Sharing The Love: Get To Know FAN - the Food and Agribusiness Network

 

 

As a small local business, we are happy to have the support and partnership of the phenomenal networking group, Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN). FAN helps to bring like-minded people and businesses together, creating a community that is strengthening the region’s conscious agriculture industry.

 

 

FAN’s incredibly talented team and work ethic has propelled them to become Australia’s fastest growing not-for-profit food industry network, demonstrating just how committed they are to supporting those that are helping the Greater Sunshine Coast Region flourish. At the core of FAN’s beliefs is their trust in the power of community. Backbone to each and every of their initiatives is one of their mantras - that “as a collective we can achieve more together.”

 

One of the biggest aids that FAN offers businesses within their network is a strong, united voice, which helps small businesses like ours be heard and seen. FAN works to protect businesses that are working to improve the local agriculture industry and, therefore, greatly contributes to the steady growth of our local economy.

 

Regular workshops and networking events are held. These offer members the opportunity to learn new skills to help develop their businesses and the chance to connect with other members to share information and experiences. The benefits of belonging to a supportive group of like-minded business owners who understand your industry first hand are immeasurable.

 

Among their many initiatives, FAN offers a Mentoring for Success program, which helps their member companies overcome obstacles, answer questions, and continue on a path of growth and success.  

 

 

By bringing together passionate people from diverse backgrounds, combining academic research and innovative knowledge, FAN is ensuring that the Sunshine Coast’s agribusiness reaches its full potential.

 

Learn more about this wonderful network and how you can get involved by visiting: https://foodagribusiness.org.au/  

 

 

D'licious Gourmet Hampers provide local, sustainable, and environmentally friendly gift hampers which provide a farm gate to table experience for the recipient.

 

Local produce gift hampers are a great way to support a myriad of artisans, with most typically containing products from many such cottage industries within one purchase.

 

We customise corporate gift hampers to provide you with unique, quality gifts which promote your business as professional and caring, while reinforcing your own brand. The service we provide allows you to confidently place your corporate gifting entirely under our care. 

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Work From Home? 5 Must-Do Secrets For Success

 

 

Working from home can seem like a dream come true for many people. And while there are indeed many perks, a few months trying to run a business out of a home office is long enough for most people to see the challenges. From constant distractions to trying to take on too much, at-home business owners must learn to be strategic in order to have the success they are looking for.

 

 

Here are five must-do secrets every at-home business needs in order to be successful:

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Prawn, Avocado, Ruby Grapefruit and Fennel Salad with Macadamia Dukkah

Reproduced with permission - http://www.mattgolinski.com.au/

 

Based on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, Matt Golinski is a highly regarded, professional chef with a passion for creating cuisine using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. He has generously shared one of his delicious recipes with us, which we know you will love!

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Peregian Beach Village

We may be unashamedly biased as this is our local stamping ground, but Peregian Beach Village is a 'must visit'.

Tucked between Coolum and Noosa (and nowhere near as busy as either), Peregian Beach typifies the perfect Australian Beach: endless white sand, sand dunes and surf.

 

Building restrictions mean you can barely see a building from the beach and it's easy to forget suburbia is really only across the road...

 

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Ready For Mother’s Day? 5 Gifts Mum Will Love

  

 

She is the one that has loved you since the beginning. She held you through long nights, consoled your broken heart, made you laugh, and has listened to all of your stories. Your mum is one of the most important women in your life - if not the most important!

 

This Mother’s Day, show her how much you appreciate and love with these five gift ideas that are sure to delight.

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The Importance of Personal Interaction in the Digital World: 3 Things Every Business Should Do Now

 

 

There are very few things in this world that are black and white - technology is no different. For all of the wonderful things about today’s digital age, there are just as many reasons to reminisce about how things used to be before smart phones and internet pervaded nearly every aspect of our lives. One of the biggest things people miss is the person-to-person, face-to-face interaction that was mandatory before we were let off the hook by emails, messages, and texts.

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5 Smart Ways You Can Manage Difficult Customers

  

There’s no way around it. No matter how great your business is and how spectacular your customer service is, you will come face-to-face with those difficult customers. These people, no matter what you do, will seemingly never be satisfied. They are notorious for being quick to argue, complaining frequently, and, sometimes, just looking for a way to get under your skin.

 

 

Use these five smart strategies to help you cope with your next difficult interaction.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Chinese Corporate Gifting Etiquette

 

 

China is one of Australia’s largest trade markets, which means that many Australian companies work closely with Chinese clients. As with all cross-cultural interactions, gift-giving is one that needs to be navigated well. Even the best intended gestures can be misinterpreted if cultural etiquette isn’t considered beforehand.

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The Benefits of Corporate Gift Giving

The global economy, marked by the doctrine of survival of the fittest, is becoming increasingly competitive.

 

This is affected by advances in technology, intense competition, nature of partnerships in business, and employee and customer handling and management.

 

Within this business environment, gift giving has evolved to be an important aspect of the successful running of a business. It represents the pleasure of giving, and the feeling of accomplishment and thrill of the receiver.

 

While it is traditional to choose December as the month of gift giving, corporate gift giving can be done throughout the year. 

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The Provenance of Food: Why Local Matters

 

 

Imagine a community where everyone farmed, baked, brewed, and cultivated, a picturesque coastline neighborhood filled with freshness, where every bite, every sip, was elevated by the fact that it was created responsibly, sustainably, and by someone who really cares. For most people, the provenance of their food is an afterthought, if even a thought at all. Convenience, price and speed rules all, allowing large corporations to take over what used to be a beautiful relationship between land, people and the communities they lived in.

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7 Ways to Tidy Up Your Space and Boost Productivity

 

 

 

Did you know your co-workers and managers might be judging you by how tidy or messy your workspace is? According a recent study by Adecco, most workers use tidiness as a factor in how they view colleagues. And it’s no surprise, because, as it turns out, organisation and an uncluttered workspace help you work better and boost productivity and efficiency!

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Five important reasons to start eating and buying your food locally now

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How to Give Eco-Friendly Gifts

 

 

Are you passionate about sustainable purchasing, green alternatives, and eco-friendly gifts?

It can be frustrating trying to be friendly to the environment at gift-giving time.

So often, thoughtless gifts end up in a landfill or aren’t made with sustainable practices or regard for eco-friendly principles. Fortunately, you can still let those you care about

know you are thinking of them while also thinking about the environment. 

 

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