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Small Business Events

Conferences, seminars, workshops & webinars - Find a small business event close to you

 

Winning Government Business workshop

Government procurement in Australia is worth billions of dollars and is one of the largest commercial areas for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) businesses. Winning government business is possible; however you do need to understand the process and how to engage with government to maximise your chance of success.

This workshop will unravel the complexities of the purchasing process and explain terminology, highlight the differences between each level of government, and show you how proposals are evaluated so you can gear yours for success. Supported by useful resources and high-quality templates, you will be equipped with hints and tips straight from those in the sector to make your proposal stand-out and win contracts.

25 Jul 17Master Builders 332 Albert Street East Melbourne 3002$30 View Details

Social Media Course Brisbane: put social media to work for your business

A one-day social media training course providing strategic thinking and practical tips. Classes are small (up to 12 people.) It's a live, in-person workshop with an experienced educator.

Call 0403 517242 to talk with instructor Phil Stubbs, or for more info read on:

What's in the course?

This is our popular all-in-one package – where we cover the key bases in a day.
The key components of the course are:

1. Big picture / strategic thinking
- the key principles for success in the long run
- what you can learn from businesses using it well
- what you can expect to get out of social media
- where social media fits in with your overall marketing
- which social media platforms to use

2. The nitty gritty of developing your platforms

Facebook
- how to use Facebook for marketing your business
- tips for maximising the effectiveness of Facebook
- what to post on Facebook / what works best
- examples of best practice (from small business to larger corporate work)
- an intro to Facebook advertising
- Facebook learning resources

Instagram
- how to use Instagram for marketing your business
- tips for maximising the effectiveness of Instagram
- what to post on Instagram / what works best
- examples of best practice (from small business to larger corporate work)
- Instagram learning resources

Twitter
- how to use Twitter for marketing your business
- tips for maximising the effectiveness of Twitter
- what to tweet about / what works best
- an explanation of the key Twitter tools
- examples of best practice (from small business to larger corporate work)
- Twitter learning resources

Linkedin
- how to use Linkedin for networking, branding and B2B
- tips for maximising the effectiveness of Linkedin
- examples of professional business people using Linkedin well
- Linkedin learning resources

YouTube
- how to use YouTube and videos for marketing your business
- tips for maximising the effectiveness of YouTube
- types of videos you can put on YouTube / what works best
- examples of best practice (from small business to larger corporate work)
- YouTube learning resources

Blogging
- how to use blogging for marketing your business
- tips for maximising the effectiveness of your blog
- what to blog about / genres of blog posts
- examples of best practice (from small business to larger corporate work)
- blogging learning resources

3. Social media planning
- the key elements of a social media plan
- prac session where we brainstorm content ideas
- the steps to take you from ideas to plan to implementation
- how to schedule content to platforms ahead of time

5. Key issues
- what to do about negative comments
- how to measure ROI (return on investment for the time you put in)
- how to build and interact with your online community over time

6. Starting and managing your time
- intro to social media sharing platforms
- how to schedule platforms ahead of time
- how to feed and interlink your social media and website
- other tips to help you save time

Who should do the course?

This one day course is for people who want to learn quickly how they can use social media more effectively. Whether you run a small business, you work in a corporate environment, or you’re promoting a charity or creative project. It includes people with marketing, PR and advertising responsibilities.

The course is suited to people who are beginner to intermediate level e.g. we often get participants who have a personal Facebook profile but are now looking to use Facebook for business.

 

28 Jul 17Fishburners 155 Queen Street Brisbane, QLD 4000$544.50 – $594 View Details

Leadership & Management Skills Training - Lead & Manage Effective Teams

Leadership & Management Skills Training - Lead & Manage Effective Teams

This short course aligns to the Nationally Accredited Units; BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships & BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness. Once completed competently, the units contribute to a full 6 day training program aimed at gaining BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management.

The Diploma of Leadership & Management is a qualification which reflects the role of individuals who apply knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts with skills sets that are portable to all industries and organisations. It is a highly respected qualification aimed at individuals who are in junior or middle leadership & management roles or are aspiring to make the next step in their leadership career.

Facilitator - Kathryn Houghton/John Peake (Please check facilitator/consultant profile on our website: www.scopesa.com.au)

29 Jul 17Sustainable Skills Transition & Development Centre 29a Innovation House, 50 Mawson Lakes Boulevard Technology Park Mawson Lakes, South Australia 5095$834 View Details

Crucial Conversations Training - Adelaide

Crucial Conversations© take place every day, in every workplace and every home. You know those conversations where there are high stakes, real differences of opinion and strong emotions.

The difference between average and great workplace performance lies in how people handle those difficult conversations. At the heart of all workplace or family problems are conversations that are either not being handled or not being handled well.

To learn the skills of handling the tough conversation well, you may want to attend one of our Crucial Conversations training programs?


Key skills you will learn from the Training:

  • Identify the conversations that are keeping you from your desired results
  • Speak persuasively not abrasively, no matter the topic
  • Make it safe for others to share their honest opinions
  • Deal with people who either clam up or blow up
  • Gain control of your own emotional responses
  • Disagree without being disagreeable
  • Influence without exerting force
  • Improve teamwork, productivity and effectiveness

This practical and powerful two-day workshop is based upon the best-selling business book, Crucial Conversations.

7 Aug 17  to 8 Aug 17Cliftons Adelaide Level 1, 80 King William Street Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia View Details

Successfully Managing People Canberra

Diversity is a key feature of the modern workplace. Team leaders and managers in the 21st Century need to know how to manage teams of different genders, cultures and generations.

Successfully Managing People - What every Manager Needs to Know is designed for the relative new to experienced team leader and manager. You will learn to understand your staff's diverse attitudes, values, and characteristics. From creating the right workplace environment to their preferred management styles, see what works best with the emerging generations, and learn how to excel at Successfully Managing People.

Find out more...

9 Aug 17New Training Choice 54 Marcus Clarke Street Canberra, ACT 2601$185 View Details

Successfully Managing People Darwin

Leaders need new skills - be empowered with the tools and strategies required to effectively lead and manage the new generations.

Diversity is a key feature of the modern workplace. Team leaders and managers in the 21st Century need to know how to manage teams of different genders, cultures and generations.

Successfully Managing People - What every Manager Needs to Know is designed for the relative new to experienced team leader and manager. You will learn to understand your staff's diverse attitudes, values, and characteristics. From creating the right workplace environment to their preferred management styles, see what works best with the emerging generations, and learn how to excel at Successfully Managing People.

15 Aug 17GTNT 38 Woods Street Darwin, Northern Territory 0900$185 View Details

Business Case Writing Training

Business strategy execution depends upon developing and implementing the best solution. Success however, relies upon basing the solution on the right requirements, drawn from a sound and robust Business Case.

This one day program will introduce participants to the principles of developing an effective Business Case, within the context of an interactive course driven by a case study.

This workshop will provide participants with a working knowledge of the principles of writing an effective, comprehensive and compelling Business Case.

The course is driven by participation in a case study, promoting immediate workplace transference.

Course Topics

Introducing the Business Case
• The nature and purpose of a Business Case
• Business Case Objectives
• Main Points
• Business Case preparation checklist

Business Writing Skills
• Writing an Executive Summary
• Business writing – trends and errors
• Principles of effective writing
• Elements of style
• Rules for effective writing

Writing a Business Case
• Executive Summary
• Proposed Project
• Costs and Benefits (Qualitative and Quantitative)

Template
• Business Case

Features:

• Implement the most appropriate solution for the issue or opportunity, increasing the return on investment .
• Provide the solid foundation for projects to generate results.
• Allow organisations to begin to create a reputation for consistently successful delivery of project initiatives, through the enhanced capabilities of their Project Managers and Business Analysts.
• Participants’ requirements will be comprehensive and measurable, assisting executives with good decision making, increasing the rate of successful implementation and returns to the business.
• Participants will leave the workshop with a thorough understanding of the process and disciplines which facilitate the delivery of objective requirements with measurable benefits.
• Participants will be provided with tools, templates and guidance for immediate use back in the workplace.

21 Aug 17Adelaide Regus Adelaide Level 5/121 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia Adelaide, SA 5000 A$717.47 – A$922.47 View Details

Festival of Ambitious Ideas: Lessons from the Future

Festival of Ambitious Ideas showcases some of the innovative businesses and initiatives in Canberra across a variety of sectors.

The theme for this event will be ‘Lessons from the Future’. Our speakers will look at some of the future trends such as the role of information and ideas in fuelling the global economy; the bioeconomy and the impact of biotechnology; personalisation; the changing nature of organisations and leadership; being a global citizen; safety and security; disruptive technology and the changing nature of learning and education.

The Festival of Ambitious Ideas follows the Ignite format where twelve speakers only have 5 minutes each to present their ideas and ‘ignite’ the audience. In a little over an hour, guests are treated to a range of different ideas and perspectives.

The event is designed to be fast-paced, informal and fun with opportunities to network and explore topics further after the presentations.

23 Aug 17Alastair Swayne Theatre - Brindabella Conference Centre 33 & 35 Brindabella Circuit Majura, ACT 2609$35-$55 View Details

Starting Your Facebook Business Page From Scratch

Social media is a level playing field, it costs you nothing to get started so big and small businesses can get the same exposure.

In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Starting at your personal page, create your business page from scratch
  • Brand your page with a cover and profile photo
  • What to include in the company outline and navigation tabs
  • Finding your audience and how to connect from your business not your personal page
  • Ideas for posts and how to save time by scheduling
  • How to attach photos, videos and hyperlinks
  • An overview of the admin and settings functions

Pre-requisite:

  • Must already have a Facebook personal page
  • Essential you bring along your laptop and mouse (tablets and mobile phones are not acceptable, the features/functions are not consistent for group training)
  • Load to your computer your logo and 12+ photos that depict your business, products, services, people, topics
1 Sep 17Business Foundations Rockingham 33 Crompton Road #15 Rockingham, WA 6168$110 View Details

49 Ways to Grow Your Retail Business

Growth strategies for the retail sector

The digital landscape has become a very cluttered marketplace and it’s harder than ever for you to get heard.

Our retail marketing experts have put together the ultimate list of the top 49 low cost to no cost digital marketing strategies to grow your retail business. We’ll share our secrets in a two hour workshop where we’ll guide you through 49 ways to grow your retail business.

This workshop will cover:

  • In-store and online marketing tips
  • How to grow your business by becoming more accessible and inclusive
  • Leveraging holidays in your email campaigns
  • Reducing cart abandonment rates
  • How to capitalise on the trends in social media marketing

Speakers:

Jo-Jo Burke
Senior Marketing Consultant

Jo-Jo is a Marketing Consultant with a passion for creating, implementing and executing marketing strategies to successfully reach a target audience. She prides herself on her commitment to innovation and has the ability to identify points of differentiation to creatively promote and capture brand presence within varies channels and industries. She is driven by results and thinks outside the square to offer a uniqueness to the market that competitors have yet to venture.

Samantha Singer
Marketing Consultant

An all-round marketer, Samantha has a wealth of experience gained from working across the retail, telco, member services and legal industries. She has a passion for copy writing and enjoys working on integrated marketing solutions. Sam’s strength lies in her attention to detail and efficiency.

Sean Willenberg
Disability Inclusion Promotions Officer

Sean assists, guides and informs businesses on how they can create workplaces and communities that promote inclusion and remove barriers that may prevent people with disability from being able to participate and contribute to their workplace and the community as equal members of society.

This workshop is ideal for:

  • Retailers
  • Sole Traders
  • Marketing team members

 

4 Oct 17Canterbury Bankstown Business Advisory Service Ground Floor, 66-72 Rickard Rd Bankstown, NSW 2200$35-$40 View Details
 
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