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News Update – December 2014

 
 
Season’s Greetings from all at Belmont BEC

From Carol, Geoffrey, Jeya, Dennis, Katherine, Ehsan, Miss Poppy & Volunteers

Patrons, Chair & Committee Belmont Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc. (BBEC):

Louise, Ben, Cassie, Jasmyn, Shirley, Anne, Sel, Jules, Lisa, Irving

Illustration: Boab tree in West Kimberley, Western Australia

Belmont BEC Offices will be closed

from Friday 19th December 2014 to Monday 5th of January 2015

Your Office Christmas Parties – On and Off Premises and FBT

Like to know the rules about your staff Christmas Functions? Contact us for the full article.

How to protect your IP assets and Copyright infringement is on the rise

Rip-offs: Aussie businesses “day to day” battle with copycats

Contact us for the full article by Cara Waters, Smart Company

Attend our webinar on How to Licence your Trademarks and Designs www.belmontbec.com/webinars

Latest News from ACCC

From 1 January 2015, the current Franchising Code of Conduct will be repealed and replaced with a new Code which will apply to all franchise systems operating in Australia.

For example, while many provisions of the current Code will remain, some of the changes the new Franchising Code will bring include:

· introducing an obligation for parties to act in good faith in their dealings with one another

· introducing financial penalties and infringement notices for serious breaches of the Code

· requiring franchisors to provide prospective franchisees with a short information sheet outlining the risks and rewards of franchising

· requiring franchisors to provide greater transparency in the use of, and accounting for, marketing funds. Further info visit www.accc.gov.au

1001 Business Tips from 101™ Entrepreneurs

Like To Share Your Business Tips?

Like to be featured in our new book series?

Share insights learnt through running your own business

More Information

 

 

Grants available for your business

Visit www.business.gov.au/GrantFinder/GrantFinder.aspx Learn tips of applying for Grant Submission and Tenders – book our online webinar or recording www.belmontbec.com/webinars Belmont BEC Members can apply for a Free Voucher.

Friends of Belmont BEC

Welcome to our latest Friends of Belmont BEC Member Arun Annadurai.

You are invited to join Friends of Belmont BEC and receive opportunities for you and your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible. www.belmontbec.com/membership

Belmont Business ‘Ask An Expert’ Sundowner, Wednesday, 28 January, 5-7pm

(Note: No Business Sundowner will be held in December). January 28th – Keynote Speaker, Angie Spiteri – Save Time & Money in your Business in 2015 by managing your time and control others wasting your time. Build your business relationships and make new networks! Meet our team of business experts on Websites, IT Management, Energy Efficiency, Business Analysis, Accounting and Bookkeeping. Venue: Function Room, The Belmont, 174 Wright St. Belmont. Free Entry, Nibbles sponsored by The Belmont, Drinks at Bar Prices, 5pm-7pm, Door Prizes. Bookings Essential: www.belmontbec.com/events

ONLINE Business Advisors, Mentors, Coaching available

Starting a Business, business management; Business Planning, financial specialist; Marketing and promoting your business; Strategic planning, global supply chains and opportunities;

Contact us for bookings and rates.

Trends @ MY Green Incubator

Monthly Energy Tip

Make a plan to be energy efficient every month of the year with our monthly energy-saving tips.

DECEMBER

Drive Smarter: Avoid speeding, rapid acceleration, and rapid breaking to lower gas mileage by 33% (at highway speeds). Drivers can save litres of fuel or nearly $1000, by driving sensibly on the highway – www.tcfaustralia.com/energyproject

Save $$ Money – Reduce energy usage in your business

Join our free Solar Energy Webinar or request a Recording or Fact Sheet.

Like to speak to our Solar Mentor Expert? Register: www.tcfaustralia.com/tcfaenergyform

View all FREE Energy Efficiency Topics www.tcfaustralia.com/energyproject

Tips from Computer Consultants Professionals

Would you know if your staff deleted some of your files?

There is a (FREE) program that tells you when one of your files is deleted. Run it and the next time it happens you can catch the culprit, quickly!

Website Tips from FX Digital

How Many Website Visitors Will I Need to Generate $100,000?

Set realistic online goals and then use website design, conversion rate optimization and content marketing to make it happen. Read more

NEWS

Short-term Office Hire, Meeting and Training Roomavailable in Belmont – Contact us

Access to IBISWorld Industry Business Forecast Reports IBISWorld – industry research & forecast reports on over 500 industries, Belmont BEC members can view IBIS reports at no cost at our office. (IBIS reports valued at $1,295) Contact us

Business Skills ‘Live’ & ‘On Demand’ Sessions

Live and Recorded Webinars for Online – Anytime – Fast Track your Training

www.belmontbec.com/webinars

Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – contact us

Pricing, Costing & Cash Flow

Preparing a Business for Sale

Writing Your Business Plan

*Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business

How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission

Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing

Importing & Exporting

* Webinar Recordings marked* are FREE to attend.

* Special Offer to Friends of Belmont BEC Members– one free webinar in December valued at $30 – email workshops@belmontbec.com

To book for upcoming events visit www.belmontbec.com/calendar or contact us on 61 8 9479 3777.

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News Update – November 2014

 
 
 
Belmont BEC News update

November, 2014

Hi Info,

 

Congratulations to our 2014 Award Winners!

 

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of the 2014 Belmont Small Business Awards. More than 25 awards were presented to entrants of the awards, and winners were showcased at the ‘Night of Stars Event’ on 31st of October 2014.

· MOST CREATIVE AWARD– Accesso-Ride

· BEST MARKETING AWARD– Creative Fruition

· ONLINE BUSINESS AWARD– White Chalk Road

· KARL FARRELL INSPIRATION AWARD– Philomena Masters, Dramatic Glass Designs

· ENVIRONMENT AWARD – The Green Stamp Program

· VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD– Bianca MacDonald

· CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AWARD– Claremont Drapers

· COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD– Anglicare Op Shop Belmont

· BEST RETAIL BUSINESS– helloworld Belmont Shopping Centre WA

· ENERGY EFFICIENCY AWARD– Ally Fashion

· SPIRIT OF AUSTRALIA AWARD– A.P.S. Rewinds & Sales

· INDIGENOUS BUSINESS OF THE YEARAWARD – Kart Koort Wiern

· BEST NEW BUSINESS– Shingle Inn Belmont Forum

· HOME BASED BUSINESS AWARD– Mini Care Mates

· YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD– Ami McDonald, La Paleta

· BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD– Bianca Chater, Talent Co. Dance & Entertainment

· OUTSTANDING PERSONAL BRAND AWARD– Michael Keil, michaelkeil.com

· FASHION INDUSTRY AWARD– Pierrot’s Hair Studio

· WA RACING INDUSTRY AWARD– Gannon’s

· MOST INNOVATIVE ENTERPRISE– OdaTech

· BUSINESS MIGRANT OF THE YEAR AWARD– Jamie Vine, Liberty Executive Offices

· INTERNATIONAL TRADE AWARD– Supercrane Engineered Lifting Technology

· ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR– Compu-Stor

· BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR– Andrew Herrmann, Access 1 Security Systems

· JUDGES AWARD– Res-Q

2014 Hall of FameInductees included OdaTech Pty Ltd, Express-Link Pty Ltd, A.P.S. Rewinds & Sales, Compu-Stor and Perth Expo Hire & Furniture Group

All finalists, winners and profiles can be viewed online at www.belmontbec.com/awards

1001 Business Tips from 101™ Entrepreneurs

Like To Share Your Business Tips?

Like to be featured in our new book series?

Share insights learnt through running your own business

Read More Information Here

4 Ways to Enhance Your 2014 Mobile and Omni-Channel Holiday Strategy

 
 
 

 
 
Want the tips to start your instore planning from Bronto and Demandware Contact us

Grants available for your business

Visit www.business.gov.au/GrantFinder/GrantFinder.aspx Learn tips of applying for Grant Submission and Tenders – book our online webinar or recording www.belmontbec.com/webinars Belmont BEC Members can apply for a Free Voucher.

Friends of Belmont BEC

Welcome to our latest Friends of Belmont BEC Member Arun Annadurai.

You are invited to join Friends of Belmont BEC and receive opportunities for you and your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible. www.belmontbec.com/membership

Belmont Business ‘Ask An Expert’ Sundowner, Wednesday, 26 November, 5-7pm

Join us for our last Sundowner for 2014.

Build your business relationships and make new networks! Meet our team of business experts on Websites, IT Management, Energy Efficiency, Business Analysis, Accounting and Bookkeeping. Venue: Function Room, The Belmont, 174 Wright St. Belmont. Free Entry, Nibbles sponsored by The Belmont, Drinks at Bar Prices, 5pm-7pm, Door Prizes. Bookings Essential: www.belmontbec.com/events

ONLINE Business Advisors, Mentors, Coaching available

Starting a Business, business management; Business Planning, financial specialist; Marketing and promoting your business; Strategic planning, global supply chains and opportunities;

Contact us for bookings and rates.

Trends @ MY Green Incubator

Monthly Energy Tip

Make a plan to be energy efficient every month of the year with our monthly energy-saving tips.

NOVEMBER

Make sure your AC equipment is in top running order, since cooling puts the greatest stress on your summer energy bills. Adjusting your air-con just one 1 degree can save 10% of operating costs. Like a Fact Sheet or Recorded Webinar on Saving Energy Airconditioning – www.tcfaustralia.com/energyproject

Save $$ Money – Reduce energy usage in your business

Join our new free Solar Energy Webinar or request a Recording or Fact Sheet.

Like to speak to our Solar Mentor Expert? Register: www.tcfaustralia.com/tcfaenergyform

View all FREE Energy Efficiency Topics www.tcfaustralia.com/energyproject

Tips from Computer Consultants Professionals

What’s a Web Bug?

There are two ways to include images in an email, attached, or a link to the image on the web. When you see a prompt to “display images” you’re loading pictures off the web. A web bug is when you use those pictures to track who’s reading your emails, most newsletters do this. The server watches to see if you show the picture and passes that information back to the sender, confirming you’ve opened their email. If you’d like to know more about this please email lee@ccp.com.au

Website Tips from FX Digital

Engage Your Audience

Social Media Marketing that doesn’t engage your audience and cause them to do something within your sales funnel is just social media and a complete waste of time.

Apply for Free Business Mentoring

MY Business Incubator Project provides FREE online training & mentoring support to small business across Western Australia. Register now at www.belmontbec.com/mybiform

Other Opportunities

Also available under the BPW Business Incubator project providing free online training & mentoring to women in business anywhere in Australia. Register at www.belmontbec.com/bpwbiform

NEWS

Short-term Office Hire, Meeting and Training Roomavailable in Belmont – Contact us

ATO’s NEW Small Business Newsroom – subscribe www.ato.gov.au/sbnews Get all the latest tax, super news and alerts; select what tax topics they want to hear about; opt out of receiving general ATO mail.

Access to IBISWorld Industry Business Forecast Reports IBISWorld – industry research & forecast reports on over 500 industries, Belmont BEC members can view IBIS reports at no cost at our office. (IBIS reports valued at $1,295) Contact us

Combined Small Business Alliance of WA Inc. (CosBA)– Interested in the latest news on WA Small Business Policy and Updates? Visit www.cosba.com.au

Free Legal Advice: Have a business legal issue you would like to discuss with a lawyer? Monthly 30min appointments available at the Belmont BEC. For bookings Contact us

Business Skills ‘Live’ & ‘On Demand’ Sessions

Live and Recorded Webinars for Online – Anytime – Fast Track your Training

www.belmontbec.com/webinars

Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – contact us

*Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business

What Buyers Are Really Looking For

Fashion Sustainability: Diverse Perspectives

Preparing a Business for Sale

How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission

Ethical Fashion

Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing

Importing & Exporting

Writing Your Business Plan

Global Platform – Sourcing from Women in Business

Licence your Trademarks & Designs

Why are you Busy & Poor? How your website can break that cycle

Get noticed by the Media

* Webinar Recordings marked* are FREE to attend.

* Special Offer to Friends of Belmont BEC Members– one free webinar in November valued at $30 – email workshops@belmontbec.com

To book for upcoming events visit www.belmontbec.com/calendar or contact us on 61 8 9479 3777.

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News Update – October 2014

 

NIGHT OF STARS – 21st Belmont Small Business Awards Presentation Evening

Celebrate creativity, energy and achievements of WA Small Businesses

Friday, October 31st, 6-8pm

Ballroom, Perth Exhibition & Convention Centre

BOOK ONLINE

$99 includes drinks, savouries and entertainment

Table of 8: $770 Bookings Close 17th October

Email: awards@belmontbec.com Phone: 9479 3777

Complete our TCF Energy Survey

Last chance – over $2,100 of prizes to win – complete our TCF Energy Survey – 18 prizes to win includes iPad mini, cartons of Margaret River Red & White wine & more! Drawn 20th October.

www.tcfaustralia.com/onlineenergysurvey

4 Ways to Enhance Your 2014 Mobile and Omni-Channel Holiday Strategy

Want the tips to start your instore planning from Bronto and Demandware Contact us

Grants available for your business

Visit www.business.gov.au/GrantFinder/GrantFinder.aspx Learn tips of applying for Grant Submission and Tenders – book our online webinar or recording www.belmontbec.com/webinars Belmont BEC Members can apply for a Free Voucher.

Friends of Belmont BEC

Welcome to our latest Friends of Belmont BEC Members Wilfred Raphael from Xpresso Delight, Richard Scholes from West Coast Water Filter Man and Clare Shellard from Young Living.

You are invited to join Friends of Belmont BEC and receive opportunities for you and your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible. www.belmontbec.com/membership

Belmont Business ‘Ask An Expert’ Sundowner, Wednesday, 26 November, 5-7pm

(Note: No Business Sundowner will be held in October). Build your business relationships and make new networks! Meet our team of business experts on Websites, IT Management, Energy Efficiency, Business Analysis, Accounting and Bookkeeping. Venue: Function Room, The Belmont, 174 Wright St. Belmont. Free Entry, Nibbles sponsored by The Belmont, Drinks at Bar Prices, 5pm-7pm, Door Prizes. Bookings Essential: www.belmontbec.com/events

ONLINE Business Advisors, Mentors, Coaching available

Starting a Business, business management; Business Planning, financial specialist; Marketing and promoting your business; Strategic planning, global supply chains and opportunities;

Contact us for bookings and rates.

Trends @ MY Green Incubator

Monthly Energy Tip

Make a plan to be energy efficient every month of the year with our monthly energy-saving tips.

OCTOBER

Drive Smarter: Avoid speeding, rapid acceleration, and rapid breaking to lower gas mileage by 33% (at highway speeds). Drivers can save litres of fuel or nearly $1000, by driving sensibly on the highway.

Save $$ Money – Reduce energy usage in your business

Join our new free Solar Energy Webinar or request a Recording or Fact Sheet.

Like to speak to our Solar Mentor Expert? Register: www.tcfaustralia.com/tcfaenergyform

View all FREE Energy Efficiency Topics www.tcfaustralia.com/energyproject

Tips from Computer Consultants Professionals

Are you still paying for your antivirus software?

Microsoft Security Essentials is free for windows 7 and built-in to Windows 8. You don’t need to buy an antivirus anymore. There are other options but Microsoft Security Essentials is the only one free for home and commercial use. If you have a Mac, Sophos has you covered at no charge. It’s a myth that Mac’s won’t get a virus. Call us on 08 9467 2269 if you have any problems with your computers.

Website Tips from FX Digital

Conversion Optimisation: When writing content for a website, don’t capitalise all of your headline to make it stand out, it is actually harder to read and you’ll get less audience engagement. www.fxdigital.com.au

Apply for Free Business Mentoring

MY Business Incubator Project provides FREE online training & mentoring support to small business across Western Australia. Register now at www.belmontbec.com/mybiform

Other Opportunities

Also available under the BPW Business Incubator projectproviding free online training & mentoring to women in business anywhere in Australia. Register atwww.belmontbec.com/bpwbiform

NEWS

Short-term Office Hire, Meeting and Training Room available in Belmont – Contact us

ATO’s NEW Small Business Newsroom – subscribewww.ato.gov.au/sbnews Get all the latest tax, super news and alerts; select what tax topics they want to hear about; opt out of receiving general ATO mail.

Online Free Webinar – Essential tips and tools for small businesses: four government regulators tell you the key things you should know – registering a company or business name; hiring or managing employees; selling goods and services to customers; setting up invoicing, payments and records systems, 22 October Register online

Access to IBISWorld Industry Business Forecast Reports IBISWorld – industry research & forecast reports on over 500 industries, Belmont BEC members can view IBIS reports at no cost at our office. (IBIS reports valued at $1,295) Contact us

Austrade Women in Global Business (WIGB) Speaker Series 28th October at CCIWA – to help you maximise the benefits of doing business in the developed markets of Asia http://www.austrade.gov.au/export/events/australian-events/women-in-global-business-speaker-series-2014

Practical Retail Solutions from John Stanley Associates – retail and marketing tips from around the globe – Simple Winning Ideas – The Amazon Effect – The Voodoo Effect – Food Pantry Development – Farmers markets move into software management. Contact us for his Retail Newsletter link.

Combined Small Business Alliance of WA Inc. (CosBA) – Interested in the latest news on WA Small Business Policy and Updates? Visit www.cosba.com.au

Free Legal Advice: Have a business legal issue you would like to discuss with a lawyer? Monthly 30min appointments available at the Belmont BEC. For bookings Contact us

Business Skills ‘Live’ & ‘On Demand’ Sessions

Live and Recorded Webinars for Online – Anytime – Fast Track your Training

www.belmontbec.com/webinars

Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – contact us

Low Cost Energy Efficiency Accreditation*

Establishing Your Label in the USA

Reduce Lighting Costs in your Business*

Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs*

Starting Your New Business

Dealing with Agents and Retailers

Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business

How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission

Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing

Licence your Trademarks & Designs

Get noticed by the Media

Solar Energy*

03 October Tips on using Social Media in your Business – LIVE

16 October Importing & Exporting – LIVE

21 October Writing Your Business Plan – LIVE

15 October How to Grow your business – LIVE

14 October Pricing, Costing & Cashflow – LIVE

* Webinar Recordings marked* are FREE to attend.

* Special Offer to Friends of Belmont BEC Members – one free webinar in October valued at $30 – email workshops@belmontbec.com

To book for upcoming events visit www.belmontbec.com/calendar or contact us on 61 8 9479 3777.

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News Update – September 2014

 

Belmont BEC News update

September, 2014

Last chance to gain recognition for your business achievements!

Enter the 21st Belmont Small Business Awards. Entries close 30th September at 5pm. 
Visit: www.belmontbec.com/awards
FREE Weekly Awards Info Sessions. FREE Business mentors available to assist with your submission preparation contact us

Complete our TCF Energy Survey

Over $2,100 of prizes to win – complete ourTCF Energy Survey – 18 prizes to win includes iPad mini, cartons of Margaret River Red & White wine & more! www.tcfaustralia.com/onlineenergysurvey

Friends of Belmont BEC

Welcome to our latest Friends of Belmont BEC Members Latha Thyagarajan from Abakuz Bookeeping, Kay Woodcock from Santa Fe Wridgeways and Jeremey Dunnette from Proof Reading WA.

You are invited to join Friends of Belmont BEC and receive opportunities for you and your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible.  www.belmontbec.com/membership

Belmont Business ‘Ask An Expert’ Sundowner, Wednesday, 24 September, 5-7pm

Build your business relationships and make new networks!  Meet our team of business experts on Websites, IT Management, Energy Efficiency, Business Analysis, Accounting and Bookkeeping. Venue: Function Room, The Belmont, 174 Wright St. Belmont.  Free Entry, Nibbles sponsored by The Belmont, Drinks at Bar Prices, 5pm-7pm, Door Prizes. Bookings Essential: www.belmontbec.com/events

Trends @ MY Green Incubator

Monthly Energy Tip

Save $$ Money – Reduce energy usage in your business

A small business consuming 50,000 kilowatt hours per annum that installs a 15 kW system can displace an average of 33 per cent of its electricity usage.

Join our new free Solar Energy Webinar or request a Recording or Fact Sheet.

Like to speak to our Solar Energy Mentor? Register: www.tcfaustralia.com/tcfaenergyform

View all FREE Energy Efficiency Topics www.tcfaustralia.com/energyproject

Tips from Computer Consultants Professionals

HP Recall – check if your power cord is a fire hazard HP announced a worldwide recall and replacement program for power cords – due to concern about overheating and cause of fire hazard.  If you have a HP Notebook sold Sept 2010 and June 2012 check your cords for the mark ‘LS-15’ tag. www.ccp.com.au Further information http://www.hp.com/support/PowerCordReplacement

Website Tips from FX Digital

Does Your Website Reflect Your Unique Selling Proposition (USP)? If you want your website to generate leads, business and work for your business then there is a lot more to designing a website than putting up something pretty looking. Your website needs to speak and engage your audience in a way that describes your business to them in words they themselves would use. It should reflect boldly your unique selling proposition (USP) or as some call it, your value proposition statement. www.fxdigital.com Like the full article? Contact us

Apply for Free Business Mentoring

MY Business Incubator Project provides FREE online training & mentoring support to small business across Western Australia. Register now at www.belmontbec.com/mybiform

Other Opportunities

Also available under the BPW Business Incubator project providing free online training & mentoring to women in business anywhere in Australia. Register at www.belmontbec.com/bpwbiform

NEWS

Looking to Invest in Property? – Belmont BEC or TCFWA members can collect their free copy of ‘Real Estate Tips & Advice’, compliments of Charthill Legal. Contact us to reserve your copy.

Short-term Office Hire, Meeting and Training Roomavailable in Belmont –  Contact us

Transport  – 8 ton tray truck with container hooks, looking for work two or three days a week in Belmont or Perth Metro area. Contact us

Do you belong to a Club or Organisation that is suffering Membership decline? Belmont BPW is hosting an Open Forum with Guest Speaker Dr John Carlson for members of all Club’s – service clubs, community organisations,  sporting clubs, NFP’s, Venue: Function Room, The Belmont, 15th September 5pm-7pm, details bookings www.belmontbec.com/events

AusIndustry new Entrepreneurs Infrastructure Programme  – Finding the time and having the expertise to work on your business, rather than in your business, can be a major challenge, but the rewards for doing so can be significant in terms of growing your business and improving your competitiveness and productivity. Further info at www.business.gov.au

Timber sector and small business New laws to start in November require timber importers to guarantee that any imported timber is legally logged. If you don’t, you could face jail. But government reports say it’s impossible to comply… Want the further info Contact us

Free Legal Advice: Have a business legal issue you would like to discuss with a lawyer? Monthly 30min appointments available at the Belmont BEC. For bookings Contact us

Small Business Skill Development for today’s busy Entrepreneur

Recorded Webinars for Online – Anytime – Fast Track your Training

www.belmontbec.com/webinars

Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – contact us

*Global Platform – Sourcing from Women in Business
How to Grow your business
Starting Your New Business
Marketing on a Budget
*Measuring Energy Usage in Your Business
*Monitoring your Energy Bills in Your Business
*Belmont Small Business Awards Information Session
*TCF Global Sourcing Opportunities
Starting a Fashion Label
Manufacturing Pitfalls
*Sustainable Sourcing
Dealing with Agents and Retailers
Starting Your New Business –
LIVEWorkshop
Pricing, Costing & Cashflow
*Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business
*Energy Efficiency Accreditation
*Belmont Small Business Awards 2014 Webinar
How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission
Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing
Importing & Exporting
Writing Your Business Plan
Preparing a Business for Sale
*Energy Usage in your Supply Chains – Upstream & Downstream
*Reduce Costs in Air Conditioning
Licence your Trademarks & Designs
*Reduce Lighting Costs in Your Business
*Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs
Get noticed by the Media

* Webinars Recordings marked * are FREE to attend.

* Special Offer to Friends of Belmont BEC Members – one free webinar in September valued at $30 –  email workshops@belmontbec.com

To book for upcoming events visit www.belmontbec.com/calendar or contact us on 9479 3777.

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News Update – August 2014

 

Gain Media & Promotion for you and your Business!

 

Complete your application into the 21st Belmont Small Business Awards, entries close September.
Visit: www.belmontbec.com/awards
FREE Weekly Awards Info Sessions. FREE Business mentors available to assist with your submission preparation Contact us

Complete our TCF Energy Survey

18 prizes to win valued over $2180 includes iPad mini, cartons of Margaret River Red & White wine & more! Short survey is on any aspect of energy savings in your small business www.tcfaustralia.com/onlineenergysurvey

 

Newsflash– Belmont BEC & TCF Global commences International APEC Pilot Online Training and Mentoring for Women in Small Business through the BPW Business Incubator Project. In conjunction with The Chinese Taipei Foundation for Women’s Rights Promotion and Development – Belmont BEC & TCF Global will provide online small business skills to women in Chinese Taipei, Republic of Korea, The Philippines, Chile and Australia. Visit: www.bpwbusinessincubator.com/apec

Single Business Service launched by Department of Industry
Streamlining the way Australian businesses access industry information and services. A contact centre and a face-to-face business facilitation network to link interested businesses with relevant programmes and services. Visit www.business.gov.au or Phone 13 28 46.

Grants available for your Business Visit www.business.gov.au/GrantFinder/GrantFinder.aspx Learn tips of applying for Grant Submission and Tenders – book our online webinar or recording www.belmontbec.com/webinars

Reminder– Nifnex Speed Networking Record Join the Guinness Book event for Nifnex Speed Networking, Perth Town Hall, 8 August, 10am-4p. For more information on the event visit: http://nifnexreview.com/nifnex-speed-business-networking-perths-guinness-book-of-records-attempt/

Reminder– SwitchMYLoan – Date a Lender – find the best home loan –  Applecross, 7pm, 7 August http://www.switchmyloan.com.au/date-a-lender  – few spaces are still available.

Revised Debt collection guideline released
ACCC and ASIC have released a revised Debt collection guideline: for collectors and creditors to assist creditors, collectors and debtors re  rights and obligations.

Access to IBISWorld Industry Business Forecast Reports IBISWorld – up to date business & industry research & forecast reports on over 500 industries including statistics and analysis. Belmont BEC members can access IBIS reports at our BBEC office to better assist you in business planning and national industry research. Contact us for for details.

 

Friends of Belmont BEC

Join Friends of Belmont BEC network and receive unique benefits for you and your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible. Opportunities for Corporate Sponsors and supporters. Visit www.belmontbec.com/membership

 

ONLINE Business Advisors, Mentors, Coaching

Starting a Business, business management – Geoffrey Hawke
Marketing and promoting your business – Dennis Chiron
Business Planning, financial specialist – Jeya Ramanathan
Strategic Planning, global supply chains and opportunities – Carol Hanlon
Contact us for bookings and rates

 

Belmont Business ‘Ask An Expert’ Sundowner, Wednesday, 27 August, 5-7pm

Meet experts on Business Analysis, Property Investments, Loans & Finance, Legal Contracts, Websites, Computer IT Management, Energy Efficiency, Accounting and Bookkeeping. Make new business contacts; Join us at the Function Room, The Belmont, 174 Wright St. Belmont.  Free Entry, Nibbles sponsored by The Belmont, Drinks at Bar Prices, 5pm-7pm, Door Prizes valued over $200, Bookings Essential: www.belmontbec.com/events

 

Trends @ MY Green Incubator

Monthly Energy Tip

Lighting can account for between 20 and 80% of energy consumption in commercial buildings, including; shops, offices, factories, warehouses….

Up to 80% of this energy can be saved through efficient lighting solutions. Sometimes the capital cost to change and upgrade lighting may seem high and prevent you from taking action, however in many cases the capital pay back to upgrade can be less than 1 year. Leasing the lights over a 2 year period would insure no capital outlay with over 50% of the savings back from day one. Register for your FREE Energy Business Mentor!  www.tcfaustralia.com/tcfaenergyform

Save Money – Reduce Energy in your business – FREE Fact Sheets on range of 8 energy efficiency topics.  Email greenenergy@tcfaustralia.com   

Book your ONLINE FREE Energy Efficiency webinars or recordings here: www.tcaustralia.com/calendar

Virus Tips from Computer Consultants Professionals

Not sure how to detect if your computer has a virus? Try free virus detection tools MalwareBytes and TDSSkiller. Clean scans mean you’re probably not infected. Stubborn infections may require other tools, and professional assistance. For further assistance contact Lee Sanders, CCP www.ccp.com.au

 

Website Tips from FX Digital

Content Marketing = invest in creating quality engaging content that educates and informs your target customer profile  = the more sales you will make. Read more: https://website-designs.com/online-marketing/content-marketing/content-marketing-101/

Apply for Free Mentoring

MY Business Incubator Project provides FREE online training & mentoring support to small business across Western Australia. Register now at www.belmontbec.com/mybiform

Other Opportunities


Also available under the BPW Business Incubator project providing online training & mentoring to women in business anywhere in Australia. Register at www.belmontbec.com/bpwbiform

 

NEWS

The Australian retail sector is in the midst of its third major revolution in 50 years, says Myer CEO Bernie Brookes. Contact us for the full story.

Research Report on WA Retail Trading Hours– a look at the effects of Weeknight and Sunday Trading on Small Retail Businesses in WA. Contact us for the full report.

ISS Institute 2014 Fellowships, now available – AgriFood International Fellowships $10,000 closes: August and Transport & Logistics International Fellowships $12,500 www.issinstitute.org.au

Free Legal Advice: Have a business legal issue you would like to discuss with a lawyer? Monthly 30min appointments available at the Belmont BEC. For bookings Contact us

Combined Small Business Alliance of WA Inc. (CosBA) Interested in the latest news on WA Small Business Policy and Updates? Visit www.cosba.com.au

 

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

‘Live’ Webinars – Online Training from your office or home
www.belmontbec.com/webinars

Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – contact us for info.
Can’t make the time or date – request a recording!

06 August Dealing with Difficult Clients
06 August Tips on using social media in your business
06 August Belmont Small Business Awards 2014 Webinar
06 August Fashion Sustainability: Diverse Perspectives
07 August Why are you Busy and Poor? Your website can break that cycle
07 August Global Platform – Sourcing from Women in Business
08 August Free Legal Advice
12 August How to Grow Your Business
12 August Starting Your New Business
12 August Marketing on a Budget
13 August Measuring Energy Usage
13 August Monitoring your Energy Bills in Your Business
13 August Belmont Small Business Awards Information Session
13 August TCF Global Sourcing Opportunities
14 August Starting a Fashion Label
14 August Manufacturing Pitfalls
14 August Sustainable Sourcing
18 August Preparing a Business for Sale
19 August Dealing with Agents or Retailers
19 August Starting Your New Business
19 August Writing Your Business Plan
20 August Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business – Recording
20 August Energy Efficiency Accreditation
20 August Belmont Small Business Awards Webinar
20 August How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission
21 August Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing
21 August Importing & Exporting
26 August Energy Usage in your Supply Chains – Upstream & Downstream
26 August Reduce Costs in Air conditioning
26 August Licence your Trademarks & Designs
27 August Reduce Lighting Costs in your Business
27 August Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs
27 August Belmont Small Business Awards Info Session Workshop
27 August Get noticed by the Media
27 August Ask an Expert Belmont BEC Sundowner

To book for upcoming events visit www.belmontbec.com/calendar or contact us on 9479 3777. All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online

*All Energy Efficiency Webinars & Recordings are FREE to attend.

Short Term Office Hire, Meeting Rooms– hourly rates
OFFICE SPACE | TRAINING ROOM | SHOWROOM | CONTACT US

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News Update – July 2014

 
 

Belmont BEC News update

July, 2014

Promote your business achievements!

Entries now being accepted for the 21st Belmont Small Business Awards. Visit: www.belmontbec.com/awards
FREE Weekly Awards Info Sessions. FREE Business mentors available to assist with your submission preparation – bookings essential Contact us

False billing scams hit small businesses

ACCC is warning small business about false billing scams after reports revealed a 45 per cent increase in complaints. To learn more about scams, watch this SCAMwatch warning video visit the SCAMwatch website, register for SCAMwatch radar alerts or Small business scams factsheet

Unfair Contract Terms

Participate in a WA survey to share your experiences of unfair contracts: www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/contract-terms-survey Survey closes 11 July.

Small Business Disputes

Find the information you need to resolve a business dispute, and identify the most appropriate low-cost dispute resolution service.  Dispute Support is available at www.asbc.gov.au/disputesupport

Nifnex Speed Networking

Join the Guinness Book event for Nifnex Speed Networking, Perth Town Hall, 8 August, 10am-4pm
Belmont BEC and TCFWA has affiliated with the Guinness Book event running at Perth Town Hal on the 8th August. Partnered with the City of Perth with backing from AusIndustry and other sponsors, Nifnex Speed Business Networking is set to smash the Guinness Book of World record collectively as a business community. More info on the event: http://nifnexreview.com/nifnex-speed-business-networking-perths-guinness-book-of-records-attempt/

ONLINE Business Advisors, Mentors, Coaching available

Contact us for bookings
Starting a Business, business management – Geoffrey Hawke
Marketing and promoting your business – Dennis Chiron
Business Planning, financial specialist – Jeya Ramanathan
Business Analysis, specialist services – Ehsan Shahsavand
Strategic Planning, global supply chains and opportunities – Carol Hanlon

Apply for Free Mentoring

MY Business Incubator Project provides FREE online training & mentoring support to small business across Western Australia. Register now at www.belmontbec.com/mybiform

Other Mentoring Opportunities

Also available under the BPW Business Incubator project providing online training & mentoring to women in business anywhere in Australia. Register at www.belmontbec.com/bpwbiform

 

Belmont Business ‘Ask an Expert’ Sundowner, Wednesday, 30 July, 5-7pm

Meet Your Local Members – Glenys Godfrey MLA, Member for Belmont MLA & Samantha Rowe MLC, Member for East Metropolitan Region

An open forum to share your small business issues and concerns – red tape, regulations, budget concerns, consumer and community confidence.  Update on City of Belmont campaign against amalgamation.  

Meet experts on Marketing, Websites, Computer & IT Management, Legal, Accounting, Bookkeeping, Loans and Energy Efficiency.  Build your business networks – those attending will have a chance to introduce themselves and their business.  Join us at the Function Room, The Belmont, 174 Wright St. Belmont.  Free Entry, Nibbles sponsored by The Belmont, Drinks at Bar Prices, 5pm-7pm, Door Prizes valued over $200, Bookings Essential: www.belmontbec.com/events

Trends @ MY Green Incubator

Monthly Energy Tip

Make a plan to be energy efficient every month of the year with our monthly energy-saving tips.

Keep the Cold Out – Plug energy leaks with weather stripping and caulking, and be sure your office is properly insulated to save up to 20% on energy bills.

Book your FREE Energy Business Mentor, Register  www.tcfaustralia.com/tcfaenergyform

Book ONLINE FREE energy efficiency webinars or recordings onwww.tcaustralia.com/calendar

New acronyms NCA and EP&L may be the newest flavours

From Copenhagen Fashion Summit, the Sustainable Fashion Academy held a symposium on Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) for policy makers, organizations, designers and other interested parties. NCA is a way to value the finite stock of natural assets (air, water and land) provided free of charge by nature, which are used by a range of industries to provide consumer goods and services.

Puma’s Environmental Profit & Loss (EP&L) accounting which now will become the standard for the whole group. “By 2016 all companies in the Kering family will be doing EP&L,” This means companies like Gucci and Stella McCartney soon will be show-casing how their production can affect ecosystems and natural capital consumption.

NEWS

Combined Small Business Alliance of WA Inc. (CosBA) –  Interested in the latest news on WA Small Business Policy and Updates? Visit www.cosba.com.au

A simple merchandising message from Retail Consultant John Stanley. Looking at merchandising in this part of the world there is one simple message.. keep it simple. When it comes to displays we often make displays too complicated. Look at the innovators in the market place and they are focused on a simple message using simple props and a few products. The challenge with simple is that it often takes more …… contact us for the link to the full story and introduction to John Stanley & Associates. 

Win an Autographed John Stanley Retail Book – Send us your top tip for retail displays and go in the draw for an autographed copy of John Stanley’s Book, ‘Just About Everything a Retail Manager Needs to Know’.

FREE LEGAL ADVICE:Have a business legal issue you would like to discuss with a lawyer? Monthly 30min appointments available at the Belmont BEC. For bookings contact us

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

‘Live’ Webinars – Online Training from your office or home
www.belmontbec.com/webinars

Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – contact us for info.
Can’t make the time or date – request a recording!

08 Jul Starting Your New Business – Live Webinar
08 Jul Marketing on a Budget
09 Jul Measuring Energy Usage in Your Business – Recording
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09 Jul Monitoring your Energy Bills in Your Business*
09 Jul Belmont Small Business Awards Information Session
09 Jul TCF Global Sourcing Opportunities
10 Jul Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing
10 Jul Importing & Exporting
11 Jul Free Legal Advice
15 Jul Starting Your New Business – LIVE Workshop
15 Jul Pricing, Costing & Cashflow
16 Jul Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business – Recording
*
16 Jul Energy Efficiency Accreditation*
16 Jul Belmont Small Business Awards Info Session Workshop
16 Jul How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission
17 Jul Starting a Fashion Label
17 Jul Manufacturing Pitfalls
22 Jul Writing Your Business Plan
22 Jul Italian Fashion Media – How to get noticed
23 Jul Energy Usage in your Supply Chains – Upstream & Downstream
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23 Jul Reduce Costs in Air conditioning*
23 Jul Belmont Small Business Awards Webinar
23 Jul Licence your Trademarks & Designs
24 Jul Reduce Lighting Costs in your Business
*
24 Jul Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs*
24 Jul Get noticed by the Media
29 Jul How to Grow your business
29 Jul Ethical Fashion
29 Jul Sustainable Sourcing
30 Jul ‘Ask an Expert’ Belmont BEC Sundowner

 

To book for upcoming events visit www.belmontbec.com/calendar or contact us on 9479 3777. All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online

Friends of Belmont BEC Members receive one Free Webinar during July. Contact us to nominate the topic of your choice.

*All Energy Efficiency Webinars & Recordings are FREE to attend.

Short Term Office Hire, Meeting Rooms– hourly rates
OFFICE SPACE | TRAINING ROOM | SHOWROOM | CONTACT US

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News Update – June 2014

 

 

Belmont BEC News update

June, 2014

 

Be recognised for your business achievements!

Entries now open  21st Belmont Small Business Awards www.belmontbec.com/awards  
FREE Weekly Awards Info Sessions. Business mentors available to assist with your submission preparation. Contact us

NEW LOCATION! Belmont Business ‘Ask An Expert’ Sundowner, Wednesday, 25 June, 5-7pm

Meet experts on Marketing, Websites, Computer IT Management, Legal, Accounting, Bookkeeping and Loans. Make new business contacts; Join us at the Function Room, The Belmont, 174 Wright St. Belmont.  Free Entry, Nibbles sponsored by The Belmont, Drinks at Bar Prices, 5pm-7pm, Door Prizes valued over $200, Bookings Essential.  www.belmontbec.com/events

ONLINE Business Advisors, Mentors, Coaching available

Contact us for bookings
Starting a Business, business management – Geoffrey Hawke
Marketing and promoting your business – Dennis Chiron
Business Planning, financial specialist – Jeya Ramanathan
Strategic Planning, global supply chains and opportunities – Carol Hanlon

Nifnex Speed Networking

Join the Guinness Book event for Nifnex Speed Networking, Perth Town Hall, 8 August, 10am-4pm
Belmont BEC and TCFWA has affiliated with the Guinness Book event running at Perth Town Hal on the 8th August. Partnered with the City of Perth with backing from AusIndustry and other sponsors, Nifnex Speed Business Networking is set to smash the Guinness Book of World record collectively as a business community. More info on the event: http://nifnexreview.com/nifnex-speed-business-networking-perths-guinness-book-of-records-attempt/

Apply for Free Mentoring

MY Business Incubator Project provides FREE online training & mentoring support to small business across Western Australia. Register now at www.belmontbec.com/mybiform

Other Opportunities

Also available under the BPW Business Incubator project providing online training & mentoring to women in business anywhere in Australia. Register at www.belmontbec.com/bpwbiform

 

Trends @ MY Green Incubator

Monthly Energy Tip

Make sure your heating/cooling thermostat is set to a 2°C range of 22°C

FREE copy Energy Efficiency Air Conditioning Fact Sheet, Webinar, Recording on how to reduce and manage your air-conditioning and heating costs. Book your FREE Energy Business Mentor, Register  www.tcfaustralia.com/tcfaenergyform

Book ONLINE FREE energy efficiency webinars or recordings onwww.tcaustralia.com/calendar

NEWS

ASIC Small Business Survey–  Have you used services from ASIC, like to provide feedback on the small business services provided
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Online Shopping Cart Abandonment – average rate of shopping carts abandoned are averaging 60-70%, to understand the reasons why and develop top strategies to bring those shoppers back to increase your revenue.  Contact us for the Bronto report.

Small Business Employment Fact Sheet – Fairwork Ombudsman provides Termination of Employment Fact Sheet dealing with Unfair Dismissal and Redundancy http://www.fairwork.gov.au/resources/fact-sheets/conditions-of-employment/pages/termination-of-employment-fact-sheet

Retail Innovation – How retailers are using the new “ibeacons” to enagage effectively with customers. Contact us for the report.

FREE LEGAL ADVICE:Have a business legal issue you would like to discuss with a lawyer? Monthly 30min appointments available at the Belmont BEC.   Bookings contact us

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

‘Live’ Webinars – Online Training from your office or home
www.belmontbec.com/webinars

Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – contact us for info.
Can’t make the time or date – request a recording!

12 Jun Starting a Fashion Label
12 Jun Manufacturing Pitfalls
17 Jun Dealing with Agents or Retailers
17 Jun Pricing, Costing & Cash Flow
18 Jun Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business
18 Jun Energy Efficiency Accreditation
18 Jun How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission
19 Jun Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing
19 Jun Importing & Exporting
19 Jun Global Platform – Sourcing from Women in Business
20 Jun Effective Credit Management and Debt Collection
24 Jun Writing Your Business Plan
24 Jun Preparing a Business for Sale
24 Jun Starting Your New Business
25 Jun Belmont Small Business Awards 2014 Webinar
25 Jun Energy Usage in your Supply Chains
25 Jun Reduce Costs in Air Conditioning
25 Jun Licence your Trademarks & Designs
26 Jun Reduce Lighting Costs in Your Business
26 Jun Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs
26 Jun Get noticed by the Media
30 Jun Grow Your Business
30 Jun Ethical Fashion
30 Jun Sustainable Sourcing

 

To book for upcoming events visit www.belmontbec.com/calendar or contact us on 9479 3777. All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online

Short Term Office Hire, Meeting Rooms– hourly rates
OFFICE SPACE | TRAINING ROOM | SHOWROOM | CONTACT US

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News Update – May 2014

 
 

Belmont BEC News update

May, 2014

Congratulations to Belmont BEC & Founding Manager, Carol Hanlon – celebrating 20 years of service and support for the small business community. 

During this time Belmont BEC has supported in excess of 24,000 new and existing small businesses.  Special thanks to all Belmont BEC Committee, Advisors, Mentors, Presenters, Staff, Volunteers, Sponsors and Supporters who have assisted since 1994.

21st Belmont Small Business Awards is now open for nominations and entries.

Application forms can be downloaded at www.belmontbec.com/awards. To apply for a business mentor to assist with your submission contact us

*New Location* Belmont Business Sundowner, May 28th

May Guest Speakers include Oliver Moon, CEO, Combined Small Business Alliance of WA Inc. (CoSBA);  Malav Oza, PKF Lawler McGillivray; Zeeshan Pasha, The Nifnex Review; and join with numerous experts on Energy Efficiency, Legal, Accounting, Bookkeeping, Loans, Insurance and eCommerce. Build your business networks.

Function Room, The Belmont, 174 Wright St. Belmont.  Free Entry, Nibbles sponsored by The Belmont, Drinks at Bar Prices,  5pm-7pm, Door Prizes valued at $200.Bookings essential www.belmontbec.com/events

10th Designedge Innovation Festival

10th Designedge Innovation Festival  –  a vast array of ONLINE webinars, events and networking events,  ends May 29th,  view all festival activities  www.belmontbec.com/2014innovation

Special Membership Offer

Join in May for 12 months Membership benefits to June 2015 and receive 2 months for free, contact us to receive more details.
Membership is tax deductible and receive member benefits  www.belmontbec.com/membership

Apply for Free Mentoring

MY Business Incubator providing online support to small business across Western Australia
Would you like to access free mentoring and free business online training to assist your business growth and development? Register at www.belmontbec.com/mybiform

Other Opportunities

Also available under the BPW Business Incubator project providing online training & mentoring to women in business anywhere in Australia. Register at www.belmontbec.com/bpwbiform

 

Trends @ MY Green Incubator

Monthly Energy Tip

Disable screen savers & set sleep function to 5 minutes inactive  & buy only LCD or LED  display monitors

Make a plan to be energy efficient every month of the year with our monthly energy-saving tips.

Contact us for your Free Mentor to assist you one /one with your specific energy usage problems, or Fact Sheets, Online Webinars, Recordings that cover 8 topics to help you lower your energy costs and save money. Register for your free mentor at  www.tcfaustralia.com/tcfaenergyform

Don’t forget to book for our FREE webinars orregister for our FREE Helpline & Energy Mentoring www.belmontbec.com/calendar

NEWS

ASIC Small Business Survey–  Have you used services from ASIC, like to provide feedback on the small business services provided
https://www.deloittedtermine.com/SPSSMR/ImageCache/ImageCache.aspx?project=ASICSMBS003L&file=default.htm

Country of Origin Labelling – Penalties up to $1.1million
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has new guidance to assist firms when making country of origin claims when labelling your products.  Ensure you have a clear understanding of these regulations, including content and care labelling being used.  Contact us for a copy of the report

Access to IBISWorld Industry Business Forecast Reports
IBISWorld – up to date research & forecast reports on over 500 industries, including statistics and analysis.  Belmont BEC members can access IBIS reports at our BBEC office to better assist you in business planning and national industry research. Contact us

FREE LEGAL ADVICE:Have a business legal issue you would like to discuss with a lawyer? Monthly 30min appointments available at the Belmont BEC.   Bookings contact us

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

‘Live’ Webinars – Online Training from your office or home
www.belmontbec.com/webinars

Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – contact us for info.
Can’t make the time or date – request a recording!

14 May Belmont Small Business Awards Webinar
14 May Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business
14 May Low Cost Energy Efficiency Accreditation
14 May How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission
15 May Why are you Busy and Poor?? 
15 May Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing 
15 May Importing & Exporting
15 May Global Platform – Sourcing from Women in Business
20 May Writing Your Business Plan
20 May Preparing a Business for Sale 
20 May Buying or Selling a Small Business 
21 May Energy Usage in your Supply Chains 
21 May Reduce Costs in Air Conditioning 
21 May Licence your Trademarks & Designs
22 May TESTEX – Textiles Accreditation & Labelling
22 May Get noticed by the Media
22 May Establishing Your Label in the USA
27 May Grow Your Business
27 May Sustainable Sourcing
27 May Starting Your New Business
27 May Marketing on a Budget
28 May Reduce Lighting Costs in Your Business
28 May Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs

 

To book for upcoming events visit www.belmontbec.com/calendar or contact us on 9479 3777. All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online

Office Hire & Meeting Rooms– hourly or daily rates
HOT DESKS | OFFICE SPACE | TRAINING ROOM | SHOWROOM | CLEARANCE SALES

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News Update – April 2014

 

Belmont BEC News update

April, 2014

Special Membership Offer

 

3 months Free Membership Offer Friends of Belmont BEC

Join in April for 12 months Membership benefits to June 2015 and receive 3 months for free, contact us to receive more details

Membership is tax deductible and receive your FBEC benefits  www.belmontbec.com/membership

Belmont Business Sundowner, April 30th

Meet our April Guest Speakers – Mayor City of Belmont, Cr Phil Marks;  The Nifnex Review  Zeeshan Pasha; Website Blitz Paul Barden and join with numerous experts on Energy Efficiency, Legal, Accounting, Bookkeeping, Loans, Insurance and eCommerce. Build your business networks. 

150 East Bar & Restaurant, 150 Great Eastern Highway, Ascot.  Free Entry, Happy Hour, Nibbles sponsored by 150 East. 5pm-7pm, Bookings Essential.  Door Prizes valued $250.

Book online www.belmontbec.com/events

NEWSFLASH: 21st Belmont Small Business Awards

Soon to be launched an official VIP BEC Member Event, nominations are now being called , entries open may 9th –  email mailto:awards@belmontbec.com?subject=Belmont%20Small%20Business%20Award%20Nominations

10th Designedge Innovation Festival

Action packed month of workshops, forums, displays, webinars and networking events,  contact us for the full program

MY BUSINESS COACHING

Bookings Now Open

Are you taking time to work ON your business and are you only working IN it! My Business Coaching services are what you need to take your business to the next level and give you a competitive advantage.  Contact us to arrange your tailored business development program.

Apply for Free Mentoring

 

MY Business Incubator providing online support to small business across Western Australia
Would you like to access free mentoring and free business online training to assist your business growth and development? Register at www.belmontbec.com/mybiform

Other Opportunities

Also available under the BPW Business Incubator project providing online training & mentoring to women in business anywhere in Australia. Register at www.belmontbec.com/bpwbiform

 

Trends @ MY Green Incubator

Monthly Energy Tip

Recycling Paper

Paper labelled as “recycled paper” does not necessarily mean it is 100% recycled paper, it could mean anything from 100 percent true recycled paper (great!) to one per cent remanufactured ends of large paper rolls (not that much help). Look for the percentage and type of recycled content, which you should find next to the recycled symbol, The more “post-consumer” recycled content the better.

Every tonne of paper recycled saves almost 13 trees, 4,100 kilowatts of electricity and more than 30,000 litres (7,900 gallons) of water.

Make a plan to be energy efficient every month of the year with our monthly energy-saving tips.

Contact us for your Free Mentor to assist you one /one with your specific energy usage problems, or Fact Sheets, Online Webinars, Recordings that cover 8 topics to help you lower your energy costs and save money. Register for your free mentor at  www.tcfaustralia.com/tcfaenergyform

Don’t forget to book for our FREE webinars orregister for our FREE Helpline & Energy Mentoring www.belmontbec.com/calendar

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Hourly or Daily Rates

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NEWS

Cybersecurity Alert – Heartbleed
Ensure your website is updated with security patches, upgrades and
check with your webhosting provider or contact us to link with Website Blitz to receive a website checker.

Our Changing Markets, From the Desk of Phil Ruthven
In our new age, which supplanted the Industrial Age in the mid-1960s, we have become a market-oriented economy, not a production-pushed one. The customer is king (or queen), not the producer: It’s a buyer’s market most of the time, not a seller’s market. Contact us for a copy of the full report

Have your say on the future of franchising
http://www.business.gov.au/Newsandfeatures/2014/Apr/Pages/Have-your-say-on-the-future-of-franchising.aspx

ABS Small Business Stats – most small businesses don’t  have any staff and turnover of between $50,000 and $200,000.
When it comes to revenue numbers, the majority of businesses in operation at June 2013 had turnover of between $50,000 and $200,000 (34.5 per cent), followed by those with turnover between $200,000 and $2 million (32.3 per cent), and then those with revenue of less than $50,000 (26.8 per cent).  Like the full report, contact us

Want to simplify super payments for your employees
http://www.business.gov.au/Newsandfeatures/2014/Apr/Pages/Want-to-simplify-super-payments-for-your-employees.aspx

Perth Runway for a Cause, May 17-18
A fashion weekend charity event supporting Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation featuring over 20 WA designers. If you are interested in participating or attending Perth Runway For A Cause, contact us

FREE LEGAL ADVICE:Have a business legal issue you would like to discuss with a lawyer? Monthly 30min appointments available at the Belmont BEC.   Bookings contact us

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

‘Live’ Webinars – Online Training from your office or home
www.belmontbec.com/webinars

Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – contact us for info.
Can’t make the time or date – request a recording!

16 Apr 2014 Energy Usage in your Supply Chains
16 Apr 2014 Reduce Costs in Air Conditioning
16 Apr 2014 Licence your Trademarks & Designs
17 Apr 2014 TCF Global Sourcing Opportunities
17 Apr 2014 Why are you Busy and Poor??
17 Apr 2014 Importing & Exporting
17 Apr 2014 Global Platform – Sourcing from Women in Business
22 Apr 2014 Grow Your Business
22 Apr 2014 Marketing on a Budget
23 Apr 2014 Reduce Lighting Costs in your Business
23 Apr 2014 Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs
23 Apr 2014 How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission
24 Apr 2014 TESTEX – Textiles Accreditation & Labelling
24 Apr 2014 Get noticed by the Media
24 Apr 2014 Establishing Your Label in the USA
28 Apr 2014 Colour Trends
30 Apr 2014 Giving Back: Corporate Social Responsibility

 

To book for upcoming events visit www.belmontbec.com/calendar or contact us on 9479 3777. All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online

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News Update – March 2014

 

Belmont BEC News update

March, 2014

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MY Business Incubator VIRTUAL Office Services
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Looking to grow your home based business  –contact us
Private office to meet your clients on an hourly or daily basis?  Hot Desk on ‘as needs’ basis. Services Available Reception | Mail | Secretarial| Messages | Parking | Wifi | Temp Staff| Catering | Air-con | Lunch Van | Business Advisory Support | Business Coaching | Newsletters | Web Services | Social Media

Belmont Business Sundowner, March 26th

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Join us for monthly guest speakers and networking at 150 East Bar & Restaurant, 150 Great Eastern Highway, Ascot.  Free Entry, Happy Hour, Nibbles sponsored by 150 East. 5pm-7pm, Bookings Essential.

Book onlinewww.belmontbec.com/events

New Australian Privacy Principles commence March 12, 2014

Is your business prepared for the new Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) on how ‘business’ and government agencies can collect, store and handle individuals’ personal information.  Penalties up to $1.7 million against non-compliant organisations. Join Belmont BEC Webinar ‘Understanding the Australian Privacy Changes’ presented by Lawyer Jules Lewin, Charthill Legal or book a recording if you can’t make our ‘live’ session.  BBEC Members can also contact us for 10 tips to get started on your APP Privacy Update checklist for your business

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Reminder: Celebrate International Women’s Day, March 8th 12-2pm buffet lunch and great speakers.   www.belmontbec.com/IWD2014

Reminder: Networking Forum for Small Business, March 10th 5pm-6pm,Share your small business issues with Hon Bernie Ripoll MP, Hon Kate Doust MLC, Hon Samantha Rowe MLC.  Bookings www.belmontbec.com/events

Free Legal Advice

Have a business legal issue you would like to discuss? Monthly 30min appointments available at the Belmont BEC.   Bookings contact us

MY BUSINESS COACHING

Bookings Now Open

Are you taking time to work ON your business and are you only working IN it! My Business Coaching services are what you need to take your business to the next level and give you a competitive advantage.  Contact us to arrange your tailored business development program.

Apply for Free Mentoring

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MY Business Incubator providing online support to small business across Western Australia
Would you like to access free mentoring and free business online training to assist your business growth and development? Register atwww.belmontbec.com/mybiform

Other Opportunities

 

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Also available under the BPW Business Incubator project providing online training & mentoring to women in business anywhere in Australia. Register at www.belmontbec.com/bpwbiform

 

Access to IBISWorld  Industry Reports

IBISWorld produce comprehensive, up to date research & forecast reports on over 500 industries, including statistics and analysis. Belmont BEC/TCFWA members can access IBISreports at our office to better assist you in business planning. Contact us for more information.

Trends @ MY Green Incubator

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Monthly Energy Tip

Be aware of  which items use the most energy and where energy can be saved : 20-40% of energy can be saved through no cost or low cost actions. If you are unsure of where your energy is being consumed ‘low cost energy monitors’ can be purchased that connect to your power supply and give instant and recorded energy usage. This will enable you to understand your energy usage and assist with taking actions to reduce it.
TCF Australia Energy Tip provided by Craig Benporath, GreenHouse International

Make a plan to be energy efficient every month of the year with our monthly energy-saving tips.
Don’t forget to book for our FREE webinars or register for our FREE Helpline & Energy Mentoring www.belmontbec.com/calendar

NEWS

Scams….Don’t let your business get caught out…
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Social Media BEWARE! Your business is legally responsible for both your own or your staff’s social media comments for any reputational harm caused to another business through posting comments online.  Like more information contact us

eCommerce Facts & Fiqures 2013
Australians spent $15 billion shopping online during 2013. 70% was spent in Australian online stores. 90% of goods purchased online were less than $100.Less than 3% of transactions were for goods costing more than $250 Source: Design Identity

Know a Small Business impacted by Fire, Flood or Disasters – Refer them to one of our of FREE Mentoring support programs  www.belmontbec.com

Enterprise Connect – Grants for Group Business Reviews & Tailored Business Advisory Like to have one/one tailored business advisory for your business and those in your supply chain (up to 5 firms) for business improvement, strategic business issues and identify pathways for growth. (Group Reviews/Advisory $120,000).  Like further info contact us

Combined Small Business Alliance of WA Inc. (CosBA) Interested in the latest news on WA Small Business Policy and Updates  visit www.cosba.com.au

Do you provide Business Advice, Mentoring, Facilitation? Interested to get formal accreditation to provide small business mentoring, advisory and facilitation. Apply to Australian Institute of Enterprise Facilitators email info@aief.org.au view requirements & benefits www.aief.org.au

Looking for what  Grants may be available for your Business?Visit  www.business.gov.au/GrantFinder/GrantFinder.aspx    Like to learn the tips of applying for Grant Submission and Tenders – book our webinar or recording online www.belmontbec.com/webinars

Volunteers Wanted as a Non Profit community organisations Belmont BEC & TCFWA rely on the assistance of our volunteer network, if you have a skill or expertise you would like to share with our small businesses or can help us with data input, admin, marketing, social media then please contact us

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

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‘Live’ Webinars – Online Training from your office or home
www.belmontbec.com/webinars

Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – contact us for info.
Can’t make the time or date – request a recording!

06 Mar – Starting a Fashion Label
06 Mar – Manufacturing Pitfalls
06 Mar – Specification Sheets for the Apparel Manufacturing
06 Mar – Quality Control in Apparel Manufacturing
06 Mar – Fabpad: Growth of a Fashion Network 
06 Mar – Social Media and Fashion Entrepreneurship 
10 Mar – Small Business Networking Forum
11 Mar – App Your Business 
11 Mar – Starting Your New Business
11 Mar – Pricing, Costing & Cashflow
12 Mar – Free Legal Advice
12 Mar – Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business 
12 Mar – Energy Efficiency Accreditation
12 Mar – How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission
12 Mar – Preparing for a Trade Event 
12 Mar – Understanding the Australian Privacy Changes
13 Mar – Dealing with Agents and Retailers 
13 Mar – What Buyers Are Really Looking For 
13 Mar – Marketing for Small Fashion Business 
13 Mar – Designing and developing a cohesive and marketable collection
13 Mar – Giving Back: Corporate Social Responsibility 
18 Mar – Writing Your Business Plan
18 Mar – Preparing a Business for Sale 
18 Mar – Buying or Selling a Small Business 
19 Mar – Energy Usage in your Supply Chains 
19 Mar – Reduce Costs in Air conditioning
19 Mar – Licence your Trademarks & Designs 
20 Mar – TCF Global Sourcing Opportunities
20 Mar – Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing
20 Mar – Importing & Exporting 
20 Mar – Global Platform – Sourcing from Women in Business
25 Mar – Grow Your Business 
25 Mar – Starting Your New Business – LIVE Workshop
25 Mar – Marketing on a Budget
26 Mar – Reduce Lighting Costs in your Business 
26 Mar – Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs
26 Mar – How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission
27 Mar – TESTEX – Textiles Accreditation & Labelling 
27 Mar – Get noticed by the Media
27 Mar – Establishing Your Label in the USA
27 Mar – Colour Trends – Spring 2015

To book for upcoming events visit www.belmontbec.com/calendar or contact us on 9479 3777. All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online

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News Update – February 2014

 
 

Newsflash

 

Belmont BEC releases MY Business Incubator VIRTUAL Office Services
HOT DESKS | OFFICE SPACE | TRAINING ROOM | SHOWROOM | CLEARANCE SALES
Looking to grow your home based business  – contact us
Private office to meet your clients on an hourly or daily basis?  Hot Desk on ‘as needs’ basis. Services Available Reception | Mail | Secretarial| Messages | Parking | Wifi | Temp Staff| Catering | Air-con | Lunch Van | Business Advisory Support | Business Coaching | Newsletters | Web Services | Social Media

Belmont Business Sundowner, February 26th

Join us for monthly guest speakers and networking at 150 East Bar & Restaurant, 150 Great Eastern Highway, Ascot.  Free Entry, Happy Hour, Nibbles sponsored by 150 East. 5pm-7pm, Bookings Essential.

Book onlinewww.belmontbec.com/calendar

Nifnex Influential 100 Awards

Hyatt Regency Perth, 27th February

The top 100 Most Influential individuals within Perth’s Small Business Community will be honoured at the Gala Cocktail Awards Evening with The Honourable Lord Mayor City of Perth Lisa Scaffidi as the Guest of Honour.
Purchase Tickets

Celebrate International Women’s Day

 

Saturday March 8th 12-2pm

Bring a friend and celebrate a Japanese Asian Buffet Lunch $35 includes wine & soft drinks. 

Guest Speakers
Jana Vodesil-Baruffi, Artist ‘Permanent Impressions’ & Carina Hoang, Publisher & Award Winning Author ‘Boat People’  will share their inspirational stories.  BPW Candle Lighting Ceremony will celebrate women around the globe.Raffle to assist rebuild the  TCF Ormoc Sewing Centres, damaged through Typhoon Yolanda. 

Bookings  www.belmontbec.com/IWD2014

MY BUSINESS COACHING

Bookings Now Open

Are you taking time to work ON your business and are you only working IN it! My Business Coaching services are what you need to take your business to the next level and give you a competitive advantage.  Contact us to arrange your tailored business development program.

 

Rebuilding the TCF Ormoc Sewing Centres

A 40ft container of donated sewing machines, textiles, and sewing haberdashery and emergency relief items sailed for TCF OCCCI, Ormoc, Philippines on 8th Feb.  Ormoc was in the path of Typhoon Yolanda that hit the Leyte Province late  2013.  Thanks to all who donated items for the fundraising raffles and financial donations towards the shipping freight costs.  A Special ‘big’ thankyou to the Zip Group & Gabriella Frattini Fashion Stores, Australia for donating hundreds of cartons of fashion garments and shoes for the Typhoon Survivors.  Thanks also to our many volunteer packers.

John Stanley Retail Solutions

 A global  leader in retail advisory, John Stanley  provides his ‘Keep Up – Trend Tips for 2014’  Tip 1) Baby Boomers and Millennial Kids Tip 2) The world’s largest store…is in their pocket  Tip 3) Same Day Delivery.  Like to read John’s full trend tips – contact us and receive introduction to register for the John Stanley Retail Newsletter.

Go in our February Lucky Draw for a John Stanley autographed book “Just about everything a retail manager needs to know’ by emailing us with your tip for surviving the tough times in retail.

Apply for Free Mentoring

MY Business Incubator providing online support to small business across Western Australia
Would you like to access free mentoring and free business online training to assist your business growth and development? Register atwww.belmontbec.com/mybiform

Other Opportunities

Also available under the BPW Business Incubator project providing online training & mentoring to women in business anywhere in Australia. Register at www.belmontbec.com/bpwbiform

Services provided by My Business Incubator and BPW Business Incubator are partly supported by the Australian Government.

NEWS

Why do shoppers abandon their carts in your online shop? 1,000 online shoppers were surveyed about their awareness of shopping cart technology.  BEC Members who would like a copy of the Bronto | Magento  full report “Why we Don’t Buy: Consumer Attitudes on Shopping Cart Abandonment.  Contact us

Enterprise Connect – Grants for Group Business Reviews & Tailored Business Advisory
Like to have one/one tailored business advisory for your business and those in your supply chain (up to 5 firms) for business improvement, strategic business issues and identify pathways for growth. (Group Reviews/Advisory $120,000).  Like further info contact us

Small business complaints to the ACCC up 84%, as businesses dob in their competition: The ACCC received almost 3,600 complaints from small businesses between July and December last year.ACCC deputy chair Michael Schaper comments “People will call up to find out about their responsibilities and things like what acceptable refund policies are, but they also complain about their competition. Schaper says not only do businesses dob in other businesses, but there have also been some whistle blowers.”

Australian Consumer Law and your business
Watch these easy-to-understand videos…
http://www.business.gov.au/Newsandfeatures/2014/feb/Pages/Australian-Consumer-Law-and-your-business.aspx

Combined Small Business Alliance of WA Inc. (CosBA) Interested in the latest news on WA Small Business Policy and Updates  visit www.cosba.com.au

FREE LEGAL ADVICE: Have a business legal issue you would like to discuss? Monthly 30min appointments available at the Belmont BEC.   Bookings contact us

Five legal matters to be aware of in 2014… http://www.business.gov.au/Newsandfeatures/2014/feb/Pages/Legal-essentials-for-your-business.aspx

Accreditation for Business Advisors, Mentors, Facilitators
Interested to get formal accreditation to provide small business mentoring, advisory and facilitation. Apply to Australian Institute of Enterprise Facilitators email info@aief.org.au view requirements & benefits www.aief.org.au

Looking for what  Grants may be available for your Business?Visit  www.business.gov.au/GrantFinder/GrantFinder.aspx    Like to learn the tips of applying for Grant Submission and Tenders – book our webinar or recording online www.belmontbec.com/webinars

Trends @ MY Green Incubator

 

Air Conditioning accounts for about 40% of the energy consumption in most *businesses (*varies between businesses).

Every one-degree change will affect energy consumption by 10%. Settings should be maintained around 24°C when cooling and around 20°C when heating.

Like a Free copy of our Energy Efficiency Air Conditioning Fact Sheet, Webinar or Recording on how to reduce and manage your energy costs. Email us

Contact us for your Free Mentor to assist you one /one with your specific energy usage problems, or Fact Sheets, Online Webinars, Recordings that cover 8 topics to help you lower your energy costs and save money. Register for your free mentor at  www.tcfaustralia.com/tcfaenergyform

Book ONLINE free energy efficiency webinars  or recordings covering eight topicswww.belmontbec.com/calendar

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

‘Live’ Webinars – Online Training from your office or home
 

www.belmontbec.com/webinars

Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – contact us for info.
Can’t make the time or date – request a recording!

11 Feb App Your Business
11 Feb Starting Your New Business
11 Feb Pricing, Costing & Cash Flow
12 Feb Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business
12 Feb Energy Efficiency Accreditation
13 Feb Dealing with Agents or Retailers
13 Feb What Buyers Are Really Looking For
13 Feb Marketing for Small Fashion Business
18 Feb Writing Your Business Plan
18 Feb Preparing a Business for Sale
18 Feb Buying and Selling a Small Business
19 Feb Energy Usage in your Supply Chains
19 Feb Reduce Costs in Air Conditioning
19 Feb Licence your Trademarks & Designs
20 Feb TCF Global Sourcing Opportunities
20 Feb Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing
20 Feb Importing & Exporting 
20 Feb Global Platform – Sourcing from Women in Business
25 Feb Marketing on a Budget
25 Feb Grow Your Business
26 Feb Reduce Lighting Costs in your Business
26 Feb Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs
26 Feb How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission
27 Feb TESTEX – Accreditation & Labelling
27 Feb Get noticed by the Media
27 Feb Establishing Your Label in the USA – Recording
27 Feb Colour Trends – Spring 2015 – Recording

To book for upcoming events visit www.belmontbec.com/calendar or contact us on 9479 3777. All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online

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News Update – January 2014

 
 

Belmont BEC News update

January, 2014

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Happy New Year and best wishes for a successful year ahead in business.

Chinese New Year ‘Year of the Horse’ January 31st

Belmont Small Business Awards 2013

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Congratulations to all the Small Business Award Winners and Finalists. View the Night of Stars  www.belmontbec.com/awards

Belmont Business Sundowner, January 29th

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Kick the year off with new business contacts!  You and your staff are invited to join us for monthly networking at 150 East Bar & Restaurant, 150 Great Eastern Highway, Ascot. Free Entry, Nibbles sponsored by 150 East. 5pm-7pm, Bookings Essential. 

Book online www.belmontbec.com/calendar

TCF Ormoc, Philippines

Help us rebuild the TCF Ormoc Sewing Centres, Philippines

Donations are still being accepted of sewing machines, textiles and financial contributions towards shipping costs for the next container due to leave end of January.  TCF Ormoc was in the path of the recent devastation of Typhoon Yolanda where thousands lost their lives in the region.  All assistance is very much appreciated email carol.hanlon@tcfwa.com if you can assist in any way.  www.tcformoc.com

Nifnex Influential 100 Awards

 

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Hyatt Regency Perth, 27th February

The top 100 Most Influential individuals within Perth’s Small Business Community will be honoured at the Gala Cocktail Awards Evening with The Honourable Lord Mayor City of Perth Lisa Scaffidi as the Guest of Honour.
Website Voting
Facebook Voting
Purchase Tickets

International Women’s Day

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Saturday March 8th 12-2pm

Bring a friend and celebrate a Japanese Asian Buffet Lunch $35 includes wine & soft drinks. 

Guest Speakers
Jana Vodesil-Baruffi, Artist ‘Permanent Impressions’ & Carina Hoang, Publisher & Award Winning Author ‘Boat People’  will share their inspirational stories.  BPW Candle Lighting Ceremony will celebrate women around the globe.  

Bookings  www.belmontbec.com/IWD2014

MY BUSINESS COACHING

Bookings Now Open

2014 is the time to relook at your business goals, business plans and future strategic direction, as your client and market is changing as fast as their technology!  My Business Coaching services are what you need to take your business to the next level and keep you on top of your competition.  Contact us to arrange your tailored business development program.

Make a plan to be energy efficient

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Make a plan to be energy efficient every month of the year with our monthly energy-saving tips.
Don’t forget to book for our FREE webinars or register for our FREE Helpline & Energy Mentoringwww.belmontbec.com/calendar

Apply for Free Mentoring

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MY Business Incubator providing online support to small business across Western Australia
Would you like to access free mentoring and free business webinars to assist your business growth and development? Register atwww.belmontbec.com/mybiform

Other opportunities also available under the BPW Business Incubator projectproviding online support to women in business anywhere in Australia. Register atwww.belmontbec.com/bpwbiform

Services provided by My Business Incubator and BPW Business Incubator are partly supported by the Australian Government.

NEWS

Social Media Marketing Predictions for 2014
In 2014, social media will continue to be a necessity for small business marketing, not just a fad that will fade away.Contact us for the predictions

Scams – Beware of ‘monks’ collecting money
WA Consumer Protection have put out an alert to be aware of shaven headed men  collecting money purporting to be monks. Information about how to avoid scams is available on WA. ScamNet: www.scamnet.wa.gov.au.

FREE LEGAL ADVICE: Have a business legal issue you would like to discuss? Monthly 30min appointments available at the Belmont BEC.   Bookings contact us

Accreditation for Business Advisors, Mentors, Facilitators
Interested to get formal accreditation for your past experiences in providing small business mentoring, advisory and facilitation. Apply to Australian Institute of Enterprise Facilitators email info@aief.org.au view requirements & benefitswww.aief.org.au

Trends @ MY Green Incubator

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Air Conditioning accounts for about 40% of the energy consumption in most businesses, and accounts for about 70% of the building owner’s (common area) energy bills, and is the key contributor to peak demand charges. Contact us for Free Fact Sheet, Live Webinar, Recording or Free Mentor to help you lower your energy costs.
Or register at www.tcfaustralia.com/tcfaenergyform

Book ONLINE free energy webinars or recordings onwww.belmontbec.com/calendar

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

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‘Live’ Webinars – Online Training from your office or home
Improve your business skills to move into the new era of business!
Would you like to access $200 Training Voucher?

Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – contact us for info.
Can’t make the time or date – request a recording!

14 Jan 2014  App Your Business
14 Jan 2014  Starting Your New Business
14 Jan 2014  Pricing, Costing & Cashflow
15 Jan 2014  Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business
15 Jan 2014  Low Cost Energy Efficiency Accreditation
15 Jan 2014  How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission
16 Jan 2014  Dealing with Agents and Retailers
16 Jan 2014  What Buyers Are Really Looking For
16 Jan 2014  Preparing for a Trade Event
16 Jan 2014  Marketing for a Small Fashion Label
21 Jan 2014  Writing Your Business Plan
21 Jan 2014  Preparing a Business for Sale
21 Jan 2014  Buying or Selling a Small Business
22 Jan 2014  Energy Usage in your Supply Chain
22 Jan 2014  Reduce Costs in Air Conditioning
22 Jan 2014  Licence your Trademarks & Designs
23 Jan 2014  TCF Global Sourcing Opportunities
23 Jan 2014  Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing
23 Jan 2014  Importing & Exporting
23 Jan 2014  Global Platform – Sourcing from Women in Business
28 Jan 2014  Grow Your Business Strategically
28 Jan 2014  Starting Your New Business – LIVE Workshop
28 Jan 2014  Marketing on a Budget
29 Jan 2014  Reduce Lighting Costs in Your Business
29 Jan 2014  Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs
29 Jan 2014  How To Write a Tender or Grant Submission
29 Jan 2014  ‘Ask an Expert’ Belmont BEC Sundowner
30 Jan 2014  TESTEX – Accreditation & Labelling
30 Jan 2014  Get noticed by the Media
30 Jan 2014  Establishing Your Label in the USA

 

To book for upcoming events visit www.belmontbec.com/calendar or contact us on 9479 3777. All our Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage.
Never attended a webinar? visit our user friendly guide available online

Opportunities

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Special Offer – ‘two people for the price of one’ to attend a great selection of online webinars to grow your business. Email us to receive your special offer link. Bookings now available so don’t miss your chance to improve your skills and discover business opportunities.

View the full Calendar    |    Book now

Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) – an online register that protects your business when buying, selling or leasing out property including valuable goods, stock, vehicles, machinery, office equipment, crops and livestock – almost anything except real estate. Grace Period to register expires January 30th – For more info or register www.ppsr.gov.au

Access to IBISWorld  Industry Reports
IBISWorld produce comprehensive, up to date research & forecast reports on over 500 industries, including statistics and analysis. Belmont BEC/TCFWA members can access IBISreports at our office to better assist you in business planning. Contact us for more information.

Volunteers Wanted – as a Non Profit community organisations Belmont BEC & TCFWA rely on the assistance of our volunteer network, if you have a skill or expertise you would like to share with our small businesses or can help us with data management, marketing and social media then please contact us

Training and Meeting room available – can be hire for hourly or daily rates.  Free onsite parking incl. For further details please contact us

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