Events

  • 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

  • Wed
    31
    Oct
    2018
    Thu
    01
    Nov
    2018
    9am - 3pmSingleton Council car park, cnr Queen Street and Civic Avenue, Singleton

    SafeWork NSW will be at the Singleton Council car park,

    corner of Queen Street and Civic Avenue, Singleton providing free safety advice and assistance to business owners, managers and workers.

    Come and meet the team and get some answers to your work health and safety questions! Drop in or register for a FREE advisory session today..

     

    Get Professional Advice on:

    Mental health in the workplace

    Falls in the workplace

    Effective management of workplace injury and recovery at work

    WHS for Small Business

    NSW Fair trading advice

    Book a FREE advisory session

    Phone: 02 49212961  Email: noni.fowler@safework.nsw.gov.au

     

     

    Do you have a business with 0-50 full-time emplyees?

    If so, you may be elgible to apply for a $500 small business rebate.

  • 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
    20
    Nov
    2018
    9am - 6.30pmCessnock Leagues Club, 1 Darwin St Cessnock

    DIGITAL BOOTCAMP IN CESSNOCK

    For those who missed out on the sold-out bootcamp back in June – good news the world class Digital Bootcamp is coming back to Cessnock. If you are a small to medium business enterprise (SME), you must not miss it.

    The Digital Bootcamp will be held on Tuesday 20 November 2018, from 9am to 6.30pm, at the Cessnock Leagues Club - 1 Darwin St, Cessnock.

    This NSW government initiative, which is running throughout NSW under the Business Connect Program, is delivered to you by NetStripes, who are widely acclaimed experts in small business digital engagement.

    The bootcamp is heavily subsidised by the NSW Government and will only cost participants $49 for the full day.

    Details
    Date:       Tuesday, 20th November 2018
    Time:       9:00am- 6:30pm
    Venue:     Cessnock Leagues Club
    Address:  1 Darwin St, Cessnock NSW 2325

    Price:       $49

    Content
    SMALL BUSINESS DIGITAL READINESS

    Is aimed at helping businesses understand what it takes to build a strong digital
    presence. Learn how to become a digitally ready business in the fastest possible
    time within a small business budget.

    CUSTOMER PERSONAS & BUYING CYCLES

    Understand who our ideal customers are, their needs, their buying behaviour,
    the way they buy, what they look for and how to win their business.

    DESIGN THINKING AND LEAN STARTUP

    Through a series of market testing businesses can now find out cheaply and in
    quick time which ideas work and which don’t. Learn practically how to convert your
    business idea into a tested product or service.

    GROWTH HACKING FOR SMALL BUSINESS

    Growth hacking is a widely-used process by the fastest growing businesses for rapid
    growth using a variety of marketing channels and strategies to identify the most
    effective and efficient ways to grow a business in a digital world.

    This event is brought to you by Business Connect, a NSW Government quality,
    personalised and highly subsidised business advisory program for NSW businesses

     

    Limited Places. Register Now!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    4 hours of advisory*
    * All new registrants to Business Connect Program gets 4 hours of fully subsidised advisory. If you are already registered and
    have used your fully subsidised advisory hours, you may book further advisory sessions by paying a nominal fee of $49 per hour.

  • 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.

     

    The workshop will cover...

    • The basics of branding
    • How to select images for your brand
    • How to put your images, text and graphics together with ‘on-brand’ design
    • An overview of the Canva Dashboard and interface
    • What are the essential Canva tools
    • How to produce quality images and graphics for digital and print

    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.