Business Success Program

In the age of innovation, change and disruption have become the new constants. To survive, you need to know how to compete in a crowded market, innovate to stay front of mind with customers, and build a better business.

The CSGC Business Success Program is designed to enhance businesses across the Southern Gold Coast through targeted learning and skills development. If you’re looking to grow your business, start a new business or are simply looking for advice on how to do business better, this is the program for you. 

Held at the Connecting Southern Gold Coast offices on Level 2 at The Strand at Coolangatta, the successful training program is in its fifth year and has helped more than 50 local businesses per year build their success. The workshops are run by a Small Business Solutions and TAFE Queensland mentor and business coach. 



Through this four week workshops series, an expert business mentor will guide you through critical periods of business development and arm you with the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to clarify your ideas and move into the next stage of business growth.

Through the workshops, you will learn how to:

The next course dates are Thursday 14, 21, 28 March and 4 April 2019.   

These are small group sessions, with a maximum group size of 8. The program is delivered through a combination of face-to- face and online learning.  The structure of the program is: 

About the Presenter

Dr Edward Gifford is a professionally trained coach specialising in executive, leadership and business coaching as well as career coaching and outplacement.

Edward is an accredited business skills mentor and coach for Qld Government's Small Business Solutions. He is credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation.

Edward's consulting services include a focus on leadership and management development, strategic thinking, team building, workplace engagement and work-life integration. He works with clients to achieve a crystal clear purpose and vision, stretegise their action plan, upgrade and develop their business skills, stay on purpose and master their psychology.

What past participants say about the course:

“Great course, great group of students. Edward was excellent. Highly recommend.” 
“Thank you for facilitating such a useful, informative and motivating course.” 
“Excellent. Better than I expected!”

Read the Case Study of Dino & Kate Georgakopoulos from Coolangatta's Xenia Grill

Expressions of Interest are now open. Please enter your details below to apply. 

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Terms and Conditions 

To be eligible for the course, participants must:
You must have access to a laptop or iPad to complete the course work, which is to be brought along to the workshops. 
If you are found to be not eligible, you will forfeit your course registration fee. If you are accepted into the course and do not complete the full course, you will be eligible to pay the FULL course fee at it’s full value. Therefore, you must agree to commit the time and energy to complete the course including the development of a business action plan and associated skills and knowledge activities, in order to better your business, your skills and your qualifications.