Whitehorse City Council

Boost Your Business

Monday 19 – Friday 23 March 2018
Take your business to the next level with Council’s annual Boost Your Business program 2018.

Between 19 March and 23 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.

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


Tapping into Tourism

Date: Monday 19 March
Time: 9.00am – 11.00am
Location: Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
Cost: Free, bookings are essential
Bookings: www.wbiz.com.au
Facilitated by Destination Melbourne

Curious about growing your business by tapping into tourism? Looking for an easy and cost- effective way to promote your local business or attraction?

Join the team from Destination Melbourne for a free workshop to find out more about Destination Melbourne, Discover Your Own Backyard program, Australian Tourism Database Warehouse and how you can ensure you are business ready and on the tourism radar.

This is a free event however bookings are essential. Registrations close Wednesday 14 March 2018.


Effective Business Networking

Date: Tuesday 20 March 2018
Time: 6pm- 8pm
Location: Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
Cost: $20
Bookings: www.wbiz.com.au

Facilitated by Small Business Victoria
Co-hosted by Whitehorse City Council and the Whitehorse Business Group

Almost 90 per cent of business today is generated by networking. This makes networking an essential practice for businesses success. In this short 2-hour workshop you will learn proven, effective networking techniques, build your confidence and start connecting with other small business people in your area.

Interested in further practising your networking skills? Attendees of this effective business networking workshop will be eligible for a discounted ticket price for the Whitehorse Business Group’s April 20 event.


Attracting Customers through Creative Retail Merchandising Design

Date: Wednesday 21 March 2018
Time: 9.30am – 11.30am
Location: Box Hill Golf Course, 202 Station Street, Box Hill 
Cost: $20
Bookings: www.wbiz.com.au 

Ching Ching LeePresenter: Ching Ching Lee, Pop Creative Collective
Have you got a ‘bricks and mortar’ business? Are you stuck for ideas on how you can improve it to make it more appealing to customers on the main street? Then come along to this inspiring presentation!

All aspects of the small retail business will be discussed – from the shopfront sign to the window display and the sensory experience of your shop. Lots of local examples will be showcased as well as low-cost ideas to achieve a winning result.


Small Business Bus – Free 45 Minute Business Mentoring Sessions

Date: Thursday 22 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.


Keeping the Right Staff: How to employ good people

Date: Thursday 22 March 2018
Time: 9.30am –1pm
Location: Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
Cost: $30
Bookings: www.wbiz.com.au
Facilitated by Small Business Victoria

Behind every business success story is a great team making it happen. Find out how to identify the right people for your business and how to motivate them to stay. Investing in your people is your best investment in the future of your business. This three and half-hour workshop is packed with practical advice, tips and templates to show you how. 


How to Increase Traffic to Your Website

Mark SchifferDate: Friday 23 March 2018
Time: 12.00pm – 2.00pm
Location: Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
Cost: $20
Bookings: www.wbiz.com.au

Presenter: Mark Schiffer, Director of Blick Creative

Mark from Blick Creative will outline a number of useful marketing tools to help direct traffic and provide useful do’s and don’ts for websites and SEO while providing you with a short, actionable plan that you can start implementing today to increase traffic and turn ‘lookers’ into ‘doers’. Based on traditional and new marketing strategies, he'll share some professional techniques that Blick uses in their studio to boost sales and drive real-life traffic to their doorsteps.
This event is part presentation and part workshop with networking opportunities also available.

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


Destination Melbourne
Small Business Victoria

Whitehorse Business Group
POP Creative Collective
blick creative