Events

  • Tue
    20
    Feb
    2018
    10:30 amCnr Barton and Merthyrs Streets, Kurri Kurri NSW

    Do you have a business idea?

    Would you like to have your own business but don’t know where to start?

    The New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) may be the answer

     

    NEIS provides you with support to start your own business, including:

    • Training in Small Business Management
    • Mentoring and advice for twelve months
    • Financial support during the first nine months of operations (subject to eligibility criteria)

    Would you like to know more?

    If you want to turn your dream into a reality, come along to learn how NEIS may be able to assist you.

    The NEIS facilitator, Kimberlie Clare-Campbell, will be available afterwards to discuss your business ideas with you.

    To book:

    Phone: 02 4936 2557

    View Eventbrite Registration

     

     

  • Thu
    22
    Feb
    2018
    6.00pm to 9.00pm. Wollombi Chamber of Commerce

    The 'Think Tank' sessions, coordinated by Louisa from 'Unbridled Results', are designed to assist local businesses through peer support and interactive problem-solving.

    Several 'Think Tank' sessions were held last year and were described by participants as "supportive quality conversation and advice", "an open conversation", "fearless advice", "insightful and clear" and "inspiring and supportive".
    If your business would benefit from participation in such a session, please send an RSVP to Louisa. and she will share further details.

  • Mon
    26
    Feb
    2018
    10am-12pmThe Business Centre 265 King St Newcastle

    Creating a Facebook presence is often an exciting time as you discover new ways to expand your business and reach customers. But after getting off to a quick start through reaching out to your network you discover the daily grind of growing your audience. This is where the rubber meets the road in creating and curating content to connect with your customers.

    What you'll learn

    • who your audience is
    • how to create a content calendar
    • how to schedule content
    • to create your own content
    • how to curate your page

    Who should attend?

    All small business owners that want to take their Facebook page to teh next level.

    What to bring

    Your laptop which can access the internet is essential.

    Presenter

    Michael Smith is a born and bred Novocastrian who has worked in the public sector for more than 25 years. For the last 4 years he worked in Marketing heading up social media for TAFE NSW – Hunter and Central Coast. In that time the overarching Facebook page grew from about 250 page followers to nearly 13,000. But that was just one page, there were many others which saw their total followers grow to well over 25,000 including many Facebook groups.

    At this workshop you will benefit from Michael’s experience managing pages and groups; training staff about the best ways to engage and become community managers; promoting customer opportunities; giving a shout out to sponsors, supporters or fans; responding to customers using Facebook Messenger and importantly, creating content plans and how to utilise images, video and live streaming to connect.

    Michael thrives on providing great customer service and the opportunity to help customers receive timely information on the platform of their choice. Big business or small business, if you feel the same way and want to take advantage of the opportunity to use Facebook to connect with your customers then there will be no shortage of takeaways for you at this workshop.

    This workshop is supported by the Australian Small Business Advisory Service (ASBAS) programme, an
    Australian Government initiative.

  • Tue
    27
    Feb
    2018
    4pm-6.30pmEast Cessnock Bowling Club Neath Street Cessnock

    This is a must attend workshop for every small business owner and startup. It will help you save years of messing around by trial and error.

    Key Concepts Covered:

    • Importance of customer personas
    • Understanding your customers buying cycle
    • 3 ways to develop customer personas
    • Strategising based on your customer buying cycle.
    • Converting customer needs into products and services based on personas and their buying cycle.

    This is a 2.5 hours workshop on customer personas and buying cycle which will help small business owners and startups to understand their customers better in order to fulfil their needs.

    One of the most important success factors for any business is to understand: who our ideal customers are, understand their needs, their buying behaviour of customers, the way they buy, what they look for and how. As businesses, we can serve them and build trust and loyalty way before they start checking online for products or services.

    Learn what the big businesses do from one of the authorities on Small Business innovation and digital readiness, CEO of NetStripes, Dinesh De Silva, on “Succeeding online” by understanding your ‘Customer Buying Cycle & Customer Personas’.

    Join this interactive session where you can ask questions and meet other like-minded business owners and startups.

    KEY NOTE PRESENTER

    Dinesh is the founder & CEO of NetStripes

  • Wed
    28
    Feb
    2018
    10am-12pmThe Business Centre 265 King St Newcastle

    Do you have basic understanding of Xero and would now like to learn more to better manage your accounts?

    Moving past the fundamentals delivered in A Crash Course in Xero, this workshop delves further into features to help you continue to improve efficiency and do better business. Learn about connecting with external service providers such as banks, the ATO and superannuation funds, what to report and when, integration of related systems for managing payments and invoicing, and more.

    Learning Outcomes

    • BAS preparation checklist
    • Superannuation set-up and payment via ClickSuper
    • How to process batch payments
    • Month end checklist for a clean file
    • Receiving online payments

    Who should attend?
    Anyone currently using Xero online accounting software looking to learn further features to better manage their accounts.

    Presenter

    Mel Archer, a Business Adviser at The Business Centre, Newcastle, will be the facilitator for this workshop.

    Melissa has been working with small business owners for more than 15 years, assisting them with their accounting and many other facets of business. Mel holds qualifications including Chartered Accountant and a Bachelor of Commerce, as well as many years of accounting experience.

    With a passion for small business, Melissa has helped many owners overcome the massive learning curves involved in running a successful business.

    Melissa established and operated her own accounting firm for 10 years so is more than qualified to lead you through the next stage in your learning regarding Xero.

    This workshop is supported by the Australian Small Business Advisory Service (ASBAS) programme, an
    Australian Government initiative.

  • Tue
    06
    Mar
    2018
    10:30 amCnr Barton and Merthyrs Streets, Kurri Kurri NSW

    Are you thinking about starting or buying a business but don’t know where to start?

    You’ll discover essential information in this FREE start up info session

     

    Small Business Start-Up information session

     

    Hunter Region Business Hub’s  Advisor, Kimberlie Clare-Campbell,

    will present the following topics and answer your questions

    • What is research?
    • Commercial leases, council approvals for home based businesses
    • Business structures
    • Applying for an ABN & Name Registration
    • Business Insurance
    • Business Planning
    • What are the Costs?
    • What will it be like?

     

    Your 10 Steps to Success

    • Know Your Customers; Find out what They Want
    • Have a Clear Unique Selling Proposition
    • Have Passion for Your Vision
    • Do Your Books; Control to a Budget
    • Break Your Comfort Zones Everyday
    •  Compete on Service Not on Price
    • Document Your Systems
    • Find a Mentor or Coach
    • Get Paid!
    • Dare to be Different and Have Fun

    To book:

    Phone: 02 4936 2557

    View Eventbrite Registration

  • Fri
    16
    Mar
    2018
    10am-12pmThe Business Centre 265 King St Newcastle

    Do you know how to set up your Facebook page to generate interest in your business on the world's biggest social media platform? In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn the basics of creating and managing a business page on Facebook, as well as other useful tools to get the most out of your page.

    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 (push and pull)

    Who should attend?

    All small business owners that want to grow their presence on Facebook.

    What to bring

    Your laptop which can access the internet is essential.

    Presenter

    Michael Smith is a born and bred Novacastrian has worked in the public sector for more than 25 years. For the last 4 years he worked in Marketing heading up social media for TAFE NSW – Hunter and Central Coast. In that time the overarching Facebook page grew from about 250 page followers to nearly 13,000. But that was just one page, there were many others which saw their total followers grow to well over 25,000 including many Facebook groups.

    At this workshop you will benefit from Michael’s experience managing pages and groups; training staff about the best ways to engage and become community managers; promoting customer opportunities; giving a shout out to sponsors, supporters or fans; responding to customers using Facebook Messenger and importantly, creating content plans and how to utilise images, video and live streaming to connect.

    Michael thrives on providing great customer service and the opportunity to help customers receive timely information on the platform of their choice. Big business or small business, if you feel the same way and want to take advantage of the opportunity to use Facebook to connect with your customers then there will be no shortage of takeaways for you at this workshop.

    This workshop is supported by the Australian Small Business Advisory Service (ASBAS) programme, an
    Australian Government initiative.

  • Thu
    22
    Mar
    2018
    10:30 amCnr Barton and Merthyrs Streets, Kurri Kurri NSW

    Do you have a business idea?

    Would you like to have your own business but don’t know where to start?

    The New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) may be the answer

     

    NEIS provides you with support to start your own business, including:

    • Training in Small Business Management
    • Mentoring and advice for twelve months
    • Financial support during the first nine months of operations (subject to eligibility criteria)

    Would you like to know more?

    If you want to turn your dream into a reality, come along to learn how NEIS may be able to assist you.

    The NEIS facilitator, Kimberlie Clare-Campbell, will be available afterwards to discuss your business ideas with you.

    To book:

    Phone: 02 4936 2557

    View Eventbrite Registration

     

     

  • Thu
    29
    Mar
    2018
    10am-12pmThe Business Centre 265 King St Newcastle

    Creating a Facebook presence is often an exciting time as you discover new ways to expand your business and reach customers. But after getting off to a quick start through reaching out to your network you discover the daily grind of growing your audience. This is where the rubber meets the road in creating and curating content to connect with your customers.

    What you'll learn

    • who your audience is
    • how to create a content calendar
    • how to schedule content
    • to create your own content
    • how to curate your page

    Who should attend?

    All small business owners that want to take their Facebook page to teh next level.

    What to bring

    Your laptop which can access the internet is essential.

    Presenter

    Michael Smith is a born and bred Novocastrian who has worked in the public sector for more than 25 years. For the last 4 years he worked in Marketing heading up social media for TAFE NSW – Hunter and Central Coast. In that time the overarching Facebook page grew from about 250 page followers to nearly 13,000. But that was just one page, there were many others which saw their total followers grow to well over 25,000 including many Facebook groups.

    At this workshop you will benefit from Michael’s experience managing pages and groups; training staff about the best ways to engage and become community managers; promoting customer opportunities; giving a shout out to sponsors, supporters or fans; responding to customers using Facebook Messenger and importantly, creating content plans and how to utilise images, video and live streaming to connect.

    Michael thrives on providing great customer service and the opportunity to help customers receive timely information on the platform of their choice. Big business or small business, if you feel the same way and want to take advantage of the opportunity to use Facebook to connect with your customers then there will be no shortage of takeaways for you at this workshop.

    This workshop is supported by the Australian Small Business Advisory Service (ASBAS) programme, an
    Australian Government initiative.

  • Thu
    05
    Apr
    2018
    10:30 amCnr Barton and Merthyrs Streets, Kurri Kurri NSW

    Are you thinking about starting or buying a business but don’t know where to start?

    You’ll discover essential information in this FREE start up info session

     

    Small Business Start-Up information session

     

    Hunter Region Business Hub’s  Advisor, Kimberlie Clare-Campbell,

    will present the following topics and answer your questions

    • What is research?
    • Commercial leases, council approvals for home based businesses
    • Business structures
    • Applying for an ABN & Name Registration
    • Business Insurance
    • Business Planning
    • What are the Costs?
    • What will it be like?

     

    Your 10 Steps to Success

    • Know Your Customers; Find out what They Want
    • Have a Clear Unique Selling Proposition
    • Have Passion for Your Vision
    • Do Your Books; Control to a Budget
    • Break Your Comfort Zones Everyday
    •  Compete on Service Not on Price
    • Document Your Systems
    • Find a Mentor or Coach
    • Get Paid!
    • Dare to be Different and Have Fun

    To book:

    Phone: 02 4936 2557

    View Eventbrite Registration