Skip to content


B31: Ballarat Business Month

B31: Ballarat Business Month

B31: Ballarat Business Month is in its 12th year. The festival provides development, events and networking opportunities for Ballarat's industry sectors and district throughout August. Organisations can attend workshops, briefings, presentations and networking events to help grow their business.

Events


Festival Podcast Series - #2 - The Women Of Small Business

In Victoria, a huge number of small business owners, starters, movers and shakers, are women. This podcast explores why women become entrepreneurs, the challenges and the benefits and the stories of those who've done it.

$0



Festival Podcast Series - #1 - Humanising Work

It's easy to get lost in the constant busyness of doing everything in your startup. But as your businesses' #1 asset, how will you find the balance between work and well-being? · Protecting your human assets · Mental health · Making sure that your self-employment dream matches up with reality

$0



Festival Podcast Series - #5 - Innovation: The Nuts & Bolts Behind the Buzzword

It's the business buzzword that has everyone talking, but what exactly does it mean to be innovative? · Using digital to elevate small business service · Doing big things with small resources · Learning about innovation from the technology boom

$0



Festival Podcast Series - #3 - Taking The Leap: Delve into the mind of a startup

What makes a person take the leap from employee to entrepreneur? . Essentials to consider · Startups on the verge · Where to find support . Making a start

$0



Festival Podcast Series - #4 - Social Enterprises: Doing Business For A Purpose

Victoria is on the cusp of a social enterprise startup boom, with businesses from all industries taking up the mantle of social good and community activism. We talk with founders building businesses for social good. · Social Enterprises · Benefit Corporations (B-Corps) · Impact Investing · For Purpose Organisations

$0



Festival Podcast Series - #6 - Beyond The Leap: Growing Your Business

So you've been up and running for a few years... Now what? · Starting out in international trade · Small business R&D grants (government and private) · Scaling your business to go from small to medium

$0



HR 101: HR essentials for your business

Running a business is not easy. Whether startup or growing business, you are responsible for a team of employees watching your every move. You want to do the right thing, but are not sure where to start. How do you know who to hire? What are your legal obligations? How do you terminate someone's employment and not end up in court? Human resources, or HR, is an essential management skill that every business owner or general manager needs to learn. Discover essential areas of HR you need to know, and take away practical tips on how to implement these in your workplace.

$20
Evans Faull Office
Level 1 / 1405 Malvern Road
Malvern 3144

International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

IJCAI is the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, the main international gathering of researchers in AI. IJCAI were held biennially in odd-numbered years since 1969. Starting with 2016, IJCAI will be held annually. IJCAI is sponsored jointly by IJCAI and the national AI societie(s) of the host nation(s). The 26th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence will be held in Melbourne, Australia in August 2017.

$0
Various Locations


Jobs and skills drive

Give yourself the best advantage to secure that job that's got your name on it. Find out what every job-seeker needs to know to create a best seller resume, why first impressions count, what employers want and hear local employers share their knowledge about what you can do to get your application over the line.

$0
Ballarat Technology Park
Lydiard Street
Ballarat 3350

Instagram basics for businesses: Six steps to success

Got an Instagram account but don't really know how it works? Want to set one up to boost your social media presence? Join this informative session that will cover the six basic steps to Instagram account success. Find out how to make the most of Instagram bios, hashtags, captions and post signatures, engagement, your content strategy, photography basics and editing apps. Presented by Kathryn McCauley from A Guide To Social Media Consulting and Mike James from Better Mobile Photos. This event, held in the Geelong City Hall, will include opportunities for small group brainstorming sessions. Tea and coffee provided.

$20
Geelong City Hall
30 Gheringhap Street
Geelong 3220

Small Business Bus: Cowes

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside the Cowes Customer Service Centre
91 - 97 Thompson Avenue
Cowes 3922

Small Business Bus: Bairnsdale

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Near the band rotunda
149 Main Street
Bairnsdale 3875

Attracting customers and cashflow to small businesses

Whether planning a startup or already in operation, this session will improve your knowledge of what works and why. You also receive some tools to immediately put to work in your business. Delivered by Bill Lang, co-founder of YourBusinessNetwork.com and several international businesses. Bill has worked closely with over 300 small businesses to help them attract customers, improve cash flow and save time building their businesses.

$15
Donkey Wheel House
Level 2 / 673 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

Getting food to market: Making the most of labels

Making sure you get your label right is an easy way to prevent unnecessary expense and associated brand damage. Given that incorrect labeling and undeclared allergens are among the major causes of packaged food recalls (an event that frequently costs well over $100,000 and, at worst, lives) accurate labeling makes good business sense. Includes opportunities for networking and a review of participants' labels to give you practical insights into the concepts discussed. Light refreshments will be served.

$0
Quest Mildura Apartment Hotel
115-119 Madden Avenue
Mildura VIC 3500

Mobile web secrets for your business

Mobile and smartphone usage now dominates Google and internet searches by consumers - that's more than computers and tablets combined. Learn how to identify and implement the correct mobile strategy that is affordable for any SME. See local case study success stories for yourself from presenter Red Pants, supply of mobile website solutions to some of Australia's biggest (and smallest) companies.

$19
Donkey Wheel House
Level 2 / 673 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

Ni hao: Welcoming business program

Open your doors to new opportunities. Everything you need to know to enhance the way your business can build and prepare for the Great South Coast region's growing Chinese market.

$0
Deakin University (Room B3.03)
Princes Highway
Warrnambool 3280

How to price your product or service

Get to grips with pricing and how to calculate what to charge. If you've ever felt your product or service is worth more than what you're charging but confused about the numbers, this commonsense seminar will strip the jargon from the business finance essentials that everyone needs to use when pricing.

$20
Casey Cardinia Business Hub
Level 2 / 66 Victor Crescent
Narre Warren 3805

How to develop an effective content strategy

A content strategy is the road map that drives your marketing forward. But to give your marketing messages the best chance to lift off and take flight, you first need to lay down the groundwork to better understand where your business stands, where you want to go, and how to get there. Find out how to form a solid content strategy to create and deliver your content across all your distribution channels.

$25
Donkey Wheel House
673 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

Food safe technology

How much would a food poisoning incident cost your business? How would a food recall affect you? Food poisoning is a serious issue that affects millions of people around the world. One small business was fined $42,000 for causing the worst food poisoning outbreak in NSW ? which lead to 319 people falling ill, to say nothing of the business impact of loss of confidence. People trust that food you serve is safe. This workshop explores all aspects of food safety, compliance and consumer confidence by using simple records and new technology.

$0
Quest Mildura
115 Madden Avenue
Mildura 3500

Fuel your restaurant and cafe marketing

Would you like your café or restaurant to be busier? Are you dependent on third party sites for bookings? Wish those walk-ins would magically stumble through your door? Well, there are no magic tricks when it comes to boosting sales in the hospitality industry. All it takes is a focused digital marketing strategy. If you're out of ideas and need a fresh strategy to fuel your marketing efforts, then this is the perfect event for you. Learn the ideas and the know-how to help you gain the attention you want and make your food business sing 'cha-ching'!

$39
Karstens
123 Queen Street
Melbourne 3000

Friends in business: Genius or lunacy?

For anyone starting up, it's only a small leap of faith to consider your partner or friend as a logical business partner. You know them. You trust them. Why wouldn't you go into business with them? It works well for some couples and friends. When it doesn't, a bad business relationship can quickly damage a perfectly functioning friendship or relationship. Small businesses can fail for many reasons but the root cause is often the people running the business rather than the business itself. At this webinar, learn four steps to develop a 'business pre-nuptial' to help you enjoy business success without sacrificing personal relationships.

$0
Online


The fundamentals of financial reports

Does your accountant say you made a profit when you have no money left in the bank? Maybe you just can't figure out why those loan repayments aren't deductible? The key to understanding how your business is performing is regularly reviewing performance through financial statements. This session, presented by Damien Palmer, is aimed at business owners who want to go back to financial basics to make sure everything is on track. Tea, coffee and nibbles provided. Please RSVP for catering purposes.

$0
Bendigo Bank Theatre Room, The Capital
50 View Street
Bendigo 3550

E19428 - Succession Planning short workshop

Successfully exiting your business takes as much planning as getting started. Sometimes you exit is part of a succession plan, or it could be a sale. This workshop helps you to develop a plan to guide your big decisions, maximise the value of your business and put you in control of how and when you move on.

$20
Council Chambers
92 Nelson Street
Nhill 3418`

Small business recruitment challenges and solutions

Get help to identify what recruitment challenges your business faces, what solutions are available and how service providers like MatchWorks can assist. MatchWorks is a not-for-profit employment services provider that offers recruitment solutions to local businesses at no charge. Collect information about jobactive services, wage subsidies, employer incentives, recruitment options and the National Work Experience Programme.

$0
VU at MetroWest
138 Nicholson Street
Footscray 3011

E19300 - Marketing Your Business short workshop

$0
Dandenong Library
225 Lonsdale Street
Dandenong 3175

How to engage your employees for success

Your people are your most valuable asset and people manangement is crucial to your business success. As the face of your business, day in and day out, if your people are not happy with your business or you, your customers will know about it. Unfortunately, leadership isn't about telling someone what to do - it's about inspiring them to want to do it. Dive deep into the exact steps to provide a positive and productive working environment in this two-hour workshop. When you engage your people, your customers will want to do business with you.

$20
Online

Online

Business real property in SMSFs

If you're still scratching your head about the impact of new superannuation rules that came into effect on July 1, 2017, then this workshop is for you. Gain clarity on the impact for small business owners who own, or who look to own, business real property inside their self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF). Find out the implications of recent changes to limited recourse borrowing arrangements, how they will affect holding property inside an SMSF, and how that interacts with the changes to contribution limits.

$0
Oscars Hotel
18 Doveton Street South
Ballarat 3350

Improving your business with health and safety

Occupational health and safety (OHS) laws from top to bottom. Get to know your obligations under workplace injury, rehabilitation and compensation law to help injured workers return to work. Don’t miss this opportunity to find out how you can improve your business by providing a safe and healthy environment for your workers. Attend these free WorkSafe seminars in Geelong, Warrnambool, Shepparton, Traralgon and Ballarat, share your experience with others and get advice from our experts on OHS and return to work problems or concerns.

$0
Best Western Plus The Carrington
505 Wyndham Street
Shepparton 3630

Bedsheets and spreadsheets: Start your home business today

Do you have a great business idea and a desire to be your own boss? Or maybe you're in the early days of a new home-based business and need a little help? Come along to this informative session with Liz Grant from Small Business Smart Business and get your business up and running! Topics to be covered include: - Testing and refining your idea - Choosing the right business and pricing models for profit and scale - Using the right digital tools to get found - Managing your customers right to keep them coming back - Keeping focused and staying sane - Tips for managing work / life balance when you work from home - Where to get help - Resources available to help you grow your business and feel supported. This session includes breakfast.

$25
Point Lonsdale Bowling Club
Point Lonsdale Road
Point Lonsdale 3225

Gov4u: Advice, support and grants for SMEs

Discover the range of grants, programs and services offered by local, state and federal government. Includes presentations and information from representatives of all three tiers of government on what each makes available to assist small businesses to start up, develop and grow. Incorporates time to network with fellow participants and presenters.

$10
Uni Hill Conference Centre
30 Graduate Drive
Bundoora 3083

Simple energy and $ savings for your business

Do you want to reduce your energy bills? Not sure where to start? This event is will provide answers to your questions. Come and learn about how to cut your energy bills, the availability of energy assessment grants and financing options for initiatives. Local service providers to help you put it all into action will be available to provide advice. This event will be an expo style networking event with short presentations and displays detailing real case study results from local businesses who have saved energy and $$. Tea coffee and light breakfast refreshments available.

$0
City Hall
30 Geringhap Street
Geelong 3220

E18613 - Your Business in a Digital World short workshop

Do you feel confused, overwhelmed or nervous about taking your business online? Take the guess work out of finding the right support with this introductory workshop led by a digital expert with real-life small business experience. Using practical exercises and real-life examples you will learn to make informed decisions about the right tools for your business and how to bring them all together into an effective online strategy.

$20
Greater Shepparton Business Centre
70 New Dookie Rd
Shepparton 3630

How to avoid hiring dangerous employees

Gain insights from the latest research into counterproductive employee work behaviours, and how you can prevent them impacting your business. Counterproductive workplace behavior - including bullying, ignoring safety rules, undermining leadership or colleagues, stealing, absenteeism or simply saying bad things about an employer, is one of the most important areas of contemporary employee research. This insightful session will help you discover whether someone's personality and values provide clues about that risk, or if it's possible to identify the characteristics that may predict these behaviours, so you can hire people who are less likely to engage in them.

$0
Karstens
123 Queen Street
Melbourne 3000

Capture global business opportunities for SMEs

For many growth-minded business owners, the rest of the world is their oyster. Besides being able to extend the sales life of existing products and services by finding new markets to sell them in, you can also reduce your dependence on the markets you have developed locally. Australia's Free Trade Agreements with our key trading partners have also made it easier for you to grow your business and become global brands. Global growth can be both daunting and rewarding and the seminar will explore the steps to take, the mistakes to avoid and some practical tips to exporting including: 1. Are you ready and some common pitfalls 2. Where are the opportunities and key market trends 3. How to leverage opportunities through the use of Australia's Free Trade Agreements 4. Practical approach to exporting 5. Case Study on Market Entry Options including eCommerce and Cross Border sales

$55
Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
150 Collins Street
Melbourne CBD 3000

E19652 - Marketing Your Business short workshop

How well do your potential and existing customers know what your business does? Marketing Your Business is not just about having a website, a Facebook page and placing advertisements in the local paper. Marketing is a vital part of establishing and building your business brand. Effective marketing will save you time and money and help you attract and retain a loyal customer base. Develop a marketing action plan to focus your effort and resources in the right areas, including market research, online activities and customer service.

$20
Timbarra Community Centre
Timbarra Way
Berwick 3806

Manningham Business Expo

Network, gather inspiration and discover resources available to grow your business at this business-to-business expo targeting small and medium-sized business and enterprises (SMEs) in the Manningham City Council area.

$0
Manningham Function Centre
699 Doncaster Road
Doncaster 3108

Small Business Bus: Pakenham

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Pakenham Place Shopping Centre car park
65 - 69 Main Street
Pakenham 3810

OHS for SMEs

A must for all businesses to ensure a safe and healthy workplace. Gain a clear understanding of your legal and moral OHS responsibilities and get practical help to manage them within existing business activities. Discover how to access free OHS resources from WorkSafe Victoria and the technology available that will give you real-time visibility of OHS performance in your business. While everyone in business has legislated OHS responsibilities, many don't know where to start - make sure you do!

$0
Donkey Wheel House
Level 2 / 673 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

How to respond to inbound customer complaints

Few business owners like receiving customer complaints but, from time to time, it does happen. Poorly handled, a complaint can be a reputational disaster. Well-managed, however, it can turn your critics into your biggest fans. This hands-on workshop for business owners, managers, customer service and sales staff will show you how to quickly defuse client anger, get to the core of the complaint and keep a cool head at every step. Australia?s leading conflict resolution expert, Rebecca Carroll-Bell, will share proven techniques and an easy-to-follow ESP formula you can start using straight away on the phone, face-to-face or on email.

$47
360 Cube
Unit 4 / 83-87 Wellington Street
St Kilda 3182

Small Business Bus: Sale

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Raymond Street Mall
Raymond Street
Sale 3850

Five simple ways to double your profits.

The key to staying in business is your capacity to make consistent profits. The higher the profits, the more you can grow your business, increase your team and reduce the time you spend working in it. Profitability is also the key driver of cash flow and cash is the lifeblood of any small business. Join this webinar and learn how to increase the five key areas of your business that drive profitability.

$11.44
Online

3550

Digital marketing for mumpreneurs

Surround yourself with other business mums as you discover more about how to establish and leverage digital marketing channels to better promote your business in this intensive two-hour workshop. Please review the website closer to the date for more information about the proposed agenda.

$40
Frankston Foundry
1 Keys Street
Frankston 3199

Webinar: Franchising tips and traps: Things to know

Collect hints and tips on how to avoid problems when buying a franchise at this free 30-minute webinar presented by the Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC). Attendees will be able to send in questions that will be addressed after the presentation. This session also includes a brief overview of the services provided to Victorian businesses by the VSBC.

$0
Webinar

Online webinar

Flexible working arrangements

Find out your rights and obligations as an employer when it comes to flexible working arrangements for staff. Discover the benefits for your business including improved productivity and efficiency and a healthy work / life balance for your staff. You will also gain clarity about the exact circumstances that may make it reasonable to refuse requests for flexibility in your business.

$40
TAFEspace
158 Lawrence Street
Wodonga 3690

Business conversations

Discover how to access new products and services available to help your business grow and succeed at this event hosted by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Talk to representatives from various government departments and get advice about what they can offer to help small business operators, from startups to already established.

$0
The Capital (Banquet Room)
50 View Street
Bendigo 3550

Marketing for small business

The ability to attract a steady stream of paying customers is the difference between business failure and success. Find out how to attract more customers, grow your business and make more money. Join small business marketing expert Ross Pepper as he shares his knowledge, experience and personally developed marketing tools and systems to help you fulfil your vision. Learn how to quickly determine which marketing strategies are worthwhile, how to stand out from the crowd, and which are the most profitable marketing methods for your business (including SEO, Facebook, JV and Lumpy Mail to name a few).

$15
Donkey Wheel House
673 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

Creative enterprise: From idea to business

If you're running a creative enterprise and still relying on supplementary income for support, you are not alone. If you're also under the age of 30, with little time and resources to develop essential small business management skills such as marketing and finances, this session is for you. We understand that developing an arts products or services business is particularly complex and requires much support. We have assembled a panel to help young people in creative enterprises, particularly those from newly arrived communities. Join us to find solutions to your issues and give yourself the best chance of success.

$0
Phoenix Youth Centre
72 Buckley Street
Footscray 3011

The creative entrepreneur: From idea to success

Setting up your own business can be an exciting time. Save yourself time and money before you start by being aware of what's involved in running a business. Come along to hear stories from a range of successful startups and learn from their experiences. Each will share their insights into how to start, build, fund and run your own successful startup business. Contact the event hosts for the information on the panellists.

$0
RMIT Buillding 16, Storey Hall
336-348 Swanston Street
Melbourne 3000

Simple smartphone video marketing Melbourne

Video is the most viewed thing online right now, so if you're not using it you risk being left behind. Discover the power of social video to engage, build rapport and reach your targeted audience. Skyrocket awareness of your brand and future sales at this guided crash course in simple video production using just your smartphone. Learn how to reach the right people and deliver the right message to drive brand trust and engagement from something you hold in your hands every day. For all industries, from startup to medium, with an active online and social media presence. BYO smartphone.

$57
Donkey Wheel House
673 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

E18158 - Setting Your Financial Strategy short workshop

Do you know the difference between a budget and a forecast? A good financial strategy is more than just income and expenses. Learn how easy it is to take control and develop a financial strategy that improves how your business runs.

$20
Wangaratta Council Chambers
Ovens Street
Wangaratta 3677

Six keys to small business control

Take control of your small business - it's easy, when you know how! Discover the six keys that will unlock your path to taking charge of your business, so that you too can find the freedom to make more money, do more, stress less and have more time. For all small business owners and all types of business.

$27.5
Synergize Hub
Level 2 / 10-16 Forest Street
Bendigo 3550

How to price your product or service

Get to grips with pricing and how to calculate what to charge. If you've ever felt your product or service is worth more than what you're charging but confused about the numbers, this commonsense seminar will strip the jargon from the business finance essentials that everyone needs to use when pricing.

$20
Geelong Council Office
100 Brougham Street
Geelong 3220

E19368 - Advanced Digital Strategies For Your Business workshop

Learn how to develop a strategy to help grow your business through your online activities and make your products and services easy for potential customers to find. This small, interactive workshop will demystify the digital world and help bring focus and clarity to your online marketing activities.

$30
Wimmera Business Centre
62 Darlot Street
Horsham 3400

Let's get strategic planning

How to develop a strategic plan to achieve growth, efficiency and financial reward in your business. Discover 30-plus strategies to start growing your business immediately. Gain a thorough understanding of strategic planning principles, why they're important and how they relate to your SME. Start planning for your business with the help and advice of seasoned business advisers. Get networking with like-minded business owners in a great space as you discuss your plan and strategies with SEIVA's team of expert business advisers.

$29
SEIVA
Level 1 / 17-19 Chessell Street
Southbank 3006

E19660 - Build Your Business Resilience workshop

Have you made a plan to build the resilience of your business and successfully manage through a business interruption? Making sound business decisions in a crisis is very difficult, so planning ahead is essential. Understand the various different types of disaster (natural, human or health) and improve the continuity and resilience of your business in this practical, focused workshop. This workshop is part of the Build Your Business workshop series. $30 per workshop or $80 for all four workshops: https://www.trybooking.com/296299

$30
Mornington Peninsula Shire
2 Queen Street
Mornignton 3931

Business planning for startups and young businesses

Unlock the pathway to success with a reliable, well thought out business plan - an essential to guide every business, whether startup or fully operational. Learn basic planning concepts and get to know the high value, technology driven principles that will help your business thrive. Leave armed with planning templates, and enough knowledge to test your idea's viability and document your business plans to get there.

$11
Mornington Hotel
917 Nepean Highway
Mornington 3931

Zero fluff marketing by the numbers

Unlock the power of numbers to make your marketing work for you. Find out how to create a process that will enable you to forecast your business with predictable results month after month, and build a system that reliably delivers new customers to your business even when you aren't there. Learn the simple, easy-to-implement steps to do your marketing by the numbers in this jargon-free webinar that any business owner can understand and immediately apply.

$0
Online


The world is your office

Working from home sounds exciting, but isolation, lack of networking opportunities and access to digital support can make it into a challenge for many small business owners. Join us for breakfast and discover seven top tips to successfully work from home, including how to network effectively; where to access local networks in the region; co-working opportunities; apps and the cloud; as well as things to consider, including planning and building permits, and social media and how it works for your business.

$20
Kimberley Place
33 Kimberley Drive
Chirnside Park 3116

Protect and grow: Securing your IP

Intellectual property from top to toe, and its impact on your small business success. Find out how on how to protect and grow your intellectual property (IP) rights, such as trade marks, copyright and patents, to give you a competitive advantage in the market. Learn how to identify and protect your IP from experienced trade mark and patent attorneys from Davies Collison Cave (DCC), and share their insights into ways you can develop a tailored strategy to leverage IP and give your business the best advantage. Speakers: Elizabeth Godfrey, Madeleine Chan and Sam Mickan.

$15
Davies Collison Cave (Melbourne)
1 Nicholson Street
East Melbourne 3000

Vodafone National Small Business Summit 2017

Meet face to face with government leaders and add your voice to the small business sector's input into policy development and review. The Vodafone National Small Business Summit aims to: - Promote and support the development of small businesses in Australia - Advocate to advance the interests of small business in Australia, including through policy change and regulatory reform - Foster an increased awareness and understanding of the role of small business in Australia amongst public servants and elected government officials, larger businesses, the media and the general community.

$890
Events Centre - Collins Square
727 Collins Street
Melbourne 3008

Setting your business up to grow

Give your business the best chance of success and get up to speed with all the legal essentials for diversifying or setting up your business for growth. Learn what company structure is right for your business and how best to protect your personal assets from business risk. If you?re increasing staff, diversifying products or services, moving online or entering a new market, this is the session for you. Presented by Harwood Andrews principal, and accredited Specialist in business law Rod Payne and lawyer Stephen Kirby.

$0
Provincial Hotel - The Ivy Room
121 Lydiard Street North
Ballarat 3350

E18299 - Effective Business Networking short workshop

Did you know that almost 90% of business today is generated through networks? Love it or hate it, effective networking is an essential skill to master for your business success. This short 2-hour workshop will help you develop effective networking skills with the latest techniques and insights straight from experts who have built successful businesses.

$20
Knox City Council
511 Burwood Highway
Wantirna South 3152

So, You Want an App for your Business...

So, You Want an App for Your Business... This participant tailored Victoria Small Business Festival workshop will: •Show participants the options they have for apps •Demonstrate the different types of apps they could choose •Help them create a step by step most-likely-plan for the research and the development of their app (they’ll take this away on the day) •Introduce them to the pitfalls of app design & development to be aware of •Talk about international development opportunities •Give them a list of smart questions to ask an app developer •Answer their app questions, and •Create a mini mastermind of app-buddies to highlight and share their journey.

$20
Eastern Innovation Business Centre
5a Hartnett Close
Mulgrave 3170

So, you want an app for your business

Want an app to help your business get found, make ordering easier or communicate, but don't know where to start? This workshop is for you. Learn from the wisdom of a panel of entrepreneurs currently designing their own apps and what you can expect before embarking on your own process. Get yourself fully informed about all aspects of apps - different types, pitfalls, tips, tricks and hacks and walk away with a plan to get the research and development of your own started.

$20
Eastern Innovation Business Centre
5A Hartnett Close
MULGRAVE 3170

Small Business Bus: Traralgon

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside DELWP Office
71 Hotham Street
Traralgon 3844

Small Business Bus: Cranbourne

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Cranbourne Homemaker Centre Carpark
Corner of Thompsons Road and South Gippsland Highway
Cranbourne 3977

How to understand financial statements

Get to know your financial position, understand your business better and gain the confidence to make informed business decisions. If reading your financial statements is an ongoing challenge, this presentation is for you. Find out how profit and loss is prepared and what it contains, including depreciation, bad debts and other important items. Learn why balance sheets matter and the impact of working capital, financial obligations, debtors and creditors. Walk away in charge of the fundamentals of constructing your own cashflow forecast and how it integrates with your balance sheet and profit loss. It?s easy when you know how!

$0
Eastern Hub
McKillop Street
East Geelong 3220

Leading with innovation

Leading with Innovation is an exciting opportunity to hear from two of CommBank's innovation doyens: Heath Brown and Jerry Macey. They will inspire you with new ideas to expand your business horizons.

$0
Donkey Wheel House
Level 2, 637 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

Establishing a new product pipeline

Learn how to keep customers coming back to your business, even as new competitors enter your market.

$25
Riddells Creek Neighbourhood House
59 Main Road
Riddells Creek 3431

Put Your Business on the Digital Map

The digital world provides us with the easiest, most effective and most widespread ways to connect, to source supplies, to reach customers, to know what other businesses are around locally, and to find new staff. We are hosting a Q&A with two businesses who provide digital platforms that support local businesses and their communities. All businesses will find this event useful whether you are big, small, established or new, a sole trader at home or a mobile business.

$0
Cohoots
1/40 Forest St
Castlemaine 3450

Kochie's expert panel: Stay ahead of the curve

For anyone starting up, it's only a small leap of faith to consider your partner or friend as a logical business partner. You know them. You trust them. Why wouldn't you go into business with them? It works well for some couples. When it doesn't, a bad business relationship can quickly damage a perfectly functioning friendship or relationship. Small businesses can fail for many reasons but the root cause is often the people running the business rather than the business itself. At this webinar, learn four steps to develop a business pre-nuptial; to help you enjoy business success without sacrificing personal relationships.

$0
Online

3000

Small business 101: Marketing, legal, accounting

Pick up all the tools and practical tips you'll need to make your business a success across three common areas of concern: marketing, legal, and accounting. This event is a collaboration between a Marketing Entourage (a one-stop shop for all things marketing); Clearpoint Counsel (a legal services provider for small businesses) and Standard Ledger (an accountancy company specialising in small business). Get yourself across all the resources available from the founders of each of these businesses as they present the most important aspects of marketing, legal, and accounting for small business. A question and answer session at the end will provide an opportunity for you to have all of your pressing marketing, legal and accountancy questions answered. This is a free event but places are limited so book your place today.

$0
Donkey Wheel House
Level 2 / 673 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

Port of Melbourne boat tour

Get an understanding of the Melbourne Port System and its link to the global supply chain. This port tour is designed for SMEs who are currently importing or exporting through the Port of Melbourne (PoM), or are looking to expand their business to overseas markets. Gain an overview of the sea freight supply chain to better understand the movement of freight and minimise costs. Includes a one and a half hour interactive boat tour to get an in-depth, on-the-ground look at the various facilities and services at the PoM.

$33
Victoria Harbour Promenade
Dock 5 / Victoria Harbour Promenade
Docklands 3000

ETCV - Gippsland Digital Innovation Festival Showcase

The Educational Technology Consortium of Victoria would like to invite and showcase Gippsland Business Leaders to an afternoon of Information and direction of the state of education cross sector in government/catholic and independent schools.

$0
Lardner Park
155 Burnt Store Road
Warragul 3821

Social media Q&A

Have your actual social media issues addressed and specific questions answered at this DIY Q&A session led by online marketing consultancy JRM Social. Attendees will be contacted in the lead up to the event and asked to submit their questions or problem areas they would like dealt with. Then, on the day, an initial presentation will be followed by a dedicated Q&A to address the requested questions issues, explore common themes and share practical advice. Take home all the answers to apply to your businesses marketing straight away. Tickets include light refreshments, and a drink afterwards while networking.

$25
Freight Bar
Corner of Mair Street and Peel Street
Ballarat 3350

Digital Shift - learn to build and program with Lego WeDo

During Term 3 learn to build and program with Lego WeDo robots. This is a play-based session with some guidance. Children will learn about the programming process, problem solving, and collaborating with other children while having FUN! Children must be 8 years or older to participate in this program. All participants are required to hold a current Moreland City Libraries membership card with internet access. Children under 10 must be supervised by a parent.

$0
Moreland City Library
77 Jukes Road
Fawkner 3060

Funding your startup

If you have an idea, project or business to fund, there are plenty of ways to raise the money to get it started. Crowd funding, angel investment, loans and funding schemes, discover all the options available from a panel of experts and get tips on how to make successful applications, bids, pitches and campaigns.

$0
RMIT Building 16 / Storey Hall
336-348 Swanston Street
Melbourne 3000

Profit is not a dirty word

Profit is not a dirty word! Ask yourself - what are you in business for? To make wages or extreme wealth? Everyone starts in business to solve another person's problem, satisfy a want or need but you must make sure you do so at a profit. If you're new to business or thinking of starting a business, you need to make sure you get it right. Ask yourself: -Do you know how to set up your business to ensure success? -Do you know how to make profit in your business? -Do you know the three different types of profit you can make from your business? -Do you know how to grow your business profitably? If the answer is no to any of these, then this seminar is for you.

$20
Mornington Yacht Club
Schnapper Point Drive
Mornington 3931

E19635 - Your Business in a Digital World short workshop

Do you feel excited but uncertain about how to take your business online? Take the guess work out of finding the right support with this introductory workshop led by a digital expert with real-life small business experience. Using practical exercises and real-life examples you will learn to make informed decisions about the right tools for your business and how to bring them all together into an effective online strategy. This workshop is part of the Starting Your Business workshop series featuring: - Starting Your Business Right workshop - Business Planning Essentials short workshop - Marketing Your Business short workshop - Your Business in a Digital World short workshop - Effective Record Keeping for Small Business short workshop - Keep the Cash Flowing short workshop. $30 for all 6 workshops or $10 per workshop.

$10
Federation University Building 5N 158
Northways Road
Churchill 3842

E19326 - Commercialising Your New Idea workshop

Thinking of starting a business but not sure where to start? Start here! This Small Business Victoria workshop will step you through the process, help you get set up right the first time and connect you to a range of government resources and free mentoring. The two workshop session times are: Wednesday 23 August, 5.30pm - 8.30pm Wednesday 30 August, 6pm - 8.30pm

$75
Baw Baw Shire Council Offices
33 Young Street
Drouin 3818

Pitch perfect: 100 words to success

Forget the social media hoopla for just a second. One of the biggest tools you have are the words coming out of your mouth. What do you really say when someone asks what you do? Can you deliver a perfect pitch in the 60-second limelight of a network meeting? Find out how to master your message, nail your narrative and get your pitch perfect at this interactive workshop presented by Natalie J. Dowling.

$24.5
Banquet Room, Capital Theatre
50 View Street
Bendigo 3550

AI Lounge: Killer robots, the end of war?

Are robots about to transform war? Will robots fight robots? Will these be the next weapons of mass destruction? What is the UN trying to do about this?

$0
Plus 5 Bar
37 S Wharf Promenade
South Wharf 3006

Get connected and grow your business through networking

Creating powerful connections to expand, showcase and build your business is a crucial part of everyday in a small business. But... Where do you find these connections? What do you say? What's an elevator pitch? What if you're shy or hate meeting people you don't know? How do you follow up without appearing to be a pest? Get answers to all these questions and more, have fun and collect great skills and powerful tips from master networker Bev Friend as she shares everything she knows about how to grow your business through networking.

$25
Donkey Wheel House Level2 The Depot and The Platform
673 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

Building a Culture of Excellence

Team and culture are two key ingredients to the success of your startup. Join MAP and GA as we present the ways that founders can create a culture of excellence in startups. Didier Elzinga the CEO and co-founder of Culture Amp will address the ways that founders can create a culture of excellence in startups.

$0

45 William
Melbourne 3000

Digital Branding 101

Do you run a small business and want to find out the expert Do's and Don'ts for social media & graphic design? Join us at Milkbar Digital & No Grey Creative HQ for an intimate seminar on all things graphic design and social. Presented by Jacqui Hine of No Grey Creative and Sam Sidney of Milkbar Digital, this seminar will teach you how to thrive in the ever-changing digital world. Topics that will be covered include: •How to make sure your website looks great & performs well •Facebook, Instagram & LinkedIn for small businesses •How to create the best digital content •Branding consistency across all platforms •Plus, much more! Please arrive at 5.30pm for a 6pm start, you'll also have the opportunity to network with like-minded businesses in the community over light refreshments. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards! We look forward to seeing you there.

$25.3
Milkbar Digital & No Grey Creative HQ
183 Highett Street
Richmond 3121

On the couch with successful business owners

Tread your own path to success. Grab this great opportunity to hear unique stories from the local business community and pick up advice that will help kickstart you on your way. Network with like-minded business owners and operators from the region. Please feel welcome to forward this invitation to anyone it may apply to, but registration is essential. Presented by Crowe Horwath and the Surf Coast Shire.

$0
Surf Coast Shire Council
1 Merijig Drive
Torquay 3228

E19040 - Marketing Your Business short workshop

How well do your potential and existing customers know what your business does? Understanding Marketing is not just about having a website, a Facebook page and placing advertisements in the local paper. Marketing is a vital part of establishing and building your business brand. Effective marketing will save you time and money and help you attract and retain a loyal customer base. Develop a marketing action plan to focus your effort and resources in the right areas, including market research, online activities and customer service.

$20
Myrtleford Library
125 Standish Street
Myrtleford 3737

Social media: Content creation and audience building strategies

Finding 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 tools available that will help you spend less time sourcing content, as well as top tactics to build your audience so that what you share on social media gets seen by more of your ideal customers.

$25
Sam Merrifield Library
762 Mt Alexander Road
Moonee Ponds 3039

Action plan for financial sucess

You work hard in your business. Now, discover how a plan for financial success can work harder for you. Learn how drive your business further, understand your numbers, gain control over your money and what strategies to put in place.

$20
Gateway BEET
75 Lascelles Street
Hopetoun 3396

Minimising stress associated with running your business

Equip yourself with tools and strategies that will help you to minimise the stress that come with running a business. This two-hour workshop will cover:# - The common signs that things need to change - The four biggest mistakes business owners make - The four keys to having a financially successful business - What to stop and what to start doing - How you can implement changes immediately.

$20
Brimbank Community and Civic Centre
301 Hampshire Road
Sunshine 3020

How to price your product or service

Get to grips with pricing and how to calculate what to charge. If you've ever felt your product or service is worth more than what you're charging but confused about the numbers, this commonsense seminar will strip the jargon from the business finance essentials that everyone needs to use when pricing.

$20
Drouin Library
136 Princes Way
Drouin 3818

Instagram for small business: The art and the science

Instagram is a powerful marketing tool for small businesses to grow their audiences and their revenues from their mobile phones. Find out how to use Instagram with strategic intent aligned with your brand, and how to do so efficiently. Come away full of insights and hacks to grow your audience and your bottom line.

$70
General Assembly
Level 12a / 45 William Street
Melbourne 3000

E19349 - Business Planning Essentials short workshop

A clear business plan is a key determiner of long-term business success. Get the tools, templates and support you need in this tried and tested workshop that will introduce you to the business frameworks that will fast-track your success.

$20
Rowville Neighbourhood Learning Centre
40 Fulham Road
Rowville 3178

E19648 - Advanced Digital Strategies For Your Business workshop

Learn how to develop a strategy to help grow your business through your online activities and make your products and services easy for potential customers to find. This small, interactive workshop will demystify the digital world and help bring focus and clarity to your online marketing activities.

$30
Kaniva LINK Neighbourhood House
50 Commerical Street
Kaniva 5268

Cost-effective accounting strategies for small business

Keep administration costs to a minimum with self-help and the smart use of accounting software and filing strategies – without the need to engage a bookkeeper. Learn handy shortcuts to save unnecessary work when preparing records and keep admin tasks to an absolute minimum. Features a practical working example of a typical quarter's worth of transactions (small in volume), including how to produce a chart of accounts, a profit loss report, a BAS report and how to file for easy document recovery.

$0
Maribyrnong City Council
Cnr Hyde Street and Napier Street
Footscray 3011

Business grants and assistance for manufacturers

Uncover the world of grants, and find out how your business can benefit with a free one-on-one consultation. Learn how grants work, how to find them from federal, state, local governments and other sources and how to work out which ones to apply for. By the end of this seminar you will be on your way to deciding what your grant strategy is and how that aligns with your business. Expert presenters will also explore some specific grants and assistance packages for the manufacturing industry, as well as real-world examples of grants success.

$0
Greater Dandenong City Council Office
225 Lonsdale Street
Dandenong 3175

GCUC Co-working Conference

Everything you ever wanted to know about the world of co-working – where solo practitioners, at-home professionals and independent contractors choose to work beneath the umbrella of shared a workplace. It’s a way of working that can open doors to invaluable opportunities to collaborate, share resources, knowledge and values. The GCUC Australia Co-working Conference 2017 presents a two-day program of events, resources and information for the curious, for those already enjoying the benefits of co-working and anyone weighing it up. This event presents a ‘best of’ both local and international co-working and collaborative work spaces in diverse locations spanning CBDs, suburban and regional centres.

$175
Hub Australia
696 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

Be a GoodSmith: Bring social purpose to everyday business

'Doing good', 'social impact' and 'purpose led' are buzzwords increasingly on trend in business circles right now. But what does it all mean to you and your business venture? How does 'purpose' fit with your vision, the products you develop or the services you offer? Should you, or would you rather, operate as a social enterprise? What are the advantages, challenges and potential pitfalls? How do you determine what your social purpose is, and is it ok to 'do well while doing good'? Explore and discuss all these questions during a day-long series of events, workshops and networking opportunities at the Small Business Hub. If you're interested in the social sector and social enterprise but not sure where to start, then this is for you.

$75
Donkey Wheel House
Level 2 / 673 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

What Is a Social Enterprise? Why Start One? How do we get going?

How does 'Purpose' and 'Doing Good' best fit with your business? What's a Social Enterprise and are you interested in being or becoming one? How does a Social Enterprise differ from any other business and how do you get started? Hear from the industry leaders, Social Traders, on what defines a Social Enterprise and what it takes to start and run one. This is the first event of the GoodSmiths Social Sector Day. Join us for this single session on Social Enterprise or stay for the whole day. GoodSmiths Social Sector Day: Full Day Cost: $90.00

$25
Donkey Wheel House
Level 2 / 673 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

Getting started with email marketing

Email marketing can be an extremely effective tactic for small business to reach the consumers that social media doesn't reach! Learn how to create an email newsletter or campaign for your business in this hands-on, practical workshop using leading platform MailChimp. Featuring examples of email marketing from across the Swan Hill region, get to know all the dos, don?ts and lessons to be learned from local digital marketing professional Paul Dillon.

$49.95
Mallee Rising
137 Campbell Street
Swan Hill 3585

Leasing a commercial property for your business

Know your rights when it comes to leasing a commercial property. This informative session will leave you with greater understanding about every step of moving in and out of your tenancy – including property fitouts, market rental rates and moving your business.

$45
The Hub at Docklands
80 Harbour Esplanade
Docklands 3008

Moodle Administrator Workshop

Hit the ground running with eCreators' Moodle workshops. Our 1-day Moodle administrators workshop is a hands-on session designed to help attendees draw on our expertise as a Moodle Certified Partner and develop the skills they need to successfully administer users and courses in Moodle. Your Day: We take a task- based learning approach, with a focus on applying Moodle functionality to real use cases. You'll also be part of a small group of learners, so there's plenty of time for Q and A. Practice is undertaken through a series of hands-on activities which learners undertake in a live Moodle environment. Through these hands-on activities we'll explore how to: Manage users and enrolments Assign and define Roles and Permissions Manage Courses Add and remove Blocks Pull Reports for what you need to see Set up mobile learning

$500
eCreators
Level 1 468 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne 3004

Increase your productivity

Busy does not always add up to effective. Gather insights on how to extract maximum productivity from your precious time to ensure you don’t waste another minute. This workshop compares the upside of effectiveness with the downside of busyness to demonstrate how each impacts productivity and what you can do to make the most of every business day.

$15
Quest Wodonga
Reid Street
Wodonga 3690

Small business mentoring: One-on-one clinics

Get yourself matched to a mentor! Perfect for those looking to start a business or expand their business ideas, these one-one-one mentoring sessions offer small businesses the opportunity to attend a free 45-minute mentoring session with one of the Small Business Mentoring Service?s (SBMS) certified business mentors.

$0
Warrnambool City Council Civic Centre
25 Liebig Street
Warranmbool 3280

Small Business Bus: Frankston

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
outside Hoyts Cinema
21 Wells Street
Frankston 3199

Small Business Bus: Leongatha

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Woolworths car park, outside Council offices
Pern Lane
Leongatha 3953

E19249 - Business Planning Essentials short workshop

A clear business plan is a key determiner of long-term business success. Get the tools, templates and support you need in this tried and tested workshop that will introduce you to the business frameworks that will fast-track your success.

$20
The Supper Room, Indigo Shire Council
101 Ford St
Beechworth 3747

Employee relations briefing: Workplace investigations

Get to know the ins and outs of workplace claims and investigations so that you can approach difficult situations with clarity and confidence. Employee relations is a complex and challenging area for your business and your brand. This must-see employee relations briefing for every manager is delivered by industry experts and employment relations specialists FCB Group. Access valuable advice and gain the necessary knowledge to competently conduct or manage an effective workplace investigation.

$0
Melbourne Town Hall
Level 31 / 140 William Street
Melbourne 3000

LinkedIn business brand booster blueprint for migrants

LinkedIn is an amazing social media platform to build your brand and increase your business results. Find out how to create an authentic blueprint to boost your business brand, optimise your LinkedIn personal and company profile, select the right strategies for your purpose (publishing, participation, promotion) and apply techniques that are aligned, affordable, measurable and rewarding.

$0
RMIT University
Swanston Street
Melbourne 3000

Why doing good is good for business

Doing good, creating social impact, and making a difference - all of it matters and it all adds to the bottom line. Join us for a 90-minute workshop where we'll show you how to create a cause marketing strategy and bring that strategy to life. We'll discuss the right sort of communications and help you understand how to establish any cause-related marketing activity. As attendees found at both our workshops in the 2015 and 2016 Small Business Festivals, whether you're starting up a small business or running a social enterprise, this is an excellent way to build partnerships and establish how to do well, while doing good. This is the second event of the GoodSmiths Social Sector Series. Join us for this single session on doing good business or stay for the whole day (full day cost: $90.00).

$40
Donkey Wheel House
Level 2 / 673 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

Employee relations briefing: Workplace investigations

Get to know the ins and outs of workplace claims and investigations so that you can approach difficult situations with clarity and confidence. Employee relations is a complex and challenging area for your business and your brand. This must-see employee relations briefing for every manager is delivered by industry experts and employment relations specialists FCB Group. Access valuable advice and gain the necessary knowledge to competently conduct or manage an effective workplace investigation.

$0
Melbourne Town Hall
Yarra Room / 90-120 Swanston Street
Melbourne 3000

Re-Engineering Industries with Artificial Intelligence & The Social Contract

Hear more about how Artificial Intelligence is challenging the human race. Come and hear from our expert panel on the potential of AI to disrupt traditional business models and create entirely new ones, as well as looking at the possible risks AI poses and the notion of building ethics into machine intelligence. Can we build an AI smarter than ourselves, and if we can do we really want to?

$110
Melbourne Conference & Exhibition Centre
2 Clarendon St
South Wharf 3006

Maximising Impact through Mathematics - and Having Fun Too!

Mathematics holds the key to unlock many of the greatest challenges of our time. From improving food security, to reducing traffic congestion, and discovering hidden connections in gene networks, mathematical techniques are enabling solutions that will lead advances in the 21st century. In this talk, we will explore the breadth of mathematics that gives rise to these applications. We’ll discuss why mathematicians often consider their work to be as much of an art as a science, admired for its beauty and elegance as well as its important applications. Finally, we will look in detail at how mathematics can be used to accurately guess how old someone is based on a photo of their face. No more lying about your age!

$0
The Royal Society of Victoria
8 La Trobe Street
Melbourne 3000

7 keys to present like a superstar

Do you freak out at the thought of giving a presentation? Perhaps you ramble, blush or say 'um' a lot? Kiss those days goodbye and discover how to present like a superstar. Learn how to enhance your communication and presentation and produce a message that inspires, so you can feel irresistible, confident and at ease in front of any audience. Presenter Julie-Anne Black has worked with a who's who in business, sport and entertainment, including stars Ray Martin, Eddie McGuire, Marcia Hines, HG & Roy, Julia Morris and Larry Emdur, in a dynamic 22-year career as a top TV and events producer. Now she combines her expertise as an internationally accredited Mindset, Body Language and NLP Trainer to give you the cool tools to create human change.

$34
Courthouse Youth Arts
60 Little Malop Street
Geelong 3220

2017 AIIA Victoria Event: Launch of the Victorian Government’s CyberSecurity Str

The Australian Information Industry Association and the Department of Premier and Cabinet will be presenting the Victorian Government’s CyberSecurity Strategy and actions for Year 2 of the Victorian Government IT Strategy 2016-2020 to the ICT community on Friday 25 August, 2017.

$104.5
Crown Promenade Melbourne
Conference Hall - Level 2, 8 Whiteman Street
Melbourne 3006

Flexible working arrangements

Find out your rights and obligations as an employer when it comes to flexible working arrangements for staff. Discover the benefits for your business including improved productivity and efficiency and a healthy work / life balance for your staff. You will also gain clarity about the exact circumstances that may make it reasonable to refuse requests for flexibility in your business.

$40
Traralgon Business Centre
55 Grey Street
Traralgon 3844

Meet the makers: Social enterprise heroes and lunch

Meet the inspiring people powering some of Melbourne's most exciting social enterprises over lunch, and then enjoy a short talk about the experiences and insights they've picked up along the way. From here we'll dive straight into a fast moving Q&A session so you can really pick their brains and get to grips with all things social enterprise. Lunch will be served by the amazing crew from Kinfolk. This is the third event of the GoodSmiths Social Sector Series. Join us for this single session on social enterprise or stay for the whole day (full day cost: $90.00).

$40
Donkey Wheel House
Level 2 / 673 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

E19233 - Employing and Keeping the Right Staff workshop

It is often said that "our people are our greatest asset" but how do you make that come true and make sure that you meet your obligations as an employer. Find the answers to all of your questions about employing people at this interactive workshop and learn about how to find, select and retain the right people. You will also hear about how to properly deal the many legal requirements that go with being an employer.

$30
Benalla Library
2 Fawckner Drive
Benalla 3672

Using video to market your business

With video content the new norm in the toolkit of small business marketing, it's important to make sure you use it to its best capabilities. Discover what sort of video you should be using to market your business at this practical workshop that will provide participants with something tangible to take back to their business.

$20
Western BACE
222 Ferris Road
Melton South 3338

Social enterprise: B corp or just cause marketing?

What's the right social purpose for your business right now? And what's the best way to demonstrate your purpose to your customers? Join our panel of experts as they explore different options for embedding purpose into your business, discuss ways to communicate the good that's being done and explore what it means to your financial model, however basic that may look, and your overarching business strategy. This is the fourth event of the GoodSmiths Social Sector Series. Join us for this single session on social business or stay for the whole day (full day cost: $90.00).

$25
Donkey Wheel House
Level 2 / 673 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

How to price your product or service

Get to grips with pricing and how to calculate what to charge. If you've ever felt your product or service is worth more than what you're charging but confused about the numbers, this commonsense seminar will strip the jargon from the business finance essentials that everyone needs to use when pricing.

$20
Womin Je Ka Room- Studio One Community Hub
15 Barnet Way
Burnley 3121

AI Practical

Let's build an AI system! This exploratory event will cover neat-python (http://neat-python.readthedocs.io/en/latest/ ) and we will learn how to make computers learn to play video games! neat is an algorithm that automatically generates neural networks for different purposes. Through this tutorial, you'll get used to working with neural networks, artificial intelligence, python and how it all fits together.

$0
Lab 79
107 Lydiard St Sth, c/o Lab 79
Ballarat 3350

HR advice on corporate fitness for duty

Learn all about Corporate Fitness for Duties (CFFD) assessments from all angles. You may require medical screening as a condition of pre-employment. Perhaps you have staff not meeting performance expectations, or an employee undergoing treatment for an illness that is not work-related, such as cancer or an old football injury. You may need to assess an employee who has taken extended sick leave or have a duty of care to manage risk to the worker, their colleagues or the public. This session includes including practical advice, the dos and don'ts and an overview of the different HR scenarios that might need an independent clinical opinion.

$0
GOTAFE - Shepparton Campus
152-200 Fryers Street
Shepparton 3630

Digital Shift - Lego Mindstorms EV3

During Term 3 learn to build and program with Mindstorms EV3 robots. This is a play-based session with some guidance. Children will learn about the programming process, problem solving, and collaborating with other children while having FUN! Children must be 8 years or older to participate in this program.

$0
Glenroy Library
737 Pascoe Vale Road
Glenroy 3046

Supporting the social sector: Networking drinks

The Victorian social enterprise sector is recognised as the largest and most dynamic in Australia. It is estimated that there are currently more than 5,000 social enterprises trading across metropolitan and regional Victoria employing an estimated 75,000 people. Hear from the State Government about what they are doing to support the sector and the opportunities that lay ahead. Then stay for drinks and nibbles and network with the best of them. This is the last event of the GoodSmiths Social Sector Series. Join us for this single session on social enterprise in Victoria or stay for the whole day. GoodSmiths Social Sector Series: Full Day $90.00

$25
Donkey Wheel House
Level 2 / 673 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

Speed networking for international business: Mexico

Join us for a night of information around the market that is Mexico. With two-way trade worth $2.5 billion, Mexico was Australia's largest merchandise trading partner in Latin America in 2014. With a double taxation agreement, improved air access and increasing awareness, opportunities are growing for Australian exporters.

$0
Australia Post
111 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

Implementing an AI Solution - what you need to know

Implementing artificial intelligence into your work process can lead to greater efficiencies and more power – provided you get it right. In this event, we’ll be discussing what you need to know before implementing AI.

$40

395 Collins Street
Melbourne 3000

AI Lounge: The end of work?

Will automation put many people out of work? What are the jobs of the future? Will we need to introduce radical changes like universal basic income?

$0
Plus 5 Bar
37 S Wharf Promenade
South Wharf 3006

2017 Federation Business School Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards

Join us for an evening to celebrate Ballarat business with the announcement of the winners in the 2017 Federation Business School Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards. Guests will be treated to an evening full of surprises with entertainment from Gentlemen of Deceit. This gala night is the most anticipated business event on the Ballarat calendar - don't miss out.

$148
Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre
613 Main Road
Ballarat 3350

Winning local government tenders for startups

Forward plan for business and get yourself ready to tender and potentially win more council contracts. Find out more about council?s tendering policy and procedures and understand their process for evaluating and awarding tenders. Get guidance and practical tips to help you to locate tender information and how to prepare tender submissions to give your business the best chance of success.

$20
Frankston Foundry
1 Keys Street
Frankston 3199

Taking the leap workshop

Got a business itch you'd like to scratch, a possibility you're pondering, or teetering on the edge of a leap? Be inspired, gain courage and practical insights from business women who've done just that. Dive into what it takes, practically, strategically, emotionally and financially, what to consider, how to get organised and put together the building blocks to move forward. This live panel event is for everyone wanting to start their own business, side gig or be braver in their working life. Ask questions, plan next steps, meet like-minded folk and walk away ready to take action.

$50
General Assembly
12a / 45 Williams St
Melbourne 3000

Being influential in business

We are all of us unique, each with our own way of doing and behaving in different situations. Learn how to identify and appreciate these differences in those you meet, improve your communication and become more effective. Discover the four main energy types and how that can help you to understand and communicate with everyone you meet. Learn the characteristics of each type and apply them to yourself, your friends and work colleagues. Then learn how to hit the right buttons with your behaviour and communication style so that you can be more effective in influencing them.

$20
The Boroondara Room
4 Inglesby Road
Camberwell 3124

Simple smartphone video marketing (Geelong)

The Video Age is here and businesses both big and small are using all the tools that social video provides to reach their targeted audience. Opportunities abound for enormous online engagement and building rapport with your audience. People buy from people they trust and understand. However, many local small businesses are missing out on this brilliant opportunity because they don't know the huge potential they hold in their hands every day. Using just your smartphone and a guided crash course in simple video production can help skyrocket awareness of your brand and future sales. Set yourself apart in your industry, all you need is your phone.

$57
Start Up Cloud
Ryrie Street
Geelong 3220

Blockchain Masterclass

Blockchain is a new technology buzz word gaining massive press and media attention and coverage around the world. But like any new technology, the concept can be very complex and confusing to understand. Come for this masterclass to learn how Blockchain works, the history behind it and explore potential use cases. Are you interested in this new technology? Would you like to upskill yourself in understanding Blockchain technology? Find out more at our Blockchain Masterclass.

$105.49
Blockchain Centre
Level 1 - 89-91, City Road
Southbank 3006

Imagining the future of VR and AR

Wyndham City will play host to some of the coolest VR companies in Australia, Worldview and Virtual Reality Cinema.

$0
Wyndham City Civic Centre
45 Princes Highway
Werribee 3030

Northern Multicultural Small Business Awards

Join us to celebrate the achievements and remarkable entrepreneurial spirit of some of Victoria's most outstanding multicultural small businesses. This awards ceremony and networking event recognises and celebrates the contributions of notable small businesses in the Northern Metropolitan region. Be inspired by examples of small business innovation and excellence. Find out about the business growth and success that past award winners have experienced. Meet with like-minded people, grow your network, share knowledge and experience and have your questions answered by our panel of small business specialists.

$25
Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre
35 Ferres Boulevard
South Morang 3752

Evaluating insurance for business owners

Insurance explained in plain, simple English. If your eyes glaze over whenever you consider which insurances you or your business may need, rest easy. This workshop has the lot covered: from a range of business insurances, such as public liability and professional indemnity, to different personal insurances, including life insurance and income protection. Find out how to protect your business and yourself, without paying for insurances you may not need and empower yourself, at last, to make the right decisions for your situation. Hosted by MAS Tax Accountants and followed by light networking and refreshments.

$0
MAS Tax Accountants
267 Nepean Highway
Edithvale 3196

Fresh Networking: St Kilda Hub

Described by members as “the best networking group in Melbourne!” Fresh Networking provides business owners with a framework for growth by cultivating a base of ongoing referrals. Fresh, fun and flexible – we are A Fresh Approach to Networking. We’re about having fun, keeping it fresh and unregimented by doing what’s best for the group and keeping meetings useful and vibrant. We’re focused on doing business together and expanding each other’s networks within a regular and structured meeting format. We monitor results but there are no quotas to be met, just come, contribute, learn and build deeper connections. Come along and Get Fresh! Be our Guest and see and feel the Fresh difference. (Don’t forget to bring your business cards, smile and sense of humour!!)

$0
Phamish
30 The Esplanade
St Kilda 3182

Get back an hour in every day

If you're always short of time, struggling to accomplish what you have to, or feeling hostage to a never-ending to-do list, come to this session and collect productivity and time management tips and tricks that will enable you to claw back an hour into every day.

$20
Geelong Council Offices
100 Brougham Street
Geelong 3220

Google's Digital Garage in Melbourne

Join Google for a free training event at ZINC Federation Square to help your small and medium businesses grow their online presence.

$0
ZINC
Federation Square, Swanston St & Flinders Street
Melbourne 3000

Mitigating risk: Complying with your legal obligations

Are you aware of your legal obligations as a small business owner? Litigation and dispute resolution is time consuming, expensive and best avoided. Understand your legal obligations and requirements and find out how you can address them before you end up in trouble. It's knowledge that could not only save you financially, it could ensure the survival of your business. Whether you're starting a business, successfully running an SME or considering opportunities to exit your business, this seminar will examine the key issues you must address to protect yourself against a legal dispute with a stakeholder. The event seminar will finish at 9.30am, with one-on-one seminars from 9.30am to 11.00am.

$0
Slater and Gordon Dandenong Office
329 Thomas Street
Dandenong 3175

Women on the go

Women are doing it for themselves, playing a significant role in small business and building on their strong record of starting and maintaining businesses. Collect insights to further develop your business and take away inspiration from the contributions of two outstanding women to the success of their organisations. This forum is part of an initiative by Knox City Council, Maroondah City Council, Yarra Ranges Council and the Bendigo Bank. Take advantage of the Mini Expo featuring local women in business which starts at 8.15am. Tea and coffee provided while you network and exchange information.

$40
Knox City Council
511 Burwood Highway
Wantirna South 3152

12th ANNUAL PROCUREMENT AUSTRALIA CONFERENCE 2017

TOMORROW IS TODAY will be ‘futuristic’ in outlook, mindful of current shifts in procurement towards renewables, social procurement and collaboration. TOMORROW IS TODAY will again remind us to remember future in all our business decisions, with a focus on how the procurement industry , its practitioners and their process can do just that.

$209.99
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf 3006

Coffee and connect networking series

Share information, ideas, resources and opportunities with local business owners and operators at Coffee and Connect as you promote your business, products and services.

$0
Santos Cafe and Bar
797 Plenty Road
South Morang 3752

Microbusiness Expo

Celebrate the many microbusinesses and small owner / operators making, creating and servicing the Goldfields region and showcased at this week-long pop-up expo and featured Small Business Festival event in Bendigo. While you're there, take the opportunity to admire first-hand the variety of resources and flexible spaces available to the community as a result of Bendigo Library's recent $9m renovation. Expo dates do not include Sunday August 28.

$
Bendigo Library
Cnr Lyttleton Terrace and Hargreaves Street
Bendigo 3550

Yeah Nah Summit 2017

Yeah Nah 2017 is LaunchVic’s inaugural summit, showcasing the best of Victoria’s startup community. Meet local founders and investors for inspiration, learnings and connections. Is this an everyday event? Yeah Nah! You’ll hear from the best the state has to offer on a wide range of topics from investment, building global products, scaling a company overseas, marketing hacks, creating strong company cultures and what they would/would not do differently (the yeahs and the nahs) if they had their chance again. No matter what stage of the startup journey you’re on, this summit is for you. Don’t miss the opportunity to gather as a community on Friday 25 August 2017, in the heart of Melbourne, for this unique one-day event.

$99

710 Collins Street
Melbourne 3008

Using Databases and SQL

Do you need a better way to store your structured research data? Structured Query Language (SQL) is the standard means for reading from and writing to databases. Databases use multiple tables, linked by well-defined relationships, to store large amounts of data without needless repetition while maintaining the integrity of your data. Moving from spreadsheets and text documents to a structured relational database will reward you many times over in speed, efficiency and power. This session has been developed using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation (software-carpentry.org).

$0
HS3 402 Latrobe University

Bundoora 3086

Work / life design for small business warriors

You are your most important asset in your business. This session is about how to design work practices, life commitments and personal aspirations to be the best business owner, leader, family member and friend you can be, without burning out. Understanding what makes you tick, how your brain works and how to harness your energy flows will help you to get clear about your priorities, strategic planning and working on purpose. The outcome will not only drive better business results, it will make for a happier human at the steering wheel.

$30
General Assembly
Level 12a / 45 William Street
Melbourne 3000

Podcast: Innovation round lessons from leading entrepreneurs

Get your hands on the keys to innovation that will inspire you to do something awesome! This podcast will be packed with insights from the personal experiences of Michael E Gerber (The E-Myth); Marcus Sheridan (Sales Lion); Chris Marr (The Content Marketing Academy); John Warrillow (Built to Sell); Miriam Pleininger (Babel); Holger Seim (Blinkist); David Jenyns (Authority Content and Bo Burlingham (Inc Magazine). Four episodes will be available on the date and time specified for the sessions and will remain available for the duration of the Small Business Festival 2017.

$7
n/a
n/a

Beat the overwhelm: Creative hacks for business success

Is your workflow highly productive? Do you make meaningful progress and manage deadlines and deliverables with ease? Or are you overwhelmed by demands firing at you from all angles? Find out how to thrive as you scale towards success. Learn how to get creative, maximise your workflow, break through barriers and accelerate your results with surprising ease in this practical 90-minute workshop with futurist and work strategist Dr Wendy Elford. Discover the three must-do practices that will take productivity to new levels, so you can use your creativity to get ahead in your business.

$27.5
Hub at Docklands Cinema Room
80 Harbour Esplanade
Docklands 3008

researcHERs @ UoM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Join researcHERs @ UoM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, a one-day event where the University of Melbourne community comes together to improve the representation of women on Wikipedia. No experience needed: there will be workshops for both new and experienced Wikipedians, a cheat sheet, suggested subjects and reference sources, roving Wiki experts, lunch and all-day refreshments! Follow us on twitter #HERsUoM #UoMwiki

$0
The Digital Studio, Arts West
Swanston Street
Parkville 3052

Grant & tender writing skills lab

Eligible and worthy organisations often miss out on funding opportunities and lucrative contracts simply because their applications didn't cover the basics. This three-hour workshop will guide you through the dos and don'ts of a quality submission to put you on the right track for success.

$25
SuniTAFE
Benetook Avenue
Mildura 3500

iOS 11 App Development with Swift 4 (Three Day Training)

Learn to build iPhone and iPad applications with Swift, one of the most popular and important new programming languages. We literally wrote the book on app development with Swift, and we'd love to share our knowledge with you. Our workshops include three days of tuition, a copy of our latest Swift book, printed course materials, follow-up assistance, and a certificate of completion. Ticket Price: 450 – $1,100

$450

Level 12, 474 Flinders Street
City Cite 3000

Keeping your startup culture compliant for entrepreneurs

Put your best foot forward to ensure a culture of workplace compliance is in place from day one of your startup. Find out what you can do to stay on track and avoid the negative connotations of startup culture such as gender bias and claims of sexual harassment. Leading experts in compliance, including workplace and industrial relations experts, cover all bases for entrepreneurs with ten plus staff who need to get a better understanding of why a compliance culture is necessary.

$0
Donkey Wheel House
673 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

Box Hill Institute: Bachelor of Computer Systems Interviews

Computer Systems: Dynamic, progressive, diverse. If you want to learn more about computer systems and the opportunities they hold, then come along to an interview and see how Box Hill Institute can help you start your career in this exciting, ever-changing world.

$0
Box Hill Institute: Nelson Campus
853 Whitehorse Rd
Box Hill 3128

Box Hill Institute: Bachelor of Computer Systems Interviews

Computer Systems: Dynamic, progressive, diverse. If you want to learn more about computer systems and the opportunities they hold, then come along to an interview and see how Box Hill Institute can help you start your career in this exciting, ever-changing world.

$0
Box Hill Institute. Nelson Campus
853 Whitehorse Rd
Box Hill 3128

How I got started

Life as a start-up can be a roller-coaster ride – but you don't have to ride it alone. You're in company with thousands of Australians who start businesses every day. Find out from their experiences what it take to make a great business. What challenges will you need to overcome and how do you stay true to your purpose in the face of difficulties? Plus, how can the right technology get your small business on the right track to success, faster? Get answers to all these questions and more at this 'How I Got Started' webinar.

$0
Online

3000

Overcoming fear and procrastination

Fear and Procrastination are the killers of our dreams. There is nothing more debilitating than the lack of action we desire to take on areas of life we care about. Business, family, exercise, music, art, wealth, health, charitable, external and other pursuits. When constrained by fear or procrastination, what we miss out on in our lives, is often greater than what we can boast of having done.

$0
Monash Enterprise Centre
5a Hartnett Close
Mulgrave 3170

Makey Makey Floor Piano

Wyndham City Libraries are running this one off workshop for children to learn how to build and play a Floor Piano using Makey Makey and household items. Makey Makey is an invention kit allowing you to turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple invention kit for beginners and experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between.

$0
Wyndham Vale Library
86 Manor Lakes Blvd
Wyndham Vale 3030

AI Lounge: Q and AI, your AI questions answered

Have all your questions about Artificial Intelligence (AI) answered by some of the leading experts in the field.

$0
Plus 5 Bar
37 S Wharf Promenade
South Wharf 3006

2017 Wyndham Business Awards presentation

Join us at this exciting evening to celebrate the excellence, success and innovation of business in Wyndham and the announcement of the Wyndham Business Award winners for 2017.

$95
Encore Events Centre
80 Derrimut Road
Hoppers Crossing 3029

UNSTUCK // MELBOURNE

UNSTUCK is an event for small business owners, entrepreneurs, creatives and solo-founders to help you find another gear, challenge yourself, and actually get stuff done. Featuring 4 x inspiring keynotes, a 2-hour expert workshop in the topic of your choice, and drinks at the end of the day - you'll walk away with new mates, actual work done and a plan to put it into place for your business. // Ruslan Kogan, Founder of Kogan.com // Kate Cornick, CEO of LaunchVic // Nathan Chan, Editor in Chief of Foundr Magazine & more...

$99
RMIT Storey Hall
Swanston St
Melbourne 3000

Mapping Our Future City: Interactive Exhibition

Take a journey of discovery in this interactive exhibition exploring future possibilities for civic life, the environment, transport, art and technology. This pop-up installation in the heart of Fed Square features Melbourne graphic artist Eirian Chapman’s visionary work The Future’s Bright and includes a virtual reality experience exploring the construction of the Metro Tunnel. Come along and share your ideas for a better tomorrow. This free exhibition is on from 26 Aug to 3 Sep, open from 9.30am to 8pm daily. Featuring the Metro Tunnel Project Collaborative Partners: Melbourne Knowledge Week and Spacecube

$0
ACMI, Cinema 1
Federation Square, Flinders Street
Melbourne 3000

Mapping Our Future City: Interactive Exhibition

Take a journey of discovery in this interactive exhibition exploring future possibilities for civic life, the environment, transport, art and technology. This pop-up installation in the heart of Fed Square features Melbourne graphic artist Eirian Chapman’s visionary work The Future’s Bright and includes a virtual reality experience exploring the construction of the Metro Tunnel. Come along and share your ideas for a better tomorrow. This free exhibition is on from 26 Aug to 3 Sep, open from 9.30am to 8pm daily. Featuring the Metro Tunnel Project Collaborative Partners: Melbourne Knowledge Week and Spacecube

$0
Federation Square
Federation Square, Flinders Street
Melbourne 3000

Business from the tax perspective

Learn how to better manage your tax responsibilities. Tax is a part of any business. Whether you are paying, planning, preparing or lodging your tax, it's a commitment you cannot avoid. But with the right knowledge and tax structure, many small-to-medium businesses can legally minimise their tax bills and claim more business expenses at the end of the financial year. Come along and hear an experienced CPA and registered tax agent explain how.

$10
Café Republic
158-160 Toorak Road
South Yarra 3141

Franchising and Business Opportunities Expo

Wondering about the best way to start your own business? For many people, the support and structure of a franchise is the key to success. The 'Franchising and business opportunities expo' is an exciting event that brings together the best franchise and business systems with potential franchisees and investors. The event will include free seminars and you'll have the opportunity to speak directly with franchisors and franchisees to discuss opportunities which might suit your skill set. Discover how easy it is to get into your own business.

$10
Melbourne Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Place
South Wharf 3006

Tea, Talk & Technology

Richmond Learning Community Centre invites seniors from around Richmond to join experienced trainers for some morning tea and advice about technology. Whether you're a beginner, or already have some experience with tech (computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone) and need a few tips, come along and have your questions answered. Bring in your devices and we will talk about all things tech, for example changing your device's settings, using Google, finding videos and music online, finding apps for you, learning online, and anything else that you might find interesting about technology. What could you learn? - Have your burning questions answered - Develop new skills for using your devices\ - Discover ideas about how to use technology from trainers and your peers

$0
Studio 1
RCLC @ Studio 1 Community Hub, 15 Barnet Way
Richmond 3121

The Big Niche Clarity Day: Niche Success Strategies

Secure your place at 'The Big Niche Clarity Day' – a practical programme delivered by niche experts to help you avoid costly business pitfalls. Many small business owners struggle to create the clearly defined niche that is crucial for early success or chop and change until the confusion and cost takes them down. Don't let this happen to you! Learn tools, structures and strategies that will give you priceless clarity and confidence to create a prosperous niche business, that reflects your purpose, passion and personality.

$25
Geelong Library & Heritage Centre
Level 5 / Wurdi Youang Room / 51 Little Malop Street
Geelong 3220

Death in the Digital Age

In an age where the dead can be resurrected as holograms, technology is changing our understanding of both death and reality. Michael Arnold, Simon Longstaff and Elizabeth Tan explore the technological anxiety and ethical implications behind these innovations. Supported by the Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne

$22
ACMI, Cinema 1
Federation Square, Flinders Street
Melbourne 3000

Loneliness & Connectivity

In this technological age, we’re more connected than ever – but does that solve the great human condition of loneliness? Does more choice help or hinder us? Elizabeth Tan and Emily Witt discuss technology’s role in shaping our connections with each other.

$19
ACMI, Cinema 1
Flinders Street
Melbourne 3000

CoderDojo Realm

Our 2017 CoderDojo Realm program continues! This session will run from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. •Children 11 years and under must be supervised at all time. •BYO notebook if you have one •Attendees must be members of Eastern Regional Libraries; please bring valid ID to your first session if you have yet to join.

$0
Realm
179 Maroondah Highway
Ringwood 3134

AI: Towards Worklessness

With the rapid evolution of artificial intelligence, will humans become redundant in the workplace? Rutger Bregman, Simon Longstaff, Toby Walsh and Ally Watson discuss the future of worklessness, and its implications for class and social equality.

$22
ACMI, Cinema 1
Federation Square, Flinders Street
Melbourne 3000

Why creativity matters: Dee Madigan

Award-winning creative director and ABC TV Gruen Transfer panelist, Dee Madigan, understands the power of creativity to persuade an audience and that effective messages are always based on brand truths. Don't miss this opportunity to share what Dee knows about how to develop and roll out a truly integrated campaign, from TV ads and traditional media, through to digital and social media.

$25
Main Hotel
270 Main Street
Bairnsdale 3875

Are you ready for tomorrow?

So, you think technology has changed the world? You ain't seen nothing yet! The next five to ten years will change the way we live and work in ways we can't yet imagine. Get yourself ready to survive and prosper by starting to think about the future now. This session considers how an understanding of technological change combined with a clear purpose and vision can position your business for tomorrow's success.

$15
SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre
17-21 High Street
Drysdale 3222

Compose :: Melbourne

Compose is a conference for functional programmers, focused on technologies such as Haskell, Scala, Clojure, OCaml, F#, SML and others. C◦mp◦se :: Melbourne, in partnership with YOW! Australia, now brings this experience to Melbourne so we hope to see you there!

$173.51
RMIT Building 80
Swanston St.
Melbourne CBD 3004

Compose :: Melbourne 2017

Compose is a conference for functional programmers, focused on technologies such as Haskell, Scala, Clojure, OCaml, F#, SML and others. Functional programming has been taken up widely, by industry and hobbyists alike. For many of us it has renewed our belief that code should be beautiful, and that programming can be as enjoyable as it is practical. Compose is about bringing together functional programmers of all levels of skill and experience — from technical leads to novices, and from long-time hackers to students just getting started.

$58
RMIT University - Building 80
435-457 Swanston Street
Melbourne 3000

E19695 - Brand, Identity & Marketing Workshop for Social Enterprises

This two part workshop has been designed to help social enterprises develop their branding and identity based on their profit for purpose mission and aims to improve the visibility of their social enterprise and the social enterprise sector. It will assist them in creating their value proposition to position themselves in the market as a quality, first-choice option for consumers, government and business.

$30
The Cluster
Level 17, 31 Queen Street
Melbourne 3000

/dev/world/2017

Australia's longest-running conference for OS X and iOS developers and designers, /dev/world/2016, returns to Melbourne for its ninth year! We've been working for years to build a community that also welcomes tinkerers, artists and scientists. Software isn't just about making money with in-app purchases—come and see a wider world

$100
RMIT Swanston Academic Building
80/445 Swanston St
Melbourne 3000

WestHack

A full day of experimentation and exploration with a Westie flavour. If you’re walking around with an idea about how to address a problem, or you’re just interested in exploring the first steps of starting a venture, this is your opportunity to join a diverse group of hackers, hustlers, hipsters and other emerging experts and start something great. The hackathon serves as the starting point of the VU Hanger's second Startup School, come show us what you got and you might secure a coveted spot in this prestigious program.

$0
Victoria University at Metro West
138 Nicholson St
Footscray 3011

WestHack

Walking around with an idea that addresses a problem or feeling ready to explore startup steps? This full day of experimentation and exploration with a Westie flavor is your opportunity to join a diverse group of hackers, hustlers, hipsters and other emerging experts and start something great. This hackathon is the starting point of the Victoria University (VU) Hanger's second Startup School. Come show us what you've got and you might secure a coveted spot in this prestigious program.

$0
VU at MetroWest
138 Nicholson Street
Footscray 3011

Augmented Reality Program

An exciting initiative established by the Baw Baw Latrobe Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN) and Federation University Australia. It brings together education providers (i.e. secondary schools, TAFEs, RTOs and University) and businesses (both ICT and non-ICT) to tackle the current and future skills needs in a local and global workforce.

$0
Federation University Australia, Gippsland Campus
Northways Road
Churchill 3842

Seven steps to your smarter business

Progress from hard work into smart work and really get your business growing. Discover how to simply, effectively and efficiently systemise your business. Reclaim time and create greater consistency, productivity, efficiency and value as you join the Business Room's Angela McDonald for morning tea and inspiration.

$35
Clovelly Restaurant and Bar
116 Merrie Street
Warrnambool 3280

The business of food

Whether your dream is a café of your own or a packaged food product on a shelf, discover the practical pathways to bring your business to life. This interactive event will feature a keynote presentation, panel discussions and an exhibition.

$55
Kingston City Hall
985 Nepean Highway
Moorabbin 3189

Measure your marketing

Discover how well each marketing method is working for your business,and how to take control of your marketing and hold it accountable. Gain confidence to invest money in the channels that work. Understand the terminology and Leave with checklists and templates so you can start implementing the measurement tools into your business straight away. Presented by Arrow Digital, Australia's long trusted digital marketing agency with expertise in integrated digital marketing encompassing strategy, implementation and measurement. Lunch included.

$57
The Geelong Corporate Centre, Deakin University Geelong Waterfront Campus
4th Floor, Sally Walker Building
Geelong 3220

Small Business Bus: Horsham

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside Whitehart Hotel
55 Firebrace Street
Horsham 3400

When buyers meet sellers

If you have Asia in your sights as a market for future trade, business or investment, or perhaps you have already begun, then this forum is your opportunity to exhibit, meet and network with others in the business community, all with a common focus on doing business in Asia.

$20
Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre
613 Main Road
Ballarat 3350

2017 Pearcey Oration and Victorian Pearcey Entrepreneur Award

The 2017 Pearcey Oration will be delivered by Ms Jo Burston of Inspiring Rare Birds fame. Jo will also present the 2017 Victorian Pearcey Entrepreneur Award. Her mission is “to see 1 million more women entrepreneurs within the next 10 years, globally. We want to inspire women. We want to give current entrepreneurs a voice.” Part of the DIF thought leaders series

$0
The Arena, NAB Docklands
700 Bourke St
Melbourne CBD 3006

Government grants briefing

Imagine if there was funding or assistance that could help your business grow if only you knew where to find it. Well, now you can...There are, in fact, lots of government grants and sources of support to help businesses like yours achieve its goals. We take the legwork out of finding what they are, whether you're eligible and share what you can do to help get your application across the line.

$0
Quest Mildura
115 Madden Avenue
Mildura 3500

Bayside Business Network seminar: It's noisy up here

Can you hear that noise? It's the chatter of doubt that plays in your head that stops you from taking action. It's the chatter that says, "It's not affordable", or "It's too risky". Turn that sound down at this seminar that will take you through the steps to secure a better financial future.

$0
Sandringham Yacht Club
Jetty Road
Sandringham 3191

Building an Entrepreneurial Community with the Upstart team

Calling all stargazers, trailblazers, community builders, go-getting entrepreneurs, pioneers, change-makers, movers and shakers of all ages. Join us for a fun, interactive evening of outside-the-box thinking and experience being part of an entrepreneurial community. Collaborate and create exciting opportunities for your business, family and community. Join us to be part of our live pitch night as six teams of young entrepreneurs showcase their breakthrough ideas to compete in the 2017 Upstart Challenge. Includes networking opportunities. Drink on arrival and hot food provided.

$45
The Pier
Cunningham Pier
Geelong 3220

How to price your product or service

Get to grips with pricing and how to calculate what to charge. If you've ever felt your product or service is worth more than what you're charging but are confused about the numbers, this commonsense seminar will strip the jargon from the business finance essentials that everyone needs to use when pricing.

$20
Central Springs Inn
6 Camp Street
Daylesford 3460

Why creativity matters in marketing

Award-winning creative director and ABC TV Gruen Transfer panelist Dee Madigan understands the power of creativity to persuade an audience and that effective messages are always based on brand truths. Grab this opportunity to share what Dee knows about how to develop and roll out a truly integrated campaign, from TV ads and traditional media, through to digital and social media.

$35
Criterion Hotel
90 MacAlister Street
Sale 3850

EduGrowth Insights Seminar: Making life easier for Parents

Join us at an insights seminar. Meet Natalie Mactier from School Places and hear about her experience in making Parent's lives easier. Learn about the challenges with building an edtech company that manages a two sided market places.

$0
General Assembly Melbourne
12a/45 William Street
Melbourne 3000

The three keys to a successful business

Without clarity on how to be successful in business, you have a 50 per cent chance of closing the doors in your first 12 months and every two years after. By the end of year five, there's only about a 12 per cent chance you'll still be in business. You are not alone. It doesn't have to be hard. Join us and discover the three keys to success in business and beat the odds. Become an outstanding success in business (and life)!

$0



Live Hack: Understanding Metadata

Digital Rights Watch presents a live hack event: how secure is your personal information? Join Amy Gray and Vanessa Toholka as they delve into the metadata footprint of former Senator Scott Ludlam and former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission Gillian Triggs, to discover how easy it is to derive sensitive facts from the digital traces we leave on the open web. Learn more about metadata retention, the impact on your human rights and what you can do to protect yourself. This is a free event. No bookings are required.

$0
Deakin Edge, Federation Square
1 Flinders Street
Melbourne 3000

Why creativity matters in marketing

Award-winning creative director and ABC TV Gruen Transfer panelist, Dee Madigan, understands the power of creativity to persuade an audience and that effective messages are always based on brand truths. Don't miss this opportunity to share what Dee knows about how to develop and roll out a truly integrated campaign, from TV ads and traditional media, through to digital and social media.

$25
Momo
103 Seymour Street
Traralgon 3844

Google analytics: Why and how

Marketing without using Google Analytics is like driving without your GPS! Learn how to setup your Google Analytics account and gain a more comprehensive understanding of your customers, in real-time. View your marketing campaigns by channel, measure which ones are really paying off and address the low performers. Discover which content engages well with your audience, view demographic data of visitors to your website and their geographical location. Could there be new markets to explore? Light refreshments provided.

$20
Zeemo
Building 1 / Ground Floor Suite 2 / 66 Victor Crescent
Narre Warren 3805

Mobile-ising women in business: Melbourne

Are you ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution? This full day conference will hear from global influencers, thinkers and experts at the forefront of change who are focussed on the rapid growth of technology and the disruption it brings to businesses, workplaces, individuals and diverse industries. Join hundreds of business people to mingle, network, hear case studies from entrepreneurs and business women and take away what every business needs to know about mastering emerging technologies and the 4th industrial revolution. This event is a collaboration between the Australian and Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Biz Better Together, a project to improve productivity in Australian workplaces.

$470
ZINC at Federation Square
Cnr Flinders Street and Swanston Street
Melbourne 3000

Google Analytics: Why and How (Small Business Festival)

As part of the Small Business Festival Victoria, Sukhbir, Founder & Director at Zeemo presents Google Analytics: Why and How. Learn how to setup your Google Analytics account and gain a more comprehensive understanding of your customers, in real-time. View your marketing campaigns by channel: measure which ones are really paying off and address the low performers.

$20
Zeemo
Building 1, Ground Floor, Suite 2, 66 Victor Crescent
Narre Warren 3805

Building a Collaborative Classroom Using Office 365

A full day dedicated to uncovering the power of Microsoft’s cloud platform for learning. Explore the Office 365 tools taking education by storm Sway, Skype in the Classroom and Microsoft Forms, Discover the exciting uses of OneDrive for student and teacher collaboration, and learn how to create OneNote Class Notebooks.

$0
Microsoft
Level 5 4 Freshwater Place
Southbank 3006

E19447 - Pricing for Maximum Profit short workshop

$30
Master Builders
332 Albert Street
East Melbourne 3002

E19332 - Keep the Cash Flowing short workshop

Even a profitable business can fail if it runs out of cash! Cash flow is the lifeblood of a business because it allows you to pay your bills and be free of financial stress. Avoid running out of cash in your business by learning how to effectively forecast and improve your cash flow, and never get left short again.

$20
Realm
179 Maroondah Highway
Ringwood 3134

Cyber risk and mandatory data breach notification legislation

Learn the best tactics to help your company survive, or even thrive, in these tenuous times. Find out the steps to follow to fortify your business against any possible cyber attack that may come your way. Peter Ligdopoulos is one of Melbourne's leading risk management experts. Let him guide you through what you need to know to make the best choices to ensure the safety of your business and the precious data you keep.

$25
360 Cube
Unit 4 / 83-87 Wellington Street
St Kilda 3182

Successful end-to-end change workshop

Change happens – but it doesn’t have to be stressful. Collect insights to manage and embed change into your business at this interactive session. Find out how to smooth the way forward and learn skills to help you successfully implement and manage the change process.

$20
Quest Wodonga
Reid Street
Wodonga 3690

Small Business Bus: Wangaratta

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside NAB
45 Reid Street
Wangaratta 3677

Small Business Bus: Hamilton

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside the National Australia Bank Building
131 Gray Street
Hamilton 3300

Getting food to market: Making the most of labels

Whether you sell direct to the customer or through a large retailer, getting your label right is not only a great way to promote your product, it's also basic to compliance. This workshop looks at both. Collect useful tips on common labeling errors, the risks that apply and inform yourself about recent changes to country of origin labeling and health star ratings. Find out from expert presenters ways you can safely promote the positive attributes of your product in a manner that is neither false nor misleading.

$0
City of Greater Geelong
30 Gheringhap Street
Geelong 3220

How to Instagram

Instagram is a fun way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Come to this workshop to get a basic introduction to Instagram. Bookings essential. You do not need to bring a ticket with you to this event.

$0
Fitzroy Library
128 Moor St
Fitzroy 3065

Improving your business with health and safety

Occupational health and safety (OHS) laws from top to bottom. Get to know your obligations under workplace injury, rehabilitation and compensation law to help injured workers return to work. Don’t miss this opportunity to find out how you can improve your business by providing a safe and healthy environment for your workers. Attend these free WorkSafe seminars in Geelong, Warrnambool, Shepparton, Traralgon and Ballarat, share your experience with others and get advice from our experts on OHS and return to work problems or concerns.

$0
Lighthouse Theatre Warrnambool
185 Timor Street
Warrnambool 3280

Gov4business

Come along and hear from Horsham Rural City Council, Regional Development Victoria and AusIndustry about the support available to your business from all three tiers of government - local, state and federal. Find out about the current services, resources and programs available for businesses at all stages of their lifecycle, from starting to expanding, exporting and more.

$0
Wimmera Business Centre
62 Darlot Street
Horsham 3400

Grants and rebates for digital businesses from startup to export

Find out what grants and rebates apply to digital businesses and how get maximum rebates. What expenses are eligible. What entity structures are eligible. What not to do.

$0
The Cluster
L20, 31 Queen St, Melbourne, Vic
Melbourne 3000

Getting the right staff

Your staff are the backbone of your business. Find out how to hire to make sure you've got the right people on board. Learn all about how to determine who you need in the team and what they will do; employment options (casual, part-time or permanent); candidate attraction and sourcing strategies used and best practice selection tools to blitz your next hiring process.

$20
Harvest Human Resources
4 / 199 Moorabool Street
Geelong 3220

Womeni.s.e: Bubbles and nibbles

Mix and meet with fellow men and women business owners in the Bendigo community at this Womeni.s.e. (women who inspire, support and encourage) networking event. Find out more about the products and services that sponsor hosts Be.Bendigo provide to business owners in the local community.

$0
Bendigo TAFE
McCrae Street
Bendigo 3550

Starting a business

You've had a lightbulb moment for a new enterprise or business idea. Now, find out how to: - Assess the feasibility - Write a business plan (required by banks) - Choose the right business structure - Monitor results - Assess associated risks - Finance your business - Source insurance cover. Attend this event and get ready to get started. Take away knowledge, new skills, and valuable checklists to help you achieve your goals.

$0
Crowe Horwath
21 Armstrong Street North
Ballarat 3350

ACS Victoria Ballarat Industry Forum

Join us and fellow ICT practitioners based in the regional area for an open forum and presentation from our expert speaker, Anat Efron, Ecosystem Manager at Thinxtra. Anat will discuss the opportunities that IoT presents and enables companies to reap the benefits of IoT disruption, and business transformation, across a wide range of industries and verticals – logistics, facilities management, infrastructure, utilities, asset management, agriculture, mining, oil and gas and many more.

$0
Seminar Theatre, Ballarat Technology park
106-110 Lydiard St
Ballarat 3350

North East Small Business Festival Roadshow

Lydia Lassila is an Olympic gold medallist, mother and successful businesswoman who will inspire you with her story of how she turned adversity into advantage. The aerial skier suffered a career-threatening injury while jumping in the 2006 Games. Frustrated with the inefficiency of the rehabilitation products available, Lydia designed and developed BodyICE, to fulfil her needs. The product proved so successful it is now sold around the world. Join Lydia for dinner and learn how having a clear, unwavering vision means you can not only achieve your goals, but take your business to new heights.

$
Wangaratta Performing Arts
33-37 Ford Street
Wangaratta 3677

E19301 - Setting Your Financial Strategy short workshop

Do you know the difference between a budget and a forecast? A good financial strategy is more than just income and expenses. Learn how easy it is to take control and develop a financial strategy that improves how your business runs.

$20
Dandenong Civic Centre
225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong
Dandenong 3175

Seeking startup investment and raising venture capital

For entrepreneurs planning to raise their first round of early stage or seed funding. Find out about the types of investors to target, how to approach them and how to prepare your pitch. Learn the best way to develop a fundraising strategy and gain insights about the various stages of business and models.

$40
Frankston Foundry
1 Keys Street
Frankston 3199

How to price your product or service

Get to grips with pricing and how to calculate what to charge. If you've ever felt your product or service is worth more than what you're charging but confused about the numbers, this commonsense seminar will strip the jargon from the business finance essentials that everyone needs to use when pricing.

$20
Campaspe Shire Council - Function Room
2 Heygarth Street
Echuca 3564

E19661 - Employing and Keeping the Right Staff workshop

It is often said that "our people are our greatest asset" but how do you make that come true and make sure that you meet your obligations as an employer. Find the answers to all of your questions about employing people at this interactive workshop and learn about how to find, select and retain the right people. You will also hear about how to properly deal the many legal requirements that go with being an employer. This workshop is part of the Build Your Business workshop series. $30 per workshop or $80 for all four workshops: https://www.trybooking.com/296299

$30
Mornington Peninsula Shire
2 Queen Street
Mornington 3931

Why creativity matters in marketing

Award-winning creative director and ABC TV Gruen Transfer panelist Dee Madigan understands the power of creativity to persuade an audience and that effective messages are always based on brand truths. Grab this opportunity to share what Dee knows about how to develop and roll out a truly integrated campaign, from TV ads and traditional media, through to digital and social media.

$35
Djinta Djinta
Stevens Road
Kardella South 3951

Introduction to prototyping

Learn how to quickly, cheaply and effectively turn ideas into reality by learning how to build prototypes, acquire customers to perform testing and determine whether assumptions underpinning an idea are true or false.

$0
Wyndham City Council
45 Princes Hwy
Werribee 3030

Pitch Night: MedTech / HealthTech

The health technology industry is rapidly expanding throughout Australia and the world, especially due to the rising life expectancy and ageing global population. The medical tech sector has already seen major growth due to consumer accessibility; increasing prevalence of smartphones and tablets means providers are discovering how to reach larger audiences at lower costs.

$
PwC
Level 19, 2 Riverside Quay
Southbank 3000

Social media innovations: The next frontier

Take your social media activities to the next level. Discover the innovations, new platforms and ideas that social media experts all around the world are using to leverage their social media marketing. Get yourself right up to speed as you view in live time some of the best tools to hit the social media markets discovered by Impactiv8's Loren Bartley at Social Media Marketing World 2017 in San Diego. For social media savvy business owners (and their social media experts) and anyone who wants to leverage their social media better.

$20
Eastern Innovation Business Centre
5A Hartnett Close
MULGRAVE 3180

Social Media Innovations – The Next Frontier

This event will take Social Media education and use to the next level. Aimed at social media savvy business owners (and their social media experts) and those that want to leverage their social media better. Expert Loren Bartley from Impactiv8 has returned from Social Media Marketing World 2017 in San Diego and will share with the Victorian Small Business Festival participants the innovations, new platforms and ideas that social media experts all around the world are using to leverage their social media marketing. This two hour workshop will allow participants to view in live time some of the best tools to hit the Social Media markets. The workshop (and marketing collateral) will assume that the participants know the basic SM platforms and be comfortable with jumping right into leveraging them.

$20
Eastern Innovation Business Centre
5a Hartnett Close
Mulgrave 3170

Your business breakfast

Imagine a crystal ball that looks into the future to predict economic trends, movements of customers, industry expectations and how these lead to better business decisions. Of course, no such device exists. Your next best option is to join us for breakfast with one of Australia’s leading social commentators, Bernard Salt as he explains the mega and micro trends shaping your customer base. Share his take on the dynamic, complex and disruptive landscape ahead, and give yourself a head start to connect with the customer of the future.

$65
Malvern Town Hall
Corner High Street and Glenferrie Road
Malvern 3144

Why creativity matters in marketing

Award-winning creative director and ABC TV Gruen Transfer panelist Dee Madigan understands the power of creativity to persuade an audience and that effective messages are always based on brand truths. Grab this opportunity to share what Dee knows about how to develop and roll out a truly integrated campaign, from TV ads and traditional media, through to digital and social media.

$25
Phillip Island RSL
225 Thompson Avenue
Cowes 3922

2017 iAwards PitchFest

This year’s 2017 National iAwards program will feature an iAwards PitchFest event, which will be held during the day on Wednesday 30 August, 2017.

$0
KPMG
Tower Two, Collins Square, 727 Collins St
Docklands 3008

Breaking business barriers

Clear the decks, escape the grind and grab this one-day hands-on chance to start turning your business dream into reality. Developed and presented by four experienced neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)-trained presenters, each with the energy, capability, focus, power and drive to support your success. Presenters include Destiny Pursuit Coaching and Training's Joanne Clark; The Business Room's Angela McDonald; The Breakfast Coach Andrea Hendrickson and Jürgen Strauss from Innovabiz.

$78
Geelong Conference Centre
Adams Court, Eastern Park Circuit
Geelong 3219

Webinar: Is Instagram right for my business?

Instagram is the next big thing in social media. Since launching in 2010, Instagram has grown to over 500 million users worldwide and more than five million are right here in Australia. You've heard stories of the Instagram starlets and their overnight success, but is Instagram right for your business? And how do you make sure you're doing it right? Get answers to these questions and more in this seminar for those who are new to Instagram or yet to start their Instagram journey.

$10
Online

3550

Little Scientists Water Workshop

An interactive workshop which enables participants to explore water using all of their senses.

$112.5

2 Riverside Quay
Southbank 3006

Gov4business

Come along and hear from the City of Ballarat, Regional Development Victoria and AusIndustry about the support available to your business from all three tiers of government - local, state and federal. Find out about the current services, resources and programs available for businesses at all stages of their lifecycle, from starting to expanding, exporting and more. This event includes opportunities for networking and morning tea afterwards.

$0
Trench Room, Ballarat Town Hall
225 Sturt Street
Ballarat 3350

Binary Shift - Digital Innovation Conference, Gippsland

The Digital Innovation Conference will be the first conference on tech and entrepreneurship to be held in Gippsland, Victoria. This event will showcase regional entrepreneurs, help build community around innovation and technology in the region, and connect local business owners to national and global thought leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship.

$150
The VRI
18-20 Queens Parade
Traralgon 3844

Apple Tips and Tricks with ReadyTechGo

Apple devices have many hidden features. In this workshop we uncover all the tips and tricks to help you get more out of your device. How to lock notes with a password, how to undo functions and more? Light refreshments will be served A smartphone or tablet is required for this workshop.

$
Hawthorn Library
584 Glenferrie Rd
Hawthorn 3122

Small Business Bus: Benalla

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside Rustik Cafe & Wine Bar
28 Bridge Street East
Benalla 3672

Getting organized: Do more with less

Keeping busy in a small business is rarely a problem. But staying motivated and maintaining focus on the issues that really matter, presents more of a challenge. Research, observation and discussion confirms that overwhelm is a rapidly growing concern at the small end of town ? there is so much to do, and so little time. Happily, our supportive community have yet again provided ready answers to help you create a sustainable and profitable venture in this informative webinar of tried and tested wisdom. Among many tips and suggestions, topics include:# - Revealing what will get you where you want to go - Getting the most out of every day - Banishing distractions once and for all - The power of saying no and how to do it! - Juggling responsibilities by careful design.

$0
Webinar

online

Small Business Bus: Ballarat

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
outside Commerce Ballarat
27 Doveton Street North
Ballarat 3350

Developing effective habits in innovation

Take the first steps towards innovation. Discover easy-to-use creativity and strategic foresight tools and models that will make embedding innovation into your enterprise straight forward and acheivable. Leave with greater capacity for goal-setting and better placed to consider practical ways to develop a system within your workplace to build first steps in an innovation processes.

$29
Eastern Innovation Business Centre
5A Hartnett Close
MULGRAVE 3170

Developing effective habits in innovation

Learn how to develop innovation skills in an 'action learning' process of analysis, intentional creativity, innovation / divergent / convergent thinking process and debrief.

$29
Eastern Innovation Business Centre
5a Hartnett Close
Mulgrave 3170

Is Instagram right for my business?

Instagram is the next big thing in social media. Since launching in 2010, Instagram has grown to over 500 million users worldwide and more than five million are right here in Australia. You've heard stories of the Instagram starlets and their overnight success, but is Instagram right for your business? And how do you make sure you're doing it right? Get answers to these questions and more in this seminar for those who are new to Instagram or yet to start their Instagram journey.

$15
Visual Arts Centre
121 View Street
Bendigo 3550

How to price your product or service

Get to grips with pricing and how to calculate what to charge. If you've ever felt your product or service is worth more than what you're charging but confused about the numbers, this commonsense seminar will strip the jargon from the business finance essentials that everyone needs to use when pricing.

$20
Laurimar Community Activity Centre
110 Hazel Glen Drive
Doreen 3754

Why creativity matters: Dee Madigan

Award-winning creative director and ABC TV Gruen Transfer panelist Dee Madigan understands the power of creativity to persuade an audience and that effective messages are always based on brand truths. Grab this opportunity to share what Dee knows about how to develop and roll out a truly integrated campaign, from TV ads and traditional media, through to digital and social media.

$30
Warragul Country Club
41 Sutton Street
Warragul 3820

What is search engine optimisation (SEO)?

We all want to be at the top of Google, but how do we get there? You've heard about SEO, but what does it mean? Page one in Google is the holy grail but it can feel unattainable. Cut through the clutter and get set on the right path to the top of Google at this seminar aimed at those who are new to SEO. The first step to SEO success is all about understanding. Find out how to implement good SEO practices, where to start and what to do, without the confusion.

$15
Visual Arts Centre
121 View Street
Bendigo 3550

Family history online - Avondale Heights

Begin investigating your own family history with this introduction to the online databases Ancestry, Find My Past and Trove. Learn the skills and techniques needed to discover the details of your family’s past. Free, bookings necessary.

$0
Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre
69-79 Military Road
Avondale Heights 3034

Webinar: What is search engine optimisation (SEO)?

We all want to be at the top of Google, but how do we get there? You've heard about SEO, but what does it mean? Page one in Google is the holy grail but it can feel unattainable. Cut through the clutter and get set on the right path to the top of Google at this seminar aimed at those who are new to SEO. The first step to SEO success is all about understanding. Find out how to implement good SEO practices, where to start and what to do, without the confusion.

$10
Online

3550

E19636 - Effective Record Keeping for Small Business short workshop

Good record keeping impacts both your business growth and your bottom line. Unlock the benefits of effective record keeping, control systems and financial solutions to optimise your business profitability and performance. This workshop is part of the Starting Your Business workshop series featuring: - Starting Your Business Right workshop - Business Planning Essentials short workshop - Marketing Your Business short workshop - Your Business in a Digital World short workshop - Effective Record Keeping for Small Business short workshop - Keep the Cash Flowing short workshop. $30 for all 6 workshops or $10 per workshop.

$10
Federation University Building 5N 158
Northways Road
Churchill 3842

West is Best - Business Networking: Getting Social Media Savvy

West is Best is a business networking collective who meet regularly in Melbourne's Inner West. We exist to help facilitate networking opportunities for other industry professionals in the local area. Over light canapés and drinks, take the opportunity to connect with like minded locals and listen to dynamic guest speakers Cherie and Catherine from much loved local agency The Digital Picnic as they provide insights that will help you and your business get social media savvy. Supported by Hobson's Bay City Council, this networking event will be held in Newport at the historic Substation building. The relaxed and inclusive environment that West Is Best is known for will not only help enhance your connections but will also, as always, make for an enjoyable event. See you there! Tickets $39 include drink on arrival, canapés and guest speakers.

$38
The Substation
1 Market Street
Newport 3015

West is Best presents Business Networking + Getting Social Media Savvy

In conjuction with Small Business Victoria Festival and Hobson's Bay City Council, West is Best presents Business Networking + Getting Social Media Savvy. Over light canapés and drinks, take the opportunity to connect with like minded locals and listen to dynamic guest speakers Cherie and Catherine from much loved local agency The Digital Picnic as they provide insights that will help you and your business get social media savvy. The relaxed and inclusive environment that West Is Best is known for will not only help enhance your connections but will also, as always, make for an enjoyable event. See you there!

$42.03
The SUBSTATION
1 Market Street
Newport 3015

Good leadership = good business

Good leadership is one of the keys to the success and productivity of all businesses, large and small. Join this practical, interactive workshop to discover ways you can improve both your leadership style and your bottom line with a few simple tools and techniques.

$0
Bendigo Library
251-259 Hargreaves Street
Bendigo 3550

E19232 - Successfully Exiting your Business short workshop

Successfully exiting your business takes as much planning as getting started. Sometimes you exit is part of a succession plan, or it could be a sale. This workshop helps you to develop a plan to guide your big decisions, maximise the value of your business and put you in control of how and when you move on.

$20
North Eastern Hotel
1 Nunn Street
Benalla 3672

Ballarat Small Business Festival Roadshow

Lydia Lassila is an Olympic gold medallist, mother and successful businesswoman who will inspire you with her story of how she turned adversity into advantage. The aerial skier suffered a career-threatening injury while jumping in the 2006 Games. Frustrated with the inefficiency of the rehabilitation products available, Lydia designed and developed BodyICE, to fulfil her needs. The product proved so successful it is now sold around the world. Join Lydia for dinner and learn how having a clear, unwavering vision means you can not only achieve your goals, but take your business to new heights.

$
Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre
613 Main Road
Ballarat 3350

GV BRaIN presents Schnitz founder Roman Dyduk

Meet Roman Dyduk - the name and the business brain behind Schnitz. Schnitz began its business journey in 2007 when founder Roman Dyduk opened with a single restaurant. The Polish-born schnitzel expert had been at the helm of restaurants in the past, all featuring his signature schnitzel on the menu. But this was different. This time, Roman and his sons Andrew and Tom had a single-minded focus to perfect the art of schnitzel making. The Schnitz way is not a production line, but a perfection line - with each schnitzel made to order. Since those humble but dedicated beginnings, Schnitz has grown from one restaurant to over 60 today. To keep on bringing the benchmark in schnitzel making is their sole aim, combining culinary tradition with modern methods and the freshest ingredients Australia has to offer.

$85
The Woolshed @ Emerald Bank
7719 Goulburn Valley Hwy
Kialla 3631

Starting a business

Whether you're looking to start a business, buy one, or have only been operating for a few years, get to grips with everything you need to consider and gain valuable information to help you achieve success at this free session.

$0
Wyndham City Council Civic Centre
45 Princes Highway
Werribee 3030

2017 iAwards Gala Dinner

The iAwards recognises and rewards those leading innovators who are making a difference by being part of the 2017 National iAwards program.

$355
MCEC - Melbourne Room
1 Convention Centre Place
South Bank 3006

Webinar: How to handle difficult clients

This fun, interactive seminar is all about how to reclaim your time and energy from managing difficult clients. Take back control of your working week, improve productivity and reduce your day-to-day stress levels. Join the Everyday Mediator Rebecca Carroll-Bell as she guides you through practical exercises, and shares proven tactics to kick start a new approach to client management that will save you time, effort and energy.

$0
Online

3000

iAwards gala dinner

For 23 years, AIIA’s iAwards, Australia’s largest innovation awards program, has been recognising and celebrating achievements of Australian students, businesses and individuals in The National iAwards Presentation and Gala Dinner in Melbourne provides the grand finale. The annual event is a fantastic evening, with great food and fun, with plenty of opportunities to meet like-­minded peers, business innovators and potential investors.

$250
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Pl
South Wharf 3006

Great South Coast infrastructure update

Find out about the opportunities for your business created by the range of infrastructure projects proposed for Victoria's Great South Coast region. Includes presentations from the Shires of Corangamite, Moyne and Glenelg Shire Council and the City of Warrnambool, who represent the region's key cities and towns including Warrnambool, Port Fairy, Camperdown, Portland and Mortlake.

$0
SWTafe
Timor Street
Warrnambool 3280

Digital marketing in 2017

A comprehensive presentation on all things digital, from performance-based advertising to organic rankings in Google. A presentation not to be missed.

$0
Novotel
The Esplanade
Geelong 3220

Code Club for Adults

Learn the fundamentals of coding in this Code Club for Adults at Wyndham City.

$0
Wyndham City Civic Centre
45 Princes Hwy
Werribee 3030

Code Like a Girl - Cyber Security

The pace of change in cyber security can be difficult to keep up with and it can be hard to get the most accurate and up to date advice and guidance. Fear not, we’ve got your back ladies. Get across all things Cyber Sec in the City with us.

$0
Melbourne IT
/469 La Trobe Street
3/469 La Trobe Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Melbourne 3000

After Dark Berwick

Join us for an evening of networking and honest conversation about our business highs and lows, hosted by Nomadic. Our guest speaker, Alexis Harvey, will be sharing her insights to help you empower your relationship with money. You'll also have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the likeminded passionate and driven women that make up our community, and to make real connections while enjoying some delicious food and a glass of wine. You can attend our events on a casual basis or choose the Grow Membership which includes entry to all After Dark events, the Christmas party and SoarCon. We look forward to seeing you there!

$53.56
Nomadic
74 High Street
Berwick 3806

Young Professionals Network: Coffee catch up

Pop in for a quick chat and coffee before work, or feel free to stay longer. Take a break from your usual routine to catch up and network with like-minded young professionals in a relaxed setting.

$0
Eclectic Tastes Café & Pantry
2 Burnbank Street
Ballarat 3350

Get social media serious with Kochie's digital experts

Kochie's Business Builders experts Marie Breguet and David Greenwood give you the cheat sheet to successful use of social media. Drawing from real examples, learn how to get instant cut-through. A roundtable discussion will draw out what your individual big wins are and the best strategy to implement for your business.

$25
NAB Business Centre
Malop Street
Geelong 3220

Social media marketing

All about social media marketing – the dos and the don’ts, the benefits and options and how to measure success. All the essential know-how necessary take full advantage of this powerful addition to your kitbag of marketing tools and tricks.

$0
TAFESpace Wodonga
Lawrence Street
Wodonga 3690

Brave business: Building leadership courage

Discover how to choose courage in your leadership practices. Unlock the framework, language and tools to be the brave leader your business, staff, clients and loved ones need you to be. Contrary to popular belief, business is indeed personal. lnter-personal interactions and how you deal with human emotions, ambitions, needs, conflicts and exchanges will determine the success of a team, and of a business. Get the skills to lead your business in times of great uncertainty and to tackle difficult conversations with staff. Find out how to innovate, build trust, foster deep engagement, reset after setbacks and deal with conflicts rather than avoid them.

$70
General Assembly
Level 12a / 45 William Street
Melbourne 3000

Small Business Bus: Ballarat

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
outside Commerce Ballarat
27 Doveton Street North
Ballarat 3350

Small Business Bus: Shepparton

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Maude Street Mall
corner of Fryers Street and Maude Street
Shepparton 3630

How to price your product or service

Get to grips with pricing and how to calculate what to charge. If you've ever felt your product or service is worth more than what you're charging but confused about the numbers, this commonsense seminar will strip the jargon from the business finance essentials that everyone needs to use when pricing.

$20
Hotel 520
520 Sayers Road
Tarneit 3029

Future Crunch networking luncheon

Get an unexpected perspective on what the future looks like from Dr Angus Hervey and Tané Hunter, the dynamic duo better known as Future Crunch. Together they deliver mind-blowing presentations to generate optimism, shift perceptions and create new and better ways of doing things in the 21st Century. Future Crunch are a collective of innovative brains who combine expertise in economics, coding, politics and data analytics, with design, art and music. Each Future Crunch experience is a rich fusion of customised research designed to 'crunch' your particular industry's future. This presentation includes a two-course meal and drinks at bar prices.

$50
Quality Hotel Mildura Grand
Seventh Street
Mildura 3500

How to edit videos on your smartphone

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then surely video, in the age of social media, is worth a million! It's a known fact that videos outperform photos in their engagement and reach on Facebook. If you want your business to stand out from the competition in the digital age, this workshop is a must. Learn hands-on how to take video from your smartphone and edit it on a Windows computer, adding titles, captions, logos and transitions. Presented by local digital marketing professional Paul Dillon. BYO Windows laptop.

$49.95
Mallee Rising
137 Campbell Street
Swan Hill 3585

Webinar: Boomers to millennials - why diversity matters

The benefits to be gained from hiring an age-diverse workforce are immeasurable. Combining the value of experience with the skills and insights from a younger generation can keep your business relevant for decades to come. This webinar delves into the benefits of hiring from the whole age spectrum, from experienced baby boomers to millennials, and all that's in between. Discover why diversity in the workplace matters, how to avoid unconscious bias and how to hire for potential.

$0
Online

3000

Makerspace - Gathering Place, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Want to know what 3D printing is and how it works? Want to experience virtual reality? Come along and learn about these amazing technologies. No booking required

$0
Gathering Place, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
Ground Floor, 51 Little Malop Street
Geelong 3220

CoderDojo Southbank

CoderDojo, a volunteer-led computer club where young people, between the ages of 7 and 17, learn the ability to code, create websites, apps, programs and explore technology in an informal and creative environment.

$0
ACS Victoria
level 2, 120 Clarendon St
Southbank 3006

Benalla Digital Innovation Festival - North East Victoria

The North East Digital Innovation Festival (or NEDIF) is an exciting one day festival being hosted at the Benalla Performing Arts & Conference Centre. The festival, which is being delivered by Benalla Rural City Council in partnership with Tier One, will bring together government, industry, and businesses in the region to explore and celebrate Digital Innovation. The festival will provide an opportunity to engage and network with industry experts to identify opportunities for innovation in the workplace. Join us on Thursday 31st August to learn and discover opportunities to enhance your organisation through digital technology and innovation.

$0
BPACC
Samaria Road
Benalla VIC 3672

Online tools everyone needs for a successful 21st century Market research

Market research is an ongoing activity for every business regardless of their size. Entrepreneurs need to keep their eyes on the trends and the changes in the market as even small changes can have a big impact on their businesses. Also, if they know the trends before it comes, they can react faster than their competitors and keep their Competitive Advantage. In this session, some very useful and easy online tools are introduced and I am sure if you use them in your business, you'll get a good result like I did. This is not promoting a particular website or business, but we try to share our hard-earned knowledge with other entrepreneurs to increase the productivity and efficiency and make them ready for the 21st century Market research! Discussions and open conversation are highly encouraged in this session, so please bring lots of energy and be ready to chat with others!

$0
Yorke Institute
Level 9, 140 Queen Street
Melbourne 3000

Build a better brain for business

Discover how to lead your team towards the innovative thinking that will help them to manage the complexities of business - not just today but into the future. Building a business requires both creative and linear thinking, as well as the ability to collaborate and build rapport quickly. Throw in the use of technology and it's no wonder you and your team feel overwhelmed. Relax over dinner instead and find out how to bring innovation into your working life. Fiona Kerr is a prominent thought leader in the fields of social cognitive neuroscience and human connectivity who speaks regularly on the neuroscience of leadership, collaboration and innovation.

$50
Truffleduck
66 Hyland Street
Fyansford 3218

Girl Geek Dinners Melbourne: My journey into Product Management

GGDMelb would like to invite members to a special evening at Xero. Come and hear from four of Xero’s experienced Product Management team about how they navigated into Product Management and how they tackle the daily challenges of working in a hyper growth global Software as a Service business.

$15
Xero Office
1/6 Elizabeth St
Hawthorn 3122

BuzzConf Nights Machine Learning in Medicine, and Insights from TechXLR8

Machine Learning in Medicine, and Insights from TechXLR8 Doctor Digital will see you now - Karin Verspoor The Future of Technology: Insights from TechXLR8 London - Diego Tognola

$0
Loop Bar
23 Meyers Place
Melbourne 3000

Code for Australia: Open House

Code for Australia is a non-profit, dedicated to empowering people to make a difference. By putting technology and government together, we’re changing the way civic technology is designed and built. Every four-ish weeks we open our doors to show what we've been working on. At the moment, our team is collaborating with... * Victoria Legal Aid * Corrections Victoria * Department of Health and Human Services * Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria

$0
One Roof
77/79 City Rd
Southbank 3000

Financial management and accounting for small business

Understand your numbers to improve performance, increase profitability, become more competitive and capitalise on emerging opportunities. Understanding the story your numbers tell is one of the most important ingredients for long-term success. This workshop will provide invaluable guidance on how proactive, accurate and informative financial management will add real value to all aspects of your business. Find out how best to structure and manage your accounting and bookkeeping, the importance of management reporting, timely review of business performance, the critical role of budgets and forecasts, and understand the key financial metrics in your business.

$20
Online


Gippsland Small Business Festival Roadshow

Lydia Lassila is an Olympic gold medallist, mother and successful businesswoman who will inspire you with her story of how she turned adversity into advantage. The aerial skier suffered a career-threatening injury while jumping in the 2006 Games. Frustrated with the inefficiency of the rehabilitation products available, Lydia designed and developed BodyICE, to fulfil her needs. The product proved so successful it is now sold around the world. Join Lydia for dinner and learn how having a clear, unwavering vision means you can not only achieve your goals, but take your business to new heights.

$
Premiere Function Centre
29 Grey Street
Traralgon 3844

The D - Digitisation, Digitalisation, Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption

Digital transformation has disruptive consequences for whole business sectors, but also for society and its citizens and individual lives. So what is The D? This inaugural lecture as part of Dr Karlheinz Kautz appointment to Professor of Digital Business RMIT, takes on the challenge and will make an attempt to reflect and clarify some of these key concepts. Beyond general trends, the opportunities and risks of current developments in digitisation is of particular interest to industry disciplines of the School of Business Information Technology and Logistics. This lecture relates the digital trends to approaches such as design thinking and agile development which are seen as prerequisites for further digitisation and digitalisation to the context of information systems as academic discipline and its impact on academia and practice. Part of the 2017 DIF Thought Leaders Series

$0
RMIT University
124 La Trobe St, Melbourne
Melbourne 3000

Business planning for startups and young businesses

Unlock the pathway to success with a reliable, well thought out business plan - an essential to guide every business, whether startup or fully operational. Learn basic planning concepts and get to know the high value, technology driven principles that will help your business thrive. Leave armed with planning templates, and enough knowledge to test your idea's viability and document your business plans to get there.

$0
MAS Tax Accountants
267 Nepean Highway
Edithvale 3196

Board Search Breakfasts 2017 - Melbourne

Attending the Board Search Breakfast will show you, in practical terms, what you need to do to FIND board opportunities, GET appointed & FAST TRACK a board appointment. Specifically, you will find out, in clear and practical detail, how to FIND board opportunities, GET appointed & FAST TRACK a board appointment.

$75
CPA Melbourne
Level 20, 28 Freshwater Place
Southbank 3006

Getting comfortable with risk

Overcome your fear of risk and discover how to make it work for your business. Appetite for risk is one trait that sets entrepreneurs apart from the rest. But risk doesn't mean they jump into every situation blind. Learn from an experienced entrepreneur how to calculate different risks, and ultimately get comfortable with taking risk to grow your business.

$25
The Australia Post Small Business Hive
108 Gheringhapp Street
Geelong 3220

Ag-Innovation 2017 Hackathon

Agribusiness need to do more with less water. Water infrastructure is changing, so to is the environment and climate. Parameters of the hackathon are Agriculture/Agribusiness, IOT tech and Water Management. The design thinking hackathon pool together grads, entrepreneurs, industry technicians, business, investors and academics. Teams will be provided with some problem statements, design thinking guidance, data and tools to prototype and test ideas at the Hackathon at La Trobe University. Flowing on, teams will be able to create an business case in the collaborative Pitch Training workshop.

$0
La Trobe Accelerator Program
La Trobe University Bendigo Campus (Business 2.28)
Flora Hill, Bendigo 3552

Events Horizon

Accelerating Economic Development Through Event Industry Innovation. Events Horizon focuses on accelerating economic development through event industry innovation. In particular for regional Australia. We are engaging a broad event industry ecosystem – from the top down and bottom up. Future Music Industry Network with Metavents, StartupVic and Virtual Reality Content Creators present an all-day conference and evening tech expo highlighting Melbourne as the epicentre of tech innovation with several ‘World First’ activations during the event.

$95
NAB Arena
700 Bourke Street
Docklands 3008

Introduction to Co-Working

Leasing Office space can be expensive, and working from home is isolating. Come and learn about co-working and how you can make the most of this emerging working trend used by entrepreneurs around the world. Whether you’re looking to network, create a social workplace culture or just need a space to get some serious work done, co-working could be the solution you’ve been looking for — and it’s profitable. This is a free event, and you're welcome to continue working in the space for the remainder of the day. So, what do you have to lose?

$0
Frankston Foundry
1-3 Keys St
Frankston 3199

Small Business Bus: Seymour

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2016. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Opposite Commonwealth Bank
76 Station Street
Seymour 3660

Media & Society

A civilised democracy needs vibrant public interest journalism. Join pillars of the industry Julia Baird, Eric Beecher and Jamila Rizvi for a rigorous discussion on the state of Australian media and its role – and responsibility – in the shaping of our society. Supported by Australian Communities Foundation

$22
ACMI, Cinema 1
Federation Square, Flinders Street
Melbourne 3000

Business Women Albury Wodonga: Networking night

Making new contacts fosters new business connections. Why not grab this opportunity to meet, network and engage with women in the local business community? Attend the Business Women Albury Wodonga Networking Night and discover real and meaningful new connections.

$15
Platinum Brew
Beechworth Road
Wodonga 3690

Peninsula Startup & Digital Drinks

Peninsula Startup & Digital Drinks Presented by Frankston Foundry Come down and treat yourself with a drink or two and meet some of the local startup entrepreneurs, digital professionals and technologists helping drive the local scene. Feel free to share what you're working on, learn from others or simply network with the other attendees. If you have any friends interested in coming along, bring them too.

$0
Frankston Foundry
1 Keys St
Frankston 3199

City of Melton Business Excellence Awards

Celebrate the outstanding achievements of local businesses and cap off Small Business Festival month at the City of Melton Business Excellence Awards presentation and gala dinner. Gather up your colleagues to share a three-course meal, toast success and make the most of fantastic networking opportunities at this awards presentation, now in its tenth year.

$75
Tabcorp Park
Ferris Road
Melton South 3338

Code Club at Library at The Dock

DESCRIPTION Library at The Dock hosts Code Club Australia, a volunteer run not-for-profit network with the aim of giving every child in Australia the chance to learn to code. Learning code strengthens problem solving skills and logical thinking and supports key academic subjects such as science, maths and technology. Join us at Library at The Dock each fortnight to have some fun and learn how to code. Saturdays, 10.30am to 12.30pm. For 9 to 11 year olds. Bookings essential. Scratch Superstars is all about using and learning scratch, so no previous experience is required. 5 August, 2 September, 14 October, 11 November mBot Maniacs builds on Scratch Superstars using your code skills and program robots (mBots) to answer challenges and your commands. 19 August, 16 September, 28 October, 18 November

$0
Library at The Dock
107 Victoria Harbour Promenade
Docklands 3008

Small business BIG ideas

Small Business Festival Victoria's new premier event "Small Business BIG Ideas" is your ticket to helping your business grow. This event, dedicated to inspiring small businesses at every stage of life, is a must for all small business owners and operators in Victoria. Join this year's event and: - be inspired by world-class presenters as they share their small business experiences and advice - get the lowdown on the latest innovation and technology trends and products - meet your peers at our dedicated networking sessions.

$60
Plenary 3 / Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf 3006

Future Workplace Hackathon

CoreNet Global Australia Chapter is inviting the next generation of transformational talent to participate in building the Future Workplace at their first Hackathon which will be held on September 4-5, 2017. Whether you’re an engineer, graphic designer, entrepreneur, marketer, student, or from any other discipline, this event is for those interested in being a part of shaping the future workplace – whether for a landlord, service provider, or end user. Solve problems around: Productivity Efficiency Safety

$40
Telstra
242 Exhibition St
Melbourne 3000

Small Business Bus: Laverton

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
outside Australia Post
12 Aviation Road
Laverton 3028

The Cloud with ReadyTechGo

We explain “the cloud”. What are the benefits? Which cloud provider? Why should you use cloud services when travelling overseas and much more! Light refreshments will be served. BYO tablet/smartphone optional

$
Kew Library
Corner Cotham Road and Civic Drive
Kew 3101

E19049 - Starting Your Business Right workshop

Have you got a great idea you want to turn into a business? This Small Business Victoria workshop will step you through the process, help you get set up right the first time and connect you to a range of government resources and free mentoring.

$30
Alpine Shire Council
Crn Churchill Ave and Hawthorn Lne
Bright 3741

E19621 - Employing and Keeping the Right Staff workshop

It is often said that "our people are our greatest asset" but how do you make that come true and make sure that you meet your obligations as an employer. Find the answers to all of your questions about employing people at this interactive workshop and learn about how to find, select and retain the right people. You will also hear about how to properly deal the many legal requirements that go with being an employer.

$30
Civic Centre, Council Chambers
Corner Lyttleton and Lloyd Streets
Castlemaine 3450

Maximising your online presence

Join us for an energizing 90 minutes that will help you work through the ever changing maze of having an 'online presence', presented by award-winning BOUNCE Australia. As local demographics change and the shopping preferences of your target audience shift, you too will need to consider ways to engage the growing online market while staying relevant to your traditional customer base.

$25
Bounce Consulting Australia
62 Sutton Road
Maryborough 3465

Dr Jordan Nguyen - Using Technology to Create an Inclusive Society

Dr Jordan Nguyen is a young man on a mission to change the world. Using Technology to create a more inclusive society. Upon completing his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney, he was accepted into the prestigious UTS Chancellor’s List. Drawing on his experience of almost breaking his own neck, he developed a mind-controlled smart wheelchair for people with high-level physical disability. Now as founder of Psykinetic, he designs life-changing technologies focusing on intelligent, futuristic and inclusive technology. A special event for the 2017 Digital Innovation Festival Victoria in partnership with TAC and City of Greater Geelong Community Development.

$0
Geelong Library & heritage Centre
Little Malop Street
Geelong 3220

OrganicWeb

Want to learn how to create and send effective marketing emails using MailChimp? Email Direct Marketing is effective and simple. In just a few hours learn how to use MailChimp, the largest email newsletter service, to engage your audience. You'll leave training knowing how to use MailChimp to get great results from email marketing.

$249
Regus
Level 19, 180 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000

Scaling Up Business Growth Workshop - Melbourne

Has your revenue been growing substantially over the last year? What about profitability? How is the new financial year looking? What must you do differently to deliver a strong FY18? The world-renowned Scaling Up Business Growth Workshop has empowered more than 40,000 executives and their leadership teams with proven tools and strategies to scale up smarter: Attract and keep the right PEOPLE - Clarify your core values - Learn to spot A-players - Create a culture of accountability Have plenty of CASH - Accelerate cash flow to fuel your growth - Improve your sales cycle - Find the key tactics to drive your cash conversion Create a truly differentiated STRATEGY - Discover your SWOTs and trends - Determine your 3 to 5 year strategies to catapult growth - Identify the critical initiatives for the coming 12 months

$495
PKF Melbourne
Level 12, 440 Collins Street
Melbourne 3000

Excel Fu for Researchers (Melbourne Campus)

This intensive workshop runs over one day and comprises a series of hands-on exercises modelled around a mock research project. This module is targeted at researchers who would like to take a deep dive into using Excel, either to apply it to their research or to add it to their arsenal of Digital Research skills. This workshop is presented by our partners, Intersect Australia Limited. . Course objectives: •How to handle research data within Excel. •How to use advanced features of Excel to answer research questions pertaining to their data. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop presumes a basic knowledge of Excel.

$0

La Trobe University
Melbourne 3086

E19487 - Marketing Your Business short workshop

How well do your potential and existing customers know what your business does? Marketing Your Business is not just about having a website, a Facebook page and placing advertisements in the local paper. Marketing is a vital part of establishing and building your business brand. Effective marketing will save you time and money and help you attract and retain a loyal customer base. Develop a marketing action plan to focus your effort and resources in the right areas, including market research, online activities and customer service.

$20
Kingston Council Offices
1230 Nepean Hwy
Cheltenham 3192

Small Business Bus: Altona

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside Coles
53 Pier Street
Altona 3018

Raspberry Pi Workshop

Let's learn about programming, electronics and mini-computers, with the Raspberry Pi! This one-day event is a shortened version of our popular Raspberry Pi workshop, and is focused on beginners. Participants are also welcome to hang around afterwards and see what the hackerspace is up to - it will be open from 4pm to 9pm, immediately following this course.

$90
Ballarat Hackerspace
Room 903, B Building, of the Federation University SMB Campus
Ballarat Central 3350

E19484 - Marketing Your Business short workshop

How well do your potential and existing customers know what your business does? Understanding Marketing is not just about having a website, a Facebook page and placing advertisements in the local paper. Marketing is a vital part of establishing and building your business brand. Effective marketing will save you time and money and help you attract and retain a loyal customer base. Develop a marketing action plan to focus your effort and resources in the right areas, including market research, online activities and customer service.

$20
Ballarat Business Centre
15 Dawson Street South
Ballarat Central 3350

E19675 - Your Business in a Digital World short workshop

Do you feel excited but uncertain about how to take your business online? Take the guess work out of finding the right support with this introductory workshop led by a digital expert with real-life small business experience. Using practical exercises and real-life examples you will learn to make informed decisions about the right tools for your business and how to bring them all together into an effective online strategy.

$20
Portland Business Hub
Percy Street
Portland 3305

Paddl Games Metro Trains Scratch Space Challenge

Using design thinking techniques, students and graduates will work alongside Metro Trains employees and industry leaders to brainstorm creative and innovative ideas that tackle issues impacting metropolitan rail users in Victoria.

$0
Metro Trains headquarters
Level 16, 700 Collins Street, Docklands
Docklands 3000

E19441 - Starting Your Business Right workshop

$30
Master Builders
332 Albert Street
East Melbourne 3002

E18301 - Employing and Keeping the Right Staff workshop

It is often said that "our people are our greatest asset" but how do you make that come true and make sure that you meet your obligations as an employer. Find the answers to all of your questions about employing people at this interactive workshop and learn about how to find, select and retain the right people. You will also hear about how to properly deal the many legal requirements that go with being an employer.

$30
Knox City Council
511 Burwood Highway
Wantirna South 3152

E18452 - Setting Your Financial Strategy short workshop

Do you know the difference between a budget and a forecast? A good financial strategy is more than just income and expenses. Learn how easy it is to take control and develop a financial strategy that improves how your business runs.

$20
Yarra Ranges Enterprise Centres - Warburton Business Village
Woods Point Road
Warburton 3799

Small Business Bus: Craigieburn

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Central Square, Craigieburn Central
340 Craigieburn Road
Craigieburn 3064

Women Inspiring Business Lunch with Chyka Keebaugh

Manningham Business is proud to present the 4th annual Women Inspiring Business Lunch. The Lunch provides a relaxed atmosphere for women in business to network, share ideas and connect with knowledgeable women whilst enjoying a 2 course meal with wine. We are proud to announce that this year, our guest speaker is Chyka Keebaugh. Warm, kind and classy, Chyka is a successful businesswoman, an events and styling powerhouse and online editor of her own lifestyle magazine. Chyka has been the homemaking and styling expert on various television programs and featured in 3 series’ of The Real Housewives of Melbourne.

$60
Manningham Function Centre
699 Doncaster Road
Melbourne 3108

E19345 - Advanced Digital Strategies For Your Business workshop

Learn how to develop a strategy to help grow your business through your online activities and make your products and services easy for potential customers to find. This small, interactive workshop will demystify the digital world and help bring focus and clarity to your online marketing activities.

$30
Darebin City Council
350 High Street, Preston
Preston 3072

Ag-Innovation 2017 Pitch night

Agribusiness need to do more with less water. Water infrastructure is changing, so to is the environment and climate. On the closing night of the Victorian Digital Innovation Festival, participating teams from the Ag-innovation Hackathon will get a chance to make a splash and present their ideas to the community at the Pitch Night as a celebration of Ag-Innovation. Sponsored by La Trobe Accelerator Program, Coliban Water, EcoThought, Localised and many other Bendigo Businesses. Great prizes!

$0
La Trobe Accelerator Program
121 View Street
Bendigo 3555

E19637 - Keep the Cash Flowing short workshop

Even a profitable business can fail if it runs out of cash! Cash flow is the lifeblood of a business because it allows you to pay your bills and be free of financial stress. Avoid running out of cash in your business by learning how to effectively forecast and improve your cash flow, and never get left short again. This workshop is part of the Starting Your Business workshop series featuring: - Starting Your Business Right workshop - Business Planning Essentials short workshop - Marketing Your Business short workshop - Your Business in a Digital World short workshop - Effective Record Keeping for Small Business short workshop - Keep the Cash Flowing short workshop. $30 for all 6 workshops or $10 per workshop.

$10
Federation University Building 5N 158
Northways Road
Churchill 3842

DIY Marketing: Social Media Strategy

Learn about essential social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, and create a simple and easy to follow social media strategy to help grow your business. Outcomes: • Identifying a clear social media goal • Which social networks are suited to your business • How to connect online with influencers in your industry • How to use social media to increase revenue Requirements: • Laptop

$42.79
Frankston Foundry
1-3 Keys Street
https://apply.frankstonfoundry.com/ 3199

E19351 - Starting Your Business Right workshop

Have you got a great idea you want to turn into a business? This Small Business Victoria workshop will step you through the process, help you get set up right the first time and connect you to a range of government resources and free mentoring.

$30
Brunswick Business Incubator
420 Victoria Street
Brunswick 3056

DIY Marketing: Facebook for Business

Facebook offers significant opportunities to reach new audiences, and is a vital ingredient to any successful business marketing strategy. In this workshop you will learn how to use Facebook advertising and paid Facebook functionality to grow your business.

$40
Frankston Foundry
1-3 Keys Street
Frankston 3199

Using Linkedin to develop effective business relationships

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.

$25
Sam Merrifield Library
762 Mount Alexander Road
Moonee Ponds 3039

Small Business Bus: Williams Landing

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Williams Landing Shopping Centre car park
100 Overton Road
Williams Landing 3027

Small Business Bus: Epping

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Urban Diner Piazza, Pacific Epping Shopping Centre
583 High Street
Epping 3076

How to fund your startup

Got a fantastic business idea but lack the funds to get it off the ground? Identifying and securing funding takes research, commitment and good negotiation skills. Find out what you need to do to get the funds to start your business. Learn what banks and lenders are looking for, and practical tips to impress and ensure success. You will also find out about other non-traditional sources of funds, including grants, business angels and crowd funding.

$40
Frankston Foundry
1 Keys Street
Frankston 3199

E19698 - Brand, Identity & Marketing Workshop for Social Enterprises

This two part workshop has been designed to help social enterprises develop their branding and identity based on their profit for purpose mission and aims to improve the visibility of their social enterprise and the social enterprise sector. It will assist them in creating their value proposition to position themselves in the market as a quality, first-choice option for consumers, government and business.

$30
Geelong City Hall
30 Gheringhap Street
Geelong 3220

Small Business Bus: Huntingdale

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside the Newsagency
291 Huntingdale Road
Huntingdale 3166

Small Business Bus: Moyhu

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside the General Store
Byrne Street
Moyhu 3732

E19327 - Business Planning for Growth workshop

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. This is a two day workshop: Tuesday 12 September 8.30am to 5pm and Tuesday 19 September 8.30am to 5pm.

$200
Baw Baw Shire Council Offices
33 Young Street
Drouin 3818

Small Business Bus: St Kilda

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside St Kilda Town Hall
99a Carlisle Street
St Kilda 3182

Small Business Bus: Myrtleford

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Near Jubilee Park
137 Myrtle Street
Myrtleford 3737

E18302 - Commercialising Your New Idea workshop

Are you ready to take your new idea to the marketplace? Start here! Over two inspiring workshops an experienced innovation and commercialisation expert will help you assess the feasibility of your idea, determine its business potential and help you develop a clear commercialisation strategy to help you get to market. The two workshop sessions are: Wednesday 13 September 2017, 9.30am-12.30pm Wednesday 20 September 2017, 9.30am - 12pm

$75
Knox City Council
511 Burwood Highway
Wantirna South 3152

Small Business Bus: Mount Beauty

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside the CFA building
5 Lakeside Avenue
Mount Beauty 3699

E19333 - Advanced Digital Strategies For Your Business workshop

Learn how to develop a strategy to help grow your business through your online activities and make your products and services easy for potential customers to find. This small, interactive workshop will demystify the digital world and help bring focus and clarity to your online marketing activities.

$30
Realm
179 Maroondah Highway
Ringwood 3134

E18072 - Starting Your Business Right workshop

Have you got a great idea you want to turn into a business? This Small Business Victoria workshop will step you through the process, help you get set up right the first time and connect you to a range of government resources and free mentoring.

$30
Quest Warrnambool
15 – 19 Liebig Street
Warrnambool 3280

Small Business Bus: Mansfield

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside the Mansfield Hotel
86 High Street
Mansfield 3722

Small Business Bus: South Melbourne

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside NAB
260 Clarendon Street
South Melbourne 3205

E19375 - Business Planning Essentials short workshop

A clear business plan is a key determiner of long-term business success. Get the tools, templates and support you need in this tried and tested workshop that will introduce you to the business frameworks that will fast-track your success.

$20
Eastern Innovation Business Centre
5a Hartnett Close
Mulgrave 3170

E19315 - Keep the Cash Flowing short workshop

Even a profitable business can fail if it runs out of cash! Cash flow is the lifeblood of a business because it allows you to pay your bills and be free of financial stress. Avoid running out of cash in your business by learning how to effectively forecast and improve your cash flow, and never get left short again.

$20
Mildura Regional Development
60 Madden Avenue
Mildura 3500

E19620 - Starting Your Business in Victoria workshop

Are you an asylum seeker, refugee or migrant and want to start a small business?

$0
Diversitat Northern Community Hub
25-41 Arunga Avenue
Norlane 3214

Small Business Bus: Euroa

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Car park at the corner of Binney and Brock Streets
89 Binney Street West
Euroa 3666

Small Business Bus: Doreen

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Laurimar Community Activity Centre car park
110 Hazel Glen Road
Doreen 3754

E19476 - Getting Paid in the Building & Construction Industry short workshop

$20
The Gordon TAFE, East Geelong Campus
Boundary Road - G Building
East Geelong 3219

Small Business Bus: Thomastown

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
High Street, between Central Avenue and Pleasant Road
275 High Street
Thomastown 3074

Small Business Bus: Broadford

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside JLG Conveyancing
71 High Street
Broadford 3658

E19485 - Advanced Marketing Strategies For Your Business workshop

Do you already understand the basics of Marketing and want to develop your skills to grow your business further with new products, services, or markets? Learn how to refine your existing marketing strategy to expand your business opportunities. This hands-on workshop will challenge you to build a deeper understanding of your customers and boost the effectiveness of your marketing to take your business to the next level.

$30
Ballarat Business Centre
15 Dawson Street South
Ballarat Central 3350

E19343 - Advanced Marketing Strategies For Your Business workshop

Do you already understand the basics of Marketing and want to develop your skills to grow your business further with new products, services, or markets? Learn how to refine your existing marketing strategy to expand your business opportunities. This hands-on workshop will challenge you to build a deeper understanding of your customers and boost the effectiveness of your marketing to take your business to the next level.

$30
Monbulk Living & Learning Centre
21 Main Road
Monbulk 3793

E19319 - Advanced Digital Strategies For Your Business workshop

Learn how to develop a strategy to help grow your business through your online activities and make your products and services easy for potential customers to find. This small, interactive workshop will demystify the digital world and help bring focus and clarity to your online marketing activities.

$30
Greater Shepparton Business Centre
70 New Dookie Rd
Shepparton 3630

Small Business Bus: Whittlesea

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
opposite the IGA car park
2 Lime Street
Whittlesea 3757

Small Business Bus: Kilmore

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside Commonwealth Bank
47 Sydney Street
Kilmore 3764

E19196 - Keep the Cash Flowing short workshop

Even a profitable business can fail if it runs out of cash! Cash flow is the lifeblood of a business because it allows you to pay your bills and be free of financial stress. Avoid running out of cash in your business by learning how to effectively forecast and improve your cash flow, and never get left short again.

$20
Benalla Council Customer Service Centre
1 Bridge Street East
Benalla 3672

Small Business Bus: Marysville

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2015. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside the Visitor Information Centre
Murchison Street
Marysville 3779

Small Business Bus: Eltham

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside Eira Restaurant
1 Pryor Street
Eltham 3095

E19434 - Advanced Marketing Strategies For Your Business workshop

Do you already understand the basics of Marketing and want to develop your skills to grow your business further with new products, services, or markets? Learn how to refine your existing marketing strategy to expand your business opportunities. This hands-on workshop will challenge you to build a deeper understanding of your customers and boost the effectiveness of your marketing to take your business to the next level.

$30
St Kilda Town Hall
99a Carlisle Street
St Kilda 3182

E19354 - Your Business in a Digital World short workshop

Do you feel confused, overwhelmed or nervous about taking your business online? Take the guess work out of finding the right support with this introductory workshop led by a digital expert with real-life small business experience. Using practical exercises and real-life examples you will learn to make informed decisions about the right tools for your business and how to bring them all together into an effective online strategy.

$20
Brunswick Business Incubator
420 Victoria Street
Brunswick 3056

Small Business Bus: Bendigo

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Hargreaves Mall
266 - 324 Hargreaves Street
Bendigo 3550

Small Business Bus: Spotswood

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside Angel Nails and Beauty
79 Hudsons Road
Spotswood 3015

E19638 - Starting Your Business Right workshop

Have you got a great idea you want to turn into a business? This Small Business Victoria workshop will step you through the process, help you get set up right the first time and connect you to a range of government resources and free mentoring. This workshop is part of the Starting Your Business workshop series featuring: - Starting Your Business Right workshop - Business Planning Essentials short workshop - Marketing Your Business short workshop - Your Business in a Digital World short workshop - Effective Record Keeping for Small Business short workshop - Keep the Cash Flowing short workshop. $30 for all 6 workshops or $10 per workshop.

$10
Latrobe City Council Moe Service Centre & Library
1/29 George St
Moe 3825

E19444 - Advanced Digital Strategies For Your Business workshop

$30
Master Builders
332 Albert Street
East Melbourne 3002

Small Business Bus: Niddrie

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside Price Cutters Hair Care
461 Keilor Road
Niddrie 3042

Small Business Bus: Strathfieldsaye

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
in front of Fish & Chip shop, Strathfieldsaye Shopping Centre car park
Wellington Street
Strathfieldsaye 3551

Small Business Bus: Kangaroo Flat

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Lansell Square car park
267 High Street
Kangaroo Flat 3555

Small Business Bus: Essendon Fields

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
English Street Green, located between Dental Associates and The Essendon Fields Medical Centre
20-40 English Street
Essendon Fields 3041

Small Business Bus: Newport

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside Leroy's
5 Mason Street
Newport 3015

Small Business Bus: Heathcote

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Heathcote Visitor Information Centre
High Street
Heathcote 3523

Small Business Bus: Anglesea

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
In the bus parking area
2 Camp Road
Anglesea 3230

Small Business Bus: Gladstone Park

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Gladstone Park Shopping Centre
8-34 Gladstone Park Drive
Gladstone Park 3043

E19058 - Starting Your Business in Victoria workshop

Are you an asylum seeker, refugee or migrant and want to start a small business? This workshop will help you put in place the right foundation to build a successful business. From taking the first steps to conducting a feasibility study on your business idea, this hands-on workshop will help you gain a clear idea of how to start your business. All participants receive a free follow up one-on-one mentoring session with an experienced small business mentor who will tailor individual advice and information.

$0
Dumu Balcony Cafe
Upstairs 4, Ireland Street
Bright 3741

E19639 - Business Planning Essentials short workshop

A clear business plan is a key determiner of long-term business success. Get the tools, templates and support you need in this tried and tested workshop that will introduce you to the business frameworks that will fast-track your success. This workshop is part of the Starting Your Business workshop series featuring: - Starting Your Business Right workshop - Business Planning Essentials short workshop - Marketing Your Business short workshop - Your Business in a Digital World short workshop - Effective Record Keeping for Small Business short workshop - Keep the Cash Flowing short workshop. $30 for all 6 workshops or $10 per workshop.

$10
Latrobe City Council Moe Service Centre & Library
1/29 George St
Moe 3825

E19446 - Winning Government Business workshop

Please do not advertise this workshop. It is for their members.

$30
Master Builders
332 Albert Street
East Melbourne 3002

Small Business Bus: Caroline Springs

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside Caroline Springs Library
193 Caroline Springs Boulevard
Caroline Springs 3023

Small Business Bus: Torquay

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Car park outside Woolworths
4 Walker Street
Torquay 3228

Small Business Bus: Winchelsea

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
ANZAC Memorial
Palmer Street
Winchelsea 3241

Small Business Bus: Melton

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Melton Town Centre, Amphitheatre precinct
323 High Street
Melton 3337

Small Business Bus: Sunshine

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Sunshine Marketplace car park, outside Village Cinemas
80 Harvester Road
Sunshine 3020

Small Business Bus: Colac

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Memorial Square
43 - 117 Murray Street
Colac 3250

Small Business Bus: Camberwell

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Camberwell Market Station Street car park, next to the undercover walkway between Burke Road and Target
Market Place
Camberwell 3124

Small Business Bus: Yarrawonga

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2016. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside Yarrawonga City Council
100 Belmore Street
Yarrawonga 3730

E19640 - Marketing Your Business short workshop

How well do your potential and existing customers know what your business does? Marketing Your Business is not just about having a website, a Facebook page and placing advertisements in the local paper. Marketing is a vital part of establishing and building your business brand. Effective marketing will save you time and money and help you attract and retain a loyal customer base. This workshop is part of the Starting Your Business workshop series featuring: - Starting Your Business Right workshop - Business Planning Essentials short workshop - Marketing Your Business short workshop - Your Business in a Digital World short workshop - Effective Record Keeping for Small Business short workshop - Keep the Cash Flowing short workshop. $30 for all 6 workshops or $10 per workshop.

$10
Latrobe City Council Moe Service Centre & Library
1/29 George St
Moe 3825

E19622 - Keep the Cash Flowing short workshop

Even a profitable business can fail if it runs out of cash! Cash flow is the lifeblood of a business because it allows you to pay your bills and be free of financial stress. Avoid running out of cash in your business by learning how to effectively forecast and improve your cash flow, and never get left short again.

$20
Civic Centre, Council Chambers
Lyttleton and Lloyd Streets
Castlemaine 3450

E19347 - Starting Your Business Right workshop

Have you got a great idea you want to turn into a business? This Small Business Victoria workshop will step you through the process, help you get set up right the first time and connect you to a range of government resources and free mentoring.

$30
Brimbank Community and Civic Centre
301 Hampshire Road
Sunshine 3020

Small Business Bus: Cobram

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside the Visitor Information Centre
2 - 4 Station Street
Cobram 3644

E19269 - Starting Your Business in Victoria workshop

$0
Epping Community Services Hub
713 High St
Epping 3076

Small Business Bus: Kew

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Car Park off Walpole Street, Opposite Woolworths Entrance
3 Walpole Street
Kew 3101

E19348 - Business Planning Essentials short workshop

A clear business plan is a key determiner of long-term business success. Get the tools, templates and support you need in this tried and tested workshop that will introduce you to the business frameworks that will fast-track your success.

$20
Brimbank Community and Civic Centre
301 Hampshire Road
Sunshine 3020

E19480 - Winning Government Business workshop

Have you identified government as a customer but feel daunted by the procurement processes? Don’t give up on opportunities in this significant sector. Developed by government itself, this workshop will help you make sense of the processes and protocols you need to know to help position your business up to win government contracts.

$30
Ballarat Business Centre
15 Dawson Street South
Ballarat Central 3350

E19339 - Starting Your Business Right workshop

Have you got a great idea you want to turn into a business? This Small Business Victoria workshop will step you through the process, help you get set up right the first time and connect you to a range of government resources and free mentoring.

$30
Selby Community House
Gilmore Court
Belgrave South 3160

E19352 - Starting Your Business Right workshop

Have you got a great idea you want to turn into a business? This Small Business Victoria workshop will step you through the process, help you get set up right the first time and connect you to a range of government resources and free mentoring.

$30
Brunswick Business Incubator
420 Victoria Street
Brunswick 3056

Small Business Bus: Toorak

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside Tok H Centre
467 Toorak Road
Toorak 3142

E19334 - Build Your Business Resilience workshop

Have you made a plan to build the resilience of your business and successfully manage through a business interruption? Making sound business decisions in a crisis is very difficult, so planning ahead is essential. Understand the various different types of disaster (natural, human or health) and improve the continuity and resilience of your business in this practical, focused workshop.

$30
Realm
179 Maroondah Highway
Ringwood 3134

E19490 - Starting Your Business Right workshop

Have you got a great idea you want to turn into a business? This Small Business Victoria workshop will step you through the process, help you get set up right the first time and connect you to a range of government resources and free mentoring.

$30
Kingston Council Offices
1230 Nepean Hwy
Cheltenham 3192

E19330 - Effective Record Keeping for Small Business short workshop

Good record keeping impacts both your business growth and your bottom line. Unlock the benefits of effective record keeping, control systems and financial solutions to optimise your business profitability and performance.

$20
Baw Baw Shire Council Offices
33 Young Street
Drouin 3818

Small Business Bus: Malvern

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside Coles
164 - 178 Glenferrie Road
Malvern 3144

E18114 - Starting Your Business Right workshop

Have you got a great idea you want to turn into a business? This Small Business Victoria workshop will step you through the process, help you get set up right the first time and connect you to a range of government resources and free mentoring.

$30
Maribyrnong Civic Centre
Corner Npier & Hyde streets
Footscray 3011

Small Business Bus: Springvale

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Multicultural Place
31A Buckingham Avenue
Springvale 3171

Small Business Bus: Romsey

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Romsey Community Hub
96 Main Street
Romsey 3434

E19316 - Pricing for Maximum Profit short workshop

How often do you worry about your pricing? There is a reason Pricing is one of the important P’s in the marketing mix. Take the guess work out of your pricing strategy and in just two hours learn how to find the right approach to increase market share and profit.

$20
Mildura Regional Development
60 Madden
Mildura 3500

E19641 - Your Business in a Digital World short workshop

Do you feel excited but uncertain about how to take your business online? Take the guess work out of finding the right support with this introductory workshop led by a digital expert with real-life small business experience. Using practical exercises and real-life examples you will learn to make informed decisions about the right tools for your business and how to bring them all together into an effective online strategy.

$10
Latrobe City Council Moe Service Centre & Library
1/29 George St
Moe 3825

Small Business Bus: Malmsbury

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
in front of Malmsbury Botanical Gardens
Clowes Street
Malmsbury 3446

Small Business Bus: Noble Park

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Noble Park Civic Space
Douglas Street
Noble Park 3174

Small Business Bus: Oakleigh

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside Bank of Melbourne
17 Atherton Road
Oakleigh 3166

Small Business Bus: Yea

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2017. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Car park opposite the pool
101 High Street
Yea 3717

E19456 - Winning Government Business workshop

Have you identified government as a customer but feel daunted by the procurement processes? Don’t give up on opportunities in this significant sector. Developed by government itself, this workshop will help you make sense of the processes and protocols you need to know to help position your business up to win government contracts.

$30
Geelong City Hall
30 Gheringhap Street
Geelong 3220

E18073 - Marketing Your Business short workshop

How well do your potential and existing customers know what your business does? Understanding Marketing is not just about having a website, a Facebook page and placing advertisements in the local paper. Marketing is a vital part of establishing and building your business brand. Effective marketing will save you time and money and help you attract and retain a loyal customer base. Develop a marketing action plan to focus your effort and resources in the right areas, including market research, online activities and customer service.

$20
Quest Warrnambool
15 – 19 Liebig Street
Warrnambool 3280

E19321 - Build Your Business Resilience workshop

Have you made a plan to build the resilience of your business and successfully manage through a business interruption? Making sound business decisions in a crisis is very difficult, so planning ahead is essential. Understand the various different types of disaster (natural, human or health) and improve the continuity and resilience of your business in this practical, focused workshop.

$30
Greater Shepparton Business Centre
70 New Dookie Road
Shepparton 3630

E18178 - Starting Your Business in Victoria workshop

Are you an asylum seeker, refugee or migrant and want to start a small business?

$0
Wingate Avenue Community Centre
13a Wingate Avenue
Ascot Vale 3032