Growing Pains: Lessons Learnt from Building a Digital Creative Business

Thursday  25 July  2019  6:00 PM    Thursday  25 July  2019 8:00 PM
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Last update 26/07/2019

 In Australia, 20% of small businesses fail in their first year.  There are a lot of pitfalls to dodge when building a business – especially in the quick-changing digital and creative industries like virtual reality and media content creation.

How do you increase your chance of surviving as a digital and creative business? What is the most important consideration when starting out with your own digital and creative business?

Join us as we talk with successful entrepreneurs in the digital and creative industries to learn first-hand about what pitfalls to avoid (and how), and the wisdom they would’ve loved to pass onto themselves when they were starting out.

Our panel includes:


6.00pm Arrivals, Drinks and Networking
6.30pm Presentations and Panel Discussion
7.00pm Q&A
7.30pm Networking & Wrap
8.00pm Event Wraps


Join us if you are a:
1. Small digital business owner in Chatswood and surrounds
2. Side Hustler, working on a new business in the area
3. Student interested in starting their own business while you study (or when you graduate)

You're welcome to join us if it just sounds interesting to you too!

Location Tips

The event will be at the Zenith Theatre. The Zenith Theatre is located at the corner of Railway St and Mcintosh St, next to the Zenith Tower A. Entrance to The Pavilion Theatre from plaza at Railway St.

Enter the Pavilion Theatre and you will have arrived.

The closest train station is Chatswood train station.

About the Chatswood Digital & Creative Hub

The northwest Sydney region is renowned for it’s digital and creative businesses, across media content creation, sound and music, entertainment, communications, design, and gaming. Willoughby City Council is currently working to assess ways to continue to support these industries to grow, including a Chatswood Digital and Creative Hub. 

The Chatswood Digital and Creative Hub would offer physical workspace including specialist facilities for digital creative businesses, hosted by a Community Manager who facilitates networking, mentoring, and learning opportunities for both members and the public.

Willoughby City Council

Willoughby City Council supports this event series.

The City of Willoughby includes the following suburbs:
Artarmon Industrial Area
Castle Cove
Chatswood West
East Willoughby
Gore Hill
Middle Cove
Lane Cove North
North Willoughby
St Leonards

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The Zenith Theatre
Chatswood, 2067, NSW, Australia
The Zenith Theatre
Chatswood, 2067, NSW, Australia
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