Small business events round up: 10 October 2012

What's on

Here’s a round up of useful business-centric events going on around the country this October.

Melbourne

Building a Referral Based Business – Tues., October 16th  

In this seminar, unlock the secrets to building your business so that your marketing is built right in to your product or service. That means you’ll be able to focus more on creating a profit, and less on what the competition is doing.

Where:  Milano’s Brighton Beach Hotel, 4 The Esplanade, Brighton Beach
Time:  9:00AM – 12:30PM

Brand Meets Blog Breakfast – Fri., October 19th  

This event is for anyone who is interested in blogger relations and how run more effective outreach campaigns. You may be a small business owner, marketing manager of a large company, a PR practitioner or just interested individual.

Where:  Globe Cafe, Prahran, 218 Chapel Street
Time:  9:00AM

Product Camp Melbourne – Sat., October 20th  

ProductCamp is a great opportunity for you to learn from, teach to, and network with professionals involved in the product management, marketing, and development process.

Where:  PageUp People Head Office, Level 10, 91 William Street
Time:   8:00AM – 4:30PM

Melbourne Professional Networking Night – Thurs., October 25th  

Professional Networking Nights are a mix of facilitated networking and casual chatter over a glass of wine and canapes. The vibe is very much about like-minded women reaching out to one another sharing contacts, knowledge and experiences.

Where:  Lander & Rogers, Level 12, 600 Bourke Street
Time:  6:00PM – 8:00PM

Sydney

Blogging for cash: The New Age of Blog Monetisation – Mon., October 8th

This will be a discussion around bloggers as publishers and the changes in the Australian blogosphere with panel members Daniel Kjellsson–FELLT.com, Patty Huntington–frockwriter, Karla Courtney–The {Tiny} Times & Matthew Gain, Director Brand and Digital Marketing, Edelman–MatthewGain.com. (and an MYOB blogger!)

Where:  Shelbourne Hotel, 200 Sussex Street
Time: 6:15PM – 8:30PM

Social Media Strategies – Tues., October 9th

Do you want to know how to make your social media strategy more of an online interactive community, opposed to just an online advertising platform?  Media Panel includes; Karalee Evans, Digital Head of Text100; Jon Holloway, Head of Strategy at The Works; James Griffin, Partner of SR7, specialists in Social Media intelligence, research, strategy and execution; and Lisa Messenger, Owner and Creative Director of The Messenger Group and author of Social Media to Boost Your Brand.

Where:  Shelbourne Hotel, 200 Sussex Street
Time: 6:00PM – 8:30PM

Facebook for Business  – Tues., October 9th

Join the Interactive Facebook & Social Media Workshop and learn the advantages and disadvantages of individual profiles, fan pages and groups as they relate to your business.

Where:  Portside Convention Centre, 207 Kent Street
Time: 2:00PM – 5:00PM

Sydney Business Awards 2012 – Wed., October 10th

Awards dinner hosted by David Koch.  Bring your colleagues, clients, friends and family members to celebrate the best business in the City of Sydney with Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP, City Councillors and the NSW Minister for Small Business.

Where:  Grand Ballroom at The Westin Sydney, 1 Martin Place
Time:  6:00PM – 10:00PM

Social media and online business chat! – Tues., October 16th

This will be the perfect opportunity to get to know others in the industry, learn something new and share ideas and expertise.

Where:  Pumphouse Bar, 17 Little Pier St Haymarket
Time:  6:00PM

Give Your Brand a Luxury Edge – Thurs., October 18th

Learn the secrets employed by international luxury brands to turn your business into a sought after brand with an enviable luxury edge.

Where:  TBC in Sydney CBD
Time:  10:00AM – 11:30AM

Sydney Professional Networking Night – Tues., October 23rd 

Professional Networking Nights are a mix of facilitated networking and casual chatter over a glass of wine and canapes. The vibe is very much about like-minded women reaching out to one another sharing contacts, knowledge and experiences.

Where:  Arras Restaurant, 204 Clarence Street
Time:  6:00PM – 8:00PM

Social Innovation: Harnessing the Power of People for Profit and Purpose – Tues., October 23rd 

In this 90 minute class, students will cover Social Innovation, Technology & The Web, Business Models, Frameworks & Social Innovation tools, Online Community Building and Case Studies of Successful Social Entrepreneurs.

Where:  General Assembly @ Systrum St., Unit G
Time:  6:30PM – 8:00PM

Selling with Social Media – Wed., October 24th  

This class will provide strategy and guidelines on how to use social media to increase sales and generate leads and referrals.

Where:  General Assembly, 608 Harris St., Ultimo
Time:  6:30PM – 8:00PM

Getting on Track for Success with Social Media – Wed., October 24th  

Join communications strategist and digital media practitioner David Hood for this hands-on, two-day workshop packed with knowledge, tips and insights. Between them, David and Rebecca have over seven years of experience working with leading organisations including Greenpeace, Hub Melbourne, RMIT, TEDxMelbourne, the Victorian Department of Justice and social entrepreneurs and future builders from all over the world.

Where:  6-10 O’Connell St., #6
Time:  9:00AM

Fast-Track Social Media for Business – Wed., October 24th  

Discover how to fast-track social media for your business and learn to use best practice across all platforms.

Where:  Synergy Business Centre, 11 Lord St., Botany
Time:  10:00AM – 2:30PM

INTENSIVE 3 Day Social Media Course – Wed., October 29th to 31st    

This 3 Day Social Media course is a mix of lecture, group challenges and computer based exercises.  Explore, identify and evaluate different social media revenue tools including Facebook shopping carts.

Where:  Level 6, 1 O’Connell Street
Time:  5:00PM

Crafting a Storytelling Strategy for Your Brand – Tues., October 30th     

With this course, you’ll understand the golden rules of storytelling and how the traditional advertising by interruption model is no longer relevant.

Where:  General Assembly, 608 Harris St., Ultimo
Time:  6:30PM – 8:00PM