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Workshop Title: Starting Your Business – Turning an Idea into a Business

When: Tuesday 18th February

Time: 5.30 pm to 9 pm

Place: Greater Shepparton Business Centre

Price: $30

Ticket bookings – available here

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So, take the guesswork out of your next steps and get ready and fully prepared to get your business off to the right start at this practical three and a half-hour workshop led by an experienced small business operator with real-life know-how and lots of insight to share.

Find out how to plan, prepare and test your business idea, step by step, in a small group setting that will equip you to make informed decisions about what you need to do next to minimise the risks and make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead.

Come away armed with practical tools and templates, expert tips and advice, and a head start on where to access the right support in future.

Includes a free follow-up one-on-one mentoring session with an experienced small business mentor who will tailor advice and information for your individual circumstances.

Get ready to take your business from idea to reality and onwards to success at this essential Small

Business Victoria workshop, one of many that have helped businesses in Victoria get started for more than 10 years.

Learn how to:

• Test your idea, product or service

• Assess your business readiness and next steps to fill any gaps

• Analyse your market

• Decide the business structure that’s right for you

• Understand and manage your business risks and opportunities

• Prepare a business plan

• Complete all the steps to register and set up your business

• Access ongoing advice and support to help your business grow.

Workshop Title: Taking Your Business Online: What you need to know

When: Thursday 19th March

Time: 7.00 am to 8.45 am

Place: Greater Shepparton Business Centre

Price: $20

Ticket bookings – available here.

Topics covered:

Get yourself ready to launch your business online at this essential digital workshop that goes right back to basics to build a complete picture of the opportunities ahead. Learn how to make informed choices about websites and social media, get across search engines and online advertising, size up the benefits each offers your business and know where to access the right tools to begin.

Workshop Title: Design better in Canva

When: Thursday 23rd April

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Place: Greater Shepparton Business Centre

Price: $15

Ticket bookings – available here.

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A workshop for the graphically challenged! Let’s take the stress out of DIY Design. Canva is a free online graphic design program for creating simple eye-catching designs for event promotion, displays, brochures, and much more.

In this 2 hour hands on workshop, learn to create easy website headers, blog images, eBooks, Facebook Headers, Presentation slides, info-graphics and more at this beginners workshop.

  • Learn how to instantly design beautiful graphics for social media
  • Learn the basic principles of design
  • Learn how to design web site headers
  • Learn how to design presentation slides
  • Learn how to use the Canva interface
  • Learn how to design using templates
  • Learn how to design from scratch

Bring your laptop and please pre-charge it before you come as plug spaces will be limited.

Please already be registered for the FREE version of Canva before arriving.  You can sign up, if you haven’t already, at www.canva.com

Canva interface is free and accessible on the web from desktop and tablet.

This design course is intended for people with no background in design, as well as those who may be designers but would like to learn a new and simple tool that is accessible on the web.

Even if you are not a pro, you can start designing beautiful graphics in less than an hour!

The only limit is your imagination.

Who is this workshop for? Anyone who needs to create a graphic, presentation, or fabulous social graphics and wants to have the power and access to design it exactly the way you envision.

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Small Businesses
  • New Website Owners
  • Anyone on social media
  • Likers of Beautiful Things

To get to know Jenn, your workshop leader, a little better, tune in to her podcast – Small Business Made Simple every week.

For new and past episodes go to www.socialmediaandmarketing.com.au/podcast and find them all there!


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Brilliant – it’s on its way – thanks!

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