Whitehorse City Council

Boost Your Business

Monday 27 – Friday 31 March 2017boost your business logo

Take your business to the next level with Council’s Annual Boost Your Business program 2017.

Between 27 March and 31 March, businesses are encouraged to enhance their learning and development to gain key skills to further grow their business.

The program is based on topics that are relevant to the needs of local business.  With the events either free of charge or low cost places are limited, so register early to secure a place.wbiz 2015 logo black




For bookings or more details, visit www.wbiz.com.au.

Marketing for Growth

Date:       Monday 27 March
Time:       9.30am - 1pm
Location:  Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
Cost:        $30, refreshments provided
Bookings: www.wbiz.com.au
Facilitated by Small Business Victoria

A dynamic marketing strategy is the key to achieving business growth objectives. With the latest information and insights from a small business marketing expert and a suite of best-practice templates and resources, this workshop is designed to suit business at all stages. Participants will learn how to refine their existing marketing strategy to expand their business opportunities. Participants will learn how to use research to gain a better understanding of target markets, develop their products and services and improve their key value proposition to attract more customers.

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Small Business Bus – Free 45 Minute Business Mentoring Sessions

Date:      Monday 27 March
Time:      10am - 4pm
Where:    Out the front of Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
Cost:       Free
Bookings: www.wbiz.com.au

Facilitated by Small Business Victoria

If you’re planning, starting or growing your business, the Mobile Business Centre offers a free 45 minute session with an experienced business mentor.

A mentor can help you develop a clear direction for your business, discuss key issues and assist you in developing an action plan to achieve your goals.

Please note: The Small Business Bus has reached full capacity.

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Develop Your Online Strategy

Date:      Tuesday 28 March
Time:      9.30am - 1pm
Location:  Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
Cost:       $30, refreshments provided
Bookings: www.wbiz.com.au

Facilitated by Small Business Victoria

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. Led by a digital expert with real-life small business experience, this workshop will simplify
the digital world and help participants develop a framework to strategically grow their business online.

Please note: This event has reached full capacity. To be placed on the waitlist please call 9262 6333.

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Start Me Grow Me - Small Business Forum

Date:     Tuesday 28 March
Time:     6pm – 7.30pm
Location: Waratah Room Room, Whitehorse Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
Cost:       Free, refreshments provided
Bookings: www.wbiz.com.au 

Facilitated by AusIndustry

Got a brand new business idea?  Or want to grow your existing business? Then come along to ‘Start Me, Grow Me – Small Business Forum’ and hear about the journey of a successful local business, and learn their valuable business tips. Plus, you can ask the experts about the business advice, information and resources available from Whitehorse Council and key State / Federal agencies such as AusIndustry, the Australian Taxation Office, Innovic, your local Business Enterprise Centre and Small Business Victoria.
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Boost Your Business Motivation

Date:     Wednesday 29 March
Time:     7.30am -9am
Location: Matsudo Room, Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill

Cost:  $30.00, refreshments provided
Bookings: www.wbiz.com.au 
Speaker:  Kate Weiss, founder of “Table of Plenty”

Event Partner Carrington Health

Be inspired by Kate Weiss as she shares her experiences as a health food entrepreneur and founder of a highly successful brand Table of Plenty.  After Kate gave birth to a daughter with a rare genetic syndrome and intellectual disability, she rediscovered a passion for life which lead her to research food, nutrition and wellbeing which in-turn resulted in the creation of the brand, Table of Plenty. Kate and her company have won a number of awards including Telstra National Business Women's Award: Business Owner, InStyle Women of Style Business Award, Brainlink Women of Achievement Finalist, Melbourne Design Awards, Gold award among them. Kate believes there is no greater motivation than to find what you are good at and to work for a greater cause.

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Demystifying Innovation – Six Steps to Create and Sustain a Culture of Innovation

Victorian Leaders Seminar
Date:       Thursday 30 March
Time:       5pm – 8pm
Location:  Building BCC, Deakin University, Level 2, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood
Cost:        $30, refreshments provided
Bookings: www.wbiz.com.au

Victorian Leader Seminar
We are constantly bombarded with messages on the importance of innovation to our organisations and to the future of the national and global economy. Few would argue that innovation is critical to growth in a world of rapid change and technological advancement. But what does this actually mean on the ground and what are the practical steps required to create a culture where innovation thrives at an individual, team, leadership and organisational level?

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Creating Exceptional Customer Engagement

Date:        Friday 31 March
Time:        7.30am - 9am
Location:   Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
Cost:        $30, refreshments provided
Bookings:  www.wbiz.com.au

Event Partner Whitehorse Business Group

Presenter: Les Price, renowned speaker, author and coach

In a world of increasing competition, distraction and noise it can be hard to keep your customers engaged and coming back for more. While providing good customer service is now the expected norm, businesses who want to survive and thrive need to consistently find new ways to deliver an exceptional customer experience, both online and offline. Discover the inner-strategies, tools and insights that world-class businesses such as Apple, Uniqlo and Google use to deliver exceptional service, build deeper customer relationships and entice their followers to return again and again.

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For further information call Investment and Economic Development Unit 9262 6333 or email business@whitehorse.vic.gov.au.