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August 2020

Workshop: Digital marketing & social media

Thursday 6 August 2020 – 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Free
digital - social media

As Australian businesses reopen, we will see a changed environment. Join our specialist digital advisor and discover how you can utilise digital marketing techniques to ensure your business stays relevant and can be found in the digital world. Explore how changing search behaviours influence business interactions online – discover the importance of business directories, the new landscape of advertising opportunities and the range of social media platforms available. Delve into the most popular social media sites, discover who is actively…

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Workshop: How to start your own business

Wednesday 5 August 2020 – 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Free

Are you thinking about starting a business? Have you got a killer idea or an existing business opportunity you want to explore, but don’t know what to do next? Experienced business advisors explain the fundamentals of starting a new business. You will work through a Business Start-Up Checklist, identify where you are up to and discover what else you need to do before successfully starting your new venture. You can then develop your action plan to make it all happen.…

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Small Business Member Network Catch-Up #1

Tuesday 4 August 2020 – 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Free

Grab a coffee and join us for the inaugural Small Business Member Network Catch-Up to share the ways in which you've innovated and pivoted your business during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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: Tuesday, 4 August Time: 10.30-11.30am Venue: Online via Zoom Cost: Free…

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July 2020

Business After Business Networking Evening (Face-to-Face)

Thursday 30 July 2020 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden Phillip, ACT 2606, 92-96 Corinna Street, Phillip
Canberra, ACT 2606 Australia
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Free
Business After Business

Business After Business is back! We’re excited to invite members and guests to our regular Business After Business networking evening, following a few months’ hiatus. As the ACT continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions, we've been working towards the gradual return of face-to-face business networking events. We know how important networking and collaboration is to our members; our poll suggesting 90% having a desire to attend one of our networking events in person. Hosted by our member, Southern Cross Club Woden…

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Workshop: Intro to Facebook advertising

Thursday 30 July 2020 – 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Free

You have the fundamentals to navigate around the Facebook Business Page features and the confidence to schedule and boost your posts, but you are not sure how to use the advertising platform to generate more sales. Facebook Ads Manager is a very powerful platform that can generate sales if you have the right data and strategy in place. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to set up a Facebook advertising campaign from start to finish. You will discover…

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Workshop: LinkedIn 101 for you and your business

Thursday 30 July 2020 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Free

With over 11 million Australian’s active on LinkedIn, should you and your business be on this hugely powerful platform? This session will help you understand how the platform works and how to decide if it’s right for you, even if only to be represented and boost your SEO. We will help you build and implement a professional profile and online brand, You will learn how to use LinkedIn to find and connect with people and customers who will support your…

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Workshop: Implementing change in your business

Tuesday 28 July 2020 – 1:00 pm to 3:30 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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Workshop: Mailchimp for beginners

Wednesday 22 July 2020 – 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Free

We all check our emails many times throughout the day. Email marketing if an effective way of cutting through the noise. Mailchimp is a cost-effective way to manage contact and direct personalised bulk emails your past present and potential clients. Learning objectives: Learn how to build a mailing list with tag groupings Learn how to create a reusable email template Learn how to personalise your emails Learn how to read email analytics and improve readership for your next email Details…

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Chamber Update with Graham Catt and guest, David Marshall

Wednesday 15 July 2020 – 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Free

Canberra Business Chamber members are invited to hear from our 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. Tourism is the National Capital’s largest private sector industry, hosting almost 3 million domestic and international visitors to the ACT each year. The economic impact of COVID-19 means a loss of around $2.5 billion not flowing into…

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Workshop: Wix eCommerce & apps for small business websites

Tuesday 14 July 2020 – 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Free
Wix website on mobile phone

If you’ve already joined Kaye as she’s taken you through how to create your own DIY website using Wix , and you have a website, now it’s time to discover all the other things you can do using the App features. Join our Specialist Digital advisor as you learn how to use Wix eCommerce and other apps for small business websites. Add products, set stock levels, sell online, create a booking form, connect your payments, manage your online shops and…

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Workshop: Marketing to pivot your business

Tuesday 14 July 2020 – 9:30 am to 12:00 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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Workshop: Accommodation continuity planning post COVID-19

Thursday 9 July 2020 – 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Free
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Travel is recommencing and the school holidays are coming up. Are you an accommodation provider who wants to be at the front of the pack? Then waste no time in dusting off the sheets and welcoming your guests back. Join Bruce Buchanan, our specialist hospitality sector business advisor as he reveals how to develop successful strategies which will enable you to greet old friends and new, as you open the doors to your Covid-safe venue. You will learn: 10 tips…

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Workshop: Canva for beginners

Thursday 9 July 2020 – 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Free

Are you a small business owner who wants an easy-to-use branding and graphics tool which helps you keep control of your brand and create what you need when you need it? Join our Specialist Digital advisor as she takes you through the new Canva platform and looks at the opportunities and methods you can use to apply your brand in social media posts and other marketing material. You will learn how to: Navigate the Canva platform Apply basic editing functions…

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Workshop: Evaluating your business for change

Wednesday 8 July 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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Workshop: Digital marketing & social media

Tuesday 7 July 2020 – 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Free
digital - social media

As Australian businesses reopen, we will see a changed environment. Join our specialist digital advisor and discover how you can utilise digital marketing techniques to ensure your business stays relevant and can be found in the digital world. Explore how changing search behaviours influence business interactions online – discover the importance of business directories, the new landscape of advertising opportunities and the range of social media platforms available. Delve into the most popular social media sites, discover who is actively…

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Workshop: How to start your own business

Tuesday 7 July 2020 – 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Free

Are you thinking about starting a business? Have you got a killer idea or an existing business opportunity you want to explore, but don’t know what to do next? Experienced business advisors explain the fundamentals of starting a new business. You will work through a Business Start-Up Checklist, identify where you are up to and discover what else you need to do before successfully starting your new venture. You can then develop your action plan to make it all happen.…

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June 2020

Chamber Update with CEO Graham Catt and guests, Michael Hopkins and Adina Cirson

Wednesday 24 June 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. The Territory’s construction industry is the second largest private sector industry accounting for 8% of GDP and supporting the employment of 20,000 Canberrans. This week Graham will be joined by Michael Hopkins, CEO, Master Builders ACT and Adina…

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ACT Chief Minister’s State of the Territory Business Address – Virtual

Wednesday 17 June 2020 – 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Free

The first half of 2020 created unprecedented challenges for ACT businesses, and many of us are still coming to terms with the impacts of smoke, bushfires, hail, and COVID 19. With the impact of these events on the Territory’s economy and our region, an upcoming ACT election in October, and Chief Minister Andrew Barr scheduled to deliver a significant economic policy statement on 18 June, this opportunity to hear directly from the ACT Chief Minister should not be missed. We're…

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Workshop: Cashflow essentials

Wednesday 17 June 2020 – 10:00 am to 3:00 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: Wednesday 17 June 2020 Session 1: 10.00am – 11.00pm Session 2: 2.00pm…

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Business Talking Business: Restarting your business – What you need to know

Tuesday 16 June 2020 – 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Free

As the Federal and State / Territory Governments ease restrictions, increasing consumer confidence and greater community movement is supporting the re-opening of many businesses. The Australian Public Service has returned to the office, along with many in our large corporations. Small and medium businesses are now planning their own restarts, and want to ensure the decisions they make now will provide employees and customers with confidence and ensure their ability to continue to trade successfully for the long term. Our…

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