Events

  • Wed
    17
    Oct
    2018
    10am - 12pmThe Business Centre 6 Dick St Newcastle NSW

    Take the first steps toward building your brand on social media

    Do you know how to set up your Facebook page to generate interest in your business on the world's largest social media platform? In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn the basics of creating and managing a business page on Facebook. Get the most out of your social media page and build your brand!

    What you'll learn

    .  How to simply set-up and brand your business page

    .  How to manage your business page settings, including security

    .  How to build your audience

    Who should attend?

    All business owners who want to grow their presence on Facebook.

    What to bring

    Your laptop which can access the internet is essential.

    Price $25

    Presenter

    Jelinda Millgate is an experienced Business Advisor with a background in advertising and business development. She has hands on experience building brand awareness and engagement through social media and regularly helps clients to grow their business using social media. Jelinda holds a Bachelor of Arts (Media Communications) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA), specialising in marketing.

    To be eligible for this subsidisied ticket price under the NSW Govt Business Connect programme you must complete this form.

    This event and Business Advisory services under the Business Connect program are funded and supported by the NSW Government through the NSW Department of Industry. Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you start or grow your small business.

  • Tue
    23
    Oct
    2018
    9am - 11amCessnock Leagues Club, 1 Darwin St, Cessnock

    NSW Department of Industry, Cessnock City Council and Advance Cessnock City partners are pleased to present:

    LET’S TALK BUSINESS

     

    Join us for an electric, impactful and interactive presentation with our small business leadership expert: Mark Carter.

    Globally experienced and a published author, Mark Carter has held strategic leadership development roles in 40 countries. His niche is in designing and delivery of sales strategies and bespoke methodologies for billion dollar sales teams.

    During our 90 minute long seminar, Mark will reveal practical strategies you can apply instantly, and give you the tools you need to unlock growth and value in your small business.

     

    PART 1: Productivity toolkit: ignite motivational triggers to expand potential.

    Specific tools and approaches to optimise personal productivity and motivate people to maximise results. Manage for peak performance, operational efficiency and capability. Learn how to better engage people, understand behaviours and improve communications. Onboard effectively so new team members can hit the ground running.

     

    PART 2: Sales growth: expand your sales capabilities, skills, strategy and tools.

    Gain momentum, learn how to unlock value and master the confidence you need to improve your sales growth.  Whether you’re a one-man-band or lead a whole sales squad… sales performance is a science and artform that can be learned for a more productive small business.

     

    SMALL BUSINESS LEADERS PANEL

    Small business leaders from Cessnock City join us for a panel facilitated by Mark Carter to each speak on their successes, barriers, and learnings in their own businesses.

     

    Event Details

    Cost:         FREE Seminar

    When:      Tuesday 23 October 2018 - From 9.00am for a 9.10 start.

    Where:      Cessnock Leagues Club Auditorium, 1 Darwin Street, Cessnock

    RSVP:       By Monday 22 October 2018

    A light morning tea will be provided.

     

    Registration

    on-line: www.advancecessnockcity.com.au/register

    Email: economic.development@cessnock.nsw.gov.au

    Phone: 02 4993 4185

  • Thu
    25
    Oct
    2018
    6-8pmCessnock Regional Art Gallery, 16 Vincent St, Cessnock

    Small Business Month event for artists and members of the creative industries.

     

     

     

     

    Inquiries to Octopod on 02 4021 1605

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018
    9.30am - 1.30pmHunter Business HUB Cnr Barton & Merthyr Sts Kurri Kurri

    Learn how to leverage Facebook audiences for your business marketing.

    If you’re currently “BOOSTING” posts in the hope of attracting new clients and sales – STOP! You’re wasting your money!

    Learn how to build an advertising campaign, using the Facebook algorithm to place your ads directly in front of those people who would be interested in your products and services. And it’s relatively cheap to do this considering other paid advertising services – you can place a Facebook Ad for just $5 a day!

    There’s a technique to building advertising campaigns – do it incorrectly and again you’re wasting your money.

    Come along on Saturday 25th August, for a 4 hour hands on workshop with Gillian Maxlow, Online Marketing and Business Growth Specialist at Maxedout Solutions, where she’ll show you how to correctly build a Facebook “Offer” Advertising Campaign.

    . Discover where they’re hanging out – which pages or groups have they liked
    . How to use the above information when building your Facebook Advertising Campaign
    . Step by step process on how to build a Facebook “Offer” Advertising Campaign

    What do you need to bring for the workshop:

    . A laptop and charger (STRICTLY NO mobile phones or tablet devices)
    . A published Facebook Business Page offering products and/or services
    . A Facebook Ad Manager account, with a valid credit card attached.

    If you don’t have a Facebook Manager account right now, you’ll receive instructions prior to the workshop on how to setup this up.

    Online marketing can help you to get more leads, grow your business, make more money, have more time, and live the life you want.

     

    Only 15 places available, Book NOW.

    Cost: $110 including GST

    Hunter, Port Stephens and Central Coast Businesses with an ABN can access this highly subsidised service.

    For more information or to enroll in the course contact:

    Hunter Region Business Hub
    phone: 4936 2557 or 1300 304 794
    email: digital@huntervalleyhub.com.au
    website:  https://www.huntervalleyhub.com.au

     

     

    Hunter Region Business Hub is community based, and is a result of an initiative from local companies, Cessnock City Council and Maitland City Council working in a partnership to assist in local economic development.

     

    Hunter Region Business Hub also facilitates networking events and opportunities to encourage the growth and support of the business community in the Maitland, Cessnock, Dungog , Singleton, Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter local government areas.

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018
    9am-3pmMiller Park, New England Highway Branxton

    Calling all local businesses, community groups, sporting clubs and market stall holders. You are invited to attend The Central Hunter Business & Community Expo 2018.

    What is the expo about?

    This event is a platform for businesses, community organizations, sporting groups, local services and market stall holders in the Branxton, Greta, Rothbury, North Rothbury, Elderslie, Lovedale and Belford area to showcase what they have on offer and to connect with the local community.

    The purpose of the day is to connect current community members and business with each other, additionally we are showcasing the services that are in our own back yard. The area is growing with a huge increase in population from a number of major developments in the area such as Huntlee, Wyndham Ridge and Radford Park.

    The expo is an event that will show case the diverse and vibrant Businesses, Community and Sporting groups within the area.

    Connecting people to each other is an important process that underpins the growth of a community.

    As well as a dedicated business and community exhibit the day will include the following;

    Free kids entertainment zone

    * 2 jumping castles

    * The Balloon Bloke

    * Fairy Floss Tent (with free unlimited fairy floss)

    * Activities provided by local daycares and preschools

    * Sporting activities on Miller Park tennis courts

    Food Zone with the following vendors

    * Bonjani wood fired pizza van

    * Spring potato twisters van

    * Bao Brothers Eatery van

    * Crafty Street Eats van

    * Michelle & Sandra's coffee van

    * An outdoor cafe set -up with Forage Espresso coffee and The Crib Box bacon and egg rolls

    We also have live entertainment, classic car club, competitions and giveaways.

    The event is free entry and pet friendly

     

    How will the day work?

    On the expo day each attendee will be allocated a 3m x 3m space.

    If required a larger space of 3m x 6m can be accommodated.

    A map of the set-up will be printed once final numbers are confirmed.

    How each attendee sets up their stall is completely up to them. You can be as interactive as you wish, sell products, run promotions and giveaways. Businesses/groups can also join together and share a stall. Bring a gazebo, set up stands, tables whatever works for your situation.

    Please note if you are a member of the Branxton-Greta Business Chamber or join before the expo the stall fee will be covered by the chamber.

     

    What if my business/organization can't attend the day but still wants to be involved?

    On the day there will be a community notice board and area set up. Those who can't attend on the day will have the opportunity to advertise on this board via flyers and business cards.

    Sponsorship

    If you are interested in Sponsorship for this expo please contact Alana

     

    Contact

    To apply for a stall contact centralhunterexpo@gmail.com.au

    For further information or questions please email centralhunterexpo@gmail.com.au or call

    Alana Driver 0437 302 391

    Keep updated on the facebook page

  • Thu
    01
    Nov
    2018
    6pm-8pmThe Business Centre 6 Dick St Newcastle West

    The Talking Heads team would like to invite you to an evening of gratitude, introductions and purposeful collisions.

    Fusion is part knowledge sharing, connecting and peer to peer problem solving, with some frivolity on the side.

    Hear from a panel of Industry Guns who share their top 3 lessons learnt over the years. Partake in a Collaboration Bump where in small groups, led by an Industry Gun, you will solve real life design and illustration related business scenarios.

    To the newly graduating students - drop off your final assessment and meet your future collaboartors or employers.

    To the guest lecturers - meet the newbies on the Design and Illustration block, who knows, you may find your new colleague or successor in the room. We would also like to thank you for being part of the course in 2018.

    To the UoN team - we would like to invite you along for some fun in celebration of successful collaboration.

    To the Newcastle Designers and Illustrators - you're invited to come along and play!

    Yes, there will be food and beverages 🙂

    Arrive at 5.45 for a 6pm start.

    Book now!

  • Tue
    27
    Nov
    2018
    9.30am - 1.30pmHunter Business HUB Cnr Barton & Merthyr Sts Kurri Kurri

    In this hands on workshop you'll learn how to use Canva to create eye-catching, on-brand graphics for your social media, promotions, website and more.

     

    Trainer: Amanda O'Bryan from Creative Queenbee

    Amanda will show you how to capture and engage your audience with your images.

     

    Workshop places are limited. Book yours today!

    What you need: BYO laptop and mobile device.

    Cost: $110 including GST.

    Hunter, Port Stephens and Central Coast Businesses with an ABN can access this highly subsidised service.

    For more information or to enroll in the course contact:

    Hunter Region Business Hub
    phone: 4936 2557 or 1300 304 794
    email: digital@huntervalleyhub.com.au
    website:  https://www.huntervalleyhub.com.au

     

     

    Hunter Region Business Hub is community based, and is a result of an initiative from local companies, Cessnock City Council and Maitland City Council working in a partnership to assist in local economic development.

     

    Hunter Region Business Hub also facilitates networking events and opportunities to encourage the growth and support of the business community in the Maitland, Cessnock, Dungog , Singleton, Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter local government areas.

  • Sat
    01
    Dec
    2018
    9.30am - 1.30pmHunter Business HUB Cnr Barton & Merthyr Sts Kurri Kurri

    Discover how to gain an engaged audience in Instagram. Learn about attracting your tribe, niches and hashtags.

     

    Trainer: Gillian Maxlow

    Gillian will take a hands on approach. After this workshop you will be able to promote your unique marketing message on Instagram.

     

    Workshop places are limited. Book yours today!

    What you need: BYO mobile device.

    Cost: $110 including GST.

    Hunter, Port Stephens and Central Coast Businesses with an ABN can access this highly subsidised service.

     

    For more information or to enroll in the course contact:

    Hunter Region Business Hub
    phone: 4936 2557 or 1300 304 794
    email: digital@huntervalleyhub.com.au
    website:  https://www.huntervalleyhub.com.au

     

     

    Hunter Region Business Hub is community based, and is a result of an initiative from local companies, Cessnock City Council and Maitland City Council working in a partnership to assist in local economic development.

     

    Hunter Region Business Hub also facilitates networking events and opportunities to encourage the growth and support of the business community in the Maitland, Cessnock, Dungog , Singleton, Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter local government areas.