2020 Calendar of Events

July to December 2020 … back to physical events!

NOTE: The previously advised program has had dates altered in order to ensure all of our chapters don’t have to wait too long to recommence some “normality”. We apologise for the inconvenience.

July 2020:

Wednesday, July 1 – 5.30pm – Victor Harbor dinner – The Boulevard Cafe, Encounter Bay

We will be talking about the opportunities available for regional women in business in a post-COVID world. If you haven’t pivoted your business, it may not be too late to think about doing so. If you’re wondering what the future is expected to hold for regional South Australia, we’re going to be talking about that too! Network founder Carolyn Jeffrey has spent many hours on webinars and doing research on the opportunities ahead, and is also launching an exciting initiative to offer further assistance to regional women. The two-course dinner will be from a set menu and, due to health regulations, numbers will be strictly limited. New check-in rules will be in place, including the taking of temperatures at the door. BOOK YOUR SPOT HERE.

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Monday, July 6 – 5.30pm – Kadina dinner – Royal Exchange Hotel

Did you know many businesses have to close or go bust when disaster strikes simply because their insurance cover didn’t reflect what their business does nor the assets it has? Di Brennan, founder of DCB Insurance and member of the Women in Business Regional Network has been involved with the insurance and banking industries for over 20 years and she will talk with us about insurance and discuss some of the risks you may not realise your business is exposed to. BOOK YOUR SPOT HERE.

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Tuesday, July 7 – 5.30pm Port Pirie dinner – Comfort Inn Flinders on Main, Port Pirie

The focus of our Port Pirie dinner will be on insurance and some of the risks you may not realise your business is exposed to. Di Brennan from DCB Insurance will be talking with us about understanding insurance and how to get the right cover for your business needs. Di is also a member of the Women in Business Regional Network. BOOK YOUR SPOT HERE.

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Wednesday, July 8 – 12.30pm – Clare lunch – Sevenhill Hotel

The inaugural Clare/Mid North lunch for the Women in Business Regional Network will have a focus on business planning, particularly strategic planning. BOOK YOUR SPOT HERE.

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Monday, July 13 – 12.30pm – McLaren Vale lunch – The Smiling Samoyed.

Do you have your new financial year bookkeeping strategy in place? Samantha Docking from BOSS Business Office Support Services, will talk with us about your responsibilities and strategies for effective record keeping, the compliance requirements and the technologies and resources to help business owners achieve this compliance without too much of a headache! Samantha provides consulting/training and outsourced services to business across Australia specialising in People, Finance and Systems. They are also a bit of a one stop outsourced Business Administration and Management team, providing full office support to her clients and services covering Payroll, Human Resources, BAS Agent Services, Bookkeeping, Technology SetUps, Integrations and Management. BOOK YOUR SPOT HERE.

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Thursday, July 16 – 12.30pm – Members Online lunch – Via Zoom

This is an online networking lunch for financial members of the Women in Business Regional Network to network, promote their business and receive support. During the event you’ll have the chance to talk about your business, pose problems and questions that you’d like input about, network with others, seek and offer support. This is a relaxed online function via the Zoom platform. BOOK YOUR SPOT HERE.

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Monday, July 20 – 5.30pm – Riverland dinner – Berri Hotel.

When it comes to getting work or activities done in the workplace, some businesses elect to engage contractors rather than staff, as it is often seen as an easier and cost effective option – right? Perhaps not! Evelyn Pollard is an experienced HR professional who has assisted many businesses navigate the employment legislation landscape. During this session Evelyn will take us through a process aimed at assessing whether the proposed work being undertaken is a true contractor or employee arrangement. She will also guide us through the implications of making the incorrect decision, some alternatives to consider, and if it is a true contractor arrangement, what the contract document should look contain. BOOK YOUR SPOT HERE.

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Tuesday, July 21 – 12.30pm – Murray Bridge lunch – Swanport Hotel.

“Contractors vs Staff – Does it look and quack like a duck?” A number of decisions coming out of the Fair Work Commission and Federal Circuit Court have highlighted that the practice of engaging a contractor to perform work in lieu of staff is no longer an “easy” option, even for the small family business. Businesses need to pause and assess whether the arrangement currently in place “looks and quacks like a duck”. Evelyn Pollard is an experienced HR professional who has assisted many businesses navigate this employment legislation landscape. During this session Evelyn will take us through a process aimed at assessing whether the proposed work being undertaken is a true contractor or employee arrangement. She will also guide us through the implications of making the incorrect decision, some alternatives to consider, and if it is a true contractor arrangement, what the contract document should look contain. BOOK YOUR SPOT HERE.

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Monday, July 27 – 5.30pm – Strathalbyn dinner – Oasis Gardens and Function Centre

Fun Facebook Marketing on a Small Budget – Do you lack motivation when it comes to posting on your Facebook page? Do you start writing a post and then delete because you think it’s boring or just too hard? Do you think there little value to be gained by maintaining your page? Effective Facebook marketing can produce some incredible results for your business and the good news is you don’t need a huge budget. Our presenter Sonya Lorenz, will share with you how she has used Facebook to grow her business and have fun doing it at the same time! BOOK YOUR SPOT HERE.

August 2020:

Monday, August 3 – 5.30pm – Adelaide Hills dinner – Barker Hotel, Mt Barker

Branding can be a huge exercise, involving applying design and marketing expertise to every layer of the public face of your business. But for those starting lean and keen, you need to know what’s essential, and what’s nice to have. What to do now, and what to roll out later. What you can DIY – and when it’s best to call in the professionals. Powdermonkey Design Founder, Demelza Thorpe is a freelance graphic designer based in the Adelaide Hills. Her business, is all about creative for the people which means means making personalised, bespoke graphic design accessible for start ups, small business and regular folk.  Demelza will take you through her step-by-step guide to branding for small businesses & startups explaining some of the jargon and solve some of the great mysteries plaguing small business owners – like what on earth is the difference between hosting and a domain name? BOOK YOUR SPOT HERE.

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Wednesday, August 5 – 12.30pm – Victor Harbor lunch

Find out what local government on the Southern Fleurieu is doing for small business at our next Victor Harbor lunch on Wednesday, August 5. As well as a great opportunity to network we’re hoping to welcome along representatives from the economic development departments of Alexandrina Council and the City of Victor Harbor to talk about what the councils are doing to enhance the local economy and the support that is available in the wake of COVID-19. Business Victor Harbor representatives have also been invited to outline information about their latest projects and partnerships. BOOK YOUR SPOT HERE.

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Thursday, August 13 – Online dinner – details to be confirmed

Monday, August 17 – Members Online dinner – details to be confirmed

Monday, August 24 – 5.30pm – McLaren Vale dinner – The Meeting Place, McLaren Vale – further details to be posted soon

September 2020:

Thursday, September 3 – 5.30pm – Victor Harbor dinner – details to be confirmed

Monday, September 7 – 5.30pm – Kadina dinner – details to be confirmed

Tuesday, September 8 – 5.30pm – Port Pirie dinner – details to be confirmed

Wednesday, September 9 – 12.30pm – Clare lunch – details to be confirmed

Monday, September 14 – 5.30pm – McLaren Vale lunch – details to be confirmed

Thursday, September 17 – 12.30pm – Members Online Lunch – details to be confirmed

Monday, September 21 – 5.30pm – Riverland dinner – details to be confirmed

Tuesday, September 22 – 12.30pm – Murray Bridge lunch – details to be confirmed

Monday, September 28 – 5.30pm – Strathalbyn dinner – details to be confirmed

October 2020:

Thursday, October 1 – Online dinner – details to be confirmed

Thursday, October 22 – Members Onliner dinner – details to be confirmed

Monday, October 26 – 5.30pm – Adelaide Hills dinner – details to be confirmed

Wednesday, October 28 – 12.30pm – Victor Harbor lunch – details to be confirmed

November 2020:

Monday, November 2 – 5.30pm – Victor Harbor dinner – details to be confirmed

Wednesday, November 4 – 12.30pm – McLaren Vale lunch – details to be confirmed

Monday, November 9 – 5.30pm – Kadina dinner – details to be confirmed

Tuesday, November 10 – 5.30pm – Port Pirie dinner – details to be confirmed

Wednesday, November 11 – 12.30pm – Clare lunch – details to be confirmed

Monday, November 16 – 5.30pm – McLaren Vale dinner – details to be confirmed

Thursday, November 19 – 12.30pm – Members Online lunch – details to be confirmed

Monday, November 23 – 5.30pm – Riverland dinner – details to be confirmed

Tuesday, November 24 – 12.30pm – Murray Bridge lunch – details to be confirmed

Monday, November 30 – 5.30pm – Strathalbyn dinner – details to be confirmed

December 2020:

Saturday, December 5 – Christmas Dinner – details to be confirmed