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HILLS VOICE: YOUR ADELAIDE HILLS
Our quarterly e-update gives small businesses and entrepreneurial residents practical tips to help grow, strengthen and develop your business. It is not often we can help you with your individual encounters but we hope that Hills Voice - Your Business provides you with a quick, easy and informative way of staying abreast of some of the challenges you face. Click here to subscribe.

The latest edition May 2017 (Previous February 2017 edition, November 2016 edition, August 2016 edition)

EVENTS
Don't underestimate the value of investing time into these types of activities. Click through on those events you're interested in to contact the organisers directly.

Table Talk: Your time, your life.
Feel like you never have time to get things done or to spend time with your family and friends? How you manage your time is important. In this 90min workshop explore overcoming "imposter syndrome", the real value of your time, identifying what to focus on, delegation, automation or removal of tasks, and learning to say no!

Tuesday 5 September 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.

Mastering your marketing - Fast-track information session
Marketing is important but often misunderstood. This workshop will look at some of the practical aspects of your marketing: identifying your target market, reviewing your customer buying habits, and creating an effective lead magnet.

Suitable for established businesses.

Wednesday 6 September 2017
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Coventry Library
63 Mount Barker Road, Stirling
Cost: $20pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

​Business Masterclass: Winning against the odds
Winning in business and life involves several key 'mindsets' and at this breakfast seminar you will be introduced to some people who have set huge goals and achieved them. Listen to former Zimbabwean test cricketer, Henry Olongo, who was the first black cricketer and youngest player to ever represent Zimbabwe. Former Masterchef contestant Callum Hann will also give us an insight into some of the challenges he has faced in order to set up his business.

Included is a breakfast cooked by Callum and his team, a cooking demonstration and some extra resource materials around achievement to continue your learning beyond this event.

Thursday 7 September 2017
7:30am - 9:15am
Prancing Pony
42 Mount Barker Road, Totness
Cost: $15pp (normally $89!)

Limited seating available, register today with Peter Daniels (leadaust@mac.com) at Lead Australia.

Tax essentials for small business
This comprehensive workshop is presented by the Austrlian Taxation Office, specifically for new businesses, and for those contemplating starting a business.

Thursday 7 September 2017
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Business Enterprise Centre Tea Tree Gully
114 Tolley Road, St Agnes
Cost: Free

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Protecting your ideas and brand
What does it mean to have a valuable brand and how do you protect it? Learn the intellectual property that you create in your business and what action you can take to protect it from others.

Tuesday 12 September 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: Using your Cashbook System
High accounting and bookeeping costs can be avoided when you spend a few minutes each week updating your online Cashbook by the Adelaide Hills Business Centre.

Discover how to set up your Cashbook, enter transactions, read your reports and make sound business decisions.

Cashbook was created by the Adelaide HIlls Business Centre and is designed specifically for SMEs and those that run a Self-Managed Super Fund. The full toolkit can be purchased for $75 here (or is free for AHBC members).

Tuesday 12 September 2017
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: $25pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Using your Cashbook System
High accounting and bookeeping costs can be avoided when you spend a few minutes each week updating your online Cashbook by the Adelaide Hills Business Centre.

Discover how to set up your Cashbook, enter transactions, read your reports and make sound business decisions.

Cashbook was created by the Adelaide HIlls Business Centre and is designed specifically for SMEs and those that run a Self-Managed Super Fund. The full toolkit can be purchased for $75 here (or is free for AHBC members).

Wednesday 13 September 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: Pricing and the hidden cost
In this Table Talk gain a greater understanding of how the hidden cost in your business plays a critical role in your price tag.

Wednesday 13 September 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.

Small business record keeping
The second workshop in a series presented by the Australian Tax Office, this session focuses on the importance of getting your record keeping right and is suitable for all businesses.

Thursday 14 September
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Business Enterprise Centre Tea Tree Gully
114 Tolley Road, St Agnes
Cost: Free

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Upsize your sales - Fast-track information session
Sales are essential to all businesses; if you don't make sales you won't have a business. It is possible to influence the level of sales you can achieve and become more profitable.

Suitable for established businesses.

Tuesday 19 September 2017
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Coventry Library
63 Mt Barker Road, Stirling
Cost: $20pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

How a Bookkeeper can make a difference - Fast-track information session
Bookkeeping today is far more than just entering data and paying your bills. As a business owner you must be able to rely on sound systems to make sure that your customers are paying you on time and that you're maintaining your compliance obligations. Above all, you need to be able to access accurate financial and business activity reports.

Thursday 21 September
9:30am - 10:30am
Business Enterprise Centre Tea Tree Gully
114 Tolley Road, St Agnes
Cost: $20pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Unleashing the power of Xero for your business
If you're not already using Xero to manage your business's financial data, this is a great opportunity to see the benefits that moving to Xero can have on your overall business.

For those already using Xero we will discuss the benefits of utilising the right Xero add-ons specific to your industry, as well as making sure you make the most of Xero's features.

Presented by Daniel Hardy of ProAMS.

Thursday 21 September 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: $25pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Business basics
Want to start a business or grow your existing start up? Business basics unlocks the mysteries of creating and maintaining a great business.

Interested attendees should also consider attending other Table Talks such as "What's in a Business Plan", "The Line of Google", and "Accounting Basics".

Wednesday 27 September 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.

Upsize your sales - Fast-track information session
Sales are essential to all businesses; if you don't make sales you won't have a business. It is possible to influence the level of sales you can achieve and become more profitable.

Suitable for established businesses.

Wednesday 27 September 2017
11:00am - 12:00pm
Business Enterprise Centre Tea Tree Gully
114 Tolley Road, St Agnes
Cost: $20pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

​​Table Talk: Line of Google
Discover how Google indexes your website and how you can create a better position for your business.

You don't need to be a web developer to attend this Table Talk; anyone that owns or manages a website who is seeking greater exposure should attend.

Thursday 28 September 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: SEO Basic - Analytics, Webmaster, My Biz
This 90min Table Talk will de-mystify Search Engine Optimising (SEO) and reveal the truth about getting a well-ranked website. You will also look at three Google products: Google Analytics, Webmaster, and My Business.

For maximum benefit, we recommend attending the Line of Google Table Talk (held on the same day in most cases).

Thursday 28 September 2017
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: $25pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Domain & DNS Basics
Want to know how to do more with your internet domain? You may have your internet domain with an organisation like NetRegistry, MelbourneIT, Crazy Domains, Go Daddy and the like, but do you really know how to control it?

In this Table Talk you will discover the world of DNS records and leave with an understanding to connect your sites and email server to the internet and more.

Thursday 28 September 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: What's in a Business Plan?
Often business people are asked to write a business plan with little knowledge of what's involved and why they're important. In this workshop learn what to put into your business plan, why, and how to use it.

Thursday 28 September 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: Using your Cashbook System
High accounting and bookeeping costs can be avoided when you spend a few minutes each week updating your online Cashbook by the Adelaide Hills Business Centre.

Discover how to set up your Cashbook, enter transactions, read your reports and make sound business decisions.

Cashbook was created by the Adelaide HIlls Business Centre and is designed specifically for SMEs and those that run a Self-Managed Super Fund. The full toolkit can be purchased for $75 here (or is free for AHBC members).

Tuesday 10 October 2017
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

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.

Learn how to register for a G Suite account, implement it for your business, connect with other apps, and get an introduction to business-wide email, calendar, documents, drive and sites.

Wednesday 11 October 2017
10:00am - 11:30am
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Using your Cashbook System
High accounting and bookeeping costs can be avoided when you spend a few minutes each week updating your online Cashbook by the Adelaide Hills Business Centre.

Discover how to set up your Cashbook, enter transactions, read your reports and make sound business decisions.

Cashbook was created by the Adelaide HIlls Business Centre and is designed specifically for SMEs and those that run a Self-Managed Super Fund. The full toolkit can be purchased for $75 here (or is free for AHBC members).

Wednesday 11 October 2017
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Pricing and the hidden cost
In this Table Talk gain a greater understanding of how the hidden cost in your business plays a critical role in your price tag.

Wednesday 11 October 2017
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Media Studio basics
Make your business stand out online. Learn how to use the Media Centre to create professional looking videos, podcasts or product images. It's easy and cost-effective to create a professional-looking video and sound recording.

Tuesday 17 October 2017
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Your documents anywhere, anytime - Google Docs & 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, on your mobile devices or desktop computer.

Wednesday 18 October 2017
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Unleashing the power of Xero for your business
If you're not already using Xero to manage your business's financial data, this is a great opportunity to see the benefits that moving to Xero can have on your overall business.

For those already using Xero we will discuss the benefits of utilising the right Xero add-ons specific to your industry, as well as making sure you make the most of Xero's features.

Presented by Daniel Hardy of ProAMS.

Thursday 19 October 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

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 infomration 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 if you wish to creat a blog site during the session.

Wednesday 25 October 2017
10:00am - 11:30am
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

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 infomration accessible to people quickly and live. You and your team can work together on a site to add file attachments, infomration from other Google applications (like Google Docs, Google Calendar, YouTube and Picasa), and add free-form content.

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

Wednesday 25 October 2017
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Adelaide HIlls Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Business basics
Want to start a business or grow your existing start up? Business basics unlocks the mysteries of creating and maintaining a great business.

Interested attendees should also consider attending other Table Talks such as "What's in a Business Plan", "The Line of Google", and "Accounting Basics".

Wednesday 25 October 2017
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Line of Google
Discover how Google indexes your website and how you can create a better position. At the end of this workshop you should have the knowledge to list better, build greater customer engagement and improve revenue.

Thursday 26 October 2017
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

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. You will leave this Table Talk with a new perspective on how you can connect with customers and grow your business profits.

Thursday 26 October 2017
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here fore more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: What's in a Business Plan?
Often business people are asked to write a business plan with little knowledge of what's involved and why they're important. In this workshop learn what to put into your business plan, why, and how to use it.

Thursday 26 October 2017
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

​​Table Talk: Your time, your life.
Feel like you never have time to get things done or to spend time with your family and friends? How you manage your time is important. In this 90min workshop explore overcoming "imposter syndrome", the real value of your time, identifying what to focus on, delegation, automation or removal of tasks, and learning to say no!

Tuesday 7 November 2017
10:00am - 11:30am
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

​​Table Talk: Using your Cashbook System
High accounting and bookeeping costs can be avoided when you spend a few minutes each week updating your online Cashbook by the Adelaide Hills Business Centre.

Discover how to set up your Cashbook, enter transactions, read your reports and make sound business decisions.

Cashbook was created by the Adelaide HIlls Business Centre and is designed specifically for SMEs and those that run a Self-Managed Super Fund. The full toolkit can be purchased for $75 here (or is free for AHBC members).

Wednesday 8 November 2017
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Pricing and the hidden cost
In this Table Talk gain a greater understanding of how the hidden cost in your business plays a critical role in your price tag.

Wednesday 8 November 2017
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Protecting your ideas and brand
What does it mean to have a valuable brand and how do you protect it? Learn the intellectual property that you create in your business and what action you can take to protect it from others.

Tuesday 14 November 2017
10:00am - 11:30am
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Using your Cashbook System
High accounting and bookeeping costs can be avoided when you spend a few minutes each week updating your online Cashbook by the Adelaide Hills Business Centre.

Discover how to set up your Cashbook, enter transactions, read your reports and make sound business decisions.

Cashbook was created by the Adelaide HIlls Business Centre and is designed specifically for SMEs and those that run a Self-Managed Super Fund. The full toolkit can be purchased for $75 here (or is free for AHBC members).

Tuesday 14 November 2017
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Unleashing the power of Xero for your business
If you're not already using Xero to manage your business's financial data, this is a great opportunity to see the benefits that moving to Xero can have on your overall business.

For those already using Xero we will discuss the benefits of utilising the right Xero add-ons specific to your industry, as well as making sure you make the most of Xero's features.

Presented by Daniel Hardy of ProAMS.

Thursday 16 November 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Back office automation - Google Apps Script
Google Apps Script is a scripting language based on JavaScript that 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.

Tuesday 21 November 2017
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Business basics
Want to start a business or grow your existing start up? Business basics unlocks the mysteries of creating and maintaining a great business.

Interested attendees should also consider attending other Table Talks such as "What's in a Business Plan", "The Line of Google", and "Accounting Basics".

Wednesday 22 November 2017
10:00am - 11:30am
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Line of Google
Discover how Google indexes your website and how you can create a better position. At the end of this workshop you should have the knowledge to list better, build greater customer engagement and improve revenue.

Thursday 23 November 2017
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

​​​Table Talk: SEO Basic - Analytics, Webmaster, My Biz
This 90min Table Talk will de-mystify Search Engine Optimising (SEO) and reveal the truth about getting a well-ranked website. You will also look at three Google products: Google Analytics, Webmaster, and My Business.

For maximum benefit, we recommend attending the Line of Google Table Talk (held on the same day in most cases).

Thursday 23 November 2017
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: $25pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: What's in a Business Plan?
Often business people are asked to write a business plan with little knowledge of what's involved and why they're important. In this workshop learn what to put into your business plan, why, and how to use it.

Thursday 23 November 2017
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.