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 Business Weekly

June 25 - July 01


Upcoming Events

BisNet Breakfast

Guest Speaker: John Kazanas
Attendees will have the opportunity to support 'People Helping People Nepal’ Rural Nepal Earthquake Fund. What the situation is like... watch video>>>
More info and to register CLICK HERE

BisNet Breakfast

Guest Speaker: John Kazanas

Date: Tuesday 07 July
Venue: The George Hotel, 27 Lydiard St Nth
Time: 7.00am - 9.00am

Members: $20.00
Non Members: $25.00

Details: John will be providing a highly inspiring talk on what it's like to climbing Everest. He will show you can take your organization’s people to the next level by showing them how to effectively train their mind for success, overcome their fears, build personal resilience and create positive outcomes for themselves and your organisation.

Members and Non Members: REGISTER HERE

Young Professionals Network  - Evening Event

@ Jackson’s & Co, 201 Mair Street
Keynote Speaker:

Date: Wednesday 15 July
Time:  5.30pm—8.30pm
Members: $25.00
Non Members: $40.00

Details: The start of the night will give attendees the chance to network followed by International Keynote Speaker Rachael Robertson. Finger food & 1 complimentary drink included.

Download event flyer for more information>>>

Members and Non Members: REGISTER HERE

BisNet Breakfast

Guest Speaker: Kate Torney

Date: Tuesday 04 August  
Venue: Oscars Hotel, 18 Doveton St Sth
Time: 7.00am - 9.00am

Members: $20.00
Non Members: $30.00

Details: Kate Torney became Director of News at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the national public broadcaster, in early 2009.  She is leading her executive team to reshape newsgathering and reimagine news delivery, keeping at the forfront of changing audience demands with the rapid expansion of online and mobile news.

Members and Non Members: REGISTER HERE

505 Club

Hosted by: North Ballarat Sports Club

Date: Wednesday 19 August
Venue: North Ballarat Sports Club, 729 Creswick Rd
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Members: FREE
Non Members: $16.50

Details: An evening of networking and fostering relationships to grow your business.

Members and Non Members: REGISTER HERE

Members News

Commerce Ballarat Business Achievement Award - LAST CHANCE T NOMINATE!

This award aims to recognise either an individual or a business who has contributed over many years to both business and the community as a whole. Previous winners Allan (Doug) Douglas Sarah, Barbara Hughes, Bill Flynn and Geoff Torney have set a very high standard but we know that there are many unsung heroes in our city. Nominations will be open until 5pm July 1, members can email stating in 50 words or less why they believe their nominee should be considered. Click here to view the criteria for the award.

Ballarat Winterlude

Pack your bags and beanies and bundle into the car, Winterlude has arrived in Ballarat! There’s a range of fun for young and old to be had this winter. Lace up your skates and take to real ice or enjoy the thrill of toboggan rides at the pop up ice skating rink in the CBD, and head to world-class attractions with the Ballarat Pass. For full event details CLICK HERE.

The 2015 Archibald Prize Exhibition in Ballarat

The Archibald Prize is regarded as the most important portraiture prize in Australia. Ballarat will be the exclusive interstate venue for the Prize exhibition and anticipates visitors from across Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. The Gallery expects that 45,000 visitors will visit the exhibition between 2 October and 15 November 2015. The Gallery will be open every day from 10am till 5pm and offer extended trading hours with bar service on Tuesday & Friday evenings. The Gallery will present a series of events to complement the Archibald. There will be live musical concerts and cabarets on each weekend during the Archibald Prize season.

Proven Resume Results finalist in the Australian Telstra Business Awards

Congratulations to Proven Resume Results one of 20 finalists in the Australian Telstra Business Awards. They are finalists in the Victorian Micro-Business Category and the Regional Category for 2015. "The Telstra Business Awards reward innovation and celebrate the unwavering passion of Australia’s small and medium businesses. They have poured their savings into a dream of independence and doing what they love in their own way - and they are doing it exceptionally well." For more information CLICK HERE .

What’s coming up at The George

Come along to The Lane this week to enjoy a meal from our casual dining menu while you’re settling in by The Lane’s new fireplace! Friday 3 July is a big one: their usual Friday night $1 oysters and Happy Hour in The Lane Cider Bar from 5.30pm.  There’s also free live acoustic entertainment from 6pm with Matty Chaps followed by 3rd Stone Collision from 9.30pm till late.  Plus BallaRatCat comedy's monthly comedy line up in the Lounge, Book your tickets via or ph: 5333 4866. Saturday 11 July - Geelong band, Adventure Playground will perform live in The Lounge, doors open 9pm. The Lounge turns club for a great boogie to the sounds of the DJ! Dress to impress!



Mentoring in smart businesses: Why mentoring has flourished from Ancient Greece to the Digital Age

Source: Smart Company 25 June 2015

To encourage better leadership on the job during the days of the Greek Empire, the Greeks invented mentoring, which exposed a young protégé to learning the experiences of a wise elder 'who had already been there and done that’.

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The History and Future of Operations

Source: Harvard Business Review 30 June 2015

It’s time to rethink what we mean when talk about "operations." Operations is not only about manufacturing. Operations is and has always been what gives an organization the power to act: to create value for its customers; to capture value for its shareholders; and to share value with its ecosystem.

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Australian Bureau of Statistics

3101.0 Australian Demographic Statistics, Dec 2014

5209.0.55.001 Australian National Accounts: Input-Output Tables, 2012-13

5232.0 Australian National Accounts: Finance and Wealth, Mar 2015

8155.0 Australian Industry, 2013-14

8415.0 Mining Operations, Australia, 2013-14