Upcoming Events and Workshops
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Please bear with us as we install a new events calendar and events booking system. Events and small business workshops continue to be scheduled for 2020 and will be updated as booked.
Live small business workshops and events
This page contains some of our upcoming events and live small business workshops. Links go to third party sites who are hosting the event we speak at. Please note we do not control the content of those websites. Information on this page is provided to the best of our knowledge. Eventually these workshops will be offered online.
Need business training but can’t see it here?
Not see the training or workshops you require listed? No worries! Please get in touch and we’ll see if we can assist you, your business or your networking group. We are or have access to subject matter specialists in a variety of business areas. We will always look to accommodate the unique needs of the business group and tailor our training to suit your needs, rather than provide something generic. Check out our past events page for sample topics.
Upcoming events Q 1 and Q2 2020
We’ll briefly cover some marketing and sales training basics, before diving in to how to plan your marketing and sales activities for 2020.
Guildford Wed 5 Feb 2020 6.30-8.30pm. FREE as funded by ASBAS/WSBC/Cumberland Council.
Business Action Networking is also run by FAQ Business Training Founder Jane Tweedy. Recognising a need to offer a different networking option, the mission is to help small to medium business owners to meet, connect and grow. We encourage action and will provide useful learning (this time Content Marketing Planning tips and insights for 2020).
Cafe Royce, Penrith, Wednesday 19 Feb 2020 6.30pm. No membership fees, and a $28 incl GST meeting price including booking fee (we hate when people charge more too), refreshments (to cater for your growling tummy), slides from the training,
Bookings essential for catering purposes.
AGHA Masterclass - 10 Ways to Get on Google For Free
Invited to speak at the massive wholesale Sydney Gift Fair run by the Australian Gift and Homewares Association (AGHA). Talking on hoe to get your business and gift/homeware products visible on the front page of Google … for free!
Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, Sunday 23 Feb 2020 10am. FREE event for people with businesses in the gift industry.
Bookings essential and ABN required.
If you have an online business and it’s not working for you, or you are thinking of setting up an online business, please come along to this workshop where we address some of the common pitfalls with ecommerce websites and how to avoid falling into the traps!
Springwood, Thurs 12 March 2020 10am – 12 noon. Cost $49.
Bookings essential. Workshop in conjunction with Western Sydney Business Centre, Business Connect and the Blue Mountains Regional Business Chamber.
Is selling a dirty word to you? Come along to this workshop where we spend 4 hours delving into sales techniques, and use role plays to test out techniques.
We will cover why sales is a good thing, identify your USPs, selling ethically, sales pages that work, and handling objections.
As Cumberland Council has many English as a Second Language (ESL) people, this workshop specifically addresses issues creating by selling into Australia (online and in person) when ESL.
Merrylands Wed 2 April 2020 9am to 1pm. FREE as funded by Cumberland Council in conjunction with Western Sydney Business Centre.
Business Action Networking Penrith, next event February 2020
Last topic: Marketing & Sales Planning for 2020
Our Founder Jane Tweedy has also started Business Action Networking which has initially launched in Penrith. Our events are aimed at helping novice networkers and networking junkies get the most out of the events so they can Meet – Connect – Take Action and Grow their business and themselves.
Past Events – Some You can access
Featuring FAQ Business Training
WordCamp 2 day Event
WordCamp Sydney 2019
Our 40 min slot was Website Delivered – It’s The START Of The Relationship!
This event is a bargain for two streams of speakers over two days, and includes food AND an ‘after’ party Saturday night. So look out for it next time!
WordPress developers and users are welcome at this 250+ person event. This topic is suitable for business owners and web designers using web designer examples, as it’s about customer care and retention.
Market Research *NEW*
DIY Low Cost Market Research, Parramatta, Mon 18 Nov 2019
DIY Low Cost Market Research workshop is for anyone who wants to learn how to research a new business idea, product or service without spending a fortune. We’ll even do some market research on the day with participants and create a simple survey (BYO device).
This workshop is being held in conjunction with Western Sydney Business Centre and City of Parramatta Council. 6.30pm $25 for 2 hour workshop.
Cabramatta SEO Beyond the Basics Workshop
SEO Beyond the Basics, Cabramatta, 26 Nov 2019
SEO Beyond the Basics is for small business owners who attended our SEO Basics workshop, or understand SEO basics of keywords, blogging, titles, descriptions, image sizing and naming, and SEO monitoring tools.
SEO Beyond the Basics reviews SEO Basics in regards to your implementation on your own website. We’ll look at some topics in more detail and introduce some new ideas.
This workshop in conjunction with Western Sydney Business Centre, ASBAS and Fairfield City Council is FREE thanks to their funding. Great feedback received from prior events!
SEO Basics Workshop, Wentworthville
SEO Basics Workshop, Wentworthville, Wed 4th Dec 6.30-8.30pm
SEO Basics is for all small business owners who want to learn how to be found on Google and search engines.
This workshop focuses on keywords, how search results are displayed and how we use this information to appear higher on Google. Ten ways to appear front page of Google and MORE. SEO terms will be explained.
This workshop in conjunction with Western Sydney Business Centre, ASBAS and Cumberland Council and is FREE thanks to their funding. 55 people attended this event in Springwood and it really buzzed!
Price and Package Your Services 2hr Workshop
How to Price and Package Your Services, Parramatta, Monday 9 Sept 2019, 10am-12
Price and Package Your Services is for all service-based business owners who are struggling to set their prices, without ripping themselves off, or pricing yourself out of the market! Previous workshops people have found some massive realisations about their pricing and their business.
This workshop is being held in conjunction with Western Sydney Business Centre and City of Parramatta Council. Tickets are $25 and bookings are essential via the link below. Bookings closed.
IBN Inc Workshop, Castle Hill, 16 Sep 2019 6.30-9pm
Crafting a Great Introduction
Crafting a Great Introduction to Generate Conversation helps business owners introduce themselves effectively at networking events and other situations. After learning some basic selling skills we’ll work through a workbook to craft your introductions. The framework is easily repeatable and updateable.
This workshop is presented for IBN Inc. with assistance from Hills Shire Council. It is FREE for IBN members and $45 for non members. Bookings closed.
BBB Small Business Skills Summit – Online Aug 2019
Business Business Business Online Small Business Skills Summit August 2019
Our Founder Jane Tweedy is happy to announce she’ll be presenting again at this year’s Small Business Skills Summit. This year there will be 11 presentations, one released per day, plus 3 live panel discussions led by Linda Reed-Enever. Ticket link is a presenter affiliate link.
Full details and tickets available now. Book using this link and you will receive a special additional live training with Jane.
WordCamp Brisbane 18 #wcbne
Spoke about ‘Packaging your web design service to save time and make more money’ to WordPress developers and users at this 300+ person event at QUT Brisbane, Queensland. This topic is suitable for business owners as well as web designers, though the examples will be aimed at web designers. Video replay will be available soon!
WordCamp Sydney 2018 #wcsyd
Spoke about Developing a Website Brief with Small Businesses to WordPress developers and users at this 200+ person event. This topic is suitable for business owners and web designers, as the onus falls on both parties to create a great website brief.
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