EVENT: DEPOT[x] 7 September

[ Get ready to learn, connect and be empowered! ]
by Tyson Cobb Published

Wednesday 7

September 16

5:30 pm

For a 6:30 PM start concluding by 7:30 PM

businessDEPOT HQ

Level 1, 27 James St, 

Fortitude Valley Qld 4006

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Mon 5 Sep


Empower all areas of your business at DEPOT[x] 7 September

Family businesses and SME's don't typically enjoy many of the luxuries of the bigger end of town. Luxuries like accessing a specialist in their field to rely for advice, insights and knowledge. One of our goals is to find a way to help smaller businesses get access to this specialist advice. One way we are doing this is with DEPOT[x].


DEPOT[x] is a series of events where you can be empowered by the business specialists in a friendly environment. We arrange for 3 speakers for each DEPOT[x] 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.

Come along to the next DEPOT[x], learn from the specialists, build your business relationships, and start growing all areas of your business!

Let’s take a look at your speakers for DEPOT[x] 7 September!

James Rose - Aktura Technology

James Rose

Aktura Technology

Capture and Convert [A simple formula for lead generation]

Originally a control systems engineer, James got excited making big machinery operate all by itself. On the side he learned to build and monetise websites. After hearing endless stories about botched website jobs and AWOL website developers, James and his business partner decided to make the switch to web development and make the industry suck a bit less. With a team of over 10 over 5 countries, they have built websites and web applications for mum and dad businesses through to ASX listed companies. Now they work with businesses to build out automated sales systems that capture and nurture leads without anyone having to lift a finger.

Capturing leads into a simple automated sales funnel can have a huge impact on your business, yet no one does it. This presentation outlines a very simple formula to capture leads and convert them into paying clients automatically. 

Kelly Ludwig - La'Quar

Kelly Ludwig


Winning more business with a thank you

Kelly is an energetic designer that loves nothing more than melding creativity with strategy to achieve cut-through. She has formulated a unique product based on strategic appreciation, which helps businesses build loyalty and generate referrals. Whilst Kelly maintains that everyone can implement this strategy with some insight, she’s made it super simple to embrace through a suite of carefully-designed products available at www.laquar.com.au.

Now an expert and specialist in this niche, Kelly relishes the opportunity to work with businesses to create bespoke designs that cleverly capture and blend the art of appreciation with a brand’s unique flavour and style.

Appreciation is common sense, but no longer common place. It is however brilliant for generating referrals and repeat business. Kelly will explain why in addition to the dos and don'ts to implementing it in your business. You'll walk away with a powerful new strategy you can start using immediately. 

Michael Trusler - PlantMiner

Michael Trusler


Disrupt, Inspire, Engage

Michael Trusler is the Co-CEO of PlantMiner. His observations as a civil engineer in North Queensland led him to develop a solution for the time consuming and deeply entrenched procurement hire habits plaguing the construction and mining industries. In 2014, Michael won the Young Achiever Award from Australian Mining. What was once a vision has become Australia’s largest online construction marketplace, helping connect those with procurement needs with businesses that can fulfill requests. PlantMiner’s growth has been recognised by iAwards as the Start-Up of the year (2015), and twice recognised by Deloitte’s TechFast50 Rising Star category (2014, 2015).

Michael's discussion will be focussed on the quick history of Plant Miner, its growth and the challenges around this - growing a workforce from 1 to 70 across three countries; building a disruptive business in the construction industry; how they engage the market; inspire their workforce to come to work every day and work hard to do achieve this.

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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