Business events & workshops

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May

Webinar: A masterclass focusing on customer centricity

Hosted by: Key Business Advisors

When: Tuesday, 30 May

Time: 11am-11.45am

Learn why you need to listen to your customers and the reason behind “what’s best for the customer is best for your business”. Director of KBA, Colin Wilson, will provide you with great insight and competitive advantage so register NOW for this webinar to learn how to build a stronger customer focused culture in your business.

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Business Improvement Workshop

Hosted by: Key Business Advisors

When: Wednesday, 31 May

Time: 9am-12 noon

Where: Quest Flemington Serviced Apartments 

Cost: $385 

Step away from the day-to-day operations of your business for a few hours to focus on your business goals, strategies and personal growth to become an effective leader and generate better profits for your business.  Join facilitator Colin Wilson, Director of Key Business Advisors, for a half day workshop to work on your business and come up with new ideas to improve your business.

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June

Record Keeping

Hosted by: Moonee Valley City Council 

When: Thursday, 1 June

Time: 9am – 11.30am

Where: Moonee Valley City Council, 9 Kellaway Ave, Moonee Ponds 3039  

Cost: Free 

Are you new to business or thinking of starting a business? It's important to get your record keeping right. Come along to a presentation by ATO staff.

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June Economic Development Drop-in

Hosted by: Moonee Valley City Council 

When: Tuesday, 6 June

Time: 10am-11.30am

Where: District North Café, 678/680 Mt Alexander Road, 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 Moonee Ponds.

Workplace Bullying and Harassment Workshop

Hosted by: Key Business Advisors

When: Wednesday, 14 June

Time: 9am-1pm

Where: Quest Flemington Serviced Apartments  

Cost: $375

Workplace bullying, harassment and discrimination is a risk to health and safety and can happen in any workplace. Take steps to prevent it from occurring in your workplace. Learn about the risk and how you can prevent and respond to these complaints by attending this interactive half day workshop. This training program is designed for business owners and managers to protect your business.

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Babies, Business and the Bottom Line

Hosted by: The Tweddle Foundation

When: Wednesday, 14 June

Time: 7.15am-9am

Where: Moonee Valley Racecourse, 1 McPherson St, Moonee Ponds

Cost: $49

As part of Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2017, Tweddle Child and Family Health Service invites you to Babies, Business and The Bottom Line, a breakfast event featuring Western Bulldogs President Peter Gordon sharing his insights into the road to success and the power of resilience.

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Business Planning for Growth

Hosted by: Moonee Valley City Council 

When: Wednesday 21 June and Wednesday 28 June 

Time: 9am-5pm

Where: Moonee Valley City Council, 9 Kellaway Ave, Moonee Ponds 3039  

Cost: $200

Are you ready to take your business to the next level? This workshop can help you to put the right strategy in place to make it happen. This intensive two-day program will help you identify new growth opportunities and plan changes you need to move confidently into the next phase of your business.  Supplemented with five hours of one-on-one support from an experienced small business mentor, you will learn how to implement your plan to drive your business growth.

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July

Economic Development Drop-in

Hosted by: Moonee Valley City Council 

When: Tuesday, 18 July

Time: 10am-11.30am

Where: St Rose Cafe, Rose Street, 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 Essendon.

Tax Essentials

Hosted by: Australian Taxation Office

When: Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Where:
Clocktower Centre, 750 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds

Cost: Free – Registrations are essential 

Are you thinking of starting a business or new to business?  Register now for this free event run by ATO staff.

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B2B Sales Masterclass

Hosted by: Key Business Advisors

When: Thursday, 20 July 2017

Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Where: Quest Flemington Serviced Apartments 

Cost: $660 

This program will teach you how to sell to the general public or a business owner. You will be focused on engaging the customer and leading them to a direction to close the sale with the products and services you offer.   

In this program, you will learn how to win the customer’s approval and increase opportunities to close the sale.

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Record Keeping

Hosted by: Australian Taxation Office

When: Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Where: Clocktower Centre, 750 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds 3039

Cost: Free – Registrations are essential 

Are you new to business or thinking of starting a business?  It's important to get your record keeping right.  

Come along to a presentation by ATO staff where you will learn about:

  • keeping good records
  • record keeping tips and traps
  • how money flows through a business
  • work through case studies and examples
  • completing records, statements and other forms

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Starting Your Business Right

Hosted by: Moonee Valley City Council

When: Thursday, 27 July 2017

Time: 6.00pm – 9.30pm

Where: Moonee Valley City Council, 9 Kellaway Ave, Moonee Ponds 3039

Cost: $30

If you are thinking of starting a business this workshop is for you. All the essentials are covered including evaluating business readiness, market analysis, determining the best structure, business planning and how to register.

*participants completing this workshop are eligible for one free mentoring session.

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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

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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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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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: Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 5:17 AM