef – in export and domestic markets – and that opportunities exist throughout the value chain.

While the many observers tell us these opportunities exist, the questions on beef (and agri-) business owners’ minds include:

  • How can I set my business up for growth?
  • How do I rebuild my business – particularly if adversely affected by recent events?
  • How do I find that ‘extra something’ – that will help guide my expansion plans?
  • Is my beef business a saleable proposition – or able to be handed on to another generation?
  • And… How can I adjust my beef business so that it better meets my/our needs?

The program covers four standalone topics:

  • The 5x Golden Rules of a High Performing Beef Business;
  • Markets and Marketing your beef product;
  • Managing your People; and
  • Understanding Topical Financial Matters.

 

THURSDAY – 10:15 AM-12:00 PM

The 5x Golden Rules of a High Performing Beef Business

There are 5x Golden Rules which lead to the creation of a high performing business.  They are as applicable to beef businesses as to other agri-business – or businesses in other sectors. They are about direction, speed, discipline, checking and engaging.  These Golden Rules relate to each of the other seminar topics.

The presenters will work through each of the Golden Rules in turn – and work through examples from participants – to relate them to the experiences of those attending the seminar.

 

THURSDAY-12:45 PM-2:15 PM

Markets and Marketing your beef product

There are a number of simple, key principles that apply to marketing a product. The key principle is to be an active marketer – by engaging with the marketplace. For some, this is a daunting prospect, and yet, there are ways of doing so. As today’s marketplace is changing rapidly, it’s important to work through how to track progress engaging with the marketplace.

The presenters will work through a number of key principles, the ‘differentiators’ and taking a customer centric approach. They will encourage an open conversation with participants to relate these principles to real-life on the ground.

 

THURSDAY – 2:45 PM-4:15 PM

Managing your People

While people are our major business asset, managing and engaging with teams (and families) proves to be one of the most confronting issues facing business people. There are a number of Golden Rules associated with managing people – and ensuring an harmonious business environment. For small enterprises, people can be a major challenge.

The Presenters will work through implementing the systems necessary to manage people and discuss the impact of various behavioural styles when working with people. The open conversation around managing people will draw on real-life experiences of participants.

 

FRIDAY – 9:30 AM-10:45 AM

The 5x Golden Rules of a High Performing Beef Business (a repeat of Thursday)

There are 5x Golden Rules which lead to the creation of a high performing business.  They are as applicable to beef businesses as to other agri-business – or businesses in other sectors. They are about direction, speed, discipline, checking and engaging.  These Golden Rules relate to each of the other seminar topics.

The presenters will work through each of the Golden Rules in turn – and work through examples from participants – to relate them to the experiences of those attending the seminar.

 

FRIDAY – 11:15 AM-12:30 PM

Understanding today’s Topical Financial Matters

Today, a range of topical financial issues could have an impact on the beef industry and beef producers. These include the Personal Properties Security Register (PPSR), How Attracting an Investor Into Your Business can add real value to the business – and Succession (particularly the Family Farm Transfer Duty Concession extension).

The presenters – including representatives of mid tier accounting firm Moore Stephens Queensland – will present key considerations around these and other matters. There will be an open discussion about the implications of these to beef businesses.

How to participate?

To participate, please just turn up at the beginning of a session. Cost is covered by entrance to the expo – which is only $10.

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