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:
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.
4 PART SERIES - RESTAURANT / CAFE SURVIVAL TIPS (Webinar) - Western Sydney Business Centre
Apr 14 (3-4pm) You and your people come first (dealing with trauma). Don’t panic but think quick – get the solid facts and weigh your options. Adopt an attitude, cut costs, negotiate leases and manage resources (human, financial and material).
Apr 16 (3-4pm) - Understand consumer sentiment and engage with community - How to think outside the box and brainstorm ideas - Which strategies are working for others and which are not.
Apr 20 (3-4pm) - How to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances and execute with speed and agility - Keep afloat through developing alternative service methods, products, online initiatives, market pivots.
Apr 22 (3-4pm) - Recovery plan ideas beyond COVID-19
HOW TO CREATE GREAT ONLINE CONTENT THAT HAS YOUR AUDIENCE WANTING MORE - (Webinar) - Bayside BEC
Apr 15 (930-1030) - Creating a consistent content plan is a vital way of standing out and attracting attention through social media. If your best post was 3 months ago, then you will be forgotten.
ONLINE BRAND (Webinar) - Western Sydney Business Centre
Apr 21 (10-12pm) Your brand’s unique and distinctive qualities create a contrast in the mind of your clients and your audience. And this is a sustainable point of difference because you can’t copy a personality. This will help you to sell, stand out and endure.
USING LINKEDIN TO AMPLIFY YOUR ONLINE INFLUENCE (Webinar) - Realise Business
Apr 23 (930-1230) Today your LinkedIn profile can be as powerful as a business card, coffee meeting and website all rolled into one. It’s often the first thing that’s checked when meeting a new client, seeing a speaker at an event, or meeting a new leader. Imagine amplifying your online influence.
DIGITAL STORY TELLING (Surry Hills) - Realise Business
Apr 28 (930am-1230pm) In this workshop you’ll learn all the different ways to bring your story to life. You’ll put your learning into practice by using your phone to create your own videos for your social channels.
IMPROVE YOUR RESTAURANT CAFE, OR FOOD BUSINESS (Webinar) Western Sydney Business Centre
Apr 28 (10-12pm) Checking in with your ‘Why’ - Are you still relevant - The Pros and Cons of your reviews - Being the customer/patron (jpourney, desires, first impressions, experiense, lasting engagement) - Have you still got the right operation form, menu and location? - Risk Idenditification, mitigation, and are you being dispruted?
2020 SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOPS (Cronulla) - ATO and SSC
Restarting in May and running until June 2020- Sutherland Shire Council has partnered with The ATO to facilitiate FREE workshops being held in Cronulla (Cronulla Central Hall) for local businesses. The hands on events will help you to use the ATO online tools, ATO resources, ask questions and network with other local businesses. Topics include:
EFFECTIVE SOCIAL MEDIA PLANNING (Webinar) - Realise Business
May 5 (930-1230pm) - The goal of this workshop is to help you create a social habit. Your consistency will reward you with engaged clients and a growing brand awareness that will in time lead to sales and referrals. Systems set up well will allow you to create a weekly rhythm and routine and set you on track for effective social media engagement.
GOOGLE AD WORDS (Webinar) - Western Sydney Business Centre
May 6 (10-12pm) Discover whether your business is suitable for this platform. You will leave this workshop with the knowledge what steps to take before you consider Google Ads and how to set up a campaign.
EMAIL AND SMS MARKETING (Webinar) - Western Sydney Business Centre
May 13 (10-12pm) - Email marketing is one of the most cost effective marketing strategies to help you grow, nurture and convert more prospect into loyal customers. We’ll look at the benefits of doing email and SMS marketing, tips and tricks to getting more subscribers opening your emails, platforms, and types of email marketing campaigns and how to grow your email/SMS database.
THE QUICK & EASY GUIDE TO CREATING A BUDGET (WEBINAR) - Realise Business
May 20 (12-1pm) 5 basic steps to creating a budget for your business.
SHIRE TOURISM - THE NEW ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY (Gymea) - SSBC
Jun 10 (745-930am) - Save the date - Details Coming soon
MASTERING YOUR BUSINESS CASH (Webinar) - Realise Business
Jun 17 (12-1pm) - 80 percent of business owners admitted that cash flow issues affect their mental health so I thought a session on a way to put structure into managing business cash
HOW TO WRITE A WEBSITE DESIGN BRIEF - (Webinar) - Western Sydney Business Centre
Jun 17 (10-12pm) - Whether you’re working on your own website or with a website designer, the website design brief is a critical part of planning your website.
Think of your brief as the business plan for your website.
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
Other major events in the Sutherland Shire:
CRONULLA EASTER SHOW - 10-13 April - CRONULLA MALL and MONRO PARK
Regular markets stall enquiry
Foodies and Farmers Market - Menai MONTHLY
Shire Farmers Market - Sutherland WEEKLY
Saltwater Market - Bundeena MONTHLY
Gourmet Outdoor Kitchen Market - Engadine - MONTHLY
Rotary Community Market - Engadine - MONTHLY
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