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Branding with Canva (Mingenew)

Branding with Canva (Mingenew)

Aug 11, 5:15pm - Aug 11, 7:45pm

Mingenew Crc50 Midlands RdMingenew, WA6522 Map FREE workshop for ...

FREE workshop for small business. Learn how to use Canva - a free tool that makes it easy to create amazing branded graphics from templates.

Registration via eventbrite is essential www.eventbrite.com.au/e/branding-with-canva-mingenew-tickets-113293846946

Want to create professional looking promotional images for social media? Or create a branded poster, flyer, menu or price list for your business?

Bring your laptop and learn how to use Canva learn how to use Canva - a free tool that makes it easy to create amazing branded graphics from templates. This beginner level presentation will help you understand the basics of branding and show you how to use Canva to maintain consistency across all media for successful brand recognition.

Pre-requisites
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You do not need a Canva account or any experience with Canva. But good computer skills are required to follow this presentation.

Program
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This workshop covers:
-Basics of branding
-Review of your business brand
-Canva overview and account set-up
-Canva demonstration
-Setting Up Your Brand Kit (logo, colours, fonts)
-Choosing the right images
-Using templates
-Printing considerations
-Create your own branded graphic.

What to Bring
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-Your laptop (we will provide free WiFi access)
-Your business branding (eg. logo, colours, fonts and photos if available) but if you don’t have these things, I can help you source them.

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

#MidWest #Mingenew
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WEBINAR: COVID-19 Commercial Tenancy Support (Pilbara)

WEBINAR: COVID-19 Commercial Tenancy Support (Pilbara)

Aug 12, 10:00am - Aug 12, 11:30am

Karratha Enterprise Hub7/18 Hedland PlaceKarratha, WA6714 Map Free webinar for ...

Free webinar for Pilbara small businesses to navigate changes to Western Australia commercial tenancy legislation and how it affects you.

During this session, we will cover:

-the operation of the WA Code of Conduct;
-commercial considerations for landlords and tenants;
-information that should accompany a request for rent relief; and
-options available when parties cannot agree.

To Register
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Registration via Eventbrite is essential to receive your webinar link.

This webinar is exclusively for small businesses located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Workshop Facilitator
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Nadine Kronk has extensive small business experience. Before joining the Business Local team, she spent 6 years working in the RSM Karratha office as an accountant. Prior to this Nadine worked in business banking for BankWest based in Karratha.

RSVP Essential.

#Pilbara
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2 interested  ·  1 going
Bookkeeping Essentials (York)

Bookkeeping Essentials (York)

Aug 13, 5:30pm - Aug 13, 7:30pm

York Community Resource Centre89 Avon TerraceYork, WA6302 Map Join us for a FREE ...

Join us for a FREE presentation where we go through bookkeeping fundamentals and the software and apps to streamline administration and harness financial reporting for your business.

Who's it for
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This is an entry level workshop for people with little or no understanding of Bookkeeping.

It will also be useful for business owners who want to ensure they are recording their financial transactions efficiently.

Or for anyone thinking about changing software or moving beyond Excel spreadsheets?

What we will cover
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-Accounts Payable & Receivable
-Payroll/Employees - including Single Touch Payroll
-GST Registration
-Common Reports
-Software overview - MYOB, Xero, Quickbooks, Wave
-Data Automation
-And More…

There will be an opportunity to ask questions or you can book a Free one-on-one follow up consultation afterwards to discuss your individual requirements.

#Wheatbelt

If you cannot make this workshop or would like 1:1 advice, please book a free consultation by calling 1800 249 562 or online at www.rsmbusinesslocal.com.au/wheatbelt
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23 interested  ·  12 going
How to Write a Business Plan (Geraldton)

How to Write a Business Plan (Geraldton)

Aug 14, 9:00am - Aug 14, 12:00pm

RSM Australia

This workshop will guide you through developing a business plan and demonstrate why proper planning is essential for any small business.

Business plans provide a strong foundation for your business and can help you identify the resources needed during set-up and operation.

Who it's for
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Anyone who:
-is in the early stages of starting their business
-needs to secure external funding (eg. loan, grants, equity investment)
-already has a business but wants to develop a plan to clarify their thinking and look for new opportunities.

No previous business knowledge is required to attend this workshop.

Program
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This workshop covers:
-what should be included in your plan and why
-how a marketing plan fits into your business plan
-why you need a financial strategy
-how a SWOT analysis will help you identify your business opportunities.

You’ll receive a practical workbook that will form a draft plan for your own business, sample business plans, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL www.eventbrite.com.au/e/how-to-write-a-business-plan-geraldton-tickets-115326504680

Presenter
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Business Local advisor, Tony Emmott has experience and knowledge of all aspects of small business. He managed Cramer and Neill in Geraldton for 7 years, then owned and operated that business for next 12 years, growing to employ over 30 staff.

#MidWest #Geraldton

If you cannot make this workshop or would like 1:1 advice, please book a free consultation by calling 1800 249 562 or online at www.rsmbusinesslocal.com.au/mid-west
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15 interested  ·  1 going
Bookkeeping Essentials (York)

Bookkeeping Essentials (York)

Aug 14, 10:00am - Aug 14, 11:30am

York Community Resource Centre89 Avon TerraceYork, WA6302 Map Learn bookkeeping ...

Learn bookkeeping & payroll fundamentals and the tools to streamline administration and harness financial reporting for your business.

Are you thinking about starting a business and wondering how to record your financial transactions?

Are you currently in business and unsure if you are using your software to its best abilities?

Or thinking about changing software or moving beyond Excel spreadsheets?
Join us for a FREE presentation where we go through bookkeeping fundamentals and the software and apps to streamline administration and harness financial reporting for your business!

Who's it for
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This is an entry level workshop for people with little or no understanding of Bookkeeping.

It will also be useful for business owners who want to ensure they are recording their financial transactions efficiently.

What we will cover
---------------------
-Accounts Payable & Receivable
-Payroll/Employees - including Single Touch Payroll
-GST Registration
-Common Reports
-Software overview - MYOB, Xero, Quickbooks, Wave
-Data Automation
-And More…

There will be an opportunity to ask questions or you can book a Free one-on-one follow up consultation afterwards to discuss your individual requirements.

#Wheatbelt

If you cannot make this workshop or would like 1:1 advice, please book a free consultation by calling 1800 249 562 or online at www.rsmbusinesslocal.com.au/wheatbelt
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22 interested  ·  5 going
Starting a Business (Toodyay)

Starting a Business (Toodyay)

Aug 25, 10:00am - Aug 25, 12:00pm

Toodyay Community Resource Centre111 Stirling TceToodyay, WA6566 Map If you're ...

If you're thinking about starting a business, but don't know where to begin, this session will take you through the essentials.
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FREE workshop for anyone thinking about starting their own business.
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.

This topic covers:
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-The essentials of starting your own business;
-Key steps to launching your business;
-Assessing your business idea;
-Building your business plan;
-Choosing your business structure;
-Legal obligations;
-Building your support team;
-Figuring out your finances;
-Marketing 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 free follow-up 1-on-1 advice session.

#Wheatbelt #Toodyay
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7 interested
How to Write a Business Plan (Brookton)

How to Write a Business Plan (Brookton)

Aug 26, 10:00am - Aug 26, 12:00pm+1Aug 26, 6:00pm - Aug 26, 8:00pm

Brookton Community Resource Centre89 Robinson RdBrookton, WA6306 Map This workshop will ...

This workshop will guide you through developing a business plan and demonstrate why proper planning is essential for any small business.

Business plans provide a strong foundation for your business and can help you identify the resources needed during set-up and operation. This session will guide you through developing a business plan and demonstrate why proper planning is an essential tool for any small business operator.

Who it's for
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Anyone who:
-is in the early stages of starting their business
-needs to secure external funding (eg. loan, grants, equity investment)
-already has a business but wants to develop a plan to clarify their thinking and look for new opportunities.
No previous business knowledge is required to attend this workshop.

Program
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This workshop covers:
-what should be included in your plan and why
-how a marketing plan fits into your business plan
-why you need a financial strategy
-how a SWOT analysis will help you identify your business opportunities.

You’ll receive a practical workbook that will form a draft plan for your own business, sample business plans, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
www.eventbrite.com.au/e/how-to-write-a-business-plan-brookton-tickets-114066901172

#Wheatbelt #Brookton
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How to Write a Business Plan (Karratha)

How to Write a Business Plan (Karratha)

Aug 27, 10:00am - Aug 27, 12:00pm

Karratha Enterprise Hub7/18 Hedland PlaceKarratha, WA6714 Map This workshop will ...

This workshop will guide you through developing a business plan and demonstrate why proper planning is essential for any small business.

Business plans provide a strong foundation for your business and can help you identify the resources needed during set-up and operation. This session will guide you through developing a business plan and demonstrate why proper planning is an essential tool for any small business operator.

Who it's for
-------------
Anyone who:
-is in the early stages of starting their business
-needs to secure external funding (eg. loan, grants, equity investment)
-already has a business but wants to develop a plan to clarify their thinking and look for new opportunities.

No previous business knowledge is required to attend this workshop.

Program
---------
This workshop covers:
-what should be included in your plan and why
-how a marketing plan fits into your business plan
-why you need a financial strategy
-how a SWOT analysis will help you identify your business opportunities.

You’ll receive a practical workbook that will form a draft plan for your own business, sample business plans, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Presenter
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Nadine Kronk has extensive small business experience. Before joining the Business Local team, she spent 6 years working in the RSM Karratha office as an accountant. Prior to this Nadine worked in business banking for BankWest based in Karratha.

#Pilbara #Karratha
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12 interested
Getting Paid on Time & Reducing Bad Debts (Geraldton)

Getting Paid on Time & Reducing Bad Debts (Geraldton)

Aug 28, 9:00am - Aug 28, 11:00am

RSM Australia12 Bayly StreetGeraldton, WA6530 Map FREE workshop for ...

FREE workshop for small businesses that invoice customers for supply of goods or services.

Chasing up late payers or non-payers can be stressful for small businesses as it impacts your cash flow and in turn, your ability to pay your own bills and wages.

This entry level presentation will give you tips and procedures for getting paid on time to reduce bad debts and outline options to recover outstanding debts.

Workshop Outline
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-Setting up terms and conditions of trade
-Payment options including structured credit
-Invoicing best practices
-Proactive cash flow management
-Debt recovery process
-Q&A

Presenter
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Business Local advisor, Tony Emmott has experience and knowledge of all aspects of small business. He managed a small business in Geraldton for 7 years, then owned and operated that business for next 12 years, growing to employ over 30 staff.

#MidWest #Geraldton

If you cannot make this workshop or would like 1:1 advice, please book a free consultation by calling 1800 249 562 or online at www.rsmbusinesslocal.com.au/mid-west
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Branding with Canva (Kalannie)

Branding with Canva (Kalannie)

Sep 2, 2:00pm - Sep 2, 4:30pm

Kalannie Community Resource Centre67 Roche StreetKalannie, WA6468 Map FREE workshop for ...

FREE workshop for small business. Learn how to use Canva - a free tool that makes it easy to create amazing branded graphics from templates.

Want to create professional looking promotional images for social media? Or create a branded poster, flyer, menu or price list for your business?

Bring your laptop and learn how to use Canva learn how to use Canva - a free tool that makes it easy to create amazing branded graphics from templates. This beginner level presentation will help you understand the basics of branding and show you how to use Canva to maintain consistency across all media for successful brand recognition.

Pre-requisites
---------------
You do not need a Canva account or any experience with Canva. But good computer skills are required to follow this presentation.

Program
---------
This workshop covers:
-Basics of branding
-Review of your business brand
-Canva overview and account set-up
-Canva demonstration
-Setting Up Your Brand Kit (logo, colours, fonts)
-Choosing the right images
-Using templates
-Printing considerations
-Create your own branded graphic.

What to Bring
---------------
-Your laptop (we will provide free WiFi access)
-Your business branding (eg. logo, colours, fonts and photos if available) but if you don’t have these things, we can help you source them.

#Wheatbelt #Kalannie
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1 interested
Facebook Essentials for Small Business (York)

Facebook Essentials for Small Business (York)

Sep 3, 5:30pm - Sep 3, 7:30pm

York Community Resource Centre89 Avon TerraceYork, WA6302 Map FREE beginner level ...

FREE beginner level workshop for small businesses who have a Facebook Page and want to optimise it with hands-on support.

Bring your laptop and work through Facebook for business in a relaxed, small class environment. Get tips on optimum Page set-up and ongoing engagement to maximise your reach and attract new clients and customers.

Workshop Outline
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-Facebook Overview - how it works and key stats
-Page Set-up - checklist
-Industry Specific Page Settings
-Page Management - managing notifications, messages, comments, reviews and insights
-Growing Your Page Likers/Followers
-Posting - why, how and what your business should post.
-Facebook Advertising - brief overview

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
www.eventbrite.com.au/e/facebook-essentials-for-small-business-york-tickets-114069444780

#Wheatbelt #York
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8 interested
Marketing Your Business (Bruce Rock)

Marketing Your Business (Bruce Rock)

Sep 9, 5:30pm - Sep 9, 7:30pm

Bruce Rock Community Resource Centre40-42 Johnson StreetBruce Rock, WA6418 Map This FREE workshop ...

This FREE workshop will give you the knowledge and tools to develop an effective marketing plan to 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'.

This FREE workshop will provide 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.

Who it's 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.

Program
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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 will receive a workbook with information and practical exercises to complete.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
#Wheatbelt #BruceRock
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6 interested  ·  2 going