Now more than ever it’s time for businesses to come together to talk and support each other. In Sutherland Shire many networking, support and education events are continuing to grow just in a different way. From webinars to zoom sessions businesses across Sutherland Shire are finding virtual connections are invaluable. We have listed some below:
PART 1 - COMPLETE
SUTHERLAND SHIRE COUNCIL – SMALL BUSINESS MONTH (WEBINAR) SERIES – FUTUREPROOFING YOUR BUSINESS
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PART 2 - COMPLETE
SUTHERLAND SHIRE COUNCIL – SMALL BUSINESS MONTH (WEBINAR) SERIES – THE DIGITAL MARKETING SUCCESS FORMULA
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PART 3 - SUTHERLAND SHIRE COUNCIL – SMALL BUSINESS MONTH (WEBINAR) SERIES – TECHNOLOGY FOR SMALL BUSINESS
Oct 21 (10-11am) Hear from Australia’s most recognised and influential technology journalists Trevor Long. With 20 years’ experience as the technology expert on TV and radio, hosting the top tech podcast and running his own small business Trevor will explain the global technology megatrends impacting small business and help you preparing for the path ahead.
LEADERSHIP & FUTUREPROOFING YOUR BUSINESS HOSTED BY MARK BOURIS (webinar on demand) – Sutherland Shire Business Chamber
15-31 Oct (on demand) Free webinar event featuring Leadership & Planning to Futureproof your Business with Mark Bouris and Mentored Media. Learn about the importance of being prepared for the worst by having a plan in place to survive an economic downturn. Hear from financial experts on ways business owners can ensure the future of their business is protected. Learn about those businesses that are thriving and how their decision to pivot was the most important one they've ever made.
BUDGET FRIENDLY STRATEGIES FOR THE GROWTH, EXPANSION AND SUSTAINABILITY OF YOUR BUSINESS (Online) – ShireWomen
Oct 16 (9-1030am) - Speaker Roz Gyzen will be focusing on Trainee & Education partnerships, providing local businesses with a potential answer to growing workloads when lacking in funds. Roz is the Head Teacher of Business Services at Gymea and Ultimo TAFE.
SECURING GOVERNMENT BUSINESS GRANTS – (Webinar) - Realise Business
Oct 20 (6-7pm). This webinar is the ideal for any business interested in finding out more about Local, State and Federal Government Funding. This session will focus on a sampling of State and Federal Government Business Grants and show you how to apply for such
HOW MUCH DOES STARTING A BUSINESS REALLY COST? – (Webinar) - Realise Business
Oct 22 (12-1pm) So you’ve got a great idea, you’ve got the know how, and you’re ready to break out on your own and start your new venture. In this workshop, Access to Finance Advisor Amy Chen, will look into the nitty gritty things that you will need to consider when working out how much will starting a business will really cost you.
MENTAL WELLBEING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES – (Online Webinar) Beyond Blue & Realise Business
28 Oct (2-3pm) Join Realise Business CEO, Jacqui Attard, as she speaks with Michael and Tim who are part of the team behind this incredible resource developed by Beyond Blue.
THE LATEST AND GREATEST SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES – (Webinar) - Realise Business
Nov 4 (9.30-11.30am) Social media or social networking is one of the most effective and faster ways to connect with new prospects, engage with customers and scale your business rapidly. In this online workshop we will cover the best social media tools available to small business owners, how to map out a social media plan for your business and more.
EVALUATING, REPORTING AND ACQUITTING GOVERNMENT BUSINESS GRANTS – (Webinar) - Realise Business
Nov 9 (6-7pm) Join part 3 of this webinar series, as Grant expert, Keith Whelan focuses on evaluating, reporting and acquitting Government Business Grants. We’ll discuss the more recent developments in Government Grants and how to ready your business to apply with the greatest chance of success
YOUR ONLINE BRAND 2.0 – (Webinar) - Realise Business
Nov 10 (9.30-11.30am) Have you attended the Your Online Brand workshop in the past with Kirryn Zerna? Then you don't want to miss the next workshop in the series. This session is all about ACTION. Kirryn will provide practical steps of how to express your brand through different elements on your website, your email, your social media and your campaigns.
HOW TO WIN IDEAL CUSTOMERS WITHOUT BIG MARKETING BUDGETS – (Webinar) - Realise Business
Nov 12 (12-1pm) Creating a valuable brand is no longer just for large corporate entities. In fact, your brand positioning may be THE thing that attracts or repels your ideal customers. In this session, you’ll learn the 6 keys to effective branding and how to apply them to your business
THINKING DIFFERENTLY ABOUT BUSINESS – INNOVATION AND DESIGN(ED) ENGAGEMENT (Online event) ShireWomen
13 Nov (9-1030am) Learn about ideologies part of the Australian psyche, collaboration, innovation and different ways in which design(ed) engagement can support you to interact with university research and teaching activity.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE GOING FOR A BANK LOAN – (Webinar) - Realise Business
Nov 19 (12-1pm) Does applying for a business loan feel daunting to you? Well, you’re not alone, Xero found 76% of small business owners felt applying for business loans difficult, and 42% struggled to collate the right financial information. Join our Access To Finance Advisor Amy Chen in this 1 hour workshop
DIGITAL STORYTELLING 2.0 – (Webinar) - Realise Business
Nov 23 (9.30-11.30am) In this workshop you’ll learn all the different ways to use stories to attract attention, gather new customer leads and then grow your business. If you joined Kirryn's first workshop, Digital Storytelling you don't want to miss 2.0
YOUR PERSONAL BRAND 2.0 – (Webinar) - Realise Business
Dec 1 (9.30-11.30am) Today your LinkedIn profile can be as powerful as a business card, coffee meeting and website all rolled into one. In this second part workshop, we will discuss how you can go further to GET KNOWN as an expert within your industry and beyond and leverage tools like LinkedIn to GROW your network and your influence?
HOW TO CREATE A MARKETING PLAN THAT ACTUALLY WORKS – (Webinar) - Realise Business
Dec 9 (9.30-11.30am) Have you ever questioned how much you should be spending on your marketing and didn’t get an answer? Have you ever launched a marketing activity, it didn’t work and you didn’t know why? Join Russell Pearson, as he show's you how to create an effective marketing plan, with a specific budget that has been determined from your outcomes.
ON DEMAND WEBINARS
BUSINESS CONNECT - ONGOING
Attend a FREE government funded Business Connect webinar, online workshop or event to develop your business skills and support your business success. Business Connect has a range of on demand Webinars, podcasts, videos, training and factsheets to view at any time.
GOOGLE ON DEMAND WORKSHOPS (ONLINE) Google Down Under
Having trouble getting your business found online? Google Down Under have put together some free ‘on demand’ workshops available now to help your business stand out online.
FUTUREISE INSIGHTS - DIGITAL MARKETING IN A POST COVID19 ERA (Webinar) – NetStripes
Ongoing various dates- Futurise Insights is designed to increase the digital knowledge and skills of business owners to help them reinvent and pivot their business model to continue providing services during this period and beyond. Power packed webinars designed to equip you with the digital knowledge and skills that will help your business adapt and grow.
ADAPTING TO CHANGE (Webinar series) AusIndustry
Ongoing - (12pm) 2020 has been a year of rapid change, how does business adapt to volatile situations and ride out the disruptions?
ATO SMALL BUSINESS WEBINARS - Ongoing
FREE small business webinar series that cover both general and industry-specific areas of tax obligations. Each session runs for approximately 45 to 60 minutes.
Regular business networking events in the Sutherland Shire:
BUSINESS BREAKFASTS AND AFTER 5 DRINKS NETWORKING EVENTS MONTHLY (ONLINE) - Sutherland Shire Business Chamber
COFFEE AND CONNECT MONTHLY (ONLINE) - ShireWomen
BNI WEEKLY (ONLINE) - Business Network InternationalBNI WEEKLY (ONLINE) - Business Network International
CRONULLA PUB BIZ MONTHLY (Cronulla) - Realise Business
SHIREWOMEN COLLECTIVE CONNECT MONTHLY (Caringbah) - ShireWomen
SHIRE BIZ QUARTERLY (Woolooware) - ShireBiz
SOUTHERN STRENGTH AGILE MANUFACTURING NETWORK - Southern Strength
CLUB SEVEN LUNCH AND LEARN MONTHLY (Cronulla) - Club Seven
SHIRE ACCORDS - Sutherland Shire liquor Accord
TOASTMASTERS WEEKLY (Multiple locations ) - Toast Masters
BXNETWORKING MONTHLY (Sutherland and Cronulla) - BxNetworking
THE ALTERNATIVE BOARD MONTHLY (Miranda) -The Alternative Board Sutherland Shire
BUSINESS BUILDERS GROUP (Miranda) - Sutherland Shire Chapter Business Builders Group
CONNECT10 (Gymea) - Connect10
Regular markets stall enquiry:
Shire Farmers Market - Sutherland WEEKLY
Saltwater Market - Bundeena MONTHLY
Rotary Community Market - Engadine - MONTHLY
Caringbah Markets - Caringbah - MONTHLY
Other major events in the Sutherland Shire:
If you are hosting a business event you can add your event here and we will promote it.
Enquiries can be directed to Economic & Community Development on 9710 0892 or email@example.com