#TeamBIEDO were very happy to support Central Burnett Landcare group at the Burnett Christmas Pop Up Shop Small Business Forum.
Attendees heard from an impressive line of guest speakers that included Business Leap, Business Station, organisers of the Burnett Christmas Pop Up Shop as well as the food crafters behind JJ's Kitchen in the South Burnett.
Through their passion for community, Ruth, Lynette & Emily Vicary founded the wildly successful Central Burnett Landcare: Burnett Christmas Pop Up Shop. The Burnett Christmas Pop Up Shop is a 10 day event, which takes six months of planning and preparation to execute. The event brings together 60+ volunteers, 50+ exhibitors who display and sell their homemade wares for a crowd that injected a local spend of $121,680.55 back in to the North Burnett in 2021. It is always a pleasure to hear these incredibly dedicated women speak about the impact that the Burnett Christmas Pop Up Shop has on their community.
Jen & Julie Lonsdale-Light shared their story of how their food and confectionary business, JJ's Kitchen, evolved from a love of cooking to a range of high-quality niche products that are stocked in boutique stores throughout the Burnett Inland. Jen and Julie shared how they have tailored their business to with their family and life circumstances, as well as their willingness to experiment with local produce to create products like their Bunya Nut Dukkah. Their experimentation has also led to creating relationships and partnerships with other local producers to create products such as their Kingsley Grove Wine Jenny. Jen and Julie are an example of a very humble, but successful business who pride themselves on creating great quality products, that are lovingly hand made in small batches, ensuring top quality and taste. Psst... Jen and Julie have an online store! Check it out here.
Jarryd Townson from Business Station spoke about the Digital Solutions program. This program offers seven hours of digital solutions mentoring for only $44. This gives businesses access to expert advisors on everything from social media to selling online. To find out more visit www.businessstation.link/register
Jason Virtue from Business Leap was unable to attend due to major flooding in the Gympie area at the time of the event, but he is out and about in the North Burnett twice a month. Business Leap offer a free service with supports ranging from general advice and running a small business to tailored mentoring and assistance and registrations are through 1300 249 482 or www.businessleap.org.au.
BIEDO was proud to help support and promote this event! Check out the photos and feel free to tag and share!