August 20 - August 26
Take a look at the Winners in the 2015 Federation
Business School Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards!
Guest Speaker: Peter Gordon
Date: Tuesday 01 September
Venue: Ballarat Golf Club, 1800 Sturt Street
Time: 7.00am - 9.00am
Non Members: $30.00
Details: Currently the Director of Gordon Legal, Director of Comprehensive Legal Funding LLC and President of the Western Bulldogs since December 2012.
Members and Non Members: Registrations now closed
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Young Professionals Network
@ The Ansonia
Date: Thursday 24 September
Venue: The Ansonia, 32 Lydiard St Sth
Details: Please come along for a chat and a free coffee feel free to quickly pop in or stay longer. A great way to network in a relaxed setting.
No RSVP necessary.
Hosted by: Ballarat Community Health
Date: Thursday 8 October
Venue: 12 Lilburne Street, Lucas
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Non Members: $16.50
Details: An evening of networking and fostering relationships to grow your business.
Members and Non Members: REGISTER HERE
Commerce Ballarat TGIF Members’ Lunch
Date: Friday 27 November
Venue: Billy’s Bistro and Bar - Mercure Ballarat
Time: 1.30pm - 3.30pm
*$10 going directly to UnitingCare BreezeWay Meals Program
Details: Commerce Ballarat Members are invited to enjoy a delicious lunch at Billy’s Bistro and Bar, in the new dining space and al fresco at Mercure Ballarat hotel and Convential Centre. It will be a fun afternoon for members to socialise and celebrate 2015.
Members: REGISTER HERE
Exciting Sponsorship Opportunities for Members
Members currently have the chance to support two CB initiatives -
Become a b2b Business to Ballarat supporter
and assist us to promote Buy Local.
Next campaign to start October 2015
Sponsor Business Day Out 2016, a great
opportunity to associate your Business with
this exciting conference.
For more information on these sponsorship opportunities contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 Jobs and Skills Drive Program
The 3rd annual Jobs and Skills Drive will be held from the 15-17 of September. There are some great opportunities for a range of participants including secondary students, job seekers, employers, career practitioners and those working with young people. Spaces are limited, so please book early. Download program here
Kwik Kopy have moved
They’ve relocated to 27 Peel Street South - all emails and phone numbers remain the same. Check them out in their new amazing store for all your corporate design and printing solutions.
Ballarat Regional Tourism new location
The Ballarat Visitor Information Centre and BRT offices are now located at the Town Hall - all contact details remain the same. Check out their new location soon!
Source: Smart Company
25 Aug 2015
Last week I attended a client’s focus group to understand what really mattered to these people. Interestingly I didn’t hear focus group participants talk about omni-channel, multi-channel, customer experience, predictive analytics or any of that "big end of town" nomenclature when describing retail.
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Source: Harvard Business Review
21 Aug 2015
Micromanaging is a hard habit to break. You may downplay your propensities by labelling yourself a "control freak" or by claiming that you just like to keep close tabs on your team, but those are poor excuses for excessive meddling. What can you do to give your people the space they need to succeed and learn?
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Australian Bureau of Statistics
5439.0 International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Jul 2015
8167.0 Selected Characteristics of Australian Business, 2013-14
5302.0.55.004 Balance of Payments - Goods and Services, Preliminary Quarterly Estimates, Jun 2015