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Upcoming Events in November 2019

Starting a Business - Made EASY! Platypus Coworking 51 Lydiard Street South Level 2 Ballarat, VIC 3350
Date: Monday 18th
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

Cost: free

Many people think about being their own boss, turning a passion, hobby or great idea into a business of their own. But starting your own business can often be a daunting task. With the right guidance, support and advice from an Entrepreneurship Facilitator you can DO IT with confidence.

 

In this 1 hour introduction you will learn the steps to take to turn a business idea into a reality today. Then book a time for a one-on-one mentoring session. We will work together with you to help you achieve your business goals. We provide hands-on assistance, practical advice and expert guidance and mentoring support to get you started and keep you on course, all at NO COST to you.

 

Dr Paul Miller is a Ballarat-based trainer, mentor and coach with 20 years’ experience assisting thousands of people start, grow and manage their businesses. He has worked across a range of business sectors throughout Victoria and understands from firsthand experience that running a business is not a sprint, it is a marathon, with many challenges and rewards along the way.

 

Paul has spent most of his career working in the small business sector either as an owner/operator or coaching others to take an idea from the concept stage to a fully operational business. Paul brings with him extensive local experience, both in the delivery of employment services and as a small business operator. Paul has worked with Sarina Russo Job Access since 2015 delivering direct services to budding entrepreneurs - from concept stage, developing the idea, training and preparing the business and then coaching and mentoring to sustain the enterprise.

 

Contact for more information. 0419 575 562

 

millerp@sarinarusso.com.au

 

Entrepreneurship Facilitators are an Australian Government initiative.

Contact: millerp@sarinarusso.com.au | Phone: 0419 575 562

DigiMarCon World 2019 - Digital Marketing Conference Online
Date: Tuesday 19th
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cost: $197

DigiMarCon World 2019 is your chance to ...
-  Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry.
-  Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.
-  Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your network in a beautiful atmosphere.

DigiMarCon World 2019 Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition will be held Online from November 19th to 21st, 2019, available live stream and on-demand. It is the largest Digital Marketing Event in the World and will be attended by thousands of Digital Marketing Professionals. Whatever your goal is; reinforcing customer loyalty, improving lead generation, increasing sales, or driving stronger consumer engagement, the DigiMarCon World 2019 line up has been specifically designed to help you develop your audience.

Immerse yourself in topics like digital strategy, programmatic advertising, web experience management, usability / design, mobile marketing & retargeting, customer engagement, user acquisition, social media marketing, targeting & optimization, video marketing, data science & big data, web analytics & A/B testing, email marketing, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization, paid search marketing, geo-targeting, predictive analysis & attribution, growth hacking, conversion rate optimization, growth marketing tools, marketing & sales automation, sustainable growth strategies, product marketing & UX / UI and much, much more!

At DigiMarCon World 2019, you will receive all the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head and notebooks full of action items and ideas to lead your agency / team / account to even greater success.

Be a part of DigiMarCon World 2019 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world.

Secure your seat now and take advantage of our discounted super early bird registration rates.

For more details visit https://digimarconworld.com.

Contact: events@digimarconworld.com | Phone: (800) 805-5385

STARTUP! - Business Planning Workshop FREE Platypus Coworking 51 Lydiard Street South Level 2 Ballarat, VIC 3350
Date: Saturday 23rd
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Cost: free

Maximise your chances of business success in this one-day workshop.

Your trainer and Entrepreneurship Facilitator will show you how to plan, prepare, and test your business idea, and how to confidently get your business off to a flying start.

Come away armed with practical tools and templates, expert tips and advice, a business plan template, and our comprehensive Guide to Business Success.

In this workshop we will cover:

  • Your Legal and Tax requirements

  • Business structures and registrations

  • Developing a financial plan and record keeping

  • The secrets to marketing your business – online and offline

  • Market research – understanding customers, competitors and the industry

  • Goal and Objective setting

Following the workshop, you can access on-going mentoring support and advice. We will work you for as long as you require to refine your business idea and complete your business plan. Entrepreneurship Facilitators are a fully-funded Government initiative and these services are provided at no cost to you by Sarina Russo Entrepreneurs.

Places are limited so reserve your spot today.

About the Presenter

Dr Paul Miller is a Ballarat-based trainer, mentor and coach with 20 years’ experience assisting thousands of people start, grow and manage their businesses. He has worked across a range of business sectors throughout Victoria and understands from first-hand experience that running a business is not a sprint, it is a marathon, with many challenges and rewards along the way.

Paul has spent most of his career working in the small business sector either as an owner/operator or coaching others to take an idea from the concept stage to a fully operational business. Paul currently works with Sarina Russo Entrepreneurs delivering direct services to budding entrepreneurs - from concept stage, developing the idea, training and preparing the business and then coaching and mentoring to sustain the enterprise.

For further information

0419 575 562

millerp@sarinarusso.com.au


Entrepreneurship Facilitators are funded by the Australian Government

Contact: millerp@sarinarusso.com.au | Phone: 0419 575 562

Summer in Ballarat Ballarat Information Centre
Date: Tuesday 26th
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Cost: Free

Celebrate SUMMER in Ballarat with the City of Ballarat

If you are part of Ballarat’s visitor economy we welcome you to the first of our seasonal networking events – SUMMER in Ballarat.

We will be celebrating all things summer and showcasing the key highlights including our line up of events and the City of Ballarat’s first seasonal marketing campaign, SUMMER in Ballarat. The event will be held in the new look Ballarat Visitor Information Centre and guests will be welcomed to various areas of Town Hall to hear from the City of Ballarat as we move forward to develop this industry together.

Meet with your peers, meet the City of Ballarat team and make sure you know how to get involved to make the most of SUMMER in Ballarat.

Contact: hello@visitballarat.org.au | Phone: 1800 446 633

Mental Health Essentials - Understanding Workplace Stress Trench Room, Ballarat Town Hall
Date: Thursday 28th
Time: 8:00am - 10:00am

Cost: Free

What makes a job stressful? Why are some jobs more stressful than others? As an employer, what can I do to reduce the risks?

Most of us understand the impact that workplace stress can have on both the wellbeing of employees and the profitability of a business. Turnover, absenteeism and poor productivity are some of the obvious outcomes that hold a business back from thriving in a modern economy. And yet, few employers have a coherent system in place to identify and control workplace stress.

Join us for a FREE, informative briefing where we will discuss what workplace stress is and share practical advice on how to reduce the risks to your employees.

These sessions will include:

  • The current state of workplace stress: insights from recent studies
  • Understanding the work-related factors that make a job stressful
  • How to identify mental health hazards in your workplace
  • Developing a system to control mental health hazards and reduce the risk
  • Questions, answers and discussion

This event will run at several different locations and times. Please register for the event you wish to attend.

Our Mental Health Essentials program offers free mental health training and consulting to small and medium sized businesses who employ a significant number of young workers and want to create mentally healthy workplaces.

The Mental Health Essentials program is supported by WorkSafe Victoria through the WorkWell Mental Health Improvement Fund Program.

Contact: info@victorianchamber.com.au | Phone: 03 8662 5333

The 12 Scams of Christmas: What to Look For and How to Avoid Them RJM's Wine Bar, 95 Mair St East, BALLARAT
Date: Thursday 28th
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm

SCAMS & Your Business

Australians lost almost half a billion dollars to scammers in 2018, while Australian businesses reported losses exceeding $60 million.

Scams targeting small businesses come in various forms—from invoices for advertising or directory listings that were never requested to dubious office supplies that were never ordered. Small business scams are becoming increasingly sophisticated and scammers will go to great lengths to convince you that the documents they send you or the offers they make are legitimate. In Ballarat this year, a fake invoice scam defrauded one Ballarat firm of $30,000!

Scammers recognise that small business operators are busy and have fewer resources than large businesses, so they aim to take advantage of that.

Find out how to Protect Your Business

In this 30 minute session, Consumer Affairs Victoria presents the latest news and tips on scams and tells you how to protect your business over the busy Christmas period and beyond.

This is a FREE event. Complementary nibbles provided.

Wine, Beer, and Cider available for purchase. Come along for the presentation and stay for the networking.

Places are limited so book today. For further information contact the organiser, Dr Paul Miller 0419 575 562.

 

Contact: millerp@sarinarusso.com.au | Phone: 0419 575 562

After Five - November 2019 Old Colonists' Club Ballarat
Date: Thursday 28th
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Members: FREE
Non Members: $16.50

An opportunity to come together and celebrate 2019!

The “After Five” is your chance to network, foster relationships and build your profile in a casual setting. We encourage attendees to bring along staff, colleagues or a guest for them to experience the benefits of socialising with other likeminded people.

This After Five will also be an opportunity to acknowledge both our Mentees and Mentors from the 2019 Mentoring Program.

Drinks and savouries are provided for your enjoyment.

We'll have a tree on the night which you can place your gift...

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