The Finders Keepers Creative Business Summit

The Finders Keepers Creative Business Summit

Courageously Creative

The Finders Keepers is proud to launch a business summit for makers and creative entrepreneurs.
Join us for a jam-packed day of inspiration, discovery, insightful conversations and connection.
In person and Online.

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NEW DATE Thursday 2nd June, 2022


In-person: The Old Museum,
480 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, Queensland

Can't make it? The Summit will also be available as a digital download: Anywhere in the world!


As the floods disaster and recovery continues in Northern New South Wales and South-east Queensland, it is with heavy hearts that we have made the decision to postpone the Creative Business Summit event in Brisbane.

There is a long road to recovery for these regions - our home too - and we know countless small creative businesses have been impacted, with many more pitching in to help their neighbours and surrounding communities.

We will now host the event on Thursday 2 June, 2022. We cannot wait to celebrate courage in small business with you all.

We have now made the decision to host this Summit as a non-profit event with 10% of ticket sales going towards disaster relief for South East QLD and Northern NSW communities.

If you are able to attend, or to shout a ticket for someone who needs it, we would LOVE to welcome you. We encourage you to share this with those who may need it.

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How can we be courageously creative, build a strong, resilient brand and grow something we love with purpose and profit?
How do we stay authentic and deliver next-level customer service, while keeping our brand small and values driven?

What's Included:

We're hosting a Summit, mindfully made just for micro and small creative business owners!

Tickets include a catered lunch, morning coffee by Allpress and refreshment breaks, networking drinks in the evening, PLUS a goodie bag!

Walk away with skills, connections and an extra shot of courage to carry your business forward.

Sound good? Tickets available now!

Meet Our Line-up:

We're so chuffed with our stellar line-up of creative business champions! Get to know them all here.


You can see the talented line-up of speakers above. Below is a summary of our program for the day!

8:15am Summit registration opens
9:15am Welcome Notes
Dani Venn

Our amazing MC (and Master Chef!) Dani Venn will welcome attendees and set the tone for our day of courageous creativity!

9:30am Keynote: Courage & Resilience
Louise Bannister / Lunch Lady

Hear from the creative force behind some of Australia's most loved magazine titles, Louise Bannister, as she shares her creative journey on a not-so-straight road. From starting and producing frankie magazine for 10 years to creating a publishing company, Lou certainly has some small biz wisdom we can all take on.

10:30am Panel: Courage, Creativity and coming out on top
hosted by Pru Chapman with Kitiya Palaskas, Frankie Ratford, and Rachael Sarra

Small business mentor extraordinaire Pru Chapman will guide a panel discussion with crafting powerhouse Kitiya Palaskas, designer and adventurer Frankie Ratford, and dynamic creative Rachael Sarra. Our panellists will talk about finding courage in their creative paths and businesses, overcoming fear, adversity and finding strength on hard days.

11:30am Morning Tea Break
12:00pm Keynote: Passion, Purpose and Profit
Adam Jelic / Mi Goals

How do you love what you do, feel that it matters AND make a living from it? Adam knows how to set real-deal goals - and stick to them! Learn from Adam's personal journey of growing his empowering stationery brand Mi Goals into a business that helps people everywhere find their purpose and realise their dreams.

12:45pm Lunch Break
1:30pm Keynote: How to create an impactful brand (with really good marketing!)
Erin Morris / Young Folks

How do you create an impactful brand and take it to the world with really good marketing? Erin will cover the foundations of brand values, your offering, mission, purpose, and how to get that brand out there with your marketing through strategy, tactics and tips.

2:00pm Panel: Driving an authentic brand in a world of virtual noise
hosted by Pru Chapman with Anita Siek, Kiah Worling & Odette Barry

Join Pru back in the hot seat as she hosts our second panel with wordsmith Anita Siek, smart tech guru Kiah Worling and master storyteller Odette Barry. This panel discusses what makes a good brand great. The experts weigh in on mastering your operations, purposeful marketing, storytelling and driving authenticity in a world of virtual noise.

3:30pm Afternoon Tea
3:45pm Idea Generation Session
Nicole Velik / Ideas Bodega

Is creativity something you're born with? Or something you can cultivate? Leading creativity expert Nicole Velik thinks that we are all creative. In this stimulating and highly-interactive session, Nicole will teach you practical creative-thinking techniques that you can apply to any of your challenges and generate game-changing creative and innovative ideas.

4:45pm Closing Remarks
Dani Venn
5:00 - 7:00pm Networking Drinks

Wow, what a day! Come join us for a drink and connect with your Summit buddies to close out the big day. 


We're excited to let you know that if you can't attend the Summit in person we'll have the summit content ready for digital download post-event! Get in first to grab a pre-purchase at our Early Bird price of $55 - you can pre-order now via the link below! Once it's ready, you'll be first to receive it!






Creative Business Summit Partners Allpress Espresso Brookies Byron Dry Gin King Street Brisbane Valiant Event Hire Lunch Lady Magazine The Calile Hotel Land Essentials Ampjar Togetherness Bilboa Indie Bakehouse The Daily Bar Monday Distillery MiGoals


All tickets are NOW $175, with 10% of ticket sales going towards disaster relief for South East QLD and Northern NSW communities.

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The Finders Keepers acknowledges the Turrbal and Yugara, as the First Nations owners of the lands where The Old Museum now stands. Barambin, the most important Aboriginal cultural heritage site for gatherings and ceremonies, stretched from the current Victoria Park to The Old Museum and the RNA. We pay respect to their elders, lores, customs and creation spirits. We recognise that these lands have always been places of gathering and celebration.