growing our businesses together

Upcoming events

    • 09 Aug 2017
    • 6:45 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Platform 3095, Main Rd, Eltham


    There’s a quiet revolution happening under our noses. People building independent and sustainable businesses from their passion or bright idea - many in a very non-traditional business way!

    We are now living in the age where digital, when applied in the right way, allows anyone to bring their skills, creativity or idea to life.

    We have three businesses who have harnessed the power of digital to build significant businesses that support themselves and their families based on a maker’s passion, an artistic flair or just an itch they needed to scratch.

    We are delighted to be holding this Small Business Festival Event in one of Eltham's newest venues. Platform 3095 is conveniently located right at Eltham Railway Station if you are coming by public transport and there is ample parking behind the venue on St Laurence Lane if you are coming by car.  





    • 13 Sep 2017
    • 6:45 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Edendale Farm, Gastons Rd, Eltham 3095


    A case study - the Artisan Hill’s video project - An under the hood look at how to create video content to promote your ‘craft’

    How to use video to promote your business

    Come along and hear the videographers and creative minds behind the Artisan Hill’s video, Rat and Dragon talk about the process to create the latest Artisan Hill’s videos. See some behind the scenes action on how they created the video.

    They’ve also agreed to share with you their top 10 tips on creating video for social media so that you can create your own video for social media to get the word out about your and your craft.

    Venue: Edendale Farm, Gastons Rd, Eltham




    • 11 Oct 2017
    • 6:45 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Edendale Farm, Gastons Rd, Eltham 3095

    Making Online market places work for your business

    Case study and overview of pros/cons of using Ebay and Aliexpress, Store Envy, Google Shop etc for your business

    Come along and hear successful online retailer and expert Ebay store owner, Lesley Mitchell from Renascent Bath and Body. Lesley has been using Ebay for many years now to grow a huge business and she is ready to share her insider tips with you. 

    This meeting with also include the AGM. 

    Venue: Edendale Farm, Gastons Rd, Eltham




    • 08 Nov 2017
    • 6:45 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Edendale Farm, Gastons Rd, Eltham 3095


    Come along and hear commercialisation advisor and practitioner, Brian Oldland, walk you through a solid framework to review your business and identify the rationale of how a business creates and delivers value. He will help you understand what’s worked in some small businesses and some common basic shortfalls, covering areas including your key activities, where the money is coming from and costing, which channels you’re using, how your segmenting your customers, and key relationships you need to take your business forward in 2017.

    Venue: Edendale Farm, Gastons Rd, Eltham


Past events

21 Jul 2017 Hurstbridge Business Breakfast
12 Jul 2017 Social media marketing for hospitality
23 Jun 2017 Hurstbridge Business Breakfast
14 Jun 2017 Photo Magic for your business
19 May 2017 Hurstbridge Business Breakfast
17 May 2017 May Digital Deep Dive - your Mail Chimp questions answered over coffee
10 May 2017 Balancing business + life and All about the NBN
21 Apr 2017 Hurstbridge Business Breakfast
19 Apr 2017 April Digital Deep Dive - questions & answers over coffee
12 Apr 2017 Getting (Self) Published
17 Mar 2017 Hurstbridge Business Breakfast
15 Mar 2017 March Digital Deep Dive - questions & answers over coffee
08 Mar 2017 Let's talk (all about your) business
17 Feb 2017 Hurstbridge Business Breakfast
15 Feb 2017 Digital deep dive - questions & answers over coffee
14 Feb 2017 Hurstbridge Hub Co-working Space
08 Feb 2017 Preparing for EOFY
20 Jan 2017 Hurstbridge Business Breakfast
02 Dec 2016 Network Christmas Party
18 Nov 2016 Hurstbridge Business Breakfast
09 Nov 2016 Candid conversations - the art of the start-up - getting your business started
28 Oct 2016 Hurstbridge Business Breakfast
12 Oct 2016 Upcoming digital trends and preparing your 2017 digital action plan
05 Oct 2016 Networking Morning Tea - October
14 Sep 2016 Candid Conversation with Legally Yours PLUS a panel of legal eagles to answer all your business questions
23 Aug 2016 Small Business Festival Victoria - Create your Digital Success Story
10 Aug 2016 Small Business Festival Victoria - Business grants & assistance explained
27 Jul 2016 Networking Morning Tea - July
13 Jul 2016 Candid Conversation with Janita Friend - PR Services Online
22 Jun 2016 Networking Morning Tea - June
08 Jun 2016 Candid Conversation with Bambi Gordon
11 May 2016 Handle Your Own PR with Jules Brooke
27 Apr 2016 Creating Loyalty Follow Up Workshop
23 Mar 2016 Creating Loyalty, Building Community
17 Feb 2016 Budgeting for a Life that Works
11 Dec 2015 Christmas Party
18 Nov 2015 Tick all the boxes with Neha Nayyar
21 Oct 2015 Your time is money with Rosie Shilo
16 Sep 2015 Negatives to Positives with Daryl Brooke
26 Aug 2015 How to Map out your Marketing with Jules Blundell
15 Jul 2015 Social Networking Get-together
17 Jun 2015 Social Networking Get-together
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