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Take the Leap – Transitioning From A Hobby To A Business: Lunch & Learn

September 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

Take the Leap and turn your hobby into a business with Shannon Keen from Business Administration Services Friday 27 September from 12pm to 1pm at Canvas Coworking Toowoomba

Take the Leap: Transitioning From A Hobby To A Business 

Do you want to take the leap and create a business from your hobby, or have a great idea you want to turn a profit from but don’t know where to start? Taking that first step can be daunting especially when in Australia 60% of small businesses fail within their first three years. A sobering statistic but one that can be mitigated by building your business on solid foundations. Developing good administrative systems and setting sound financial practices from the outset will promote sustainable growth and longevity.

Take the Leap: Transitioning from a Hobby to a Business will guide you through the initial steps of setting yourself up for success.  We’ll step through topics such as: 

  • Hobby Vs Business
  • Business Structures
  • ATO Obligations
  • ABNs
  • Invoicing
  • Record Keeping
  • Organising your Finances
  • as well as things to consider as you grow such as GST, Payroll and Super

Let’s spend a lunch hour together and eliminate some of the stresses and uncertainty around starting up, leaving you more time to focus on your passion.

Shannon Keen is a highly organised professional who has built an extensive knowledge base of business administration and bookkeeping capabilities over a 20 -year career across a range of industries including finance, retail, agribusiness, mining and accounting.  As a working mother of 2, Shannon can be found through the week juggling work, young children, school runs, dance lessons, daycare and toilet training. On the weekends she’s barefoot in her garden, sitting around the fire pit, or planning her next holiday destination or live music gig.  Shannon is passionate about helping businesses to run smoothly by utilising technology to improve processes and implementing systems with each business’ unique practice in mind. She also enjoys working with start ups to get their administrative and bookkeeping frameworks in place.

Presenter: Shannon Keen, Business Administration Services

Date: Friday 27 Sept 2019 @ 12pm-1pm (Q&A may run overtime, so perhaps allow extra)
At Canvas Coworking Space, Suite 1/625 Ruthven St, Toowoomba

Unable to attend in person? No problem, join us live via Zoom, an online meeting platform. Select the ‘via Zoom’ option when you book via the website (same payment options apply). You will then receive an email with the link and password to join the session on Friday morning.

Cost: FREE for Members
$10 for Non-members

BYO Lunch


Each week we present a different topic, focused on the needs of entrepreneurs, freelancers and business owners. If you have a topic you would like us to cover, or you would like to present about a topic, please send an email to bookings@canvascoworking.com.au


September 27, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST
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Canvas Coworking Toowoomba
625 Ruthven St
Toowoomba City, Qld 4350 Australia
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