April 9 - April 15
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YPN Evening Event
Supported by Harwood Andrews
Date: Wed 15 Apr
Venue: PO Box Designs, 21 Peel Street North
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Non Members: $20.00
Details: A chance to network and catch up with other young professionals whilst also checking out some of the great creations @ PO Box Designs. There'll be live acoustic music from Mark Muldoon and the chance to try options from the new 'The Rusty Spud' potato bar! *Free drink on arrival & finger food provided.
Members & Non Members REGISTER HERE
Commerce Ballarat 505 Club
Hosted by Enterprise Magazine
Date: Thur 23 Apr
Venue: The Courier office, 110 Creswick Road
Non Members: $16.50
Details: A evening of networking and fostering positive business relationships. Drinks and savouries provided.
Members & Non Members: REGISTER HERE
Young Professionals Network
@ Yellow Espresso, 13 Sturt Street
Date: Thur 30 April
Venue: Yellow Espresso
Non Members: Free
Details: Please come along for a chat and a coffee feel free to quickly pop in or stay longer. A great way to network in a relaxed setting.
No RSVP necessary.
Date: Tue 05 May
Venue: Jacksons & Co, 201 Mair Street
Time: 7.00am - 9.00am
Non Members: $25.00
Details: Guest speaker Liz Davenport Leading Australian fashion designer, manufacturer and retailer for more than 38 years.
Members and Non Members: REGISTER HERE
Commerce Ballarat Members Survey - WIN FREE BISNET TICKETS!
As we do each year Commerce Ballarat are conducting our Membership Survey. This survey assists us with our planning for the following financial year and it is a great way to provide us with your ideas and feedback. The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes, please click here to complete the survey>>>
By completing the survey your business will go in the draw to win 1 complimentary ticket to each BisNet Breakfast held from June - December 2015!
Protecting Your Business
There has been a recent spate of burglaries on businesses in the Ballarat area over the last few weeks. Police are asking owners to ensure crime prevention strategies and security are checked and effective - read more>>>
Opportunity for Ballarat Businesses to take part in - The 70th Australian Jazz Convention
Held from the 26th December - 31st December 2015. The Australian Jazz Convention began in 1946 and is the longest continuously running Jazz Convention of its kind in the world. It is organised on a non-profit basis, by volunteer committees. Locals are encouraged to attend many of the special and unique events. Approximately 500 Musicians and delegates will visit Ballarat over the 6 days of the Jazz Convention bringing a revenue boost to the Ballarat community. The Convention relies substantially upon help provided by businesses in the area. There are many ways your business can help! Click here for more information>>>
Gig guide for The George
Don't miss the line-up of 'live' acoustic music they feature each Friday and Saturday night in The Lane Cider Bar from 9.30pm and Sunday Sessions from 4pm too! To view the weekends schedule click here.
McCallum invites you to Cafe Connections
Go to Café Connections and hear about the wonderful programs on offer at McCallum; including Supported Employment, Accommodation, Respite, Lifestyle Options and Community Connections.
McCallum CEO will also provide information about the future direction of McCallum and plans for the future. You will then be invited to join McCallum staff for a chat and a cuppa. See invitation>>>
15 Apr 2015
To be a successful small-business owner, you must master the art of juggling. Owning and managing a small business means having to take on multiple roles, from accounting to marketing to human resources. Unfortunately, having to juggle the tasks of various roles increases the likelihood of making mistakes.
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Source: Harvard Business Review
When we make decisions, we make mistakes. We all know this from personal experience, of course. But just in case we didn’t, a seemingly unending stream of experimental evidence in recent years has documented the human penchant for error.
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Australian Bureau of Statistics
5671.0 Lending Finance, Australia, Feb 2015
5609.0 Housing Finance, Australia, Feb 2015