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  • Effective Communications
    • StartNorth

    Communication is the essence of business: from marketing and advertising your business, to negotiating with suppliers and hiring and managing staff. The quality of your communications will be at the heart of your business performance.

    Session Outcomes

    In this high impact 90 minute session you will:

    Practical insights to effective communication that can be used in virtually any situation A simple model to structure your communications A greater understanding of the power and impact of language The single greatest secret to success that isn’t really a secret, but is totally under-estimated Practical tools that you can apply in the session and in your future communications

  • Connecting online with the ATO: Sole traders
    • Online

    This session is for sole traders who want to know how to manage their tax and super commitments online. In this 60-minute session you will learn how to register, lodge and pay online for commitments such as your goods and services tax (GST), pay as you go withholding, pay as you go instalments, your tax return and more.

    Note: This session explains how to use ATO online services for individuals and sole traders. We recommend partnerships, companies and trusts use Online services for business and attend the ‘Connecting online with the ATO: Businesses’ session.

  • Running a home-based business
    • Online

    Running your small business from your home may cost you more in expenses such as electricity, gas, phone, furniture, and cars. Come to this one hour session to find out what expenses you can claim for tax deductions and how to calculate the amounts you can claim.

  • Introduction to business records
    • Online

    Are you starting a new small business? Come along to this FREE introductory 60-minute session. You will learn about which business records to keep, the legal requirements and how long to keep your records. This basic session also introduces you to the benefits of developing good record-keeping habits as well as tools to help you manage your records.

  • Hume Speed Networking Event for Home Based and Small Businesses
    • Three Blue Ducks Restaurant

    Would you like to introduce yourself and your business to a community of like-minded, passionate people? This event is for you!

    If you are a Home Based, Startup or Micro/Small business located in Hume, you are invited to attend a special networking event at the new Three Blue Ducks restaurant at URBN Surf, in Tullamarine.

    Come and enjoy some fabulous food and great company. A complimentary drink will be provided upon arrival. All you need to bring is a punchy narrative and a story on what makes your business great. And don’t forget your business cards. We will organise the rest.

    Register today as seats are limited!

    The event is proudly presented by StartNorth and Hume City Council.

    Date: Tuesday 1 June Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm Venue: Three Blue Ducks – 309 Melrose Drive, Tullamarine Cost: $25 per person

    Note: This event is restricted to businesses within the Hume City Council region.

  • Starting a small business
    • Online

    Are you thinking of starting a small business? Maybe you have a hobby that is becoming a business? This FREE 60-minute session will help you understand:

    • the difference between a hobby and a business
    • what to do if your hobby turns into a business
    • the most common business structures and the registrations you may need to be in business.

    Getting it right is important so come along, ask questions and give your business the best chance of success.

  • Innovation Festival
    • Online

    Are you ready to take your business/startup to the next level? Come and spark Innovation to ensure your business is a success.

  • StartNorth Accelerator Program
    • Online

    The StartNorth Accelerator is an exciting joint initiative by StartNorth & ygap.

    It is a comprehensive online program that provides support for migrant and refugee business owners. Supported by LaunchVic, StartNorth Accelerator offers ygap’s accelerator program for 15 startups. Together, StartNorth and ygap will find migrant and refugee business owners, develop the skills they need to succeed, and provide access to a network of support and funds.

    The First Gens Program has supported 48 migrant and refugee business owners since its launch in 2018. The program consists of a five half-day accelerator followed by three months of tailored support. The five half-day accelerate phase designed to fast track your business. We will provide training, mentorship and a community of inspiring, like-minded participants who are all working towards growing their business. Following the accelerate phase, we provide your business with three months of tailored support, mentorship opportunities and access to small grants of up to $1,000.

    The program is free for selected participants and will run from 26 July - 29 October 2021.

  • Hume Small Business Clinics
    • Online

    Hume City Council, in conjunction with SBMS, is offering business mentoring sessions to support businesses which are located in Hume City.

    Small Business Clinics provide general business information and can assist you in the steps you need to take to overcome an issue or information gap.

    Presented by Small Business Mentoring Service.

  • Workshop the basics of your business
    • Online

    Workshop the basics of your business with Many Rivers business coaches, Gina and Richard.

    Learn how to set-up, start, and sustain your business over three interactive, 1hr workshops.

    May 11th: Business Idea Create strong foundations for your next adventure.

    May 18th: Business Planning Have you considered marketing and who your customers will be?

    May 25th: Managing Business Money We will introduce you to cashflow and what it might look like for your business idea.

  • Small Business Bus
    • In front of the Chosen Bean café

    Whether you're planning, starting or growing your business, the Victorian Government's Small Business Bus can help you to develop your business ideas and capabilities.

    Delivered by experts from the Small Business Mentoring Service, remote mentoring sessions can help you to identify a clear direction for your business, discuss key issues and priorities, develop an action plan to achieve your goals.

    Presented by Small Business Victoria.

  • Small Business Bus
    • Barry Road Shopping Centre

    Whether you're planning, starting or growing your business, the Victorian Government's Small Business Bus can help you to develop your business ideas and capabilities.

    Delivered by experts from the Small Business Mentoring Service, remote mentoring sessions can help you to identify a clear direction for your business, discuss key issues and priorities, develop an action plan to achieve your goals.

    Presented by Small Business Victoria.