Time to celebrate and learn at small business festival

August is Small Business Festival month and rural and regional women are being encouraged to take advantage of a range of events being held across the state.

Check out the Small Business Victoria Website for a face to face workshop coming to a town near you. They include such fascinating topics such as working from home, secrets of my success and commercialising your new idea. You can search by region to see what is in your area or simply choose to access forums online.

Online forums for women include:

 1 August – 4 September, 6:00 am – 10:00 pm, Online, Free Festival Podcast Series – #2 – The Women of Small Business, Presented by Kylie Lewis

In Victoria, a huge number of small business owners, starters, movers and shakers, are women. This podcast explores why women become entrepreneurs, the challenges and the benefits and the stories of those who’ve done it.

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 14 August, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – online. Modern leadership for the modern woman, cost $20.  Presented by Motivational Leadership

Develop your own modern leadership style and approach that works for you, rather than emulating the outdated male leader influence you’ve experienced in the past.

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15 August, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – online Productivity formula for women in business; cost $20. Presented by Motivational Leadership

Discover the seven-minute conversation to reduce wasted time and increase productivity. Join people and culture specialist Lisa Wiking at this webinar with a focus on helping female business owners to engineer their workplace environment for maximum productivity, growth and profit. Most business owners want to achieve growth and improve profits. But many become frustrated and overwhelmed trying to do so. Lisa says the problem occurs when owners focus on dollars to grow and overlook their people. Profit, she says, is simply an outcome that reflects the real test of how well you manage and lead people. Join her to discover the specific leadership formula to follow which she says will determine the profit result

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16 August, 7:30-9pm – online Women in business: Engaging your team for success; cost $20.  Presented by Motivational Leadership

It’s no longer enough to tell employees to do their job in exchange for a wage – employees are searching for more. If you feel like you’re beating your head against the proverbial brick wall, this webinar is for you. Shift from being a demanding boss to becoming an inspiring leader instead. Let people and culture specialist Lisa Wiking show you how when you choose to be a better leader, you inspire your people to achieve their full potential. Uncover the recipe that will show you how.

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18 August, 10:00 am – 11:00 am – online Four ways for women to use LinkedIn for business; cost $27. Presented by Think Bespoke P/L

Unlock the power of LinkedIn for your small business. At this one hour webinar you will learn the key relationship building and content marketing principles to help grow your business with LinkedIn. You’ve done your research and you know that LinkedIn delivers nearly three times the sales conversion of other social media platforms. If you are ready to give LinkedIn more attention, this webinar is for you! Discover the four key ways you can grow your business with LinkedIn with one of Australia’s leading independent LinkedIn consultants, Karen Hollenbach.

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