Leverage your business story workshops

When existing and potential customers connect with the story behind your brand, product or service, they become passionate about supporting your business.

Leveraging your unique story can give your business the potential for growth beyond your current client base and into untapped markets. Join Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane, non-fiction ghostwriter and former My Weekly Preview journalist, to discover a three-step strategy to create your business story. Learn about elevator pitches and how to write short biographies for websites, media kits and more. 

Roxanne recently won the Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network award for Micro/Small Business Woman of the Year 2021.

Supported by Economic Development, Sunshine Coast Council.

Location Date and Time Registration
Coolum Monday 18 October, 10.00–11.30am
Coolum Monday 18 October, 12.00–1.30pm
Beerwah Community Hall Tuesday 19 October, 10.00–11.30am
Kawana Friday 22 October, 10.00–11.30am
Nambour Monday 1 November, 10.00–11.30am Register
Caloundra Wednesday 3 November, 10.00–11.30am Register
Maroochydore Friday 5 November, 10.00–11.30am Register

Free. Registration essential.

Be inspired by amazing business success stories from Google, Apple, Oprah Winfrey, Netflix and Spotify.

How to use storytelling in your marketing strategy

Libraries members have borrowed business story titles 13,486 times! Read true stories behind the brands you love. 

The Sunshine Coast Libraries app is a simple new tool for smartphones and tablets. With the myLibrary app, Libraries are always open. You have fast access to your member account, loans and reservations. It is like a digital library card in your pocket.


Download these great business success stories on  eBooks:

To get started download the ePlatform by Wheelers and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and passwords.

For your local business

How Sunshine Coast Council supports the business community. The Sunshine Coast is home to around 30,000 businesses who contribute to a strong and resilient economy that enables the region to grow as a great place to live, work and play. Council is focused on supporting local business activity and innovation while also building the reputation of the region as a key investment location. 

Council’s business development facilitators work directly with local businesses to provide easy access to relevant information and offer the tools. Business development facilitators assist with: 

  • local business support
  • one-on-one client support meetings
  • workshops to increase business skills
  • key information dissemination 
  • referrals and connections 
  • access to specific market reports
  • connecting local businesses to projects and procurement opportunities
  • emergency event economic recovery
  • expansion and relocation assistance.

For more information, head to the Business Development Program.


Hear great career stories with these podcasts:

Search for these free podcast titles and more in your preferred podcast provider.

Storytelling in Business | Pixar Story Teller Mathew Luhn

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