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What’s going on in our creative city?

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What is Design Thinking? Masterclass

Imagine an Uber Black car is driving towards you... but rather than taking you for a luxury trip, it entices your customers away instead!

Growing regional cities like Ballarat offer outstanding opportunities for new and existing businesses. Population growth brings exciting opportunities, innovation, and new customers for existing businesses.

It also brings competition. Entrepreneurs, start-ups, corporations and established brands, who carry with them expertise from highly competitive markets.

Don't wait for this 'Uber'. Crisis is not the time to change your business.

Rounding off his series of sessions for StartUp Ballarat, local design veteran Paul Blake will show how design-led innovation can transform your business.

Combining a review of previous session highlights with some new tips and tricks, Paul will discuss:

- What design thinking is, who is using it, and why it works

- Setting a vision and strategy for your business

- How understanding your customers will help your bottom line

- Low-cost and low-risk ways of evaluating new products and services

This FREE session will include several hands-on exercises demonstrating some simple techniques for you to take away. We will even provide you with lunch!