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EVENTS
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MAY BUSINESS MONTH 2017
The Adelaide Hills Council and Mount Barker District Council have joined forces to bring May Business Month to the hills.

The program is packed with more than 50 workshops and seminars so that business owners looking to build their professional development or the capacity of their staff don't have to go to the Adelaide CBD to do so - it's all right here in your own backyard!

Click here to visit the May Business Month website and explore the workshops, training and seminars on offer.

 

Table Talk - Pricing and the hidden cost
For many business owners, wanting to know the real cost of a sale can be a daunting task. In this Table Talk you will gain a greater understanding of how the hidden cost in your business plays a critical role in your price tag.

Wednesday 10 May 2017
10:00am - 11:30am
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: $25pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk - Media: the good, bad and ugly
Media is a means of distributing mass communication and includes everything from newspapers, billboards and radio, to social media platforms. These media strategies co-exist and one communication, good or bad, can rapidly transpose from one form of media to another and turn ugly.

Wednesday 10 May 2017
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: $25pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk - Back office automation: Google Apps Script
Google Apps Script lets you do new and cool things with G Suite Apps like Docs, Sheets, Emails and Forms. There's nothing to install, your code editor is right in your browser, and your scripts run on the Google server.

Before registering you should have a G Suite account established, and have attended the Table Talk on G Suite (or have existing knowledge).

Tuesday 16 May 2017
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: $25pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk - Google AdWords 101
Get more visitors to your website and set up your first Google AdWords campaign. Learn how AdWords works and identify what keywords will attract your prospects. Presented by Pepper Content.

Friday 26 May 2017
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: $25pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

BizLink Expo
Speak one-on-one with Local, State and Federal Government organisations that provide services for South Australian small business.

Areas covered include business growth, grants, taxation, registrations and licences, training, safety and staff responsibilities, dispute resolution, employment, compliance and regulation, and general business support and information.

Monday 29 May 2017
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Auchendarroch House
17 Adelaide Road, Mount Barker
Cost: FREE
Light dinner included

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Market Diversification
This half day workshop aims to educate businesses on how to access new supply channels and expand their customer base. This will enable businesses to reduce risk and deliver growth.

Thursday 1 June 2017
Adelaide

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Click here to register for this event.

Table Talk - G Suite
Discover G Suite (Google Apps for Work): professional email, online storage, shared calendars, video meetings and more. Built for business, designed for teams.

In this 90-minute table talk you will learn how to register for a G Suite account, implement G Suite for your business, connect Google and non-Google apps to work together, and will get an introduction to all sites available.

Wednesday 14 June 2017
10:00am - 11:30am
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: $25

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk - Pricing and the hidden cost
For many business owners, wanting to know the real cost of a sale can be a daunting task. In this Table Talk you will gain a greater understanding of how the hidden cost in your business plays a critical role in your price tag.

Wednesday 14 June 2017
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: $25pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk - Media Studio basics
Learn how to use the Media Centre to create professional-looking videos, podcasts or product images in an easy and cost-effective way. In this workshop you'll learn how to superimpose images on the green screen, and use three-point lighting, as well as exploring video recording, sound mixing and the production software.

Tuesday 20 June 2017
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: $25pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk - Your documents anywhere, anytime: Google Docs and Drive
Google Drive is a secure cloud storage service that allows you to store your documents, photos, videos and more online. Drive also gives you Google Docs, Google Sheets and other applications to create and edit various types of files online. In this talk discover how to use these services, share with others, and secure offline backups.

Wednesday 21 June 2017
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: $25pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk - The line of Google
Discover how Google indexes your website and how you can create a better position. Gain the knowledge to list better, build greater customer engagement, and improve revenue.

You don't need to be a web developer to attend - anyone that owns or manages a website and is seeking greater exposure should come along.

Thursday 22 June 2017
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: $25pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk - Two-faced customers: one face wants to spend more.
Your customers have needs and are seeking reasons why they should be spending more money with you. Learn the differences between the "we-are-here" business, the "can-I-help-you" business, and the "wow-I-need-to-share-this" business. You will leave this talk with a new perspective on how you can connect with customers and grow your business profits.

Thursday 22 June 2017
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: $25pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk - Domain and DNS Basics
Want to know how to do more with your internet domain? Discover the world of DNS records, creating and using A, AAAA, CNAME, MX, TXT messages, and web forwarding, to get a clear understanding on how to connect your sites and email server to the internet and more.

Thursday 22 June 2017
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: $25

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk - What's in a Business Plan?
Too often, business people are pushed into writing a business plan with little knowledge of what's involved and why they need one. This workshop will give you a sound knowledge to create a business plan, provide templates, industry data and more.

Thursday 22 June 2017
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: $25

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk - Creating a blog using Blogger
You can use blogs for everything from sharing information with your customers, updating your friends and family about your life, giving your own advice column, discussing your political views, or relating your experience in a topic of interest.

Bring your own computer along if you wish to create a blog site during the session.

Wednesday 228 June 2017
10:00am - 11:30am
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: $25pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk - the one-day-website using Google Sites
Google Sites is the easiest way to make information accessible to people, quickly and live. You and your team can work together on a site to add file attachments, information from other Google applications (like Google Docs, Calendar, YouTube and Picasa), and add free-form content.

Before attending this Table Talk, please attend the Table Talk on Google Apps for work.

Wednesday 28 June 2017
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: $25

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk - Business Basics
Want to start a business or grow your existing startup? Business basics unlocks the mysteries or creating and maintaining a great business.

Wednesday 28 June 2017
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: $25

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Are you ready for export?
Learn the fundamentals on exporting into new international markets with topics including market prioritisations, identifying target markets, core competencies and government support.

Wednesday 5 July 2017
Adelaide

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Winning export programme
Join this exciting course targeted at helping Food and Agribusinesses who are currently exporting to refine their export plan, refresh their export business strategy and develop a long-term plan for exporting into the future.

Tuesday 22 August 2017
Adelaide

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Click here to register for this event.