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Member meeting October 2016: Better business models

Wednesday 5 October 2016

Join Editors Queensland - whether you are an IPEd member or not - for an evening of networking and learning from guest speaker, Tamyka Bell.

When: Wednesday 5 October 2016, 6.00 for 6.30 pm (come at 6.00 pm for drinks and nibbles)
Where: The Gabba Ward Office, 2/63 Annerley Road,
(Cnr Annerley Rd & Crown St, Woolloongabba)
How much: $10 members; $15 non-members; QWC members at EdsQ member rates - bring your membership receipt to the event
Closing date for registration: Monday 3 October 2016
Book now!
As a writer, editor, business analyst and EdsQ member, Tamyka Bell has a habit of never accepting 'Because I said so!' as an answer, a habit that has served her well throughout her professional careers (except maybe during that stint in the army): research scientist, data analyst, running coach, general manager, technical writer, software tester and business analyst.

With each transition, Tamyka has tested out her skills, always seeking ways to work better. To this end, she applied physics to finance, introduced agile software development principles to the creative writing process, and put the active voice back into technical reports. She also discovered that she gets bored easily if she's not learning something new, and she much prefers thinking about work over doing it.

Over the years, she has been fortunate to work with several entrepreneurs - some of them billionaires, but others 'mere' millionaires - and has spent a good deal of time reflecting on which of their business models led to solid, sustainable growth, and which ones led to frustration and failure.

When the time came to break out on her own as a freelance writer and editor, Tamyka called on her very mild superpower: learning why those entrepreneurs' business models worked and transferring those lessons to her own home start-up. She's used this power for good, to help her friends set up businesses in design, baking, beauty therapies and dietetics.

Tamyka has been lurking in a few Facebook groups for editors, to see what questions are on our minds, what we think we know about running our businesses, and whether we're right.

Tamyka will talk about:
what makes a preferred customer - repeat visits, retainers or referrals
discount models that reward you and your customers
settling down: the myth of job security
real and perceived risks of global online business
real and perceived opportunities - measuring your return on investment
tools to help get the job done
and of course that age-old question - 'How much should I charge?'

How to book
Register now! Register on or before COB Monday 3 October.
Book via the event on the IPEd Member Portal.


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