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Media Release: A Bonus for Businesses

By January 17, 2007No Comments

A number of fundamental business elements all working in unison is the key to a successful company, and many would agree that an enthusiastic team of employees who know how to sell is also an imperative ingredient for such success.

Maroondah City Council is kicking off 2007’s business training workshops with a great session, Hiring Sales People Who Can Sell on Tuesday 6 February.

Councillor Alex Makin said the training workshops offer a great forum for business people to pick up new ideas while networking with their peers.

“The New Year brings exciting presenters with a vast range of specialised topics and advice. Our workshops are not only for new business owners, experienced business people can also benefit greatly,” said Cr Makin.

“This training session will be led by Sue Barrett, a successful and accomplished business owner. Sue will give insight into important questions such as ‘How many sales can be made?’ ‘How soon will it happen?’ and ‘How much will it cost to get that performance out of them?’,” said Cr Makin.

Sue began her own business, Barrett Services, in 1995. The company now leads research into effective sales performance within Australia.

“A proud member of the Business Women’s Hall of Fame, Sue is also a winner of a Telstra & Victorian Government Small Business Award. She has also been a finalist in the 1998 and 2001 Telstra Business Women of the Year Awards,” said Cr Makin.

The cost to attend Hiring Sales People Who Can Sell is $20 per person. The session will run from 9am to 11am with morning tea provided at the Maroondah City Council’s Economic Development offices, located at 43 Ringwood Street, Ringwood.

To make a booking visit or contact Council’s Economic Development Team on 9298 4320.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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