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Supporting small business: register for free webinars through BizHub

Published on 30 July 2020
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Wondering how you can proactively manage your business during the coronavirus pandemic?

As businesses await more clarity on how long the current lockdown will last, there are things businesses can still do to ready themselves for reopening, rebuild or to keep trading during the downturn.

Due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements most of our regular face-to-face business events have been put on hold. Instead, our BizHub Maroondah team are bringing a range of online business events, workshops/webinars to our local businesses, with topics specifically designed to help you through this period of uncertainty.

Local business owners, managers and aspiring business people can now upskill with free, targeted online webinars being provided through BizHub during the month of August.

The series of free Small Business Victoria online workshops will arm you with the tools to help you start, run and grow your business – even in these tough times.

Workshops

Business planning essentials: How to build a road map to success link

Thursday 25 August

As well as keeping your business on track, having a ready-prepared and solid business plan is a vital tool to clarify your long-term goals, with clear steps and strategies that will help you get there.

In this practical, two-hour workshop, learn how to build your own business plan, step by step, minimise the risks ahead and prepare yourself to make the most of opportunities waiting around the corner.

You’ll come away armed with a one-page road map that will set out exactly where you’re at, where you want to be, and how you will get there.

Read more or book online for Business planning essentials

Free online small business workshops: Australian Taxation Office

Friday 31 July to Monday 31 August

BizHub has partnered with the ATO to help small businesses manage their tax and superannuation requirements with a range of free webinars covering both general and industry-specific areas of tax obligations.

Learn more about Single Touch Payroll, superannuation obligations as an employer, the basics of tax and depreciation. There are also webinar sessions on running a home-based business, digital options for small businesses, and information to help businesses maximise cash flow.

Each session runs from approximately 45 to 60 minutes and is delivered by an ATO expert.

Read more or book online for Free online small business workshops

Selling or succession planning? How to exit successfully

Wednesday 5 August

For those moving onto retirement and looking to sell, or handing the business reins over to family, this short, practical workshop will take you through the best strategies, tools and models to plan your exit.

More than 50 per cent of owners expect to fund their retirement from the proceeds of selling what, for many, is their primary asset. Learn how to improve the perceived value of your business in the eyes of potential buyers and how to put steps in place to set up new owners for continued success. A free follow-up one-on-one mentoring session is included in this essential Small Business Victoria workshop.

Read more or book online for Selling or succession planning

Remote: Small Business Clinics

Tuesday 18 August

Established and emerging businesses can also take advantage of small business clinics.

The clinics are free, confidential, one-on-one 45-minute mentoring sessions available to businesses who would like to talk to an experienced business person.

Mentors from Small Business Mentoring Service will assess your current situation, provide advice about key issues and give you a brief plan to help move your business forward. Mentors have backgrounds in marketing, sales, finance, manufacturing, retailing and franchising and will share their knowledge and experience to help improve your business.

Read more or book online for Remote small business clinics

Further information

To find out what else is on during August, visit the BizHub Maroondah website or phone 9298 4679 and speak one of BizHub’s friendly team members.

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