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December 2020

Briefing – Opportunities in Singapore for Cyber Security companies in the ACT – Phase 1

Thursday 3 December 2020 – 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Free

The ACT Government in association with SGTech, AustCyber and Canberra Business Chamber is pleased to arrange a Cyber Security briefing for ACT companies interested in opportunities in Singapore. The briefing will be presented by Mr. Dutch Ng - Chairman of SGTech Cybersecurity Chapter, Singapore. Kindly view the agenda below for more information: Agenda: Welcome and…

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November 2020

Mature Workers Peer to Peer Session

Wednesday 11 November 2020 – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Free

Having trouble finding and retaining staff? Mature workers could be your solution! The skills-shortage is currently a major issue for many businesses in Canberra. Mature workers can have a wealth of transferable skills and life experience, but is often overlooked. You’re invited to attend an information session to learn more about employing experienced mature persons.…

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The Trade Expo Indonesia – Virtual Exhibition 2020

Tuesday 10 November 2020 – 8:00 am to Monday 16 November 2020 – 5:00 pm
Free

The 35th Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) 2020 which will be running through a Virtual Exhibition (VE) will take place 10 - 16 November 2020. The TEI-VE 2020 will showcase the best Indonesian export products ranging from industrial, mining, agricultural to craft sectors with potential visitors around the world, 211 Exhibitors and many Business Fora. Through…

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Mailchimp for beginners

Wednesday 4 November 2020 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Free

Mailchimp for Beginners About this Event 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…

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How to start your own business

Tuesday 3 November 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…

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October 2020

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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September 2020

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…

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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:…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The Political Leaders Election Forum

Tuesday 8 September 2020 – 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Free

What are the plans of our two alternate Chief Ministers for business and the ACT in this territory election? As a member of Canberra’s peak business voice, join the Chamber when we host an exclusive face-to-face discussion between Chief Minister Andrew Barr and the Leader of the Opposition, Alistair Coe. Don't miss this opportunity to hear…

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LinkedIn 101: for you and your business

Thursday 3 September 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…

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Canva for beginners

Wednesday 2 September 2020 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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 us on this short workshop as we explore the new Canva platform and look at the opportunities and methods you can use to…

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How to Start Your Own Business

Tuesday 1 September 2020 – 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Free

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…

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August 2020

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:…

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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…

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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…

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ACT and the Region Exporting Support webinar – Part 1

Tuesday 25 August 2020 – 10:00 am to 11:00 am
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 1: Join the CBC, Austrade and the Regional TradeStart Advisers for an overview of current and future opportunities for our key sectors (ICT, Cyber, Space, AgriTechnology, Food & Beverage & Manufacturing) and…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Workshop: Digital marketing & social media

Thursday 6 August 2020 – 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
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…

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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…

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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…

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July 2020

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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April 2020

Webinar: COVID-19 Series – Reducing your operating costs during uncertain times

Wednesday 1 April 2020 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Free

Our sister chamber, Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ) have kindly invited Chamber members to join them for this webinar on Wednesday, 1 April at 10am (Canberra time). Register here. As a result of the potential further spread of COVID-19, almost all businesses are going to have to look closely at their costs. Join…

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