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City of Greater Bendigo is proud to present a number of workshops and events to support small business.  The following provides a list of opportunities to assist in the expansion of your business or business idea.  Bookings are essential and can be completed through following the links below.

 

Bendigo Next Conference – Tourism

Tourism Conference facilitate by Bendigo Tourism.

  • Date: Monday February 18, 2019
  • Time: 9am-4.30pm
  • Cost: $150
  • Register here

Record Keeping (GST Registered)

Designed for small business owners who want to learn how to keep records - to claim all entitled deductions and are registered for GST or, who are thinking of registering for GST.

  • Date: Thursday March 7, 2019
  • Time: 10am-12 Noon
  • Cost: free
  • Register here  

Record Keeping (Non GST Registered)

Designed for small business owners who want to learn how to keep records to claim all entitled deductions and are not registered for GST.

  • Date: Thursday March 7, 2019
  • Time: 1.30pm-3.30pm
  • Cost: free
  • Register here

Small Business Bus

Delivered by experts from the Small Business Mentoring Service, the on board mentoring sessions can help you to identify a clear direction for your business, discuss key issues and priorities, and develop an action plan to achieve your goals.

  • Date: Monday March 25, 2019
  • Location: Lansell Square car park, Kangaroo Flat
  • Time: Book into an individual session via the link below
  • Cost: free
  • Register here
  • Date: Tuesday March 26, 2019
  • Location: Hargreaves Mall, Bendigo
  • Time: Book into an individual session via the link below
  • Cost: free
  • Register here
  • Date: Wednesday March 27, 2019
  • Location: 16 Howard Street, Epsom
  • Time: Book into an individual session via the link below
  • Cost: free
  • Register here
  • Date: Thursday March 28, 2019
  • Location: High Street, Heathcote
  • Time: Book into an individual session via the link below
  • Cost: free
  • Register here

Single Touch Payroll

Designed for small business owners who want to understand payroll tax and super reporting obligations as an employer, using the streamlined Single Touch Payroll.

Tax Essentials for Small Business

Designed for small business owners who want to understand business structures and their different rules, tax rates and obligations; tax and non-tax business registrations; allowable deductions, including motor vehicle deductions, depreciation and home-based business expenses; annual and quarterly reporting requirements; record keeping principles; and where to go for help and information when needed.

  • Date: Thursday April 14, 2019
  • Time: 10am-12 Noon
  • Cost: free
  • Register here

Exporting Ag Tech to the America’s – Market Briefing and Networking Lunch

This event will provide regional Ag Tech sector businesses with the opportunity to hear from Victorian Government, Trade and Investment, Trade Director, Brian Carnahan who is working in the US, based in San Francisco.  Brian can provide valuable market insights to help your business better understand the market. The Australian Government TradeStart Advisor Dean Freeman will also be on hand to provide practical advice to support new and existing exporters and give an insight into the services available to help with the export journey.

  • Date: Wednesday February 13, 2019
  • Time: 10.30am-12 Noon
  • Cost: Free
  • Register here

Export Capability Workshop for SME’s

This workshop will provide regional Small to Medium Enterprises (SME’s) with an understanding of what they need to do to become ‘export ready’ and some of the resources and support available, to assist along the way.  The interactive workshop will take you through the Business Evaluation process delivered by the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Program.

  • Date: Friday March 8, 2019
  • Time: 9am-2pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Register here

Growing Fresh Horticultural Produce Export Opportunities

This workshop will provide regional producers of horticultural products with an insight into new opportunities for fresh produce exports and relevant market information.  The workshop may include presentations from Monash Food Innovation Centre, Trade Victoria and TradeStart.

  • Date: Tuesday April 2, 2019
  • Time: 11am-2pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Register here

Introduction to Growing a Global Business (mini MOOC)

Designed for Australian business owners looking to expand their business to a global market.  This free online course offers an introductory overview of how to grow a global business (Module 1 of 11 only).

  • Date:- Register Online - commence when registered
  • Time:- Approximately 2 hours (1 module)
  • Cost:- Free
  • Register here

Growing a Global Business

Designed for Australian business owners looking to expand their business to a global market.  This online course includes, the benefits of going global, exploring how to select the right market, the legal and freight/logistics considerations you need to cover, along with financing, marketing, staffing and how to pitch your business for international success.

  • Date:- Register Online - commence when registered
  • Time:- Approximately 15 - 20 hours (11 modules)
  • Cost:- $540
  • Register here

 

 

Create Marketing Campaigns with MailChimp

Designed for small business owners who want to understand email marketing and its place in small business; learn how to create professional email marketing campaigns, connect with customers - and stay connected!

  • Date: Tuesday May 21, 2019
  • Time: 1.30pm-4.30pm
  • Cost: $55
  • Register here

Digital Marketing Essentials

Designed for small business owners who want to learn about the various - and most effective - ways to market online; develop their digital marketing skills; and, walk away with practical knowledge and the confidence to start marketing!

  • Date: Tuesday May 28, 2019
  • Time: 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Cost: $55
  • Register here

Engage Real Followers on Instagram 

Designed for small business owners who want to start an Instagram for visual small businesses; setting up an appealing Instagram account; establish a recognisable, desirable brand; gain strong, relevant following; and, rules and etiquette - how and how not to behave on Instagram.

  • Date: Tuesday May 21, 2019
  • Time: 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Cost: $55
  • Register here

Facebook Simplified

Designed for small business owners who want to develop better social media comprehension, set up their own Facebook page effectively; and, increase engagement with their audience.

  • Date: Tuesday May 14, 2019
  • Time: 1.30pm-4.30pm
  • Cost: $55
  • Register here

Social Media Marketing 101

Designed for small business owners who want to learn about the various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram); create and optimise social media profiles/pages for their business; and, walk away with practical knowledge and the confidence to use social media.

  • Date: Tuesday May 14, 2019
  • Time: 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Cost: $55
  • Register here

Improve Cyber Security for Small Business

Designed for small business owners who want to learn about cyber security and improving their systems.

  • Date: Tuesday June 4, 2019
  • Time: 1.30pm-4.30pm
  • Cost: $55
  • Register here

Simple Steps to Build a Website

Designed for small business owners who want to learn about building a website.

  • Date: Tuesday June 4, 2019
  • Time: 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Cost: $55
  • Register here

Enhance Business Efficiency with the Cloud

Designed for small business owners who want to learn about the cloud and how they can use this to drive efficiency through their business.

  • Date: Tuesday May 28, 2019
  • Time: 1.30pm-4.30pm
  • Cost: $55
  • Register here

Exporting Ag Tech to the America’s – Market Briefing and Networking Lunch

This event will provide regional Ag Tech sector businesses with the opportunity to hear from Victorian Government, Trade and Investment, Trade Director, Brian Carnahan who is working in the US, based in San Francisco.  Brian can provide valuable market insights to help your business better understand the market. The Australian Government TradeStart Advisor Dean Freeman will also be on hand to provide practical advice to support new and existing exporters and give an insight into the services available to help with the export journey.

  • Date: Wednesday February 13, 2019
  • Time: 10.30am-12 Noon
  • Cost: Free
  • Register here

Export Capability Workshop for SME’s

This workshop will provide regional Small to Medium Enterprises (SME’s) with an understanding of what they need to do to become ‘export ready’ and some of the resources and support available, to assist along the way.  The interactive workshop will take you through the Business Evaluation process delivered by the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Program.

  • Date: Friday March 8, 2019
  • Time: 9am-2pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Register here

Growing Fresh Horticultural Produce Export Opportunities

This workshop will provide regional producers of horticultural products with an insight into new opportunities for fresh produce exports and relevant market information.  The workshop may include presentations from Monash Food Innovation Centre, Trade Victoria and TradeStart.

  • Date: Tuesday April 2, 2019
  • Time: 11am-2pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Register here

Developing Wine Product Premiums in Export Markets Workshop

This hands-on workshop will provide insights into how Asian consumers react to Australian wine, the underlying reasons driving increase consumption of Australian wines and how winemakers can profit from this growing opportunity.  It will teach participants how to use innovation and premiumisation tools to increase profits by establishing a unique value proposition and narrative, effectively develop new products and services and apply luxury (premiumisation) business strategy through selling to consumer’s emotional needs. The workshop will be facilitated through CSIRO and Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Program.

  • Date: Tuesday May 28, 2019
  • Time: 10.30am-3pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Register here

 

Innovation Road Trip

This event will involve a bus trip to Melbourne to explore the FIAL and CSIRO facilities and discover what they can offer in regards to innovation and research and development within the food and beverage sector. i.e. new product testing and development, small pilot runs, support to bring new products to market.

  • Date: Wednesday May 8, 2019
  • Time: 8am-5pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Register here

 

Small Business Bus

Delivered by experts from the Small Business Mentoring Service, the on board mentoring sessions can help you to identify a clear direction for your business, discuss key issues and priorities, and develop an action plan to achieve your goals.

  • Date: Monday March 25, 2019
  • Location: Lansell Square car park, Kangaroo Flat
  • Time: Book into an individual session via the link below
  • Cost: free
  • Register here
  • Date: Tuesday March 26, 2019
  • Location: Hargreaves Mall, Bendigo
  • Time: Book into an individual session via the link below
  • Cost: free
  • Register here
  • Date: Wednesday March 27, 2019
  • Location: 16 Howard Street, Epsom
  • Time: Book into an individual session via the link below
  • Cost: free
  • Register here
  • Date: Thursday March 28, 2019
  • Location: High Street, Heathcote
  • Time: Book into an individual session via the link below
  • Cost: free
  • Register here

Employer Essentials for Small Business

Designed for small business owners who want to learn about tax and super obligations as an employer; hiring workers PAYG withholding annual reports and payment summaries; report fringe benefits; and, taxable payments reporting.

  • Date: Wednesday June 12, 2019
  • Time: 1pm-2.30pm
  • Cost: free
  • Register here

Record Keeping (GST Registered)

Designed for small business owners who want to learn how to keep records - to claim all entitled deductions and are registered for GST or, who are thinking of registering for GST.

  • Date: Thursday March 7, 2019
  • Time: 10am-12 Noon
  • Cost: free
  • Register here  
  • Date: Thursday June 13, 2019
  • Time: 10am-12 Noon
  • Cost: free
  • Register here
  • Date: Wednesday September 18, 2019
  • Time: 10am-12 Noon
  • Cost: free
  • Register here

Record Keeping (Non GST Registered)

Designed for small business owners who want to learn how to keep records to claim all entitled deductions and are not registered for GST.

  • Date: Thursday March 7, 2019
  • Time: 1.30pm-3.30pm
  • Cost: free
  • Register here
  • Date: Thursday June 13, 2019
  • Time: 1.30pm-3.30pm
  • Cost: free
  • Register here
  • Date: Wednesday September 18, 2019
  • Time: 1.30pm-3.30pm
  • Cost: free
  • Register here

Single Touch Payroll

Designed for small business owners who want to understand payroll tax and super reporting obligations as an employer, using the streamlined Single Touch Payroll.

  • Date: Wednesday June 12, 2019
  • Time: 10am-11am
  • Cost: free
  • Register here 
  • Date: Thursday September 19, 2019
  • Time: 2pm-3pm
  • Cost: free
  • Register here

Tax Essentials for Small Business

Designed for small business owners who want to understand business structures and their different rules, tax rates and obligations; tax and non-tax business registrations; allowable deductions, including motor vehicle deductions, depreciation and home-based business expenses; annual and quarterly reporting requirements; record keeping principles; and where to go for help and information when needed.

  • Date: Thursday April 14, 2019
  • Time: 10am-12 Noon
  • Cost: free
  • Register here
  • Date: Wednesday June 12, 2019
  • Time: 5pm-7pm
  • Cost: free
  • Register here
  • Date: Thursday September 19, 2019
  • Time: 10am-12 Noon
  • Cost: free
  • Register here

Bendigo Next Conference – Tourism

Tourism Conference facilitate by Bendigo Tourism.

  • Date: Monday February 18, 2019
  • Time: 9am-4.30pm
  • Cost: $150
  • Register here

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