Events & Workshops

SBCV members offer a wide range of practical and low cost seminars and workshops. These events are aimed at providing you with the skills and knowledge to assist in opening, managing or growing your business. See below for a list of scheduled SBCV events or workshops.

Record Keeping for Small Business

Wednesday 25 October 2017
Commences:
9:30am
Concludes:
12:30pm
Venue:
Greater Shepparton Business Centre,
70 New Dookie Road, Shepparton, VIC
Cost:
0.00
Description of Event

It’s important to get your record keeping right. Come along to a free workshop run by ATO staff, where you will work through case studies and examples.

You will learn how to: keep good records, including tips and traps, complete records, statements and other forms, such as cash receipts and cash payments books, business activity statements (BAS) complete and record a stocktake and where to get help and support when you need it.

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Advanced Digital Strategies For Your Business

Thursday 26 October 2017
Commences:
5:15pm
Concludes:
7:15pm
Venue:
Ballarat Business Centre,
15 Dawson Street South, Ballarat, VIC
Cost:
30.00
Description of Event

Learn how to develop a strategy to help grow your business through your online activities and make your products and services easy for potential customers to find.

This small, interactive workshop will demystify the digital world and help bring focus and clarity to your online marketing activities. 

Most small-business owners know very well that they need a professional online presence if they want to be taken seriously. But amongst all the other urgent tasks, this important job is often left undone.

The online world is rapidly evolving and today’s customers expect much more than a static promotional website. Adoption of digital technology is fast becoming a fundamental to business success. Developing content, understanding social media and search engine optimisation are all considered complex tasks by many busy small business owners.

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Starting Your Business Right

Thursday 9 November 2017
Commences:
9:30am
Concludes:
1:00pm
Venue:
Brunswick Business Incubator,
420 Victoria Street, Brunswick, VIC
Cost:
30.00
Description of Event

Thinking of starting a business but not sure where to start? Start here!

Led by an expert with real-life small business experience this workshop will cover all the essentials from evaluating business-readiness, market-analysis, determining the best structure, preparing a business plan and a step-by-step guide to getting registered.

There are no guarantees of success in business, but making the right moves at this early stage will ensure you start off on the right path. This workshop will also introduce a suite of great resources and templates to get you started.

All participants get a free follow up one-on-one mentoring session with an experienced small business mentor who will tailor individual advice and information.

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Employing and Keeping the Right Staff

Tuesday 14 November 2017
Commences:
5:15pm
Concludes:
7:15pm
Venue:
Ballarat Business Centre,
15 Dawson Street South, Ballarat, VIC
Cost:
30.00
Description of Event

It is often said that "our people are our greatest asset" but how do you make that come true and make sure that you meet your obligations as an employer.

Find the answers to all of your questions about employing people at this interactive workshop and learn about how to find, select and retain the right people.

You will also hear about how to properly deal the many legal requirements that go with being an employer.

This practical and interactive workshop will teach you how to do just that - to find them, contract them, induct them and manage them in line with good management practice and legal requirements.  

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Advanced Marketing Strategies for your Business

Thursday 16 November 2017
Commences:
6:00pm
Concludes:
9:30pm
Venue:
Greater Shepparton Business Centre,
70 New Dookie Road, Shepparton, VIC
Cost:
30.00
Description of Event

Do you already understand the basics of marketing and want to develop your knowledge to grow your business further with new products, services, or markets? Do you want to improve your profitability or just be more efficient with your marketing dollars?

Sharpen your marketing strategy to gain a competitive edge as well as learn about the latest online and offline marketing tools to develop the right mix for your business and stay relevant to your customers.

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Keep the Cash Flowing

Tuesday 21 November 2017
Commences:
5:15pm
Concludes:
7:15pm
Venue:
Ballarat Business Centre,
15 Dawson Street South, Ballarat, VIC
Cost:
30.00
Description of Event

Even a profitable business can fail if it runs out of cash! Cash flow is the lifeblood of a business because it allows you to pay your bills and be free of financial stress.

Avoid running out of cash in your business by learning how to effectively forecast and improve your cash flow, and never get left short again.

Profit does not equal cash, and for every small business cash is king.

One of the critical aspects for your business is to ensure there is adequate cash flow to meet all your short-term obligations, like wages and suppliers.

Learn from a small business finance expert to understand the key drivers of cash in your business and walk away with simple actions you can implement immediately to improve your cash flow.

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