Tuesday 12 April, 2016

7:15 am - 9:00 am

Manningham Function Centre
699 Doncaster Road

Featuring guest speaker Jeff Ryall

If you’re just starting out in your own business (or about to embark on this journey), you’ll know the feeling …

“Where will my customers come from?”
“What needs to be in my Business Plan? ”
“What’s the best way to spend my marketing/advertising budget? ”
“What are the risks? And what might be the actual $ costs of these? ”
“How do I manage cash flow?”

“Good grief – this is getting complicated … maybe that ‘real’ job wasn’t so bad …” And if you’ve been in business a while, we bet you can remember these feelings. (Or maybe they still pop up now and again …)

That’s why we’ve asked Jeff Ryall to speak with us at our April Open Meeting. (Members and Guests welcome.)

Sharing with us his perspective on the topic of 10 things I wish I’d known when I started in Small Business, Jeff will provide insights and ideas that will provoke your thinking. If you want to get both yourself and your business moving forward in a more positive, proactive way, this is a must-attend event!

Running your own business offers many possibilities, opportunities and benefits.  One of them is the opportunity for a pathway of learning denied to those who never take the risk.  Jeff will explain with humour, examples and stories the ten important things he now knows – that will make a difference for you, too, in your own business.

About Jeff Ryall:

With over 45 years in the business world, Jeff started out as an Industrial Metallurgist in the steel industry.  He gravitated to Quality Management in the early 1980s, then progressed to a role as a Group Manager in an international distribution business. It was 1992 when he stepped out into the world of small business.  Initially working as an independent consultant in the Quality/Risk/Compliance space, he evolved that into a ‘real company’ that employed staff. Then, 7 years ago, Jeff stepped into an IT startup.

Jeff is MD of RelianSys Pty. Ltd., an Australian software firm that automates governance processes, with customers in the local government, post-secondary education, health and finance sectors. Jeff is currently National President of The Australian Organisation for Quality, having been awarded Honorary Life Membership and the Juran Medal with this organisation in 2007.

Jeff’s interests include faith, fitness, family history, political involvement, maintaining connections in Indonesia  and spending quality time with family and grandchildren.