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Upcoming Events in August 2017

Mindshop Excellence Various Industries in Ballarat
Date: Monday 14th
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Held as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month
Presented by Commerce Ballarat in partnership with Mindshop

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 “live” problem and reporting their findings back to the senior management team.

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

Breakfast workshop - Building a culture for Innovation Mercure
Date: Thursday 17th
Time: 7:30am - 9:30am

Cost: BIIG members free, $55 non members

Your business culture will either promote innovation or limit this.  It either encourages people to think about the organisation or think about themselves.  It encourages people to strive for excellence and growth in doing new and different things or to play it safe and keep out of trouble.

The way people think about novelty, risk and failure will have an enormous influence on whether innovation is a nice idea or a genuine way of doing things in your business.

In this workshop we will identify certain attitudes and behaviours either limit or promote innovation and effective problem solving.  The crucial role leaders play in encouraging either effective or ineffective behaviours in others will be explored along with practical tips. 

Garry Trotter | Partner      SED Leadership & Culture

After several years in senior international leadership roles, Garry returned to Australia and in 2005 established SED Leadership & Culture.  The key objective of this business is to enable senior leaders to achieve their core purpose… ‘To create the environment where everyone can be their best’.  SED Leadership & Culture now works across a diverse range of clients drawing on a robust understanding of organisational psychology and leadership experience to devise practical, evidence based approaches to change.

Key outcomes of Garry’s work include senior leaders gaining significant insights into the gap between how they would like to impact on others and the actual impact they are having.  Significant shifts in leadership styles are the result of highly effective and sustainable behaviour change strategies.  At an organisational level, the impact of the current business culture on performance outcomes are understood, and senior leadership teams take responsibility for their role in creating a constructive culture based on common purpose and standards of excellence.

For more information on the Ballarat Innovation Industry Group ( BIIG) visit http://www.ballaratinnovation.com.au/

 

Contact: frank@ballaratinnovation.com.au | Phone: 0408519201

Leading Mindfully Housey Housey, 12 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat
Date: Thursday 17th
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Held as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month
Presented by Leadership Ballarat & Western Region

Cost: $35.00 (bookings essential, includes a copy of “Leading Mindfully” book)

In this two-hour workshop, Professor Amanda Sinclair will share stories and practices from over a decade of introducing mindfulness to many different groups of leaders. Drawing on her recent book “Leading Mindfully” and incorporating some of the latest cognitive neuroscience research, Amanda will show how small shifts in our habits of thinking and ways of being can help us be more effective in leadership as well as finding pleasure and enjoyment in the work. Amanda argues that mindfulness is uniquely suited to the day-to-day of leadership in families, schools, communities and other organisations; all those situations where we are seeking to influence others towards positive outcomes. For all of those who regularly feel captured by an expanding ‘to do’ list with insufficient time and energy for the things that matter, mindfulness promises a simple, sustainable and powerful path. Hosted by Leadership Ballarat & Western Region, the workshop will be experiential and interactive: an opportunity to practise mindfulness as well as learn about it.

For further information and to book: CLICK HERE

Activate Ballarat Networking Event Housey Housey, 12 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat
Date: Thursday 17th
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Held as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month
Presented by Leadership Ballarat & Western Region

Cost: FREE

Activate Ballarat is a bi-monthly networking event which brings together new Ballarat residents and established community members. It acts as an information channel to promote existing social, professional and community networks, events and support systems.

For further information and to book: CLICK HERE

Contact: eo@lbwr.com.au | Phone: 5332 1247

Presentation of Mindshop Excellence Certificates BGT, 14 Hill Street, Mount Pleasant
Date: Friday 18th
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Held as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month
Presented by Commerce Ballarat in partnership with Mindshop

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 www.mindshopexcellence.com

Job & Skills Drive Ballarat Technology Park – Central, 106 – 110 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat
Date: Monday 21st
Time: 9:15am - 6:00pm

Held as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month
Presented by Highlands Local Learning and Employment Network

Cost: FREE (bookings essential)

The Jobs and Skills Drive aims to reach a broad audience of secondary school students and young job seekers from the Ballarat region. The sessions provided will help to build aspiration, provide information, increase understanding, link job-seekers to employers and improve understanding of the job-seeking process. The program will include: Creating a Best Seller Resume, First Impressions Count, What Employers Want and the Ballarat LIVE Job Find. Local employers will participate by sharing their knowledge with future job seekers.

For further information and to book:

Contact: info@highlandsllen.org | Phone: 4344 4155

Business Real Property in SMSF’s Oscars Hotel & Café Bar, 18 Doveton Street South, Ballarat
Date: Tuesday 22nd
Time: 7:30am - 9:00am

Held as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month
Presented by Butler Chartered Accountants

Cost: FREE (bookings essential)

This is a workshop to discuss the impact of the new Superannuation rules that come into effect July 1 2017, on small business owners who own or are looking to own business real property in their Self-Managed Superannuation Fund. In addition, it will look at recent changes to limited recourse borrowing arrangements and how they impact your property holding in an SMSF as well as the interaction with the changes to contribution limits.

For further information and to book: CLICK HERE

Phone: 5333 5144

Setting your business up to grow, the legal things you need to know Provincial Hotel, The Ivy Room, 121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat
Date: Wednesday 23rd
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am

Held as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month
Presented by Harwood Andrews

Cost: FREE (bookings essential)

Ensuring you have the right information when growing and diversifying your business will give it the best chance of success. Harwood Andrews Principal, and Accredited Specialist in Business Law Rod Payne along with Harwood Andrews Lawyer Stephen Kirby will present on the legal essentials you need to know when setting up your business up for growth including the getting right business structure for you and how to best protect your personal assets from business risk. If you are increasing staff, diversifying products or services, moving online or entering a new market this is the session for you.

For further information and to book: CLICK HERE

Social Media Q&A for Business Freight Bar & Restaurant, Corner of Peel & Mair Streets, Ballarat
Date: Wednesday 23rd
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Held as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month
Presented by JRM Social

Cost:
$25 for Commerce Ballarat Members,
$30 Non Members (bookings essential)

The seminar will begin with an initial presentation, but will then move to a dedicated Q&A session so attendees’ real questions and issues can be addressed. This approach aims to give participants real advice they can take home and apply to their businesses marketing. Attendees will be contacted in the lead up to the event and asked to submit a question or area they would like addressed so common themes can be assessed and practical advice provided. Tickets include light refreshment, and a drink afterwards while networking.

For further information and to book: CLICK HERE

2017 Federation Business School Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre, 613 Main Road, Ballarat
Date: Thursday 24th
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us for an evening of celebration of Ballarat business with the announcement of the winners in the 2017 Federation Business School Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards. Guests will be treated to an evening full of surprises with entertainment from Gentlemen of Deceit. The Gala Night is the most anticipated business event on the Ballarat calendar.

Tickets on sale now, they are limited email Jodie@commerceballarat.com.au

Contact: Jodie Gillett

When Buyer Met Seller Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre, 613 Main Road, Ballarat
Date: Monday 28th
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Held as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month
Presented by Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Cost:
VCCI Members: $20.00
Non Members: $30.00

Provide a forum to exhibit, meet and network with others in the business community to explore trade, business and investment opportunities with a focus on doing business in Asia.

For further information and to book: CLICK HERE or

Contact: training@victorianchamber.com.au | Phone: 8662 5333

Customer Touch Points Craig’s Royal Hotel
Date: Tuesday 29th
Time: 7:00am - 9:00am

Held as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month
Presented by Visit Ballarat

Cost: $25 (bookings essential)

Based on real experiences across a wide range of industries, Noel Dempsey will take you on a journey of customer experience and weave in his own blend of leadership philosophy.

Register here

Starting a Business Crowe Horwath Boardroom, 21 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat
Date: Tuesday 29th
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Held as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month
Presented by Crowe Horwath

Held as part of Cost: FREE (bookings essential)

Find out how to:

  • Assess the feasibility of your business idea
  • Write a business plan (required by banks)
  • Choose the right business structure
  • Monitor results
  • Assess associated risks
  • Finance your business
  • Source insurance cover.

Take away knowledge, new skills, and valuable checklists to help you achieve your goals.

Contact: ballarat@crowehorwath.com.au | Phone: 5304 5700

Gov4Business Trench Room, Town Hall, 225 Sturt Street, Ballarat
Date: Wednesday 30th
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am

Held as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month
Presented by City of Ballarat, Regional Development Victoria & AusIndustry

Cost: FREE (bookings essential)

Come along and hear from City of Ballarat, Regional Development Victoria and AusIndustry about the support available to your business from the Local, State and Federal levels of government. Areas covered will include current services, resources and programs for businesses at all stages of their lifecycle from starting to expanding, exporting and more. The event will include opportunities for networking and morning tea afterwards.

For further information and to book: CLICK HERE

Contact: ballarat@rdv.vic.gov.au | Phone: 5327 2837

Small Business Bus Commerce Ballarat 27 Doveton Street North, Ballarat
Date: Wednesday 30th
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Held as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month
Presented by Small Business Victoria

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: CLICK HERE or

Phone: 13 22 15

Festival Roadshow Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre, 613 Main Road, Ballarat
Date: Wednesday 30th
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Held as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month
Presented by Small Business Festival Victoria

Cost:
Early Bird ticket prices until July 28th
Regular ticket prices from July 29th
Group discounts available

Want your business to soar? Come and meet Lydia Lassila OAM Lydia Lassila is an Olympic gold medallist who will inspire you with her story of how she  turned sporting adversity into business advantage.

The aerial skier suffered a career-threatening injury while jumping in the 2006 Games. Frustrated with the inefficiency of the rehabilitation products available, Lydia designed and developed BodyICE to fulfil her needs. The product proved so successful it is now sold around the world.

Join Lydia for dinner where she will share her business secrets.

For further information and to book: CLICK HERE

Young Professionals Network - Coffee Catch Up @ Eclectic Tastes, 2 Burnbank St
Date: Thursday 31st
Time: 7:30am - 9:00am

Held as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month 

Free for Commerce Ballarat Members

Come along for a chat and a coffee before work. Feel free to quickly pop in or stay longer. A great way to network in a relaxed setting.

*No RSVP required for the YPN Coffee Catch Ups 

Contact: Commerce Ballarat | Phone: 03 5333 3233

Small Business Bus Commerce Ballarat 27 Doveton Street North, Ballarat
Date: Thursday 31st
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Held as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month
Presented by Small Business Victoria

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: CLICK HERE or

Phone: 13 22 15