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ITA BUTTROSE: THE RESILIENCE FACTOR AND WHY IT’S CRUCIAL FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS

Ita Buttrose AO OBE is a truly exceptional Australian: a legendary media trailblazer, businesswoman, best-selling author, committed community and welfare contributor and 2013 Australian of the Year.

Ita has twice been voted Australia’s most admired woman and has a long and distinguished career in the Australian media with a number of notable achievements. She was the founding editor of Cleo, the youngest ever editor of The Australian Women’s Weekly, the first woman to ever edit a major metropolitan newspaper in Australia as Editor-in-Chief of the Daily & Sunday Telegraphs, and the first woman Director of News Ltd Australia.

01/08/2018

Time: 6pm–8.30pm
Cost: $65 includes 2-course dinner and drinks
Location: The Pier Geelong, 10 Western Foreshore Road

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THE POWER OF

POSITIVE CULTURE

Learn clear and easy-to-implement leadership strategies that will have an immediate impact on your business.

Guest speaker Jem Fuller brings a professional and accessible approach to the education and training of leaders – from front line through to middle and senior levels – in critical capabilities for exceptions performance.

Jem’s expertise is in Mindful Leadership, executive and personal coaching, developing and delivering transformational programs for leaders and teams, eDISC Behavioural Profiling and Neuro Linguistic Programming.

Jem will provide highly effective mindset strategies, assisting individuals to perform at their optimum levels.

06/08/2018

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: $46.85
Location:Level 6, Sally Walker Building, Deakin Waterfront Campus, Geelong, Vic 3220

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GETTING INTO BUSINESS

INFORMATION SESSIONS

This event is designed to assist business minded individuals to generate a discussion on ways and means to start a business.

Presented by Small Business Victoria – Tharamba Bugheen Victorian Aboriginal Business Strategy in partnership with Indigenous Business Australia.

09/08/2018

Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Level 6, Sally Walker Building, Deakin Waterfront Campus, Geelong, Vic 3220

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PRIORITISING LOCAL SOCIAL IMPACT

IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS

State government procurement is one of the largest drivers in the Victorian Economy. Find out why – and how – you should incorporate social value into your business so you can catch a wave of billion dollar government department and agency spending which will have social enterprise procurement as a priority.

The new whole-of-government ‘Social Procurement Framework’ will see 300 government departments and agencies incorporate social procurement into their tender and contract spending, starting in September 2018. This is just one of two major structural transformations happening to social procurement you need to be aware of.

The other is GROW, a regional collective impact initiative, currently with over 80 signatory organisations, among them a range of large buyers, who include social outcome requirements into their contract specifications and tenders.

Don’t miss these opportunities for local business and social enterprises in the G21 region to win business. If you’re not already, now’s the time to incorporate social value into your business so you can throw your hat into the ring and take part.

13/08/2018

Time: 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Cost: $20

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WHY BEING INCLUSIVE MAKES

GREAT BUSINESS SENSE

When you take into account that 1.1 million Victorians, 18% of our total population, have a disability, becoming more welcoming as a business and employer represents a substantial opportunity to all businesses in the growing visitor economy.

Join us to hear from local Geelong businesses who have become more ‘disability confident’ who will share their firsthand experience of the benefits of recruiting people with a more diverse range of skillsets to fill existing vacancies and creating new, previously unseen opportunities. Hear too about the impact on their bottom line by factoring accessibility into their customer service approach.

06/08/2018

Time: 9:30 Am – 11:30 Am

Cost: FREE

Location: The Pier, Western Beach Road, Geelong

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GROW YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE & OVERSEAS WITH AUSTRALIA POST

WITH AUSTRALIA POST

Australia Post are proud to present 3 separate workshops to the business sector during the 2018 Geelong Small Business Festival. Sign up for one or all three, the choice is yours.

eCommerce, Marketplaces and Farmhouse – 9:00am – 11.00am

In this session, together we will explore opportunities in Australian and international eCommerce, key digital trends and consumer purchase behaviour. Discuss options to start selling online now, how to take advantage marketplaces and the benefits of a multi-channel strategy.

Customer Value Journeys – 12.00pm – 2.00pm

Australia Post invites you to this exclusive workshop where we’ll share advertiser stories, insight discussions and brainstorming sessions for businesses who are using Social Media to grow.

Growing Global – 3.00pm – 5.00pm

Want to grow your business globally?

You might already be making some international sales or wanting to start now. We’ll help you get there

08/08/2018

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Cost: FREE

Location: The Hive, 108 Gheringhap Street, Geelong

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