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    November 2019

    BizConnect November Networking

    November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    The Royal Hotel, 188 Main Street
    Bacchus Marsh, Victoria 3340 Australia
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    Free
    BizConnect

    This month, we have guest speaker Steve McGhie MP, State Member for Melton. Come along and have a chat with other local business owners. Make some new friends and connections. It's sure to be a fun, relaxed night. Tickets are Free and book through the Eventbrite link.

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    Lunch’n’Learn November – Pitching Perfect

    November 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Platypus Coworking, Level 2, 51 Lydiard St Sth
    Ballarat, 3350
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    Free
    Pitching Perfect

    Discover... How To Pitch Perfectly And Attract More Lucrative Customers STOP being a bundle of nerves and begin delivering killer elevator pitches that bring you more customers....time and time again It's not your fault that you don't know to deliver a high converting elevator pitch. You've never been taught. In fact, Oren Klaff says, "We are hardwired to be bad at pitching. It is caused by the way our brains have evolved" As a result, your elevator pitch is the…

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    STARTUP! – Business Planning Workshop FREE

    November 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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    An event every 3 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 14 December 2019

    Platypus Coworking, Level 2, 51 Lydiard St Sth
    Ballarat, 3350
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    Free

    Maximise your chances of business success in this one-day workshop. Your trainer and Entrepreneurship Facilitator will show you how to plan, prepare, and test your business idea, and how to confidently get your business off to a flying start. Come away armed with practical tools and templates, expert tips and advice, a business plan template, and our comprehensive Guide to Business Success. In this workshop we will cover: Your Legal and Tax requirements Business structures and registrations Developing a financial…

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    The 12 Scams of Christmas: What to Look For and How to Avoid Them

    November 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    RJM’s Wine Bar, 95 Mair St East
    BALLARAT, 3350
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    Free

    SCAMS & Your Business Australians lost almost half a billion dollars to scammers in 2018, while Australian businesses reported losses exceeding $60 million. Scams targeting small businesses come in various forms—from invoices for advertising or directory listings that were never requested to dubious office supplies that were never ordered. Small business scams are becoming increasingly sophisticated and scammers will go to great lengths to convince you that the documents they send you or the offers they make are legitimate. In…

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    After Five – November 2019

    November 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Old Colonists’ Club, 20 Lydiard St North
    Ballarat Central, VIC 3350 Australia
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    Free – $16.50

    An opportunity to come together and celebrate 2019! The “After Five” is your chance to network, foster relationships and build your profile in a casual setting. We encourage attendees to bring along staff, colleagues or a guest for them to experience the benefits of socialising with other likeminded people. This After Five will also be an opportunity to acknowledge both our Mentees and Mentors from the 2019 Mentoring Program. Drinks and savouries are provided for your enjoyment.

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    December 2019

    BisNet Breakfast – 3BA Xmas Appeal Auction 2019

    December 3 @ 7:00 am - 8:45 am
    Ballarat & District Trotting Club, Cnr Bell & Sutton Streets + Google Map
    $25 – $35

    Jason Murphy began his career as a Treasury economist, and was Budget advisor to the island nation of Nauru before becoming a respected economic commentator. He spent several years as a reporter with the Australian Financial Review, appears regularly on ABC television and radio, and is published in the Guardian, crikey.com.au, news.com.au, and many other outlets. In 2019 he released his first book, Incentivology, which examines the immense power and pitfalls of the world of incentives. Jason will provide a…

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    YPN @ RJM’s Wine Bar

    December 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    RJM’s Wine Bar, 95 Mair St E
    Ballarat, 3350
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    $10 – $20

    *All registration fees will be going directly to BRICC Wellness Centre - A Little Change A Big Difference Round up your workmates and friends to join us for after work drinks and nibbles at RJMS Wine Bar to celebrate the year that was! This event provides young business people in their 20’s & 30’s with an opportunity build networks with like-minded individuals. Whether you work in admin, retail, trade or professional services YPN is for you!

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    Ballarat Events - Business and Coffee Meet Up

    Business and Coffee Meet Up

    December 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until 11 December 2019

    Eclectic Tastes Cafe, 2 Burnbank Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Ballarat Business and Coffee is a casual networking group for entrepreneurial women and non-binary people who want to expand their social and professional networks. Come and join us for coffee and cake on the second Wednesday of every month. Bring your business cards, flyers and samples of your products to show off your business. We also offer opportunities for brainstorming any ideas or challenges you might be experiencing in your business.

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    STARTUP! – Business Planning Workshop FREE

    December 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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    An event every 3 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 14 December 2019

    Platypus Coworking, Level 2, 51 Lydiard St Sth
    Ballarat, 3350
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    Free

    Maximise your chances of business success in this one-day workshop. Your trainer and Entrepreneurship Facilitator will show you how to plan, prepare, and test your business idea, and how to confidently get your business off to a flying start. Come away armed with practical tools and templates, expert tips and advice, a business plan template, and our comprehensive Guide to Business Success. In this workshop we will cover: Your Legal and Tax requirements Business structures and registrations Developing a financial…

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    March 2020

    Ballarat business networking event - young professionals coffee catchup

    Young Professionals Network – Monthly Coffee Catchup

    26 March 2020 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
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    An event every month that begins at 7:30 am on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Unknown venue, Ballarat, Victoria Australia + Google Map

    The Young Professionals Network meets on the last Thursday of every month for coffee 7.30am - 9am. The venues vary throughout the CBD and are communicated via this page, YPN email, social media and our Business Weekly email. Pop in for quick chat and coffee before work, or feel free to stay longer. Take a break from your usual routine to catch up with like-minded young professioanls in a relaxed setting.

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