Small Business Month - October 2019

Camden Council recognises the local small business sector as a vital contributor to our community and economy. 

This October, Camden Council will be actively promoting, supporting and sponsoring a range of business related events and training to the Camden business community.

The program for 2019 is as follows:

Yesterday Stories Video Project - Thursday 3 October

Presented by Director Sandra Pires, Founder of Why Documentaries, this FREE community workshop is an exciting new video project. Discover themes of uniqueness and richness of place for Camden through shared history and diverse stories and a new way for promoting tourism and education.

Details

Cost: FREE
When: Thursday 3 October 2019 | 11am - 1pm
Where: The Space - Digital Studios, Narellan Library, 19 Queen Street, Narellan
Registration: www.stickytickets.com.au/92421 
Email: creative.camden@camden.nsw.gov.au or call 4645 5129

Start Me Up Workshop - Tuesday 8 October

In this workshop you will learn everything you need to know from business registration, legal requirements, Council requirements, insurance, market research, business planning and setting some realistic goals to kick start your business.

Details

Cost: FREE
When:
Tuesday 8 October 2019 | 10.30am - 12.30pm
Where: Camden Region Economic Taskforce (CRET), 19 Queen Street, Narellan
Registration and information: www.cret.com.au/events

The Greater Narellan Chamber of Commerce Dinner - Wednesday 9 October

Features guest speaker Cr Theresa Fedeli, Mayor of Camden presenting on Council initiatives followed by the general meeting for members only.

Details

Cost: Members $55, Non-Members $99
When: Wednesday 9 October 2019 | 5.30pm - 9pm
Where: Camden Council Administration Building, 70 Central Avenue, Oran Park
Registration and information: www.narellanchamber.com.au

Business Accelerator Using Social Media Marketing - Monday 14 October

Presented by Marketing Transformers, This workshop will look at the building blocks of an effective social media strategy and help you to deliver content that will resonate with your customers.
You will also be taught how to test, evaluate and improve your strategy as you go and ensure you are getting return on investment for your efforts.

Details

Cost: FREE
When: Monday 14 October 2019 | 6pm
Where: Oran Park Smart Work Hub, Oran Park Podium, 351 Oran Park Drive, Oran Park

To register click here

Reboot Your Business - Tuesday 15 October

Uncover your IDEAL (and not just “okay”) business, work on the “BE” project and pick up some cool tools from our Time Toolkit.

You’ll work with like-minded business owners who want to get ahead and believe in the power of helping each other to get there.

You’ll get a workbook on a key topic and learn the best strategies and an action plan to implement.

Details

Cost: FREE
When: Tuesday 15 October | 6pm
Where: Oran Park Smart Work Hub, Oran Park Podium, 351 Oran Park Drive, Oran Park

To register click here

Healthy Eating For A Healthy Workplace - Wednesday 16 October

There is a huge amount of confusion around food, eating, how much to eat and when to eat today. This interactive and informative workshop, presenting by Tanish Tottman-Martin, is designed to help you understand how to eat in a healthy way with a busy lifestyle.

Details

Cost: FREE
When: Wednesday 16 October 2019 | 6pm
Where: Camden Council Administration Building, 70 Central Avenue, Oran Park

To register click here

Creative Clusters - A Collaborative Approach - Thursday 17 October

Be inspired and learn more about creative clusters and the role they can play in Camden’s local economy.

Details

Cost: FREE
When: Thursday 17 October 2019 | 10am - 12pm
Where: Camden Civic Centre, Corner of Mitchell and Oxley Streets, Camden
Registration and information: www.stickytickets.com.au/92417
Email: creative.camden@camden.nsw.gov.au or call 4645 5129

Creativity and Business - Thursday 17 October

Join us for an Art after Dark session with Gallery Curator, tour the Gallery and be inspired through a portrait drawing experience.
Perfect for your next team building or corporate event.

Details

Cost: FREE
When: Thursday 17 October | 5.30pm - 7pm
Where: Alan Baker Art Gallery, 37 John Street, Camden
Registration and information: www.stickytickets.com.au/92467 and alanbakerartgallery@camden.nsw.gov.au or call 4645 5191

Marketing and Profit Plan - Monday 21 October

Businesses only thrive by understanding their customers and using marketing strategies to meet their needs. Today’s consumers are overwhelmed by promotional ‘noise’ (in both on and off-line environments), so it’s essential that your message is the one that ‘cuts through’.
Smart business owners know that planning is the key to higher profits.

But creating that kind of long-term plan doesn’t come naturally for many people. You have to not only have a vision for where you want your business to go, but you also have to know what you need to create (and when), be able to assign the tasks to do yourself or to outsource, work in some additional promos for complementary products, and still leave room for last minute offers. Presented by Lisa Penson.

Details

Cost: $25
When: Monday 21 October | 6pm - 8pm
Where: Camden Region Economic Taskforce (CRET), 19 Queen Street, Narellan
Registration and information: www.cret.com.au/events

Australian Taxation Office Tax Essentials Workshop - Tuesday 22 October

Are you a new small business, or thinking of starting a small business? Give your small business the best start.

You’ll learn the basics about common business structures, business registrations and reporting, expenses you may be able to claim including motor vehicle, depreciation and home-based business expenses and where to go for help and information when you need it.
ATO staff will show you online tools and resources that can help you and you’ll have the chance to ask questions.

This is also a great opportunity for you to network.

Details

Cost: FREE
When: Tuesday 22 October | 10.30am – 12.30pm
Where: Camden Region Economic Taskforce (CRET), 19 Queen Street, Narellan NSW 2567
Registration and information: www.cret.com.au/events

Master Your Online Marketing - Tuesday 22 October

5 ¾ hours a day now spent online…
That’s the average for NZ and Australia’s entire population… including the grannies and the babies. As Business Owners, how do we take advantage of this with online marketing? We’re running a FREE Workshop to get you in the game… in 90 minutes you’ll learn:
1. The best way to turn your prospects into hot leads that ask you for immediate help
2. The step-by-step approach for how to create killer content to engage your audience
3. The one-page template you’ll need for your Techie to launch your campaign

Details

Cost: FREE
When: Tuesday 22 October | 6pm
Where: Oran Park Smart Work Hub, Oran Park Podium, 351 Oran Park Drive, Oran Park
To register click here

Workplace Wellbeing - Tuesday 29 October

 

Did you know that employers can reduce absenteeism by improving mental health in the workplace. 2hr workshop with a focus on pro-active ways to improve wellbeing in the workplace.

Details

Cost: FREE
When: Tuesday 29 October, 7am – 9am | 10am – 12pm 
Where: Lifeline Macarthur, 13 McPherson Road, Smeaton Grange
Registration and information: www.cret.com.au/events

Upgrade Your Sales Influence - Tuesday 29 October

 

The trouble with many sales situations is getting a customer to switch who they buy from. You’ll know this is a problem if you’re thinking, “How do I get people to switch? They’ll get a way better deal from me anyway so why won’t they?”
If we get it right, we should get more of the right customers by knowing how to influence their buying decision. In effect, we get more customers by upgrading our skills.

Details

Cost: FREE
When: Tuesday 29 October | 6pm
Where: Oran Park Smart Work Hub, Oran Park Podium, 351 Oran Park Drive, Oran Park
To register click here

To view the full program click here.