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NDIS for small business people

Business Network Evening: NDIS for small business people

 Wednesday 20 September at 6pm at Gippsland Business Centre, 155 Queen St, Warragul.  Tickets available on EVENTBRITE.

The rollout of Australia’s $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will reach Gippsland on 1 October 2017.

In a move towards greater social inclusion, the NDIS is shifting welfare-style, block funding for providers to one that directly funds people with disabilities.

NDIS for small business people - Do you see me or my disability
NDIS for small business: Image from Parents: Do you see my child first or his disability?

Essentially, NDIS will give people with a disability, their families and carers, choice and control of services needed to help them live life in ways that work for them from everyday activities to personal interests, education, work and travel.

So what does this mean for Gippsland’s small businesses?  The changed funding mechanism effectively means the NDIS scheme opens up an entirely new market.

Put another way, nearly half a million Australian people with disabilities are about to go shopping for the first time, rather than being passive recipients of services.

As customers, they will want direct access to Gippsland businesses such as retailers, hospitality, tourism and accommodation; health and fitness; education, training and employment; real estate, all sorts of trades; transport, health and leisure; IT and e-marketing, etc.

Alongside Uber or Air Tasker style websites, new sites such as Clickability and Care Navigator are springing up to guide people with disabilities through NDIS registered businesses in a TripAdvisor format.

NDIS for Small Business People network evening offers the chance to meet with NDIS participants, providers and learn first hand why every Gippsland business owner should register and be part of this new initiative.

Tickets: Warragul Business Group Members $10, Non members $20.

Drinks and nibbles provided.

Tickets and RSVP: 03 5624 3800 or via Eventbrite

NDIS for small business network evening with Cassidy Crew
NDIS for small business network evening host

Presented by the Warragul Business Group and Member Business: The Cassidy Crew – Finalist in 2017 Gippsland Business Awards.

 

 

#NDIS #warragulbusiness #smallbusiness #GippslandEvents

 

Executive coaching networking breakfast

Does executive coaching provide a return on investment?

Maree McPherson Executive Coaching
Local coach and mentor Maree McPherson will talk about executive coaching and return on investment at a networking breakfast in Warragul on 14 September

Executive coaching has become the approach of choice in management development and as such has established itself as a standard in some industries.

There are significant benefits to organisations from coaching.  Does executive coaching provide a return on investment?  Can we measure it in financial terms, or are we foolish to even try?

Find out at the next Baw Baw Business & Community Network Events breakfast to be held at the Warragul Reception & Conference Centre on Thursday, 14 September 2017, supported by Federation Training and Telstra.

Guest speaker Maree McPherson is a coach, mentor, facilitator, and writer and works with corporate organisations, not-for-profits and individuals.  In her leadership development practice, Maree helps people aspire beyond what they think they are capable of.

With over 30 years’ experience, Ms McPherson is an experienced not for profit, government and community leader, and small business owner.  She is a creator of strong relationships across multiple stakeholder groups and a proven effective broker of partnerships, including as a CEO and in the public and for purpose (not for profit) domains.

Because she is passionate about community leadership, Ms McPherson chaired the advisory committee for the Gippsland Community Leadership Program for several years. Her fundamental belief in the power of education to change lives led Ms McPherson to become a member of the Victorian Adult, Community and Further Education Board for over five years.

Her commitment to developing regional Victoria saw Ms McPherson appointed by the Victorian Government to Chair the Gippsland Regional Partnerships committee for a four-year term from August 2016, and she is also member of the Victorian Government’s Regional Development Advisory Committee.

The networking breakfast is $35 for a hot plated breakfast and will be held from 7.00am to 9.00am on Thursday, 14 September.  Pre-event registration is essential with registrations due 6 September.

For more information and registration visit www.trybooking.com and search for Maree McPherson, or contact Kirstyn Krausz on kirstyn@gippslandem.com.au, phone 0413 187 576 or visit Gippsland Community Network Events Facebook page.

#warragulbusinessgroup #businessnetworking #bawbawbusiness #gippslandeventsmanagement #warragulbusinessgroupmember

 

Three events to get known online

GippsTech meet ups to get known online

GippsTech get known online
GippsTech #SheHacks

Three events to help new business owners, emerging #SheHacks or ways for non tech head people to get known online.  Click on green links to sign up below:

Get Your Business Online – Wed 30 May

An event for business owners who have zero or close to zero online presence. It assumes no technical skill whatsoever, and walks people through the very first few steps of getting their business visible online, from getting their business on Google Maps, to listing their business in online directories like TrueLocal and Yellow Pages. We also give a beginner-level overview of whether their business could benefit from social media or a website, and the pros and cons of both, as well as which social media platform is right for their type of business.

#SheHacks Gippsland Meetup Dinner – Sat 27 May

As part of the #SheHacks program run by Girl Geek Academy, we’re organising a few special events for Gippsland women interested in building startup businesses together. We ran an earlier training bootcamp in April; this event will bring together women who attended the earlier training bootcamp as well as other women interested in business/tech who couldn’t make it on the day. We’ll give a summary of what a hackathon is and how it works for those who couldn’t attend, as well as provide time for attendees to share startup ideas, ask questions and help each other out with preparing for the hackathon.

Gippsland Tech & Business Meetup – Fri 9 June

We’ve just set up a Warragul-based meetup group for business owners, techies, entrepreneurs, freelancers and people in marketing, design or online technology. If you’re interested in any of those topics, please join the meetup group to meet other likeminded people in your local area and learn from each other!

#SheHacks #Gippsland #Warragul