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NEWS UPDATE – JULY, 2018

25th Belmont and Western Australia Small Business Awards 2018
Do you know a small business in WA that deserves recognition?

Now open for nominations and accepting entries.
Nominate your own business, or nominate your clients, or a supplier.
26 Categories (23 awards are state-wide categories).
Like support with your submission? Register for free Award Information Kit or Online Webinar.
Award Business mentors can assist with your queries.
Contact us for Award Entry Forms and Information Kits – view www.belmontbec.com/awards
 

 

LAST CHANCE – TCF Buying Mission CENTRESTAGE Hong Kong, 5-8 September
3 Nights Free Accommodation or Travel Allowance *Sponsorship to 1st Time Buyers
CENTRESTAGE Asia’s Fashion Spotlight will be a living showcase of trend-setting fashion icons, innovative brands and design talent from Hong Kong, China, Japan, Korea and ASEAN.
VIP Buyers with Multi-stores, Dept Stores, Online Portals may also be *eligible for Airfare Sponsorship. All TCF Buyers receive VIP Buyer Privileges including access to VIP Buyers Lounge. Contact Us for your Buyer Registration Form.

 

 

Belmont Business ‘Ask an Expert’ Sundowner– Wednesday, 25 July, 5-7pm at Belmont Sports & Recreation Club, 400 Abernethy Rd. Cloverdale. You and your staff are invited to promote your business, listen to our great speakers and meet other small businesses on the night.  Speakers include: Jules Lewin, Charthill Legal – understanding contracts, terms & conditions Anthea Lowe, Data Success – insights into finding customers fast. Darryl Richards, Res-Q – how to ‘app’ your business. Harvey Rose, Belmont BEC – tips on preparing your award submission. Carol Hanlon, TCFWA – lower your risks when importing & exporting. You will be invited to introduce yourself and your business to all attendees. Door Prizes. Nibbles, Drinks at bar prices. Free Entry. Bookings Essential www.belmontbec.com/events/

 

 

LAST CHANCE – TCF Mission Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles, Shanghai, China, August 27-30
*2 Nights Free Accommodation Sponsorship to *eligible TCF Members

Intertextile Home Textile product ranges include: Upholstery Fabrics, Furniture Leather, Tassels & Trimmings, Carpets & Rugs, Bedding, Towelling, Intertextile Design Boutique, Wallcoverings, Table & Kitchen Linen, Digital Printing, Home Style. Contact Us for your Buyer Registration Form.

 

 

LAST CHANCE – TCF Mission Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles, Shanghai, China, August 27-30
*2 Nights Free Accommodation Sponsorship to *eligible TCF Members

Intertextile Home Textile product ranges include: Upholstery Fabrics, Furniture Leather, Tassels & Trimmings, Carpets & Rugs, Bedding, Towelling, Intertextile Design Boutique, Wallcoverings, Table & Kitchen Linen, Digital Printing, Home Style. Contact Us for your Buyer Registration Form.

 

TCF Uncovers unique new labels at SheTrades Global
TCF discovered designers seeking agents, distributorships and/or sales with designers, retailers and/or online portals.AFRICA Eclectic Chique, Resort Accessories –  www.eclecticchique.comPERUAwanaalpaca, Alpaca Accessories – www.awanaalpaca.ch
If you are interested to be linked with new artisan suppliers from developing countries email your interest to Carol Hanlon, TCF Global .
 

 

14 body language tips to appear more confident
How you connect with others, and value yourself, are huge components to advancing in your career. You can be the most talented person in the world, but if you’re showing that you don’t believe in yourself, well, no one will believe in you either. So, how does one exude confidence and show talent without boasting about themselves every minute of every day? Through body language! Click here.

 

 

18 must have social media marketing tips for business
People in charge of social media management, especially in small businesses, don’t always have much time to browse through an extensive blog archive. To give you a hand, this site has compiled 18 blog posts that touch on the topic of social media marketing tips that will help you improve promoting your business on social media. To learn the tips – click here.  Join our BEC Online Webinar: ‘Tips on using social media in your business’ (includes workbook) available 24/7 – you can view at home on PC, tablet, or smart-phone. Bookings www.belmontbec.com/webinars

 

 

FREE Workshop ‘Tax for Small Business Workshop’, July 17, 1pm-4pm

Provides an overview of the taxation and superannuation obligations associated with starting and operating a small business. Includes: different business structures, registering for GST, income tax and claiming deductions, record keeping, how to prepare and lodge BAS statements; employer obligations Eg. PAYG.  Limited Seats. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Book Now www.belmontbec.com/events/

 

 

 QUOTE OF THE MONTH

We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy

and to be greedy only when others are fearful.”

Warren Buffett (famed investor). Total net worth $83.1B.

 

 

National Bank Microenterprise Loan Program
Belmont BEC can assist eligible new and existing businesses to access up to a $10,000 loan for your small business. Like more information? – Contact Belmont BEC  Accredited Partner of the NAB Microenterprise Loan Program.

 

 

Join us at Women Economic Forum, Perth, July 2019   Calling for sponsors, supporters, volunteers, speakers and delegates Like to join the team at Belmont BEC and TCFWA in staging the Women Economic Forum in Perth 2019.  Forums themes will include: Sustainable Development Goals, Gender Equality; Economic Development; Wellbeing; Social Enterprises and Artisan Showcases, Small Business connections and linkages with hundreds of global women entrepreneurs.  Register your interest with Women Economic Forum Convenor  Carol Hanlon

 

 

How to make a good first impression in 30 seconds, or less
If you think you have at least a couple of minutes to make a first impression, you are wrong! …..you only have at most 100 milliseconds to form an initial impression. What this really means to small business owners is that the way you evaluate potential employees, business partners and personal acquaintances on your first-time encounter with them, is the same way other people evaluate you and your business, relying mostly on how you conduct yourself. To read the tips – click here.

 

 

How to become better at content marketing 
Marketing strategies are not as straight-forward as they once were. Gone are the days of billboards, newspaper ads, and brochures. Online content marketing is quickly paving the way as a lead marketing choice, due to its ability to reach a large audience. But did you know that, with a strategic plan, its low cost is also a benefit to many small businesses? To learn the tips – click here.

 

 

EMERGE INTERNET release national Home Business & Residential NBN & ADSL plans – FANTASTIC competitive NBN & ADSL plans available, No Contracts
https://www.emergeinternet.com.au/residential/nbn-and-adsl/

 

 

ORDER NOW –  2018-2019 Entertainment Book or Digital Entertainment Book
Support Belmont BEC & TCFWA and order your Digital 2018-2019 Entertainment Book or Digital Book at $70 and access up to $20,000 in discount savings on fine dining, cafes and entertainment. Makes a great office gift to benefit you or your staff.  Order Now

 

TCF Australia and TCF Global Mentors and Business Advisors 
Discuss your business issues and concerns with your confidential advisor and develop your action plan for success. Book by the Hour: Online – Phone
 

   

Welcome to our new TCF Members – XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Get involved with your TCF Industry Association – receive buying mission opportunities, supply chain linkages, free training vouchers and access to fashion business mentoring for your business; Bronze, Silver and Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible. www.tcfwa.com/membership

 

 

How to write a short bio about yourself         
Write a brief biography to introduce yourself, highlight achievements, list credentials and any notable projects with which you are involved. Bios should be short and concise, listing only relevant information. Avoid listing personal statistics, such as family and hobbies; instead angle the bio to the intended audience, whether for a personal website or a professional networking website. Want more? Click here.

 

 

Should you employ someone on a full-time, part-time or casual basis?   
To work out the correct rate of pay and entitlements for any employee, you must, as an initial exercise, correctly categorise the employee in question. The category that an employee falls into is determined by:

  • the nature of the work
  • the time period regularly worked, and
  • when the work is done (e.g. during the day or evening).

To consider the options and complexities – click here

 

   

Small business out of touch with consumers   
 There’s a wide gap between what customers say they want and what businesses think they want, according to a study by Telstra to mark the relaunch of the Telstra Business Awards. The Telstra Small Business Intelligence Report is based on two parallel surveys of over 1,000 small businesses and over 1,000 consumers. The report found small businesses underestimate the importance of being online. To read details from SMH – click here.

 

 

FaceBook updates you can’t afford to miss           
 You think you know FaceBook like the back of your hand – as you should. But to what extent do you really? The number one social media channel will continue to undergo a lot of major changes, ones that can directly impact the way you publish content. Mastering these features, tools and updates will give you that competitive edge that you need in order to stand out. Luckily, you won’t have to read the entire tech press. We know you’re pretty busy, so to ease your life, this article mashed up the essential new FaceBook updates you have to know  – for more: click here.

 

 

Retirement income planning   
The earlier you start preparing for retirement, the more options you have to set a course that suits you. The next thing to do is to sort out your finances. Work out how much money you have now, how much you might have in the future and where it will come from. To learn how to get on top of your finances (including a retirement planner) – click here.

 

 

Don’t get angry when a client asks for a discount – do this instead 
You’ve got this great client. Let’s call her Jane. You’ve been working together for years, and you think the relationship is pretty rock solid. One day Jane calls you out of the blue and says: “Look, we’ve enjoyed working with you all these years but times are tough. We’re gonna need you to give us a 20% discount going forward please.” To know how to react – click here.

 

 

Hourly rate calculator   
Your ultimate aim of course is to cover your time, your costs and retain a profit, while being able to charge out at a level that’s in line with market rates. Need more help with this kind of thing? As you go through the hourly rate calculator you’ll see helpful tips popping up to guide you. Happy billing! To access the free calculator from Flying Soloclick here.

 

 

Inexpensive ways to get your business noticed 
Congratulations on your business. The only problem is, no one knows about it. So how do you get the word out online, without having to spend thousands of dollars on advertising or PR, or buying FaceBook or Twitter followers?  Dozens of small business owners and social media, and marketing experts share their nine top tips for how new businesses can get noticed online, without having to spend a lot of money To read the tips – click here.  Join our BEC Online Webinar: ‘Get noticed by the media’ (includes workbook) available 24/7 – you can view at home on PC, tablet, or smart-phone. Bookings www.belmontbec.com/webinars

 

   

7 out of 10 products fail …. how to flip those odds   
 From design to prototyping, patenting, manufacturing, packaging, fulfilment, sales and marketing, there are so many tasks for inventors to tackle. On top of that, there are so many ways to fail. When you are coming into new territory the chances of things going wrong are higher than the chances of things going right. Add to that the seemingly endless bad advice, poor processes, consultants ready and willing to take your money, sketchy manufacturers and sales programs promising six figures. To lean more – click here.

 

   

Strategies to improve your memory     
 A video presentation that breaks down seven simple techniques you can use to improve your memory. Whether you just want to make sure you nail your next presentation or need to have a long-term system, these techniques can help you have the most important information in your hip pocket when you need it most.  All of the techniques to improve memory are fairly simple, but many of them require dedication in order to be effective. To watch the video – click here.

 

 

9 easy ways to de-clutter your office space   
Rearranging and moving piles occasionally doesn’t count. Neither does clearing off your desk if you swipe the mess into a bin or a desk drawer. A relatively neat and orderly office space clears the way for higher productivity and less wasted time. And it doesn’t have to take hours and hours. Instead, do a little at a time, like an ongoing project versus a one-time, all day event. Click here for details.

 

 

Australasian Institute of business AND enterprise FACILITATORS – Scholarship Program 

The business advice industry in Australia 9and in many other countries0 is self-regulated, and virtually anyone can call themselves a business or enterprise facilitator, advisor, coach, mentor or consultant.  AIBEF provides accreditations for your skills and expertise.

  • Do you provide Business Advice, Consulting, Mentoring or Facilitation Services?
  • Want to give clients the confirmation of your professionalism and experience?
  • The AIBEF is awarding 20+ Scholarships – Contact AIBEF   Further Information visit www.aibef.org.au
 

 

Do you fly frequently?
If you are looking to fly from Perth to Melbourne, or Adelaide to Canberra, or any other cities within Australia then you can opt for Google Flights Australia. This Google product allows you to search and compare all the possible flights between two locations. You can also book your flight ticket either on this same application or on the official website of the various airlines. The online software will help you to plan your entire itinerary in the cheapest airfare available. More info? Click here.

 

 

Volunteer Co-ordinator needed to assist our NFP Organisations
Local NFP organisations – Belmont BEC and TCFWA – are looking for a Volunteer Co-ordinator to volunteer and assist us with the day to day supervision and support for our great team of volunteers.  Must be computer literate. Free Parking.  Contact Us  hotlink to info@belmontbec.com

 

 

SPECIAL OFFER – STORAGE KING PERTH AIRPORT
15% off Storage Boxes and 50% off the first 2 months of storage.  Storage King can ship your parcels to anywhere in Australia and globally. Storage King arrange the booking and email consignment notes to clients to attach to their cartons.  Contact Paul   Or view storageperthairport.com.au
Our special thanks to Storage King Perth Airport for their great support in sponsoring storage of textiles and sewing machines donated for our next delivery of community village sewing projects

 

   

Reduce your business energy costs by 20% – 40%
FREE Access to all nine topics Energy Efficiency Webinars www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars     Like Energy articles to use in your Newsletters?Contact us

 

 

FOR HIRE – Training & Meeting Rooms at Belmont BEC
Fully equipped training room, catering and refreshments available.
Unit 3, 216 Belmont Ave., Cloverdale (free parking) – Contact Belmont BEC

Business Skills ‘On Demand’  Sessions

Live and Recorded Webinars for Online – Anytime – Fast Track your Training
Join our webinars online through your PC, Notebook, Tablet or Smartphone – Contact us
To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfwa.com/webinars or
contact us on 61 8 9479 3777

The information featured in this newsletter is published in good faith in an endeavour to disseminate a wide range of business-related content. While we endeavour to verify the comments and advice, we cannot make any warranties regarding the accuracy of data from other sources, or the relevance to individuals’ circumstances. Any actions you may consider are dependent on your individual choice and circumstances and are strictly of your own volition; consequently, we are not liable for any resulting consequences. We have no control over the content of any links to other websites and are not liable for any resultant actions taken by readers.

 

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TCF WA NEWS UPDATE – JUNE 2018

25th Belmont and Western Australia Small Business Awards 2018
Do you know a small business in WA that deserves recognition?

Now open for nominations and accepting entries.
Nominate your own business, or nominate your clients, or a supplier.
26 Categories (23 awards are state-wide categories).
Like support with your submission? Register for free Award Information Kit or Online Webinar.
Award Business mentors can assist with your queries.
Contact us for Award Entry Forms and Information Kits – or view www.belmontbec.com/awards

Belmont Business Sundowner– Monday, 25th June 5-7pm
Meet the WA Treasurer Hon Ben Wyatt, MLA, Minister for Finance; Energy; Aboriginal Affairs will provide an update on the WA Budget re small business including the economic outlook, directions and WA small business opportunities.

MC Hannah Beazley – You will be invited to introduce yourself and your business to all attendees. Promote your business and make new contacts. Door Prizes. Nibbles, Drinks at bar prices. Free Entry.Bookings Essential www.belmontbec.com/events
Venue: Belmont Sports & Recreation Club, 400 Abernethy Rd. Cloverdale.

 

LAST CHANCE TCF Buying Mission – Hong Kong Fashion Week,  July 9-12
*Accommodation Sponsorship available 1st time buyers or *travel subsidy allowance. Multi-Level fashion exhibition halls of designers, brands, manufacturers, parades, industry seminars.
TCF Mission VIP Privileges & Sourcing Contacts.  Contact us

 

LAST CHANCE   CENTRESTAGE, Hong Kong,Sept 5-8
TCF WA, TCF AUSTRALIA and TCF Global invite you to exhibit your trans-seasonal collection. CENTRESTAGE is open to fashion designers and original brands who are looking to access buyers and retailers from Asian Markets of Hong Kong, China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan. Exhibition spaces include GLAM ALLURE and METRO with the final day open for cash & carry sales. Contact for your Application Kit 
 

 

National Bank Microenterprise Loan Program
Belmont BEC can assist eligible new and existing businesses to access up to a $10,000 loan for your small business. Like more information? – Contact Belmont BEC  Accredited Partner of the NAB Microenterprise Loan Program.

 

FREE Workshop ‘Tax for Small Business Workshop’, June 15, 1pm-4pm
Provides an overview of the taxation and superannuation obligations associated with starting and operating a small business. Includes: different business structures, registering for GST, income tax and claiming deductions, record keeping, how to prepare and lodge BAS statements; employer obligations Eg. PAYG.  Limited Seats. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Book Nowwww.belmontbec.com/events/
 

 

 

IT Tips from Nick Shmakov, Res-Q  
TIP 1) Identity thefts and cyber crime is on the rise. Make sure you: Update your passwords and have separate passwords for your online banking and email accounts; Educate your staff on what to be aware of. Most of the hacking happens via email links and attachments; Have a backup of all your data, including backup of your dropbox and other cloud based storages
TIP 2) Identify 3 things that takes most of your time and search for ways to reduce time it takes to complete the task.
TIP 3) Slow computer / system / wireless can cost you more than $13500 a year.
Make your internet speeds as fast as you can get; Upgrade your old drive with an SSD drive – $299 will save you time in the long run; Tools that can help you save time and money: Online CRM system, digital white board to collaborate with clients and staff, online booking system, email that syncs across all your devices.
Contact Res-Q IT to have all your PC’s backed up professionally every day off site.

 

Join us at Women Economic Forum, Perth, July 2019
Calling for sponsors, supporters, volunteers, speakers, delegates
Like to join the team at Belmont BEC & TCFWA in staging the Women Economic Forum in Perth 2019
. Forums themes will include Sustainable Development Goals, Gender Equality; Economic Development; Wellbeing; Social Enterprises & Artisan Showcases, Small Business connections and linkages with hundreds of global women entrepreneurs.
Register your interest with Women Economic Forum Convenor Carol Hanlon
 

 

SheTrades Global. Liverpool, UK, June 26-28
SheTrades Global is the anchor event on women in the economy to be held during the International Business Festival (IBF), and SheTradesGlobal will host 1200 companies to learn and do business.
TCF Global is a partner trade organisation of International Trade Centre and will be represented by Carol Hanlon at SheTrades Global Liverpool UK.
If you are interested to be linked with new artisan suppliers from developing countries email your interest to Carol Hanlon, TCF Global .

 

 

EMERGE INTERNET release national Home Business &  Residential NBN & ADSL plans – FANTASTIC competitive NBN & ADSL plans available,  No Contracts
https://www.emergeinternet.com.au/residential/nbn-and-adsl/

 

 

Rethinking sustainable strategies for the apparels and footwear industry
A recent study ‘Measuring fashion: environmental impact of the global apparel and footwear industries’ highlighted that the apparel industry has a major impact on climate. Combined, global apparel and footwear industries account for roughly 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. That’s nearly 4 metric gigatons of CO2-eq, almost as much as the total climate impact of the European Union, according to ClimateWorks Foundation and Quantis, the publishers of the study.Click here.

 

 

TCF Buying Mission – Global Sources Fashion Hong Kong, October 27-30
Visit Global Sources Fashion for an outstanding selection of in-demand styles across 1,350+ booths. Source from experienced suppliers, 85% of whom exhibit exclusively at this show!.  TCF Member Buyers receive VIP Privileges, HK$100 Octopus card, Daily power breakfast, wifi, shuttle, data sim card and up to 3 night’s accommodation sponsorship for eligible TCF buyers Contact Us for registration .

 

 

TCF Uncovers – Unique Hand Weavers from Varanasi, India.
TCF discovered artisan suppliers seeking agents, distributorships and sales with designers, retailers and/or online portals. Creative Jute Wall Hangings from Hai & Brothers view full range www.haibros.comVaranasi is well known for its handwoven silks. Interested in Varanasi linkages contact Carol Hanlon

 

 

QUOTE OF THE MONTH
“Rarely are opportunities presented to you in a perfect way.
In a nice little box with a yellow bow on top. ‘Here, open it, it’s perfect. You’ll love it.’
Opportunities – the good ones — are messy, confusing and hard to recognize.
They’re risky. They challenge you.”
Susan Wojcicki – CEO of YouTube

 

 

ORDER NOW –  2018-2019 Entertainment Book or Digital Entertainment Book
Support Belmont BEC & TCFWA and order your Digital 2018-2019 Entertainment Book or Digital Book at $70 and access up to $20,000 in discount savings on fine dining, cafes and entertainment.  Makes a great office gift to benefit you or your staff.  Order Now

 

TCF Australia & TCF Global Mentors & Business Advisors 
Discuss your business issues and concerns with your confidential advisor and develop your action plan for success.
Book by the Hour: Online – Phone
www.tcfwa.com/mentoring
 

You are invited to join TCF WA –  Get involved with your
TCF Industry Association – receive buying mission opportunities, supply chain linkages, free training vouchers and access to fashion business mentoring for your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible. www.tcfwa.com/membership
 

An important leadership skill most do not use
Active listening is a vastly under-appreciated skill. Research suggests that we hear speech at a rate of 500-1000 words per minute, and only speak 125-175 words per minute. Speaking to others may be considered easy by most; yet, many struggle with how to effectively listen. Studies indicate people spend between 70-80% of their day engaged in some form of communication, and over half that time is devoted to listening. For more details – click here.
 

Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding is the practice of using internet platforms, mail-order subscriptions, benefit events and other methods to find supporters and raise funds for a project or venture. As the industry expands and new developments arise, there is a need to review and update the information. If you’re involved in crowdfunding – regardless of your role – you need to be aware of the tax consequences. These vary depending on the nature of the arrangement, your role in it and your circumstances. To learn more about the implications – click here.
 

Five growth hacks for small businesses and start-ups
Growth hacks are proving increasingly popular with Australian small businesses. These initiatives are often short-term strategies to increase customers or sales. A growth hack can work for any type of business.
Tactics will vary depending on your target market and product. A growth hack that might work brilliantly for say an Amazon or FaceBook won’t work for an early-stage software business, and it almost certainly won’t work for a cafe or retail store. To learn about the tips – click here.
 

 

SPECIAL OFFER – STORAGE KING PERTH AIRPORT
15% off Storage Boxes and 50% off the first 2 months of storage.
  Storage King can ship your parcels to anywhere in Australia & globally. Storage King arrange the booking and email consignment notes to clients to attach to their cartons. Contact Paul or viewstorageperthairport.com.au
Our special thanks to Storage King Perth Airport for their great support in sponsoring storage of textiles and sewing machines donated for our next delivery of community village sewing projects.
 

 

Check your FaceBook privacy policy
When you sign up to social media platforms you agree to the privacy policies of each individual site. Privacy policies govern how your personal information can be used – some social media organisations may share your information, such as email addresses or user preferences, with third party businesses. For more info- click here.
 

Volunteer Co-ordinator needed to assist our NFP Organisations
Local NFP organisations Belmont BEC & TCFWA are looking for a Volunteer Co-ordinator to volunteer and assist us with the day to day supervision and support for our great team of volunteers.  Must be computer literate. Free Parking.  Contact Us
 

AUSTRALASIAN INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS & ENTERPRISE FACILITORS – SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The business advice industry in Australia and in many other countries is self-regulated, and virtually anyone can call themselves a business or enterprise facilitator, advisor, coach, mentor or consultant. AIBEF provides accreditations for your skills and expertise.

  • Do you provide Business Advice, Consulting, Mentoring or Facilitation Services?
  • Want to give clients the confirmation of your professionalism and experience?
  • The AIBEF is awarding 20+ Scholarships – Contact AIBEF

Further Information visit www.aibef.org.au

 

Grants and assistance
Need a grant or assistance in your business? Generally, the government doesn’t offer funding just to start a business. Instead, try searching for activities such as research and development, trade, indigenous business, innovation or employment. To check out what is available – contact us
 

Reduce your business energy costs by 20% – 40%
FREE Access to all nine topics Energy Efficiency Webinars
www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars . Like Energy articles to use in your Newsletters? Contact us
 

FOR HIRE – Training & Meeting Rooms at Belmont BEC
Fully equipped training room, catering and refreshments available.
Unit 3, 216 Belmont Ave., Cloverdale (free parking) – Contact Belmont BEC
Like to be an Australian Sales Representative for Design Options – Contact us with your CV

Live and Recorded Webinars for Online – Anytime – Fast Track your Training
Join our webinars online through your PC, Notebook, Tablet or Smartphone – Contact us
To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfwa.com/webinars or
contact us on 61 8 9479 3777.
June Members Webinar Special – ‘Buy one get one Free’

 

The information featured in this newsletter is published in good faith in an endeavour to disseminate a wide range of business-related content. While we endeavour to verify the comments and advice, we cannot make any warranties regarding the accuracy of data from other sources, or the relevance to individuals’ circumstances. Any actions you may consider are dependent on your individual choice and circumstances and are strictly of your own volition; consequently, we are not liable for any resulting consequences. We have no control over the content of any links to other websites and are not liable for any resultant actions taken by readers.

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  TCF WA NEWS UPDATE – MARCH 2018
We fully appreciate that you are busy, however…
In order to provide you with business information you prefer, in a format that is easy to read.
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Congratulations to Carol Hanlon, Belmont BEC & TCF CEO  presenting at Women Economic Forum, The Hague, Netherlands. Carol will be presenting 3 topics at the event – Towards a More Sustainable Circular Economy – Reusing All What We Use; Can we Learn Innovation; Ecological Entrepreneurship.
http://www.newsmaker.com.au/news/369632/Carol-Hanlon- to-present-at-the-Women-Economic-Forum-in-The-Hague,- Netherlands-in-March-2018

 

 

Carol Hanlon, Belmont BEC & TCF CEO will be presenting during United Nations Commission Status Women 62 (CSW) New York, NGO Parallel Event, March 14th . Forum Topic: ‘Economic Empowerment of Rural Women Entrepreneurs through Online Business Incubation’ showcasing entrepreneurs from Australia, Cambodia, Chile, Iran, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan. Carol will also highlight Belmont BEC & TCF Online Training & Mentoring Projects.
http://www.newsmaker.com.au/news/369635/Carol-Hanlon-to-present-at-UN-CSW62,-New-York,-March- 2018,-Parallel- NGO-Event

 

 

Are you a Speaker or Consultant?
Like to present during our 14th 
designedge Innovation Festival?
Register interest in being a presenter or speaker during our 14thdesignedge Innovation Festival which will run from Mid-April to end of May. Sessions can run live or recorded online. Last Chance -Sponsorship Opportunities also available Contact Carol Hanlon, Belmont BEC

 

Belmont Business ‘Ask an Expert’ Sundowner– Wednesday,
28th March 5-7pm at Belmont Sports & Recreation Club, 400 Abernethy Rd. Cloverdale
. You and your staff are invited to promote your business, listen to our great speakers and meet other small businesses on the night.  Speakers include: Jo Saunders, Wildfire Social Marketing; Winnie Lai Hadad, Hong Kong Business Association; Mary Rice, Rostrum; Nick Shmakov (Res-Q); MC Carol Hanlon. You will be invited to introduce yourself and your business to all attendees. Door Prizes. Nibbles, Drinks at bar prices. Free Entry. Bookings Essential www.belmontbec.com/events/
 

 

QUOTE OF THE MONTH
“Don’t be embarrassed by your failures.
Learn from them and start again.”
Richard Branson

 

 

IT Tips from Nick Shmakov, Res-Q  
What’s common between Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive?
These are tools to sync your documents to the cloud. That means a copy of the file is located on your computer and another copy syncs up to the cloud. Common misconception is that the since files are in the cloud they are safe and backup isn’t required. We had a client who got a crypto locker virus which damaged all the files and synced the damages across 15 computers. The only way to restore files was to use the backup they did for one of the main PCs. Contact Res-Q IT to have all your PC’s backed up professionally every day off site.
 

 

CENTRESTAGE, Hong Kong, 5-8 September 2018
Exhibit your Collection in Hong Kong, with the hottest labels from Asia
TCF WA, TCF AUSTRALIA and TCF Global on behalf of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council invite you to exhibit your trans-seasonal collection at CENTRESTAGE.  Exhibition spaces include GLAM (for established brands), ALLURE (for details-focused fashion, evening gowns, etc.) and METRO (for street wear, urban clothing, etc.) ‘See Now Buy Now’ with the final day (8th) open for cash & carry sales. Contact us ASAP to receive your Exhibition Application Kit 
 

TCF Buying Mission – Global Sources Fashion Sourcing Fair, Hong Kong, April 27-30
Visit Global Sources Fashion for an outstanding selection of in-demand styles across 1,800+ booths. Source from experienced suppliers, 85% of whom exhibit exclusively at this show!.  TCF Member Buyers receive VIP Privileges, HK$100 Octopus card, Daily power breakfast, wifi, shuttle, data sim card and up to 3 night’s accommodation sponsorship for eligible TCF buyers Contact Us for registration .
 

 

Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, April 27-30
TCF Buying Mission *Accommodation Sponsorship

The World’s Biggest Gifts Trade Event.  Up to *3 nights accommodation or a travel allowance available to eligible buyers in our TCF/BEC Buying Mission. Contact us

 

Stay up-to-date with law changes that might affect your business…
Law changes for business in 2018
 – Changes include:
*Updates to the National Privacy Act – Data Breach Changes,
*Country of origin food labelling,
*Changes to casual and part-time entitlements in some awards, etc….
It is vital to keep up-to- date – to read more details – Contact Us
 

 

 

Make sure cybercriminals don’t ruin your Games experience.
Don’t get scammed during the Commonwealth Games

Major sporting events like the Commonwealth Games can be a prime target for cybercriminals. Young and old alike get caught up in ‘Games fever’ and make you an easy target. Cybercriminals pretend to be legitimate businesses and use their logos to con you into handing over your personal details. One click is all malware needs! Think before you click! For more details? – contact us.

 

 

TCF Buying Mission – Hong Kong Fashion Week, Spring/Summer,  July 9-12
*Accommodation Sponsorship available 1st time buyers or *travel subsidy allowance. Multi-Level fashion exhibition halls of designers, brands, manufacturers, parades, industry seminars.
TCF Mission VIP Privileges & Sourcing Contacts.  Contact us
 

 

FREE Workshop ‘Tax for Small Business Workshop’, March 13th, 1pm-4pm
Provides an overview of the taxation and superannuation obligations associated with starting and operating a small business. Includes: different business structures, registering for GST, income tax and claiming deductions, record keeping, how to prepare and lodge BAS statements; employer obligations Eg. PAYG.  Limited Seats. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Book Now www.belmontbec.com/events/

 

 

Ten rules to build a wildly successful business
In today’s society, we collectively create amazing products, services and companies through entrepreneurship. They are world changing at times and some are radically different when first introduced. But, if you look around, we also live in the land of ‘me-too’ businesses. Don’t fall for it. Dig deep and decide right now to build something radicallydifferent and radically better. To learn more – contact us .
Join our BEC Online Webinar: ‘Tips on building a successful business’ (includes workbook) available 24/7 – you can view at home on PC, tablet, or smart-phone. Bookings  www.belmontbec.com/webinars
 

How to advertise
Are you confused about how to advertise your business? Here are 8 steps for planning an effective advertising strategy and choosing the best places to advertise your business. What’s the best way to advertise a small business? The many advertising options make that a puzzling question for many business owners. To read about the tips – contact us.
Join our BEC Online Webinar: ‘Marketing on a budget’  (includes workbook) available 24/7 – you can view at home on PC, tablet, or smart-phone. Bookings www.belmontbec.com/webinars
 

TCF Australia & TCF Global Mentors, Business Advisors and Coaches 
Discuss your business issues and concerns with your confidential advisor and develop your action plan for success.
Book by the Hour: Online – Phone
www.tcfaustralia.com/mentoring
 

National Bank Microenterprise Loan Program
Belmont BEC can assist eligible new and existing businesses to access from $500 up to a $10,000 loan for your small business. Like more information? – Contact Belmont BEC Accredited Partner of the NAB Microenterprise Loan Program.
 

Pre-Order NOW –  2018-2019 Entertainment Book or Digital Entertainment Book
Support Belmont BEC & TCFWA and order your WA Digital 2018-2019 Entertainment Book at $70 and access up to $20,000 in discount savings on fine dining, cafes and entertainment.  Makes a great office gift to benefit you or your staff.  Order Now
 

Welcome to our new TCF Members – Cotton Fish Australia, Nikki McMahon; Mojo Down Under, Adam Rakowski. Join your TCF Industry Association – receive buying mission opportunities, supply chain linkages, free training vouchers and access to fashion business mentoring for your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible. www.tcfwa.com/membership
 

How to be a better sales person
Owning a business doesn’t make you a natural salesperson; yet selling is the most important thing you’ll do in your business. Here are tips to improve your selling skills. Regardless of who you are, what you do, where you live, or what kind of product or service you offer, selling is the single most important day-to-day activity in your business. Very few products sell themselves – so somebody has to get your product or service into the public eye. To read the clues – contact us.
 

The secret of beating your competition with reviews
It’s been reported that: for every star a business gets, it will see an increase of approximately 5-9% in business revenue. So if an increase like that sounds good to you, start paying attention to those reviews.
What would be the benefit of a 5-9% increase in your business?
Whatever the answer is, would it be worth spending an hour or two per week responding to online customer reviews for your business? Having an online reputation management plan for reviews can have many positive effects.To read the secrets – contact us.
 

Crypto-mining threat for business
Thousands of websites across the globe have fallen victim to crypto-mining malware, after using a popular web tool designed to help people with vision impairment, dyslexia and low literacy. Businesses that rely on the digital accessibility tool ‘Browsealoud’ to deliver a text-to-speech web application are potentially affected. To learn more – contact us.
 

5 ways to show customers that you appreciate them
As a small business person, you know that your most important asset, by far, is your customers. But how often do you take the time to say ‘thank you’ and reward them for everything they do for you? Small steps to show customers appreciation and reward loyalty can go a long way in building and sustaining these fruitful relationships. To read the tips – contact us.
 

If your business has a cyber-attack or security breach, who is there to help?
Cyber insurance

A comprehensive cyber insurance program is the answer. A cyber insurance policy is designed to pay first party and third-party costs that your business will incur at the time of a cyber incident. Country Wide Insurance Brokers can assist – contact us
 

EMERGE INTERNET release national Home Business &  Residential NBN & ADSL plans –
FANTASTIC competitive NBN & ADSL plans available,  No Contracts
https://www.emergeinternet.com.au/residential/nbn-and-adsl/
 

Debt collection for your business
If a debt is not recovered after friendly reminders, informal negotiations and a letter of demand, you might decide to engage a debt collection service. Using a debt collection service goes one step further than sending a letter of demand because it signals to the hirer that you have decided to hand the matter over to professionals. This could further strain your business relationship with the customer, however sometimes it may be more important to get the money you are owed. To read more – contact us.
Join our BEC Online Webinar: ‘Credit management and debt collection’  (includes workbook) available 24/7 – you can view at home on PC, tablet, or smart-phone. Bookings  www.belmontbec.com/webinars
 

TCF Uncovers – Unique and Creative Suppliers from India
TCF has a range of Indian artisan suppliers seeking agents, distributorships and sales with retailers and/or online portals. TCF Members Contact Us for linkages.
 

SPECIAL OFFER – STORAGE KING PERTH AIRPORT
15% off Storage Boxes and 50% off the first 2 months of storage.
  Storage King can ship your parcels to anywhere in Australia & globally. Storage King arranges the booking and email consignment notes to clients to attach to their cartons. Contact Paul or view storageperthairport.com.au
Our special thanks to Storage King Perth Airport for their great support in sponsoring storage of textiles and sewing machines donated for our next delivery of community village sewing projects.
 

How to feel like you’re ‘on vacation’ all year
We often fall into the proverbial ‘all work and no play’ trap. And yes, it does make life very dull. Vacations have a way of reigniting that childlike sense of fun in us, and it’s worth bringing a little of that playful energy back into the workplace. Why? Play is extremely important for well-being. It reduces stress and even helps foster a greater sense of collaboration. An easy way of fitting more playfulness into your day is by smiling every time you walk through a doorway… To read more – contact us.
 

How safe are your mobile phone apps?
Smartphones are the one thing we can’t leave home without. They’re our diary, wallet, map and so much more. But, how secure is your phone? Malicious apps can compromise your security no matter what type of phone you have. Where you download apps from and how you use them plays a critical role in keeping your mobile phone secure. Malicious apps can launch a range of attacks from unwanted pop-up ads to installing ransom-ware that demands you pay to unlock your files. To read some tips – contact us.
 

Templates and tools to develop your business
Planning should always be the first step in developing a business. A plan gives your business direction and helps you prepare for a lot of what you may need to overcome in the future. After consultation with business intermediaries, here is a suite of free planning templates, checklists and business apps to help guide your business. To read  about developing your business plans, the importance of planning and what to do before writing your business or marketing plans – contact us.
Join our BEC Online Webinar: ‘Writing your business plan’  (includes workbook) available 24/7 – you can view at home on PC, tablet, or smart-phone. Bookings  www.belmontbec.com/webinars
 

Don’t use these 3 phrases if you want to foster innovation
Innovation is perceived as one of the most powerful tools for business survival and growth in a fast-changing world, so it makes sense that everyone is eager to jump on the bandwagon. Most companies, however, still struggle to jump start innovative thinking because they overlook the small details embedded within an organisation’s culture: the everyday, ritualistic occurrences that subliminally signal to employees that they shouldn’t spend time exploring a new idea, let alone bring it up to the rest of their team. To read the tips: contact us.
 

Volunteer Co-ordinator Wanted
Local NFP organisations Belmont BEC & TCFWA are looking for a Volunteer Co-ordinator to volunteer and assist us with the day to day supervision and support for our great team of volunteers.  Must be computer literate. Free Parking.  Contact Us
 

AIBEF International Scholarship Program
The business advice industry in Australia and in many other countries is self-regulated, and virtually anyone can call themselves a business or enterprise facilitator, advisor, coach, mentor or consultant. AIBEF provides accreditations for your skills and expertise.
Do you provide Business Advice, Consulting, Mentoring or Facilitation Services?
Want to give clients the confirmation of your professionalism and experience?
The AIBEF is awarding 20+ Scholarships – Contact AIBEF 

Further Information visit www.aibef.org.au
 

Grants and assistance
Need a grant or assistance in your business? Generally, the government doesn’t offer funding just to start a business. Instead, try searching for activities such as research and development, trade, indigenous business, innovation or employment. To check out what is available – contact us
 

Register for 2018 SheTrades Global. Liverpool 26th– 28th June 2018
SheTrades Global will take place from 26-28 June 2018 in Liverpool, UK. SheTraades Global is the anchor event on women in the economy during the International Business Festival (IBF), and will host 600 companies to learn and do business. About the Festival? Three weeks, 33,000 delegates, 100 major events, 9 high-growth sectors and 200 world-class speakers, and 32,000 delegates. The festival is supported by the UK Department for International Trade, HSBC, British Airways and BBC. For more detail – contact us.
 

Reduce your business energy costs by 20% – 40%
FREE Access to all nine topics Energy Efficiency Webinars
www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars . Like Energy articles to use in your Newsletters? Contact us
 

FOR HIRE – Training & Meeting Rooms at Belmont BEC
Fully equipped training room, catering and refreshments available.
Unit 3, 216 Belmont Ave., Cloverdale (free parking) – Contact Belmont BEC

Design Options USA – Colour Trend Forecasts for 2018  –  Contact us  for further info

TCF Members receive FREE voucher to Design Options 2018 Colour Trend Webinar

 

March Members Webinar Special – ‘Buy one get one Free’

Writing Your Business Plan

Pricing, Costing and Cashflow

Starting Your New Business

Understanding the Australian Privacy Changes

Credit Management And Debt Collection

How To Write A Tender Or Grant Submission

Tips on Building a Successful Business

Preparing For A Fashion Trade Show

How To Start A Fashion Label

Quality Control In The Fashion Industry

Importing and Exporting

Get Noticed By The Media

How To Brief Your Website Developer

TESTEX – Textile Accreditation & Labelling

Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls

Marketing On A Budget

Strategies for Off Shore Outsourcing

Sustainable Sourcing in HK & China

Buying Or Selling A Business

Fashioning Sustainability Diverse Perspectives

Balancing Work And Life

Credit Management And Debt Collection

How To Write A Tender Or Grant Submission

Tips on Building a Successful Business

Connect your Business to the Women’s Empowerment Principles

How To Grow Your Fashion Business

Understanding your Intellectual Property – Trademarks, Designs, Patents

Ethical Fashion and the Triple Bottom Line

Italian Fashion Media

Preparing a Business for Sale

Global Platform for Sourcing From Women Vendors

Tips on Using Social Media in your Business

Make Customer Experience Your Competitive Edge

Understanding Freight Logistics of Importing and Exporting

How To Grow Your Business

Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing

TCF Global Fashion Sourcing Opportunities

Establishing Your Label in the USA

What Buyers Are Looking For

Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacturing

Marketing for Small Fashion Business

The information featured in this newsletter is published in good faith in an endeavour to disseminate a wide range of business-related content. While we endeavour to verify the comments and advice, we cannot make any warranties regarding the accuracy of data from other sources, or the relevance to individuals’ circumstances. Any actions you may consider are dependent on your individual choice and circumstances and are strictly of your own volition; consequently, we are not liable for any resulting consequences. We have no control over the content of any links to other websites and are not liable for any resultant actions taken by readers.
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Business News - Western Australia

   TCF WA NEWS UPDATE – FEBRUARY 2018
 

 

16th February 2018
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR
2018 is the Chinese Zodiac sign of the dog.

Dogs are loyal and honest, amiable and kind, cautious and prudent.
Due to having a strong sense of loyalty and sincerity,
Dogs will do everything for the person who they think is most important

 

 

TCF Buying Mission – Global Sources Fashion Sourcing Fair, Hong Kong, April 27-30
Visit Global Sources Fashion for an outstanding selection of in-demand styles across 1,800+ booths. Source from experienced suppliers, 85% of whom exhibit exclusively at this show!.  TCF Member Buyers receive VIP Privileges, HK$100 Octopus card, Daily power breakfast, wifi, shuttle, data sim card and up to 3 night’s accommodation sponsorship for eligible TCF buyers Contact Us for registration .

 

 

Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, April 27-30
TCF Buying Mission *Accommodation Sponsorship

The World’s Biggest Gifts Trade Event.  Up to *3 nights accommodation or a travel allowance available to eligible buyers in our TCF/BEC Buying Mission. Contact us

 

 

Belmont Business ‘Ask an Expert’ Sundowner– Wednesday,
28th February 5-7pm
Belmont Business Sundowner ‘New Venue’ at Belmont Sports & Recreation Club, 400 Abernethy Rd. Cloverdale
. You and your staff are invited to promote your business, listen to our great speakers and meet other small businesses on the night. Speakers include: Brenda Banister-Jones; Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC), Geri Ross, NAB Belmont; Harvey Rose, BBEC, Nick Shmakov (Res-Q). You will be invited to introduce yourself and your business to all attendees. Door Prizes. Nibbles, Drinks at bar prices. Free Entry. Bookings Essential www.belmontbec.com/events/

 

 

A business opportunity just waiting ….?
Cash-strapped fashionistas rent designer items from wardrobes of well-heeled

Many fashionistas on a budget will be coveting designer items on the catwalk, knowing they could never afford them. But that’s all set to change thanks to a new website launching in the UK that allows members to rent out designer goods for as little as £30.  Fashion website My Secret Dressing Room will open in London, allowing people to hire designer dresses, shoes, bags and other exclusive fashion accessories. For more detail – contact us.

 

 

Facebook Changes – Facebook has recently changed their algorithm to promote family and friends and paid ads. What can you do to adapt? Improve data integrity of client records; Develop “Buyer Persona’s” to understand our market’s identities and how to interact with them; Develop Facebook business groups to ensure simple direct communication with members and organic high placement in the member’s newsfeed; Diversify social media platforms used to increase the business’ digital footprint; Balance new media with traditional public relations; Integrate marketing trends with strategy.
Like more info Contact Us
Need your Business Facebook account locked down and cleaned –Contact Anthea Lowe, Data Success Coach 

 

 

FREE Workshop ‘Tax for Small Business Workshop’, Feb 23rd, 1pm-4pm
Provides an overview of the taxation and superannuation obligations associated with starting and operating a small business. Includes: different business structures, registering for GST, income tax and claiming deductions, record keeping, how to prepare and lodge BAS statements; employer obligations Eg. PAYG.  Limited Seats. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Book Now www.belmontbec.com/events/

 

 

Are you a Speaker or Consultant?
Like to present during our 14th
designedge Innovation Festival?
Register interest in being a presenter or speaker during our 14thdesignedge Innovation Festival which will run from Mid-April to end of May. Sessions can also run live or recorded online. Sponsorship Opportunities also available Contact Carol Hanlon, Belmont BEC

 

 

National Bank Microenterprise Loan Program
Belmont BEC can assist eligible new and existing businesses to access from $500 up to a $10,000 loan for your small business. Like more information? – Contact Belmont BEC Accredited Partner of the NAB Microenterprise Loan Program.

 

 

SPECIAL OFFER – STORAGE KING PERTH AIRPORT
15% off Storage Boxes and 50% off the first 2 months of storage.
  Storage King can ship your parcels to anywhere in Australia & globally. Storage King arranges the booking and email consignment notes to clients to attach to their cartons. Contact Paul or viewstorageperthairport.com.au
Our special thanks to Storage King Perth Airport for their great support in sponsoring storage of textiles and sewing machines donated for our next delivery of community village sewing projects.

 

 

Welcome to our new TCF Members – Pashmina, Varun Kumar; Gert-Johan Coetzee; Suella O’Brien;. Join your TCF Industry Association – receive buying mission opportunities, supply chain linkages, free training vouchers and access to fashion business mentoring for your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible. www.tcfwa.com/membership

 

 

IT Tips from Nick Shmakov, Res-Q  
NBN – what to be aware of upon signing up.
When subscribing to NBN it may pay off to pay a connection fee and have no contract terms as prices are likely to change in the next 6 months

 

 

Feeing ‘down’ or insecure?
Here are 38 of the most inspirational quotes
For instance: Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford. “Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” – Audrey Hepburn. To read them all:contact us

 

 

Volunteer Co-ordinator Wanted
Local NFP organisations Belmont BEC & TCFWA are looking for a Volunteer Co-ordinator to volunteer and assist us with the day to day supervision and support for our great team of volunteers.  Must be computer literate. Free Parking.  Contact Us

 

 

Customer experience is today’s business benchmark
Not so long ago, every business assumed that the keys to success were the highest quality product, the best value for the buck, and the best customer service. Now all we hear about is providing the best “customer experience.” Exactly what is that customer experience that every modern marketer is talking about, and how do you measure it? Customer experience is the cumulative impact of multiple touch-points over time, which result in a real relationship feeling, or lack of it. To learn more – contact us.
Join our BEC Online Webinar: ‘Make customer experience your competitive edge’; (includes workbook) available 24/7 – you can view at home on PC, tablet, or smart-phone. Bookings   www.belmontbec.com/webinars

 

 

TCF Uncovers – Unique and Creative Suppliers from India
TCF has a range of Indian artisan suppliers seeking agents, distributorships and sales with retailers and/or online portals. TCF Members Contact Us for linkages.

 

 

Pre-Order NOW –  2018-2019 Entertainment Book or Digital Entertainment Book
Support Belmont BEC & TCFWA and order your WA Digital 2018-2019 Entertainment Book at $70 and access up to $20,000 in discount savings on fine dining, cafes and entertainment.  Makes a great office gift to benefit you or your staff.  Order Now

 

 

TCF Uncovers – Innovative Accessories at Hong Kong Fashion Week
Cork accessory label of backpacks, wallets and handbags from Korea looking for retailers, agents, distributors and/or online portals. Innovative, eco and using plant leather. TCF Members please Contact Us for linkages.

 

 

Grants and assistance
Need a grant or assistance in your business? Generally, the government doesn’t offer funding just to start a business. Instead, try searching for activities such as research and development, trade, indigenous business, innovation or employment. To check out what is available – contact us

 

 

AIBEF International Scholarship Program
The business advice industry in Australia and in many other countries is self-regulated, and virtually anyone can call themselves a business or enterprise facilitator, advisor, coach, mentor or consultant. AIBEF provides accreditations for your skills and expertise.
Do you provide Business Advice, Consulting, Mentoring or Facilitation Services?
Want to give clients the confirmation of your professionalism and experience?
The AIBEF is awarding 20+ Scholarships – Contact AIBEF

Further Information visit www.aibef.org.au

 

 

EMERGE INTERNET release national Home Business &  Residential NBN & ADSL plans
FANTASTIC competitive NBN & ADSL plans available,  No Contracts
https://www.emergeinternet.com.au/residential/nbn-and-adsl/

 

 

19 tips to immediately improve your writing
Communication is key when it comes to success in any field, but especially as an aspiring entrepreneur. Getting an idea up and running requires clear and concise writing skills, whether you’re composing emails or creating presentations. By honing business writing, entrepreneurs can boost workplace efficiency and productivity, while also building a solid reputation. Luckily, you can improve your writing almost instantaneously with some small tips and tricks, from making time to plan to using more verbs. To learn more: contact us.

 

 

Register for 2018 SheTrades Global. Liverpool 26th– 28th June 2018
SheTrades Global will take place from 26-28 June 2018 in Liverpool, UK. SheTraades Global is the anchor event on women in the economy during the International Business Festival (IBF), and will host 600 companies to learn and do business. About the Festival? Three weeks, 33,000 delegates, 100 major events, 9 high-growth sectors and 200 world-class speakers, and 32,000 delegates. The festival is supported by the UK Department for International Trade, HSBC, British Airways and BBC. For more detail – contact us.

 

 

How to beat jet lag
Jet lag can make a business trip miserable or ruin a chunk of your vacation. Here are remedies that work best for combating jet lag so you can enjoy your trip. There’s nothing worse than travelling only to find yourself too tired and groggy to enjoy the destination once you arrive. Jet lag isn’t something that lasts for an hour or two – sometimes it lasts for days – to learn about the jet lag remedies to combat the travel fog, contact us.

 

 

Why bad reviews are business opportunities
So, what should you do when your business gets a bad review? Let it sit unaddressed and wait for another review to bury it? Wrong. More than half of customers expect a response on a review site. The worst thing you can do is pretend that a bad review doesn’t exist. You’re not only ignoring the negative experience of one customer, but creating an unappealing first impression for anyone else searching for your business online. And they’re definitely searching – nearly 80% of consumers turn to a review site to find a local business. To read the courses of action – contact us.

 

 

Reduce your business energy costs by 20% – 40%
FREE Access to all nine topics Energy Efficiency Webinars
www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars . Like Energy articles to use in your Newsletters? Contact us

 

 

FOR HIRE – Training & Meeting Rooms at Belmont BEC
Fully equipped training room, catering and refreshments available.
Unit 3, 216 Belmont Ave., Cloverdale (free parking) – Contact Belmont BEC

The information featured in this newsletter is published in good faith in an endeavour to disseminate a wide range of business-related content. While we endeavour to verify the comments and advice, we cannot make any warranties regarding the accuracy of data from other sources, or the relevance to individuals’ circumstances. Any actions you may consider are dependent on your individual choice and circumstances and are strictly of your own volition; consequently, we are not liable for any resulting consequences. We have no control over the content of any links to other websites and are not liable for any resultant actions taken by readers.

Design Options USA – Colour Trend Forecasts for 2018  –  Contact us  for further info

TCF Members receive FREE voucher to Design Options 2018 Colour Trend Webinar

 

Like to be an Australian Sales Representative for Design Options – Contact us with your CV

Small Business Skill Development for today’s busy Entrepreneur
Recorded Webinars for Online – Anytime – Fast Track your Training
www.tcfwa.com/webinars
Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – Contact usFebruary Members Webinar Special – ‘Buy one get one Free’

Strategies for Off Shore Outsourcing

Sustainable Sourcing in HK & China

Buying Or Selling A Business

Fashioning Sustainability Diverse Perspectives

Balancing Work And Life

Credit Management And Debt Collection

How To Write A Tender Or Grant Submission

Writing Your Business Plan

Pricing, Costing and Cashflow

Starting Your New Business

Understanding the Australian Privacy Changes

Preparing For A Fashion Trade Show

How To Start A Fashion Label

Quality Control In The Fashion Industry

Importing and Exporting

Get Noticed By The Media

How To Brief Your Website Developer

TESTEX – Textile Accreditation & Labelling

Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls

Marketing On A Budget

Tips on Building a Successful Business

Connect your Business to the Women’s Empowerment Principles

How To Grow Your Fashion Business

Understanding your Intellectual Property – Trademarks, Designs, Patents

Ethical Fashion and the Triple Bottom Line

Italian Fashion Media

Preparing a Business for Sale

Global Platform for Sourcing From Women Vendors

Tips on Using Social Media in your Business

Make Customer Experience Your Competitive Edge

Understanding Freight Logistics of Importing and Exporting

How To Grow Your Business

Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing

TCF Global Fashion Sourcing Opportunities

Establishing Your Label in the USA

What Buyers Are Looking For

Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacturing

Marketing for Small Fashion Business

To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfwa.com/webinars or
contact us on 61 8 9479 3777.

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