NAIDOC week art exhibition
Jul.
4
to 4 Aug.

NAIDOC week art exhibition

Opening for a sundowner event, Thursday 5:30pm - 8:30pm

This event celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

View an exhibition of art by local Aboriginal artists, including ECU students, and be entertained with music from the wonderful Natasha Eldridge.

Light refreshments will be served.

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The exhibition will continue in the Maker + Co Collective spaces Saturday 6th July - Sunday 4th August

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Weave a Mini Rag Rug (rescheduled)
Jul.
13
2:00 pm14:00

Weave a Mini Rag Rug (rescheduled)

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Learn basic weaving techniques to make yourself a mini rag rug! This mini size will make a fun and textured place-mat pr wall hanging, and give you the techniques to up-size as big as you like. Used our recycled fabrics, or bring your own stash. 

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Coffee & Course Conversations
Jul.
16
9:00 am09:00

Coffee & Course Conversations

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Thinking about university, but not sure about entry requirements or what to study?

Get the answers to your study questions from an ECU Future Students staff member – over coffee.

Starting Tuesday 28 May, an ECU staff member will be available to meet with you in the relaxed surroundings of Maker + Co in the Bunbury CBD. You don’t have to book a time, just drop in, grab a coffee and sit down for a chat.

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Friday Night Makers Society
Jul.
19
6:00 pm18:00

Friday Night Makers Society

Do you have some UFOs lying around at home? (Un-Finished Objects, half done artworks, or other creative projects hiding in the corner)

Friday Night Makers Society is about giving yourself a timeframe to join in with other likeminded creatives to get those projects completed once and for all! These sessions are also great for those who feel a little stuck in building a webpage, or not sure on how to finish off a design of something that’s been bugging you for ages. Or maybe it’s a creative idea that hasn’t gotten off the ground yet and you need some brains to bounce your ideas off.

We’ll provide table space, beanbags, tea/coffee or a glass of wine and nibbles to get those creative gears turning, just bring your creative projects! There will even be special ‘Boocha Berry cocktails to enjoy.

Find us through the side door of the Maker + Co Collective space on Symmons Street

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LEXM: Paul David Reynolds
Jul.
25
5:30 pm17:30

LEXM: Paul David Reynolds

We are at the frontline of the fourth industrial revolution. Is our education system ready? Why is STEAM so important?

Join us at League of Extraordinary Makers as we explore a STEAM powered pathway to enterprise and employment for the next generation of inventors, creatives, entrepreneurs and innovators.

Paul David Reynolds, Head of Visual Arts at Bunbury Senior High School, likes to change things. He thrives on challenge. He believes, in a school, that student learning is not formed by materials and tools but by a mindset of community, creativity and collaboration. The workforce of the future will no longer be (purely) skill based or focused, but one which requires employees to exhibit a capacity for creative thinking and problem solving. Having taught and practiced visual arts for many years, Paul has observed that a creative approach to problem solving is the most important skill in driving innovation. It nurtures adaptability and an ability to take risks. Meaningful learning takes place when the student or participant is an active participant in their education, when a personal connection is made in the construct and delivery of a course of study by teachers, parents and mentors and when school-based learning is blended with ‘real world’ experiences that heighten and focus the student's interest.

Paul will be introduced by Maker + Co's Creative Director, Colette McEntee who will also facilitate an audience Q & A.

$20 non-members
FREE for Maker + Co members

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Coffee & Course Conversations
Jul.
9
9:00 am09:00

Coffee & Course Conversations

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Thinking about university, but not sure about entry requirements or what to study?

Get the answers to your study questions from an ECU Future Students staff member – over coffee.

Starting Tuesday 28 May, an ECU staff member will be available to meet with you in the relaxed surroundings of Maker + Co in the Bunbury CBD. You don’t have to book a time, just drop in, grab a coffee and sit down for a chat.

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Make A Censing Stick (rescheduled)
Jun.
26
6:00 pm18:00

Make A Censing Stick (rescheduled)

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Love Australian fauna and flora? Lead by Francine of Pollen Nation, you will learn the beneficial healing properties of burning specific native Australian plants whilst making a custom bunched herbal censing stick of your very home to take home! 💐 (these also make great custom pressies)

Cleansing your environment can have significant effect on your emotional and mental wellbeing, and bring renewed energy to your home.

This is a fun hands-on workshop to do with a friend, or on your own! Everybody is welcome to give it a go 😊

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Coffee & Course Conversations
Jun.
25
9:00 am09:00

Coffee & Course Conversations

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Thinking about university, but not sure about entry requirements or what to study?

Get the answers to your study questions from an ECU Future Students staff member – over coffee.

Starting Tuesday 28 May, an ECU staff member will be available to meet with you in the relaxed surroundings of Maker + Co in the Bunbury CBD. You don’t have to book a time, just drop in, grab a coffee and sit down for a chat.

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Hustle Hub - Free Mentor Sessions
Jun.
18
12:00 pm12:00

Hustle Hub - Free Mentor Sessions

Hustle Hub is your free opportunity to meet with one of our skilled business mentors to talk about your next step as an entrepreneur 🚀

Refine your business hustle, talk ideas & possibilities one on one with Maker + Co Director Craig Holland this session!

Craig is an experienced business and strategic planner and has provided general business advice for business ventures particularly in the start-up phase for the last 4 years. He has had years of experience in providing support in the not-for-profit sector in the areas of planning, financials and governance. 

Maker + Co are partnering with Business Foundations Inc to host the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme this year. You can speak to Craig in relation to eligibility and what the program will offer you. 

Find out how joining the Maker family can benefit you and your business. Send us a message to book your spot. 

See you there!

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Coffee & Course Conversations
Jun.
18
9:00 am09:00

Coffee & Course Conversations

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Thinking about university, but not sure about entry requirements or what to study?

Get the answers to your study questions from an ECU Future Students staff member – over coffee.

Starting Tuesday 28 May, an ECU staff member will be available to meet with you in the relaxed surroundings of Maker + Co in the Bunbury CBD. You don’t have to book a time, just drop in, grab a coffee and sit down for a chat.

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LISTEN - One Strange Rock
Jun.
14
12:00 pm12:00

LISTEN - One Strange Rock

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LISTEN is a FREE monthly event that gives you the opportunity to come into the ECU CBD Learning Hub and learn something new on your lunch break! This month, we are screening the documentary "One Strange Rock” 🌏

One Strange Rock is a thrilling journey exploring the fragility and wonder of our planet, one of the most peculiar, unique places in the universe. It's the extraordinary story of why life as we know it exists on Earth, brought into perspective by the only people to have left it behind: astronauts. 

This documentary is guaranteed to blow your mind about the place we call home 🚀

Tea and coffee will be provided, BYO lunch, absolutely everyone is welcome to drop in and out as they please!

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Intro to Mosaics (cancelled)
Jun.
13
6:00 pm18:00

Intro to Mosaics (cancelled)

Intro to Mosaics (cancelled)
80.00

Feeling creative? Mosaics are a great hands-on craft that can develop in surprising and beautiful ways 🤩 They make charming personalised decorations for your home, or as a gift to a friend.

In this workshop, watch your very own mosaic bird come to life as you arrange and glue colourful pieces onto your base. Over two sessions lead by Christy Valli, you’ll using a pre-cut base, and different shapes and textures from pre-made or custom pieces of stone and glass. The hardest part about this workshop is deciding where you are going to put it when you get home! 🕊

2 sessions over 2 weeks
Thursday 13th + Thursday 20th June
6.00pm - 8.00pm

No previous experience required, everyone welcome to come and give it a go in our brand-new urban workshop space!

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Coffee & Course Conversations
Jun.
11
9:00 am09:00

Coffee & Course Conversations

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Thinking about university, but not sure about entry requirements or what to study?

Get the answers to your study questions from an ECU Future Students staff member – over coffee.

Starting Tuesday 28 May, an ECU staff member will be available to meet with you in the relaxed surroundings of Maker + Co in the Bunbury CBD. You don’t have to book a time, just drop in, grab a coffee and sit down for a chat.

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Intro to Stained Glass
Jun.
9
1:00 pm13:00

Intro to Stained Glass

Intro to Stained Glass
90.00

Try something new and make your very own stained glass candle or trinket holder! 🌟 Absolutely everyone is welcome to give this craft a go, this hands-on worksop is suitable for any skill-level and is guaranteed to be a heap of fun 😁

Run by Nigel Snelling, an experienced Leadlighter with over 45 years experience and 30 years based in the South West, he will teach you basic:
-Glass cutting
-Copperfoiling (commonly used to make lampshades)
-Soldering

We are stoked to be hosting this event in our brand new urban workshop space and can't wait for you crafty lot to come in and see it!

The cost is $90.00 for the Workshop and you will have your own piece of artwork to take home (or to gift to someone special).

Bookings: Please note full payment must be received to confirm your place.

Please wear casual clothing and closed in shoes on the day! See you there 😁

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L.I.S.T.E.N - Unsunk Funk
Jun.
4
12:00 pm12:00

L.I.S.T.E.N - Unsunk Funk

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Hustle Hub is a free mentoring session, this month you will have the opportunity to chat to local artist Genevieve from Unsunk Funk Clothing about all things creative!

Genevieve operates her own one-of-a-kind recycled clothing business out of The Maker + Co Collective and frequently takes it on the road, selling her creations at festivals all over the South West all year round! On top of this, she is an accomplished artist, well known for her beachy landscapes painted on driftwood.

If you have any questions about running your own creative business or are curious to get to know more about Gen's practice, contact us to book in a spot!

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Coffee & Course Conversations
Jun.
4
9:00 am09:00

Coffee & Course Conversations

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Thinking about university, but not sure about entry requirements or what to study?

Get the answers to your study questions from an ECU Future Students staff member – over coffee.

Starting Tuesday 28 May, an ECU staff member will be available to meet with you in the relaxed surroundings of Maker + Co in the Bunbury CBD. You don’t have to book a time, just drop in, grab a coffee and sit down for a chat.

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Artwork / product photoshoot
May
30
9:00 am09:00

Artwork / product photoshoot

Artwork / product photoshoot (cancelled)
210.00

Are you looking to sell your artwork and/or products? Customers love seeing their ideal home in your marketing, so let's get you covered! In this 1 hour session, you'll get 12-18 professionally shot and edited images from Henderson Photographics, which will showcase your artwork and/or products styled and curated with homely decor by the teams at Maker + Co and The Green Depot.

These images will present your products creatively, and beautifully, ready for digital or print.

Fashion works are welcome, please provide your own models, hair and make-up artists.

Maker + Co members’ prices - $160

Sign up here to get your membership and discount code

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Hustle Hub - Bronwyn Snelling
May
21
to 22 May

Hustle Hub - Bronwyn Snelling

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Refine your business hustle, talk ideas & possibilities one on one with our Mentors. Open for anyone, no bookings required.

This Hustle Hub session you will have a chance to meet and talk with Bronwyn Snelling, owner of The Green Depot! 🌿

Who will benefit from speaking to Bron?
- Anyone with passion for the City of Bunbury who likes to get involved at a grass roots level looking to create change
- People interested in small business i.e start ups
- Horticultural/Environmentally qualified individuals wanting insight on the ‘green’ business industry

Bronwyn Snelling is a qualified Environmental Scientist who grew up in Bunbury. She has great passion for our little City and believes that her latest business venture The Green Depot has lots to offer our community from small unique gifts to events, hire and bespoke floristry. This unusual business mix creates products from passion and expertise.

Bron’s previous working life has involved work for Kings Park, Garden Guru’s (Channel 9), Josh Byrne (Gardening Australia) and running her own landscape design and construction company DBM Landscapes which specialised in nature play and residential projects.

If you have any questions for Bron, or are just wanting someone to bounce ideas off, come on in and say hi!

 
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Plein Air Workshop with Tom Ansell
May
11
12:30 pm12:30

Plein Air Workshop with Tom Ansell

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View and record your world onto paper with fine artist materials. Joined by exhibiting artist Tom Ansell, you'll explore the traditional method of plein air drawing, and experience mark making out in the beautiful world to create stunning sketches. All materials and afternoon tea included.

Tickets are $70 for non-members and $60 for members. Find out what other perks you get by becoming a Maker + Co Member here.

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The Punk Singer - Free Documentary Screening
May
10
12:00 pm12:00

The Punk Singer - Free Documentary Screening

 
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LISTEN is a FREE monthly event that gives you the opportunity to come into the ECU CBD Learning Hub and learn something new on your lunch break! This month, we are screening the documentary "The Punk Singer”, BYO lunch, everyone is welcome.

The Punk Singer is a 2013 documentary that explores the life and career of Kathleen Hanna, a musician and activist who made a significant cultural impact in the 1990s. It was directed by Sini Anderson, an independent filmmaker known for her feminist views. Anderson traveled with Hanna for about a year, taking footage of her both on and off stage. The film features many important figures in Hanna’s life, including her bandmates, fellow activists, and husband. It premiered at the South by Southwest film festival and was greeted with largely positive critical response.

Join us for tea and coffee after the screening and chat with Elle Fingers, President of Bunbury Roller Derby, co-founder of Riot Grrrl Western Australia, and singer of riot grrl band, Chickspit.

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Mother's Day Dried and Preserved Textural Bouquet
May
9
6:00 pm18:00

Mother's Day Dried and Preserved Textural Bouquet

Mother's Day Dried and Preserved Textural Bouquet
70.00

Join Francine from Pollen Nation for an evening in one of Bunbury’s most unique new urban workshop spaces. We will explore the exciting trend of making yourself or your mum a dried and preserved floral bouquet to keep. Using different forms and textures from local and artisanal sources to create your individual custom piece, and talk about how to dry and collect your own flowers at home.

Why not bring your mum along for an early Mother's Day present, or create the perfect bouquet for her for the weekend!

Includes a complimentary glass of champagne.

Only 6 spots available.

Workshop will run for 1.5 hours.

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LEXM: Sohan Ariel Hayes
May
2
5:30 pm17:30

LEXM: Sohan Ariel Hayes

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The newly established League of Extraordinary Makers (LEXM) is connecting inventors, creatives, entrepreneurs, and innovators. By joining forces, this allows industries to build beyond their limits and create projects never thought possible. Join us for LEXM’s regular sundowner sessions over drinks and nibbles to produce sparks and connect you to a series of bright and brilliant minds. 

This session, we are joined by Sohan Ariel Hayes, a visual artist internationally acclaimed for his large-scale multimedia installations, public projects, and performance collaborations. His site-responsive process works with drawing, projection and archival materials to invoke particular places, collective voices, and communities of labor.

Noted for an exquisite use of technology, his ephemeral environments create immersive experiences that poetically respond to the architectural presence and social history of their sites. Whether inhabiting a building four stories high or confined to the surface of a shell, the genesis of Hayes art extends outwards from the primary projection of heart and mind. 

This year Hayes worked closely with Zoe Atkinson to produce the visual design for 2019 Perth Festival epic opening event Boorna Waanginy, experienced by 230,000 visitors. 

This event is FREE for Maker + Co Members, and $20 for non-members. To find out more about becoming a member, click here

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30 Foot Drop: Tapping in Part 1
Apr.
30
7:00 pm19:00

30 Foot Drop: Tapping in Part 1

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*** This is part 1 of a three part workshop ***

In today’s crowded business world it is becoming harder to find the new niche for your products and services, but what if we told you that there is an ‘untapped’ population who have clear, persistent needs that are not being adequately fulfilled? This population spans the world and includes motivated customers with an estimated disposable income of $54 million (and growing!) Australia wide.

Here at 30 Foot Drop we have done the research and we’re ready to share our knowledge on how businesses can begin Tapping In. Come along to one of our workshops to find out more.

Tapping in Part 1 – Why Access and Inclusion is worth investing in and how your business can get 
its share

Researching a new market segment takes time – the most important and most limited resource you have. Thankfully, when it comes to people with a disability, 30 Foot Drop has done the research for you.

We’ve painstakingly combed through statistics, research and reports to determine their credibility and compiled them into an informative and entertaining package that will have you wondering why you
haven’t thought of this before

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30 Foot Drop: Access in Practice – Turning Access & Inclusion Theory into Reality
Apr.
29
2:00 pm14:00

30 Foot Drop: Access in Practice – Turning Access & Inclusion Theory into Reality

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Whether due to legislative requirements or a desire to provide accessible services for all, many businesses are providing Access and Inclusion training for their staff. These workshops often focus on legislation and theory, with many attendees leaving with little or no practical skills to properly engage these often misunderstood members of society.

30 Foot Drop is here to end the stigma.

Through a series of fun, hands-on activities, attendees will gain an understanding of some of the potential barriers faced by people with a disability and learn how they can better help them.

2 Wise Monkey workshops are facilitated by people living with a disability in an open, honest and safe format where any question can be asked without judgement.

Thanks to funding from Department of Communities, these workshops are currently completely FREE to attend. However, this funding only lasts until 30 June 2019 so book in now to avoid missing out.

Session one: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Session 2: 7.00pm - 9.00pm

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Exhibition: Stepping Up // Denise Gillies & Lynne Mitchell
Apr.
26
to 19 May

Exhibition: Stepping Up // Denise Gillies & Lynne Mitchell

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Lynne Mitchell & Denise Gillies

Lynne Mitchell and Denise Gillies are experienced mixed media artists and printmakers, who have exhibited both separately and together for several years in group shows throughout Australia as well as internationally.


Their shared philosophies towards the environment and commonality in arts practice led to a collaborative partnership 2 years ago which culminated in several successful joint exhibitions as well as participation in other group shows. Their works combine various media and techniques to interweave elements of nature, passages of time and hidden layers of meaning.

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Hustle Hub
Apr.
23
12:00 pm12:00

Hustle Hub

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Refine your business hustle, talk ideas & possibilities one on one with our Mentors. Open for anyone, no bookings required.


This Hustle Hub session you will have a chance to meet and talk with Maker + Co Director Craig!

Craig is an experienced business and strategic planner and has provided general business advice for business ventures particularly in the start-up phase for the last 4 years. He has had years of experience in providing support in the not-for-profit sector in the areas of planning, financials and governance.

Maker + Co are partnering with Business Foundations Inc to host the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme this year. You can speak to Craig in relation to eligibility and what the program will offer you.

Find out how joining the Maker family can benefit you and your business.

See you there!

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The True Cost - Free Documentary Screening
Apr.
12
12:00 pm12:00

The True Cost - Free Documentary Screening

A FREE Documentary Screening in the ECU CBD Learning Hub at Maker + Co

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Friday 12th April, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

75 Victoria Street, Bunbury
(entrance on Symmons street)


Bring your lunch, bring a friend (or come on your own) and learn something new on your lunch break! The door is open for you to drop on in anytime.

This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

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30 Foot Drop: Access in Practice - Turning Access & Inclusion Theory into Reality
Apr.
9
10:00 am10:00

30 Foot Drop: Access in Practice - Turning Access & Inclusion Theory into Reality

 
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Whether due to legislative requirements or a desire to provide accessible services for all, many businesses are providing Access and Inclusion training for their staff. These workshops often focus on legislation and theory, with many attendees leaving with little or no practical skills to properly engage these often misunderstood members of society.

30 Foot Drop is here to end the stigma.

Through a series of fun, hands-on activities, attendees will gain an understanding of some of the potential barriers faced by people with a disability and learn how they can better help them.

2 Wise Monkey workshops are facilitated by people living with a disability in an open, honest and safe format where any question can be asked without judgement.

Thanks to funding from Department of Communities, these workshops are currently completely FREE to attend. However, this funding only lasts until 30 June 2019 so book in now to avoid missing out.

Session 1: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Session 2: 7:00pm - 9.00pm

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30 Foot Drop: Tapping In - Why Access and Inclusion is worth investing in
Apr.
8
10:00 am10:00

30 Foot Drop: Tapping In - Why Access and Inclusion is worth investing in

 
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In today’s crowded business world it is becoming harder to find the new niche for your products and services, but what if we told you that there is an ‘untapped’ population who have clear, persistent needs that are not being adequately fulfilled? This population spans the world and includes motivated customers with an estimated disposable income of $54 million (and growing!) Australia wide.

Here at 30 Foot Drop we have done the research and we’re ready to share our knowledge on how businesses can begin Tapping In. Come along to one of our workshops to find out more.

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