Small Business Workshops

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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.

 

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.

  • Date: Wednesday May 1, 2019
  • Time: 6pm-8pm
  • Cost: $20
  • Register here

The Outlook: What’s Going to happen next in Greater Bendigo?

Join Be.Bendigo for an informative evening with key Greater Bendigo organisations - the City of Greater Bendigo, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, Coliban Water and VicRoads. You will benefit from insight and discussion which will support your business to find new opportunities, understand what is happening locally - from market research, developments and investment, then connect with those who can help your business take on the important next steps.

  • Date: Tuesday May 7, 2019
  • Time: 5.30pm-7.30pm
  • Cost: $15-$25
  • Register here

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.

  • Date: Wednesday May 29, 2019
  • Time: 6pm-8pm
  • Cost: $20
  • 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

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

 

One-day ANZ Business Growth Seminar

Designed for business owners who want to learn about the different stages of company growth, and how you can lead your company from one stage of growth to the next.

  • Date: Thursday August 22, 2019
  • Time: 8.30am-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

 

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

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