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Grants, Tendering and Procurement (Port Hedland)

Grants, Tendering and Procurement (Port Hedland)

Mar 28, 5:30pm - Mar 28, 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 meetings 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.

#Pilbara #PortHedland
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7 interested  ·  1 going
How to Write a Business Plan (Carnarvon)

How to Write a Business Plan (Carnarvon)

Apr 2, 5:00pm - Apr 2, 7:00pm

Central Regional TAFE - Carnarvon

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’. 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. Presenter The workshop will be presented by Business Local's Mid West & Gascoyne Business Advisor, Mike Purslow. Mike has extensive experience and knowledge in small business, finance and local community. Mike has owned several small business in the Gascoyne/Midwest since 1993 and prior to that was in the banking industry for 20 years. You can find out more at https://www.rsmbusinesslocal.com.au/gascoyne/ Refreshments and nibbles provided. #Gascoyne... See MoreSee Less

2 interested
Navigating Facebook for Business (Wagin)

Navigating Facebook for Business (Wagin)

Apr 3, 5:30pm - Apr 3, 7:00pm

Wagin Community Resource Centre
46/48 Tudhoe Street
Wagin, WA  6315 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 or iPad and work through Facebook for business in a relaxed class environment.

Get tips on optimum Page set-up and ongoing engagement to maximise your reach and attract new clients and customers.

Presenter
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Business Local advisor, Navah Kerr is an award winning sales and customer service manager, who has operated small businesses in a number of Regional towns including a homewares and gift shop in York that she has been running for 2 years. Navah has a great understanding of the challenges which are faced in the Wheatbelt.

Presented in partnership with Wagin Community Resource Centre

Refreshments and nibblies provided.

#Wheatbelt #Wagin
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1 interested  ·  1 going
Navigating Facebook for Business (Toodyay)

Navigating Facebook for Business (Toodyay)

Apr 9, 2:00pm - Apr 9, 4:00pm

Toodyay Community Resource Centre
111 Stirling Tce
Toodyay, WA  6566 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 work through Facebook for business in a relaxed class environment. Get tips on optimium Page set-up and ongoing engagement to maximise your reach and attract new clients and customers. 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. Refreshments and nibblies provided. #Wheatbelt #Toodyay... See MoreSee Less

10 interested  ·  2 going
How to Write a Submission for the Business Excellence Awards (Geraldton)

How to Write a Submission for the Business Excellence Awards (Geraldton)

Apr 10, 12:00pm - Apr 10, 2:00pm+1Apr 11, 5:00pm - Apr 11, 7:00pm

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

Congratulations! You've been nominated for the Mid West Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business Excellence Awards (BEA). This FREE workshop will guide you to write an award winning submission. RSM - Business Local advisors, Mike Purslow and Jen Hanrahan will go through each of the questions in the awards submission and provide useful tips and sample answers to set you on the right track to write a winning entry. Entering business awards is not just about winning though. Just the process of entering gives you the opportunity to stand back, take a good look at your business from an outsider’s point of view, and make some important changes as needed - from planning and marketing through to your financials. If selected as a finalist, your business will benefit from widespread promotion. And as a winner, you can boost customer confidence by displaying the BEA 2019 winners logo in your promotional material. You’ll receive a practical workbook, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and book a follow-up 1-on-1 advice session. #MidWest #Geraldton... See MoreSee Less

6 interested
How to Write a Business Plan (Dalwallinu)

How to Write a Business Plan (Dalwallinu)

Apr 10, 5:30pm - Apr 10, 7:30pm

Dalwallinu Community Resource Centre
Dalwallinu Discovery Centre - Johnston St
Dalwallinu, WA  6609 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 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 Dalwallinu Central Community Resource Centre. RSVP is essential. #Wheatbelt #Dalwallinu... See MoreSee Less

4 interested  ·  2 going
Small Business Financial Management & Growth (Tom Price)

Small Business Financial Management & Growth (Tom Price)

Apr 20, 1:00pm - Apr 20, 4:00pm

Nintirri Centre
Central Road
Tom Price, WA  6751 Map

This FREE workshop will provide small business owners with information on how to manage finances and make confident and informed decisions.

Running a small 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.

Presented by RSM Business Local - Business Advisor, Ren Mullane, 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

- pathways to growing your business.

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

You are advised to bring a calculator with you.

About the Presenter

Renuga (“Ren”) is a qualified accounting and finance professional with experience assisting businesses over a wide range of industries during the last 20 years. Ren is skilled in strategy and business planning, accounting and taxation matters. She is also passionate about the Pilbara community and an active member of a range of local sporting, legal and cultural community organisations.

RSVP is Essential.

#Pilbara #TomPrice
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2 interested
Digital Marketing Essentials (Tom Price)

Digital Marketing Essentials (Tom Price)

Apr 20, 5:00pm - Apr 20, 8:00pm

Nintirri Centre
Central Road
Tom Price, WA  6751 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

About the Presenter

Renuga (“Ren”) is a qualified accounting and finance professional with experience assisting businesses over a wide range of industries during the last 20 years. Ren is skilled in strategy and business planning, accounting and taxation matters. She is also passionate about the Pilbara community and an active member of a range of local sporting, legal and cultural community organisations.

RSVP is Essential.

#Pilbara #TomPrice
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Digital Marketing Essentials (Paraburdoo)

Digital Marketing Essentials (Paraburdoo)

Apr 21, 12:00pm - Apr 21, 3:00pm

Paraburdoo Inn
Cnr Rocklea and Tom Price Road
Paraburdoo, WA  6754 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

About the Presenter

Renuga (“Ren”) is a qualified accounting and finance professional with experience assisting businesses over a wide range of industries during the last 20 years. Ren is skilled in strategy and business planning, accounting and taxation matters. She is also passionate about the Pilbara community and an active member of a range of local sporting, legal and cultural community organisations.

RSVP is Essential.

#Pilbara #Paraburdoo
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Navigating Facebook for Business (Brookton)

Navigating Facebook for Business (Brookton)

May 1, 6:00pm - May 1, 8:00pm

Brookton Community Resource Centre
89 Robinson Road
Brookton, WA  6306 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 or iPad and work through Facebook for business in a relaxed class environment. Get tips on optimum Page set-up and ongoing engagement to maximise your reach and attract new clients and customers. Presenter ----------- Business Local advisor, Navah Kerr is an award winning sales and customer service manager, who has operated small businesses in a number of Regional towns including a homewares and gift shop in York that she has been running for 2 years. Navah has a great understanding of the challenges which are faced in the Wheatbelt. Presented in partnership with Brookton Community Resource Centre Refreshments and nibblies provided. #Wheatbelt #Brookton... See MoreSee Less

1 interested