Business events & workshops

We provide targeted, cost effective and convenient professional development opportunities to help your business grow and have a competitive advantage.

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August

Webinar – A masterclass in Performance Management

Hosted by: Key Business Advisors

When: Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Time: 11am

This is the number one topic in all businesses. Discover why it is up to the business owner or manager to ensure team members are engaged and motivated. Join us for a practical webinar to discover how to empower your staff and get the best out of them. Facilitated by Director Colin Wilson and HR Team Leader Stephanie Hosking of KBA, who will take you through a great approach on the value of performance conversations. 

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Business Improvement Workshop

Hosted by: Key Business Advisors                                                                                           

When: Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Time: 9am to 12pm

Where: Quest Flemington Serviced Apartments

Cost:
$385 pp

Focus on strategies and ideas for business improvement to generate better profits. 

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Freedom! How to successfully transition to self-employment (This event is part of the Small Business Festival)

Hosted by: Guidance Financial Services

When: Saturday, 5 August 2017

Time: 9.30am – 11.30am

Where: Sam Merrifield Library, 762 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds

Cost: $20

This workshop will explore how you can develop a plan to successfully make the transition into self-employment. We will share with you a process to get you to your goal, and provide an opportunity for you to discuss your ideas with other like-minded people to obtain invaluable feedback from people outside your normal family and friends’ network.

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Economic Development Drop-in

Hosted by: Moonee Valley City Council 

When: Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Time: 10am-11.30am

Where: Friends of Ours, Mt Alexander Rd, North Essendon

The Economic Development team at Moonee Valley City Council offers a range of services to support your business. Please feel free to join us in North Essendon.

Moonee Ponds Networking Evening

Hosted by: Moonee Ponds Traders Association

When: Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Where: Ba Sar, 26 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds

Cost: Free

The evening will involve making new connections and networking with other local traders to help grow your business.

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Social Media workshop series of four workshops run fortnightly from Wednesday, 9 August 

This series of four workshops explores understanding the use of social media, how to choose the platforms to suit your business, how to grow your audience through LinkedIn and how to implement a winning strategy. These practical workshops are designed to lead from one to the next starting from a beginner level through to intermediate and will give you tangible outcomes including strategy development. Spaces are limited to ensure hands-on support – you will need to bring a laptop for each session (no mobiles or tablets) and wi-fi will be available. 

Workshop 1 - Understanding Where Social Media Fits Into Your Business

Hosted by: Moonee Valley City Council as part of the Small Business Festival Month 

When: Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Where: Sam Merrifield Library, Moonee Ponds 

Cost:
$25  

You can't afford to ignore Social Media anymore. If you don't exist on Social Media, then customers will think that you don't exist. This workshop will give you an overview of the main social media platforms, including the pros and cons of each, so that you can decide where to develop a social media presence, as well as learn how to get the most out of your chosen platform.

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Workshop 2 – How to create engaging content to increase your audiences

Hosted by: Moonee Valley City Council as part of the Small Business Festival Month 

When:
Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Where: Sam Merrifield Library, Moonee Ponds 

Cost: $25  

Sourcing and creating engaging content to share on social media can be time consuming, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Learn about the various tools you can use that will help you spend less time generating content to share on social media, as well as the top tactics for building your audience so that your content gets seen by more of your ideal customers.

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How to hire STAR employees – Recruitment Training

Hosted by: Key Business Advisors

When: Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Time: 9am – 4.30pm

Where:
Quest Flemington Serviced Apartments 

Cost: $660pp

Employing the best people for your business can take a significant amount of time, resources and in-depth industry knowledge, while hiring the wrong person costs even more. Sign up for Key Business Advisors Recruitment Training Program and make sure only the best talent joins your team so that you get a maximum return on your investment in your staff.

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Financial Security for Women in Business

Hosted by: Moonee Valley City Council

When: Thursday, 17 Aug 2017 and Thursday, 21 Sep 2017

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Where: 9 Kellaway Ave, Moonee Ponds

Cost:
$75

This unique program offers;

  • 2 x 2 hour workshops—one covering financial objectives, budgeting and pricing - the other covering financial management and investing for the future
  • 1 x 1-1.5 hour Business Mentoring session to assist with implementing new found skills
  • 1 x 1-1.5 hour Financial Planning session with a qualified Financial Planner to set your financial future
  • 1 x 1-1.5 hour Mentoring review session (6 months after workshops) to help plan your next steps and check in to acknowledge how much you have achieved.

Groups are limited to 15 participants of women who have been in business for at least 1 year and who are able to participate in the WHOLE Program.

Fee for Participation includes ALL workshops, Mentoring & Financial Planning Sessions plus workbooks, handouts and tools/templates for future use.

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September

Social Media Workshop 3 - Develop a LinkedIn strategy based on your individual needs

Hosted by: Moonee Valley City Council

When: Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Where: Sam Merrifield Library, Moonee Ponds

Cost: $25 

Find out how to use LinkedIn effectively to connect and engage with the right people, as well as position yourself as an authority in your niche to enable you and your business to be more influential.

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Tax Essentials Seminar

Hosted by: Moonee Valley City Council

When: Wednesday, 6 September 

Time: 9.30am – 11.30am

Where: Moonee Valley City Council, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds

Cost: Free. Registrations are essential.

Come along to a free presentation run by ATO staff. They’ll introduce you to tax basics so you can give your business the best start.

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Workplace Bullying and Harassment Workshop

Hosted by: Key Business Advisors

When: Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Time:  9am to 1pm

Where: Quest Flemington Serviced Apartments

Cost: $375 pp

Understand what bullying, harassment and discrimination is and how to prevent it occurring in your business.

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Economic Development Drop-in

Hosted by: Moonee Valley City Council

When: Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Time: 10am-11.30am

Where: Mr Ed Café, 285 Racecourse Rd, Flemington

The Economic Development team at Moonee Valley City Council offers a range of services to support your business. Please feel free to join us in Flemington.

Record Keeping workshop

Hosted by: Moonee Valley City Council

When: Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Time: 9.30am – 11.30am

Where: Moonee Valley City Council, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds

Cost: Free. Registrations are essential.

At this interactive workshop you will work through case studies and examples, and learn how to keep good records (including tips and traps) and complete statements, stocktakes and other forms.

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Food handling workshop

Hosted by: Moonee Valley City Council

When: Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Time: 6pm-8pm

Where: Moonee Valley Civic Centre, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds (Queens Park View Room near car park next to main entrance).

Cost: Free. Registrations are essential.

Are you a commercial organisation who operates or is considering operating a temporary food stall in Moonee Valley? We’re offering free food handling information workshops in September that will cover a range of food safety topics and an introduction to the Streatrader registration process.

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Social Media Workshop 4 - Develop a Facebook and Instagram Ads Strategy to gain more leads and sales

Hosted by: Moonee Valley City Council

When: Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Where: Sam Merrifield Library, Moonee Ponds

Cost: $25 

Create Facebook and Instagram ads that convert and are targeted to your ideal customers. Monitor and measure the performance of the ads.

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Financial Security for Women in Business – Workshop 2

Hosted by: Moonee Valley City Council

When: Thursday, 21 September 2017

Time: 9.30am – 12pm

This workshop is only open to women who attended the first workshop in the program.  Please refer to details under Workshop 1, Thursday, 17 August 2017.

October

Webinar – A masterclass on Recruitment and Induction

Hosted by: Key Business Advisors

When: Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Time: 11 – 11.45am

Recruitment - one of the biggest costs for businesses if you don’t get this right! Join Stephanie Hosking, HR Team Leader and Colin Wilson, Director of KBA, and register for this free masterclass to discover how to employ the best people for your business and get a maximum return on your investment in your staff. We will cover:

  • How to recruit star employees into your business 
  • How to effectivity manage applications and screen potential candidates 
  • How to ask the right questions in the interview process to make the best decision 
  • How to offer the position and set expectations 
  • The importance of a great induction plan for a successful start

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Flemington Networking Evening

Hosted by: Flemington Traders Association

When: Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Where: Doutta Galla Hotel, 339 Racecourse Rd, Flemington

Cost: Free

As part of the Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour, the Flemington Traders are hosting this business networking event. Come along and meet the committee and businesses. A feature of the evening will be a visit by the Emirates Melbourne Cup.

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Economic Development Drop-in

Hosted by: Moonee Valley City Council

When: Tuesday, 10 October  2017

Time: 10am-11.30am

Where: Grandpa Joe’s, Ascot Vale

The Economic Development team at Moonee Valley City Council offers a range of services to support your business. Please feel free to join us in Ascot Vale.

Starting your business in Victoria

Hosted by: Moonee Valley City Council

When: Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Time:  6pm – 9.30pm

Where: Wingate Community Centre, 13a Wingate Ave, Ascot Vale

Cost: FREE – Registrations are essential

Are you an asylum seeker, refugee or migrant who is looking to start your own business? From taking the first steps to conducting a feasibility study on your business idea, this hands-on workshop will help you.

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How to Hire STAR Employees

Hosted by; Key Business Advisors

When: Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Time: 9am – 4.30pm

Where: Quest Flemington Serviced Apartments

Cost: $660

Employing the wrong employee can be very expensive. This workshop focuses on hiring highly motivated staff who want to contribute to the growth of your business.

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November

Business Improvement Workshop

Hosted by: Key Business Advisors

When: Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Time: 9am – 12.00pm

Where: Quest Flemington Serviced Apartments

Cost: $385

Join other likeminded business owners focusing on strategies and ideas to do things better and improve your business.

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Economic Development Drop-in

Hosted by: Moonee Valley City Council

When: Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Time: 10am-11.30am

Where: Dolce Vita, Puckle St Moonee Ponds

The Economic Development team at Moonee Valley City Council offers a range of services to support your business. Please feel free to join us in Moonee Ponds.

Tax Essentials Seminar

Hosted by: Moonee Valley City Council

When: Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Time: 9.30am – 11.30am

Where: Moonee Valley City Council, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds

Cost: Free. Registrations are essential.

Come along to a free presentation run by ATO staff. They’ll introduce you to tax basics so you can give your business the best start.

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Record Keeping workshop

Hosted by: Moonee Valley City Council

When: Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Time: 9.30am – 11.30 am

Where: Moonee Valley City Council, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds

Cost: Free. Registrations are essential.

At this interactive workshop you will work through case studies and examples, and learn how to keep good records (including tips and traps) and complete statements, stocktakes and other forms.

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Webinar – A masterclass on workplace bullying and harassment and what to do before the festive season

Hosted by: Key Business Advisors

When: Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Time: 11 – 11.45am

Learn how to safe guard your business especially in preventing Bullying and Harassment claims. As the celebrations and festive seasons brings out the best in people, learn the simple steps you can put in place to ensure a happy and safe Christmas function for your workplace.

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Monthly

Small Business Mentoring

Hosted by: Moonee Valley City Council 

When: Once a month

Time: Book a session between 10.30am and 2.45pm

Where: Moonee Valley City Council, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds

Cost: Free

The City of Moonee Valley in conjunction with SBMS is offering business mentoring sessions to support businesses which are situated within the City of Moonee Valley. Small Business Clinics provide general business advice and can assist you in the initial steps you need to take to overcome an issue or information gap.

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Last updated: Friday, 18 August 2017, 1:57 AM