Presented by Flying Solo
How to start and run a business you love.
Flying Solo LIVE addresses the key issues facing Australian solo, micro and small business owners through inspiring, educational and interactive presentations and networking.
In one action-packed day, supported by stacks of online resources, we give business owners the expertise, connections and motivation they need to start, build and run a business they love.
Robert Gerrish is the founder of Flying Solo and presents their fortnightly podcast and video productions. He’s been a business commentator on ABC Four Corners, A Current Affair, Sky Business, Fairfax Digital, 2UE and ABC Radio and co-authored the bestseller, Flying Solo: How to go it alone in business.
Alongside his roles as host of Sunrise and President of Port Adelaide Football Club, David Koch is one of Australia’s foremost business and finance commentators. A small business owner for 30 years, David has a passion for the sector, and was a director of the NSW Small Business Development Corporation for 6 years. He is patron of the Youth Off The Streets managed Koch Centre For Youth at Macquarie Fields.
Catherine Cervasio is a pioneer in the natural skincare industry, having developed Aromababy – the first natural and organic brand for mother and baby, in 1994, creating a new category in retail. Now with more than two decades of brand heritage and success with sensitive skin, Aromababy is a sought after brand by both mothers and health professionals.
Holly Ransom is the CEO of Emergent, a company specialising in disruptive strategy and building the capacity of leaders to execute change. Emergent, has worked with the likes of Microsoft, Virgin, INPEX, Europcar, KPMG, & the AIS, as well as local, state and federal government departments globally.
Jo Burston is one of Australia’s most successful female entrepreneurs. She has launched six businesses, the standout being Job Capital which went from $0 to $40-million turnover in five years and has kept her on the list of Australia’s top 30 female entrepreneurs since 2013.
Kate Christie, Founder and CEO of Time Stylers, is a time investment advisor, global speaker and best-selling author. Kate consults to big and small business, government departments and C suite executives on maximising individual time spend and managing organisational drag through smart time investment strategies.
Passionate about helping businesses grow, Australian entrepreneur and workplace innovator, Brad Krauskopf is a national authority on coworking and flexible work. Brad is the pioneering founder and CEO of Hub Australia, Australia’s largest privately held coworking space provider with locations in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, and Brisbane opening in 2018.
Sarah Prescott joined Thankyou in 2012 fresh from working in PR for a large Australian car manufacturer. With her head for strategy and a make-it-happen attitude, it’s no surprise she’s an absolute legend at leading the marketing team at Thankyou… all fuelled by the almighty latte.
Katie Jeanes is a senior digital marketer who specialises in paid media and marketing analytics. She leads the product arm of Pinstripe Media, an Australian media company with a dedicated focus on small business, startups and personal finance that engages more than 2 million monthly users across its brands and media platforms.
Tom Griffith is the Co-Founder of Australian brand – Emma & Toms which he started with his business partner Emma. In the 14 years since its launch, it has grown to sell a range of fantastic tasting, all natural, minimally-processed whole fruit juices, quenchers, sparkling juices, iced teas, no added sugar flavoured milk and snack bars through more than 3,500 premium independent cafes and delis as well as to the major grocery retailers.
Pippa Buxton founded Little Earth Nest, Australia’s eco store for families. She is a mother and now non-practicing midwife who is passionate about living with an awareness of the environment. Her work assists in supporting families across Australia that connect with a sustainable approach to parenting and life.
Dave Chaffey is the Managing Director of KBB Digital, a Digital Marketing Agency, concentrating squarely on growing small and medium sized businesses. With a passion for marketing and the web, Dave is a keen observer of emerging internet technologies and trends, offering clients a competitive edge with his insight and knowledge.
Elizabeth is the Founder of Fashion Equipped, a Melbourne based consultancy agency specialising in the business of fashion. She has worked with some of Australia’s largest retailers and privately owned wholesalers, and she’s gained valuable industry experience working in senior roles in retail buying, product development, sourcing, sales, brand building, marketing, strategic planning and team management.
Jeremy Hunt is a Director of Health More, Australia’s pre-eminent CBEC distribution company taking health and wellness brands to China. Jeremy is a key player in Australia’s cross-border trade industry, with a specialised focus on China and Southeast Asia.