• September 14th, 2017
  • From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Griffith Business School Building
    G42_3.06 Level 3
    Griffith University GC
    58 Parklands Dr
    Southport QLD 4215
  • Griffith University Business School

Capturing and Maintaining Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Finished.  Powerpoint slides and notes now available.  In conjunction with Griffith University Business School we are proud to announce a new and exciting free workshop series that focuses on sales, competitive advantage, new products, branding, digital and social media marketing for SME’s.

The next workshop is on Thursday, 14th of September 2017 at 6pm is Capturing and Maintaining Sustainable Competitive Advantage.

Sustainable competitive advantage (SCA), or the ongoing situation of above average profitability, occurs when the firm can prevent its rivals from imitating its ‘strategic’ resources. In this session Professor Douglas will outline the resource-based view of SCA and explain what the small-medium enterprise (SME) must do to capture and develop strategic resources and thereby maintain its profitability over time.

Speaker: Pro. Evan Douglas

Evan Douglas is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Griffith University, where he teaches Entrepreneurship, Business Planning, and Innovation for Growth.  His research interests include the attitudes and abilities of commercial and social entrepreneurs; new venture risk recognition and mitigation; new venture funding and equity allocation; and the drivers of growth intentions for entrepreneurs. He is the Director of the newly founded Yunus Social Business Centre at Griffith University, which seeks to assist unemployed but talented people to start their own profitable businesses.

Workshop Details

Capturing and Maintaining Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Date: Thursday, 14 September, 20017

Time: 6pm,  Workshop begins at 6.30pm.

Location:   G42_3.06 Level 3, Griffith Business School Building

Griffith University Gold Coast

58 Parklands Dr, Southport QLD 4215)

RSVP:  by Wednesday 13th Spetember, 12.00pm by emailing belinda@smallbusinessassociation.com.au

Suitable for: Business Owners, Managers and Sales Staff

Other Workshop Topics

  • Branding and promotion for SMEs – 5 October
  • Business Model Canvas and the Lean Launch for New Products – 2 November
  • Digital & Social Media Marketing – 7 December

Places are limited so please RSVP by emailing belinda@smallbusinessassociation.com.au.  All bookings will be confirmed.  Arrive early to enjoy complimentary refreshments and meet fellow attendees.



Please click on the link below to download a copy of the workshop’s powerpoint slides.

SCA Workshop 15 September 17

Ten Steps to gaining Sustainable Competitive Advantage