The Small Business Festival Victoria is underway, aiming to provide more than 300 events to people across the state on how to start and grow their own business.
Here are StartupSmart’s top picks:
Developing a High Performing Team
Date: 27 August 5.30-8pm
Venue: Australian Institute of Management
Address: Level 20, 380 La Trobe Street Melbourne
This event, presented by the Australian Institute of Management and Victoria Training College, will help you build a more sustainable and profitable business by converting your team into a high calibre unit.
Thought Dynamics: Create a Culture of Performance
Date: 16 August 2-4pm
Venue: Festival Hub, Federation Square
Address: Corner of Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne
Want to improve efficiency in the workplace, foster innovation and enhance profits? Then this panel, presented by Thought Dynamics, is for you.
Chinese Negotiating Strategies
Date: 19 August 5-8pm
Venue: Carlton Library meeting room
Address: 667 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North
This workshop is aimed at helping small business owners engage effectively with Chinese business counterparts by understanding cultural differences and ways of negotiating.
Accelerate Your Business with Grants
Date: 19 August 12-1.30pm
Venue: The Cluster
Address: Level 10, 50 Market Street Melbourne
Presented by Treadstone Enterprises, this workshop looks into what business grants are available and how to write that winning application.
Crowd Sourcing: What is it and How to Make it Work
Date: 28 August 2.30-5.30pm
Venue: Trunk Bar and Restaurant
Address: 275 Exhibition Street Melbourne
Discover how the right questions in the latest market research platform – crowd sourcing – can improve your overall business and marketing strategies. Presented by the Australian Retailers Association.
Convert Website Visitors into Paying Customers
Date: 21 August 9.30-11.30am
Venue: Arrow Internet Marketing
Address: 412 Collins Street Melbourne
This workshop is about gaining the practical knowledge and tools to help your website turn clicks and page views into revenue.
Kick Start your Idea
Date: 22 August 2-3pm
Venue: Community Bank Stadium
Address: 129-163 Main Hurstbridge Road, Diamond Creek
Have a great business idea? This workshop will help you turn it into a reality with various tips, tools and resources.