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How to Write a Business Plan (Northam)

How to Write a Business Plan (Northam)

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

Northam Chamber of Commerce160 Fitzgerald StNortham, WA6401 Map Business plans ...

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
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#Wheatbelt #Northam
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16 interested  ·  5 going
Facebook Essentials for Small Business (Koorda)

Facebook Essentials for Small Business (Koorda)

Jul 14, 6:00pm - Jul 14, 8:30pm

Koorda Recreation Centre

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

#Wheatbelt #Koorda
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3 interested  ·  4 going
Starting a Business (Geraldton)

Starting a Business (Geraldton)

Jul 17, 9:00am - Jul 17, 11:00am

RSM Australia12 Bayly StreetGeraldton, WA6530 Map If you're ...

If you're thinking about starting a business, but don't know where to begin, this FREE presentation will take you through the essentials.

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:
-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.

#MidWest #Geraldton
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9 interested  ·  2 going
LUNCH+LEARN: Branding with Canva (Port Hedland)

LUNCH+LEARN: Branding with Canva (Port Hedland)

Jul 21, 12:00pm - Jul 21, 1:30pm

Web Business Hub18 Edgar StreetPort Hedland, WA6721 Map Learn how to use ...

Learn how to use Canva - a free tool that makes it easy to create amazing branded graphics from templates at this FREE presentation.

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

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 demonstration
-Setting Up Your Brand Kit (logo, colours, fonts)
-Choosing the right images
-Using templates
-Printing considerations.

Presenter
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Based in Karratha, Oksana is a marketing professional with experience in B2B & B2C marketing including brand development, sales promotion, customer engagement & retention; and has strong hands-on digital marketing expertise across social media, search and eCommerce.

Presented in partnership with the Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce Inc

#Pilbara #PortHedland
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11 interested  ·  7 going
How to Write a Business Plan (Wagin)

How to Write a Business Plan (Wagin)

Jul 21, 5:30pm - Jul 21, 7:30pm

Wagin Community Resource Centre46-48 Tudhoe StreetWagin, WA6315 Map Business plans ...

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

#Wheatbelt #Wagin
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3 interested
Website Planning (Geraldton)

Website Planning (Geraldton)

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

RSM Australia12 Bayly StreetGeraldton, WA6530 Map Work out what you ...

Work out what you want a website to do for your business and whether to build it yourself or hire professionals.

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 FREE 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.

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.

This workshop covers:
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- Determining your website purpose and functional requirements;

- 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 a DIY website builder;

- Developing a site map;

- Writing for the web;

- Sourcing 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 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 and eCommerce 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.

#MidWest #Geraldton
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6 interested  ·  2 going
Understanding Business Financials (Geraldton)

Understanding Business Financials (Geraldton)

Jul 31, 9:00am - Jul 31, 12:00pm

RSM Australia12 Bayly StreetGeraldton, WA6530 Map Learn how to develop...

Learn how to develop ‘snapshot’ measures (key performance indicators) of your business progress to make sure it stays on track.

Running a business means having confidence when it comes to making important financial decisions. This straight forward workshop will help you understand key financial information so you can gauge how your business is performing, make financial decisions and spot problems before they get out of hand.

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.

What we will cover
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-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.

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.

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
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7 interested  ·  1 going
Branding with Canva (Newman)

Branding with Canva (Newman)

Aug 4, 5:30pm - Aug 4, 8:00pm

Newman House, 15 Iron Ore Pde, Newman WA 6753, Australia 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.
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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 - 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.

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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Based in Karratha, Oksana is a marketing professional with experience in B2B & B2C marketing including brand development, sales promotion, customer engagement & retention; and has strong hands-on digital marketing expertise across social media, search and eCommerce.

Presented in partnership with the Newman Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

#Pilbara #Newman
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4 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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20 interested  ·  12 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
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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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12 interested  ·  5 going