Successful business people across the Bellarine will share their secrets to other sole traders and small business owners in a series of free events at the end of October.
The suite of workshops, panel discussions and networking sessions will be held at the brand new coworking space, Business Hub at Queenscliff Marina. Subjects include Facebook marketing, effective time management techniques, a Women In Business panel discussion and morning tea as well as a complimentary photography session for owners to have professional headshots taken. BOOK TICKETS HERE
Business owners presenting at the events include Helen Butteriss from Bellarine Business Advisors, Lorraine Golightly, owner of BIG4 Beacon Resort in Queenscliff, Mel Stewart from Hyper Social and Les Watson from Get More Time.
The Hub will also officially launch on Thursday November 2 with a party – and all local business owners and community groups are invited.
“Often small business owners feel they are working in isolation and having to learn everything themselves to save money on outgoings,” he said.
“But being able to learn from experts and others who have been there, done that, can be an invaluable and motivational experience. Networking with others can also lead to collaboration opportunities to grow your business.”
October 30: Marketing Monday
Mel Stewart from digital marketing and social media firm Hyper Social will lead small business owners through a Facebook Marketing Masterclass. She’ll teach you the power of Facebook as a marketing tool, how to develop a social and digital marketing strategy in 10 minutes, the social selling process, and how to create killer social content.
Time: 10am – 12pm
October 31: Time Management Tuesday
Les Watson from Get More Time will help to solve the perennial conundrum for small business owners – how to squeeze more time into each day to cover the multitude of jobs each entrepreneur has to do. Les shares his expert tips and tricks to working smarter, not harder to manage your work-life balance, techniques to deal with interruptions, indecision, procrastination and overload and how to get out of your comfort zone, get organised and reclaim an hour each day.
Time: 10am – 12pm
November 1: Women in Business Wednesday Q&A panel and morning tea
Join us for this very special opportunity to learn the secrets of success from some of the Bellarine’s most influential women entrepreneurs. This panel will include Lorraine Golightly, owner of BIG4 Beacon Resort in Queenscliff and Helen Butteriss from Bellarine Business Advisors and Treasurer of Ocean Grove Business Association with Narelle Needham from Tourism Greater Geelong and The Bellarine as our MC. A great opportunity to ask everything you wanted to know about running a thriving business, whether you’re starting out or looking to scale up.
Time: 10am-11am (morning tea provided afterwards)
November 2: Take Your Pic Thursday
Having a great head shot is just as important for small business as it is for corporate, but sometimes professional photography can slip down the priority list for a business with a small budget. Take the strain out of your accounts and join us at the Hub for a FREE photo session with the guy with the eye, professional photographer Jarid Seymour.
Time: 11am – 2pm
Entry is free but reservations are essential. Visit www.invitetoaccellerate.com.au to book your spot today