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Improve your skills to start, run and grow your business.

Workshops and Seminars

Discover the secrets to business growth.
Low cost, practical and held at locations near you in both metro and regional Victoria - Small Business Victoria workshops and seminars are run by experts in their field.

Places are limited so bookings for these events must be made in advance through the Workshops and Events Calendar. The workshops and seminars cover a range of business topics and some offer a free mentoring session to all participants.

Events


Already online? How to drive your digital marketing further

If you’re already online and thinking ‘now, what…?’ or not sure where to direct your energy next, this workshop will prepare you to move onwards and upwards through the ever-evolving digital landscape. Find out how to make your online choices work harder, deliver smarter business outcomes and get the most return from your digital dollar at this next-level workshop for anyone who’s already on top of the basics.

$30
Master Builder
111 Cranbourne Rd
Frankston 3199

Winning government business: What you need to know

"Whether the idea of tendering for government business has you scratching your head about where to start, or sends you screaming in a tangle of red tape, think again. The Australian government sector spends billions annually procuring products and services. If you’re not putting your business forward as a potential supplier, you’re missing out. This workshop will show you, step by step, how to maximise your chances of success."

$30
Martin J Hynes Auditorium
5 Market Place
Hamilton 3300

Winning government business: What you need to know

"Whether the idea of tendering for government business has you scratching your head about where to start, or sends you screaming in a tangle of red tape, think again. The Australian government sector spends billions annually procuring products and services. If you’re not putting your business forward as a potential supplier, you’re missing out. This workshop will show you, step by step, how to maximise your chances of success."

$30
iHarvest Coworking Sunshine
Brimbank City Council, 301 Hampshire Road
Sunshine 3023

Starting your business: How to turn an idea into a business

Prepare to get your bright idea off the ground, step by step, at this essential planning workshop packed with vital start-up tips, tools and expert guidance that will prepare you to give your business the best chance of success. Come to grips with everything you need to know before you get started and walk away prepared with a clear vision of the next steps needed to turn your idea into business reality.

$30
Campaspe Shire Function Room
2 Heygarth Street
Echuca 3564

Getting paid in building & construction: Fast track your cash flow

"Overdue payments to small operators in the building and construction industry can quickly escalate from financial stress to insolvency. Find out how to fast-track getting paid at this essential workshop that will give you an overview of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment (SOP) Act, step you through the payment claim and adjudication process and provide you with the right tools to take back control of your cash flow."

$20
Skills and Job Centre, Westfield Geelong
95 Malop Street
Geelong 3220

Finance fundamentals: How to keep cash flowing

Cash flow is the life blood of every small business. Not enough cash flow, and things start to go wrong. Without it, no business can survive. If you’re spending more time juggling cash than running your business, making a profit but still struggling to pay the bills, then this essential small business workshop will ensure you’re never caught short again.

$20
Garage 35
4 Gilbert st, Torquay
Torquay 3228

Getting paid in building & construction: Fast track your cash flow

$0
Memorial Hall Supper Room
47 Victoria Street
KERANG 3579

Commercialising your new idea workshop: Strategies to get to market

Everything you need to know to take your innovative idea from drawing board to market launch. Get help to assess the feasibility, decide its business potential and develop a clear commercialisation strategy over two inspiring workshops led by an experienced innovation and commercialisation expert. This workshop is delivered over two sessions: - Wednesday 11 March 2020, 6.30pm - 9.30pm - Wednesday 18 March 2020, 6.30pm - 9pm The workshop fee of $75 includes a one-on-one coaching session with an experienced commercialisation practitioner.

$75
CreativeCubes.Co
Level 3, 534 Church Street
Richmond 3121

Marketing your business: How to get it right first time

Prepare to get your bright idea off the ground, step by step, at this essential planning workshop packed with vital start-up tips, tools and expert guidance that will prepare you to give your business the best chance of success. Come to grips with everything you need to know before you get started and walk away prepared with a clear vision of the next steps needed to turn your idea into business reality.

$20
Campaspe Shire Function Room
2 Heygarth Street
Echuca 3564

Commercialising your new idea

Everything you need to know to take your innovation or idea from drawing board to market launch. Get help to assess feasibility, decide its business potential and develop a clear commercialisation strategy over two inspiring workshops led by an experienced innovation and commercialisation expert. This workshop is held over two sessions: - Thursday 12 March 2020, 9am - 12pm - Thursday 26 March 2020, 9am - 11.30am

$75
Eastern Innovation Business Centre
5a Hartnett Close
Mulgrave 3170

Finance fundamentals: How to keep cash flowing

"Cash flow is the life blood of every small business. Not enough cash flow and things start to go wrong. Without it, no business can survive. If you’re spending more time juggling cash than running your business, making a profit but still struggling to pay the bills, then this essential small business workshop will ensure you’re never caught short again."

$20
Rowville Neighbourhood Learning Centre
40 Fulham Road, Rowville, VIC
Rowville 3178

Taking your business online: What you need to know

"Get yourself ready to launch your business online at this essential digital workshop that goes right back to basics to build a complete picture of the opportunities ahead. Learn how to make informed choices about websites and social media, get across search engines and online advertising, size up the benefits each offers your business and know where to access the right tools to begin."

$20
Ballarat Business Centre
15 Dawson Street South
Ballarat 3350

Marketing your business: How to get it right first time

"An effective marketing strategy should boost your brand, capture customers, keep them coming back, and ultimately save you time and money. Find out why just a website and a Facebook page is not going to cut it at this back-to-basics workshop that will show you how to develop a marketing action plan to keep your effort and resources focused in the right areas."

$20
Bendigo Library
251-259 Hargreaves Street
Bendigo 3550

E21910 Finance fundamentals: How to keep cash flowing

"Cash flow is the life blood of every small business. Not enough cash flow and things start to go wrong. Without it, no business can survive. If you’re spending more time juggling cash than running your business, making a profit but still struggling to pay the bills, then this essential small business workshop will ensure you’re never caught short again."

$20
Green Room
45 Mundy Street
Bendigo 3550

Business planning essentials: How to build a road map to success

"Put your business on the path to long-term success at this essential workshop that will take you, step by step, through the vital process of building a business plan to drive your business forward. Learn how to map out a plan that will show where your business is at right now, where you’d like to be in future and, most importantly, help you develop a clear vision of the next steps and strategies that will take you there."

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

Commercialising your new idea workshop: Strategies to get to market

Everything you need to know to take your innovative idea from drawing board to market launch. Get help to assess the feasibility, decide its business potential and develop a clear commercialisation strategy over two inspiring workshops led by an experienced innovation and commercialisation expert.

$75
TBA
TBA
Mansfield TBA

Business planning essentials: How to build a road map to success

Put your business on the path to long-term success at this essential workshop that will take you, step by step, through the vital process of building a business plan to drive your business forward. Learn how to map out a plan that will show where your business is at right now, where you’d like to be in future and, most importantly, help you develop a clear vision of the next steps and strategies that will take you there.

$20
Garage 35
4 Gilbert st, Torquay
Torquay 3228

Commercialising your new idea workshop: Strategies to get to market

Everything you need to know to take your innovative idea from drawing board to market launch. Get help to assess the feasibility, decide its business potential and develop a clear commercialisation strategy over two inspiring workshops led by an experienced innovation and commercialisation expert.

$75
CreativeCubes.Co
Level 1, 10 Oxley Road, CreativeCubes.Co
Hawthorn 3122

Winning government business: What you need to know

Whether the idea of tendering for government business has you scratching your head about where to start, or thinking about a tangle of red tape, think again. The Australian government sector spends billions annually procuring products and services. If you’re not putting your business forward as a potential supplier, you’re missing out. This workshop will show you, step by step, how to maximise your chances of success

$30
Bendigo Library
Hargreaves Street
Bendigo 3550

Getting paid in building & construction: Fast track your cash flow

"Overdue payments to small operators in the building and construction industry can quickly escalate from financial stress to insolvency. Find out how to fast-track getting paid at this essential workshop that will give you an overview of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment (SOP) Act, step you through the payment claim and adjudication process and provide you with the right tools to take back control of your cash flow."

$25
TBA
TBA
Mansfield 3722

Commercialising Your New Idea workshop

Everything you need to know to take your innovative idea from drawing board to market launch. Get help to assess the feasibility, decide its business potential and develop a clear commercialisation strategy over two inspiring workshops led by an experienced innovation and commercialisation expert. This workshop is held over two session times: - Wednesday 29 April 2020, 9.30am - 12.30pm - Thursday 14 May 2020, 9.30am - 12pm Participants are entitled to two free one-on-one mentoring sessions with an experienced commercialisation business mentor

$75
Knox City Council
511 Burwood Highway
Wantirna South 3152

Winning government business: What you need to know

Whether the idea of tendering for government business has you scratching your head about where to start, or thinking about a tangle of red tape, think again. The Australian government sector spends billions annually procuring products and services. If you’re not putting your business forward as a potential supplier, you’re missing out. This workshop will show you, step by step, how to maximise your chances of success.

$30
The Mill
129 Langtree Avenue
Mildura 3500

Marketing your business: How to get it right first time

An effective marketing strategy should boost your brand, capture customers, keep them coming back, and ultimately save you time and money. Find out why just a website and a Facebook page is not going to cut it at this back-to-basics workshop that will show you how to develop a marketing action plan to keep your effort and resources focused in the right areas

$20
Garage 35
4 Gilbert st, Torquay
Torquay 3228

Taking your business online: What you need to know

"Get yourself ready to launch your business online at this essential digital workshop that goes right back to basics to build a complete picture of the opportunities ahead. Learn how to make informed choices about websites and social media, get across search engines and online advertising, size up the benefits each offers your business and know where to access the right tools to begin."

$20
Moonee Valley Civic Centre
Kellaway Avenue
Moonee Ponds 3039
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