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BisNet Breakfast - Jason Cunningham

Date:07 Apr 2015
Non Members: $25.00
Members: $20.00
Details:
Venue: The George Hotel, 27 Lydiard St Nth
Time: 7.00am - 9am

Details:
Guest speaker Jason Cunningham the 'Money Man' on Channel Ten's The living Room and Studio 10 will thrill you with his no-nonsense approach to finance.

*when registering for yourself or others please state any dietary requirements
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


Social Media for Small Business

Date:11 Apr 2015
Non Members: $95.00
Members: $95.00
Details:
Venue: Ballarat South Community Hub
Email : infoblossomconnect@gmail.com
Phone: 0409 943 862
Details: Learn simple steps and tools to turn followers into raving fans!

Part 1: Develop a simple strategy
We guide you through a simple analysis and planning session. Analyse your current situation, identify your strengths, understand your customers and set goals and actions you can start today. Take home a complete plan to make social media work for your business immediately.

Part 2: Learn pratical tools & tips
We teach you our most successful ways to build a loyal following and make the most of your time online. Practice our techniques and learn new tools right there in the classroom and start seeing results as we go.

About Your Facilitator:
Within 3 months of launching, Blossom Connect was a finalist in the 2014 CGU Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards in the eCommerce & Online Presence category. Louise Jones is an IT Analyst and founder of Blossom Connect.

Louise is passionate about Ballarat, small business and the impact social media can have on connecting communities. In this workshop she teaches you the secrets of her success and offers valuable insights to simplify and maximise your time online.

Pre-Requisites:

-An existing small business / service / hobby / community group
-An existing social media account for your business (eg a Facebook or Twitter account)
-Basic working knowledge of a computer, browsing the internet and using email

What you will need to bring:
-Please BYO Lunch (some snacks, tea, coffee & water will be provided)
-3 or 4 images from your business on a USB device (eg your store / stall, a recent event, your products etc)
-Login details for your social media accounts

11th April, 2015
9:30am to 1:30pm
Ballarat South Community Hub, Tuppen Drive, Sebastopol

More details: http://www.blossomconnect.com.au/workshops


Speednet Events Ballarat - Women Only

Date:14 Apr 2015
Non Members: $35.00
Members: $35.00
Details:
Venue: Lake View Hotel
Email : rachel@visionary-group.com.au
Phone: 03 5331 8036

The unique structure of these Speed Networking events will have you meeting and exchanging business cards with every person in the room.

6.45pm Start

Visit www.speednetballarat.com.au


Commerce Ballarat Young Professionals Network Evening

Date:15 Apr 2015
Non Members: $20.00
Members: Free
Details: Proudly supported by Harwood Andrews
@PO Box Designs, 21 Peel Street North
Time: 5.30pm

You will have the chance to network and catch up with other attendees whilst checking out some of the great work and creations @ PO Box Designs, with live acoustic music performed by Mark Muldoon.

First Drink and savouries provided.
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


Bank Risk, Dealing with Banks, and Alternative Sources of Finance

Date:15 Apr 2015
Non Members: TBA
Members: TBA
Details:
Date: 15 April 2015
CPA Australia Members: $35
Non-members: $45
Venue: Craig's Hotel
Email : janej@trgaccountants.com.au
Phone: 5304 8200

CPA Australia Event

Due to popular demand, Neil Slonim of the Bank Doctor is presenting again in Ballarat between 5.30 pm and 7.00 pm on Wedesday 15 April 2015 on the important topic of Bank Risk, Dealing with Banks, and Alternative Sources of Finance. What can you do to improve the chance of the bank being there if you need them? What can banks do? What non-bank finance options are available and what are their advantages and disadvantages?

Prior to establishing thebankdoctor.com.au in 2013 and Slonim Consulting Pty Ltd in 2008, Neil Slonim enjoyed a long and successful career at NAB, holding senior leadership positions in Corporate Banking, Business Banking and Credit. His experience as a banker combined with his vast industry knowledge and personal relationships with decision makers makes him the ideal go to person for businesses that need help with their banking relationships.

Neil is a founding principal of Athenaeum Capital Pty Ltd, which provides financial and management resources to actively steward the growth of small to medium sized private businesses.

Neil Slonim holds B.Ec. and MBA degrees from Monash University, is a CPA and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


FREE Resume Writing Seminar

Date:22 Apr 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details: Venue: BALLARAT LIBRARY 178 Doveton Street North Ballarat
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431
Details: Wednesday 22nd April 10.00 am - 12.00 pm.

To reserve your place please telephone the library on 03 5338 6850 OR Carmel on 0407 143 431 OR email carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au

BE QUICK! LIMITED PLACES!!

You are invited to attend a FREE 2 Hour Resume Writing Seminar where we will teach you how to structure the layout of your own Resume/CV and Cover Letter.

You will also learn how to find the keywords in a job advertisement, how to select the "Right" Referees, how to correctly address Key Selection Criteria and essential Interview Techniques to "Nail" that Interview and much much more......


Commerce Ballarat 505 Club

Date:23 Apr 2015
Non Members: $16.50
Members: Free
Details:
Host: Enterprise

Venue: Print Site 30 -32 Grandlee Drive, (off Caravan Street), Wendouree
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

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

Drinks and Savouries provided
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


Resume Writing and Interview Techniques Course (ONE DAY ONLY)

Date:29 Apr 2015
Non Members: $495.00
Members: $495.00
Details: Venue: Ballarat Library
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431
Details: Resume Writing and Interview Techniques Course (ONE DAY ONLY)
MAKE YOUR NEXT INVESTMENT THE KEY TO YOUR FUTURE

Wednesday 29th April 2015
Location: Ballarat Library 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat 9.30am - 3.30pm

You will learn:
-How to identify the keywords in a job advertisement;
-The "secrets" of how to write your own professional "cutting edge" Resume/CV and Cover Letter;
-The answers to the most current Interview questions.

At the completion of the course you will obtain:
-A Certificate signed by your qualified Trainer and Assessor;
-A Resume/CV that will be on top of the interview pile;
-A Cover Letter that is uniquely tailored to reflect your personality;
-An Interview Thank You Letter, being your point of difference;
-The confidence and knowledge to "nail" the job of your dreams.

Bookings are ESSENTIAL and must be made 7 days PRIOR to the course date. Save $$$!
Be quick! Maximum of 5 people with limited places available. Secure your place by contacting Carmel Brown on 0407 143 431 or email carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
You and Your Resume do not get a Second Chance to make a First Impression!


BisNet Breakfast - Liz Davenport

Date:05 May 2015
Non Members: $25.00
Members: $20.00
Details:
Venue: Jacksons & Co, 201 Mair Street
Time: 7.00am - 9.00am

Liz has been a leading Australian fashion designer, manufacturer and retailer for more than 38 years. One of only five Australian designers to receive the highest fashion accolade - a Grand Award from the Fashion Industries of Australia, an Advance Australia Award for 'contribution to lifestyle through fashion' and is the current winner of the Sydney Business Award for 'outstanding women's wear'.

*when registering for yourself or others please state any dietary requirements
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


Speednet Events Ballarat - Mixed

Date:12 May 2015
Non Members: $35.00
Members: $35.00
Details: Venue: Lake View Hotel
Email : rachel@visionary-group.com.au
Phone: 03 5331 8036
Details: The unique structure of these Speed Networking events will have you meeting and exchanging business cards with every person in the room.

6.45pm Start

Visit www.speednetballarat.com.au


Workshop: Create An Online Business

Date:19 May 2015
Non Members: $33.00
Members: $33.00
Details: Venue: The Ansonia on Lydiard
Email : info@visionary-group.com.au
Phone: 03 5331 8036
Details: This workshop is tailored for people who would like to start an online business or move their existing business online. And stuck with the first steps

Those who have or planning for major changes like Babies, Semi-retirement, Going ‘on-the-road', Retrenchment

And don't understand how to make it happen

At this workshop we will explore
- Options for business types
- Matching skills, experience and passion
- Understanding the online environment

To book: http://www.visionary-group.com.au/index.php/the-company/our-events/event/30-create-an-online-business


Business Day Out 2015

Date:20 May 2015
Non Members: $250.00
Members: $215.00
Details: Venue: Novotel Forest Resort Creswick
Time: Registrations open at 8am for an 8:45am start
Business Day Out 2015 is a fully catered one-day conference. The day will consist of four guest speakers; Morris Miselowski - Sharon Williams - Brad Smith - Paull Jeffrey. Throughout the day participants will have a chance to interact with other like minded business people.

Early bird ticket prices end 2 March 2015

Regular Ticket Prices
Commerce Ballarat Members: $215
Non Members: $250
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


The Big Business Secret for SMEs

Date:21 May 2015
Non Members: TBA
Members: TBA
Details:
Venue: Craigs Royal Hotel (Princess Room)
10 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat
Email : nigel.fitzpatrick@fifocapital.com
Phone: 0417131494

This is a CPA Australia organised event to be held between 5.30 pm and 7.00 pm on 21 May 2015. Tea and coffee provided.

Cost: CPA Members: $35; Non-Members $45.

-Has the growth slowed or stopped in your business?
-Has the enjoyment and challenge dwindled to become a daily chore?
-Are you trying to improve profitability but often hitting the wall with limited progress?
-Do you feel trapped in your business and believe there must be a better answer?
-Have you considered Strategic Acquisitions as a way to grow and solve most of these problems?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you must attend this event to learn 'The Big Business Secret for SMEs'.

Our presenter for this event is Warren Otter, CPA, MBA and award-winning business owner and CEO. In 2014, Warren launched his first book 'Crank It UP', to provide owners of small and medium business the tools and strategy to grow their businesses significantly and safely.

At this event, Warren will share with you valuable tips on how to:
-Clarify why you are in business and not just in a job
-Understand which business you are really in
-Grow your business through acquisitions
-Avoid the most common mistakes made by small business owners

Warren's passionate and enthusiastic approach to business will take you on a valuable and empowering journey through knowledge, story-telling and shared experiences to boost your understanding of the opportunities and provide you with strategies that you can immediately apply.

This is an interactive session, targeted to business owners and entrepreneurs, CPAs who work with owners of small to medium size business, and anyone looking to grow and create a successful business.

To ensure maximum value for attendees, this event will have limited places available to attend.


FREE Resume Writing Seminar

Date:22 May 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details: Venue: BALLARAT LIBRARY 178 Doveton Street North Ballarat
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431
Details: Friday 22nd May 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm.

To reserve your place please telephone the library on 03 5338 6850 OR Carmel on 0407 143 431 OR email carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au

BE QUICK! LIMITED PLACES!!

You are invited to attend a FREE 2 Hour Resume Writing Seminar where we will teach you how to structure the layout of your own Resume/CV and Cover Letter.

You will also learn how to find the keywords in a job advertisement, how to select the "Right" Referees, how to correctly address Key Selection Criteria and essential Interview Techniques to "Nail" that Interview and much much more......


Resume Writing and Interview Techniques Course (ONE DAY ONLY)

Date:27 May 2015
Non Members: $495.00
Members: $495.00
Details:
Venue: Ballarat Library
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431
Details: Resume Writing and Interview Techniques Course (ONE DAY ONLY)
MAKE YOUR NEXT INVESTMENT THE KEY TO YOUR FUTURE

Wednesday 27th May 2015
Location: Ballarat Library 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat 9.30am - 3.30pm

You will learn:
-How to identify the keywords in a job advertisement;
-The "secrets" of how to write your own professional "cutting edge" Resume/CV and Cover Letter;
-The answers to the most current Interview questions.

At the completion of the course you will obtain:
-A Certificate signed by your qualified Trainer and Assessor;
-A Resume/CV that will be on top of the interview pile;
-A Cover Letter that is uniquely tailored to reflect your personality;
-An Interview Thank You Letter, being your point of difference;
-The confidence and knowledge to "nail" the job of your dreams.

Bookings are ESSENTIAL and must be made 7 days PRIOR to the course date. Save $$$!
Be quick! Maximum of 5 people with limited places available. Secure your place by contacting Carmel Brown on 0407 143 431 or email carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
You and Your Resume do not get a Second Chance to make a First Impression!


BisNet Breakfast - What's New in Biz

Date:02 Jun 2015
Non Members: $25.00
Members: $20.00
Details:
Venue: TBC
Time: 7.00am - 9.00am

Come along to hear the latest on legal, finance, IT and insurance for your business from our fantastic BisNet Sponsors Harwood Andrews, MTA Optima, Plus IT and Adroit Insurance Group.

*when registering for yourself or others please state any dietary requirements
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


Speednet Events Ballarat - Mixed

Date:09 Jun 2015
Non Members: $35.00
Members: $35.00
Details:
Venue: Lake View Hotel
Email : rachel@visionary-group.com.au
Phone: 03 5331 8036

The unique structure of these Speed Networking events will have you meeting and exchanging business cards with every person in the room.

12.45pm Start

Visit www.speednetballarat.com.au


Valuation for the sale of a business

Date:17 Jun 2015
Non Members: TBA
Members: TBA
Details:
Venue: Craigs Royal Hotel (Reading Room)
10 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat
Email : janej@trgaccountants.com.au
Phone: 53048200

This is a CPA Australia organised event.
The cost for CPA Australia members is $35
Cost for non-members is $45
(tea and coffee provided)

The event will cover:
- The skills and qualifications required to value a business.
- Who use valuation reports and do they have varying requirements?
- Preparation and things to consider when valuing a business.
- Business valuation methods. Which one(s) do you chose?
- The risks and challenges in valuing a business.
- How can businesses create value and get ready for sale?

Our presenter for this event is Lachlan McColl (BCom, CA, BV Specialist FFin) who is Corporate Finance Director, Crowe Horwath, Geelong.

Lachie's core expertise includes the valuation of businesses, legal entities, shareholder equity and intangible assets.

Lachie joined Crowe Horwath in 2011 having previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers for five years where he gained considerable valuations experience. He also has over six years financial accounting and audit experience working in Melbourne and abroad.

Lachie has performed valuations for ownership changes (e.g. partnership exit, new shareholder and re-organisation); marital and shareholder disputes; independent expert reports; sale and acquisition of business or shares (public and private); capital management; tax consolidation and restructuring; purchase price accounting; impairment testing; and transfer pricing for intangible assets including intellectual property.


Resume Writing and Interview Techniques Course (ONE DAY ONLY)

Date:24 Jun 2015
Non Members: $495.00
Members: $495.00
Details:
Venue: Ballarat Library
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431

Resume Writing and Interview Techniques Course (ONE DAY ONLY)
MAKE YOUR NEXT INVESTMENT THE KEY TO YOUR FUTURE

Wednesday 24th June 2015
Location: Ballarat Library 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat 9.30am - 3.30pm

You will learn:
-How to identify the keywords in a job advertisement;
-The "secrets" of how to write your own professional "cutting edge" Resume/CV and Cover Letter;
-The answers to the most current Interview questions.

At the completion of the course you will obtain:
-A Certificate signed by your qualified Trainer and Assessor;
-A Resume/CV that will be on top of the interview pile;
-A Cover Letter that is uniquely tailored to reflect your personality;
-An Interview Thank You Letter, being your point of difference;
-The confidence and knowledge to "nail" the job of your dreams.

Bookings are ESSENTIAL and must be made 7 days PRIOR to the course date. Save $$$!
Be quick! Maximum of 5 people with limited places available. Secure your place by contacting Carmel Brown on 0407 143 431 or email carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
You and Your Resume do not get a Second Chance to make a First Impression!


BisNet Breakfast - John Kazanas

Date:07 Jul 2015
Non Members: $25.00
Members: $20.00
Details:
Venue: TBC
Time: 7.00am - 9am

John Kazanas provides a highly inspiring talk on what his journey was like to climb Mount Everest. He will show you how you can take your organisations people to the next level by showing them how to train their mind for success, overcome fears, build resilience and create positive outcomes.

*when registering for yourself or others please state any dietary requirements
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


Commerce Ballarat Young Professionals Evening Event - Featuring guest speaker Rachael Robertson

Date:15 Jul 2015
Non Members: $40.00
Members: $25.00
Details: Proudly supported by Harwood Andrews
@Jacksons & Co. 201 Mair Street
Time: 5.30pm - 8.30pm

At the start of the night you will have the chance to network and catch up with attendees, the night will then be followed by guest speaker Rachael Robertson a previous Ballarat resident with extraordinary leadership stories and insights from the most extreme workplace on the planet, it is a night not to be missed!
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


Workshop: Your Website An Integral Part of Your Business

Date:21 Jul 2015
Non Members: $33.00
Members: $33.00
Details: Venue: The Ansonia on Lydiard
Email : info@visionary-group.com.au
Phone: 03 5331 8036
Details: If you already have a website or would like to learn about going online, this workshop will help you to understand the terminology that web developers use and also to create a website that is functional and future proofed.

We will provide you with:
- An introduction to Digital Strategy
- An overview of the internet and how it works including domain names and hosting requirements
- An explanation on CMS and also tell you about the system we use
- We will tell you the pro's and con's of free and cheap website providers and offer you an alternative
- Provide you with some basic SEO hints and tips
– helping your customer find your website
- Providing you with some information on how to create a functional website that ensures your website is more than a marketing tool


Resume Writing and Interview Techniques Course (ONE DAY ONLY)

Date:29 Jul 2015
Non Members: $495.00
Members: $495.00
Details:
Venue: Ballarat Library
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431
Details: Resume Writing and Interview Techniques Course (ONE DAY ONLY)
MAKE YOUR NEXT INVESTMENT THE KEY TO YOUR FUTURE

Wednesday 29th July 2015
Location: Ballarat Library 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat 9.30am - 3.30pm

You will learn:
-How to identify the keywords in a job advertisement;
-The "secrets" of how to write your own professional "cutting edge" Resume/CV and Cover Letter;
-The answers to the most current Interview questions.

At the completion of the course you will obtain:
-A Certificate signed by your qualified Trainer and Assessor;
-A Resume/CV that will be on top of the interview pile;
-A Cover Letter that is uniquely tailored to reflect your personality;
-An Interview Thank You Letter, being your point of difference;
-The confidence and knowledge to "nail" the job of your dreams.

Bookings are ESSENTIAL and must be made 7 days PRIOR to the course date. Save $$$!
Be quick! Maximum of 5 people with limited places available. Secure your place by contacting Carmel Brown on 0407 143 431 or email carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
You and Your Resume do not get a Second Chance to make a First Impression!


BisNet Breakfast - Kate Torney

Date:04 Aug 2015
Non Members: $25.00
Members: $20.00
Details:
Venue: Oscars Hotel, 18 Doveton St Sth
Time: 7.00am - 9.00am

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.

*when registering for yourself or others please state any dietary requirements
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


Workshop: Marketing An Online Business

Date:15 Sep 2015
Non Members: $33.00
Members: $33.00
Details: Venue: The Ansonia on Lydiard
Email : info@visionary-group.com.au
Phone: 03 5331 8036
Details: Do you have an online presence but finding that it is not working for you? This workshop is a Masterclass that will see you create a strategy to drive more traffic and sales to your business. This is suitable for businesses with an online or physical shop front.

We will provide you with:
- A Digital Strategy template
- Digital Footprint review
- Discussion on the importance of website and social media in an integrated strategy
- Overview of optimisation and what it means


Workshop: Marketing An Online Business

Date:15 Sep 2015
Non Members: $33.00
Members: $33.00
Details: Venue: The Ansonia on Lydiard
Email : info@visionary-group.com.au
Phone: 03 5331 8036
Details: Do you have an online presence but finding that it is not working for you? This workshop is a Masterclass that will see you create a strategy to drive more traffic and sales to your business. This is suitable for businesses with an online or physical shop front.

We will provide you with:
- A Digital Strategy template
- Digital Footprint review
- Discussion on the importance of website and social media in an integrated strategy
- Overview of optimisation and what it means

Link to book: http://www.visionary-group.com.au/index.php/the-company/our-events/event/33-marketing-an-online-business


Workshop: Creating An Effective Social Media Presence

Date:17 Nov 2015
Non Members: $33.00
Members: $33.00
Details: Venue: The Ansonia on Lydiard
Email : info@visionary-group.com.au
Phone: 03 5331 8036
Details: Social media is overwhelming, confusing and worse time consuming – all true – but used correctly it is also a very effective way for you to engage with your audience.

This workshop will demystify social media.

We will discuss
- An introduction to Digital Strategy
- A brief history of social media and the demographics of users
- An overview of the top 7 social media platforms
- Why you should be involved with social media
- An introduction to the role of Social Media with Integrated Marketing and SEO
- How to create a Social Media marketing portfolio
- Managing Social Media in your business
– where to start

Link to book: http://www.visionary-group.com.au/index.php/the-company/our-events/event/34-creating-an-effective-social-media-presence


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