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News Update – September 2010

 

NEWS

LAST CHANCE TO LET YOUR BUSINESS SHINE BRIGHTLY
ENTRIES CLOSE BY THURSDAY 30th SEPTEMBER
Apply for the Belmont Business Awards now and get Business recognition. Download the application form on www.belmontbec.com/awards or contact Tarra & Geoffrey at awards@belmontbec.com – Information session on how to submit a successful application every Tuesday – Booking essential! This year the Belmont Small Business Awards are held at the Grand Ballroom, Burswood Entertainment Complex.

HOW IS YOUR ONLINE STRATEGY?
Get FREE eCommerce workshops/mentoring/webinars to small businesses under the TCF Australia Online Training & Mentoring Project. To register your interest to access free ecommerce workshops, forums and mentoring, fill in the TCF Australia Online Project Form and email to info@tcfaustralia.com
More info, contact info@belmontbec.com

NEW ONLINE TOOL GIVES SMALL BUSINESS THE EDGE IN IP
Small businesses now have a new tool to help them manage their patents, trade marks and other valuable intellectual property (IP) assets. Intellectual Property Explorer is an online tool that will help small businesses profit from their hard work and ingenuity by identifying and analysing different forms of IP relating to inventions, designs and brands. “Many businesses are surprised at how many IP assets they have and how valuable they are,” Parliamentary Secretary for Innovation and Industry, Richard Marles said. www.intellectualpropertyexplorer.com

POSITION AVAILABLE at TCFWA / BELMONT BEC
Do you have skills in websites, administration, data management and would like to be involved with two exciting non profit community organisations assisting small businesses. Background in small business and/or fashion industry an advantage Please send resume to carol.hanlon@belmontbec.com

WA SCAMNET ALERT: YELLOW PAGES SCHEME
A misleading fax has been turning up at business premises across WA. It’s for a $129 per month scheme run under the website www.yellowpage-westernaustralia.com. The unsolicited fax, which has an inverted version of the “Walking Fingers” logo, implies that by signing up you are agreeing to renew your business name listing with a well-known directory service. In fact you will receive a tax invoice for $1548 for a 12 month listing with an internet directory scheme, which is not the primary business phone listing directory… Read more

ARE YOU A SOLE TRADER OR PARTNERSHIP?: BETTER WORKPLACE GUIDE FOR SMALL BUSINESS
WA economy regularly experiences shortages of labour and skills that can make it difficult for small business employers to attract and retain the staff they need to run their business and remain competitive. The Better Workplace Guide provides an overview of the key staff management issues faced by small business and provides practical advice on creating and maintaining a flexible workplace to meet business needs. For more information call Wageline on 1300 655 266

COMPLIMENTARY MARKET RESEARCH TOOLS: IBISWorld Industry Reports
We can provide access to the 500+ IBISWorld Industry reports to assist you in your business planning. Each 25 to 40-page report includes key industry statistics, industry characteristics, market segmentation, operating conditions, industry developments, industry trends, market size information, and key sensitivities and success factors. They also provide a 5 year market outlook for industry performance. The relevant reports can be viewed in the BEC Office for FREE. Have a look at the reports available at www.ibisworld.com.au
If you wish to access these contact Geoffrey at info@belmontbec.com

TCF GLOBAL SEWING PROJECTS IN NEED FOR A STORAGE SPACE
TCF WA is looking for 10-15sqm of sponsored storage space in Belmont area for the storage of public donations of sewing machines, fabrics and trims for TCF Global sewing projects prior to shipment, if you can assist please contact carol.hanlon@belmontbec.com

DIVERSITY@WORK EMPLOYMENT & INCLUSION AWARDS – 14 October 2010
Take your seat at the 2010 Diversity@Work Employment and Inclusion Awards, Melbourne for another true celebration of workplace diversity and inclusion. Become immersed in the true essence of Australia’s multicultural and diverse population with some of the nations’ best artists and musicians including a special keynote presentation from Mao’s Last Dancer – Li Cunxin.

FREE ACCOUNTANCY AND LEGAL SERVICES
Get a 60 mins appointment for free: contact Geoffrey at Geoffrey.hawke@belmontbec.com or 9479 3777
More info on Legal Services or Accountancy Services

FRIENDS OF BELMONT BEC
Members are welcome to share their business opportunities. Email: info@belmontbec.com

SAVE THE DATE

ASK AN EXPERT at BEC Sundowner on Wednesday 29 September 5pm-7pm
This is a great opportunity for you or your staff to meet local businesses, develop networks and meet our Business Experts. Venue: 150 East Riverside Bar Restaurant – 150 Great Eastern Hwy, Ascot. Booking essential click here or email events@belmontbec.com

BPW MONTHLY NETWORKING & FELLOWSHIP MONDAY, 20 September
A worldwide fellowship of women “Taking action for women’s equality” – Networking 5-7pm, Guest Speaker 7-7.30pm – Members Complimentary, Guests $10, Dinner 7.30-9pm ‘A La Carte’ Menu (own cost) Venue: 150 East Riverside Bar & Restaurant. Booking Essential: events@belmontbec.com or 9479 3777. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL by 16th june.

BELMONT BEC NEXT WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
07/09/2010 Start a New Business from 10am to 12pm
07/09/2010 Awards Information Session from 12pm to 12.30pm
07/09/2010 Pricing and costing from 1pm to 2.30pm
08/09/2010 Marketing your online shop from 9.30am to 12pm
14/09/2010 Awards Information Session from 12pm to 12.30pm
14/09/2010 Write a Business Plan from 1pm to 3pm
15/09/2010 Building a Customer base from 9.30am to 12pm
20/09/2010 Start a Fashion Label from 10.30am to 12.30pm
20/09/2010 Avoid Manufacturing Pitfalls (fashion) from 1pm to 3pm
20/09/2010 Linking with retailers and agents from 3pm to 4pm
21/09/2010 Start a New Business from 10am to 12pm
21/09/2010 Awards Information Session from 12pm to 12.30pm
21/09/2010 Write a Tender from 12.30pm to 2pm
22/09/2010 TCF Forum – ASK AN EXPERT from 6pm to 8pm
28/09/2010 Importing/Exporting from 10am to 12pm
28/09/2010 Awards Information Session from 12pm to 12.30pm
28/09/2010 Increase your profit through your website from 12.30pm to 2.30pm
28/09/2010 IP for the fashion industry from 2004 3pm to 5pm
28/09/2010 Managing Intellectual Assets from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
29/09/2010 ASK AN EXPERT at BEC Sundowner from 5pm to 7pm

BELMONT BEC NEXT WEBINARS
06/09/2010 Write a Business Plan from 6pm to 7.30pm
13/09/2010 Start a New Business from 6pm to 7.30pm
14/09/2010 Email Marketing Campaigns from 6pm to 7pm
20/09/2010 Pricing & Costing from 6pm to 7.30pm
21/09/2010 Blogging from 6pm to 7pm
28/09/2010 Twitter from 6pm to 7pm

For more workshops on www.belmontbec.com/Workshops.htm

OPPORTUNITIES

MY BUSINESS MAGAZINE
complimentary My Business magazines are available for Friends of Belmont BEC. This month’s issue features BUILDING BUSINESS NETWORK. 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 at info@belmontbec.com

 

Regards,

Carol, Clarisse, Denice, Tarra, Leanne, Geoffrey

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News Update – June 2010

 

NEWS

LET YOUR BUSINESS SHINE BRIGHTLY
Apply for the Belmont Business Awards now and get Business recognition. Download the application form www.belmontbec.com/awards or contact Nancy & Geoffrey at awards@belmontbec.com
Information session on how to submit a successful application every Tuesday – Booking essential

HOW IS YOUR ONLINE STRATEGY?
Get FREE eCommerce workshops/mentoring to small businesses under the TCF Australia Online Training & Mentoring Project. To register your interest to access free ecommerce workshops, forums and mentoring, fill in the TCF Australia Online Project Form and email to wholesale nfl jerseys info@tcfaustralia.com
More info, contact info@belmontbec.com

FREE ACCOUNTANCY AND LEGAL SERVICES
Get a 30 mins appointment for free: contact Geoffrey at Geoffrey.hawke@belmontbec.com or 9479 3777 More info on Legal Services or Accountancy Services

SECURE YOUR BUSINESS: CCTV ALARM ASSIST PROGRAM
The City of Belmont in partnership with their preferred alarm provider RAC Security, is offering intruder alarm systems to businesses within the City of Belmont. The system includes: fire smoke detector, three movement sensors, two door sensors and two remote controls. Special payment plan available. If you are interested in a security appraisal or a no obligation RAC Security quote, please contact the City’s Community Safety and Crime Prevention Team on 9477 7264 or 9477 7416.

SENSIS ISSUES WARNING ABOUT YELLOW PAGES SCAM
fax being sent to Australian businesses from an international company posing as Yellow Pages® and asking for payment for “free submission to google.com.au”. If you are unsure the fax is legitimate you should contact Yellow Pages® on 13 23 78. Sensis alerts: do not confirm business details such as ABN, Business Owner & directors. The purpose of such sales scams appears to be to obtain sensitive business information and possibly to generate and accept payment for false bills for advertising space in non-existent directory products.

WE WANT YOU
BBEC is always looking for new topics for workshops. Your level of expertise is interesting to us. If you would like to share your knowledge and become a Speaker at our centre, contact Geoffrey at geoffrey.hawke@belmontbec.com

ADVOCATE TO HELP BUSINESS TAP WATER OPPORTUNITIES
Australian businesses will have expert assistance to identify opportunities in the water sector thanks to the appointment of respected industry leader, Mr Bob Herbert, as Australia’s first Water Supplier Advocate. Announcing the appointment, Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr said that Mr Herbert will champion the sector – finding, refining and promoting opportunities for local industry that may have otherwise been missed.

INNOVATION FESTIVAL PARTICIPANTS: ON-LINE OPEN INNOVATION OPPORTUNITY
Participate in the Australian Open Innovation Competition by clicking on http://ausinnovation.spigit.com to “crowd-source” as many innovative ideas on making Australia a better place, as possible. The most prospective ideas can get assistance with commercialising their ideas.

HOW BIG IS YOUR FOOTPRINT?
NYDesigns, with generous funding from the New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA), has developed an Embedded Energy Calculator to assist designers in making sustainable, impactful decisions in their creative process. They’re beta-testing this summer and they need your input. The Calculator cheap nfl jerseys is an online application that’s easy to use and easier to appreciate. Visit nydesigns to learn more.

THE GOLDEN GURUS COMMUNITY WANTS YOU
If you are aged over 50 and retired, you could become a Golden Guru and share your skills and experience to support small business owners or community organizations. To become a Golden Guru contact Geoffrey at 9479 3777 or Geoffrey.hawke@belmontbec.com

WOULD YOU LIKE A GOLDEN GURU AS A MENTOR?
A Golden Guru Mentor could help you to think through decisions, explore new ideas and see things from a different perspective. Contact Geoffrey at 9479 3777 or Geoffrey.hawke@belmontbec.com

Do you have a question that you would like to ask an IP expert and have published?
Email your IP question to marketing@ipaustralia.gov.au

WELCOME TO THE NEW FRIENDS OF BELMONT BEC

TRAVEL WITH ME
Finally a travel company has come up with an exciting new concept for the Solo Traveller and for those who want to travel in small groups with people that share similar interests. Travel with Me, an online groups travel agency, will not only link you up with other Solo Travellers but can link you into small groups of travellers who share similar interests and can offer tour options both domestically and around the world. More information www.TWMe.com.au or 08 6555 6520

LOGUE RECRUITMENT
Big boost for local industry as Logue Recruitment establishes completely ‘hands on’ agency. Director, Carol Logue an award winning Consultant with her trademark Quality and personalised services says her only agenda is to be a trusted and respected business partner to Small to Medium Enterprises (SME’s). Providing 360 degree recruitment/staffing solutions to clients across most industries. The advantages of choosing Logue Recruitment as your business partner are many; however the realistic competitive rates may be your first consideration. ‘Think Logue Recruitment as an extension of your team’. Contact Carol today on 92779320 or carol@loguerecruitment.com.au

FRIENDS OF BELMONT BEC Members are welcome to share their business opportunities.
Email: info@belmontbec.com

SAVE THE DATE

ASK AN EXPERT at BEC Sundowner on Wednesday 30 June 5pm-7pm
This is a great opportunity for you or your staff to meet local businesses, develop networks and meet our Business Experts. Venue: 150 East Riverside Bar Restaurant – 150 Great Eastern Hwy, Ascot. Booking essential click here or email events@belmontbec.com

BPW MONTHLY NETWORKING & FELLOWSHIP MONDAY, 21st JUNE
A worldwide fellowship of women “Taking action for women’s equality” – Networking 5-7pm, Guest Speaker 7-7.30pm – Members Complimentary, Guests $10, Dinner 7.30-9pm ‘A La Carte’ Menu (own cost) Venue: 150 East Riverside Bar & Restaurant. Booking Essential: events@belmontbec.com or 9479 3777 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL by 16th june.

BELMONT BEC NEXT WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
22/06/2010 Start a New Business from 10am to 12pm
22/06/2010 Pricing and costing from 12.30pm to 1.30pm
23/06/2010 Building Online Customer Base from 9.30am to 12pm
23/06/2010 TCF Forum – ASK AN EXPERT from 6pm to 8pm
24/06/2010 Social Media in Retail- WEBINAR
28/06/2010 Start a Fashion Label from 10.30am to 12.30pm
28/06/2010 Avoid Manufacturing Pitfalls (fashion) from 1pm to 3pm *NEW*
28/06/2010 Linking with retailers and agents from 3pm to 4pm
29/06/2010 Importing/Exporting from 10am to 12pm
29/06/2010 Increase your profit through your website from 12.30pm to 2.30pm
29/06/2010 IP for the fashion industry from 3pm to 5pm
29/06/2010 Managing Intellectual Assets from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
29/06/2010 ASK AN EXPERT at BEC Sundowner from 5pm to 7pm

For more workshops on www.belmontbec.com/Workshops.htm

OPPORTUNITIES

JOIN THE WINNERS!
Required for Australia’s No 1 Lottery Centre mature sales staff preferably with lotterywest training who take pride in customer service and selling various lottery products. More information contact Jenny McHugh, Here’s Luck Lottery Centre, Belmont Forum Shopping Centre or call 9277 7101

Browse the HKTDC, Trade Promotion Organisation, eMagazines for FREE
To register and get the link contact info@belmontbec.com

MY BUSINESS MAGAZINE
complimentary My Business magazines are available for Friends of Belmont BEC. This month’s issue features BUILDING BUSINESS NETWORK. 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, Where 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 at info@belmontbec.com

 

Regards,

Carol, Clarisse, Nancy, Denice, Tarra, Geoffrey

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News Update – April 2010

 

NEWS

THE GOLDEN GURUS COMMUNITY WANTS YOU
If you are aged over 50 and retired, you could become a Golden Guru and share your skills and experience to support small business owners or community organizations. To become a Golden Guru contact Geoffrey at 9479 3777 or Geoffrey.hawke@belmontbec.com

WOULD YOU LIKE A GOLDEN GURU AS A MENTOR?
A Golden Guru Mentor could help you to think through decisions, explore new ideas and see things from a different perspective. They could provide a sounding board for your ideas, hopes, goals and problems, and share their business and life experiences with you. They could help you to identify / review opportunities for business improvement, and explore strategies that could be useful in addressing barriers to business success. Contact Geoffrey at 9479 3777 or Geoffrey.hawke@belmontbec.com

53% OF SMALL BUSINESSES FIND IT HARDER TO RUN A BUSINESS THAN A YEAR AGO
BEC Australia has been surveying small businesses over the last month to ascertain their current sentiments with regard to the provision of government services and the role of local business centres. The survey will be repeated every 3 months, in order to generate reports on new and evolving trends. Participate in the 3min survey and Venezuelan contact us at info@belmontbec.com for the feedback cheap mlb jerseys results from 3000 small businesses across Australia.

THIS EDITION OF WATERMARK’S JOURNAL FEATURES
Towards a Stronger and More Efficient IP Rights System in Australia – Peer Review of Patent Applications Prior to Examination – Watermark Professional Staff Update – The Australian Innovation Patent: A “Perfect Storm” for the Enforcement of Rights – Patents and Publicly Listed Start-Up Companies – Patent Mapping for IAM Strategy and Value. Click for the latest Watermark Journal

COMMERCIALISATION AUSTRALIA GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE FOR IP COSTS
Information for researchers, entrepreneurs and innovative companies to convert ideas into successful commercial ventures and to help them through all the key processes of taking an idea from the drawing board to the marketplace. Grants are available from $50,000 up to $250,000 to assist companies to build knowledge and test their concept in the marketplace. Check out the website www.commercialisationaustralia.gov.au for details about the types of grants available and to see whether you qualify.

Do you have a question that you would like to ask an IP expert and have published?
Email your IP question to marketing@ipaustralia.gov.au

FAIR WORK FOR SMALL BUSINESS PROJECT
The COSBOA is delivering information to small businesses owners to help them understand and comply with the new Fair Work Act. Keep posted on this important topic and subscribe to the newsletter by clicking here. Contact us for foreign language brochures. Also free information for small businesses about your rights and obligations under the Fair Work Act: www.fairworkforsmallbusiness.com.au

INTERNATIONAL TRADE TRAINING – YOUR VIEWS
The Australian Institute of Export and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA provide international trade training courses for businesses in WA involved in exporting and importing.To give your feedback on the type of training that would be valuable for your business complete the short survey download here and return it to ian.whitaker@cciwa.com or Fax: 08 9365 7616. More information visit www.export.org.au and select education

PROPOSED REFORMS TO UNCONSCIONABLE CONDUCT PROVISIONS AND THE FRANCHISING CODE
More information Click here

EFIC’S ANNUAL GLOBAL READINESS INDEX (GRI) RESEARCH
How do your global plans stack up against other Australian businesses? How has the global financial crisis changed the trends and outlook for exporting and investing offshore over the last 12 months? Which offshore destinations are you targeting and why? Click here to benchmark your business by completing the GRi questionnaire

SAVE THE DATE

LAUNCHING THE DESIGNEDGE INNOVATION FESTIVAL 2010
Celebrate creativity, design technology and inventors throughout Australia through an extensive range of workshops, seminars, forums and displays. Contact workshops@belmontbec.com to receive the advance program of events

ASK AN EXPERT at BEC Sundowner – No Session this month
Due to the Official Launch of the Designedge Innovation festivals, TCF Australia Online project and Belmont Small Business Awards we will not be holding our monthly Ask an Expert Sundowner – see you on May 26th for the next event

BPW MONTHLY NETWORKING & FELLOWSHIP MONDAY, 19TH APRIL
A worldwide fellowship of women “Taking action for women’s equality” – Networking 5-7pm, Guest Speaker Heike Fowler – Panorama Coaching 7-7.30pm – Members Complimentary, Guests $10, Dinner 7.30-9pm ‘A La Carte’ Menu (own cost) Venue: 150 East Riverside Bar & Restaurant. Booking Essential: Past President Vicki Glenny at vicki.glenny@bigpond.com or 0407 817 592

BELMONT BEC NEXT WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
20/04/2010 Start a New Business from 10am to 12pm
20/04/2010 Pricing and costing from 12.30pm to 1.30pm
20/04/2010 Save time with Microsoft Outlook from 2pm to 4pm
21/04/2010 TCF Forum – ASK AN EXPERT from 6pm to 8pm
03/05/2010 Start a Fashion Label from 10.30am to 12.30pm
03/05/2010 Avoid Manufacturing Pitfalls (fashion) from 1pm to 3pm *NEW*
03/05/2010 Linking with retailers and agents from 3pm to 4pm
04/05/2010 Start a New Business from 10am to 12pm
04/05/2010 Write a Business Plan from 1pm to 3pm
04/05/2010 Convert Phone enquiries into Profits from 3.30pm to 4.30pm
05/05/2010 Website development, Online Shop and Ecommerce from 9.30am to 12pm
05/05/2010 Marketing for New Businesses from 1pm to 2pm *NEW*
05/05/2010 Read Business Financials To Improve Profitability from Recordings 2.30 to 3.30pm *NEW*
11/05/2010 Debt Collection and Credit Management from 10am to 12pm
11/05/2010 How to Write a Tender from 12:30 pm to 2pm
11/05/2010 Radically Improve Your Business Sustainability from 3pm to 4pm *NEW*
12/05/2010 Expert Content Development, SEO & Website Marketing from 9.30am to 12pm

For more workshops on www.belmontbec.com/Workshops.htm

OPPORTUNITIES

Browse the HKTDC, Trade Promotion Organisation, eMagazines for FREE
To register and get the link contact info@belmontbec.com

MY BUSINESS MAGAZINE
complimentary My Business magazines are available for Friends of Belmont BEC. This month’s issue features PLANNING FOR RETAIL PROFIT. 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 at info@belmontbec.com

 

Regards,

Carol, Clarisse, Nancy, Geoffrey, Rosemary and Denice

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News Update – February 2010

 

NEWS

BEST WISHES FOR THE YEAR OF THE TIGER
The BELMONT BEC team wishes you a prosperous New Year.

BELMONT BEC IS PART OF THE GOLDEN GURUS COMMUNITY
and can connect Golden Gurus to small businesses as Small Business Mentors. Also if you are aged 50 years and over, you could become a Golden Guru and share your skills and experience to support small business owners or community organizations. To require Business Mentoring or to become a Golden Guru contact Geoffrey at 9479 3777 or Geoffrey.hawke@belmontbec.com

SMALL BUSINESS BENCHMARKS: More ATO Benchmarks – see article
at http://www.smartcompany.com.au/tax/20100107-the-ato-s-latest-moves.html

BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF YOUR BUSINESS FINANCES WILL SET YOU UP FOR A PROFITABLE FUTURE
Money Matters for Small Business is an interactive online program designed to help you develop the financial management skills you need to tackle issues facing your business. At the completion of each topic you will have personalised information that present your finances in a straight forward way and for and for mere $95, can you afford not to enrol? Find more about the course and how to get a free trial contact Geoffrey.hawke@belmontbec.com

IP AUSTRALIA’S NEW LODGEMENT POINT IN PERTH
IP Lodgement Point, IP Australia’s new state based lodgement service, offers customers a secure way to lodge their IP documents through a select Australia Post outlet in each state. Customers wishing Doral to lodge in person can do so at the Australia Post GPO in Forrest Place in the Perth CBD. The service is available to IP Australia customers from 9am to 5pm weekdays, where lodgements and payments relating to Trade Marks, Designs and Patents will be accepted on behalf of IP Australia. Further assistance is available through our Call Centre on 1300 65 1010, via assist@ipaustralia.gov.au, or through our website www.ipaustralia.gov.au

Do you have a question that you would like to ask an IP expert and have published?
Email your IP question to marketing@ipaustralia.gov.au

START YOUR APPLICATIONS Commercialisation Australia gets ready for business
The Rudd Government is calling on the country’s innovators to start preparing their applications for assistance from Commercialisation Australia – the Government’s radical new approach to commercialising our best research. Innovators can access the checklist and other resources on the new website, www.commercialisationaustralia.gov.au

SAVE THE DATE

ASK AN EXPERT at BEC Sundowner on Wednesday 24th February 5pm-7pm
This is a great opportunity for you or your staff to meet local businesses, develop networks and meet our Business Experts. Venue: 150 East Riverside Bar Restaurant – 150 Great Eastern Hwy, Ascot. Booking essential click here or email events@belmontbec.com

HOW TO MAKE YOUR BRAND GREAT – IP Australia’s nationwide breakfast series on Thurs. 25 March
Uncover the secrets of creating and protecting a leading brand. Why are some brands more successful than others? Why do consumers choose one brand over another? How do the best brands do it? How do they protect their interests in the modern market place? Join IP Australia and Shane Radbone CEO of Wendy’s for breakfast and a keynote address about a vital issue to business — branding and intellectual property. Venue: Novotel Perth Langley. Places are limited. Cost and bookings available at www.ipaustralia.gov.au/smartstart/brands_event.htm

Business Recovery Seminars
Business and Accounting Software Solutions Expo Thursday 18 March at the Botanical Rooms, Burswood Resort Casino. To secure your place, register NOW at: www.consultingalliance.com.au

SEMINAR ON RETAIL PROPERTY: THE 2 ACTS
The seminar will explore and explain the 2 Acts. The discussion will clarify any perceived inconsistencies and answer your questions on 4th March, 2-5pm.
Venue: Level 2 Theatrette, QV 1 Building.
Speakers: Anthony Hilton, Deputy Director, ACCC (WA) and Peter Beekink, Partner, Lavan Legal
*Friends of BEC Members : $190, Non Member : $250 . Places are limited. To register, call 9426 1200 or email events.wa@propertyoz.com.au

BELMONT BEC NEXT WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
16/02/2010 Start a New Business from 10am to 12pm
16/02/2010 Pricing and costing from 12.30pm to 1.30pm
16/02/2010 IP for Fashion from 3pm to 5pm
16/02/2010 Extracting Value from Your Intellectual Assets from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
17/02/2010 TCF Forum – ASK AN EXPERT from 6pm to 8pm
22/02/2010 Start a Fashion Label from 1pm to 3pm
22/02/2010 Linking with retailers and agents from 3pm to 4pm
23/02/2010 Importing/Exporting Workshop from 10am to 12pm
23/02/2010 Increase your profit wholesale jerseys through your Website from 12.30pm to 2.30pm
24/02/2010 The Secrets to Public Speaking Confidence from 9am to 12pm
24/02/2010 BEC Sundowner – ASK AN EXPERT from 5pm to 7pm
02/03/2010 Start a New Business from 10am 2009 to 12pm
02/03/2010 Write a Business Plan from 1pm to 3pm
09/03/2010 Debt Collection and Credit Management from 10am to 12pm
09/03/2010 How to Write a Tender from 12:30 pm to 2pm
09/03/2010 Fair Work Australia from 2pm to 5pm

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

OPPORTUNITIES

WHERE WILL $10,000 TAKE YOU IN YOUR CAREER?
Submissions are now invited for the 2010 ‘City of Perth’ Convention Scholarship. The scholarship, worth $10,000 will allow you to travel to an international conference of your choice, or alternatively, to further studies in your area of interest. It’s a wonderful opportunity not only for yourself, but to also help your organisation grow. Applications for entries close on 31st March. Contact luana@pcb.com.au or 9218 2900

Browse the HKTDC, Trade Promotion Organisation, eMagazines for FREE
To register and get the link contact info@belmontbec.com

MY BUSINESS MAGAZINE
complimentary My Business magazines are available for Friends of Belmont BEC. This month’s issue features HOT BUSINESS: employment flexibility. 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 at info@belmontbec.com

 

Regards,

Carol, Clarisse, Nancy, Geoffrey, Rosemary and Denice