Small Business Workshops

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Starting a Business (Geraldton)

Starting a Business (Geraldton)

Jan 30, 9:00am - Jan 30, 12:00pm

Mid West Chamber of Commerce and Industry- MWCCI

FREE workshop for anyone thinking about starting their own business, or who already has a business but is open to new ideas. Starting a business is an exciting time but it comes with a variety of challenges that can be hard to navigate if you don't know what to expect. This workshop will take you through the things all new business owners must do before starting to trade - in order to survive and thrive. You’ll cover the key steps; from initial assessment of viability, to financing your idea, branding and identifying sales opportunities. You’ll also receive lots of hints and tips on where to find more detailed information and advice on how to start a business. This presentation covers: - the essentials of starting your own business - key steps to launching your business - assess your business idea - build your business plan - choose your business structure - legal obligations - build your support team - figure out your finances - market your business You'll receive a practical workbook, which includes an 'Are you ready?' checklist, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and book a follow-up 1-on-1 advice session. Presenters The workshop will be presented by Business Local's Mid West team of Business Advisors, David Boyes, Jen Hanrahan and Mike Purrslow. Together they have advised hundreds of small businesses on all aspects of starting and running their businesses. Between them they have expertise in planning, finance, accounting, leasing, staffing, eCommerce, IT and marketing. You can find out more at https://www.rsmbusinesslocal.com.au/mid-west/ Refreshments and nibblies provided. #MidWest #Geraldton... See MoreSee Less

24 interested  ·  11 going
Starting a Business (Port Hedland)

Starting a Business (Port Hedland)

Jan 31, 5:30pm - Jan 31, 8:30pm

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

FREE workshop for anyone thinking about starting their own business, or who already has a business but is open to new ideas.

You’ll cover the key steps; from initial assessment and looking at your suitability to run a business, to financing your idea, and identifying sales opportunities.

You’ll also receive lots of hints and tips on where to find more detailed information and advice on how to start a business.

Program
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Presented by RSM Business Local Advisor, Ren Mullane, this workshop covers:

- the essentials of starting your own business
- key steps to launching your business
- assess your business idea
- build your business plan
- choose your business structure
- legal obligations
- build your support team
- figure out your finances
- market your business

You'll receive a practical workbook, which includes an 'Are you ready?' checklist, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and book a follow-up 1-on-1 advice session.

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Digital Marketing Essentials (Gingin)

Digital Marketing Essentials (Gingin)

Feb 12, 10:00am - Feb 12, 12:30pm

Gingin District Community Resource Centre
1A Lily King Place
Gingin, WA  6503 Map

This FREE small business workshop looks at a range of digital marketing options, including social media, email marketing and blogging to help you understand what would work for your business. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TripAdvisor - names you've likely heard, but do you know how to use these rapidly growing platforms to promote your business and engage with current and potential customers? 69% of Australian internet users have a social media profile, with 50% of them checking it daily. If you're not connecting with customers through these channels, your competition will be. Who's it for ------------- This is the ideal starting point if you’re feeling overwhelmed by social media. Or perhaps you’ve set up your Facebook page and aren’t getting the results you expected. This is an entry level workshop for people with little or no understanding of social media, or for those who are currently only using it in their personal lives. Program ---------- This presentation covers: - the best social media platforms to use for your customers - how often to post - in-depth looks at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram - ideas for creating content - an introduction to blogging - email marketing - mobile marketing - understanding online review sites. Presenter ---------- Business Local advisor, Willy Regan 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 Gingin District Community Resource Centre. Refreshments and nibblies provided. #Wheatbelt #WheatbeltWorkshop... See MoreSee Less

29 interested  ·  6 going
Marketing Your Business (Geraldton)

Marketing Your Business (Geraldton)

Feb 19, 5:00pm - Feb 19, 7:30pm+1Feb 20, 9:00am - Feb 20, 11:30am

Mid West Chamber of Commerce & Industry
130A Flores Road
Webberton, WA  6530 Map

This FREE workshop will provide start-ups and small business owners with the knowledge and tools to develop an effective marketing plan to build a customer base, increase sales and ensure a sustainable business. 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 online and off-line environments), so it’s essential that your message is the one that ‘cuts through’. Who's it for? 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. You can register for either a morning session or an evening session to suit your schedule. Program Presented by RSM Business Local - Business Advisor, Jen Hanrahan, this workshop covers: - market research - identifying what makes your business unique - developing your brand - an overview of a range of marketing channels (offline and online) - 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 and book a follow-up 1-on-1 advice session. About the Presenter Jen Hanrahan has over 20 years experience in marketing and communication roles across Australia in government, not-for-profit and business. Before joining Business Local, Jen owned and ran Blaze Digital, a successful web design and online marketing consultancy in Geraldton which helped over 100 small businesses to launch and grow online. Refreshments and nibblies provided. #MidWest #Geraldton... See MoreSee Less

5 interested
Starting a Business (Narrogin)

Starting a Business (Narrogin)

Feb 20, 5:30pm - Feb 20, 7:30pm

Dryandra Country Visitor Centre
Cnr of Park and Fairway Sts
Narrogin, WA  6312 Map

FREE workshop for anyone thinking about starting their own business, or who already has a business but is open to new ideas. You’ll cover the key steps; from initial assessment and looking at your suitability to run a business, to financing your idea, and identifying sales opportunities. You’ll also receive lots of hints and tips on where to find more detailed information and advice on how to start a business. Program This presentation covers: - the essentials of starting your own business - key steps to launching your business - assess your business idea - build your business plan - choose your business structure - legal obligations - build your support team - figure out your finances - market your business You'll receive a practical workbook, which includes an 'Are you ready?' checklist, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions. Presenter Business Local advisor, Willy Regan 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. Refreshments and nibblies provided. #Wheatbelt #Narrogin... See MoreSee Less

Digital Marketing Essentials (Toodyay)

Digital Marketing Essentials (Toodyay)

Feb 26, 2:00pm - Feb 26, 4:00pm

Toodyay CRC
111 Stirling Terrace
Toodyay, WA  6566 Map

This FREE workshop looks at a range of digital marketing options, including social media, email marketing and blogging to help you understand what would work for your business. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TripAdvisor - names you've likely heard, but do you know how to use these rapidly growing platforms to promote your business and engage with current and potential customers? 69% of Australian internet users have a social media profile, with 50% of them checking it daily. If you're not connecting with customers through these channels, your competition will be. PROGRAM This presentation covers: - The best social media platforms to use for your customers - How often to post - In-depth looks at Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram - Ideas for creating content - An introduction to blogging - Email marketing - Mobile marketing - Understanding online review sites Presenter ---------- Business Local advisor, Willy Regan 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 Toodyay Community Resource Centre. Refreshments and nibblies provided. #Wheatbelt #Toodyay #wheatbeltworkshop... See MoreSee Less

14 interested  ·  2 going