Accelerate your business at Maroondah BizWeek 2021
Maroondah BizWeek 2021: Fast Forward
Monday 24 May to Wednesday 2 June 2021
Maroondah BizWeek 2021 will Fast Forward your business knowledge and skills through online workshops and events.
To support local business, all online events are being offered at no cost
Bookings are essential for all workshops and events.
Monday 24 May
Running a home-based business: Make every dollar count when
completing your tax
Monday 24 May, 10 to 11am | Free | Register now
Are you a home-based business and wondering what expenses you may be able claim?
This 60-minute session will provide insights into what expenses like electricity, cars, gas and phone, can you claim for tax deductions and how to calculate the amounts that you can claim.
Get your website listed higher in Google
Monday 24 May, 12.30 to 2.30pm | Free | Register now
It’s not enough to just have a website, you need to also make sure that it is optimised so that Google finds it - and increase your chances that your customer will too.
This workshop is full of demonstrations to help you optimise your own website.
Tuesday 25 May
Tuesday 25 May, 9.30 to 11.30am | Free | Register now
Whether you network face-to-face or online, there are universal principals and practices that apply to anyone wanting to be a successful networker.
This highly interactive session will assist you to determine the necessary investment to reap a high return from networking, whether face-to-face or online.
Accelerate your business with Simon Grifiths (CEO, Who Gives a Crap)
Tuesday 25 May, 2 to 2.45pm | Free | Register now
Be inspired by the co-founder of Who Gives a Crap: disrupting the toilet paper industry one sheet at a time!
Boost your business success with tips from impactpreneur Simon Griffiths, as he reveals how he started Who Gives a Crap, raised the cash, scaled the business and survived and thrived during 2020.
A sensible approach to starting a small business
Tuesday 25 May, 6.30 to 8.30pm | Free | Register now
Do you have a business idea but are unsure if the idea has what it takes to be a viable business?
This workshop will cover all key planning and validation milestones that will give you a complete understanding on what it takes to be a resilient small business operator.
Wednesday 26 May
Small business guide to effective marketing
Wednesday 26 May, 9.30 to 11.30am | Free | Register now
There is a distinct difference between implementing a marketing strategy versus executing a tactical marketing activity.
This online workshop will discuss the important marketing components that every small business owner should consider as part of their marketing plan development.
The innovation crash course
Wednesday 26 May, 6.30 to 8.30pm | Free | Register now
The ability to be innovative is not something people are born with (or without!). Innovation is about applying a set of skills.
This workshop will provide you with the foundations needed to become a successful innovator and apply these robust, proven methods in your own businesses.
Thursday 27 May
Re-emerge for business
Thursday 27 May, 9.30 to 11.30am | Free | Register now
Re-framing your mindset is integral to emotional growth and good mental health.
This workshop will provide your business with the tools and strategies to help your people deal with stress and to learn to thrive.
Own the screen - communicate with greater confidence and impact online
Thursday 27 May, 7pm to 8:30pm | Free | Register now
Now more than ever, being able to own the screen is a huge personal and business asset.
This webinar offers practical tools and techniques to enable you to better engage with your audience.
Friday 28 May
Chaos to calm
Friday 28 May, 9.30 to 11.30am | Free | Register now
Stress, sleep deprivation, burnout. It’s time to rethink this equation as an unavoidable reality of modern life.
This workshop will show you practical ways to take your health, wellness and productivity to all-new levels.
The Friday Arvo
Friday 28 May, 3 to 5pm | $30 | Event cancelled due to new Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions
Farewell the working week and connect with like-minded business owners at this interactive networking event and cheese tasting experience.
This is networking with a difference and a gourmet delight all rolled into one memorable experience.
Monday 31 May
The practical guide to selling skills for small business success
Monday 31 May, 9.30am to 12.30pm | Free | Register now
Businesses need to be smarter and more focused on the needs of the customer to be able to compete effectively.
This workshop will provide explore modern selling skills that are customer focused and that can be universally applied to any type of small business.
How to rapidly transition your retail store online
Monday 31 May, 6.30 to 8.30pm | Free | Register now
Opening an online store can be daunting.
This workshop will show you how to take the plunge and pivot from a brick-and-mortar store to online.
Tuesday 1 June
Scaling your business for profitability without the burnout
Tuesday 1 June, 9.30 to 11:30am | Free | Register now
When it comes to running a profitable business, it can seem like there are secrets that no one is sharing.
This workshop will support you to make serious changes in your business and start you thinking in a different way about how you run your business, marketing and make sales with more ease.
Cyber security for small business
Tuesday 1 June, 12.30 to 2.30pm | Free | Register now
Data breaches can cost your business money, confidential information, and the trust of your customers.
This workshop will help you understand the potential threats to your business posed by cyberattacks and how to protect your small business with cyber security.
Maroondah Business Group: June Networking
Tuesday 1 June | From $50 | Event cancelled due to new Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions
Join us for an evening of networking opportunities and conversation with your local business community, the Maroondah Business Group.
Wednesday 2 June
Social media best practice
Wednesday 2 June, 9.30 to 11.30am | Free | Register now
Learn social media best practice from the experts!
This workshop will equip you with the knowledge you need to confidently [and efficiently!] execute Social Media for your business.
Download your Maroondah BizWeek 2021: Fast Forward workshop guides
Fast Forward your business growth (download pdf)
Fast Forward your digital business (download pdf)
Fast Forward your new ideas (download pdf)
Fast Forward your marketing (download pdf)
Fast Forward your wellbeing (download pdf)
Fast Forward your business network (download pdf)