26 September 2009


Andrew Griffiths will be facilitating a panel at this years CPA Congress in Brisbane. The theme of the panel is “Beyond the downturn – getting ahead in small business”. This is a complimentary session for small business owners,

To book in or for more information please visit the CPA Congress 2009 website – MORE INFORMATION

BEYOND THE DOWNTURN – CPA Congress, Brisbane 2009

The current economic situation presents many challenges for small businesses. What does it take to start or grow a business in spite of a downturn? What is the economic outlook for SMEs and what are the strategies for ensuring your business thrives during the recovery period?

We have assembled an expert panel of entrepreneurs and small business experts to help answer these questions. Hear about the challenges business owners currently face and how they can overcome them to become successful.

Whatever stage of the small business lifecycle you’re in, this community session is a must attend. It will offer you practical, proven and achievable advice.

Andrew Griffiths Serial entrepreneur, author and small business specialist
Andrew Griffiths Enterprises

Please note: The above speaker will be facilitating this session

Andrew Griffiths is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for helping people to achieve their business dreams and goals. He is an internationally acclaimed bestselling business author, passionate speaker and specialist consultant and strategist. Known for his ability to entertain, inspire and to energise, Andrew is considered one of the leading business experts in the world.

Steven Shepherd Chief Economist and Group Manager, Market Intelligence

Steven Shepherd has nearly thirty years of experience in economic analysis and government relations. In his current role at Sensis, he is responsible for the development and delivery of a host of economic roles, as well as leading the Sensis Market Intelligence group which helps convey Sensis intelligence and insights to the market.

Steven has been involved in providing high-level briefings to foreign diplomats and has written a number of economics books and publications focusing on government policy and its impact on small businesses.

Rob McAdam FCPA Partner
McAdam Siemon

Rob McAdam FCPA is a partner of public practice firm McAdam Siemon, with specialities in the construction, manufacturing and labour hire sectors.

Rob has had extensive experience in advising small to medium size businesses on taxation and the business services areas, in particular the manufacturing industries. This includes tax effective structures, development of business plans, business systems analysis, projected cash flow/budgeting and financial accounts analysis.

James Marriott Managing Director
Ozbuild Materials

In 2003, James Marriott’s business comprised of one man, a ute, and a trailer. By 2008, Ozbuild was ranked 34th in BRW’s Fast 100 list of growing companies.

James has a strong message for business owners on the importance of planning for the future, understanding their financial position at all times, and the disciplines of sales and marketing performance and cash flow management.

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