SAVE THE DATE!
After last year's successful lunch at Factory & Field Cohuna we are delighted to advise that we will be holding this year's Sunday lunch at Simply Tomatoes, Boort with another fabulous panel of female entrepreneurs.
Start planning that road trip with your besties and stay tuned for more details.
Join Kerry Anderson in a practical workshop for small business owners this August as part of the Small Business Festival. Swan Hill 8 August and Geelong 29 August OR contact Kerry to discuss bringing this workshop to your town.
Is your business innovating or suffocating?
If we don't even bother to think about how relevant our business is in a rapidly changing world, then there is the potential for either missing out on a great opportunity or looming disaster!
This practical workshop will take you through a simple 'health check' and explore strategies to strengthen your business into the future.
Led by Kerry Anderson, business advocate and author of ‘Entrepreneurship: It’s Everybody’s Business’, this practical workshop will enable you to take a fresh look at your business.
All participants will receive a copy of Kerry's latest book. Finger food and light refreshments will be provided.
To book your place follow the below links:
A big thank you to Tim Tim the Entertainer for use of his awesome photograph. You can find out more about Tim Tim here: http://timtim.com.au/
7 free webinars over 7 days especially for rural Australians!
Mon 13 Nov 8.30-9.30pm
Valuing our entrepreneurs: What are the attributes of an entrepreneur? Am I one or is it a student in my class? Why are they so important?
Tues 14 Nov 8.30-9.30pm
Overcoming start up barriers: Got a great business idea but the challenges seem overwhelming? Join us as we discuss some of the ways that these challenges can be overcome.
Wed 15 Nov: 8.30-9.30pm
Want to own a business? Why not buy an existing small-medium sized business? Start Ups are a great way to get into business. But they aren’t the only way according to Michael Kerr from Kerr Capital. There are incredible opportunities to buy existing and proven small to medium sized businesses, Listen in to find out how and where you find these opportunities.
Thu 16 Nov 8.30-9.30pm
Capitalising on the digital era: Can you afford not to be on the internet? How can you take your business further? Elise from Fair Dinkum Dog Coats will explain how she transformed her wholesale business into an online retail platform.
Frid 17 Nov 3.00-4.00pm
Collaborating and Cooperatives: No business is an island. Why is collaboration essential in a rural town? How can a group of people collaborate to make a business a reality? Join Ann Durie, a partner of the award winning Bakery on Broadway, to discuss how they did it. We will also share how a rural community retained their hardware store by forming a cooperative.
Sat 18 Nov 3.00-4.00pm
Is your rural community ready to establish an entrepreneurial ecosystem? How can we create a collaborative culture where entrepreneurs are valued, nurtured and supported? Operation Next Gen was put up against world best practice in June this year and proved itself worthy. Sonia Wright will share her thoughts on what difference ONG has made in her community of Cohuna.
Sun 19 Nov 3.00-4.00pm
Q & A Session: Wrapping up a week of fantastic discussion tailored for rural communities. What else do you want to know about small business and entrepreneurship? Ask your questions!
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!
Get Your Backside Creekside in Cohuna, where the Operation Next Gen conversation began, for a networking lunch and to hear three inspiring rural entrepreneurs talk about their personal journey and unique businesses.
JENNI FINN - Factory & Field, Cohuna
ANDREA HARRISON, Kawaii Kids, Birchip
LAUREN MATHERS - Bundarra Berkshires, Barham
These creative, tenacious and resourceful ladies (who don't think of themselves as entrepreneurs but definitely are) will share how they gained the confidence to start a new business venture, overcome financial barriers, and balance their family life. A fascinating conversation that will be of interest to everyone.
$25 includes morning tea on arrival, finger food lunch & glass of wine.
Proceeds will be donated to a nominated rural charity
selected by popular vote on the day
I am delighted to be one of the nine keynote speakers at the 4th annual Australian Regional Development Conference.
At some point in time every regional city or rural town faces major change. In a world that is rapidly changing some traditional industries are no longer competitive in a global market and, as connectivity improves, services that used to be provided by employees of large corporations are now being contracted to freelancers. An ageing population is also stressing an economy that desperately needs more business creation.
Change is good. The trick is to anticipate that change and explore alternatives well before it happens. And to keep your town strong and vibrant, it means the whole community has to work together.
Now has never been a better time for rural and regional communities to start thinking of entrepreneurship and self-employment as a mainstream option. It is a simple matter of changing the conversation from job seeking to job creation and asking ‘what can we do?’ as opposed to what the government should be doing for us.
Developing an entrepreneurial eco-system doesn’t happen overnight and requires a whole of community approach. Business and community leaders need to work together with educators on a long term strategic approach.
Establishing if a community is ready to successfully take on this challenge is the very first step. The future is all about being agile and adaptable. Is your community willing to look at existing landscapes with fresh eyes in the age of the digital revolution?
Sharing examples from the successful Operation Next Gen Program and other initiatives from the inaugural E*Ship 2017 Summit held in the United States; author of ‘Entrepreneurship: It’s Everybody’s Business’, Kerry Anderson will explain how communities can capitalise on the era of the entrepreneur and create new opportunities in rural and regional Australia.
Rural vs City: Does size matter when creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem?
Fresh back from the inaugural ESHIP Summit in Kansas City, as one of 430 international delegates (and one of only two guests invited from Australia), Kerry Anderson is fired up about entrepreneurial ecosystems.
As part of the Mallee Business Festival in Swan Hill (one of her favourite places to visit), Kerry will share her insights on how rural and regional communities can foster a collaborative culture that celebrates and encourages entrepreneurship. More importantly, she will explain why this is important and how community leaders, educators and the business sector in Swan Hill can help make it happen.
Tickets $15 including drink and nibbles.
Explore what it takes to create your own business and be successful.
Some practical tips and conversation with author of ‘Entrepreneurship: It’s Everybody’s Business’ and business advocate, Kerry Anderson.
Feel free to arrive and use our co-working space for free from 3pm and take your seat by 4.30pm so we can start on time.
With the next 20 years being heralded as ‘The Era of the Entrepreneur’ it is in all our interest to know why.
Kerry Anderson, author of Entrepreneurship: It’s Everybody’s Business, is passionate about changing the conversation from job seeking to job creation. Businesses, educators, and community leaders are invited to join this stimulating discussion on how they can work together to ensure that Mildura and the Sunraysia is prepared for The Era of the Entrepreneur.
VENUE: Upstart Co-working Space, 68 Bowrings Lane, Mildura
COST: $30 including light refreshments. $50 including copy of book at discount price.
Are you on a Committee or Board, or thinking of joining one?
How do you know that you are following correct procedure? Are you meeting your legal obligations? Are you protecting your members? In the eyes of the law it is simply not an excuse to say "I didn't know!"
The good news is that it's not hard if you follow a few simple principles. In a return visit to Mildura Kerry Anderson will share her practical knowledge from many years on Committees and Boards, and as a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Notes will be provided and there will be the opportunity for a complementary one-on-one mentoring session to be scheduled afterwards.
Please join us for a practical and information workshop from 5.00 - 6.30pm at the Mildura Eco Village on Wednesday 8 March, 2017. Afternoon Tea provided. http://www.kerryanderson.com.au/events/2017/3/8/introduction-to-governance-workshop
Evening doesn't suit?
FREE workshop same day at Lake Cullulleraine (10.00am to 2.00pm) DETAILS
Are you on a Committee or Board, or thinking of joining one?
How do you know that you are following correct procedure? Are you meeting your legal obligations? Are you protecting your members?
In the eyes of the law it is simply not an excuse to say "I didn't know!"
The good news is that it's not hard if you follow a few simple principles.
Kerry Anderson will share her practical knowledge from many years on Committees and Boards, and as a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
VENUE: Lake Cullulleraine Sporting Complex, Sturt Highway
FREE: Hosted by the Millewa Advisory Group with the support of the Mildura Rural City Council. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/introduction-to-governance-tickets-31176883899
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: 0430 170 501 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can't make this session?
An express workshop will be conducted in Mildura from 5.00 - 6.30pm($25 cost). REGISTRATION LINK