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How To APPify Your Business -- App-KickStart WORKSHOP

Date:28 Jul 2015
Non Members: $20.00
Members: TBA
Details: Venue: Oscar's Hotel and Cafe, 18 Doveton Street South
Email : sadaf.khurram@cybergeniesolutions.com
Phone: 0431599972
Details: Thinking about an app? Get the barebones truth on what you need to know about apps BEFORE you spend a single cent!

In this fast-paced 2-hour workshop you'll learn the must-know basics to:

- Research your app idea and target user effectively
- Design your app for maximum impact and usability
- Develop your app professionally and affordably
- Market your app for success and growth

Date: Tuesday, 28 July 2015
Time: 9.30am registration | 10am - 12.30pm
Venue: Oscar's Hotel and Cafe, 18 Doveton Street South, Ballarat
Cost: $20pp - includes light refreshments

Spots are strictly limited so don't delay!
Book now at http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=132779.


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!


Thinking Strategically

Date:30 Jul 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: TBA
Details:
Venue: Meeting Room 2, Ground Floor, Ballarat Technology Park, Federation University, 106 - 110 Lydiard Street Sth, Ballarat, Victoria
Email : ballarat@vic.ipaa.org.au
Phone: 03 53321580

Strategic thinking is central to successful policy development and service delivery in the increasingly
complex environment in which the public sector operates. This half day course explores a framework for
approaching your day-to-day work more strategically. Irrespective of your role, it will assist to improve your
capacity to tackle any task that involves planning for change. You will apply the Strategic Thinking
Framework to a range of professional activities in the public sector, including policy development, service
delivery, advocacy, and stakeholder relationships.

Presenter: Dahle Suggett
Date: Thursday 30 July 2015
Time: 9:30am - 1:00pm
Cost:
$199 new personal member
$285 personal member
$395 corporate member
$680 non member


Mindshop Excellence Work Experience Program

Date:03 Aug 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details: Presented by Commerce Ballarat in partnership with Mindshop

Date: Monday 3 August - Friday 7 August 2015
Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Venue: Various industries in Ballarat

This invitation only event is an interactive work experience program for Year 10 secondary students. The students spend one week in industry with the challenge of working on a problem and reporting their findings back to the senior management team.

For further information on the Mindshop Excellence program:
Visit http://www.mindshopexcellence.com


Sending Business Back to School

Date:03 Aug 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details: Presented by Highlands LLEN

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Phoenix Secondary College, Hertford Street, Sebastopol
Cost: Free (bookings essential)

Phoenix P-12 Community College and The Highlands Local Learning & Employment Network invites local business owners to an interactive presentation. This activity is an excellent opportunity for business leaders to go back to school and gain a taste of learning/education in 2015. A lot has changed since you were at school and you will have the opportunity to share your education journey. You will be inspired by the employees of the future.

For further information and to book:
Call Jannine Bennett, Highlands LLEN on 5336 5015


BisNet Breakfast - Kate Torney

Date:04 Aug 2015
Non Members: $30.00
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


Having Difficult Conversations

Date:05 Aug 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details: Presented by BGT

Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm (includes light lunch)
Venue: BGT, 14 Hill Street, Ballarat
Cost: Free (bookings essential)

Whenever you have a conversation no matter what the reason, there are certain things you should do to ensure the relationship between the two of you is maintained or enhanced. This is tough when the discussion is difficult, for example over a performance issue. This program gives you the method to get any difficult conversation off to a good start. There's practice and theory combined to cover the seven step process.

For further information and to book:
Call BGT on 5333 8600 or to book please register online by visiting http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/having-difficult-conversations-tickets-17090271462


Trevor Young PERSONAL BRANDING FOR BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS: Building visibility, influence and trust in a social age

Date:05 Aug 2015
Non Members: $22.00
Members: $22.00
Details: Hosted by Leadership Ballarat and Western Region & The Little PR Company

Time: 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Theatrette Ballarat Tech Park Central, 106 -110 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat
Cost: $22.00 (bookings essential)

Being perceived as a thought leader in your industry or profession can deliver huge benefits for business as well as personally. The good news is the opportunity for savvy business professionals, entrepreneurs and subject matter experts to differentiate their personal brand using social media and online publishing platforms has never been greater, or more affordable. In this information-packed presentation, Trevor will show how business professionals (and the companies they work for) can strategically differentiate themselves and their ideas in the marketplace by effectively leveraging social technologies to build influence and authority in their brand.

For further information and to book:
Visit http://bit.ly/1RfvcVu or call 5332 1247


MASTERS SERIES 2015 - AGED CARE: THE NEW RULES

Date:05 Aug 2015
Non Members: $25.00
Members: $15.00
Details:
Venue: Ballarat Golf Club
1800 Sturt Street, Ballarat
Email : nigel.fitzpatrick@fifocapital.com
Phone: 0417131494

This special lunch presentation is a CPA Australia event open to both CPA members and non-members. The Event is generously sponsored by Commonwealth Bank, and has been facilitated by the CBA's Greg Duver and Frank Gillett

The cost is $15 for CPA members and $25 for non-CPA members (including lunch).

On 1 July 2014 the Living Longer, Living Better aged care reforms were introduced into the aged care system creating challenges for aged care entrants and aged care providers alike.

This presentation will look at:

-The admission process
-How rooms in aged care are priced
-Different payment options for rooms
-A summary of the care fees payable in residential aged care
-Retirement villages - things to be aware of
-Home Care options

Our presenter is Luke Andrews, a Senior Financial Adviser at Partners Aged Care Advice. In 2014 after spending four years working as an aged care specialist advisor for Equity Trustees and Lifetime Planning. Luke has strong relationships with aged care providers and social workers, and a deep knowledge of the relevant aged care and social security legislation.

Luke is passionate about the provision of aged care in both community and residential settings alike, and is committed to educating potential aged care entrants and their families about the affordability of aged care and more specifically the ability of aged care recipients to maintain financial independence.

RSVP by July 29 2015, by phone 0417 131 494 or email nigel.fitzpatrick@fifocapital.com


Obtaining R&D Tax Concessions and Protecting your IP

Date:06 Aug 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details: Presented by Crowe Horwath and Davies Collison Cave

Time: 12.30pm - 2.00pm (lunch included)
Venue: Crowe Horwath Boardroom, 21 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat
Cost: Free (bookings essential)

A 45% R&D tax offset applies to smaller companies (less than $20 mil turnover) and 40% non-refundable offset for larger companies (over $20 mil)! Learn about the eligibility criteria for applications, examples of qualifying activity, the calculation of the offset and the after tax benefit to the business, and the registration process. Also learn about the types of Intellectual Property protection available to protect R&D results (Patent, Trademark, Copyright).

For further information and to book:
Email Crowe Horwath ballarat@crowehorwath.com.au or call 5304 5700


FREE Resume Writing Seminar

Date:07 Aug 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: TBA
Details: Venue: BALLARAT LIBRARY 178 Doveton Street North Ballarat
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431
Details: Details: Friday August 7th 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......


TenderWrite Workshop

Date:07 Aug 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details: Presented by City of Ballarat

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm
Venue: Trench Room, Town Hall, Ballarat
Cost: Free (bookings essential)

Ballarat businesses interested in learning the secrets of writing winning tenders are invited to attend the City of Ballarat TenderWrite Workshop. This practical workshop aims to assist local business owners understand the tendering process and learn practical skills on how to source tender opportunities and prepare successful submissions.

For further information and to book:
Email Andrea Carroll, City of Ballarat andreacarroll@ballarat.vic.gov.au or call 53205116


Presentation of Mindshop Excellence Certificates

Date:07 Aug 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details: Presented by Commerce Ballarat in partnership with Mindshop

Date: Friday 7 August 2015
Time: 3.00pm - 4.30pm
Venue: BGT, 14 Hill Street, Ballarat

This invitation only reception is for students and industries involved in the Mindshop Excellence program who will present their findings to teachers, principals, students and local business leaders.

For further information on the Mindshop Excellence program:
Visit http://www.mindshopexcellence.com


Performance Leadership and Delegation

Date:10 Aug 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details: Presented by BGT

Time: 9.00am- 1.00pm (light lunch included)
Venue: BGT, 14 Hill Street, Ballarat
Cost: Free (bookings essential)

Why is it that managers are typically running out of time while their staff are typically running out of work? In this workshop, we shall explore the role of management as it relates to the interaction between the manager and his staff. It's about making decisions whilst keeping the monkey off your back and giving responsibility and support where it's needed. You'll get a straight forward performance leadership and delegation model.

For further information and to book:
Call BGT on 5333 8600 or to book please register online by visiting http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/performance-leadership-and-delegation-tickets-17091724809


Regional Human Resource Management Conference

Date:11 Aug 2015
Non Members: $230.00
Members: $200.00
Details: Presented by the Australian Industry Group

Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm (networking after)
Venue: Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre, 613 Main Road, Golden Point
Cost: $200.00 for Ai Group members
$230.00 non-members (bookings essential)
Discounts available for group bookings

Designed to stimulate, inform and assist regional HR practitioners, managers, supervisors and business owners to develop strategies that add value to their organisation. Topics include bullying and harassment in the workplace, workplace health and safety, and managing difficult people.

For further information and to book:
Email Jim Dannock jim.dannock@aigroup.com.au or call 5440 3905


Speed Networking

Date:11 Aug 2015
Non Members: $30.00
Members: $30.00
Details: Presented by the Ballarat Business Centre

Time: 5.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Ballarat Business Centre, 15 Dawson Street South
Cost: $30.00 (bookings essentials)

Do you want to grow your business, broaden your connections and increase exposure but don't know how to network and make the contacts required increasing your reach and potential new customers. Then speed networking is the ideal way for you to meet quality contacts in an informal atmosphere, forge business relationships fast, and have heaps of fun along the way!

For further information and to book:
Email reception@ballaratbusiness.com.au


Workplace Relations - The 5 Must Have Policies for Employers

Date:12 Aug 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details:
Presented by Harwood Andrews

Time: 9am - 11am
Venue: Oscars Hotel Ballarat, 18 Doveton Street South (Long Room)
Email : sbest@harwoodandrews.com.au
Phone: 03 5225 5234

Harwood Andrews Industrial Relations, Employment and OH&S Principal Jim Rutherford and Senior Associate Sonia McCabe will present a summary of 5 "must have" policies for employers, covering:
-Employee code of conduct
-Occupational Health and Safety
-Electronic Communication
-Grievance Handling
-Bullying, Harassment and Equal Opportunity

Experienced employment lawyers will discuss why these 5 policies are "must haves" for employers, outline issues which can and should be covered by workplace policies and provide case examples of the impact these policies have in employment disputes.

For further information and to book: Email Shelley Best, Harwood Andrews sbest@harwoodandrews.com.au or call 5225 5234 by Friday 21 August


Digital Marketing Masterclass

Date:12 Aug 2015
Non Members: $100.00
Members: $100.00
Details: Presented by DigiBiz and Federation University Australia

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2015
Time: 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Greenhill Enterprise Centre Meeting Room, Ballarat Technology Park, Federation University Australia, Mt Helen
Cost: $100.00 (bookings essential)

Digital Marketing Masterclass (Advanced)
This is an advanced session covering in-depth topics to help improve the profile of your business in the digital age. The session will cover:
-Content Management Systems (CMS) - open source and proprietary
-Social media management tools
-Google Analytics
-Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
-Online advertising - Facebook ads, Google Adwords

For further information and to book:
Register online by visiting http://bit.ly/dig-mktg


Introduction to Project Management

Date:13 Aug 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details: Presented by Federation Business School

Time: 9.30 am -12.30pm
Venue: Caro Centre - Studio 1. Federation University Australia, Mt Helen Campus
Cost: Free (bookings essential)

Participants should gain an understanding of what project management is. They will also explore how project management is managed in different organisations.

Places limited to 25.

For further information and to book:
Email Jenny Trounce j.trounce@federation.edu.au or call 5327 9437


Take Control of Your Destiny by attending a Resume Writing & Interview Coaching COURSE (One Day Only)

Date:14 Aug 2015
Non Members: $495.00
Members: TBA
Details: Venue: BALLARAT LIBRARY 178 Doveton Street North Ballarat
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431
Details: TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR DESTINY by learning how to:

- Write your very own Resume/CV so you stand out from the rest
- Plus essential interview techniques you must know to help you land your DREAM job

MAKE YOUR NEXT INVESTMENT THE KEY TO YOUR FUTURE

Friday August 14th 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!


Business Breakfast

Date:14 Aug 2015
Non Members: $20.00
Members: Free
Details: Presented by Committee for Ballarat
Guest Speaker, John Kilgour - CEO, Committee for Ballarat

Date: Friday 14 August 2015
Time: 7.15am - 9.00am
Venue: Craigs Royal Hotel (Grand Dining Room), 10 Lydiard St Sth, Ballarat
Cost: Free for Committee for Ballarat Members
$20.00 for non-members (bookings essential)

The Committee for Ballarat is a visionary membership body that provides progressive and innovative leadership, enabling long-term social and economic growth for an improved quality of life throughout Ballarat and the greater region. The legacy we leave for future generations is in our hands -20, 50 and 100 years from now, we will be held accountable for the vision we created and how well we delivered it. This B31 breakfast will launch Committee's revised 2013 - 18 Strategic Action Plan and update the Ballarat Business community on the status of key projects and initiatives being advocated by the Committee that will stimulate the local economy, grow jobs and prepare Ballarat for a population of 200,000 by 2050.

For further information and to book:
http://www.trybooking.com/136225


Small Business Bus

Date:14 Aug 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details: Presented by Small Business Victoria

Date: Friday 14 August and Saturday 15 August 2015
Time: 10.00am - 4.00am
Venue: Friday: 27 Doveton Street North, Ballarat
Saturday: Bridge Mall, 62 Bridge Street, Ballarat
Cost: Free (bookings essential)

The Small Business Bus will be visiting Ballarat as part of Small Business Festival Victoria. Free one-to-one mentoring with a business expert and professional assistance from a Small Business Victoria information officer will be available on board.

For further information and to book:
Please visit the Small Business Bus website at http://www.business.vic.gov.au/sbb or call the Business Victoria Contact Centre on 13 22 15


Small Business Bus

Date:15 Aug 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details: Presented by Small Business Victoria

Date: Friday 14 August and Saturday 15 August 2015
Time: 10.00am - 4.00am
Venue: Friday: 27 Doveton Street North, Ballarat
Saturday: Bridge Mall, 62 Bridge Street, Ballarat
Cost: Free (bookings essential)

The Small Business Bus will be visiting Ballarat as part of Small Business Festival Victoria. Free one-to-one mentoring with a business expert and professional assistance from a Small Business Victoria information officer will be available on board.

For further information and to book:
Please visit the Small Business Bus website at http://www.business.vic.gov.au/sbb or call the Business Victoria Contact Centre on 13 22 15


Gov4U - Advice, Support & Grants for SMEs in the Ballarat Region

Date:17 Aug 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details: Presented by AusIndustry - Business Services

Time: 9.00am - 11.00am
Venue: North Ballarat Sports Club, 729 Creswick Road, Ballarat
Cost: Free (bookings essential)

AusIndustry will host an information session outlining Federal Government grant assistance programs available to SMEs through AusIndustry and the Department of Industry and Science. The session will cover current programs including the Entrepreneurs' Infrastructure Program, the Industry Skills Fund and the R&D Tax Incentive, as well as a range of small business services.

For further information and to book:
Register online by visiting http://bit.ly/1FdlUGL


Small Business Support

Date:18 Aug 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details: Presented by the Victorian Small Business Commissioner

Time: 7.30am - 8.30am
Venue: Trench Room, Town Hall, Ballarat
Cost: Free (bookings essential)

Overview of services provided by the Office of the Victorian Small Business Commissioner and the Small Business Mentoring Scheme including tips and advice on commercial leasing, contract and business disputes and how to avoid them, forming and maintain successful business relationships and more. This session will include a light working breakfast for all registered attendees.

For further information and to book:
Email Michaela Lobb events@vsbc.vic.gov.au


Agribusiness - Networking for Export Success

Date:18 Aug 2015
Non Members: $35.00
Members: $25.00
Details: Presented by Cultivate Agribusiness Central Highlands Inc.

Time: 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Venue: Trench Room, Town Hall, Ballarat
Cost: $25.00 for Cultivate Agribusiness members
$35.00 Non Members(bookings essential) afternoon tea provided

Networking event to learn about agribusiness export opportunities, how to access new markets and professional support services. Hear from a panel of experts; regional exporters and service providers.

For further information and to book:
www.cultivate.org.au, http://www.trybooking.com/HWAM


Commerce Ballarat 505 Club

Date:19 Aug 2015
Non Members: $16.50
Members: Free
Details: Hosted by North Ballarat Football Sports Club Inc.

Date: Wednesday 19 August 2015
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Venue: North Ballarat Sports Club, 729 Creswick Road, Ballarat
Cost: Free for Commerce Ballarat Members,
$16.50 non-members (bookings essential)

An evening of networking and fostering relationships to grow your business.
Members and Non-Members: REGISTER HERE


Mental Health in the Workplace

Date:19 Aug 2015
Non Members: $35.00
Members: $30.00
Details: Presented by the Ballarat Regional Occupational Safety & Health Group (BROSH)

Time: 12.00pm - 2.00pm (includes lunch)
Venue: Country Comfort Ballarat, 43 Main Road, Ballarat
Cost: $30.00 for BROSH Members,
$35.00 non-members (bookings essential)

Mentally healthy workplaces are positive and productive, and get the best out of their people. Businesses that actively promote good mental health attract and retain top talent because they're great places to work. By supporting people with mental health conditions and encouraging openness, they create workplace cultures that are diverse and inclusive.

For further information and to book:
Email Jim Dannock jim.dannock@aigroup.com.au or call 5440 3905


Facilitating Change in your Organisation

Date:20 Aug 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details: Presented by Federation Business School

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Caro Centre - Studio 1. Federation University Australia, Mt Helen Campus
Cost: Free (bookings essential)

Gain knowledge of and experience using change management tools and theories that can be taken back to your organisation, leading change and people activities, delivered in an interactive workshop environment with fellow business orientated participants.
Places limited to 25.

For further information and to book:
Email Jenny Trounce j.trounce@federation.edu.au or call 5327 9437


Improving your Business with Health and Safety

Date:21 Aug 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details: Presented by WorkSafe

Date: Friday 21 August 2015
Time: 7.30am - 9.30am
Venue: Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre, Main Road, Ballarat
Cost: Free (bookings essential)

Join WorkSafe representatives as they discuss the latest in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Return to Work. Plus hear CGU discuss WorkCover insurance, and learn more about WorkSafe's free OHS Essentials Program for small to medium-sized businesses. Don't miss out on this free opportunity to find out more about how you can provide a safe and healthy workplace for your employees.

For further information and to book:
worksafe.vic.gov.au/smallbusinessevents


Secrets of my Success Lunch

Date:21 Aug 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details: Presented by Crowe Horwath and the Ballarat Business Centre

Time: 12.00pm -2.00pm
Venue: Crowe Horwath Boardroom, 21 Armstrong St North, Ballarat
Cost: Free (bookings essential)

At this interactive and enjoyable session, you will learn from fellow local business owners and operators as they share why they are success stories, their journey, how they succeeded, what they would do differently if they had their time over and where to from here. Whilst enjoying a lovely lunch you will have the opportunity to ask questions and speak one on one with presenters after their panel discussion.

Our presenters for the afternoon will be:
-David Young - Managing Director, PETstock
- Craig Lightfoot - Partner/Director, Lake Imaging
- Darren Fraser - Owner, The Provincial Ballarat

For further information and to book:
Email Crowe Horwath ballarat@crowehorwath.com.au or call 5304 5700


AMPLIFY YOUR SUCCESS: Dinner with Naomi Simson

Date:24 Aug 2015
Non Members: $60.00
Members: $60.00
Details: Presented by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Date: Monday 24 August 2015
Time: 6.00pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre, 613 Main Road, Ballarat
Cost: Early Bird $45, Full Price $60 (includes two course dinner)

As a 'Shark' on Network TEN's Shark Tank and Founding Director of RedBalloon, Naomi Simson is living proof that passion, purpose and persistence for an idea can launch a global business.
Naomi speaks passionately on how innovation can happen anywhere, and is excited by the abundance of ideas out there. Her tales of real-life business experiences - her own and others - will arm you with the fundamentals you need to amplify your passion and make your ideas come to life.

She is engaging, funny and supercharged. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to hear from one of the best!

For further information and to book:
Visit naomisimsonballarat.eventbrite.com.au for special offers and book your place today.


Family Business Breakfast - Presented by Harwood Andrews

Date:25 Aug 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details:
Time: 7am - 9am
Venue: The Provincial Hotel Lydiard Street
Cost: Free (bookings essential)
Email : sbest@harwoodandrews.com.au
Phone: 03 5225 5234

Harwood Andrews has a specific part of its practice called the Family Business Hub, devoted solely to advising families in business.

The lawyers involved form relationships with business owners so that they understand the business and assist it to achieve the desired commercial objectives. In this presentation we will explain how we provide unique solutions based on our understanding that family business advising requires a completely different skill set in such diverse areas as family involvement, succession, governance, family meetings and growth through acquisition or merger

For further information and to book: Email Shelley Best, Harwood Andrews sbest@harwoodandrews.com.au or call 5225 5234 by Friday 21 August


Business Insurance

Date:26 Aug 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: Free
Details: Presented by Simplex Insurance Solutions

Venue: Ballarat Business Centre, Dawson Street South, Ballarat
Cost: Free (bookings essential)

Business Insurance 101
Time: 9.30am - 12.00pm
Learn what it is all really about without any sales pitch or pressure. Understand what you really need to protect both yourself and your business.

The Top 3 Things All Business Owners Need to Know About Insurance
Time: 1.00pm - 3.30pm
Cyber Insurance, Business Interruption Insurance and the dangers of being under insured - tools to help you correctly estimate your sums to insure.

Toolbox Talk - Insurance
Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Understand your WorkCover responsibilities, learn about changes to Builders Warranty and what to look out for when considering Construction & Tools Insurance.

For further information and to book:
Contact Helen or Lauren on 5331 5633 or email reception@simplexinsurance.com.au


Federation Business School Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards Gala Dinner

Date:27 Aug 2015
Non Members: $145.00
Members: $145.00
Details:
Time: 6.00pm - 12.00am
Venue: Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre, 618 Main Road, Ballarat
Cost: $145 (bookings essential)

Join us for an evening of celebration of Ballarat business with the announcement of the winners in the 2015 Federation Business School Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards. Guests will be treated to an evening full of surprises with a mesmerising performance from Axis of Awesome. The Gala Night is the most anticipated business event on the Ballarat calendar.

For further information and to book:
Limited tickets on sale July 28
Email: jodie@commerceballarat.com.au


BisNet Breakfast - Peter Gordon

Date:01 Sep 2015
Non Members: $25.00
Members: $20.00
Details:
Venue: Ballarat Golf Club, 1800 Sturt St
Time: 7.00am - 9.00am

From 1980 - 2009 Peter Gordon was the Chairman and Senior Partner at Slater & Gordon. Currently the Director of Gordon Legal since 2009 and Director of Comprehensive Legal Funding LLC. Peter is the Founding Partner of Gordon Reeves, law firm of Dallas Texas, United States. He was a Board member of VicHealth (2006-2011) also Deputy Chair of VicHealth (2008-2011). Peter was an AFL Director (1989-1993) and President of Footscray (Western Bulldogs) Football Club 1989-1996, and currently President of the Western Bulldogs since December 2012.

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


FREE Resume Writing Seminar

Date:04 Sep 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: TBA
Details: Venue: BALLARAT LIBRARY 178 Doveton Street North Ballarat
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431
Details: Details: Friday September 4th 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......


Take Control of Your Destiny by attending a Resume Writing & Interview Coaching COURSE (One Day Only)

Date:11 Sep 2015
Non Members: $495.00
Members: TBA
Details: Venue: BALLARAT LIBRARY 178 Doveton Street North Ballarat
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431
Details: TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR DESTINY by learning how to:

- Write your very own Resume/CV so you stand out from the rest
- Plus essential interview techniques you must know to help you land your DREAM job

MAKE YOUR NEXT INVESTMENT THE KEY TO YOUR FUTURE

Friday September 11th 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!


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


FREE Resume Writing Seminar

Date:09 Oct 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: TBA
Details: Venue: BALLARAT LIBRARY 178 Doveton Street North Ballarat
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431
Details: Details: Friday October 9th 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......


BisNet Breakfast - Greg Carpenter

Date:13 Oct 2015
Non Members: $25.00
Members: $20.00
Details:
Venue: Craig's Royal Hotel, 10 Lydiard St Sth
Time: 7.00am - 9.00am

Greg Carpenter commenced a career in Racing Administration with the Western Australian Turf Club in 1981. Currently Greg is the Executive General Manager Racing at Racing Victoria, Head of Handicapping Racing Victoria, Chairman of the Australian and New Zealand Classifications Committee, Member of the Australian Pattern Committee, Australian Representative on World Thoroughbred Rankings Committee, Asian Racing Federation Representative on the World Racing Supervisory Group and World Technical Advisory Committee.

*Please note this is the second Tuesday of October

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


Take Control of Your Destiny by attending a Resume Writing & Interview Coaching COURSE (One Day Only)

Date:30 Oct 2015
Non Members: $495.00
Members: TBA
Details: Venue: BALLARAT LIBRARY 178 Doveton Street North Ballarat
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431
Details: TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR DESTINY by learning how to:

- Write your very own Resume/CV so you stand out from the rest
- Plus essential interview techniques you must know to help you land your DREAM job

MAKE YOUR NEXT INVESTMENT THE KEY TO YOUR FUTURE

Friday October 30th 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!


FREE Resume Writing Seminar - LAST ONE FOR 2015!

Date:11 Nov 2015
Non Members: Free
Members: TBA
Details: Venue: BALLARAT LIBRARY 178 Doveton Street North Ballarat
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431
Details: Details: Wednesday November 11th 10.00 am - 12.00 pm.

LAST ONE FOR 2015!!!

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......


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


Take Control of Your Destiny by attending a Resume Writing & Interview Coaching COURSE (One Day Only)

Date:20 Nov 2015
Non Members: $495.00
Members: TBA
Details: Venue: BALLARAT LIBRARY 178 Doveton Street North Ballarat
Email : carmel@provenresumeresults.com.au
Phone: 0407 143 431
Details: TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR DESTINY by learning how to:

- Write your very own Resume/CV so you stand out from the rest
- Plus essential interview techniques you must know to help you land your DREAM job

MAKE YOUR NEXT INVESTMENT THE KEY TO YOUR FUTURE

Friday November 20th 2015 - LAST ONE FOR 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!


Ciy of Ballarat Digital Strategy Consultation

Date:16 Apr 2016
Non Members: Free
Members: TBA
Details: Venue: Town Hall, 225 Sturt Street Ballarat
Email : martijnschroder@ballarat.vic.gov.au
Phone: 03 5320 5147
Details: What make a city ‘smart'?

Around the world urban planners, government leaders, and city enthusiasts have trumpeted the rise of "smart cities." As that conversation gets louder, we can't help but ask: What exactly makes a city smart?

The City of Ballarat wants your ideas about what makes a city smart. Better online services? Better community engagement through digital channels? More opportunities to streamline business activity in the city? What's your idea?

The City of Ballarat has invited David Bartlett to deliver a community talk on what makes a smart city and what other cities around the world are doing to use technology better. David is the former Premier of Tasmania, digital futures specialist and has been listed as one of the Top 50 most influential people in technology in Australia.

In this engaging and entertaining talk David will tell stories collected from around the world and Australia to stimulate some ideas about how cities can make the most of the digital revolution for residents, ratepayers, visitors and business. He will discuss the implications of ubiquitous connectivity – the fact we nearly all have a smartphone in our pocket - and its impact on the way we create wealth, communicate with our customers and solve old and wicked city problems.

Please RSVP by Wed 15 April 15:00: martijnschroder@ballarat.vic.gov.au


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