Past Events

14-Dec-2017 Four steps to being a marketing guru workshop Wagga Wagga


14 December 2017 11am-12pm


NSW Department of Industry


Riverina Murray BEC, 66-70 Coleman Street, Wagga




Marketing Workshop & Networking Morning Tea

Four Steps to Being a Marketing Guru presented by Riverina Murray Business Enterprise Centre

Stuff the accountants! Marketing is the one part of your business when the fun police take a back seat and your creativity, energetic drive and social ebullience takes over. This is where you get to say what's going to happen out the front of the shop. So why not have a bit of fun, and let your customer's enjoy it too.

In this session we'll cover four marketing essentials:

  • Choose your customers carefully

  • Enrich your business ego

  • Charge like a brain surgeon

  • Sprinkle your stardust

 For more information, and registration, log in here. 

13-Dec-2017 Illawarra ITeC/BEC - Business Basics Workshop Coniston



13 December 2017 9.30am - 12:30pm


Illawarra ITeC


Illawarra ITeC, Corner of Fox and Miller Streets, Coniston 




This workshop will outline the steps that you need to take to research your business idea and then establish your business. 

The workshop will include discussion, tools and templates to help make your business a success, including strategies for marketing, financial management, business planning and taxation. 

Bookings essential

P: 4223 3100 or E:

13-Dec-2017 Protecting designs and intellectual property webinar

When: 13 December 2017 12pm - 1pm

Duration: 1 hours

Venue: Online

Cost: Free

Description:  IP Australia is holding an introductory designs workshop via webinar

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
  • 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

How to join the webinar

Please use this link to join the session:

Event password: Csyk222Z

Register to this Eventbrite and click 'Add to Calendar' to receive an event invitation. Also please ensure you download WebEx before the event

More information here

08-Dec-2017 Business Connect Bus Port Macquarie

On December 8, 2017, the Business Connect Bus will be at the Glasshouse Forecourt, 32/40 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie.

The Business Connect Bus delivers highly subsidised face-to-face business advice to regional areas across NSW. 

The experienced Business Connect advisors are able to provide personalised support on how to start, grow or innovate your business in the comfort of their dedicated advisory bus.

Just book online or call 1300 134 359.

07-Dec-2017 Business Connect Bus Macksville

On December 7, 2017, the Business Connect Bus will be at 13 Princes Street, Macksville.

The Business Connect Bus delivers highly subsidised face-to-face business advice to regional areas across NSW. 

The experienced Business Connect advisors are able to provide personalised support on how to start, grow or innovate your business in the comfort of their dedicated advisory bus.

Just book online or call 1300 134 359.

07-Dec-2017 EnergyLab's Springboard Program Workshop Sydney

Do you have a great idea for a clean energy business but not sure what to do next?

Apply to EnergyLab's Springboard Program and they'll help you refine your business idea and develop a roadmap to success.

The Springboard Program is a one day workshop held at EnergyLab, followed by coaching sessions to help you stay on track. The Springboard Program involves:

1. Workshop

Over the course of the day EnergyLab will help you refine your business plan, estimate the size of your potential market and develop a plan for testing your assumptions and gaining traction. 
The workshop will be held at EnergyLab in Sydney. 

2. Coaching

After the workshop you will meet with a business coach to discuss your progress against your plan and adjust it if necessary. Coaching sessions may be conducted at EnergyLab or over the phone.

It is worth noting that Individuals and teams are eligible. EnergyLab has a very broad view of clean energy, and include any technology that is required in a world powered by 100% renewable sources. The Springboard Program is free.

The next workshop is currently scheduled for 10am to 7pm on Thursday 7 December 2017. However, if there is enough interest EnergyLab will run one earlier than that.

To express your interest in the Springboard Program, fill out the short application form here. EnergyLab may then organise a phone interview to get to know you better and learn more about your idea. If they feel you are a good fit for the program, they will offer you a place in the next workshop.

To review information about The Springboard Program, click here.

To email EnergyLab with any questions regarding The Springboard Program, click here

To apply for The Springboard Program, fill in this form. 


06-Dec-2017 Business Connect Bus Nambucca Heads

On December 6, 2017, the Business Connect Bus will be at 25 Bowra Street, Nambucca Heads.

The Business Connect Bus delivers highly subsidised face-to-face business advice to regional areas across NSW. 

The experienced Business Connect advisors are able to provide personalised support on how to start, grow or innovate your business in the comfort of their dedicated advisory bus.

Just book online or call 1300 134 359.

06-Dec-2017 Going for Growth: Expanding your Business with Additive Manufacturing North Wollongong


6 December 2017 5pm - 7:30pm


2 hours and 30 minutes


AIIM Theatre, Level 1, AIIM Building (237), Innovation Campus - Squires Way, North Wollongong (TBC). 

Parking Available in P1 visitor car park (fees apply)




Advantage SME and the Southern Manufacturing Innovation Group invite you to Going for Growth. This event will give you the opportunity to learn how Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from both Australia and the UK have used Additive Manufacturing, also known as 3D Printing, to future-proof their businesses.

The keynote presentation will be provided by Dr Alan Rennie from Lancaster University, UK. Dr Rennie is an Additive Manufacturing expert with a track record of helping industry transform using Additive Manufacturing techniques. Dr Rennie will demonstrate how Lancaster University's Engineering Design Academy has successfully grown its local SME community.

The Engineering Design Academy has gained an international reputation for its innovative approach to SME collaboration and transforming local industry through Additive Manufacturing. The academy was funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), with matched funding from Lancaster University.

Come along to the event to learn how Additive Manufacturing can set your business on a path to growth and enjoy a Christmas drink with other innovative regional businesses.

Bookings essential by Sunday 3 December 2017, spaces limited.
Register here via Eventbrite.

06-Dec-2017 iAccelerate Centre Tour & Information Session Wollongong


6 December 2017 10.30am - 11:30am


iAccelerate @UOW


iAccelerate Centre (239) Innovation Campus, University of Wollongong, North Wollongong




Tour the iAccelerate Centre, the region's first purpose-built business incubator, providing a permanent home for 280+ startup companies and learn more about the iAccelerate offering.

The three-storey, 4,000 square metre iAccelerate Centre is open for business and they are keen to show you the facilities.

The iAccelerate Centre, features ‘plug and go’ expandable space at the UOW’s Innovation Campus, with 39 offices, 12 meeting rooms, 6 breakout spaces, 2 co-working spaces and the Roof top terrace.

iAccelerate’s suite of programs is designed to assist businesses grow and scale their companies. iAccelerate is built around a robust educational program, formalised business acceleration monitoring and one-to-one mentoring.

During the tour, they will show you around and explain their program to you.



RSVP: Via Eventbrite

06-Dec-2017 Digital marketing for your business workshop Randwick


6 December 2017 7:30pm - 10pm


2 hours and 30 minutes


City of Randwick Council, Ground Floor, 30 Frances Street, Randwick




Wondering why you should be marketing online or how you can get started?

Marketing online for most small businesses can be scary, confusing and frustrating.

Not only is it easy for small business owners to get lost in all the information, tools and technology…

It’s also common for them to feel disappointed when they give online marketing a go and don’t see great results immediately.

So is the online world really worth it?

The answer is “Yes”!

If you are not already marketing your business online, it is time to start doing so. Just about every business can benefit from online marketing once they understand the relevance and opportunities available to them.

In this interactive two and a half hour introductory workshop you’ll:

  • Understand what being online actually means and how you can benefit from current trends
  • Determine which tools are relevant to your specific business
  • Gain greater confidence and clarity in what to do online.

This workshop is ideal for business owners who:

  • Know they need to be online but are not sure what to do
  • Are affected by changes in their market environment and are now thinking of new ways to attract customers

Presented by Realise Business.

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for business owners who are affected by construction of Light Rail route and are looking for the right online tools for their business.


Register for this workshop.