EVENT: DEPOT[xmas] 7 December

[ The final DEPOT[x] event for 2016! ]
by Tyson Cobb Published

We are excited to announce the final DEPOT[x] for 2016! Get ready for another great line up of speakers, Christmas cheers and networking!

DEPOT[x] on 7 December will be our final event for 2016, and what better way to do it than to celebrate in true Christmas style, hence the name "DEPOT[xmas]".

DEPOT[x] is a series of events where you can be empowered by the business specialists in various areas of business. We arrange for 3 speakers for each event to talk for 12-15 minutes on their area of expertise, an interesting story or case study. You can then take any insightful value bombs back to apply to your business.

But as an extra added bonus, you will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded business professionals who share your spark for small business and grow your own network!

Let’s take a look at your speakers for DEPOT[Xmas] 7 December!

Karl Schwantes

Karl Schwantes

Xennox Diamonds

"How to create phenomenal experiences that drive profit"

As an international award winning author and national award winning jewellery designer, Karl has an uncanny eye for quality and uniqueness. His craft lies not just in making unique jewellery but also in connecting with people, taking them on a journey to find or create a special piece that tells their story. 

Over the last 21 years, he has helped over 5,700 couples find their perfect dream ring. From diamonds, to creation and crafting, Karl is the ultimate guide when it comes to helping men create that perfect piece that their partners will love forever.

Karl will share his vision around innovating the customer experience through his unique pieces. Customers are now after the experience and a story a product tells rather than just focussing on technicalities and experience. They will not only be willing to pay more for products with a story but will also feel more fulfilled long term.

Find out more about Xennox Diamonds here:

Xennox Diamonds

Claire Harrison

Claire Harrison

Harrison Human Resources 

"Great Workplace, Great Business"

Claire Harrison is the managing director of Harrison Human Resources, a flourishing HR consultancy sprouted from Claire’s passionate belief that attracting and retaining superstars is the key success factor of any business. 

Claire has worked as HR Director of multi-nationals, Non-Executive Board Director, and business owner of Harrison Human Resources and Horton Home Builders. With qualifications in accounting, management and law plus her aspiration to make a positive difference for people at work, Claire helps businesses reach their goals. 

This year Claire released her book, the CEO Secret Guide to Managing and Motivating Employees - endorsed by recent DEPOTnext speaker, Dr. Glen Richards of Shark Tank and Greencross Vets.

Based on research of hundreds of CEOs and business owners, Claire has developed the best workplace method that addresses the common workforce problems by creating great places to work with high performance teams that result in highly successful businesses.

Claire will explain the Best Workplace Method, provide examples, and outline the steps you can to improve employee productivity. 

Find out more about Harrison Human Resources here:

Harrison Human Resources

Jacob Aldridge

Jacob Aldridge


"Be Bigger, Be Better, Be Both by January?"

Jacob is the smart and quirky business guy who makes genuine change happen. He brings business experience that impacts both profit and valuation, plus a belief that business is best when it's fun. Over the past 12 years, more than 300 active growth businesses in Australia, the UK, and Asia-Pacific have worked with Jacob in his role as an international business coach, partner and advisor. As the inaugural Director of Advisory at businessDEPOT, Jacob continues to work one-on-one with SME businesses and directors, while also leading the development of our Strategic Advisory services.

Business Santa is here to deliver on your Christmas business wish-list. Is it growth, profit, or a more-responsible team that you hope to find under the tree this year? Here’s a simple framework for making better decisions about what to prioritise in your business, and how to fast-track implementation for maximum new year value.

He knows your strategy's been sleeping

He knows your culture's not awake

He knows if your P&L is bad or good

(And he'll make it good for goodness sake)

You better watch out

You better not cry

You better not doubt

He can help explain WHY

businessSANTA is coming to town! 

Tyson Cobb
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Tyson Cobb is a B2B marketer, inbound marketing specialist and content marketing enthusiast. He has spent over 10 years in marketing and advertising, and has worked across many facets of strategic marketing and brand strategies. He has had the privilege of working with many Australian companies across a variety of industries including financial, entertainment, property development, hospitality and professional services. Tys now specialises in Inbound Marketing methodologies and marketing strategy in the B2B space.

As Director of businessDEPOT Marketing, Tys and his team help small to medium businesses by taking on the stresses of marketing and help move their business from where it is now, to where it needs to be.

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