Boost Your Business 2019

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

Marketing Your Business Monday 18 March 9.30am - 11.30am
Single Touch Payroll for Small Business Tuesday 19 March 10am - 11am
Effective Business Networking Tuesday 19 March 6pm - 8pm
Business Planning Essentials Wednesday 20 March 9.30am - 11.30am
Taking Your Business Online Friday 22 March 9.30am - 11.30am

All Boost Your Business workshops will be held in the Willis Room at Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading. 

Refreshments provided at all Boost Your Business workshops and events



Monday 18 March - Marketing Your Business
An effective marketing strategy should boost your brand, capture customers, keep them coming back and ultimately save you money. 

Learn how to set marketing goals that work, get to know your customers better, clarify your Unique Selling Proposition and choose the right marketing activities to match your business. 

Time: 9.30am - 11.30am
Cost: $20

Bookings are essential

Facilitated by Small Business Victoria

Tuesday 19 March - Single Touch Payroll
Are you an employer, or are you thinking of hiring workers? This one hour session will assist you to understand how your payroll tax and super reporting obligations, as an employer, have been streamlined, using Single Touch Payroll. 

Time: 10am - 11am
Cost: Free

Bookings are essential 

Facilitated by the Australian Taxation Office     


Tuesday 19 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
Cost: $20

Bookings are essential 

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 Whitehorse Business Group’s membership price, $99 + GST for 12months.

Wednesday 20 March - Business Planning Essentials
Put your business on the path to long-term success at this essential workshop that will take you, step by step, through the vital process of building a business plan to drive your business forward.

As well as keeping your business on track, having a ready-prepared plan is a vital tool to have up your sleeve whenever you seek finance, lease a premises, arrange permits or engage staff.

Time: 9.30am - 11.30am
Cost: $20

Bookings are essential

Facilitated by Small Business Victoria

Friday 22 March - Taking Your Business
Whether you’re a bricks and mortar business or still at the drawing board, this workshop led by a digital expert with real-world small business experience spans the complete digital landscape.

Build your understanding of online advertising, search engines, websites, blogs and social media through practical exercises and real-life examples, then learn how to bring them all together into an effective online strategy that matches your objectives.

Time: 9.30am - 11.30am

Cost: $20

Bookings are essential

Facilitated by Small Business Victoria





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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