Past Events

10-Jan-2019 New Enterprise Incentive Scheme information session Newcastle

                             

When

10 January 2019 10am - 12pm

Facilitator

The Business Centre

Venue

The Business Centre 6 Dick Street Newcastle

Cost

Free 

Description

Dream of starting your own business? Make it a reality and create yourself a job through the Australian Government’s New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS). This two-hour information session will outline the program which helps eligible participants into self-employment and includes:

  • Fully funded and accredited small business training
  • Fully funded 12 months personalised business mentoring support
  • Income support for up to 39 weeks (if eligible)
  • Rental assistance up to 26 weeks (if eligible).

This information session will provide you with all you need to know including eligibility, application process and program inclusions. If you have any questions or would like more information, please visit www.newhunterbusiness.org or phone New Hunter Business on 1800 815 705.

Presenter
Paulina Mangano, Business Advisor

Parking
Metered parking is available directly in front of the building on Dick Street, Newcastle.

Accessibility
If you have accessibility issues please call us so we can assist you.

If you need assistance to start, run or grow your business please visit, www.businesscentre.com.au or phone The Business Centre on 02 4925 7700.

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06-Dec-2018 Business Start Up Support Information Session Maitland

                             

When

6 December 2018 10.30am - 12.00pm

Facilitator

Hunter Futurepreneurs

Venue

Maitland City Library 480 High Street Maitland

Cost

Free 

Description

Thinking about starting a business but don't know how? 

This free 90-minute information session is time well spent for anybody considering starting up a business or has a business idea they want to explore it further. We will show you how to access support and guidance through the startup process.

Topics include: 

  • Questions to ask yourself before you start

  • How to check that your business idea is going to work

  • How much money do you need to set up and run your business?

  • Importance of planning

  • Knowing your legal obligations

  • Where to get free advice, training and support for your business

  • Accessing funding and subsidies

About the Presenter:

Cheryl Royle, the Entrepreneurship Facilitator for the Hunter Region, has 25 years of experience running businesses and educating, supporting and coaching thousands of business owners, executives, freelancers, consultants, artists and entrepreneurs across Australia. She’s also the Co-Founder of the Lone Rangers Business Network for solo business operators in the Hunter. 

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05-Dec-2018 Understanding Designs Webinar

When

5 December 2018 12pm -1pm

Facilitator

IP Australia

Venue

On-line

 

Cost

Free


Description

How IP can help your business

For many startup businesses and entrepreneurs, IP is the difference between success and failure. Competing with larger established businesses requires new and disruptive innovation. Much of that creativity and innovation can be protected with registered IP like designs for the way a product looks, patents for inventions and trade marks for brands.

Here’s what you can expect
Focussing on designs, the workshop will give you an awareness of how to protect your product with a registered design. Also the tools you need to help you understand the basics of Intellectual Property and help you understand the design application process.

What you will learn at this workshop

IP 101
• The basics of IP - overview of the Registered IP - Designs
• The basics of copyright and trade secrets

Designs
• The difference between copyright and design
• Understand the different types of design protection
• Pre-application information
• Understand the filing requirements for an Australian design application
• Registration v certification

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To book your place, click here.


                             

05-Dec-2018 Digital Skills, SEO and Analytics Laurieton

                         
 

When

 5 December 2018 9.00am - 12.00pm 

Facilitator

NORTEC

Venue

Laurieton United Services Club 2 Seymour Street Laurieton

Cost

$25 

Description

This is a three-hour workshop which aims to provide you with a range of practical tools that you can immediately apply in your business.
You will leave the workshop with more confidence to effectively engage with your online audience to strengthen results for your business. We aim to make it easy for you.  We will provide you with a simple to understand handout that will help you in your day to day business operations. 

In this workshop we will cover:

  • Simple ways to expand your online presence and profile
  • Retail, tourism, trades and creative platforms to achieve better results for your business
  • Sell more - with or without a website
  • Online marketing options

What is SEO?

  • Researching keywords
  • Optimizing pages for keywords
  • Optimizing code and site structure
  • Optimizing nontext components of a webpage
  • Building links to your content
  • Promoting your content via social media


What is Analytics?

  • Analyzing content quality
  • Measuring SEO effectiveness
  • Analytics Tools – Google analytics
  • Setting up Google analytics account
  • Installing tracking tags
  • Understanding reports
  • Utilizing segmentation for deeper analysis
  • Viewing shared content and referrals with social reports

Please bring your laptop or tablet.  Unfortunately, smart phones are really not suitable.

RSVP To register, go here



  
                  
                        

05-Dec-2018 Social Media Strategy Laurieton

                         
 

When

 5 December 2018 2.00pm - 5.00pm 

Facilitator

NORTEC

Venue

Laurieton United Services Club 2 Seymour Street Laurieton

Cost

$25 

Description

Simply turning up and having a presence isn't enough.  From understanding your ideal customer to goal setting to having a content strategy, how do you take advantage of the social media phenomenon to reach more customers and engage existing customers.  We also want to shed light on optimising your website for search engines or 'SEO' or Search Engine Optimisation.  Yes, you need to know about this so your target market can find you.

In this workshop we will cover:

  • ​​an overview of some key channels - Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Messenger Apps
  • reviewing your customer segments and social media behaviour
  • reaching new customers
  • engaging with existing customers
  • identifying an content strategy
  • creating a social media plan
  • practical on-page optimisation techniques
  • an approach to your content strategy
  • opportunities for off-page optimisation

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Please bring your laptop or tablet.  Unfortunately smart phones are really not suitable.

RSVP To register, go here



  
                  
                        

05-Dec-2018 2018 Energy Forum IV - Batteries Will Run The World Sydney

                         
 

When

 5 December 2018 9.30am - 11.00am 

Facilitator

The Warren Centre

Venue

University of Sydney Business School, Lecture Theatre 2080 Building H70, Abercrombie & Codrington Sts Darlington

Cost

$10 - $500 

Description

Registration from 9am for a 9.30am start.

Emerging battery technologies are creating a new energy future. Improvements in the materials and greater efficiencies in existing battery technologies are driving new products and applications. Improved safety outcomes will deliver superior home batteries, car batteries, medical devices and wearable personalised health technology.

Batteries are the key to a sustainable future. Rechargable energy storage integrates easily with intermittent renewable power systems to bring about a stable, reliable and more cost efficient energy environment.

This last Warren Centre Energy Forum for 2018 will explore the future of batteries. The forum will discuss user requirements and commercial applications in a short, industry-focussed format

RSVP To register, go here



  
                  
                        

04-Dec-2018 NSW Smart Energy Summit Sydney

                         
 

When

 4 December 2018 8.30am - 5.00pm

Facilitator

Smart Energy Council

Venue

Doltone House Darling Island Pyrmont

Cost

Separate pricing for members, non-members, students and NGOs here

Description

Join Australia’s smart energy thought leaders, policy makers and practitioners working on real-world projects.

•    Hear directly from Hon Don Harwin, Amy Kean, Simon Corbell, Simon Holmes a Court, Tim Buckley, Bianca Sylvester, Marilyne Crestias and many more.
•    Find out about NSW and national renewable energy projects from Alpha ESS, ESCO Pacific, Fluence, Harvey Norman Solar and Selectronic and more. 
•    Explore smart energy policy in NSW and nationally.
•    Your chance to connect with leading renewable energy project developers, investors and policy makers.

Who should attend? 

  • Industrial energy users
  • Manufacturers
  • Project Developers, Financers and Investors
  • Small and large commerical businesses
  • Retailers, Utilities
  • Policy Makers and
  • Community groups

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03-Dec-2018 NSW Export Capability Program Workshop Newcastle

                         
 

When

 3 December 2018 10.30am - 1.00pm 

Facilitator

The NSW Trade and Investment branch at the NSW Department of Industry

Venue

Austrade, PKF Lawyers, 755 Hunter Street, Newcastle

Cost

Free 

Description

The NSW Government invites you to an USA market focussed exporting workshop in Newcastle. This workshop aims to help exporters looking for the next opportunity.

The US is one of Australia’s most important trade and investment partners: the largest foreign investor in Australia, Australia’s largest foreign investment destination, and the fourth largest destination for Australian exports (2016).The US is a leading engine of innovation and a critical research and development (R&D) partner for Australian businesses and institutions. 

The US market’s world leading consumer demand is an attractive opportunity for Australian exporters, but is highly competitive and diverse. Australia enjoys considerable market access advantages under the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA). Opportunities are in advanced materials manufacturing, Agribusiness , Cyber security, Digital technology , Edtech, Fintech, Medtech, Renewable energy, Resources and energy, METS.

The workshop will cover:

  • Welcome by the NSW Government

  • How to do business, market opportunities, including a quick Political update

  • Export top tips

  • Australia-USA Free Trade Agreement

  • Freight forwarding

  • Grants and funding programs (EMDG and EFIC)

  • Austrade Landing pad program

  • Q&A 

Who should attend?

  • New and aspiring exporters

  • Existing exporters looking for the next opportunity and new markets

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03-Dec-2018 15th Papua New Guinea Mining & Petroleum Investment Conference Sydney

                             

When

3 - 5 December 2018 10am - 12pm

Facilitator

PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum

Venue

Sydney Hilton Hotel 488 George Street Sydney 

Cost

3 day registration $2,244 (Early Bird rates before 22 September)

Description

This premier international conference will once again showcase the exciting developments occurring in PNG’s resource sectors, as well as highlights from PNG APEC 2018.

The three-day conference will provide a comprehensive technical update on the current and proposed projects, new discoveries and exploration. The event offers an excellent opportunity to meet all the players in the PNG mining and petroleum industry, including financiers, Government, service companies and contractors, and for joint venture discussions, networking and promotions.

Highlights will include the performance and proposed expansion of the world class PNG LNG Project, progress of the planned Papua LNG project based on the major Elk-Antelope gas fields, as well as updates on the mega-sized Wafi-Golpu and Frieda River copper-gold prospects.

The conference comes directly after the APEC 2018 Leaders’ week. Outcomes and successes of this global forum will be highlighted for the first time in the mining and petroleum conference and will be a feature of the overall event.

This is an unparalleled opportunity to meet all the decision makers in the PNG mining and petroleum industry including the Government. The last event attracted over 1,200 delegates and was an outstanding success.

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30-Nov-2018 Building A Profitable Bottom Line Ulladulla

                           

When

30 November 2018 10.30am - 12.30pm

Facilitator

Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre

Venue

Ulladulla Library Princes Highway Ulladulla

Cost

$25 

Description

Is your business struggling to give you the profits you work so hard for? Do you feel that every year it’s a juggling act, and you just want the finances to run smoothly?

The fact is that every decision you make and every transaction you process has an impact on the cashflow and profitability of your business, and your equity. Each year and over the life of the business your activities build, create your bottom line and determine the success or failure of your enterprise.

We will take a different approach to help you better understand how your business policies and transactions impact on your bottom line profit, cashflow and balance sheet; considering activities such as;

  • product pricing
  • sales
  • inventory purchases
  • providing, seeking and extending credit terms
  • engaging employees
  • capital expenditure
  • financing

Working through a case study we will show you how to develop a 5-year financial plan and take control of your own financial destiny.

A one-to-one follow up meeting is provided to assist you further and embed the ideas/principles as part of the workshop. Please book with the Business Adviser at the workshop.

Presented by David Evans.

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