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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 Gala Business Lunch - 26 June

We invite you to attend Darebin's premier business event!

We will be launching our new Business Prospectus and announcing the winner of the Darebin Business Award for Community Contribution.

Time: 12pm - 2.30pm
Location: Bell City - Ballroom, 215 Bell Street Preston
Cost: $55

Guest Speaker: Morris Miselowski - one of Australia's leading business futurists
MC: Tania Zaetta

RSVP Friday 20 June 2014

Bookings are essential. Please visit Darebin Gala Business Lunch

For group bookings or more information please call 8470 8344

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 17 June 2014
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.

Go Digital and boost your business now!

Attend a FREE ICT workshop to find out how smart use of digital technology can improve your
• Marketing
• Productivity
• Connectivity
• Mobility
• Customer Engagement

Darebin will be hosting the workshop on “New telephony and communication tools for business
When: 15 July 2014
Where: Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre
Address: 387 Bell Street, Preston
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Book online at: Darebin ICT Workshop

Workshops are being held throughout Melbourne. For more information or to register for other workshops, visit www.freeictworkshops.com.au or contact nancy@strategisebusinessconsultinggroup.com

2014 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards - NOMINATIONS OPEN

The ARA is excited to announce that the 2014 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards are now officially open. We are calling on all retailers to prepare and submit their nominations through eleven different award categories.

If you believe you have what it takes, simply follow four steps (image on right) and show us what makes you Australia's next best retailer!

Visit the awards website and start nominating www.australianretailawards.com.au

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 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


Creative Business Seminar Series - Things I wish I had known with Susan Nethercote

If you want a successful creative business, you can write a business plan, devise a marketing strategy and make some financial projections. But what is often of most value is hearing what has worked and what hasn’t from people who have been there. As part of Darebin Arts’ Creative Business Seminar Series 2014, fashion designer Susan Nethercote of Manque Design will speak openly and frankly of ‘things I wish I had known’. The former Northcote local will share both her experience of creating and building a successful clothing label and also finding a way to fit that into her life as a tree-changer, a mother, and transition to a new career as consultant and speaker. The evening will comprise both a talk and interactive Q&A session and will be followed by the opportunity to network. The event is free but registrations are essential.

Thursday 5 June – 6.30pm – 8.30pm + drinks
Northcote Town Hall (West Wing, Studio 2)
189 High Street, Northcote

To register your attendance, please go to Creative Business Seminar Series

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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