Business events & workshops

The strengths of a business are built around many aspects including people, product, promotion and the learning that takes place along the journey.

Whether you are an established business or just starting out please have a look at our events and workshops and book into those that are most relevant to you and your staff.

Please note: Council has no affiliations with any of the businesses providing training outside the Small Business Victoria workshops.

Workshops and events

B2B/Sales Masterclass
Bullet proofing your brand online
Business Savings - efficient lighting and solar
Flemington Traders networking event with guest speaker Jason Cunningham
Manage and Motivate Staff through an HR Process
My MVB Market 
My MVB Networking
My MVB Network – Mastermind 
My MVB Networking Workshop 
Niddrie Traders networking event – Keeping your business safe and secure
Small Business Mentoring 
Small Business Victoria workshops 
Marketing your Business
Starting your Business Right - new migrants and asylum seekers
Webinar: Performance Appraisals
Webinar: Recruitment and induction strategy

B2B/Sales Masterclass

Experience an interactive sales training program to grow the sales in your business. This sales training program will provide you with a professional sales tool kit to give you the resources to increase your profits and grow your business. Learn how to sell to the general public or a business owner as you focus on engaging the customer and leading them to a direction to close the sale with the products and services you offer.

Workshop details - September

Bullet proofing your brand online

Learn ten key steps to ensure you don't lose control of your online marketing accounts and profiles. Hosted by successful marketing expert, Ailsa Page from AP Marketing Works.

Workshop details - August

Business Savings – efficient lighting and solar

Future proof your business from rising costs by going solar and upgrading your lights through Council’s Energy Smart Program.

Workshop details - June  

Flemington Traders networking event with guest speaker Jason Cunningham  

Details to come.

Workshop details - August

Manage and Motivate Staff through an HR Process

Enable your staff to always perform at their best! Through this workshop, which is linked to Key Business Advisors’ Sales Training Programs and Human Resources software package, you will gain a better understanding of the key drivers of a highly motivated team and strong results, including the difference between a great leader and a manager, as well as the best process to performance manage your staff and protect your business from any risk.

Workshop details - August

My MVB Market 

A market to help passionate business owners generate more business. Tell potential customers what you do and what sets you apart, and connect with many other local business owners to meet, buy, sell and connect on a big scale.

Workshop details - September

My MVB Networking

Local business owners can meet fortnightly in a relaxed setting to bring value to each other's businesses by sharing insights and referrals. Meetings are designed to build sustained business growth by sharing expertise and learnings. Flexible meeting agendas include 10-minute industry insight presentations, spotlight sessions (casual Q&A interviews), guest speakers and brainstorming solutions to current business challenges.

Workshop details - July, August, September, October, November

My MVB Network – Mastermind

Masterminding (held 6 times a year) focuses on goal setting and providing professional leads and insights to help overcome common business set-backs.

Workshop details - July, September, November

My MVB Networking Workshop 

Designed to help business owners identify and prioritise the activities most likely to drive sustainable positive business success.

Workshop details - August, October

Niddrie Traders networking event – Keeping your business safe and secure

Details to come.

Workshop details - August

Pitch Perfect – 100 word to success

Please note, this event has been cancelled. 

Small Business Mentoring

Receive general business advice in a 45 minute session to help you with the initial steps you need to take to overcome an issue or information gap.

Workshop details - July, August, September, October, November

Small Business Victoria workshops

We partner with Small Business Victoria to deliver business workshops ranging from Starting your Business to Social Media.

Workshop details - Dates and details to come.

Marketing your Business

New migrants and asylum seekers can learn the essentials of starting a small business. Meet like-minded people who can be a source of information and support, and get your business plan started.

Workshop details - August

Starting your Business Right – new migrants and asylum seekers

Some of the biggest business success stories were started by people newly arrived to Victoria from all over the world. If you are an asylum seeker, refugee or migrant with a business idea, this workshop will prepare you to make your business a success.
After the workshop you will receive a free follow up one-on-one session with an experience small business mentor.

Workshop details - June

Webinar: Performance Appraisals

Managing staff performance is a necessity. Ensuring you have the right performance management system and workplace improvement strategies in place will maximise opportunities and return high productivity, which can lead to higher profits.

Workshop details - July

Webinar: Recruitment and induction strategy

Employing staff is generally a huge cost to a business. It takes time and not getting it right can become very costly. Staff start in your business on their first day all excited and motivated because you have sold them the job role and set the expectations, but where does it go wrong later down the track?

Workshop details - October

Learn how to build a great culture in your business

A good culture within a business will see positive results. If you want to improve the culture in your business, join Colin Wilson, Director of Key Business Advisors for this two-hour workshop to gain insight on how to create a positive culture throughout the entire business.

Workshop details - October

What's on in August?

Date Time Event Cost Venue Hosted by Reserve your place
Tuesday, 7 August 6pm-8.30pm Bullet proofing your brand online Free Clocktower Centre, 750 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds AP Marketing Works Register
Wednesday, 8 August 6pm-8pm Niddrie Traders networking event – Keeping your business safe and secure Free  La Porchetta 332A Keilor Road, Niddrie Niddrie Traders Association Registration details to come
Thursday, 9 August 7am-8.30am My MVB Networking Free Moonee Ponds Bowls Club, 776 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds My MVB Register
Thursday, 9 August 10.30am-2.45pm Small Business Mentoring Free Civic Centre, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds Moonee Valley City Council Register
Wednesday, 22 August 5.30pm-7.30pm

Pitch Perfect – 100 words to success

*Event cancelled*


Wednesday, 22 August 6pm-8pm Flemington Traders networking event with guest speaker Jason Cunningham  Free Doutta Galla Hotel, 339 Racecourse Road, Flemington Flemington Traders Association Registration details to come
Thursday, 23 August  9am-4.30pm Manage and Motivate Staff through a HR Process $660 Mecure Hotel North Melbourne Key Business Advisors Register
Wednesday, 29 August 7am-8.30am My MVB Networking Workshop Free Moonee Ponds Bowls Club, 776 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds My MVB Register
Wednesday, 29 August 6pm-8pm Marketing your Business Free Flemington Community Centre, 25 Mt Alexander Road, Flemington   Stepping Stones / Small Business Victoria   Register

What's on in September?

Date Time Event Cost Venue Hosted by Reserve your place
Thursday, 6 September 7am-8.30am My MVB Network – Mastermind Free Moonee Ponds Bowls Club, 776 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds My MVB Register
Thursday, 13 September 10.30am-2.45pm Small Business Mentoring Free Civic Centre, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds Moonee Valley City Council Register
Thursday, 13 September 6pm-8pm
Taking your Business Online – What you need to know
$20 Civic Centre, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds
Moonee Valley City Council Register
Saturday, 15 September 10am-2pm My MVB Market Free Moonee Ponds Bowls Club, 776 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds My MVB Register
Thursday, 20 September 7am-8.30am My MVB Networking Free Moonee Ponds Bowls Club, 776 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds My MVB Register
Thursday, 20 September 9am-4.30pm B2B/Sales Masterclass $660 Quest Flemington, 600 Epsom Road, Flemington Key Business Advisors Register

What's on in October?

Date Time Event Cost Venue Hosted by Reserve your place
Thursday, 4 October 7am-8.30am My MVB Networking Free Moonee Ponds Bowls Club, 776 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds My MVB Register
Wednesday, 10 October
6pm–9.30pm
Already Online – How to drive your digital marketing further
$30 Civic Centre, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds
Moonee Valley City Council
Register
Thursday, 11 October 10.30am-2.45pm Small Business Mentoring Free Civic Centre, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds Moonee Valley City Council Register
Thursday, 18 October 7am-8.30am My MVB Networking Workshop Free Moonee Ponds Bowls Club, 776 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds My MVB Register
Tuesday, 23 October 11am-11.45am Webinar: Recruitment and induction strategy Free Online Key Business Advisors Register
Tuesday, 30 October 6pm-8pm Learn how to build a great culture in your business Free Sam Merrifield Library, Moonee Ponds (Room 2) Key Business Advisors Register

What's on in November?

Date Time Event Cost Venue Hosted by Reserve your place
Thursday, 1 November 7am-8.30am My MVB Network – Mastermind Free Moonee Ponds Bowls Club, 776 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds My MVB Register
Thursday, 8 November 10.30am-2.45pm Small Business Mentoring Free Civic Centre, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds Moonee Valley City Council Register
Thursday, 15 November 7am-8.30am My MVB Networking Free Moonee Ponds Bowls Club, 776 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds My MVB Register
Thursday, 22 November 9am-4.30pm Manage and Motivate Staff through a HR Process $660 Quest Flemington, 600 Epsom Road, Flemington Key Business Advisors Register
Thursday, 29 November 7am-8.30am My MVB Networking  Free Moonee Ponds Bowls Club, 776 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds My MVB Register
Last updated: Friday, 24 August 2018, 4:01 AM