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October 2020

ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards | Grit: What resilient businesses do differently

Friday 30 October 2020 – 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Canberra Business Chamber, Level 3, 243, Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham
Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory 2602 Australia
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Free

Businesses that survive a crisis are those that can recover quickly in the face of challenges. They shift focus, find new routes to market and adapt quickly to change. This live panel discussion will invite a guest speaker to share their story of overcoming challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the strategies they have put in place to deal with these challenges. During this event the speaker, Monica Penders (ScreenCanberra) and Julie Nichols (Handmade Canberra), will be asked to…

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Business After Business

Thursday 29 October 2020 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Hyatt Hotel Canberra 120 Commonwealth Avenue Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Hyatt Hotel Canberra 120 Commonwealth Avenue Yarralumla, ACT
Canberra, ACT 2600
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$50

Come and expand your business connections at our popular Business After Business networking event. Free for Canberra Business Chamber Members Join us to in a relaxed atmosphere to catch up with old friends and establish new networks within the Canberra business community. Drinks and nibbles provided. Hosted by our members, CareSuper, and sponsored by Canberra FM and venueselect We look forward to seeing you there! Time: 6pm - 8pm Date: Thursday, 29 October 2020 Location: Hyatt Hotel , 120 Commonwealth Ave, Canberra…

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Develop a customer service strategy for your business

Thursday 29 October 2020 – 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Free

Develop a customer service strategy for your business About this Event 2020 has been a year of disruption like no other! As your customers venture out again, the competition for their patronage is fierce. You will need to provide a service that is top-notch and ensure your customers keep coming back. In this workshop you will learn how to develop a Customer Service Strategy to win your customers over and gain increased market share. In this workshop you will learn:…

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Build your brand on social media

Wednesday 28 October 2020 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Free

Do you want to be a stand-out business in a crowded online marketplace? About this Event What makes a “loved” brand? How can social media help you build a real connection with your audience? In this workshop we will explore these questions and more, and help you identify your Point of Difference and build a compelling narrative about you, your business and your brand. Gain tips to better understand your customers, learn how to create a customer persona and discover…

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Marketing to Pivot your Business

Tuesday 27 October 2020 – 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Free
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Marketing to Pivot your Business About this Event 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 growth. You will learn: Marketing as a Process – including the key Elements required to develop an effective Marketing Plan How…

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Business Foundations – Plan for the future

Wednesday 21 October 2020 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Free

2020 has been a year like no other for Australian businesses! About this Event 2020 has been a year like no other for Australian businesses. We are faced with on-going restrictions to our business activities and therefore our growth, but with research, planning and strategic thinking, there are opportunities for us to not only stay relevant and in-the-game, but to evolve, change direction & discover new opportunities. When it comes to owning and starting a business it is easy to…

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YouTube for Beginners

Tuesday 20 October 2020 – 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Free

A picture says a thousand words – a video has thousands of pictures! About this Event Discover how you can make use of one of Australia’s favourite on-demand platforms to grow your business. We will help you understand how to build on your existing customer relationships and attract new ones, through short and engaging video clips and instructional and information-loaded programs. You will learn: What makes a good YouTube video How to create a YouTube channel and upload your first…

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Coping with difficult people

Thursday 15 October 2020 – 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Free

Coping with difficult people About this Event Bushfires, drought, floods, Covid-19 - 2020 has it all, creating stresses, personal challenges and an environment where people are on edge and can be difficult to work with. This session will give you ways to identify and manage people who are difficult at work – colleagues and customers. In this workshop you will learn: Tips to recognise the types of people who make situations challenging Strategies to understand and manage them Tips not…

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Introduction to Podcasting

Wednesday 14 October 2020 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Free

Are you thinking about ways to increase your online presence to expand your network? Have you considered the latest trend – Podcasting? About this Event Maybe you have the concept, the people and the information to distribute through podcasts, but you don’t know where to start? Join our guest presenter, Jen Seyderhelm as she shows you why a podcast is an excellent marketing, information and networking resource. It’s perfect for any sized business or organisation and works just as well…

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LinkedIn Plus – how to market yourself and your business

Tuesday 13 October 2020 – 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Free

LinkedIn Plus - how to market yourself and your business About this Event 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…

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Build your brand on social media

Tuesday 13 October 2020 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Free

Do you want to be a stand-out business in a crowded online marketplace? About this Event What makes a “loved” brand? How can social media help you build a real connection with your audience? In this workshop we will explore these questions and more, and help you identify your Point of Difference and build a compelling narrative about you, your business and your brand. Gain tips to better understand your customers, learn how to create a customer persona and discover…

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How to Start Your Own Business

Wednesday 7 October 2020 – 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Free

Are you thinking about starting a business? About this Event Have you got a killer idea or an existing business opportunity you want to explore? But you 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…

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CBC and IPA’s 2020 Virtual Federal Budget Breakfast

Wednesday 7 October 2020 – 7:15 am to 8:15 am
$25

The Canberra Business Chamber in conjunction with the The Institute of Public Accountants cordially invite you to the annual Federal Budget Breakfast. This event has been a tradition for many years and this year, adapting to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the tradition continues. This will be the live virtual event of the year and one not to be missed. Presenting on behalf of the Government will be the Hon Michael Sukkar MP, Assistant Minister to the Treasurer and…

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September 2020

Business After Business

Wednesday 30 September 2020 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit
Canberra, ACT 2600 Australia
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Free

Come and expand your business connections at our popular Business After Business networking event.                 Hosted by Infront For more than 20 years, Infront Systems has been committed to providing the most innovative IT solutions that deliver better business outcomes. Infront aligns people, processes, and technologies for a fast, cost-effective way to realise the benefits of hybrid cloud. Infront's next-generation digital workplace enhances business productivity and improves employee engagement through a fully managed…

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Reimagine – Reprogram – Rebuild: you and your business

Thursday 17 September 2020 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Free

Covid has brought unprecedented impacts for small business, changing the dynamics of consumer behaviour, and business interactions. In this essential webinar we look at the critical areas you need to focus on to regain control of your business and survive in this new environment. How has your industry changed? How do you respond to changing customer needs? What are the new opportunities? What will your business look like in 6 months? How will you reprogram and rebuild your own physical…

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Marketing to Pivot your Business

Wednesday 16 September 2020 – 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Free
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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 growth. You will learn: Marketing as a Process – including the key Elements required to develop an effective Marketing Plan How to identify and define target markets, marketing channels…

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ACT and the Region Exporting Support webinar – Part 2

Tuesday 15 September 2020 – 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Free

The Canberra Business Chamber, ACT Government and Austrade have joined together for a 2-part webinar series on exporting support for the region. Part 2: Hear from Austrade’s International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM) team. IFAM has been set up for better coordination of freight out of Australia, to help restore key freight routes and establish more frequent flights to Australia’s key markets so our exporters can deliver their products to customers on time. Date: Tuesday 15th of September Time: 11.30am –…

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Digital Marketing & Social Media

Thursday 10 September 2020 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Free
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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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Cash Flow Essentials

Wednesday 9 September 2020 – 2:00 pm to 4:30 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. You will learn: Cash Flow is the 3rd crucial accounting tool to effectively…

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Getting grants ready

Wednesday 9 September 2020 – 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Free

This workshop is ideal for any business owner interested in finding out more about COVID-19 Government Stimulus Package funding. You will learn how to prepare for future grants funding, find out what funding currently exists and how you can use it to support your business. We will discuss current developments in relation to the Stimulus Package and State and Federal Level government support for impacted business sectors. WHAT WILL BE COVERED What government funding opportunities are available & how to…

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