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 capping numbers at large events, ensuring all attendees are double vaccinated and that social distancing can occur.
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 coming up:
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.
Youngpreneur Workshop Series
Are you aged 15 to 18? Do you have an idea you want to turn into a business? Do you see a local problem you could solve? If you are curious about what it takes to start your own local business, now or later, join the upcoming Youngpreneurs Program.
Open to Frankston City young innovators, entrepreneurs and business minds aged 15 to 18, this FREE workshop series will take you on a journey from ideation to commercialisation and will also include a great pitch night.
These fun four sessions, held over four weeks, will help channel interests and talents, increase knowledge about the field of entrepreneurship, foster business mindsets, and explore practical methods of ideation, commercialisation and pitching. There will also be great prizes for the best pitches!
Each participant will be assigned a Frankston City Business Mentor to help them during the program and the option to chat with a facilitator from Eastern Innovation at any time, who will be running the program with Invest Frankston.
Great for your CV, great for knowledge building and great for gaining access to some fantastic business mentors who can help you on your journey well into the future.
PLUS dinner is provided at each workshop! Bonus!
Youngpreneur Workshop Outline and Details
Business Idea – Ideation, Purpose and Problem Solving
Date: Tuesday, 8 March, 2022
Time: 4pm to 8pm
Business Plan – Business Plans, Marketing and Sales, Value Proposition
Date: Tuesday, 15 March, 2022
Time: 4pm to 8pm
Business Plan – Pricing, Financials and Legal Structures
Date: Tuesday, 22 March, 2022
Time: 4pm to 8pm
Date: Tuesday, 29 March, 2022
Time: 4pm to 8pm
1/6R Broughton Street, Seaford.
Fill out the short survey below to find out if you are eligible:
Register your interest in the Youngpreneur Workshop Series by emailing us at email@example.com
Digital Marketing Masterclass
Coming April 2022
Are you keen to expand your digital marketing knowledge? So much as changed in the way that customers and businesses engage, transact, decide and communicate with each other. Don’t be left behind. Up-skill on the latest digital online marketing trends and strategies including latest Facebook trends and algorithms, website optimisation, digital diagnostics, getting the best from Instagram, SEO strategies and much more.
The intensive program will provide participants with the tools, skills and knowledge to develop practical and cost effective activities to achieve their objectives, build brand loyalty and support return visitation at each stage of the customer journey.
Scheduled to be held mid-2022 these workshops are an investment to your business. An application process will apply so stay tuned to Invest Frankston socials and subscribe to the Invest Frankston e-Newsletter at investfrankston.com for more details to come in the new year.
Invest Frankston Mumpreneur Workshop Series
Coming May/June 2022
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 2021 six week workshop series was held in April/ May at the Lyrebird Community Centre in Carrum Downs.
With a similar outline to our Business Basics Workshops, you can learn tips from ATO advice and finance, to business smarts, branding, marketing, websites and everything you need to turn your hobby into a business.
The difference with these workshops is they are held during the day and cater to parents who wish to bring their children along while they learn. Children coming along to the Mumpreneur Workshops are cared for by a registered nanny in another room close by while their parents workshop, making these sessions very unique and flexible.
The workshops also provide an opportunity to network and meet other like-minded parents keen to start or grow their own small business in Frankston City.
The next workshops will be held May/June 2022, tickets to be released in March 2022.
Invest Frankston Business Basics Workshops
Coming July/August 2022
Join the upcoming Business Basics workshop series in July/ August 2022 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.
All low cost sessions will be held by local industry experts and 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.
Six session Outline
Week 1: Getting Started
Week 2: Business Mapping
Week 3: Finances and Cashflow
Week 4: Website and Branding
Week 5: Digital Marketing and eCommerce
Week 6: Resources and Networking with Frankston City Council staff
Sign up to the Invest Frankston e-Newsletter for dates and ticket information at investfrankston.com
ATO Workshops (TBC)
Tender Workshops (TBC)
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