Spring into Business Webinars

Hawkesbury City Council is hosting five free webinars to support businesses in the local area. From getting COVID Safe to getting your sales online – these quick and helpful sessions provide a range of topics designed to help you upskill fast.

Businesses can choose one webinar or do all five webinars. Each session will provide you with essential information, tools and tricks to help your business sustainability and growth.  It’s a great way to jumpstart your business recovery with inspirational marketing. The small business webinars are being offered on Tuesdays in September from 10am-11am.

  • Tuesday, 1 September - Inspirational marketing in the time of COVID
  • Tuesday, 8 September  - Redefining your customer - pivoting your product
  • Tuesday, 15 September - How to stand out in the crowd and build your customer base online
  • Tuesday, 22 September - Getting prepped for a more flexible business future
  • Tuesday, 29 September - How to set up an online shop and get you selling fast

For more information see the individual links further below and the link for registering to all five sessions here.

Session 1

Inspirational marketing in the time of COVID

10-11am, Tuesday, 1 September

A lot has changed in the last six months but what hasn’t changed is the creativity of businesses across the globe. Want to be inspired? Surprised? We’ll be sharing the most innovative marketing efforts we have found for hospitality, retail and commercial services and businesses and how you too can develop quick and easy campaigns to build customer loyalty as well as attracting new markets.

You will learn:

  • what other businesses have been doing to stay afloat and even to thrive
  • how to think differently about your products and services to give them a ‘refresh’ that reflects current challenges
  • tips for ‘making a splash’ with your customers
  • presenter – Kylie Legge, Place Score.
  • link for registering to ONLY Session 1

Session 2

Redefining your customer - pivoting your product

10-11am, Tuesday, 8 September

Things have changed for business but they have also changed for your customers. Understanding your local and regional customers, day to day shoppers versus destination visitors, browsers versus buyers is key to both marketing and sales. We will look at the Hawkesbury customer base and opportunities for your business to attract the right customers with the right product, price point and story.

You will learn:

  • to identify your primary and secondary customers
  • how to match your product, services, price point and communications with your customers
  • tips for building loyalty with your customers
  • presenter – Kylie Legge, Place Score
  • link for registering to ONLY Session 2

Session 3

How to stand out in the crowd and build your customer base online

10-11am, Tuesday, 15 September

You’ve got a website and a social media page but finding customers and engaging them online can be challenging and a lot of hard work.

In this interactive webinar, we will run through a range of different strategies that will help you market your business using online tools to get results. Get practical tips that will help you engage and convert your social media fans, build your email databases, grow customer advocacy, and learn more about online advertising and SEO/SEM.

You will learn:

  • easy tips for getting more customers and better engagement on social media
  • how to build your email database and best practice email marketing strategies
  • the best options for paid online advertising that will get results
  • presenter - Ann Chesterman, Digital Strategist Circul8
  • link for registering to ONLY Session 3

Session 4

Getting prepped for a more flexible business future

10-11am, Tuesday, 22 September

Are you in a stable position to manage change? At short notice? This session will focus on how to ensure COVID compliance, get staff trained and your business thinking in new ways about how to respond to changing conditions.

You will learn:

  • how to ensure your personal wellbeing
  • the importance and key tips for managing COVID rules and regulation
  • strategies for business and product planning
  • presenter – Kylie Legge, Place Score
  • link for registering to ONLY Session 4

Session 5

How to stand out in the crowd and build your customer base online

10-11am, Tuesday, 29 September

Many businesses have had to pivot quickly as a result of the changing social and economic pressures brought on by Covid19, with many looking to change their business models.

Whether you’re someone that’s looking to set up a brand new online business or you want to diversify your shopfront to online, this interactive webinar will help you get started. We’ll run through the different platforms available, the pros and cons of each, and then take you step-by-step through the process of getting your storefront up and running.

You will learn:

  • the features and pricing models of different online store platforms
  • how to set up your store to get it ready for your first customers
  • presenter: Janine Googan, Production Specialist Circul8
  • link for registering to ONLY Session 5

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