Calendar

2017 Gigs

Turning Traffic into Sales at Xmas Holidays and Beyond! – Workshop

Host: Rural City of Wangaratta
When: Tuesday 24 Oct 2017
Time: 5.00 – 8.00pm
Venue Location: Council Chambers
62-68 Ovens Street, Wangaratta

Xmas is the busiest time of the year for retailers so it’s important in all the rush to maximise your opportunities to get you through the quieter months. This workshop will not only set you up for good sales at Xmas it will set you up for a Happy 2018.

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Starting Your Business in Victoria – Workshop

Host: City of Maribyrnong
When: Wednesday 25 Oct 2017
Time: 6.30 – 10.00pm
Venue Location: Maribyrnong Civic Centre
Corner Napier & Hyde Streets Footscray VIC 3011

Are you an asylum seeker, refugee or migrant and want to start a small business? This workshop will help you put in place the right foundation to build a successful business. From taking the first steps to conducting a feasibility study on your business idea, this hands-on workshop will help you gain a clear idea of how to start your business. All participants receive a free follow up one-on-one mentoring session with an experienced small business mentor who will tailor individual advice and information.

Book online today with Event ID: E18115

Advanced Marketing Strategies For Your Business – Workshop

Host: City of Maribyrnong
When: Wednesday 8 Nov 2017
Time: 6.30 – 10.00pm
Venue Location: Maribyrnong Civic Centre
Corner Napier & Hyde Streets Footscray VIC 3011

Do you already understand the basics of Marketing and want to develop your skills to grow your business further with new products, services, or markets? Learn how to refine your existing marketing strategy to expand your business opportunities. This hands-on workshop will challenge you to build a deeper understanding of your customers and boost the effectiveness of your marketing to take your business to the next level.

Book online today with Event ID: E18116

Business networking at the Kyneton Races – Workshop

Host: Macedon Ranges Business Connect
When: Friday 17 Nov 2017
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm
Venue Location: Kyneton Racing Club, 2 Campaspe Place, Kyneton 3444

Develop effective networking skills with the latest techniques and insights. Continue informal networking while enjoying lunch, views of the track and the excitement of race day.

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Starting Your Business in Victoria – Workshop

Host: City of Maribyrnong
African Australian SB Association
When: Monday 27 Nov 2017
Time: 3.00 – 5.00pm
Venue Location: V.U at Metro West, 138 Nicholson St, Footscray 3011

Many small businesses think marketing is about having a website, a Facebook page and placing advertisements in the local paper. While these are all marketing activities, to market effectively you must think a lot broader and apply a ‘customer-focused mindset’ to all aspects of your business.

Book online today with Event ID: E19834

Effective Business Networking – Workshop

Host: Brotherhood of St Laurence
When: Tuesday 28 Nov 2017
Time: 1.00 – 3.00pm
Venue Location: Epping Community Services Hub
713 High St Epping VIC 3076

There’s a lot more to business networking than just meeting new people – it’s not enough that people KNOW you, or that they LIKE you. They also need to TRUST you! Build effective networking skills with the latest techniques and insights straight from experts who have built successful businesses.

Book online today with Event ID: E19275

Effective Business Networking – Workshop

Host: Brotherhood of St Laurence
When: Wednesday 29 Nov 2017
Time: 1.00 – 3.00pm
Venue Location: Flemington Community Centre
25 Mt Alexander Road Flemington VIC 3031

There’s a lot more to business networking than just meeting new people – it’s not enough that people KNOW you, or that they LIKE you. They also need to TRUST you! Build effective networking skills with the latest techniques and insights straight from experts who have built successful businesses.

Book online today with Event ID: E19282

 

Past Gigs

Starting Your Business in Victoria – Workshop

Host: Moonee Valley City Council
When: Wednesday 18 Oct 2017
Time: 6.00 – 9.30pm
Venue Location: Wingate Avenue Community Centre
13a Wingate Avenue Ascot Vale VIC 3032

Are you an asylum seeker, refugee or migrant and want to start a small business? This workshop will help you put in place the right foundation to build a successful business. From taking the first steps to conducting a feasibility study on your business idea, this hands-on workshop will help you gain a clear idea of how to start your business. All participants receive a free follow up one-on-one mentoring session with an experienced small business mentor who will tailor individual advice and information.

Book online today with Event ID: E18178

Starting Your Business Right – Workshop

Host: Brunswick Business Incubator
When: Wednesday 11 Oct 2017
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm
Venue Location: 420 Victoria Street Brunswick VIC 3056

Have you got a great idea you want to turn into a business? This Small Business Victoria workshop will step you through the process, help you get set up right the first time and connect you to a range of government resources and free mentoring.

Book online today with Event ID: E19352

Advanced Marketing Strategies For Your Business – Workshop

Host: City of Port Phillip
When: Thursday 21 Sept 2017
Time: 5.00 – 8.30pm
Venue Location: St Kilda Town Hall
99a Carlisle Street St Kilda VIC 3182

Do you already understand the basics of Marketing and want to develop your skills to grow your business further with new products, services, or markets? Learn how to refine your existing marketing strategy to expand your business opportunities. This hands-on workshop will challenge you to build a deeper understanding of your customers and boost the effectiveness of your marketing to take your business to the next level.

Book online today with Event ID: E19434

Starting Your Business in Victoria – Workshop

Host: City of Greater Geelong
When: Saturday 16 Sept 2017
Time: 10.00am – 1.30pm
Venue Location: Diversitat Northern Community Hub
25-41 Arunga Avenue, Norlane 3214

Are you an asylum seeker, refugee or migrant and want to start a small business? This workshop will help you put in place the right foundation to build a successful business. From taking the first steps to conducting a feasibility study on your business idea, this hands-on workshop will help you gain a clear idea of how to start your business. All participants receive a free follow up one-on-one mentoring session with an experienced small business mentor who will tailor individual advice and information.

Book online today with Event ID: E19620

Leverage from Major Events – Workshop

Host: Rural City of Wangaratta
When: Wednesday 13 Sept 2017
Time: 5.30 – 7.30pm
Venue Location: Council Chambers
62-68 Ovens Street, Wangaratta

Come to this interactive and fun ideas filled workshop and gain a clear strategy and action plan for how your business can leverage from events. There will be networking opportunities and an insight into how to utilise social media before, during and after events.

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Event Funding: Creating a Winning Submission – Workshop

Host: Rural City of Wangaratta
When: Wednesday 13 Sept 2017
Time: 3.30 – 5.00pm
Venue Location: Council Chambers
62-68 Ovens Street, Wangaratta

Got a great event that’s not being funded? Maybe your event funding application is letting your event down! No worries – here’s your opportunity to develop a winning application to give you the best chance of getting valuable funds to make your event ever better.

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Power of Publicity – Working with the media – Workshop – Cancelled

Host: Rural City of Wangaratta
When: Tuesday 5 Sept 2017
Time: 5.30 – 7.00pm
Venue Location: Council Chambers
62-68 Ovens Street, Wangaratta

Getting known is always a challenge for businesses but one article in the newspaper or interview on TV can change all of that in an instant. Some businesses make it look so easy. Come to this interactive and fun workshop and discover, 1) How publicity works and why certain businesses experience overnight fame! and 2) How to work with the media and how to place yourself in the best position to get noticed by online and offline media.

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12 things to do in your business to ensure success! – Workshop

A 4 hour workshop which has been tailored for those in the animal industry on behalf of Chews Australia. Do you want to fast track success in your animal business? Would you like to do it all without spending thousands of dollars you don’t have? You can!

When: 27 August 2017
Time: 1.00 – 5.00pm
Venue Location: Quest Flemington, 600 Epsom Rd, Flemington
Cost: $140

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‘Get Good or Get Off’ book launch – Webinar

When: Thursday 17 August 2017
Time: 2.00 – 2.30pm

Hear from the two authors, Ailsa Page and Jo Saunders, of ‘Get Good or Get Off’ and be part of their online book launch.

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Small Business Festival Victoria

Harnessing your passion for powerful marketing – Luncheon

When: Monday 14 August 2017
Time: 12.00 – 2.00pm
Venue Location: Clarion on Canterbury
326 Canterbury Road, Forest Hill 3131

Marketing is an necessary part of any small business. But when resources are limited and options so many, it can be difficult to know what to choose. If you’re still chewing over which approach is best for you, come along to this business lunch presentation and take away the tools to get the greatest bang for your marketing buck. Presenter, business specialist and AP Marketing Works founder Ailsa Page believes your best business advantage is as simple as passion. Find out how to harness it and share Ailsa’s powerful marketing tips at this informative presentation delivered in her fun and quirky style.

Book online today with Event ID: E18781

Sisters doing it for themselves – Workshop

When: Monday 14 August 2017
Time: 6.00 – 8.30pm
Venue Location: Newport Community Hub
13-15 Mason Street, Newport 3013

Meet others in business through the facilitated networking time and have your questions ready to ask the panel. This event is guaranteed to give you a much-needed injection of enthusiasm for small business. Warning: if you are not in business already, you may just leave this event inspired to have a career change! Light refreshments provided.

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Advanced Digital Strategies For Your Business – Workshop

When: Thursday 10 August 2017
Time: 9.00am – 12.30pm
Venue Location: Hobsons Bay Civic Centre
115 Civic Parade, Altona

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.

Book online today with Event ID: E18855

Marketing muckups and how to avoid them – Workshop

When: Tuesday 8 August 2017
Time: 8.00 – 10.00am
Venue Location: Newport Community Hub
13-15 Mason Street, Newport 3015

Mucking up your marketing not only costs your money and time, but the opportunity cost of missing out on customers can be the difference between success and failure. In this entertaining session, marketing expert Ailsa Page will help you to learn from the marketing mistakes of others so that you can skip them yourself and jump straight into a more efficient and successful approach for your business.

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PR and marketing hacks – Webinar

When: Tuesday 8 August 2017
Time: 12.00 – 1.00pm

Have you always wanted to know the difference between PR and marketing? Or perhaps you just need to clarify which to use when. Discover the difference between the two and how they work well together in this webinar of PR and marketing hacks specifically for small business. Pick up great tips on how to work with the media and link this with other marketing strategies together to really stand out from the crowd and achieve great bang for your marketing buck. Presented by marketing specialist Ailsa Page from AP Marketing Works and PR specialist Amanda Mills from Greenlight PR.

Book online today with Event ID: E19107

Making time for marketing – Webinar

When: Thursday 3 August 2017
Time: 10.00 – 11.30am

Do you struggle to find time in your day to dedicate to marketing your business effectively? Smart small business marketing takes time but your investment can pay off handsomely in terms of business growth and sales. This webinar will teach you not only how to find time in your schedule for marketing, but also which marketing you should be spending your time on. Small business marketing expert and dynamo Ailsa Page teams up with productivity expert Business Time Lord, Russell Scott to share how it’s done.

Book online today with Event ID: E19104

10 ways to drum up business now – Workshop

Host: Help 4 Small Business
When: Wednesday 26 July 2017
Time: 9.30 – 12.00pm
Venue Location: Deakin Business Centre
46-48 Lemon Avenue & Eighth Street, Mildura

This workshop is part of the Help 4 Small Business Bootcamp running from 25th-28th July 2017 in Mildura. 

Is your business in a bit of a slump? Are you needing to get some sales going like right now? Have you run out of ideas and don’t know what to do next? Then this is the workshop for you.

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Marketing on a shoestring – Workshop

Host: Help 4 Small Business
When: Wednesday 26 July 2017
Time: 1.00 – 4.00pm
Venue Location: Deakin Business Centre
46-48 Lemon Avenue & Eighth Street, Mildura

This workshop is part of the Help 4 Small Business Bootcamp running from 25th-28th July 2017 in Mildura. 

Come along to this fun interactive workshop and I’ll share some secrets of successful marketing on a shoe string. In this session you will discover some great marketing ideas for your business that don’t cost the earth and are super effective! All of this in plain English!

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Starting Your Business in Victoria – Workshop

Host: City of Whittlesea
When: Thursday 22 June 2017
Time: 10.00am – 1.30pm
Venue Location: Epping Community Services Hub
713 High Street, Epping

Are you an asylum seeker, refugee or migrant and want to start a small business? This workshop will help you put in place the right foundation to build a successful business. From taking the first steps to conducting a feasibility study on your business idea, this hands-on workshop will help you gain a clear idea of how to start your business.

Book online today with Event ID: E18324

Your Business in a Digital World – Workshop

Host: Greater Shepparton City Council
When: Wednesday 21 June 2017
Time: 6.00 – 8.00pm
Venue Location: Greater Shepparton Business Centre
70 New Dookie Rd Shepparton VIC 3630

Do you feel confused, overwhelmed or nervous about taking your business online? Take the guess work out of finding the right support with this introductory workshop led by a digital expert with real-life small business experience. Using practical exercises and real-life examples you will learn to make informed decisions about the right tools for your business and how to bring them all together into an effective online strategy.

Book online today with Event ID: E18138

Effective Business Networking – Workshop

Host: Frankston City Council
When: Thursday 15 June 2017
Time: 6.00 – 8.00pm
Where: Frankston Foundry
1-3 Keys Street Frankston VIC 3199

Did you know that almost 90% of business today is generated through networks? Love it or hate it, effective networking is an essential skill to master for your business success. This short 2-hour workshop will help you develop effective networking skills with the latest techniques and insights straight from experts who have built successful businesses.

Book online today with Event ID: E18130

Advanced Digital Strategies For Your Business – Workshop

Host: Moyne Shire Council
When: Wednesday 14 June 2017
Time: 7.30 – 11.00am
Where: Port Fairy Community Services Centre
Atkinson Street, Port Fairy

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.

Book online today with Event ID: E19431

Two Day Conference

Host: Macedon Ranges Business Connect
When: Wednesday 24 & Thursday 25 May 2017
Where: Kyneton Town Hall, 129 Mollison St, Kyneton VIC 3444

Workshops included;

24 May – Effective Business Networking
24 May – Understanding Marketing
24 May – Your Business in a Digital World
25 May – Effective Business Networking
25 May – Marketing for Growth

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Visual Merchandising on a Shoe String

Host: City of Whittlesea
When: Tuesday 9 May 2017
Time: 6.00 – 8.00pm
Where: Pacific Epping Shopping Centre
Corner of High and Cooper Streets

Learn the basics of visual merchandising and how you can do it easily on a small or no budget. Learn new ways to attract more customers to shop with you, encourage customers to buy more from you and ideas for window and shop displays. Plus you get some take home resources and support for 30 days to put in practice your new skills.

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Marketing for Growth – Workshop – Cancelled

Host: Landscaping Victoria
When: Tuesday 9 May 2017
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm
Where: 2/497 Burke Road Hawthorn East VIC 3123

Do you already understand the basics of Marketing and want to develop your skills to grow your business further with new products, services, or markets? Learn how to refine your existing marketing strategy to expand your business opportunities. This hands-on workshop will challenge you to build a deeper understanding of your customers and boost the effectiveness of your marketing to take your business to the next level.

Book online today with Event ID: E18082

Marketing for Growth – Workshop

Host: Brimbank City Council
When: Wednesday 26 April 2017
Time: 6.00 – 9.30pm
Where: Brimbank Community and Civic Centre
301 Hampshire Road Sunshine VIC 3020

Do you already understand the basics of Marketing and want to develop your skills to grow your business further with new products, services, or markets? Learn how to refine your existing marketing strategy to expand your business opportunities. This hands-on workshop will challenge you to build a deeper understanding of your customers and boost the effectiveness of your marketing to take your business to the next level.

Book online today with Event ID: E18274

Understanding Marketing – Workshop

Host: Workspace Australia Ltd
When: Tuesday 18 April 2017
Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm
Where: Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House
6 McMahons Rd Kinglake VIC 3763

How well do your potential and existing customers know what your business does? Understanding Marketing is not just about having a website, a Facebook page and placing advertisements in the local paper. Marketing is a vital part of establishing and building your business brand. Effective marketing will save you time and money and help you attract and retain a loyal customer base. Develop a marketing action plan to focus your effort and resources in the right areas, including market research, online activities and customer service.

Book online today with Event ID: E18005

Your Business in a Digital World – Workshop

Host: Warrnambool City Council
When: Wednesday 29 March 2017
Time: 6.00 – 8.00pm
Where: South West TAFE
Timor Street, Warrnambool VIC 3280

Do you feel confused, overwhelmed or nervous about taking your business online? Take the guess work out of finding the right support with this introductory workshop led by a digital expert with real-life small business experience. Using practical exercises and real-life examples you will learn to make informed decisions about the right tools for your business and how to bring them all together into an effective online strategy.

Book online today with Event ID: E18067

Effective Business Networking – Workshop

Host: City of Monash
When: Wednesday 15 March 2017
Time: 6.00 – 8.00pm
Where: EIBC
5a Hartnett Close, Mulgrave VIC 3170

Did you know that almost 90% of business today is generated through networks? Love it or hate it, effective networking is an essential skill to master for your business success. This short 2-hour workshop will help you develop effective networking skills with the latest techniques and insights straight from experts who have built successful businesses. This workshop is part of the Start Your Business Workshops Series ($80 per participant for 5 workshops).

Book online today with Event ID: E18308

Understanding Marketing – Workshop

Host: Mornington Peninsula Shire
When: Wednesday 8 March 2017
Time: 6.00 – 8.00pm
Where: 2 Queen Street, Mornington VIC 3931

How well do your potential and existing customers know what your business does? Understanding Marketing is not just about having a website, a Facebook page and placing advertisements in the local paper. Marketing is a vital part of establishing and building your business brand. Effective marketing will save you time and money and help you attract and retain a loyal customer base. Develop a marketing action plan to focus your effort and resources in the right areas, including market research, online activities and customer service.

Book online today with Event ID: E18389

Your Business in a Digital World – Workshop

Host: Brimbank City Council
When: Tuesday 7 March 2017
Time: 6.00 – 8.00pm
Where: Brimbank Community and Civic Centre
301 Hampshire Road Sunshine VIC 3020

Do you feel confused, overwhelmed or nervous about taking your business online? Take the guess work out of finding the right support with this introductory workshop led by a digital expert with real-life small business experience. Using practical exercises and real-life examples you will learn to make informed decisions about the right tools for your business and how to bring them all together into an effective online strategy.

Book online today with Event ID: E18265

Starting Your Business Right – Workshop

Host: Boroondara City Council
When: Tuesday 28 February 2017
Time: 5.30 – 9.00pm
Where: The Redgum Room, Boroondara City Council
4 Inglesby Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124

Have you got a great idea you want to turn into a business? This Small Business Victoria workshop will step you through the process, help you get set up right the first time and connect you to a range of government resources and free mentoring.

Book online today with Event ID: E18117

Effective Business Networking – Workshop

Host: Maroondah City Council
When: Wednesday 8 February 2017
Time: 5.30 – 7.30pm
Where: Realm, 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood VIC 3134

Did you know that almost 90% of business today is generated through networks? Love it or hate it, effective networking is an essential skill to master for your business success. This short 2-hour workshop will help you develop effective networking skills with the latest techniques and insights straight from experts who have built successful businesses.

Book online today with Event ID: E18162

Making Time for Marketing – Workshop

Host: 360 Cube
When: Tuesday 17 January 2017
Time: 6.00 – 8.00pm
Where: 83 Wellington Street, St Kilda VIC 3182

Do you struggle to find time in your day to dedicate to marketing your business effectively? Smart small business marketing takes time but your investment can pay off handsomely in terms of business growth and sales. This workshop will teach you not only how to find time in your schedule for marketing, but also which marketing you should be spending your time on.

Book online today

Business in a Digital World – Workshop

Host: Brimbank City Council
When: Tuesday 22 November 2016
Time: 6.00 – 8.00pm
Where: Brimbank Community and Civic Centre
301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine  VIC 3020

Do you feel confused, overwhelmed or nervous about taking your business online? Take the guess work out of finding the right support with this introductory workshop led by a digital expert with real-life small business experience. Using practical exercises and real-life examples you will learn to make informed decisions about the right tools for your business and how to bring them all together into an effective online strategy.

Book online today with Event ID: 17946

Understanding Marketing – Workshop

Host: Epping Community Services Hub
When: Tuesday 15 November 2016
Time: 1.00 – 3.00pm
Where: 713 High St, Epping 3076

The Brotherhood of St Laurence run the Stepping Stones program which provides small business training, support and mentoring to refugee and migrant women. This workshop is for women from a refugee and migrant background only. How well do your potential and existing customers know what your business does? Understanding Marketing is not just about having a website, a Facebook page and placing advertisements in the local paper. Marketing is a vital part of establishing and building your business brand. Effective marketing will save you time and money and help you attract and retain a loyal customer base.

Book online today with Event ID: 17939

Effective Business Networking – Workshop

Host: Melbourne Business Network
When: Thursday 10 November 2016
Time: 1.00 – 3.00pm
Where: The Cluster, Level 17, 31 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000

Did you know that almost 90% of business today is generated through networks? Love it or hate it, effective networking is an essential skill to master for your business success. This short 2-hour workshop will help you develop effective networking skills with the latest techniques and insights straight from experts who have built successful businesses.

Book online today with Event ID: 17549