Small business events round up: 9 July 2012

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Welcome to a new series here at The Pulse – the Small Business Events Round Up. Regular blogger Natalie Giddings will be posting an update each fortnight with a collection of events from around Australia of interest to small business. Her first post kicks off here, featuring events in Melbourne and Sydney, however her posts will grow to include more cities.
If you have a knowledge gap, events are a terrific way to fill them. I’ve put together a short list of interesting opportunities below.


Rejection – Why Customers Often Say No! – Dr Marcus Powe “No!”  Wed, July 11th
Dr. Marcus Powe is the Entrepreneur in Residence at RMIT. Servcorp Business Shorts provides an information evening and a local networking opportunity for like-minded business professionals in Melbourne.
Where: 101 Collins St, Melbourne
Time:  5:30PM Drinks, nibbles & networking, 6:00PM Presentation 

An Introduction to e-Newsletter: MailChimp, Campaign Monitor  – Thurs, July 12th
This workshop is a practical introduction to creating, sending, and maintaining email newsletters.
Where:  Hub Melbourne, Bourke St
Time: 2:30PM – 4:00PM

Inside the Minds of the Entrepreneurs: The Freelancers – Thurs, July 12th
Learn some valuable tips on how to make freelancing work for you.
Where:  673 Bourke St., Melbourne, VIC
Time:  5:30PM – 7:00PM

Problogger Event: Food & Wine Blogging – Tues, July 17th
If you want to take your food and wine blogging to the next level, this is the event for you.
Where:  Maha, 21 Bond Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Time:  6:00PM – 10:30PM

SMART Networking Forum Footscray LaunchTues July 17th
Ideal for any small business owner located in Footscray or surrounding suburbs
Where:  Seddon
Time: 12:30PM – 2PM

SMART Networking ‘RICHMOND’ Forums – Victoria – Thurs, July 19th
Share your business challenges, develop new marketing ideas and strategise in a competition-free environment.
Where:  The Amora Riverwalk Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond
Time:  12:30PM – 2:00PM

Adobe Creative Suite 6 and Creative Cloud Roadshows – Tues, July 24th
Here’s your chance to be part of this momentous event and experience for yourself the best-in-class tools of Creative Suite® 6 and Adobe Creative Cloud.
Where:  Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Center, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf
Time:  9:00am – 4:30pm (Registration from 8:30am)

2012 Women in Global Business Speaker Series – Mon, July 30th
Listen to and learn from prominent business women who have succeeded internationally in international growth markets. The objective here is to bring together women involved in international trade and investment across Australia and its trading partners to help them develop sustainable business.
Where:  KPMG Level 5, 147 Collins Street, Melbourne
Time:  8:00AM – 12:30PM


Understanding Online Marketing: How are your customers & prospects finding you online? – Thurs, July 12th
Understand how people search and find businesses online
Where: Beecroft, NSW 2119
Time:  11:45AM – 2:00PM

The Business of Blogging – Made Easy! – Thurs, July 19th
Share and swap ideas with fellow participants and come away with your next 10 blog posts planned, several outlined.
Where: Killara, NSW 2071
Time:  12:00PM – 2:00PM

Cofounder Speed Date – Tues, July 24th
Looking for a cofounder? You’ll get to meet several potential cofounders and also hear from a guest speaker from within the start-up community.
Where: Ultimo, NSW
Time:  6:00PM – 9:30PM

2012 Women in Global Business Speaker Series – Thurs, July 26th
Listen to and learn from prominent businesswomen who have succeeded internationally in international growth markets.
Where:  NSW Trade & Investment Centre, 19 Martin Place, Sydney
Time:  8:00AM – 12:30PM