Business Events, Classes and Workshops
Frankston City Council is always committed to the safety of its patrons and is taking necessary precautionary measures to help combat the spread of Coronavirus and this includes postponing large gatherings or changing events to virtual.
Council is looking forward to re-adopting postponed events, workshops, services and seminars in the near future and establishing new business programs so we can continue to provide an environment that encourages vibrant and resilient small businesses as part of Council’s Economic Development Strategy 2016-2022.
Here are some events, classes and workshops you can access now:
Business Leaders Live (virtual events)
Have you checked out our Facebook page? You’ll find a number of highly informative video conversations/presentations between business and industry experts. These Business Leaders Live collections were filmed live and recorded for you to watch in your spare time. From futuristic presentations on how to move forward post COVID and discussions about our strong economy, to how to include diversity in your workplace and how to access skilled workers, there’s something for every business owner.
Visit Invest Frankston Live Events
Free online training with Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning)
Tap into thousands of free course videos, documentaries and software training to assist you to further develop your business or improve job prospects.
Courses are run by industry experts who are passionate about teaching.
To access Lynda.com you just need a Frankston City library card which you can get online at library.frankston.vic.gov.au.
These courses can be done at any time on your computer or mobile device and can be paused, bookmarked, and added to a playlist. Options are also there to create your own career pathway on Lynda.
At the end of the course, certificates are issued and can be linked to your LinkedIn account.
B.I.T.E Business Conference (date TBC)
Due to COVID-19 the 2020 BITE Business Conference, earmarked to held at Frankston Arts Centre, was postponed. With support from Frankston City Council, the 2021 event is being planned with world class speakers set to head the conference and is expected to go ahead mid-year, pending it is within COVID-19 restrictions. Stay tuned for the latest news about this event at biteconference.com.au.
Invest Frankston Business Basics Workshops
Join the upcoming Business Basics workshop series to learn about starting, managing and growing your own small business. Open to all Frankston City residents and hosted by industry experts, you can gain fundamental skills about creating a business plan, finance management, marketing, branding, website design, social media and more.
The two-hour sessions will be run each Tuesday online from 1pm to 3pm via Zoom and each Wednesday online from 5.30pm to 7.30pm via zoom.
All sessions will provide you with valuable resources, council contacts and the opportunity to network with others. Each session is different with course outline below.
You have the flexibility to join one or more of the sessions and there is a small discount to join all six sessions.
Tuesdays from 19 October, 2021, 1pm – 3pm
Wednesdays from 20 October, 2021, 5.30pm – 7.30pm.
$10 per workshop for $50 to sign up to all six
Six session Outline
Week 1: Getting Started with Andrew Van De Beek from Illumin8
Week 2: Business Mapping with Terence Toh
Week 3: Finances and Cash flow with Jason Williams from Illumin8
Week 4: Website and Branding with Nick McCabe-Schultz from The Commute
Week 5: Digital Marketing and eCommerce with Kate Fennessy from Paperboat Digital & Helen James from @I_heart_kmart
Week 6: Resources and Networking with Frankston City Council staff
Workshops closed for 2021.
Our popular six week Mumpreneur Workshops are held every year to help mums (or dads) keen to start your own business or gain more knowledge to help your existing business grow.
The six week workshop series was held in April and May at the Lyrebird Community Centre in Carrum Downs.
From ATO advice and finance, to business smarts, branding, marketing and more, you can learn the business basics you need to get your dream started. Children are welcome at the Mumpreneur Workshops, which makes these sessions unique.
New 2022 dates will be provided in the new year.
ATO Workshops (TBC)
Tender Workshops (TBC)