On Friday 23 November, One Roof opened its doors to small businesses to step out of the day to day of their business to work ON their business. Scale up was curated with all the tools and resources to help creative businesses thrive.
The day began with the ScaleUp Founder Breakfast with StartUp Vic. Moderated by Georgia Beattie, an intimate discussion with Alison Hardacre and Heidi Holmes looked at how to establish credibility as an entrepreneur, how to scale, how to take your business global, and more. Amazing food and even more amazing founders, what a way to start the day!
Attendees were then treated to an Intellectual Property (IP) Workshop lead by Fiona from Girl Friday IP. The workshop walked participants through IP in general and more specifically, trade marks and branding. Fiona was able to take the scary and too hard basket out of intellectual property and following the workshop, helpfully stayed back to answer all further questions. With fantastic advice and a really approachable persona, we hope this isn’t the last we see of Fiona at One Roof!
Following the workshop, participants were then able to grab a desk in our co-working space or have a 1:1 consult on business accounting.
Tackling the difficulties of dealing with contractors and employment law, an afternoon workshop saw Catherine Brooks discuss the difference between an employee and contractor, how to engage the right people in compliance with employment law and the obligations you owe to your employees and contractors. Catherine is a senior employment lawyer, accredited specialist in workplace relations, associate director and strategy advisor to fast growth businesses and clients of Law Squared. An amazing workshop enabling founders with the tools to focus on growth and profitability whilst still living out their creative dreams.
And of course it wouldn’t be a true One Roof experience without ending the day with Wine Down, an opportunity to meet One Roof members and connect over wine, cheese and good conversation.
A HUGE thank you to Scale Up’s sponsor MYOB, who without, this amazing day of allowing businesses to thrive could not have occurred or run so smoothly.