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					                                          2009 Thriving in tough times
                                          Cardinia Shire Council invites you to participate in a series of
                                          events to improve your business skills.
                                                                                                    Cost
    Date              Event name                              Description                          (pp inc.        Venue                     Further information
                                                                                                    GST)
19 February   Business Planning Basics     Successful businesses regularly use problem               $20      Cardinia Cultural   Phil Jackson
              Seminar                      solving and strategic planning tools and processes                 Centre, Lakeside    Business Development Officer
              (ID 1765)                    to reach their goals, despite the barriers that occur              Blvd, Pakenham      Phone: 5945 0401
                                           along the way. This practical, interactive seminar                 6pm–8.30pm          Email: p.jackson@cardinia.vic.gov.au
                                           introduces you to the business improvement
                                           processes that can be applied by anyone.
11 March      Networking Seminar           This seminar will give you the skills to confidently      $20      Cardinia Cultural   Phil Jackson
              (ID 1768)                    build business contacts and let others know who                    Centre, Lakeside    Business Development Officer
                                           you are and what you do. Participants will learn                   Blvd, Pakenham      Phone: 5945 0401
                                           the art of self-promotion, the habits of effective                 6pm–9.30pm          Email: p.jackson@cardinia.vic.gov.au
                                           networkers and develop a networking action plan.
26 March      Success in a Tough Market    The great challenge facing every business in 2009         $40      Cardinia Cultural   Frances Grigoriou
              presentation                 will be how to maintain a profitable and vibrant                   Centre, Lakeside    Business Development Officer
                                           business despite the impacts of the global financial               Blvd, Pakenham      Phone: 5945 0402
                                           situation. To help you take a proactive approach                   6pm–8pm             Email: f.grigoriou@cardinia.vic.gov.au
                                           to managing your business in tough times,
                                           Cardinia Shire Council has arranged for Paul
                                           McCarthy to present on ‘The Survival Trap’ - a
                                           powerful presentation designed to equip you with
                                           essential strategies for success in a tough market.

16 April      Marketing for Growth         How do you take your business to the next level?          $30      Cardinia Cultural   Phil Jackson
              Workshop                     Developing your marketing strategy may be the                      Centre, Lakeside    Business Development Officer
              (ID 1767)                    answer. This seminar will help you to achieve your                 Blvd, Pakenham      Phone: 5945 0401
                                           business growth targets by identifying areas for                   6pm–9.30pm          Email: p.jackson@cardinia.vic.gov.au
                                           improvement in communication, development of
                                           promotional products or services and gaining a
                                           better understanding of your target market.
27 May        Debt Collecting for          This seminar will help you set up an efficient debt       $35      Cardinia Cultural   Phil Jackson
              Small Businesses Workshop    collecting procedure, receive payments on time                     Centre, Lakeside    Business Development Officer
                                           and avoid bad debts.                                               Blvd, Pakenham      Phone: 5945 0401
                                                                                                              6pm–9pm             Email: p.jackson@cardinia.vic.gov.au


                          Extra events will be added throughout the year. Ensure you are on our distribution list – phone 5945 0400.
                                                                                                       Cost
    Date                Event name                                 Description                        (pp inc.         Venue                     Further information
                                                                                                       GST)
23 June         Profit from your Business       This seminar will show participants how to              $20      Cardinia Cultural   Phil Jackson
                Seminar ( ID 1769)              calculate profit margins, mark up and break even                 Centre, Lakeside    Business Development Officer
                                                analysis from the financial information in their                 Blvd, Pakenham      Phone: 5945 0401
                                                business. They will learn the impact of discounting              6pm–9.30pm          Email: p.jackson@cardinia.vic.gov.au
                                                on their profit and how to manage business
                                                expenses efficiently. The financial statements will
                                                be explained and ratio analysis will be taught to
                                                enable participants to benchmark their business.

14 July         Speed Networking                This fun fast and furious networking event will         $35      Cardinia Cultural   Phil Jackson
                                                provide you with opportunities to build business                 Centre, Lakeside    Business Development Officer
                                                relationships in a highly energetic environment.                 Blvd, Pakenham      Phone: 5945 0401
                                                Don’t forget your business cards.                                6.00pm–9.30pm       Email: p.jackson@cardinia.vic.gov.au

23 July         Your Business On-line (ID       This seminar is ideal for businesses with an            $20      Cardinia Cultural   Phil Jackson
                1770)                           existing web site presence. It will provide                      Centre, Lakeside    Business Development Officer
                                                techniques to improve the listing of your website                Blvd, Pakenham      Phone: 5945 0401
                                                in search engines. You will learn valuable tips on               6.00pm–9.30pm       Email: p.jackson@cardinia.vic.gov.au
                                                choosing key words, submitting your website to
                                                search engines and what page titles are important.
                                                You will also learn how to approach search engine
                                                companies and show them exactly how you want
                                                your website to look.


20 August       CEO’s Address to the Business   If you are in business in Cardinia you cannot         FREE       Cardinia Cultural   Frances Grigoriou
                Community                       afford to miss this event. Cardinia Shire Council’s              Centre, Lakeside    Business Development Officer
                                                CEO will cover Council’s business initiatives and                Blvd, Pakenham      Phone: 5945 0402
                                                development plans and provide you with                           6.00pm–8.30pm       Email: f.grigoriou@cardinia.vic.gov.au
                                                information to assist in your decision making.

27 August       Get Your Business Organised     Time management and efficiency is essential to          $35      Cardinia Cultural   Phil Jackson
                (ID 1771)                       running a successful small business. This                        Centre, Lakeside    Business Development Officer
                                                workshop will give you hints and tips to on how                  Blvd, Pakenham      Phone: 5945 0401
                                                to best manage your time, identify time wasting                  6.00pm–9.30pm       Email: p.jackson@cardinia.vic.gov.au
                                                tasks and what you can do to correct them. It will
                                                also give you the opportunity of preparing an
                                                action plan which you can apply to your business.


            Extra events will be added throughout the year. Ensure you are on our distribution list – phone 5945 0400.                                            2
                                                                                                      Cost
   Date                  Event name                               Description                        (pp inc.         Venue                   Further information
                                                                                                      GST)
16 September    Green Business Lean Business   How do you make your business environmentally           $35      Cardinia Cultural   Phil Jackson
                (ID 1772)                      sustainable and save yourself money at the same                  Centre, Lakeside    Business Development Officer
                                               time? This workshop will help you apply simple                   Blvd, Pakenham      Phone: 5945 0401
                                               measures to cut your consumption and waste and                   6.00pm–9.30pm       Email: p.jackson@cardinia.vic.gov.au
                                               cut your costs. It will assist you in building your
                                               own sustainability action plan and provide tips on
                                               carbon offsetting, refitting your building to be
                                               more energy efficient, minimising your waste, and
                                               reducing your energy and water usage.


8 October       Startling Your Business        From business plans to financing, marketing             $35      Cardinia Cultural   Phil Jackson
                (ID 1773)                      strategy to advisory services, this workshop                     Centre, Lakeside    Business Development Officer
                                               provides a comprehensive overview of the issues                  Blvd, Pakenham      Phone: 5945 0401
                                               and requirements involved in starting or buying a                6.00pm–9.30pm       Email: p.jackson@cardinia.vic.gov.au
                                               small business. The workshop involves a number
                                               of case studies and activities that will highlight
                                               areas that require additional planning. The
                                               workshop is structured so that you will develop
                                               and learn the steps involved in the planning
                                               process. By the end of the workshop you will see
                                               how the planning steps are integrated to give you
                                               a process to produce your own business plan

27 October      Keeping the Right Staff        The key to a successful business is employing and       $20      Cardinia Cultural   Phil Jackson
                (ID 1774)                      keeping the right staff. This seminar will look at               Centre, Lakeside    Business Development Officer
                                               ways to manage your employees effectively.                       Blvd, Pakenham      Phone: 5945 0401
                                               Retention strategies as well as helping you to                   6.00pm–9.30pm       Email: p.jackson@cardinia.vic.gov.au
                                               identify training needs and deal with resignations,
                                               redundancies or terminations will be covered. It
                                               will also provide you with up-to-date information
                                               on annual leave entitlements, superannuation and
                                               tax requirements.


             Extra events will be added throughout the year. Ensure you are on our distribution list – phone 5945 0400.                                          3
                                                                                                 Cost
   Date               Event name                             Description                        (pp inc.         Venue                   Further information
                                                                                                 GST)
18 November   Marketing for Growth         How do you take your business to the next level?       $20      Cardinia Cultural   Phil Jackson
              (ID 1775)                    Developing your marketing strategy may be the                   Centre, Lakeside    Business Development Officer
                                           answer. This seminar will help you to achieve your              Blvd, Pakenham      Phone: 5945 0401
                                           business growth targets by identifying areas for                6.00pm–9.30pm       Email: p.jackson@cardinia.vic.gov.au
                                           improvement in communication, development of
                                           promotional products or services and gaining a
                                           better understanding of your target market.


          Extra events will be added throughout the year. Ensure you are on our distribution list – phone 5945 0400.                                       4

				
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