Introduction to Innovation
and Business Design

Free Workshop

Learn new ways to differentiate your business from competitors, impress customers and use technology to reduce your workload. You already have a bunch of great ideas. Let's make them happen in a smart way!

  • A no risk way to experience how Business Design Institute can help you
  • Take some time to actively work "on" your business
  • Hear new ideas and find out what is working for other business owners

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What to Expect

Small Business Innovation For The Win

1. Learn the value of
investing in innovation

See why every dollar you spend on innovation returns double in sales and makes business more fun

2. Discover new business
tools and strategies

Find out how a design approach to your business helps you see things from a new perspective

3. Start to become more
confident with technology

Learn that embracing technology can lead to less work for you and more time with your friends and family.

Small Business Innovation

Is this workshop for you?

If you run a small business (or thinking of starting one) and are open to exploring fresh ideas, then you will love this workshop.

It doesn't matter if you're a lone operator or have a good size team. You might be a retailer, a tradie, a professional services provider or even a personal trainer.

If you're ready to shake things up and make some bold moves, come along and get energised.

Introduction to Innovation and Business Design audience photo

About the New Ideas Workshop

Welcome to Business Design Institute

If you’re a small business owner, you’ll love the opportunity to hear new ideas, learn new ways of looking at your business and find out about tools that help you organise your thoughts and put your plans into action.

Practical and Powerful

This 1.5 hour workshop will see you trying out some business design tools and coming up with innovative ideas. There's even an opportunity to have a drink or two and network with other participants at the end.

Insightful and Interesting

You'll be surprised by how much value you can receive in a couple of hours. Not only will come away with new ideas and resources, you'll make connections with other forward looking business owners.

Facilitator: Pete Argent
Meet Pete

Your facilitator, Pete Argent, has years of experience running workshops for a wide range of corporations, tech startup accelerators, individuals and even the United Nations. His specialties include technology, innovation and digital skills.

Pete's passion for these topics and their power to impact your business is obvious from the moment you meet him.

Learn more about your facilitator, Pete Argent

In this workshop

This workshop is designed as an introduction to innovation and business design for small business owners.

  • You'll learn how innovation can provide big returns on your investment and see where you can start straight away.
  • Hear about the concept of business design and understand how it can help you see your business from a new perspective
  • Find out how other businesses are using technology to reduce their workload and spend more time with their family
Karma Collab Hub

Our workshops are held at the funky co-working space, Karma Collab Hub, in Miami.

It's easy to get to, being central on the Gold Coast and there's free street parking.

Address: 47 Lemana Lane, Miami, QLD, 4220

A photo of the outside of Karma Collab Hub

You will really enjoy meeting the people that come to these workshops. They’re open minded, forward looking, full of great ideas and supportive of each other.

  • Refreshments (drinks and nibbles)
  • Notepads and pens
  • Workshop notes

Are you ready to enrol?

Complete the questionnaire

Complete the questionnaire

Help Business Design Institute conduct important innovation research by answering some questions about your challenges as a business owner.

Your participation helps more small business owners understand how innovation can impact their business.

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Business Design Institute acknowledges and pays respect to the Yugambeh people of the Gold Coast, who are the traditional custodians of the land, as well as all their descendants both past and present.

We also acknowledge the many Aboriginal people from other regions as well as Torres Strait and South Sea Islander people who now live in the local area and have made an important contribution to the community.