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:
SEO – BEYOND THE BASICS (webinar) – Western Sydney Business Centre
AUG 3 (10am) - SEO is a set of web best practice techniques that allows the information you publish on your website to be discovered and understood. It is then ranked against similar websites on search engines, like Google. In the SEO Basics workshop you learnt that SEO does not have to be a mystery.
BEGINNERS GUIDE TO MARKETING (webinar) – Creative Plus Business
Aug 4 (6pm) There is a simple secret to making marketing more palatable - understanding the strategy behind the sales will make a huge impact on your creative career. This down-to-earth and enjoyable workshop explores the mystery behind the marketing magic
HOW TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS (Webinar) – Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre
Aug 5 (930am) – Experienced business advisors explain the fundamentals of starting a new business. You will work through a Business Start-Up Checklist, identify where you are up to and discover what else you need to do before successfully starting your new venture. You can then develop your action plan to make it all happen.
SALES 101 – SELLING THROUGH CURIOSITY (Webinar) Western Sydney Business Centre
Aug 6 (10am) learn how to increase your sales conversion by understanding what actually motivates your prospects to buy from you.
FACEBOOK BEGGINERS GUIDE TO ADS MANAGER – (Webinar) – NORTEC Small Business Solutions
Aug 6 (930am) - In this workshop you will learn the basics of your audience insights & creative hub and how it can improve your ads campaign, ads design & how to manage it all.
CAFÉ SUCCESS THROUGH SERVICE (webinar) – Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre
Aug 6 (4pm) Restrictions are lifting and cafés are opening up again. As your customers venture out again, the competition for their patronage is fierce. You will need to provide a service that is top-notch and ensure your guests keep coming back. You want them to tell their family and friends about their positive and safe experience in your venue and encourage them to visit you as well.
COVID-19 EMPLOYER UPDATE SERIES (webcast) - Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors
Aug 6 (12-1pm) An update on JobKeeper 2.0 and what it will mean for your business.
COFFEE AND CONNECT (Online)- Shirewomen
Aug 7 (9-1030) – Topic and speaker TBA
MAKING THE NDIS WORK FOR YOUR BUSINESS OR NFP (webinar) – Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre
Aug 11 (930am) Are you considering accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as a part of your business strategy, but you don’t know how it works? In this webinar you will gain an understanding of the NDIS, how it works and how best to position you and your business for success through the NDIS.
KEEPING YOUR EMPLOYEES AND OTHERS THAT INTERACT WITH YOUR BUSINESS AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE (Zoom) – Southern Strength
Aug 11 (8-9am) Emma Bentton, Director of SHOES – Safety Health Operational and Environment Systems and the Founder of Office2Site, will discuss how to keep your employees and others that interact with your business as safe as possible.
EVALUATING YOUR BUSINESS FOR CHANGE (Webinar) – Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre
Aug 12 (930am) This interactive workshop will help you discover the opportunities available to you by helping you look at your business from a new perspective. Understand your resources and how they can be used to continue to engage your existing customers and to find new customers.
FROM RECOVERY TO GROWTH – A STRATEGIC WORKSHOP (Webinar) – Realise Business
Aug 13 ( 930am) Whether your business has been hit by changes to your business environment, starting a new business or moving into a completely new market, you will need to create momentum before you go anywhere. How can you get your business moving forward and do it profitably? In this session, our expert speaker Russell Pearson will show you how to strategically plan your next steps and address some of the roadblocks to your progress or opportunities in order to increase your revenue in ways you’ve yet to consider.
HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS (Webinar) – Western Sydney Business Centre
Aug 13 ( 1030am) This webinar will get you well on your way to starting your business.
HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS (Webinar) - Western Sydney Business Centre
Aug 13 (1030am) Get well on your way to starting your business.
ECONOMIC UPDATE WITH CRAIG JAMES, CHIEF ECONOMIST OF COMMSEC (Webinar) - Sullivan Dewing
Aug 18 (9am) The economic outlook for Australia is uncertain. To help you understand what is happening, Craig James, Chief Economist of CommSec will give you an economic update, provide insights and identify opportunities to survive and thrive given the current climate. Find out what to expect for the next 12 months so you can stay ahead of the game.
STEPS TO A COVID-19 SAFE BUSINESS (Webinar) – Western Sydney Business Centre
Aug 18 (10am) A walk-through resources, your obligations and adapting under changing Health Orders
ITS ALL ABOUT BRANDING AND WHAT IT CAN DO FOR YOU (webinar) – NORTEC Small Business Solutions
Aug 18 (1230) Your online presence & branding is your first impression for your target market you don't want to get this wrong. 2020 what a way to start the year. It has been very challenging, so where should be directing your marketing. Now more than ever, It's ever changing so you need to keep up. Kylie from Hello Media will be giving you an overview of where you should be in 2020.
MARKETING TO PIVOT YOUR BUSINESS (webinar) – Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre
Aug 18 (1pm) - This workshop will simplify the marketing process by breaking down and working through the 11 elements of an effective marketing plan. You will discover ways to successfully pivot, diversify and maintain your business momentum to meet changing consumer demand, create a new need, or expand your product or service offerings for growth.
AUSTRALIAN SMALL BUSINESS AND FAMILY ENTERPRISE OMBUSMAN (webinar) - Realise Business
Aug 19 (11am) In this one-hour webinar Ms Carnell will speak with Realise Business CEO, Jacqui Attard, on some of the greatest hurdles for small business as a result of the Covid-19 Lockdown, the emotional toll it has taken on small business owners, and where there may be light at the end of the tunnel in our shared journey to recovery
BUILD A BETTER BUSINESS (Webinar) – NORTEC Small Business Solutions
Aug 19 ( 930am) An Introduction to Build a Better Business. This workshop will give business owners the knowledge and tools they need to survive and thrive in a changing, and competitive market. In this ‘workshop’ you will pick up tips and skills on how to improve your growth and profitability.
FUTUREISE INSIGHTS - DIGITAL MARKETING IN A POST COVID19 ERA (Webinar) – NetStripes
Aug 20 and 27 - Power packed webinars designed to equip you with the digital knowledge and skills that will help your business adapt and grow.
BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS (webinar) – Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre
Aug 25 (930am) When it comes to owning and starting a business it is easy to focus on the “Now” activities - those that are in front of you every day demanding your attention. But if you want your business to grow and evolve, you need to understand and develop strategic ‘big-picture’ thinking in order to have clarity and provide direction so that you control the business, rather than the business controlling your life.
BUSINESS PLANNING ESSENTIALS (webinar) – Western Sydney Business Centre
Aug 25 (10am) In this fast-paced 2-hour planning sprint, business coach, Lisa Penson, shows you how to plan your next 12 months building a one-page business plan to drive your business forward
START A BUSINESS WORKSHOP (in person workshop) – Realise Business
Aug 26 (12pm) Get your business off the ground at speed! Do you have a business idea but are unsure where to start? Let’s make the new financial year your year for new business success. Whether you are in the process of starting a new venture or simply have an idea and don’t know what to do next, this workshop is sure to provide you with everything you need to know to setup your new business and hit the ground running
CLUB SEVEN RETURNS WITH A COVID-19 PANEL DISCUSSION – Club Seven (Cronulla Golf Club)
Aug 26 (12-3) Hear about COVID-19 and its impact on small business with a panel discussion on how different industries are adapting, pivoting, surviving and growing in the COVID-19 climate.
CREATING A YOUTUBE VIDEO AND CHANNEL (Webinar) – Western Sydney Business Centre
Sep 3 (6pm) So you've got the message - shoot video! But, what do you do with all these videos? Google owns YouTube and is in direct competition with Facebook and Vimeo. Hence sharing videos to those platforms won't get you any Google love for your video content. Therefore in this session we show you how to create a YouTube Channel and plenty of tips for shooting your YouTube ready videos.
YOUR ONLINE BRAND (Online Workshop) - Realise Business
Sep 3 (930am) 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.
SIMPLIFYING THE DIGITL WORLD: HOW TO TAKE YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE WITHOUT FRUSTRATION (Online Workshop) - Realise Business
Sep 8 (930am) In this session, Russell Pearson will bring his decades of experience online to help you create a plan for understanding and taking advantage of the digital world. Key areas the workshop will focus on include websites, lead generation and social media. You will leave the session with a plan to get your business online
BUILD A BETTER BUSINESS (Webinar) – NORTEC Small Business Solutions
9 Sep ( 930am) An Introduction to Build a Better Business. This workshop will give business owners the knowledge and tools they need to survive and thrive in a changing, and competitive market. In this ‘workshop’ you will pick up tips and skills on how to improve your growth and profitability.
LOW COST ONLINE MARKETING (Webinar) – Western Sydney Business Centre
16 Sep (10am) How can I market my business for very little or no cost? In this session you will be given a sheet containing 100 plus marketing ideas.
BROADEN YOUR CUSTOMER BASE – CONSIDERATIONS FOR CATERING (Webinar) Western Sydney Business Centre
Sep 23 (10am) Are there E-commerce for Food Service opportunities for your distinctive products (sauces/rubs etc.)? Being part of a Food and Beverage Trails or package with accommodation/experience providers. Create events/experiences for day/weekend/short breaks combining essence/distinctiveness of your region. Can you contribute to a Regional Food Hamper or Regional Recipes Ebook?
LINKEDIN – THE NEW FACEBOOK FOR BUSINESS (Webinar) Western Sydney Business Centre
Sep 24 (10am) With Microsoft purchasing LinkedIn in 2016, we have seen a rise in popularity with the platform making it one that is important to include in your marketing strategy. Making it the new Facebook book for business owners and corporates alike. With advanced strategies on LinkedIn, you will soon see that your target audience is just waiting for what your business will offer on these platforms. You will learn effective ways of communicating with your audience and capture their attention on these busy platforms.
BEGINNERS GUIDE TO MARKETING (webinar) – Creative Plus Business
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.
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.
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.
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