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August 2020

Workshop: Evaluating your business for change

Wednesday 12 August 2020 – 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Free

This interactive workshop will help you discover the opportunities available to you, by helping you look at your business from a new perspective. Understand your resources and how they can be used to continue to engage your existing customers and find new customers. You will: Learn how to look at your business and customers with fresh eyes and find ways to help make those tough decisions. Learn how to prepare your knowledge and understanding of your business to enable you…

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Chamber Update with guest Dr Emma Campbell (ACTCOSS)

Wednesday 12 August 2020 – 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Free

Canberra Business Chamber members are invited to hear from CEO, Graham Catt for an update from the ACT business community and the latest information relevant to local business during this time. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the CEO. This week, Graham will be joined by ACTCOSS CEO, Dr Emma Campbell, where they will discuss the  challenges facing the not-for-profit sector, and the shared interest and opportunities available. ACTCOSS advocates for social justice in the ACT and…

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Workshop: Marketing to pivot your business

Tuesday 18 August 2020 – 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Free
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Marketing – understanding your target customers: Who they are, their needs or desires and how to attract them to your business and keep them coming back again and again... This workshop will simplify the marketing process by breaking down and working through the 11 elements of an effective marketing plan. You will discover ways to successfully pivot, diversify and maintain your business momentum to meet changing consumer demand, create a new need, or expand your product or service offerings for…

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Small Business Member Network Catch-Up #2

Wednesday 19 August 2020 – 10:30 am to 11:30 am

What are your major challenges in accessing skills and workers, and what do you think our critical skill needs will be into the future. Small Business Member Network is a series of casual online sessions for our members to promote their business, network with one another and engage with Canberra Business Chamber leadership and staff. Limited seats - max 25. Registrations essential! Details Date: Wed 19th August Time: 10.30-11.30am Venue: Online via Zoom Cost: Free (Chamber members only) Register: Via…

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Workshop: Cashflow essentials

Wednesday 19 August 2020 – 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Free

Managing your business Cash Flow can be a challenge at the best of times but during natural disasters it requires a higher level of vigilance and understanding by small business owners. This online workshop deals with the fundamentals of CASH FLOW and the underlying dynamics which drive it. Delivered in easy-to-understand language, you will learn and appreciate that CASH FLOW IS KING to minding your own business. When: Wed, 19 August 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM AEST You will…

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LinkedIn Plus – how to market yourself and your business

Thursday 20 August 2020 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Free

With over 11 million Australian’s active on LinkedIn, it is a powerful tool. But how do you optimise your time on the platform? Others use it really well, but you need a guide to help focus your own strategy. You understand the difference between a personal profile and a business page, but how do they work together? This session will help you understand the power of your unique profile and potential connections, business pages and targeted post. You will discover…

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Business Foundations

Tuesday 25 August 2020 – 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Free

When it comes to owning and starting a business it is easy to focus on the “Now” activities - those that are in front of you every day demanding your attention. But if you want your business to grow and evolve, you need to understand and develop strategic ‘big-picture’ thinking in order to have clarity and provide direction so that you control the business, rather than the business controlling your life. Join your local Business Advisor, Narelle Blackadder in this,…

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Implementing change in your business

Wednesday 26 August 2020 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Free

In a time of uncertainty such as now - after the summer bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic, what we tend to see are all the challenges that lie ahead, and not always the opportunities that might be available to us if only we looked a little differently. This interactive workshop will help you plan and implement change in your business as you gain an understanding of the opportunities that are available to you, while helping you set both short and…

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Facebook Marketing – creating your best content to build a loyal following

Thursday 27 August 2020 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Free

Did you know that you can build amazing posts, stories and even Instagram content within Facebook’s very own creative hub? Or that just a few tweaks using free tools on your phone can lift your content to new heights? And that you can use Facebook to see what other businesses and events that people in your area love? Join our guest presenter, Dante St James – Boost with Facebook AU/NZ Lead Community Trainer, as he explores some of Facebook and…

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Digital Marketing and Social Media for Tradies

Thursday 27 August 2020 – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Free
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Remember when mobile phones were the size of a brick and marketing meant printing a cool brochure? The evolution of technology is changing the way we run and market our businesses – and keeping up – isn’t always easy! In this work shop we will help your business get on track and stay on track. When: Thu, 27 August 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM AEST You will learn: How to identify key problems for their business in the digital space…

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September 2020

Small Business Member Network Catch-Up #3

Wednesday 9 September 2020 – 10:30 am to 11:30 am

As a small business, what taxes and charges impact you the most? What changes do you think would make a real difference for the ACT’s small business community? Small Business Member Network is a series of casual online sessions for our members to promote their business, network with one another and engage with Canberra Business Chamber leadership and staff. Limited seats - max 25. Registrations essential! Details Date: Wed 9th September Time: 10.30-11.30am Venue: Online via Zoom Cost: Free (Chamber…

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