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Join Free Grant Writing Information Session

Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018

Come along to a free Grant Writing information session hosted by the City of Gold Coast from 5:30 - 7:30pm on Monday 12 March.  ..

New Be My Guest Workshops Announced

Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2017

The BE MY GUEST program brings the city together to create that 'wow' guest experience leading up to, during and beyond the Games. ..

Sign up for Final Business Success Workshops for 2017

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Connecting Southern Gold Coast’s popular Business Success Program is taking registrations for its final round of workshops for 2017. ..

Get the inside scoop on GC2018

Posted on Thursday, October 05, 2017

Residents can now get a special behind the scenes look at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games preparation in a series of events being held at City Libraries. ..

Changed Traffic Conditions During Masters Road National Championships

Posted on Wednesday, October 04, 2017

On Sunday 29 October, Australia’s best cyclists will compete in the Masters Road National Championships, an 18.7 km loop closed-road race from the Currumbin Beachfront to Elanora and out through Currumbin Valley.  ..

SGC Profile – Greg Howell, Climate Wave Enterprises

Posted on Monday, October 02, 2017

Greg Howell started his path towards environmental advocacy surfing along Victoria’s coastline in the early 1970’s. In 1989 he attended his first No Nukes Rally in Sydney, and then gave into the temptation of surfing in warmer waters of the Gold Coast in 1992, where his passion flourished, and he has been an environmental campaigner ever since. ..

What the 2017 Federal Budget Means for Local Business Operators

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Local business owners are invited to attend an informative breakfast talk from 7:00am on Thursday 6 July from the Hon Karen Andrews, outlining what the 2017 Federal Budget means for local business owners and operators. ..

Businesses Invited to Attend Guest Experience Workshops

Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The innovative Be My Guest Program is driving service excellence on the Gold Coast and enhancing the guest experience. These free one-day workshops are funded by City of Gold Coast with the intention of providing to all guests a wow impression of the destination for its attractions, landscape and activities. ..

Success at Sustainability Seminar

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017

More than 25 local business owners attended the Secrets of Success by Sustainability seminar at Currumbin RSL today, taking away tips to give back to the planet while also boosting business. ..

Be My Guest Website Launches

Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Gold Coast Tourism has announced the launch of the new ‘Be My Guest’ website, designed to inspire and educate locals to be exceptional hosts. ..

Small Business Owners Invited to Attend The Summit 2017

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017

Small business owners are invited to attend The Summit and make a difference for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) on 30 – 31 May at Southern Cross University. ..

Hinterland High Notes

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2016

A stone’s throw from the iconic coastline that we know and love so much is the Southern Gold Coast hinterland. One of the region’s best kept secrets offers a range of gems waiting to be explored. Just 10-15 minutes’ drive from the coast, the hinterland makes for an ideal quick trip, a lazy weekend drive or a full day of adventure.  ..

Southern Gold Coast Website Launch

Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Connecting Southern Gold Coast’s new look website www.southerngoldcoast.com.au was launched by CSGC CEO Peter Doggett with the help of Division 14 Councillor Chris Robbins on Friday 8 August at the Currumbin Vikings Surf Club.  ..

Free Breakfast Seminar with Martin Grunstein

Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Connecting Southern Gold Coast is hosting a free breakfast seminar on August 20 with leading customer service guru, Martin Grunstein. Martin is one of the most successful and sought-after motivational speakers in Australia, and is highly entertaining. Businesses will have the opportunity to hear Martin speak on how to “Enhance their Product, Rather Than Devalue it”.  ..

Changes to Public Transport

Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

With the Gold Coast Light Rail, the G:, launching in July, there are some notable changes to the public transport network right across the city which will affect the Southern Gold Coast. CSGC facilitated a public information session with Translink at the Tugun SLSC last month to advise of changes to our network. ..

Free Customer Service Seminar for Business Owners

Posted on Friday, June 27, 2014

Wednesday, August 20 2014 at Currumbin RSL

If you attend one business seminar this year – make it this one! Connecting Southern Gold Coast is hosting Martin Grunstein, acclaimed business speaker, who will present a free breakfast seminar at Currumbin RSL on Wednesday August 20 on Product Enhancement – an absolute must for Southern Gold Coast businesses.  Martin will explain why discounting your product is not the way to create business. ..

Coffee Concept at Coolangatta

Posted on Friday, June 20, 2014

With coffee culture sweeping the Southern Gold Coast, the ‘One Step Further’ Registered Training Organisation at Coolangatta have introduced a Barista Essentials course as a standalone course, or as part of the Business Principles Certificate Program. ..

Advanced Tourism Leadership Courses

Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Southern Cross University School of Tourism and Hospitality Management will offer two postgraduate leadership units by intensive delivery mode in 2014, designed for professionals seeking to strengthen their leadership and management skills in the tourism industry. ..

Allure on Currumbin Voted Best Restaurant

Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014

Congratulations to Allure on Currumbin! The fine dining French restaurant has been voted the Best Restaurant on the Gold Coast by TripAdvisor – taking out the top spot of over 1,500 Gold Coast restaurants listed on the popular online review site. ..

Small Business Solutions workshop

Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2013
  • Complete a business action plan with the support of our qualified mentors
  • Accessing one-on-one business mentoring sessions
  • Potential eligibility to gain a Certificate IV in Small Business Management or Certificate III in Micro Business Operations from Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE
  • Subsidised workshop registration from $295 (start-up business program) and $395 per person (existing businesses).
  •  ..

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