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Facebook Essentials for Small Business (Newman)

Facebook Essentials for Small Business (Newman)

Sep 24, 9:00am - Sep 24, 12:00pm

Newman Hotel1401 Newman DriveNewman, WA6753 Map

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

Bring your laptop and mobile phone to work through Facebook for business in a relaxed, small class environment. Computers are also available at the CRC. Get and share tips on optimum Page set-up and ongoing engagement to maximise your reach and attract new clients and customers.

Workshop Outline

1. Facebook Overview - how it works and key stats

2. Page Set-up - checklist

3. Industry Specific Page Settings

4. Page Management - managing notifications, messages, comments, reviews and insights

5. Growing Your Page Likers/Followers

6. Posting - why, how and what your business should post.

7. Facebook Advertising - brief overview

** Registration via Eventbrite is essential to secure your place **

#Pilbara #Newman
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4 interested
Writing a Business Plan for Small Business (Port Hedland)

Writing a Business Plan for Small Business (Port Hedland)

Sep 26, 5:30pm - Sep 26, 8:30pm

Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce Inc18 Edgar StreetPort Hedland, WA6721 Map

Effective business planning can be the key to your success. A business plan can help you secure finance, prioritise your efforts and evaluate opportunities.

It may initially seem like a lot of work; however a well prepared business plan can save you time and money in the long run.

This workshop covers:

- Understanding the importance of a business plan
- 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
- What are PEST factors
- Maslow vs Herzberg's Theory

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

Workshop Facilitator
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Ren Mullane is a qualified accounting and finance professional (CPA, IPA Fellow) with experience servicing businesses from a wide range of industries in tax, insolvency, business planning, strategic planning and business development.

RSVP Essential.

#Pilbara #PortHedland
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15 interested  ·  5 going
Digital Marketing Essentials (Geraldton)

Digital Marketing Essentials (Geraldton)

Oct 8, 9:30am - Oct 8, 12:30pm

RSM Australia12 Bayly StreetGeraldton, WA6530 Map

This FREE workshop for small businesses 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 probably 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 competitors will be.

Who's it for
This workshop 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 workshop 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.

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

Presenter
Business Local advisor, Jen Hanrahan has specialised in digital marketing 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 #Geraldton
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7 interested  ·  2 going
Facebook Essentials for Small Business (Goomalling)

Facebook Essentials for Small Business (Goomalling)

Oct 8, 2:00pm - Oct 8, 4:00pm

Goomalling CRC55 Railway TerraceGoomalling, WA6460 Map

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

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

Workshop Outline

1. Facebook Overview - how it works and key stats

2. Page Set-up - checklist

3. Industry Specific Page Settings

4. Page Management - managing notifications, messages, comments, reviews and insights

5. Growing Your Page Likers/Followers

6. Posting - why, how and what your business should post.

7. Facebook Advertising - brief overview

* Registration via Eventbrite is essential to secure your place *

Workshop Facilitator

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.

#Wheatbelt #Goomalling
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Writing a Business Plan (Gingin)

Writing a Business Plan (Gingin)

Oct 9, 10:00am - Oct 9, 12:00pm

Gingin District Community Resource Centre1A Lily King PlaceGingin, WA6503 Map

This FREE workshop for small business owners and start-ups will give you the know-how to build a business plan that sets you 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’.

Who it's for
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Anyone who is:
- in the early stages of starting their business
- needs to secure external funding
- 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 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.

Presented in partnership with Gingin District Community Resource Centre.

RSVP is essential.

#Wheatbelt #Gingin
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6 interested  ·  2 going
Facebook Essentials for Small Business (Onslow)

Facebook Essentials for Small Business (Onslow)

Oct 15, 9:00am - Oct 15, 12:00pm

Onslow Beach ResortCnr Second Ave & Third StOnslow, WA6710 Map

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

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

Workshop Outline

1. Facebook Overview - how it works and key stats

2. Page Set-up - checklist

3. Industry Specific Page Settings

4. Page Management - managing notifications, messages, comments, reviews and insights

5. Growing Your Page Likers/Followers

6. Posting - why, how and what your business should post.

7. Facebook Advertising - brief overview

** Registration via Eventbrite is essential to secure your place **

#Pilbara #Onslow
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Understanding Business Financials (Port Hedland)

Understanding Business Financials (Port Hedland)

Oct 24, 5:30pm - Oct 24, 8:30pm

Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce Inc18 Edgar StPort Hedland, WA6721 Map

It is essential to be able to understand the financial health of your business, without relying solely on your accountant.

This free workshop will show you how to develop ‘snapshot’ measures (key performance indicators) of your business progress to make sure it stays on track. It will also provide you with a good understanding of your financial essentials so that you will know the right questions to ask your accountant.

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

It will also be useful for business owners who want to be better equipped to spot financial problems or areas of concern.


Program
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This workshop covers the following topics:

- how to read a profit and loss statement
- knowing the difference between margin and mark-up
- understanding a balance sheet
- tracking key performance indicators
- knowing your net cash position
- the importance of managing cash flow.

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

You are advised to bring a calculator with you.


Workshop Facilitator
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Ren Mullane is a qualified accounting and finance professional (CPA, IPA Fellow) with experience servicing businesses from a wide range of industries in tax, insolvency, business planning, strategic planning and business development.

RSVP Essential.

#Pilbara #PortHedland
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3 interested