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News Update – December 2009

 

NEWS

INTERNATIONAL FASHION CONFERENCE HEADS TO PERTH
Carol Hanlon, Founding Manager of TCFWA, Designedge Fashion Incubator and Belmont BEC is delighted to announce that the 3rd International Fashion Incubator Conference will be held in Perth, September 2011 during the staging of Perth Fashion Festival. The International Conference will offer new opportunities for fashion business educators and fashion trade events from around the globe to network, discuss best practice and expand global designer marketing and promotional opportunities. The event will also launch an International Fashion Incubator Organisation that will form strategic alliances, share networks and develop new opportunities for Fashion Incubators and its designer members. Download the FlyerRead the Media Release

GRANTS FOR EXPORTERS – LAST CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The EMDG grant provides cash refunds of almost 50% of international marketing costs and is ????? available to many organisations that promote their goods, services or intellectual Property overseas. Applications for the grant close on 30 November 2009 so potential applicants will need to act now. For more information contact Export Solutions – Perth – Ph: cheap jerseys 9481 8699 – Simon Norris cheap MLB jerseys simon@exportsolutions.com.au or Magda Hall magda@exportsolutions.com.au

SMART NEWS – IP AUSTRALIA – Going Global: IP and China
More than 4,000 Australian businesses are currently trading in China. At the top of their list of concerns is whether their intellectual property will be protected. Despite its reputation, China provides a range of enforcement remedies. Read more and case studies on www.ipaustralia.gov.au, under ‘Smartstart’.

BUSINESS REVIEWS AVAILABLE THROUGH ENTERPRISE CONNECT
The Business Review is a thorough analysis of a business including strengths, weaknesses, strategic issues, critical areas for improvement and potential pathways for growth. The service is undertaken by a skilled, experienced Business Adviser and clients receive a full report which outlines the findings of the review, including advice on future actions. More information on www.enterpriseconnect.gov.au

MYSTICAL LOTUS FASHION SHOW 2009
held on 7th November 2009 at the Perth Town Hall was a total blast. There were 23 saree productions by WA Institute of Fashion & Design (Swan TAFE) showcased. Most importantly, the event was able to raise $20,000 for St. Vinnie’s school support program (12k last year). On top of that, the designers donated their prize money. Congratulations to Asha Selvendra, event manager, and her volunteer team for organising such a wonderful event! Thank you for all the generous donations.

SAVE THE DATE

THE SECRETS TO PUBLIC SPEAKING CONFIDENCE – NEW WORKSHOP
How to become a confident public speaker and overcome any fear associated with speaking or presenting. The presenter, Peter Dhu, is an experienced and acclaimed speaking trainer and coach who for over 20 years has helped thousands of people overcome their fear and become more confident and effective in their public speaking. His own story of learning how to speak is inspirational and demonstrates that anyone can become proficient at public speaking and presenting, with the right training and guidance. Wednesday 2nd December from 9pm to 12pm / Cost: $75 per person. Workshop bookings online click here or to register your interest to attend email workshops@belmontbec.com – 9479 3777

BELMONT BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY
Monday, December 7th, 6pm -8pm – Venue: Jacaranda House Community Centre, 146 Epsom Avenue, Belmont – Guest speaker: Glenys Clarke. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. For more details contact: Vicki Glenny at vicki.glenny@bigpond.com or 0407 817 592

PERTH UPMARKET
The final Upmarket for 2009 will feature a whopping 90 creative businesses showcasing the best of Perth’s art, design, homewares, food and fashion. Sunday 29 November from 10am to 4pm at the Perth Town Hall. For more information call Justine 0432 897 516 or visit www.perthupmarket.com.au

THE NEW ORLEANS NIGHT
For a great night of jazz & soul and sumptuous New Orleans Food – you are invited to come along and bring your friends and taste that fried chicken & cornbread again! Date: 28th November 2009 – Venue: 365 railway Pde, Leederville at 7pm until late! – Cost: $70. Contact: Sophia – 0418 934 456 or email ZosiaKing@hotmail.com

GLOOM OR BOOM: The Outlook for Australian Exporters in 2010
A special end of year lunch with the Australian Institute of Export (AIEx) and the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC), it will look back at the global economy over the last year, examine the trends that have emerged and give some perspectives on the year ahead. A panel of leading economists will share their views on the trends to watch out for in 2010. Date: 3rd December from 12pm Venue: Hyatt Regency, Perth – Cost: $65 for AIEx Members and $75 for Non Members for / Table of ten: $650 All prices includes GST. Sit down lunch, beverages included. RSVP: click here to register on line before the 27th November

OPTUS BUSINESS DIRECT BRINGS PETER SWITZER TO PERTH
You are invited to attend a lunch presentation featuring Peter Switzer, one of Australia’s most accomplished business and financial commentators. Peter will discuss over lunch the challenges that hold back the growth and success of small businesses. Day: Friday 4 December 2009 – Pre-drinks at 12noon for a 12.30pm start – 3.00pm – Venue: Citigate Perth, 707 Wellington Street, Perth – RSVP: call 1300 3 OPTUS or email abigaelwilliams@optuszone.com.au

INNOVATION CENTRE WA END OF YEAR NETWORKING EVENT
Wednesday 16 December, 5-8pm – Free – Venue: Innovation Centre WA, Enterprise Unit 3, 9 De Laeter Way, Bentley

BELMONT BEC WORKSHOPS DECEMBER / JANUARY
01/12/2009 Start a New Business from 10am to 12pm
02/12/2009 The Secrets to Public Speaking Confidence from 9am to 12pm
08/12/2009 Debt Collection and Credit Management from 10am to 12pm
08/12/2009 How to Write a Tender from 12:30 pm to 2pm
08/12/2009 Increase your profit through your Website from 12.30pm to 2.30pm – Booked out
15/12/2009 Start a New Business from 10am to 12pm
15/12/2009 Pricing and costing from 12.30pm to 1.30pm
12/01/2010 Start a New Business from 10am to 12pm
19/01/2010 Importing/Exporting Workshop from 10am to 12pm

For more details, go to www.belmontbec.com/bec/Workshops.htm.

OPPORTUNITIES

CHERISH YOUR CUSTOMERS, PROVIDERS AND TEAM
As the holiday season approaches, take the opportunity to contact your customers and providers and let them know how you value their continued custom. Also don’t forget to thank your team members for all their effort during the year. Finally, jazz up your retail store or office and make this period special. That can have a great impact on staff morale and benefit the customer.

QUICKBOOKS ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE FOR SALE
SPECIAL OFFER – Only $165 (valued at $299). A powerful software accounting package designed for small businesses 2008/2009. For more details, call into our offices at 9477 3777

MY BUSINESS MAGAZINE
complimentary My Business magazines are available for Friends of Belmont BEC. This month’s issue features The Pandora phenomenon: From Zero to Hero. Call into our offices at 7 Fairbrother Street, Belmont to collect your copy.

DO YOU NEED TRAINING OR MEETING ROOM FACILITIES?
Belmont BEC is making available their 100sqm training facility for hire to small business and organisations who wish to run seminars, workshops, business planning sessions, trade shows etc. The room seats 20 persons and is fully equipped. For further information, charges, booking form etc. Send an email to workshops@belmontbec.com

BECOME A FRIEND OF BELMONT BEC
Friends of Belmont BEC members are welcome to forward events, articles or information to be considered for our Belmont BEC newsletters please email Asparagus at info@belmontbec.com

 

Please note the Belmont BEC office will be closed
from the 25th December and will reopen on Monday 4th January
Best wishes for the festive season from all the Belmont BEC team

 

Regards,

Carol, Clarisse, Nancy, Geoffrey, Sarita and Denice

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News Update – November 2009

 

 

NEWS

FAIR WORK FOR SMALL BUSINESS
The Council of Small Business of Australia, Workforce Guardian and Telstra Business present Fair Work for Small Business – an online one-stop-shop for education and information for small businesses on the Fair Work Act. They offers free educational seminars designed to help you understand your business obligations. Next Webinar is Tue, Nov 17, 2009 (9:30 AM – 11:00 PM EST) To register for a webinar visit www.fairworkforsmallbusiness.com.au
An initiative of the Council of Small Business of Australia with funding from the Federal Government

NEW GUIDELINES TO ENSURE LOCAL FIRMS GET A FAIR GO
The Australian Government is seeking comments on proposed new guidelines for import duty concession schemes to encourage a fair go for Australian industry and reduce costs for major projects, businesses and consumers. For more information on the proposed TCS documentary changes, visit www.customs.gov.au. For more information on proposed changes to the EPBS and how to comment on both proposals, visit www.ausindustry.gov.au.

NAMES – TRADE MARKS, COMPANY, BUSINESS, DOMAIN NAMES – WHAT DO THEY ALL DO?
One of the first steps you will take in setting up a business is to register a business name. But where do trade marks, company names, business names and domain names fit in, and what do they all do? If you are thinking about a new product or service and you want to establish an image for it, you should also be thinking about a distinctive trade mark under which to market. A good place to start is IP Australia’s website. Read more articles and case studies on www.ipaustralia.gov.au, under ‘Smartstart’.
Extracting Value from Your Intellectual Property Workshop on Thursday 26th November, 5.30pm-7.30pm Book now

SMALL BUSINESS BENCHMARKS: ATO
The ATO has released an expanded range of small business benchmarks. They provide small businesses with ‘a snapshot of what, on average, is happening in businesses operating in a particular industry by providing a measure of various business costs in relation to turnover’.

RIGHT WAY – THE FUTURE OF INDIGENOUS CRAFT AND DESIGN
Right ray is an online discussion and community about future directions for Indigenous craft and design. Be part of this online community that is open to all who have a passion for indigenous craft and design and share your experience. Visit www.craftaustralia.org.au

WORKING SOLO? VISIT SOHO – ‘SMALL OFFICE / HOME OFFICE’
and find out How SOHO Online can help you manage the challenges of working in a small office/home office environment. www.soho.org

NEW OVERSEAS FELLOWSHIP REPORTS AVAILABLE
• Manufacturing • Biofuels • Wine • Conservation and Restoration of Heritage Timber Vessels • Sourdough: Healthy Bread • Rising Damp • Floristry Design • Protected Cropping • Heritage Garden Restoration • Supply Chain Networks • Conservation Framing. Please contact Katherine Dent, ISS Institute at issi@pacific.net.au or 9882 0055

SAVE THE DATE

BELMONT BUSINESS SUNDOWNER – NOVEMBER 25th 5pm-7pm
This is a great opportunity for you or your staff to meet local businesses and develop new contact and networks. Our Business Networking Event is on the last Wednesday of each month at 150 East Bar & Restaurant, Ascot. Happy Hour 5pm-6pm, Complimentary nibbles provided by 150 East. To register your interest to attend email events@belmontbec.com or call into our offices on 9479 3777
This event is featured in the Let’s Celebrate Belmont Festival

MYSTICAL LOTUS FASHION SHOW – 7th November 2009, 4.30pm at the Perth Town Hall
Supported by WA Institute of Fashion and Textile, SWAN TAFE. Proudly fundraising for the St Vincent de Paul’s School Support Program. Tickets available at: Here’s Luck Lottery Centre, Belmont Forum Shopping Centre or call 9277 7101 or Email: lotto@heresluck.com

SPRING IN BLOOM – THE TELETHON DINNER DANCE 2009
is organised by the Australian Asian Association on Saturday 7th of November. Venue: Embassy Ball Room, Carlisle. Music by the Oceanites 2004 (Parts proceeds to Telethon). Tickets available $60 per person. Call into our offices at 7 Fairbrother Street, Belmont.

COMPLIMENTARY CASH FLOW WORKSHOP ON TUESDAY 17 NOVEMBER
Running a business in this economic climate is undoubtedly tough, so as a valued member of the Westpac Women’s Markets Network we are delighted to offer you a complimentary Cash wholesale jerseys Flow Workshop. Westpac workshops are designed for women to interact in a sharing environment covering a range of business financial management concepts in an easy-to-follow, practical format. To register for your complimentary Module 1 session, please click here or visit www.therubyconnection.com.au

DINNER/AUCTION WITH CELEBRATED CHANNEL NINE CRICKET COMMENTATOR, MARK NICHOLAS
Venue: Grand Ballroom at the Perth Hyatt Regency, Tuesday 15 December Annual big fundraiser, and even if you’re not a cricket fan, please come along with a friend or two, as these evenings are always very enjoyable, good fun and tremendous value – just $99 per head, all inclusive. For more information contact Nicholas Duncan, SAVE FOUNDATION of Australia, Phone 9444 6550 or save@savefoundation.org.au

BPW NETWORKING AND FELLOWSHIP – NOVEMBER 16TH 5PM-7PM
Networking and Fellowship for business and professional women to meet, share skills and talents. Venue: 150 East Bar & Restaurant, Ascot. To register your interest to attend email Vicki Glenny at Belmont@bpw.com.au or 0407 817 592 This event is featured in the Let’s Celebrate Belmont Festival

THE SECRETS TO PUBLIC SPEAKING CONFIDENCE – NEW WORKSHOP
How to become a confident public speaker and overcome any fear associated with speaking or presenting. The presenter, Peter Dhu, is an experienced and acclaimed speaking trainer and coach who for over 20 years has helped thousands of people overcome their fear and become more confident and effective in their public speaking. His own story of learning how to speak is inspirational and demonstrates that anyone can become proficient at public speaking and presenting, with the right training and guidance. Wednesday 2nd December from 9pm to 12pm / Cost: $75 per person. Workshop bookings online click here or to register your interest to attend for email workshops@belmontbec.com – 9479 3777

BELMONT BEC WORKSHOPS NOVEMBER
03/11/2009 Start a New Business from 10am to 12pm
10/11/2009 Debt Collection and Credit Management from 10am to 12pm
10/11/2009 How to Write a Tender from 12:30 pm to 2pm
17/11/2009 Start a New Business from 10am to 12pm
17/11/2009 Pricing and costing from 12.30pm to 1.30pm
17/11/2009 Cash Flow Management from 1.30pm to 2.30pm
23/11/2009 Start a Fashion Label from 1pm to 3pm
23/11/2009 Linking with retailers and agents from 3pm to 4pm
23/11/2009 Fast Fashion from 4pm to 5pm
24/11/2009 Importing/Exporting Workshop from 10am to 12pm
24/11/2009 Increase your profit through your Website from 12.30pm to 2.30pm
24/11/2009 5 ways to attract Customers from 3pm to 4pm
26/11/2009 Intellectual Property for the Fashion Industry from 3pm to 5pm
26/11/2009 Extracting Value from Your Intellectual Property from 5.30pm to 7.30 pm
02/12/2009 The Secrets to Public Speaking Confidence from 9am to 12pm

For more details, go to www.belmontbec.com/bec/Workshops.htm.

OPPORTUNITIES

TURNING IDEAS INTO JOBS: COMMERCIALISATION AUSTRALIA – DETAILS ANNOUNCED
The Rudd Government unveiled details of the $196 million Commercialisation Australia initiative, which aims to get Australian ideas to market and create jobs. Further information on Commercialisation Australia, the call for nominations and registrations of interest : www.innovation.gov.au/CommercialisationAustralia.

QUICKBOOKS ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE FOR SALE
SPECIAL OFFER – Only $165 (valued at $299). A powerful software accounting package designed for small businesses 2008/2009. For more details, call into our offices at 9477 3777

MY BUSINESS MAGAZINE
complimentary My Business magazines are available for Friends of Belmont BEC. This month’s issue features The Pandora phenomenon: From Zero to Hero. Call into our offices at 7 Fairbrother Street, Belmont to collect your copy.

DO YOU NEED TRAINING OR MEETING ROOM FACILITIES?
Belmont BEC is making available their 100sqm training facility for hire to small business and organisations who wish to run seminars, workshops, business planning sessions, trade shows etc. The room seats 20 persons and is fully equipped. For further information, charges, booking form etc. Send an email to workshops@belmontbec.com

 

Friends of Belmont BEC members are welcome to forward events, articles or information to be considered for our Belmont BEC newsletters. Please email them to info@belmontbec.com

 

Regards,

Carol, Clarisse, Nancy, Geoffrey, Sarita and Denice

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News Update – August 2009

 

 

NEWS

TAX BREAK FOR SMALL BUSINESS
For a limited time businesses can claim an additional tax deduction when they buy certain assets, and when they spend money to improve existing assets, for a limited time. It’s called the Small Business and General Business Tax Break – ‘business tax break’ for short. For more information, click here.

BELMONT SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS 2009
We invite you wholesale NBA jerseys to enter the prestigious 2009 Belmont Small Business Awards and have your business achievements and excellence recognised. There are 24 exciting award categories in this year’s award program with entries accepted from across Western Australia. Assistance is available with your entry. For more details, click here.

OVERSEAS FELLOWSHIP
The ISS Institute fellowships are an exciting and unique opportunity for Australians to enhance their capabilities in different fields as Building and Construction, Environment, Automotive, Aquaculture, Art and Design, Racing Industry. For more information, click here.

CHECKLIST BEFORE SIGNING A LEASE AGREEMENT (NEW)
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) have recently released a new checklist to help you make an informed decision before signing a retail lease agreement for a Franchise. It is good advice for anyone contemplating a lease. For more detail, click here.

BELMONT BUSINESS SUNDOWNER – AUGUST 26th, 5pm-7pm
This is a great opportunity for you or your staff to meet local businesses and develop new contact and networks. Our Business Networking Event is on the last Wednesday of each month at 150 East Bar & Restaurant, Ascot. Happy Hour 5pm-6pm, Complimentary nibbles provided by 150 East. To register your interest to attend email events@belmontbec.com or call into our offices on 9479 3777

INVENTORS/INNOVATION EVENT IN PERTH
You are invited to an information and networking event called Science Driving Innovation on Wednesday 19 August from 5pm to 7pm. This event is tailored to inventors and innovators interested in taking an idea from concept to commercial ready. Click here to RSVP or ring David Alport on 9216 5100 with any enquiries.

QUICKBOOKS ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE FOR SALE
SPECIAL OFFER – Only $165 (valued at $299). A powerful software accounting package designed for small businesses 2008/2009. For more details, call into our offices at 9477 3777

MY BUSINESS MAGAZINE
Complimentary My Business magazines are available for Friends of Belmont BEC. Call into our offices at 7 Fairbrother Street, Belmont to collect your copy.

BELMONT BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S CLUB (BPW) – AUGUST 17th, 5pm-7pm
Come along and meet local business & professional women for networking at 150 East Riverside Bar Restaurant, Ascot. Complimentary for Belmont BPW Members & Guests. Non Members $10. Complimentary nibbles provided by 150 East. Bookings essential, contact Past President Vicki Glenny vicki.glenny@bigpond.com or 0407 817 592

TCF ORMOC, COMMUNITY SEWING PROJECT
Drop your unwanted sewing machines, fabrics and any sewing items to TCFWA, 7 Fairbrother St., Belmont to assist the development of 21 community centres established in Ormoc, Philippines. Deadline August 31st phone 94793777

BELMONT BEC WORKSHOPS AUGUST
11/08/2009 Debt Collection and Credit Management from 10am to 12pm
11/08/2009 How to Write a Tender from 12:30 pm to 2pm
12/08/2009 Managing your Firm through the Global Downturn from 9am to 12.30pm
18/06/2009 Intellectual Property for the Fashion Industry from 3pm to 5pm
18/06/2009 Managing Your Intellectual Assets in Tough Times from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
24/06/2009 Start a Fashion Label from 3pm to 5pm
25/08/2009 Importing/Exporting Workshop from 10am to 12pm
25/08/2009 Making Sales Through Your Website from 12.30pm to 2.30pm
For more details, go to www.belmontbec.com/workshops.

DO YOU NEED TRAINING OR MEETING ROOM FACILITIES?
Belmont BEC is making available their 100sqm training facility for hire to small business and organisations who wish to run seminars, workshops, business planning sessions, trade shows etc. The room seats 20 persons and is fully equipped. For further information, charges, booking form etc. Send an email to workshops@belmontbec.com

 

Friends of Belmont BEC members are welcome to forward events, articles or information to be considered for our Belmont BEC newsletters please email at carol.hanlon@belmontbec.com

 

Regards,

Carol, Clarisse, Nancy, Geoffrey, Sarita, Miss Poppy and Joshua