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How to Write a Business Plan (Kondinin)

How to Write a Business Plan (Kondinin)

Sep 20, 4:30pm - Sep 20, 6:15pm

Kondinin CRC
3-5 Gordon St
Kondinin, WA  6367 Map

This FREE workshop will provide small business owners and start-ups with the know-how to build a business plan that sets them up for success.

Business owners often wonder if they really need to write a business plan, particularly if they’re not seeking a bank loan. However, if you want to clarify your thinking, set a tone and direction for your business, and a deeper understanding of your market, the answer is certainly ‘yes you do’.

Presented by RSM Business Local - Business Advisor, Willy Regan, this workshop covers the following topics:

- what should be included in your plan and why;

- how a marketing plan fits into your business plan;

- why you need a financial strategy; and,

- how a SWOT analysis will help you identify your business opportunities.

You'll receive a practical workbook, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

About the Presenter
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Willy currently lives in York and has worked in Northam for 13 years where she owned and operated a small business. Along with five years in media and promotional marketing roles including sales and management within the Avon Valley, Willy understands the many challenges small businesses face in the region.

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Grants, Tendering and Procurement (Karratha)

Grants, Tendering and Procurement (Karratha)

Sep 20, 5:30pm - Sep 20, 8:30pm

Red Earth Arts Precinct
27 Welcome Road
Karratha, WA  6714 Map

This FREE workshop will provide small business owners and start-ups with the know-how to increase the success of your grant and tender submissions.

The excitement of coming across a new grant or tendering opportunity relevant to your business can often be overshadowed by the excessive amount of time and effort in reviewing the paperwork and producing a fitting response.

Implementing effective grant and tendering procedures for small businesses can save hours of time, and significantly increase the success rate of your submissions.

Presented by RSM Business Local - Business Advisor, Ren Mullane, this workshop covers the following topics:

- grant opportunities
- sources of grants
- procurement processes
- tender opportunities available
- collaborative bidding
- writing winning tenders
- tips to improve your tender responses.

This session includes a complimentary follow up meeting or telephone calls to assist in preparing or submitting a tender.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Renuga is a qualified accounting and finance professional (CPA, Fellow IPA) with experience servicing businesses from a wide range of industries. Skilled in tax, insolvency, business planning, strategic planning and business development, Renuga is passionate about the Pilbara community and is also an active member of a range of local sporting, legal and cultural community organisations.

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Website Planning (Geraldton)

Website Planning (Geraldton)

Sep 21, 9:30am - Sep 21, 12:30pm

RSM Geraldton
Boardroom Level 1, 12 Bayly St
Geraldton, WA  6530 Map

FREE workshop for small business owners and start-ups
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Just about every business needs a website. Even if customers don’t actually buy online, they are still doing extensive online research before making a purchase. Having a website provides the perfect opportunity for you to showcase your goods or services and to engage with current and potential customers.

Trying to decide where to start your website journey can be overwhelming. This workshop will help you to determine what you want a website to do for your business. It will also explore the options to build it yourself or to engage professionals.

As you progress through the workshop you’ll also complete a booklet that you can use as the foundation of a plan for your new website.

Who's it for?
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This workshop is for small business owners who don’t have a website but know they need one. Or for business owners that are looking for ways to improve or rework their current website.

Even if you plan to outsource the development of your website, to get a site that really meets your business needs, it is essential to know how to write a good plan and which questions to ask your developers.

Beyond being able to ‘surf the net’, no previous or technical knowledge is required to attend this workshop.

Program
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This workshop covers:

- the type of website that will best meet your business needs
- an overview of domain names, web hosting, booking and shopping systems
- the main options for website development
--- hiring professional developers
--- using templates to build your own
--- using web builder wizards
- developing a site map
- writing for the web
- creating images and graphics
- managing SEO (search engine optimisation)
- monitoring website performance.


In addition to a practical workbook, you’ll also receive a Build a Website booklet that you can use as the foundation of your new website.

You can also book a free 1-on-1 follow-up consultation/workshop with Jen to plan your website and online marketing.

Practical examples and directions of where to source online tools are provided throughout the workshop. You’ll also be able to ask questions.

You don’t need to bring a laptop or tablet with you.

Presenter
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Jen Hanrahan has specialised in digital marketing since 2005. Before joining the Business Local team, Jen owned and ran Blaze Digital – a successful web design and online marketing consultancy servicing small businesses nationally from Geraldton.

Jen has built over 100 websites for businesses across a range of industries including creative, eCommerce/retail, events & tourism, health & beauty, industrial, mining & construction trades, professional services, education, not-for-profits and corporate.

**** Places are limited. RSVP is Essential. ****

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Competing in the Digital Age (Geraldton)

Competing in the Digital Age (Geraldton)

Sep 27, 7:00am - Sep 27, 9:00am

Master Builders Association
4 Walton Close
Geraldton, WA  6530 Map

Free seminar for small, medium and start-up businesses

Join us for a breakfast seminar and immerse yourself in up-to-date, relevant and implementable business advice and strategies to help you improve and grow your business in the digital age.

Our seminar will cover maintaining competitiveness no matter what stage your business is at. We will look at how regional businesses can stay ahead by incorporating the current environment into your business strategy and plan, how you can get the best out of your marketing using the latest techniques and tools and get more out of your financial management systems and relationships.

KEY TOPICS

- The challenges of today's business environment
- Designing your business to maintain the edge
- New and emerging marketing techniques and tools
- The latest financial management tools and solutions
- Business growth strategies

There will also be time for questions and a chance to network.

WHO'S IT FOR?
This seminar is for small, medium and start-up businesses who recognise there is more they can be doing to sharpen their competitive edge, but don't have the time to do all of the research to understand the lay of the land.

PRESENTERS

Jen Hanrahan, RSM Business Local

Jen is a specialist in and has advanced knowledge of digital business solutions including WordPress websites, eCommerce, search engine optimisation (SEO), Google Ads, Facebook and social media marketing, email marketing and customer relationshop management (CRM) systems.

Steeve Poligadu, RSM Business Local

Steeve has significant experience in business management and has gained exceptional knowledge and experience running and improving businesses. Throughout his career, he has acheived success securing large contracts, increasing profitability, developing strategic plans and identifying significant client needs.

Trevor Lake, RSM Australia

Trevor is a director in the RM Geraldton office and specialises in delivering taxation solutions to his clients. He also has extensive experience providing advice on setting up self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs).

Joseph Nyemba, Bankwest

Joseph is a relationship manager with Bankwest specialising in providing banking solutions to Small and Medium Enterprises in the Mid West region.

He has diversified business and banking experience across a range of industries. Joseph understands the realities of regional businesses and works alongside them to manage cash flow and support growth.

Places are limited. RSVP is essential.

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Grants, Tendering and Procurement (Port Hedland)

Grants, Tendering and Procurement (Port Hedland)

Sep 27, 5:30pm - Sep 27, 8:30pm

Web Business Hub
18 Edgar Street
Port Hedland, WA  6721 Map

This FREE workshop will provide small business owners and start-ups with the know-how to increase the success of your grant and tender submissions.

The excitement of coming across a new grant or tendering opportunity relevant to your business can often be overshadowed by the excessive amount of time and effort in reviewing the paperwork and producing a fitting response.

Implementing effective grant and tendering procedures for small businesses can save hours of time, and significantly increase the success rate of your submissions.

Presented by RSM Business Local - Business Advisor, Ren Mullane, this workshop covers the following topics:

- grant opportunities
- sources of grants
- procurement processes
- tender opportunities available
- collaborative bidding
- writing winning tenders
- tips to improve your tender responses.

This session includes a complimentary follow up meeting or telephone calls to assist in preparing or submitting a tender.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Renuga is a qualified accounting and finance professional (CPA, Fellow IPA) with experience servicing businesses from a wide range of industries. Skilled in tax, insolvency, business planning, strategic planning and business development, Renuga is passionate about the Pilbara community and is also an active member of a range of local sporting, legal and cultural community organisations.

RSVP is Essential.

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18 interested  ·  7 going
Marketing Your Business (Narrogin)

Marketing Your Business (Narrogin)

Oct 23, 5:30pm - Oct 23, 7:30pm

Dryandra Country Visitor Centre
Corner Park and Fairway Streets
Narrogin, WA  6312 Map

FREE workshop will provide small business owners and start-ups.

Marketing involves thinking of your business in terms of customer needs and satisfaction. While selling focuses on getting people to exchange their money for your products or services, marketing is the value you give them.

Businesses only thrive by understanding their customers and using marketing strategies to meet their needs. Today’s consumers are overwhelmed by promotional ‘noise’ (in both on and off-line environments), so it’s essential that your message is the one that ‘cuts through’.

Who's it for
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This workshop is for people wanting to understand marketing basics. The focus is on what marketing actually is and how to write a marketing plan for your business. A range of off-line (traditional) marketing channels are covered, with online marketing (including websites, email and social media) referred to only briefly. Our Digital Marketing Essentials workshop covers this in more depth.

While it’s not essential to attend our How to Write a Business Plan workshop first, it is useful to have considered the overall direction of your business, before creating your marketing plan.

Program
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Presented by RSM Business Local - Business Advisor, Willy Regan, this workshop covers:

- market research
- identifying what makes your business unique
- developing your brand
- an overview of a range of marketing channels
- setting your marketing goals and budget
- keeping your loyal customers
- monitoring your marketing activities

You’ll receive a practical workbook that will help you to clarify your marketing plans, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

About the Presenter
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Willy currently lives in York and has worked in Northam for 13 years where she owned and operated a small business. Along with five years in media and promotional marketing roles including sales and management within the Avon Valley, Willy understands the many challenges small businesses face in the region.

Presented in partnership with Narrogin Chamber of Commerce and Dryandra Country Visitor Centre

RSVP is essential.

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