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Boost Your Business 2018

Grow and improve your business with a helping hand from Council’s annual Boost Your Business program. Each year the program is designed to meet the changing needs of our local business community.

Places are limited at all events, so register early to avoid disappointment.   

Program Overview

Tapping into Tourism Monday 19 March 9am - 11am
Effective Busines Networking Tuesday 20 March 6pm - 8pm
Attracting Customers through Creative Retail Merchandising Design Wednesday 21 March 9.30am - 11.30am
Keeping the Right Staff: How to Employ Good People Thursday 22 March 9.30am - 1pm
Small Business Bus Thursday 22 March 10am - 4pm
How to Increase Traffic to your Website Friday 23 March 12pm- 2pm

 

 ***Refreshments provided at all Boost Your Business workshops, seminars and events

View the Boost Your Business 2018 Flyer

Boost Your Business Flyer

 

 

 

Monday 19 March - Tapping into Tourism
 

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.

Time: 9.00am - 11.00am
Location: Willis Room, Whitehorse City Council Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading.
Cost:  Free

Bookings Via TryBooking

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

Facilitated by Destination Melbourne

       


 

Tuesday 20 March - Effective Business Networking: Tips to Connect with Ease
 

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.

Time: 6pm - 8pm
Location: Willis Room, Whitehorse City Council Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading.
Cost: $20
Bookings Via TryBooking
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Facilitated by Small Business Victoria

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.

 


 

 

Wednesday 21 March -  Attracting Customers through Creative Retail Merchandising Design

 

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.

  

Time: 9.30-11.30am
Location: Box Hill Golf Club, 202 Station Street, Box Hill
Cost: $20
Bookings Via TryBooking
     


 

Thursday 22 March - Small Business Bus

If you're planning, starting or growing your business, the Small Business Bus offers a free 45 minute session with an experienced business mentor.

Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Out the front of the Whitehorse City Council Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading.  
Cost: Free
Bookings: Small Business Victoria

Facilitated by Small Business Victoria


 

 Thursday 22 March - Keeping the Right Staff: How to Employ Good People
 

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.

Time: 9.30am - 1pm
Location: 
Willis Room, Whitehorse City Council Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
Bookings Via TryBooking
Cost: $30

Facilitated by Small Business Victoria


 

Friday 23 March - How to Increase Traffic to your Website
 

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.

Presenter: Mark Schiffer, Director Blick Creative

Time: 12pm - 2pm
Location: 
Willis Room, Whitehorse City Council Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading.
Cost: $20
Bookings Via TryBooking

 

       


 

                          

 

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
 
Cancellation policy: Cancellations must be in writing and received four working days prior to the event to attain refunds. No refunds will be given to registered attendees who notify the event organiser after the event of their non attendance. 
 
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