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Business Events

Welcome to the Business Events page. Here you will find all you need to know about upcoming Darebin business related events, which are great opportunities to keep your business growing!

Upcoming Business Events:

Darebin Women In Business Lunch - 30 April

Women in Business is back for 2014!

Guest Speaker: Blythe Rowe
Building resilience to all the competing demands and challenges we face; acknowledging and taking ownership of our success.

This lunch will also include:
- At least 1 hour of networking
- Promotional table

Date: Wednesday 30 April
Time 12pm - 2.30pm
Venue: The Olympic Hotel - Bronze Room (enter via Albert Street entrance)
Price: $30 - includes buffet lunch

Bookings are essential. Group Bookings are welcome.


If, after booking an event you are unable to attend, you are welcome to nominate someone else to attend in your place at no additional cost. Please advise substitutions in writing.
Cancellations less than 48 hours prior to the event will not be refunded.

To register please click Darebin Women in Business Lunch

For further information please contact 8470 8344 or email business@darebin.vic.gov.au

Active April

Get your workplace in the game!

Register for Premier's Active April and challenge your staff to 30 minutes of activity for 30 days during April.
It’s fun, it’s free and just by registering every participant gets great sign-up benefits including 10 free YMCA passes, 15 % off Rebel Sports and could share in $40,000 worth of prizes. Sign up at http://www.activeapril.vic.gov.au/

Create a workplace team and you could win a great prize of twice-weekly Personal Training sessions for one month for up to 20 people!

Sign up as many employees as you can by 30 April. For more details click here https://www.activeapril.vic.gov.au/work-plus-challenge/

Retail Marketing to Drive Profit and Performance - 14 May

This Retail Marketing Workshop aims to provide you with a structure to determine the best marketing strategy for your retail business. This practical workshop will open the door to your creative thinking on effective methods of communicating with your local customers and building loyalty.

Some of the topics to be covered include:

- Understand How to Create Effective Retail Marketing

- Conduct a sales and marketing analyisis of a retail business

- Define Your Target Market

- Attracting and Retaining New Customers

- Invest Effectively to Drive Return form Your Marketing

- Develop Tools to Effectively Market a Retail Business

- Managing your Marketing with a Promotions Calendar

- Understand Common Mistakes Made by Retailers

- Recognise the Realities of Retail

Date: Wednesday 14 May
Venue: Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre, Crn Bell St and St Georges Rd Preston
Cost: Free
To register your attendance, please go to Retail Marketing Workshop

Small Business Mentoring – A free session and discussion

Council is providing the opportunity for businesses to meet with a business mentor for a free 45 minute session.
Mentors from the Small Business Mentoring Service (SBMS) can:
• Bring an outside and fresh perspective to the issues
• Aid in the decision process
• Bring clarity and help you focus on the issues that matter
• Assist you reach your potential.

Dates: Tuesday 25 March, Tuesday 29 April
Venue: Preston Town Hall, 274 Gower Street, Preston
Cost: Free to Darebin Businesses and residents
To register your interest, please email business@darebin.vic.gov.au with your preferred date, business name and contact details.

Food Handler Information Sessions

Darebin Council runs free Food Handler Information Sessions for all food handlers working within a food business in Darebin.

2014 Session Dates
Tuesday 6 May, 6 - 8pm
Tuesday 13 May, 2 - 4pm
Tuesday 20 May, 2.30 - 4.30pm (this session will be in Chinese)
Wednesday 11 June, 6 - 8pm

To register your interest in attending please phone 8470 8658 or email health@darebin.vic.gov.au

Northern Business Achievement Awards - dates for 2014

The Northern Business Achievement Awards (NBAA) acknowledge and celebrate the successes and achievements of SMEs in Melbourne’s north and encourage all businesses in the region to achieve business excellence, innovation and international competitiveness.

The NBAA Breakfast dates for 2014 will be as follows:

Thursday 12 June
Thursday 4 September
Thursday 4 December

For more information visit www.nbaa.com.au

Go online - a start-up guide seminar

With todays customers used to the convenience of internet shopping and many essential business services going digital, being online has never been more important.

Whatever sector you operate in, this seminar guides you through the essential steps to take advantage of the benefits of being online, from setting up a website to dealing with suppliers, engaging with customers via social media and putting an e-commerce framework in place.

Date: 27 May 2014
Venu: Darebin Intercultural Centre
Cost: Free to Darebin Residents and Businesses

To register please click the following link Go online - a start-up guide seminar

Further Information

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Business Development Unit
Ph: 8470 8344
Email: business@darebin.vic.gov.au

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