Executive Officer Update – It was great to connect local business women at the Women in Business morning tea last week. With around 30 people meeting up for coffee and talking about their business, there was much enthusiasm for another gathering soon.
Dates to put in your diary for upcoming networking opportunities include:
Tues 9 Aug (7pm) – Getting Collaboration Right (Cohoots, Castlemaine)
Thurs 25 Aug (7pm) – Cross Regional Event at Holgate Brewhouse (Woodend)
Thurs 15 Sept (7pm) – Women in Business evening (Cohoots, Castlemaine)
A warm welcome to new (and returning) members to Business Mount Alexander:
Kerry Anderson – KA Rural Enterprises
Allison Tingay – Bendigo Bank, Castlemaine Branch
Our featured business for August is PC.Architecture.
Membership Reminder – BMA is growing and with a good number of events, workshops and other networking opportunities why not consider joining! You can fill in the online membership form HERE, or send me an email for any queries I can help you with: gen@
Small Business Workshops – Feedback has been really positive with the last series of small business workshops. More sessions have been organised by Mount Alexander Shire Council with the next one on:
Setting Your Financial Strategy
Monday 5 September
Castlemaine Town Hall, Frederick Street
5.30pm – 8pm
$20 (Light refreshments provided)
These workshops allow time for networking prior to the workshop starting (6pm). The sessions are informative and practical plus you get to take home a workshop booklet with handy resources to refer back to. Both Gen Ward (BMA EO) and Eva Parkin (Economic Development MAS) are available for any questions at the beginning of the session.
BMA members are entitled to a 50% discount on a business mentoring session withSBMS, at a cost of $50 for attending any of these listed workshops. (Sponsored byRobertson Hyetts Solicitors)
Entrepreneurship. It’s everybody’s business!
Wednesday 31 August, 2016
Discovery Science & Technology Centre, Bendigo
5.30pm – 7.00pm (followed by Book Launch)
Bookings via Eventbrite.
In a rapidly changing world with new technologies and career paths there is no doubt that business opportunities are bountiful for those that have the ability to look at existing landscapes with fresh eyes. But are we recognising the entrepreneurs in our community and giving them the support that they need to succeed?
Join Castlemaine businesswoman, Kerry Anderson, for a very important conversation and to celebrate the launch of her book, sharing practical ideas to strengthen rural businesses and communities.
Central Vic Regional Networking at Holgate Brewhouse:
This week I met up with Lee Sandwith and Natalie Dowling from the Macedon Ranges Business Networking Group (MRBNG) who are hosting the next cross-regional networking event.
Holgate Brewhouse, 79 High Street, Woodend
7pm – 10pm
$18 includes finger food
Bookings via TRYBOOKING.
This unique night will be facilitated by leading personal and business coach Veronica Strachan who will help you find meaningful business connections as well as an insightful presentation by Holgate Brewhouse on how they went from small batch brewery to distributing their product nationally.
All this plus networking and fun! Groups from Bendigo and Daylesford are also invited along, so let’s show our support to Macedon Ranges biz folk for what should be a great night.
Trains returning from Woodend are: 9.21pm and 10.22pm