Sharpen your business skills in March

Published on 31 January 2019

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Mornington Peninsula Shire is offering a range of business workshops running throughout March.

This series caters for new business owners looking to get their business successfully up and running or existing businesses that want to hone their skills particularly in marketing and social media.

All workshops can be booked by visiting mpbusiness.com.au/event or by contacting Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Economic Development Unit on business@mornpern.vic.gov.au or 5950 1446.

STARTING YOUR BUSINESS: HOW TO TURN AN IDEA INTO A BUSINESS
5 March 2019, 6pm – 9pm
Mornington Library Room – 2 Queen St, Mornington
Cost: $20

Learn how to get your bright idea off the ground at this essential planning workshop packed with vital start-up tips, tools and expert guidance to give your business the best chance of success.

Learn how to:

  • test your idea, product or service
  • assess your business readiness and plan the next steps
  • analyse your market
  • select the business structure that's right for you
  • understand and manage your business risks and opportunities 
  • prepare your business plan
  • complete all the steps to register and set up your business
  • access ongoing advice and support to help your business grow.

BUSINESS PLANNING ESSENTIALS: HOW TO BUILD A ROAD MAP TO SUCCESS
12 March 2019, 6pm – 8pm
Mornington Library Room – 2 Queen St, Mornington
Cost: $20

Put your business on the path to long-term success at this essential workshop that will take step you through the vital process of building a business plan to help drive your business forward.

Learn how to:

  • discover and explore new opportunities
  • identity key risks and limits to growth
  • solve problems using a range of tools and processes
  • think ahead and assess future directions
  • create a framework for your business
  • develop strategies to fast track success
  • build a one-page business plan
  • access tools, templates, support and resources.   

TAKING YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE
19 March 2019, 6pm – 8pm
Mornington Library Room –  2 Queen St, Mornington
Cost: $20

Learn how to launch your business online at this essential workshop that goes right back to basics to build a complete picture of the opportunities you can access.

Learn how to:

  • operate in the digital landscape
  • choose the right technology to do it
  • decide on a website and understand why you need one
  • get more from email
  • make the most of social media
  • manage risk, privacy and cyber security
  • build your own action plan and next steps
  • access tools, templates, support and resources in the future

 

MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS: HOW TO GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME
26 March 2019, 6pm – 8pm
Mornington Library Room – 2 Queen St, Mornington
Cost: $20

Learn how to boost your brand, capture costumers, keep them coming back and ultimately save you time and money.

Find out why just a website and a Facebook page are not going to cut it at this back to basics workshop that will show you how to develop a marketing action plan to keep your effort and resources focused in the right areas.

Learn how to:

  • set marketing goals that work
  • choose the right activities for your business
  • use market research
  • maximise customer service
  • make the most of marketing processes and systems
  • develop an effective marketing action plan
  • attract and keep customers coming back
  • get your business noticed
  • maximise social media.

Book the entire series and get the first session FREE!