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January 2021

Digital Marketing Essentials

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Digital Marketing Essentials Prioritise digital marketing. Marketing is one of the most important ways to drive new business and communicate your customer value proposition. Done right, it can prompt a burst of activity. Done wrong, it can waste your time and money. Your digital marketing strategy must aim for impact. This means video content, influencer marketing, SEO, staying on top of social trends, and being optimised for mobile devices. This accessible digital marketing workshop will give you the skills, tools…

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Facebook for Small Business Simplified

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Facebook for Small Business Simplified A Facebook business page enables direct communication with your audience. It provides the opportunity for you to reveal the persona behind your brand. Followers will respond to the human side of your business as you interact through posts, comments, and shares. Don’t be daunted or confused by this popular social media platform. Learn how to use Facebook to reach a targeted audience, build brand loyalty, increase your web traffic, and expose your business to potential…

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February 2021

Boost Business with Facebook Advertising

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Boost Business with Facebook Advertising Facebook advertising can take your business to the next level. It is critical that you understand the foundations to avoid wasting time and money. Use posts to inform, intrigue, and offer incentives to followers—and then take that engagement beyond page posts by advertising. Don’t rush the setup of a Facebook ad. It requires thought and consideration. Variables include your target market, budget, and the duration of the ad. After your advertisement has ended, you can…

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Social Media Marketing 101

February 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Social Media Marketing 101 Social media can help your small business maintain customer connections. Build significant networks by establishing a presence where your potential customers congregate social media. Creating an account is the first step, but this workshop will teach you the ins-and-outs of posting, connecting, and managing your social media accounts. Learn which social media platforms are best for finding your target audience, the intricacies of each channel for business, and how to increase brand loyalty and boost web…

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Simple Steps to Build a Website

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Simple Steps to Build a Website Websites are a critical communication channel for businesses. Most consumers rely on the internet to find the product or service they need, so without a website, your small business is missing a critical opportunity for discovery. It’s time to level up your marketing with an online presence. This workshop will guide you through a digital strategy and details for creating a basic WordPress website. Here's a quick taste of some of the topics we'll…

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Get Found on Google with SEO

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Get Found on Google with SEO Search Engine Optimisation is a marketing method that increases your website’s visibility in search engine results. Gone are the days of White Pages listings—now we’re talking Google and Amazon. Mobile technology has given control to consumers, so you need to position your small business where it can be found online. Keywords play a pivotal role in SEO, alongside content, website updates, and various types of links. Here's a quick taste of some of the…

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Create Marketing Campaigns with Mailchimp

February 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Create Marketing Campaigns with Mailchimp Email marketing is a low-cost way to promote your small business. Frequent email campaigns can have a positive effect on brand loyalty and awareness if used to inform, engage and reward participants. So how do you make your campaign stand out in the surge of emails landing in a customer’s inbox daily? Develop strategies that align with your business goals. Improve customer loyalty and market share. Send content that consumers value. You can take advantage…

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Design Like a Pro With Canva

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Design Like a Pro With Canva Tell a story. Market a promotion. Build brand awareness. Prompt an action. Do all these things and more using a single graphic. Visual marketing is more likely to catch a customer’s attention, though to stand out, it must have a fresh, relevant image and high-quality design. You can use Canva to achieve this. Canva is a free, easy-to-master content creator for visual marketing. You can create a custom project, logo, infographic, flyer, social media…

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How to Create and Plan Content for your Business

February 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

How to Create and Plan Content for your Business As a small business, you’ll never stop creating content. Website copy, product images, blog posts, social media posts, marketing videos, event listings, business articles—the list goes on. It’s all important but can quickly feel like it gets in the way of running your business. This workshop will show you simple and effective tools for planning, creating, and managing your content. The other option is to outsource your content creation. This can…

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Create an Ecommerce Website with Shopify

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Create an Ecommerce Website with Shopify Setting up an online store with Shopify will save you the time, money, and stress of building an e-commerce website from scratch. Shopify is a simple, user-friendly service for beginners. This workshop will start you off with how to set up an account and choose a template that best suits your business. You will also learn how to add your products, customise your store, set up a domain, and activate your payment processor. Everything…

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Get Going on Google Analytics

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Get Going on Google Analytics Your business website is the key to your online success. In order to take full control of its power, you need to understand your visitors. Where are they coming from? What do they do on your website? And which visitors are converting? Without this information, you don’t know how to finetune your website’s performance to take advantage of your strengths and improve areas of weakness. Google Analytics offers all the information you need to improve…

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Digital Marketing Essentials

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Digital Marketing Essentials Prioritise digital marketing. Marketing is one of the most important ways to drive new business and communicate your customer value proposition. Done right, it can prompt a burst of activity. Done wrong, it can waste your time and money. Your digital marketing strategy must aim for impact. This means video content, influencer marketing, SEO, staying on top of social trends, and being optimised for mobile devices. This accessible digital marketing workshop will give you the skills, tools…

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Business Networking Series

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Together with the City of Whittlesea and Nillumbik Shire we are helping small businesses stay connected though our virtual Business networking series. In each of these 1.5hour networking sessions a business will be spotlighted and share their expertise and insights with fellow business owners with the opportunity for a Q&A session. We will then facilitate three break-out networking sessions designed to help you build connections and relationships with other local businesses. Thursday 25th February 2021 – 10am – 11.30 am…

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Facebook for Small Business Simplified

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Facebook for Small Business Simplified A Facebook business page enables direct communication with your audience. It provides the opportunity for you to reveal the persona behind your brand. Followers will respond to the human side of your business as you interact through posts, comments, and shares. Don’t be daunted or confused by this popular social media platform. Learn how to use Facebook to reach a targeted audience, build brand loyalty, increase your web traffic, and expose your business to potential…

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March 2021

Boost Business with Facebook Advertising

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Boost Business with Facebook Advertising Facebook advertising can take your business to the next level. It is critical that you understand the foundations to avoid wasting time and money. Use posts to inform, intrigue, and offer incentives to followers—and then take that engagement beyond page posts by advertising. Don’t rush the setup of a Facebook ad. It requires thought and consideration. Variables include your target market, budget, and the duration of the ad. After your advertisement has ended, you can…

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Social Media Marketing 101

March 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Social Media Marketing 101 Social media can help your small business maintain customer connections. Build significant networks by establishing a presence where your potential customers congregate social media. Creating an account is the first step, but this workshop will teach you the ins-and-outs of posting, connecting, and managing your social media accounts. Learn which social media platforms are best for finding your target audience, the intricacies of each channel for business, and how to increase brand loyalty and boost web…

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Simple Steps to Build a Website

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Simple Steps to Build a Website Websites are a critical communication channel for businesses. Most consumers rely on the internet to find the product or service they need, so without a website, your small business is missing a critical opportunity for discovery. It’s time to level up your marketing with an online presence. This workshop will guide you through a digital strategy and details for creating a basic WordPress website. Here's a quick taste of some of the topics we'll…

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Simple Steps to Build Your Website

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Simple Steps to Build a Website Websites are a critical communication channel for businesses. Most consumers rely on the internet to find the product or service they need, so without a website, your small business is missing a critical opportunity for discovery. It’s time to level up your marketing with an online presence. This workshop will guide you through a digital strategy and details for creating a basic WordPress website. Here's a quick taste of some of the topics we'll…

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Design Like a Pro with Canva

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Design Like a Pro With Canva Tell a story. Market a promotion. Build brand awareness. Prompt an action. Do all these things and more using a single graphic. Visual marketing is more likely to catch a customer’s attention, though to stand out, it must have a fresh, relevant image and high-quality design. You can use Canva to achieve this. Canva is a free, easy-to-master content creator for visual marketing. You can create a custom project, logo, infographic, flyer, social media…

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Elevate Your Branding: Visual Basics for Beginners

March 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Elevate Your Branding: Visual Basics for Beginners Make that best first impression with head-turning branding. Do this in a way that creates trust and a clear message to your best customers. Learn how your brand personality can be effectively communicated through your most essential visual elements. I will take you though the process and best practices for choosing the right brand colours, typography, logo, layout, and imagery for your brand. Get my top tips of the trade and must dos…

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Get Your Business Focus Back in 2021

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Get Your Business Focus Back in 2021 If 2020 stole your focus, it’s time to get it back! Be inspired and motivated by all the things you can achieve with your business this year, focussing on achievable and measurable successes. Let’s step away from feeling overwhelmed by how the small business landscape has changed, and instead reframe these changes to see the opportunities now available to you.   Here's a quick taste of some of the topics we'll discuss: Identifying…

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Get Found on Google with SEO

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Get Found on Google with SEO Search Engine Optimisation is a marketing method that increases your website’s visibility in search engine results. Gone are the days of White Pages listings—now we’re talking Google and Amazon. Mobile technology has given control to consumers, so you need to position your small business where it can be found online. Keywords play a pivotal role in SEO, alongside content, website updates, and various types of links.   Here's a quick taste of some of…

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Create Email Campaigns with Mailchimp

March 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Create Marketing Campaigns with Mailchimp Email marketing is a low-cost way to promote your small business. Frequent email campaigns can have a positive effect on brand loyalty and awareness if used to inform, engage and reward participants. So how do you make your campaign stand out in the surge of emails landing in a customer’s inbox daily? Develop strategies that align with your business goals. Improve customer loyalty and market share. Send content that consumers value. You can take advantage…

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Digital Business Trends in 2021

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Digital Business Trends in 2021 COVID-19 has fundamentally changed consumer behaviour and changed the way people do business. The long-lasting impact remains to be seen, but certain aspects of the next normal have settled. This workshop will look at current and predicted business and consumer trends to help you get the most business out of 2021. From a digital marketing standpoint, small businesses are in a great position to capitalise on new opportunities and transform their business.   Here's a…

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Elevate Your Branding: Finding Your Brand Voice

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Elevate Your Branding: Finding Your Brand Voice When it comes to building trust, connection and recognition, your brand voice and personality will leave a lasting impression on your potential customers. Learn how to define, clarify and amplify your brand voice and brand personality in a way that speaks directly to your customers and helps you stand out from the crowd. We will also explore how you can effectively apply these aspects of your brand voice and personality into your copy…

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Elevate Your Branding: Brand New You

March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Elevate Your Branding: Brand New You This workshop will help you develop a strong personal brand; one that communicates your brand values, mission and bigger vision to the world with integrity and authenticity. Learn the process for defining the key aspects of your personal brand that will make an impact on growing your audience and the strategy for applying this throughout all areas of your business. The aim? To help you build expertise, credibility, community and elevate your personal brand.…

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Business Goals and Budgets for Going Online

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Business Goals and Budgets for Going Online You want to take your business online—but what are your goals? And how much does it cost? Understand the key components of a smart digital strategy and how much to budget to achieve each goal. This workshop will help you plan for taking your business online.   Here's a quick taste of some of the topics we'll discuss: What are your set up costs, maintenance and hosting expenses Basics of a lean digital…

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How to Build a Community Online and Offline

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

How to Build an Online Community Online and Offline Building a rich and loyal community can be the backbone of marketing success for a small business. Customer communities can be used to familiarise prospective customers with your products or services, increase trust in your brand, and build a stronger personal relationship with your existing customers. Understanding why you’re building a community from the outset, and how to best foster it, will keep the group focussed and in alignment with your…

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Engage Real Followers on Instagram

March 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Engage Real Followers with Instagram There’s a difference between being on Instagram and using Instagram to boost business. Instagram is a powerful social platform for small businesses selling visually appealing products or services. Feature your brand to followers while using trending hashtags to expand your reach. Instagram is an incredibly powerful social media platform—the second most engaged network after Facebook. Learn tools and tactics to engage with your audience and how to turn conversations into conversions.   Here's a quick…

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April 2021

Boost Business with Facebook Advertising

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Facebook advertising can take your business to the next level. It is critical that you understand the foundations to avoid wasting time and money. Use posts to inform, intrigue, and offer incentives to followers—and then take that engagement beyond page posts by advertising. Don’t rush the setup of a Facebook ad. It requires thought and consideration. Variables include your target market, budget, and the duration of the ad. After your advertisement has ended, you can view analytics to understand user…

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Social Media 101

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Social media can help your small business maintain customer connections. Build significant networks by establishing a presence where your potential customers congregate social media. Creating an account is the first step, but this workshop will teach you the ins-and-outs of posting, connecting, and managing your social media accounts. Learn which social media platforms are best for finding your target audience, the intricacies of each channel for business, and how to increase brand loyalty and boost web traffic. Here's a quick…

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Facebook for Small Business Simplified

April 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

A Facebook business page enables direct communication with your audience. It provides the opportunity for you to reveal the persona behind your brand. Followers will respond to the human side of your business as you interact through posts, comments, and shares. Don’t be daunted or confused by this popular social media platform. Learn how to use Facebook to reach a targeted audience, build brand loyalty, increase your web traffic, and expose your business to potential customers and clients. Here's a…

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Business Networking Series

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Together with the City of Whittlesea and Nillumbik Shire we are helping small businesses stay connected though our virtual Business networking series. For the April BNW Virtual Networking Event we shine the spotlight on Christine Williams, Founder of Smarter Property Investing, based in the City of Whittlesea. Christine Williams and her team help Australian investors maximise wealth through residential real estate. In 2016 she was a Finder.com finalist for Innovator of the Year and in 2018 was voted as a…

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Digital Marketing Essentials

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Prioritise digital marketing. Marketing is one of the most important ways to drive new business and communicate your customer value proposition. Done right, it can prompt a burst of activity. Done wrong, it can waste your time and money. Your digital marketing strategy must aim for impact. This means video content, influencer marketing, SEO, staying on top of social trends, and being optimised for mobile devices. This accessible digital marketing workshop will give you the skills, tools and practical advice…

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Establish your Business Values

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Establish your Business Values What does your business stand for? Many businesses and corporations have a generic list of “business values” including terms like Respectful, Inclusive, Excellence – they’re bland, sometimes meaningless or even dishonest. But done well and honestly, business values can set you apart from your competition, can serve as compass points for decision making and can create an identity you and your employees can rally around. Here’s a quick taste of some of the topics we’ll discuss:…

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Safeguarding your Business From Unpredictable Events

April 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Safeguarding your Business from Unpredictable Events A smart business is one that plans and can adapt to unpredictability. Planning for contingency gives you the ability to respond effectively in a crisis—a critical factor in the continuation of a business. Developing comprehensive plans is an important starting point. From there, you can analyse your business model and determine whether it would look different in regular operation versus an unexpected event such as bushfire or community lockdown. This workshop will outline some…

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The Power of Consumers

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

If you want to cut through all the marketing noise to get noticed and build a sustainable business, then let your customers guide your marketing strategy. Learn how to identify who your ideal customer is. Find out how to determine what matters most to them, what media they consume, where they are and how you can help. Take those insights and apply them to shape your branding and messaging. Transform every interaction your customers have with your business into one…

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Trending Social Media Platforms: TikTok and Clubhouse

April 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

TikTok is used primarily by people aged 16-24 and it’s all about fun and visually addictive content. It’s a great way to show another side of your brand, build a niche community, and target a younger generation of buyers. To be successful in this space, find creative ways to post and engage. With the right strategy, you can use TikTok to grow your business. Clubhouse is an invite-only, audio-based social media app that allows users to listen in on live…

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COVID-19 Grant Writing Workshop for Banyule businesses

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

This workshop is for Banyule businesses who would like to apply for a COVID-19 Banyule Business Grant and would like some helpful tips on how to write a grant application. Learnings can be applied to other grants available at a State and Federal level. The aims of the session are to: • provide practical, useful and transferable information about how to approach grant writing; • encourage you to explore project ideas and clarify point of difference; and • provide practical,…

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How To: Run an Online Event with Eventbrite

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

If you’re delivering an event, in-person or virtual, Eventbrite is a free online ticketing service that will allow you to browse, create, and promote it. Set up an event organiser profile, create events with your prepared banner image and event description, and personalise your ticketing information, order form, email reminders, and more. This workshop will show participants how to set up an event on Eventbrite. Come along to this workshop and get a behind-the-scenes look at setting up Eventbrite to…

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UX & UI – Fundamentals for a Knock-Out Website

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Good UX and UI design ensures that your website is intentional about serving your customers and has a specific goal in mind. Learn and understand how to apply the fundamentals of UX and UI to create intuitive, high-converting websites that will connect, delight and engage your users. Why? So they are more likely to hit that book or buy button and become loyal advocates of your brand. Learn the simple ways and best practices to tweak your website with UI…

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The Art of Social Selling

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Social selling involves developing relationships as part of the sales process. It utilises social media to find and connect with sales prospects, imprinting your brand on their radar so your business comes to mind when they’re ready to buy. Leveraging your personal brand via LinkedIn is an effective social selling strategy. LinkedIn is an often-underutilised social platform, but in this session our presenter will discuss effective ways to enhance your profile, leverage it to connect with prospective clients and partners,…

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How To: Run an Online Course

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Delivering an online course is becoming more and more popular among small business. It might be a key business focus or a supplementary offering, but either way, online courses provide the opportunity to earn extra income and build a community. It’s important to plan your course curriculum, develop your content (written and visual), and choose the right online course platform for your business. So how do you create an online course that people want to undertake and is successful? This…

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May 2021

Design Like a Pro in Canva

May 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Tell a story. Market a promotion. Build brand awareness. Prompt an action. Do all these things and more using a single graphic. Visual marketing is more likely to catch a customer’s attention, though to stand out, it must have a fresh, relevant image and high-quality design. You can use Canva to achieve this. Canva is a free, easy-to-master content creator for visual marketing. You can create a custom project, logo, infographic, flyer, social media post, web banner, and much more.…

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Create an Ecommerce Website with Shopify

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Setting up an online store with Shopify will save you the time, money, and stress of building an e-commerce website from scratch. Shopify is a simple, user-friendly service for beginners. This workshop will start you off with how to set up an account and choose a template that best suits your business. You will also learn how to add your products, customise your store, set up a domain, and activate your payment processor. Everything you need to know to enable…

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iPhone Video Production: Scripting

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Everyone can tell a story—but a successful storyteller carefully crafts their message for greater impact. While video can attract customers, audiences are more likely to engage with and respond to a video that tells a good story. This workshop will offer suggestions on how to unearth the stories embedded in your business and how to best tell those stories using video to capture an audience’s attention. Each platform and target audience requires a different approach. You’ll need to factor in…

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Engage Real Followers on Instagram

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

There’s a difference between being on Instagram and using Instagram to boost business. Instagram is a powerful social platform for small businesses selling visually appealing products or services. Feature your brand to followers while using trending hashtags to expand your reach. Instagram is an incredibly powerful social media platform—the second most engaged network after Facebook. Learn tools and tactics to engage with your audience and how to turn conversations into conversions.   Here's a quick taste of some of the…

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iPhone Video Production: Filming

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Video can increase brand awareness, capture the interest of potential customers, and influence buying decisions. But how do you film high-level video with just an iPhone? This workshop will cover the best apps, tools, and techniques for filming quality footage for marketing your business. Understand content planning and ideas, as well as knowing your target audience. Lighting and framing both play a large role in the quality of a video, while certain apps are great for making the whole process…

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The Power of Influencer Marketing

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

An influencer is a person with the power to affect the purchasing decisions of others. This might be through their authority, knowledge, or relationship with their audience. Influencer marketing is the practice of connecting your brand with online influencers who then market your product or service to others. In this workshop, you will learn the different kinds of influencers, the differences between influencers and ambassadors, and some ways to measure whether an influencer is worth trying to get on board…

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Business Networking Series

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Together with the City of Whittlesea and Nillumbik Shire we are helping small businesses stay connected though our virtual Business networking series. At the May BNW Virtual Networking Event we shine the spotlight on Danielle Norton, a copywriter based in the Banyule municipality. A former secondary school English teacher with a passion for writing, four years ago, Danielle made the decision to follow her passion for writing and began working as a freelance writer focusing on travel writing. Three years…

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June 2021

Organic Media Reach

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

If you take a PR approach to media and marketing, you can influence people to think and talk positively about your business. It can impact your reputation, grant you exposure, and often for little or no cost.   The media landscape has evolved dramatically in recent years. This workshop will explore the different forms of PR and how you can integrate these into your media strategy.   In this online workshop, we will cover: What is PR? Why is it…

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How to Undertake a Digital Audit on your Own Business

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Your business’ online presence is made up of many parts—website, social media, online directories, guest posts, media releases, and so on. It’s important that all components are consistently delivering your brand voice and message to your customers.   In this workshop, you will learn how to evaluate your online presence and take steps to achieve your business goals. Doing this can ensure consistency across messaging and keep you informed as to what people are saying about your business.   In…

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Business Networking Series

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Together with the City of Whittlesea and Nillumbik Shire we are helping small businesses stay connected though our virtual Business networking series. In each of these 1.5hour networking sessions a business will be spotlighted and share their expertise and insights with fellow business owners with the opportunity for a Q&A session. We will then facilitate three break-out networking sessions designed to help you build connections and relationships with other local businesses. Thursday 24th June 2021 – 10am – 11.30 am…

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July 2021

Social Media Marketing

July 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Social Media Marketing Come along to our online workshop on social media for beginners. Social media can help your small business maintain customer connections and build significant networks. Creating an account is the first step, but this workshop will teach you the ins-and-outs of posting, connecting, and managing your social media accounts. We will cover the key things you need to know to create a social media plan for your business and how to execute for success.   Here's a…

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Designing with Canva

July 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Designing with Canva What are the ways your brand tells its story and connects with your ideal audience? To build your brand’s reputation in a noisy marketplace, professional quality branding and visual marketing that captures the attention of your audience and helps you differentiate and stand out is integral to the growth of your business. Canva is an online graphics tool that offers a simple solution. Learn how to design like a pro, with easy-to-use templates and the ability to…

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Basics of Website Development

July 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Basics of Website Development Your business website is a vital visual communication component of your digital strategy. It should quickly explain to visitors who you are and what you can do. With so much information available on building a website, it can be hard to know where to start. This workshop will provide a solid starting point in the basics of website development and help you to walk away with a better understanding of the process. It’s time to level…

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September 2021

Place Enhancement Grants: Information Session and Grant Writing Workshop

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

This workshop is for businesses, landlords and owners corporations interested in applying for a Banyule Council Place Enhancement Grant Part 1 of the session will be facilitated by Economic Development Officer, Dani Ahimastos and will summarise the guidelines and cover what the grants are about, the type of projects that will be considered and eligibility requirements. Click here to read the Guidelines. Part 2 of the session will be facilitated by grant expert Debby Maziarz on behalf of Banyule Council.…

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COVID-19 Grant Writing Workshop for Banyule businesses

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

This workshop is for Banyule businesses who would like to learn how to write effective grant applications. This workshop is for Banyule businesses who would like to apply for a COVID-19 Banyule Business Grant and would like some helpful tips on how to write a grant application. Learnings can be applied to other grants available at a State and Federal level. The aims of the session are to: • provide practical, useful and transferable information about how to approach grant…

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COVID-19 Grant Writing Workshop for Banyule businesses

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

This workshop is for Banyule businesses who would like to learn how to write effective grant applications.   This workshop is for Banyule businesses who would like to apply for a COVID-19 Banyule Business Grant and would like some helpful tips on how to write a grant application. Learnings can be applied to other grants available at a State and Federal level. The aims of the session are to: • provide practical, useful and transferable information about how to approach…

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October 2021

Small Business Mentoring

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

The City of Banyule in conjunction with SBMS is offering business mentoring sessions to support businesses which are situated within the City of Banyule. Sessions will be run virtually until further notice. Sessions are approved by the Business Concierge Officer, Kiku Allen and she can be contacted on 9457 9827. Small Business Clinics provide general business advice and can assist you in the steps you need to take to overcome an issue or information gap. If all sessions are filled…

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Strategies to Advance Your Online Business

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Find out how to ensure the way you communicate with your customers online, whether by website, blog or social media, is not only compelling but also aligned to your business goals at this essential small business workshop. Key learnings include: - Set your tone and style - Write digestible customer focused content - Maximise your exposure in Google with best practice website content, titles, and headings - Capture the interest of your target audience - Choose tools to automate content…

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