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Budget 2018 & NDIS Network Event

Budget 2018 and NDIS for Small Business People

Warragul Business Network Evening Graphic Budget 2018Network event highlighting how your Small Business can reap the benefits from the Budget 2018 and why you should register with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme – Managing Director of The Cassidy Crew, Pauline Luchetta will discuss the rollout of Australia’s NDIS and the opportunities for your business.
  • John Paul D’Amico of Patison Partners will present 2018 Budget Update for Small Business and key things you need to know.

Drinks and finger food provided.

Cost: $20 members and $30 non members.

Tickets available via EVENTBRITE

Don’t miss this opportunity to catch up with local business owners and learn important information to help with the running of your business!

#NDIS #Budget2018 #SmallBusiness #SmallBiz #WomeninBusiness #smallbusinessfinance #warragulbusinessgroup

Business is booming for cybercriminals

Cybersecurity: keeping yourself, your business and customers safe from cybercriminals

Small business is an easy target for 47 per cent target for attacks by cybercriminals.

In the past year alone, the Australian Cyber Security Centre identified 47,000 cyber incidents and over half of these incidents were online scams or frauds – an equivalent of five incidents happening every hour in Australia.

Cybersecurity Network Evening ImageCybercriminals have specifically targeted small business owners, from the WannaCry ransomware attack that caused several Australian small businesses to lose access to their data, to sophisticated email hacking scams where criminals stole millions of dollars from Australian law firms and real estate agents.

The introduction of mandatory data breach reporting also means that many small businesses are now at risk of 6-figure fines if they don’t inform their customers when they experience a security breach.

GippsTech founder Elena Kelareva will help you understand cybersecurity risks and how to protect yourself, your business and customers.

Her talk will uncover the biggest risks; security for your network and hardware devices; password security and keeping cybercriminals from gaining access to your online accounts; how to protect your website visitors’ data and prevent hackers from taking down your website; and how to prevent email scammers from stealing money from your business.

When: Wednesday 9 May at 6pm

Where: Newmason Eat Drink Relax, Mason Street, Warragul

Networking opportunity – finger food provided – drinks at bar prices

Tickets: $20 members and $30 non members 


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Refunds available up to one day before event. No payments accepted at the door.
*Plus Eventbrite processing fee.

#cybersecurity #cybersafety #cyberthreats #cyberaustralia


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