How to start a side-hustle in a recession

Feeling safe from a recession? Or not so sure? Scott Morrison predicts one million jobs, or around five per cent of the workforce, will be lost. So, what can you do? Workshop ways to navigate the impact of recession by focusing on the benefits of a side-hustle for reducing risk. We’ll examine various strategies to identify potential side-hustles and then quick, low-cost ways to test how and in what ways that idea can work.



23 September 2020

4 – 6pm AEST

Online via Zoom


  • what a recession looks like and what can you expect
  • how to reduce the impact of a recession on your family
  • how to solve common problems through a side-hustle
  • cost-effective ways to test an idea’s values.

Presented via Zoom.

Attendees will be awarded a digital Certificate of Attendance.

For ACU students

Did you know this workshop can count towards your ACU Leadership Program Certificate? More information about the Leading With Impact Program can be found here.

More information about the specific Tier 1 Bronze level activities offered by ACU Collaborate Plus is available here.

Presenter - Brian Dorricott

Brian Dorricott has taken 50 teams through ON, Australia’s national science and technology accelerator run by the CSIRO. He has first-hand experience as an engineer, serial founder and entrepreneur. Brian has founded two companies: Gordano in 1994 (exit to MBO, 217 times return on investment), which provided messaging software that was used by 13,200 companies including the US Army, IBM and Telstra, and an internet security company (sold to Cisco, 50 times return on investment).

Subsequently, Brian ran an angel network reviewing 235 companies, presenting 23 to business angels, resulting in $11 million in investments for 11 companies, including $2 million from local angels. He left his role as the Entrepreneur in Residence at SETSquared (the world’s leading university incubator) to facilitate and lead individuals and teams through the process of maximising their innovation impact, both for themselves and Australia.

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Supported by the NSW Government Boosting Business Innovation Program


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