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News Update – November 2011

 

NEWS

Belmont Small Business Awards 2011 – Get your tickets now!

Tickets for the ‘Night of Stars’ Awards Presentation Evening, Burswood Grand Ballroom November 10th 6pm are nearly SOLD OUT!, to ensure you do not miss out book online at www.belmontbec.com/events or contact awards@belmontbec.com.

My Business Incubator – Small Business Natural Disaster Assistance Project

If you or a small business that you know has been ‘directly’ or ‘indirectly’ affected by Natural Disasters since October 2010 contact Belmont BEC as they may be eligible for Free Webinars & Free Business Support. Register online at www.mybusinessincubator.com.au.

Commonwealth Business Women

One of the outcomes of the Commonwealth Business Forum has been formation of the ‘Commonwealth Business Women’, which was initiated by the Commonwealth Business Council, BPW International and British Association of Women Entrepreneurs. This new group will assist in developing further business opportunities for women in business within 54 commonwealth countries. Further info contact carol.hanlon@belmontbec.com.

IBISWorld Reports

Market Research IBISWorld reports are available covering every industry in Australia. Contact Belmont BEC to arrange a report viewing from our Office. Visit www.ibisworld.com.au to find industry sectors, and then email support@belmontbec.com your topic of interest .

Database Update

If you have moved or changed your phone/email contact details please remember to let us know. Email us at info@belmontbec.com.

SAVE THE DATE

Networking Event: Belmont BEC Business Sundowner

Join us for Festive Season cheer at the final Belmont BEC Sundowner for 2011 on Wednesday 30th November, 5pm – 7pm. Complimentary Entry. Nibbles sponsored by 150 East Bar & Restaurant, Ascot. Book online at www.belmontbec.com/events.

Webinars

07/11/2011 Understanding Freight Logistics of Importing/Exporting

07/11/2011 Protect your Business from Disaster

08/11/2011 How to Start a Small Business

08/11/2011 Effective Credit Management & Debt Collection

08/11/2011 E-Commerce & Building Online Customer Databases

09/11/2011 Ways to Grow your Business

09/11/2011 Keeping your Customers in Difficult Times

09/11/2011 Managing your Online Presence

14/11/2011 Buying or Selling a Small Business

14/11/2011 Business Planning

15/11/2011 TCF Industry Environmental Sustainability

15/11/2011 Marketing for Small Fashion Business

15/11/2011 How to Brief your Website Developer

16/11/2011 How to Start a Small Business

16/11/2011 Marketing for Small Business

16/11/2011 Facebook

17/11/2011 Fair Work

21/11/2011 How to Start a Small Business

21/11/2011 How to write a Tender or Grant Submission

22/11/2011 Importing & Exporting

22/11/2011 Appointments

22/11/2011 Media Strategy: Using Online Tools

22/11/2011 Creating an Online Shop

23/11/2011 Pricing, Costing & Cashflow

23/11/2011 Blogging

24/11/2011 Starting a Fashion Label

24/11/2011 Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls

24/11/2011 Linking with Retailers and Agents

28/11/2011 How to Start a Small Business

29/11/2011 SEO & Google Adwords

30/11/2011 Protect your Business from Disaster

30/11/2011 Social Media: LinkedIn/Twitter

For a full list of upcoming events in November visit www.belmontbec.com/calendar or contact us on 08 9479 3777

All Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage. For further information about upcoming webinars and networking events please contact Kaitlyn at info@belmontbec.com.

OPPORTUNITIES

Would you like a free website?

With your own website, you can help new and existing customers better understand what your business has to offer. As a partner of the Getting Aussie Business Online movement to help small businesses get online, contact us at info@belmontbec.com to get find out how you could get a free website.

Have you submitted your EMDG application?

The 30 November 2011 application deadline for the 2010-11 round of Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) is fast approaching. Contact info@belmontbec.com for further details.

Innovation Vouchers Program – Applications Open Soon!

Are you a SME with a great idea? Innovation Centre WA has up to $20,000 to access professional skills, services or knowledge that will enable you to advance your idea or commercial activity in WA. Applications open November 4. Contact info@belmontbec.com for further information.

Festival of Christmas Night Markets – Call for Stall Holders

On Friday 9-16 December Perth Cultural Centre & William St will also showcase a vast range of beautiful designs and Christmas gift ideas from local designers and retailers. On William is curating a selection of market stalls with a local artist/designer focus, offering affordable stalls which will trade Fridays 5 – 10pm. further info please contact info@belmontbec.com.

Free Accountancy and Legal Services

You may be eligible for Legal or Accounting advice for your business. Contact info@belmontbec.com.

 

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News Update – March 2011

 

NEWS

My Business Incubator – Small Business Natural Disaster Assistance Project
Small Business Minister, Senator the Hon Nick Sherry, recently launched the ‘My business incubator ONLINE Natural Disaster Assistance Project’ at the Belmont Business Enterprise Centre (BEC). If you or a small business that you know has been ‘directly’ or ‘indirectly’ affected by Natural Disasters since October 2010 contact us to find out if you may be eligible for Free Webinars & Online Mentoring. Register your business details at www.mybusinessincubator.com.au

Belmont Small Business Awards 2011 – Let Your Business Shine Brightly
Applications for the Belmont Small Business Awards 2011 are now open. Businesses wishing to enter the awards can access weekly information sessions aimed to assist entrants with their submissions, to arrange assistance with your entry from one of our business advisors. Download application at www.belmontbec.com/awards2011 or contact adwards@belmontbec.com

Scam Net Alert
WA Department of Commerce is warning all Western Australian Businesses and residents to be vigilant of unsolicited phone calls offering grants or refunds. You could be the target of an international advance fee fraud. Further information at www.commerce.wa.gov.au

Choosing the right Business Name
Business owners and those starting out in business can avoid the possible costly mistake of choosing a name that is already trade marked by accessing the Australian Government’s new trade mark search tool, TM Check. Find TM Check online at http://pericles.ipaustralia.gov.au/ols/tmcheck/

Helping Business Change to meet a Low Carbon Future
Clean Energy Future will support Australian jobs by assisting businesses to transform industries to prosper in a low carbon economy. Information on portfolio initiatives under the Clean Energy Future strategy at www.innovation.gov.au/cleanenergyfuture

TCF ORMOC Village Sewing Centres – 3rd COLLECTION – LAST CHANCE TO DONATE OBSOLETE STOCK
Container is closing August 20th – donate sewing machines, overlockers, textiles, off cuts, buttons, zips, threads or anything that can assist in the growth of the 29 sewing centres in Ormoc, Philippines –drop items at TCFWA/Belmont BEC, 7 Fairbrother St, Belmont. Send queries to info@tcfwa.com

Belmont Community Bank Now Accepting Pledges
Excitement has been building at the prospect of a new Community Bank® branch being planned. For more information on how to pledge or join our Steering Committee share in a community bank visit www.belmontcommunity.com.au or email carol.hanlon@belmontbec.com

Become a friend of Belmont BEC
Friends of Belmont BEC are welcome to forward events, articles or information to be considered for our Belmont BEC newsletters contact info@belmontbec.com
Would you like to be a speaker at our workshops?
Belmont BEC is always looking for speakers for new topics for workshops and webinars. If you would like to share your knowledge and become a Speaker at our centre, contact info@belmontbec.com.

SAVE THE DATE

Networking Event: Belmont BEC Business Sundowner

Join us at the Belmont BEC Sundowner Wednesday 31 August, 5pm – 7pm. Complimentary Entry. Nibbles sponsored by 150 East Bar & Restaurant, Ascot. Book online at www.belmontbec.com/events

Webinars
09/08/11 Marketing for Small Fashion Business
09/08/11 How to Start a Small Business
09/08/11 Effective Credit Management & Debt Collection
09/08/11 Open Source Software
10/08/11 Google Tools
15/08/11 Marketing for Small Business
15/08/11 Ways to Grow your Business
16/08/11 SEO & Google Adwords
17/08/11 How to write a Tender or Grant Submission
17/08/11 Make Customer Service your Competitive Edge
17/08/11 Create an IT Plan for your Business
18/08/11 Starting a Fashion Label
18/08/11 Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls
18/08/11 Linking with Retailers and Agents
18/08/11 Intellectual Property
22/08/11 How to Start a Small Business
23/08/11 Importing & Exporting
23/08/11 Media Strategy : Using Online Tools
23/08/11 How to Brief your Website Developer
24/08/11 Business Planning
24/08/11 Pricing, Costing & Cashflow
24/08/11 Blogging
25/08/11 Recruit & Retain the Right Employees
29/08/11 Importing & Exporting Explained
30/08/11 Creating an Online Shop
31/08/11 Email Marketing Campaign

Belmont Small Business Awards Information Sessions
08/08/11 BSBA Informaiton Session
11/08/11 BSBA Informaiton Session
15/08/11 BSBA Informaiton Session
18/08/11 BSBA Informaiton Session
22/08/11 BSBA Informaiton Session
25/08/11 BSBA Informaiton Session

For a full list of upcoming events in August visit www.belmontbec.com/workshops or contact us on (08) 9479 3777.

All Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage. For further information about upcoming webinars and networking events please contact Kaitlyn at info@belmontbec.com

Database Update
If you have moved or changed your phone/email contact details please remember to let us know. Email us at info@belmontbec.com

OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsorship Opportunities – 3rd International Fashion Incubator Conference, 11-13 Sept, Perth
Sponsorship opportunities starting at only $500 for international exposure. Please view www.fashionincubators.com/sponsorship or contact Clarisse for further information.

Would you like a free website?
With your own website, you can help new and existing customers better understand what your business has to offer. As a partner of the Getting Aussie Business Online movement to help small businesses get online, contact us at info@belmontbec.com to get find out how you could get a free website.

Company Directors Course Scholarship
WA Department for Communities is offering scholarships for Western Australian Women to undertake the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Company Directors Course (CDC). Women interested in participating on government boards and 2004 committees are invited to apply for the Scholarships. Contact info@belmontbec.com for further information.

Business Mission to Southern Europe, September 10–23, 2011
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Western Australia is calling for expressions of interest to take part in its inaugural Business Mission to Southern Europe in September 2011, visiting Macedonia, Croatia and Italy. The aim of this mission is to explore business opportunities in South East Europe utilising relationships CCI has developed with various businesses, government agencies and Chambers of Commerce in this region. Contact Clarisse for more information.

Free Accountancy and Legal Services
You may be eligible for Legal or Accounting advice for your business. Contact info@belmontbec.com

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 or email us for the link for online eMagazine from My Business.

Would you like to be a Speaker at our Workshops?
Belmont BEC is always looking for speakers for new topics for workshops and webinars. If you would like to share your knowledge and become a Speaker at our centre, contact info@belmontbec.com

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, displays etc. The room seats 20 persons and is fully equipped. For further information, charges, booking forms etc.email workshops@belmontbec.com

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News Update – July 2011

 

NEWS

Belmont Small Business Awards 2011 – Let Your Business Shine Brightly
Applications for the Belmont Small Business Awards 2011 are now open. Businesses wishing to enter the awards can access weekly information sessions aimed to assist entrants with their submissions or contact Belmont BEC on 9479 3777 or email awards@belmontbec.com to arrange assistance with your entry from one of our business advisors.

STUDY THE ATO’s HIT LIST
Every year the Australian Taxation Office releases its Compliance Guide, which enables entrepreneurs to understand what the Tax Office is concerned about and what they intend to check. If you would like more information, contact Geoffrey at Belmont BEC on 9479 3777.

TAX OFFICE WARNING ON SCAMS
Tax Commissioner Michael D’Ascenzo has recently warned the community to be alert to tax related scams in during cheap nba jerseys tax time. Recent scams have included phone calls, letters, text messages, emails, bogus websites and even false job advertisements to trick you into providing your personal details and pay money. You can also report suspected email scams to the ATO by forwarding the email to ReportEmailFraud@ato.gov.au.

IS YOUR BUSINESS ACROSS IR CHANGES?
There is a raft of new legislation changes that will impact small and medium enterprises during 2011/2012. Changes have occurred in regards to paid parental leave, minimum wages, the flood levy, Director penalty notices, trusts, occupational health & safety, executive pay, exit fees, water and electricity, NFP taxation, and R&D legislation. Contact Geoffrey at 9479 3777 Duis for more information.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY
Have you achieved market success through the use of your trade mark, invention and/or unique design? If so, IP Australia is looking for success stories to promote through its media kits, website, publications and editorials. If you have an interesting story to tell contact Clarisse.

NEW SCHOOL-AGED WORKER RULES
From 1st July 2011, small business retailers employing school-aged students under the Federal Award system will have the opportunity to roster students on 1.5 hour minimum shifts (formerly 3 hours), but only where longer periods of employment are not possible. Business employers need to be sure they are staying within the rules. Further information contact info@belmontbec.com.

LONELY PLANET ENCOURAGES BUSINESS TO GO TO IP
As part of World Intellectual Property Day 2011 celebration this year Tony Wheeler, founder of Lonely Planet was invited to talk with small business about the importance of IP protection and the way strategic use of IP can help to build a global brand. To view his thoughts, log onto www.youtube.com/watch/?v=Fx2rOxA_NOQ.

TCF ORMOC VILLAGE SEWING CENTRES – 3rd COLLECTION NOW ON!
If you have sewing machines, overlockers, textiles, off cuts, buttons, zips, threads or anything that can assist in the growth of the 29 sewing centres in Ormoc, Philippines – please drop items at TCFWA/Belmont BEC, 7 Fairbrother St, Belmont 6104 or email info@belmontbec.com.

BELMONT COMMUNITY BANK NOW ACCEPTING PLEDGES
Excitement has been building at the prospect of a new Community Bank® branch opening. For more information on how to pledge to have a share in a community bank visit www.belmontcommunity.com.au or contact carol.hanlon@belmontbec.com.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A SPEAKER AT OUR WORKSHOPS?
Belmont BEC is always looking for speakers for new topics for workshops and webinars. If you would like to share your knowledge and become a Speaker at our centre, contact info@belmontbec.com.

SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS

WELCOME TO NEW FRIENDS OF BELMONT BEC: PERTH SOUTH TELSTRA BUSINESS CENTRE (BELMONT, WA)

Businesses now have access to Business Class since Telstra opened its doors of a new Telstra Business Centre on May 30th. The Telstra Business Centre provides small business in the Perth Southern region with access to a range of market-leading technologies and services specifically designed to cater to business customers. For more information about this business, contact Clarisse.

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

SAVE THE DATE

NETWORKING EVENT: Belmont BEC Business Sundowners
The next Belmont BEC Sundowner will be on the Wednesday 27th July from 5pm – 7pm. Complimentary Entry. Nibbles sponsored by 150 East Bar & Restaurant, Ascot. Register online.

WORKSHOPS
20-Jul How to Start a Small Business 10am-11am

WEBINARS
18-Jul Grow Your Business the Best Way 10am-11am
18-Jul Marketing for Small Business 3pm-4pm
19-Jul Using Online Tools 4pm-5pm
20-Jul Create an IT Plan for your Business 5pm-6pm
21-Jul Starting a Fashion Label 10am-11am
21-Jul Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls 11.30-12.30pm
21-Jul Linking with Retailers and Agents 1pm-2pm
21-Jul BSBA Info Session 3pm-3.30pm
21-Jul Working with a Web Developer 3pm-4pm
25-Jul Customer Service 3pm-4pm
26-Jul Importing & Exporting 9.30am-10.30am
27-Jul How to Start a Small Business 10am-11am
27-Jul How to write a Tender or Grant Submission 3pm-4pm
27-Jul Managing Online Presence 5pm-6pm
28-Jul Fair Work 1pm-2pm
28-Jul BSBA Info Session 3pm-3.30pm
28-Jul Email Marketing 3pm-4pm

BELMONT SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS INFORMATION SESSIONS
14-Jul 3pm-3.30pm
21-Jul 3pm-3.30pm
28-Jul 3pm-3.30pm

For a full list of upcoming event in July visit www.belmontbec.com/workshops or contact us on (08) 9479 3777.

All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage. All Workshops and Events unless otherwise stated are scheduled to take place at 7 Fairbrother Street, Belmont WA 6104.

OPPORTUNITIES

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES – 3rd INTERNATIONAL FASHION INCUBATOR CONFERENCE, 11-13 SEPT, PERTH
Sponsorship opportunities starting at only $500 for international exposure. Please view www.fashionincubators.com/sponsorship or contact Clarisse for further information.

FREE ACCOUNTANCY AND LEGAL SERVICES
You may be eligible for One Hour Legal or Accounting support for your business. Contact support@belmontbec.com.

JOB – WEB DESIGNER
Supporter of Belmont BEC, Fortix are looking for a talented Web Designer who can create amazing designs for their clients with Business Catalyst experience. Contact Clarisse for more information.

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.

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 forms etc, send an email to workshops@belmontbec.com.

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News Update – May 2011

 

NEWS

LAST 60 DAYS TO GET FREE WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING AND SUPPORT under the TCF Australia Online Training & Mentoring Project.
To view the extensive range of topics on offer visit www.tcfaustralia.com/workshops or register your interest to info@tcfaustralia.com

BELMONT BUSINESS AWARDS and DESIGNEDGE INNOVATION FESTIVAL LAUNCH ON APRIL 20TH
18th Belmont Small Business Awards – visit www.belmontbec.com/awards2011 to get your entry form.
2011 designedge Innovation Festival – visit www.belmontbec.com/2011innovation to view 75 festival events on offer.

NETWORKING EVENTS
The next Belmont BEC Sundowner will be on the 25th May from 5pm – 7pm. Complimentary Entry. Nibbles sponsored by 150 East Bar & Restaurant, Ascot. Register online at www.belmontbec.com/events

FREE ACCOUNTANCY AND LEGAL SERVICES
You may be eligible for One Hou rLegal or Accounting support for your business contact support@belmontbec.com

CITY OF PERTH GRANT

The City of Perth is offering cash grants of between $500 and $2,000 to small businesses for the 2010/11 financial year. The grants may be used to assist with business startup or expansion, buying equipment or for other business related projects. Applications are accepted until the 30th of June 2011. Please contact us at support@belmontbec.com for more info.

LIKE TO BE A SPEAKER AT OUR WORKSHOP
BBEC is always looking for speakers 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 info@belmontbec.com.

SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS

BELMONT COMMUNITY BANK NOW ACCEPTING PLEDGES
Excitement has been building at the prospect of a new Community Bank® branch opening. For more information on how to pledge to have a share in a community bank visit www.belmontcommunity.com.au or contact carol.hanlon@belmontbec.com

TCF ORMOC VILLAGE SEWING CENTRES – 3rd COLLECTION NOW ON!
Clean out your old stock before June 30th! If you have sewing machines, overlockers, textiles, offcuts, buttons, zips, threads or anything that can assist in the growth of the 29 sewing centres in Ormoc, Philippines – please drop items at TCFWA/Belmont BEC, 7 Fairbrother St, Belmont 6104 or email info@belmontbec.com

FRIENDS OF BELMONT BEC
Members are welcome to share their business opportunities in our next newsletter. Email info@belmontbec.com

SAVE THE DATE

BELMONT BEC WORKSHOPS & WEBINARS
May 03 – How to Start Importing Exporting Webinar
May 04 – Open Source Software Webinar**
May 04 – Pricing & Costing Workshop*
May 04 – Social Media – Facebook Webinar**
May 05 – Starting a New Business Workshop
May 05 – Business Planning Workshop
May 10 – Improve your Cash Flow Webinar
May 10 – ICFI Information Forum
May 10 – Convert Phone Enquiries into Profits
May 10 – Cloud Computing Webinar**
May 11 – Local Marketing of your Website Workshop**
May 11 – Starting a New Business Webinar*
May 11 – Submitting Tenders Webinar
May 11 – Marketing for Small Business Webinar
May 11 – Social Media – LinkedIn Webinar**
May 12 – Start a Fashion Label Webinar
May 12 – Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls Webinar
May 12 – Linking with Retailers & Agents Webinar
May 13 – Belmont Clothes Library
May 13 – TCF Global Sewing Projects
May 13 – Sourcing Databases & Offshore Linkages**
May 13 – E-Commerce & Grow sales as a Retailer Webinar**
May 16 – BPW Belmont Networking & Dinner
May 17 – Starting a New Business Workshop*
May 17 – Climate & Energy Security
May 17 – Dealing with the Climate Change Debate
May 17 – How to Brief your Website Developer**
May 18 – Online Marketing Workshop**
May 18 – Marketing for Small Fashion Business Webinar
May 18 – Pricing & Costing Webinar
May 18 – Business Planning Webinar
May 18 – Market your Message from the Stage Workshop
May 18 – TCF ‘Ask an Expert’ Forum

For a full list of upcoming event in May click to view our Designedge brochure as part of theDesignedge Innovation Festival.

* The Workshops and Webinars indicated with a (*) are Complimentary for current members of
Friends of Belmont BEC or TCF WA.

** The Workshops and Webinars indicated with a (**) are part of the TCF Australia Online Training & Mentoring Project and are available for free to small businesses less than 20 Employees who have a current ABN.

For more information on workshops and webinars visit www.belmontbec.com/workshops or contact us on (08) 9479 3777.

OPPORTUNITIES

IBISWold REPORTS New reports available now
“The Advent of new-Age Advertising” and “Australian businesses thriving in the internet age”. The reports cannot be printed or downloaded, only viewed at the Belmont BEC office. For access to this report contact info@belmontbec.com

ARE YOU A SOLE TRADER OR PARTNERSHIP CURRENTLY IN THE FEDERAL SYSTEM?
Wageline is a free and impartial service, which provides information on employment rights and obligations to employers and employees. From 27th of March 2011 there have been some important changes, contact support@belmontbec.com to find out if the changes affect your business.

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.

FIRST TIME BUYERS TO HONG KONG FASHION WEEK, JULY
You wholesale jerseys may be eligible for up to 3 nights free accommodation in the Belmont BEC Buying Mission.
Contact info@belmontbec.com

SPONSORED AIRFARE AND ACCOMMODATION TO INDIA INTERNATIONAL GARMENT FAIR
Established retailers, designers, importers can register their interest to be eligible to attend IIGF, New Delhi in July email info@belmontbec.com

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES – 3rd INTERNATIONAL FASHION INCUBATOR CONFERENCE, 11-13 SEPT, PERTH
Please view www.fashionincubators.com for further information

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 2010 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 forms 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 contact info@belmontbec.com

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News Update – March 2011

 

NEWS

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 theTCF Australia Online Project Form and email to info@tcfaustralia.com

More info, contact info@belmontbec.com

 

ATO TO SHINE SPOTLIGHT ON SMALL BUSINESS RECORD-KEEPING

The ATO’s new benchmarking process (which sets out average income and other benchmarks for 100 industries) means that, for small businesses, the detail and the quality of taxpayers’ record-keeping is about to take the spotlight. For more information contact Geoffrey at Geoffrey.hawke@belmontbec.comor 9479 3777

FREE ACCOUNTANCY AND LEGAL SERVICES

Get a 30 mins appointment for free: contact Geoffrey at support@belmontbec.comor 9479 3777

SPECIAL REPORT: ‘IBISWorld Analyses The Economic Impact of the Queensland Floods’

Following what’s being called “the worst natural disaster in our history”, business information analysts IBISWorld have reported on the industries that will be hardest hit by the Queensland floods, as well as those that will lead the charge to turn things around. Clients of Belmont BEC may view the industry report . The report cannot however be printed or downloaded, only viewed at the Belmont BEC office. For access to this report please contact info@belmontbec.com

ACCC EDUCATION: DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE ENTERING INTO A FRANCHISE

In the new year, many people may look to purchase a franchise. When purchasing any kind of business, it is important to perform due diligence before making a purchase decision. In order to help prospective franchisees understand their rights and obligations in relation to a franchise, the ACCC has funded a free online education program. For more information, please contact info@belmontbec.com

3 NEW LAWS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

The new year brought with it legislative changes ALFREDO that affect consumer rights, pay rates and parental leave. To make sure you’re up-to date with the latest changes, contact info@belmontbec.comfor further information.

BEWARE OF EMAIL AND SMS SCAMS

Unfortunately recent natural disasters have shown how quickly email and SMS scams canl be generated to try and capitalise on people’s willingness to donate money to victims. After the Queensland and Carnarvon floods and the Lake Clifton bushfires, came a bogus SMS declaring: “Centrelink has processed your Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment. Payment will be made to your account within 48 hours”. Government organisations will never randomly phone or send text messages to initiate a benefit claim. For more information view www.commerce.wa.gov.au/ConsumerProtection/scamnet

 

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

 

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

 

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

Spotlight on Business

BELMONT COMMUNITY BANK NOW ACCEPTING PLEDGES

Excitement has been building in Belmont at the prospect of a Community Bank® branch opening. The Community Bank® concept was developed by Bendigo Bank to provide communities withthe certainty that banking services and access to funding brings. For more information and to pledge your support visit www.belmontcommunity.com.au or please contact carol.hanlon@belmontbec.com

 

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

 

SAVE THE DATE

ASK AN EXPERT at BEC Sundowner on Wednesday 30 March 5pm-7pm

This is a great opportunity cheap jerseys 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 hereor email events@belmontbec.com

 

International Women’s Day Event 8th March 12 noon to 2pm – Nearly Sold Out!!

Belmont BEC, TCFWA, Belmont BPW , 150 East Riverside Bar Restaurant and the City of Belmont supported by Department of Communities are hosting an International Women’s Day lunch on the 8th of March at the Belmont Civic Centre between 12 noon and 2pm. Tickets $20. For more information email events@belmontbec.com

 

BELMONT BEC WORKSHOPS & WEBINARS

01/03/2011 How to Brief Your Website Developer Webinar from 4pm to 5pm **

02/03/2011 Mobile Web Marketing Strategy Workshop from 9.30am to 12pm FREE

08/03/2011 How To Start Importing or Exporting Workshop from 10am to 12pm $20 *

08/03/2011 Blogging Webinar from 4pm to 5pm WST**

09/03/2011 Website Development and Online Shops Workshop from 9.30am to 12pm **

09/03/2011 SEO & Google Ad Words Webinar from 5pm to 6pm **

10/03/2011 Start A Fashion Label Webinar from 10am to 11am $40

10/03/2011 Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls Webinar from 11.30am to 12.30pm $20

10/03/2011 Linking With Retailers & Agents Webinar from 1pm to 2pm $20

15/03/2011 Starting A New Business Workshop from 10am to 12pm $20 *

15/03/2011 How To Write Your Business Plan Workshop from 1pm to 3pm $30

15/03/2011 e-Commerce & Building Online Customer Bases Webinar from 4pm to 5pm **

16/03/2011 SEO Content and Website Marketing Workshop from 9.30am to 12pm FREE

16/03/2011 How to Start YourNew Business Webinar from 1pm to 2pm * $20

16/03/2011 Pricing and Costing Webinar from 2.30pm to 3.30pm $30

10/03/2011 Linking With Retailers & Agents Webinar from 1pm to 2pm $20

21/03/2011 Starting A Fashion Label Workshop from 9.30am to 11.30am $40

21/03/2011 Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls Workshop from 12pm to 2pm $20

21/03/2011 Linking With Retailers & Agents Workshop from 2pm to 3pm $20

21/03/2011 Fashion IP – Protect Your Intellectual Property Workshop from 3pm to 5pm $20

22/03/2011 Credit Management and Debt Collection Workshop from 10am to 12pm $20

22/03/2011 Open Source Software: How 2009 it Can wholesale jerseys Help Your Business Webinar from 4.00pm to 5.00pm *

23/03/2011 Mechanical Aspects of Online Marketing Workshop from 9.30am to 12pm FREE

23/03/2011 How To Build Rapport and Connect with The Audience Webinar from 11am to 12pm $30

23/03/2011 Business Planning Webinar from 1pm to 2pm $30

29/03/2011 Cloud Computing Webinar from 4pm to 5pm **

 

16/03/2011 TCF Forum – ASK AN EXPERT from 6pm to 8pm, Hyatt Regency, Perth FREE

 

* The Workshops and Webinars indicated with a (*) are Complimentary for current members of Friends of Belmont BEC or TCF WA

** The Workshops and Webinars indicated with a (**) are part of the TCF Australia Online Training & Mentoring Project and are available for free to small businesses less than 20 Employees who have a current ABN

For more workshops on www.belmontbec.com

OPPORTUNITIES

2011 MYSTICAL LOTUS FASHION SHOW: FABRIC OF THE EARTH, SATURDAY 26th MARCH 3pm to 5pm

Mystical Lotus is a voluntary charity and will be hosting a Fashion Show fundraiser to support Down Syndrome WA’s Aim High Program. Models will showcase outfits crafted out of traditional sarees sourced from India and kindly donated to Mystical Lotus by Here’s Luck Lottery Centre. Carol Hanlon will be guest of honour. For more information contact asha.mystical.lotus@gmail.com

 

FUNDBREAK

Whether you are a part-time photographer, or an inspiring xylophone musician, Fundbreak provides a capable platform in helping to source funds. For more information: http://www.fundbreak.com.au/beta/index.php/blog/article/index/3

 

PRIME SOURCE FORUM 2011, HONG KONG 30th MARCH to 1st APRIL 2011

The Prime Source Forum brings together Senior Management from across the globe to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing manufacturers, suppliers and retailers involved in the production and sale of garments/textiles. To discuss sponsorship opportunities, contact carol.hanlon@belmontbec.com

 

HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL PRINTING & PACKAGING FAIR, 27th of APRIL to 30th of APRIL 2011 – hotel sponsorship available

This event is organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in partnership with CIEC Exhibition Company (HK) Limited. The event will be held at the AsiaWorld-Expo.For more information please 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, 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 Review or information to be considered for our Belmont BEC newsletters please email info@belmontbec.com

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News Update – February 2011

 

NEWS

ATO TO SHINE SPOTLIGHT ON SMALL BUSINESS RECORD-KEEPING
The ATO’s new benchmarking process (which sets out average income and other benchmarks for 100 industries) means that, for small businesses, the detail and the quality of taxpayers’ record-keeping is about to take the spotlight. For more information contact Geoffrey at Geoffrey.hawke@belmontbec.com or 9479 3777

FREE ACCOUNTANCY AND LEGAL SERVICES
Get a 30 mins appointment for free: contact Geoffrey at support@belmontbec.com or 9479 3777

SPECIAL REPORT: ‘IBISWorld Analyses The Economic Impact of the Queensland Floods’
Following what’s being called “the worst natural disaster in our history”, business information analysts IBISWorld have reported on the industries that will be hardest hit by the Queensland floods, as well as those that will lead the charge to turn things around. Clients of Belmont BEC may view the industry report . The report cannot however be printed or downloaded, only viewed at the Belmont BEC office. For access to this report please contact info@belmontbec.com

ACCC EDUCATION: DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE ENTERING INTO A FRANCHISE
In the new year, many people may look to purchase a franchise. When purchasing any kind of business, it is important to perform due diligence before making a purchase decision. In order to help prospective franchisees understand their rights and obligations in relation to a franchise, the ACCC has funded a free online education program. For more information, please contact info@belmontbec.com

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

THE GOLDEN GURUS COMMUNITYWANTS 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

SAVE THE DATE

ASK AN EXPERT at BEC Sundowner on Wednesday 23 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. Email events@belmontbec.com

International Women’s Day Event 8th March 12 noon to 2pm
Belmont BEC, TCFWA, Belmont BPW and the City of Belmont supported by Department of Communities are hosting an International Women’s Day lunch on the 8th of March at the Belmont Civic Centre between 12 noon and 2pm. Tickets $20. For more information email events@belmontbec.com

BELMONT BEC WORKSHOPS & WEBINARS
01/02/2011 Starting a New Business Workshop from 10am to 12pm*
01/02/2011 Pricing and costing Workshop from 1pm to 2.30pm
01/02/2011 How to Brief Your Website Developer Webinar from 4pm to 5pm WST**
02/02/2011 Website Development and Online Shops Workshop from 9.30am to 12.30pm**
02/02/2011 Writing Your Business Plan Webinar from 1pm to 2pm WST
02/02/2011 Email Marketing Campaigns Webinar from 5pm to 6pm WST**
08/02/2011 How to Start Importing or Exporting Workshop from 10am to 12pm*
08/02/2011 How to Write a Business Plan Workshop from 1pm to 3pm
08/02/2011 SEO & Google Ad Words Webinar from 4pm to 5pm WST**
08/02/2011 How to Start Your Business Webinar from 6pm to 7pm WST*
09/02/2011 SEO Content and Website Marketing Workshop from 9.30am to 12pm**
09/02/2011 Pricing and Costing Webinar from 1pm to 2pm WST
09/02/2011 Twitter Webinar from 5pm to 6pm WST*
16/01/2011 TCF Forum – ASK AN EXPERT from 6pm to 8pm
23/01/2011 ASK AN EXPERT at BEC Sundowner from 5pm to 7pm

* The Workshops and Webinars indicated with a (*) are Complimentary for current members of Friends of Belmont BEC or TCF WA
** The Workshops and Webinars indicated with a (**) are part of the TCF Australia Online Training & Mentoring Project and are available for free to small businesses less than 20 Employees who have a current ABN
For more workshops on www.belmontbec.com/Workshops.htm

OPPORTUNITIES

WA YOUTH AWARDS 2011
The WA Youth Awards were established in 1999 and recognise Western Australians aged 12 to 25 years for their achievements and contributions to the community. Entries close at 5.00pm on Friday 18th of February. Contact info@belmontbec.com

WA WOMEN’s YOUTH AWARDS 2011
Do you know someone that inspires you, some one that has made a difference not only to you but those around them, do you feel they deserve recognition for their contribution to the community and for inspiring others as a role model and leader.
If you do please take some time out to nominate this deserving person for the Hall of Fame at www.powerof100.com.au, where 100 women who have made a difference in the WA community will be recognised and awarded for their achievements and contributions. The closing date is the 25th February 2011.

FUNDBREAK
Whether you are a part-time photographer, or an inspiring xylophone musician, Fundbreak provides a capable platform in helping to source funds. For more information: http://www.fundbreak.com.au/beta/index.php/blog/article/index/3

HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY SHOW 2011 – Accommodation Sponsorship Available for 3rd to 8th March
In 2010, this very popular show housed over 2,670 exhibitors from over 44 countries and regions, and attracted the attendance of more than 32,000 international buyers. For more information, please contact info@tcfwa.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.

POSITION AVAILABLE at TCFWA / BELMONT BEC – Volunteer Co-ordinator
Do you have skills in websites, administration, data management and managing people? Would you like to be involved with two exciting non-profit community organisations assisting small businesses? A background in small business and/or fashion industry an advantage. PART TIME OR FULL TIME Please send your resume to carol.hanlon@tcfwa.com

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 wholesale mlb jerseys 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 info@belmontbec.com

 

Regards
Carol H, Clarisse, Carol W, Denice, Geoffrey, Marg, Kaitlyn and team