Thorpe’s experience in business spans over 30 years. In
his early career he held a number of senior management positions,
including that of General Manager of Sharp Corporation of Australia.
In 1976, he decided to start his own business and since then,
he has created a number of successful business ventures in the
fields of importing, retailing, advertising and publishing.
In 1988, he saw an opportunity to capitalise on his extensive
knowledge of small business entrepreneurship and he started his
own magazine called Australian Small Business Review.
The publication was an outstanding success and he was ultimately
bought out by a large publishing house.
He created and conducted the highly successful seminar series
Be Your Own Boss with the assistance of the Commonwealth
Bank and Yellow Pages and the Business Enterprise
Centres. The program ran for several years all over Australia
and was attended by thousands of small business owners and aspiring
Today, he runs his own marketing and advisory company, helping
business owners both large and small with their business strategy
planning and internet marketing. Peter is the former NSW State
President of SWAP (an international business networking club)
and is a sought after keynote speaker on the topics of business
development, marketing and entrepreneurial skills.
If you would like more information about Peter Thorpe, including
his availability to speak at your next conference or event, please
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