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Upcoming Events in April 2020

Webinar: Covid-19, your employees, and the increased risk of family violence during lockdowns Online - Link will be provided
Date: Wednesday 1st
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am

imgMembers & Non Members Welcome

The Word Health Organisation identified violence against women as a pandemic well before COVID-19 hit.  Some of you, your employees, colleagues, friends are therefore now responding to two life threatening pandemics, simultaneously.

Lacey & Co. The Integrity group is a law firm with a cross disciplinary team absolutely dedicated to workplaces being safe, psychologically and physically. Presently, experts anticipate the risks of family violence are heightened because COVID-19, which means that unprecedented numbers of us are now working from home.

As...

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Starting a Business - Getting it RIGHT (morning session) Platypus Coworking Ballarat
Date: Monday 6th
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

Cost: FREE

Starting your own business can be a daunting task.

I help take the uncertainty and confusion out of starting a business. I know how overwhelming it can be trying to find the right information and get the right advice. With the right guidance, support and advice from an Entrepreneurship Facilitator you can DO IT with confidence. And for FREE.

In this 1 hour introduction I will step you through the process of turning a business idea into a reality today so you can

  • Save time and money.

  • Have the best chance of success.

  • Avoid the pitfalls..

Then book a time for a one-on-one mentoring session or do our free business planning workshop. 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. What I do is step you through the process so you can get on with doing what you want to do - build the business of your dreams.

Entrepreneurship Facilitators are an Australian Government initiative.

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

Biznet Breakfast - More than just surviving: Tips to maintain your wellbeing in times of uncertainty Online - Link will be provided
Date: Tuesday 7th
Time: 7:30am - 8:30am

imgFree for Commerce Ballarat Members & Non Members

Keep some normality in your routine and join us with your tea and toast for our virtual Biznet Breakfast!

"The secret to change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new" - Socrates

Change is hard even when your world is stable, but in these times of uncertainty, adapting to the current new normal is causing many of us anxiety. This increased pressure is impacting our well-being and ability to cope. 

In this 25min webinar, Natasha Tonkin will discuss some of the tips that you can implement...

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FREE Digital Marketing Workshop Online Virtual Session
Date: Wednesday 8th
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Cost: Event is Free

More than ever, ensuring your business is communicated online in an efficient and relevant way is vital. The impact of (COVID-19) is obvious, and what is not so clear is how we as businesses are going to continue to operate.

One thing I am sure of is, people still have needs & wants – how we reach them, to service these needs is what we need to alter.
The way I am hosting these FREE Digital Marketing Workshops moving forward is now online, which means there is no capacity of to how many businesses can join, or if you are not a Ballarat business – you can join too!

My hope is to continue to host more workshops more often, to help even more businesses educate and equip themselves with the most relevant information. That will help them make the most informed decision of what is next.

So I kindly ask for you to save the date, and remember to register for Wednesday 8th April, from 3 – 5 PM. Please email or call me to register your interest on 0475 954 484. From here I will be able to supply you with your own connection link to this virtual workshop.

My goal from these sessions is to help all business owners / managers / or influencers educate and upskill their knowledge of the Digital Marketing field, at no cost to them.

Topics covered will include an overview of – Social Media, Search Engine Optimisation, Search Engine Marketing, Website Development and Management plus more. With common thread of how to apply any next steps to the current changing climate.

Please contact me by phone or email to confirm your seat, and to also express interest if you would like to attend any future potential workshops at another time.

Contact details are:
kellie.hughes@austcommunitymedia.com.au
0475 954 484. 

Contact: kellie.hughes@austcommunitymedia.com.au | Phone: 0475 954 484

Olivia Newton John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre Styling Event Blue Illusion Ballarat
Date: Thursday 16th
Time: 12:30pm - 5:30pm

Cost: free

Our national styling event to support the Olivia Newton John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre is on Thursday 16/4/20. There will be nibbles and drinks and a fashion parade showcasing our latest season styles with 7% of our day's sales being donated to the centre. Everyone is welcome to come and have some fun!

RSVP is essential and must be done by 13/4/20 

Contact: ballarat@blueillusion.com | Phone: 03 5338 7299

Starting a Business - Getting it RIGHT (evening session) Platypus Coworking Ballarat
Date: Monday 20th
Time: 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Cost: FREE

Starting your own business can be a daunting task.

I help take the uncertainty and confusion out of starting a business. I know how overwhelming it can be trying to find the right information and get the right advice. With the right guidance, support and advice from an Entrepreneurship Facilitator you can DO IT with confidence. And for FREE.

In this 1 hour introduction I will step you through the process of turning a business idea into a reality today so you can

  • Save time and money.

  • Have the best chance of success.

  • Avoid the pitfalls..

Then book a time for a one-on-one mentoring session or do our free business planning workshop. 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. What I do is step you through the process so you can get on with doing what you want to do - build the business of your dreams.

Entrepreneurship Facilitators are an Australian Government initiative.

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

Starting a Business - Getting it RIGHT (evening session) Platypus Coworking Ballarat
Date: Monday 20th
Time: 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Cost: FREE

Starting your own business can be a daunting task.

I help take the uncertainty and confusion out of starting a business. I know how overwhelming it can be trying to find the right information and get the right advice. With the right guidance, support and advice from an Entrepreneurship Facilitator you can DO IT with confidence. And for FREE.

In this 1 hour introduction I will step you through the process of turning a business idea into a reality today so you can

  • Save time and money.

  • Have the best chance of success.

  • Avoid the pitfalls..

Then book a time for a one-on-one mentoring session or do our free business planning workshop. 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. What I do is step you through the process so you can get on with doing what you want to do - build the business of your dreams.

Entrepreneurship Facilitators are an Australian Government initiative.

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

Speech Craft Wendouree Bowling Club, 1330 Gregory Street, Lake Wendouree
Date: Monday 20th
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost: $ 350.00

Become a confident speaker in just 6 weeks.

Let Ballarat Toastmasters help you reach your potential with a practical, interactive communication program.

Over the past 41 years Ballarat Toastmasters has helped hundreds of people become confident public  speakers, turning people's worst fears into their greatest strength, within a fun and supportive environment.

Enrol before 6th of April 2020

Contact: vpe-3717@toastmastersclubs.org | Phone: 0497 337 726

Employer Essentials Ballarat Town Hall
Date: Tuesday 21st
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Cost: Free

Are you a small business with employees, or are you thinking of employing workers?

Understand your tax and super obligations as a small business employer.

REGISTER NOW to come along to this FREE introductory workshop run by ATO staff.

You’ll learn about:

  • what to do when you hire workers, and how to determine whether they’re employees or contractors
  • pay as you go (PAYG) withholding annual reports and payment summaries
  • how to report fringe benefits for your employees
  • superannuation reporting and due dates.
  • taxable payments reporting for the building and construction industry.

We will show you online tools and resources and you’ll have the chance to ask questions.

This event is supported by the City of Ballarat.

Contact: maria.dipaolo@ato.gov.au | Phone: 03 9275 4526

Platypus Lunch'n'Learn - April Platypus Coworking
Date: Thursday 23rd
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Effective Communication for Sales & Business

Presenter: Nicole Ashby

Contact: info@platypuscoworking.com.au | Phone: 0417581675

Aussie Helpers One on One Styling Event Blue Illusion Ballarat
Date: Friday 24th
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Cost: free

Come and support  Aussie Helpers who do so much to help our farmers all year round by providing support to them with necessities like hay, farming supplies and other services. Aussie Helpers stays in touch with 100’s of farming families to ensure their well being and survival through good and bad times.

On Friday 24/4/20 from 12pm-3pm we will be hosting a one on one styling event and donating 15% of our sales to Aussie Helpers. Bring a friend to shop with you. There will be light refreshments as well.

 

Contact: ballarat@blueillusion.com | Phone: 03 5338 7299

Hospitality - Industry Chat (Apr) TBC
Date: Wednesday 29th
Time: 8:45am - 10:15am

Free for Members & Non Members

An opportunity to come together to learn, share, collaborate and discuss relevant issues. Open to those working specifically in the hospitality industry.

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Tax Essentials for Small Business Ballarat Business Centre
Date: Wednesday 29th
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Cost: FREE

Are you a new small business, or thinking of starting a small business?

Give your small business the best start!

REGISTER NOW to come along to this FREE introductory workshop run by ATO staff.

You’ll learn the basics about:

  • common business structures
  • business registrations and reporting
  • expenses you may be able to claim including motor vehicle, depreciation and home-based business expenses
  • where to go for help and information when you need it.

We will show you online tools and resources that can help you and you’ll have the chance to ask questions.

This is a great opportunity for you to network.

There is a dedicated FREE Employer essentials session so topics specific only to employers are not covered in this event.

Please bring a pen and your smartphone or tablet. After the event we will send you a short online survey – we value your feedback and suggestions.

This event is organised in partnership with the Ballarat Business Centre.

Contact: reception@ballaratbusiness.com.au | Phone: 5364 2900