Events

LEARN, CONNECT & COLLABORATE
these are some of the BBI community values
All are welcome to attend join in our breakfast and lunch sessions held each month.

Join Our Monthly Community Networking Breakfasts:
8.30am on the last Wednesday every month
Join Our Monthly Lunch & Learn Sessions:
12.30pm -1.30pm on the second Thursday every month

Are you trying to take your business to the next level?
Or still working out how to launch?
Browse our current
WORKSHOP PROGRAM
below to find the help you may need.
We look forward to meeting you!

Tenancy

17 SEPTEMBER

STARTING YOUR BUSINESS
How to turn an idea into a business

    Get your bright idea off the ground and running at this essential planning workshop. 


    Come to grips with everything you need to know before you start your business, and walk away with a clear vision of what steps you'll need to take to turn your business idea into a reality.

    Packed with tips, tools and expert step-by-step guidance, this workshop prepares you to give your business the best chance of success.



    SESSION TIME

    6pm - 9.30pm, Tues 17 Sep 2019

    COST

    $30


    Presented by:

    Small Business Victoria


    Click the button below for more details and to reserve your place. 


    LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

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Tenancy

18 SEPTEMBER

BUSINESS GROWTH WORKSHOP SERIES (Session 8)

HARNESS PROCESSES TO SET YOUR BUSINESS UP FOR SUCCESS

Streamline your business for growth

    Come and learn how to mine the gold in your business processes and uncover the secrets to your next stage of growth.

    Capacity for growth depends heavily on business processes and automation

    In this workshop you will learn;

    o How to identify where your pain points are

    o The 5 main areas within your business and how to scale

    o 10 easy steps to a streamlined business

    o How to best set you up for implementation

    Hear from the experts who help business leverage systems to achieve growth

    Presented by:

    Kate Riordan and Sonia Fedorowicz, Power To Process

    For more info on Kate click HERE For more info on Sonia click HERE

    SESSION TIME

    5.30pm - 8pm, Wed 18 Sep 2019

    COST

    Free

    Please plan to arrive by 5.30pm for food and networking



    For more info on Kate click HERE
    For more info on Sonia click HERE




    Click the button below for more details and to reserve your place. 

    LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

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Tenancy

25 SEPTEMBER

BUSINESS GROWTH WORKSHOP SERIES (Session 9 - Final in the series)

SEO Made Easy: How to get your business found online!


    Want to generate more business via search engines but don't know how? Then this is the workshop for you!

    SEO Made Easy is the perfect start for business owners who want to optimize their website and learn how to get it ranking on search engines to generate more business.


     Discover why SEO is important, how it can help your business, and the skill set to start optimizing your website and be on the road to ranking on Google.


    SESSION TIME

    5:30pm - 8pm, Wed 25 Sep 2019


    COST

    Free

    Please plan to arrive by 5.30pm for food and networking

    Presented by:

    Lawrence Hitches


    Click the button below for more details and to reserve your place. 

    LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

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Tenancy

5 OCTOBER

DIGITAL SKILLS SERIES

(Session 1)

Coding Crash Course for Non Tech Founders #1

    Ruby for beginners + Growth Hacking with Ruby for beginners

    Coding skills can be used for so much more than web and software development.

    A very popular application of programming for Marketers and Business Owners is AUTOMATION and EXTRACT DATA (APIs and scraping)

    At the end of the day, our goal is that you’ll be able to build your own scraper to scrape information from the web. For that, we’ll be using Ruby as our back-end language which is a language many tech companies have been built on (such as Airbnb, GitHub, SoundCloud, Kickstarter, Basecamp, Shopify…). 

    This workshop is divided into 2 parts:

    PART 1: Ruby Fundamentals

    In the first part of the Workshop, we’ll show you how Ruby works, and we’ll walk you through the core concepts using practical examples.

    We’ll start the day by learning: 

    - Variables & Type, Conditions, Loops, Functions, Objects

    - How to code a simple algorithm in Ruby

    PART 2: Scraping websites using Ruby

    In the second part of the Workshop, we’ll be using Ruby to scrape the web

    - Understand what a scraper is and how you can scrap the web for relevant information

    - Automate processes

    - Understand the difference between an API and a scraper

    - Build our own scraper

    What to bring?

    - Your laptop

    - Install Google Chrome or Firefox

    - Install Sublime Text (https://www.sublimetext.com/3)

    - Ideally, have Ruby installed on your computer: https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/documentation/installation/


    SESSION TIME

    10:30am - 4:00pm, Sat 5 October 2019


    COST

    General Admission - $10

    Presented by:

    Paal Ringstad, Le Wagon

    Click the button below for more details and to reserve your place. 

    LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

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Tenancy

12 OCTOBER

DIGITAL SKILLS SERIES

(Session 3)

Coding Crash Course for Non Tech Founders #2

    From Idea to Product Market fit + HTML / CSS for beginners + API's for beginners

    If you're a new or future Founder, learn about product market fit, how to create your own landing page from scratch and how you can automate processes using APIs for your business.

    This workshop is divided into 3 parts:
    PART 1:
    Lean thinking & Launching your MVP

    How to go about creating your first company in the leanest way possible. This section will go through markets, market testing, lean thinking as well as covering the tools to use to quickly launch an MVP and where to go from there.

    PART 2: Build your landing page (HTML/CSS)

    In the second part, we’ll take one of your ideas and build landing pages from scratch with HTML & CSS before we publish it online.

    PART 3: Simple API's to automate processes

    We’ll explore how APIs work and how you can use them in your businesses to automate processes. 

    We’ll also go over some tools (MailChimp, Typeform, Google Analytics, Zapier, Olark, etc.), that will be useful for entrepreneurs. 

    What to bring?

    - Your laptop

    - Install Google Chrome or Firefox

    - Install Sublime Text (https://www.sublimetext.com/3)

    SESSION TIME

    10:30am - 4:00pm, Sat 12 October 2019


    COST

    General Admission - $10

    Presented by:

    Paal Ringstad, Le Wagon




    Click the button below for more details and to reserve your place. 

    LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

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Tenancy

22 OCTOBER

STARTING YOUR BUSINESS
How to turn an idea into a business

    Get your bright idea off the ground and running at this essential planning workshop. 


    Come to grips with everything you need to know before you start your business, and walk away with a clear vision of what steps you'll need to take to turn your business idea into a reality.

    Packed with tips, tools and expert step-by-step guidance, this workshop prepares you to give your business the best chance of success.



    SESSION TIME

    6pm - 9.30pm  Tue 22 Oct 2019

    COST

    $30


    Presented by:

    Small Business Victoria


    Click the button below for more details and to reserve your place. 


    LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

REGISTER
Tenancy

19 NOVEMBER

STARTING YOUR BUSINESS
How to turn an idea into a business

    Get your bright idea off the ground and running at this essential planning workshop. 


    Come to grips with everything you need to know before you start your business, and walk away with a clear vision of what steps you'll need to take to turn your business idea into a reality.

    Packed with tips, tools and expert step-by-step guidance, this workshop prepares you to give your business the best chance of success.



    SESSION TIME

    6pm - 9.30pm  Tue 19 Nov 2019

    COST

    $30


    Presented by:

    Small Business Victoria


    Click the button below for more details and to reserve your place. 


    LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

REGISTER