10th March 2015

Business 101

This has been created to educate small business owners and entrepreneurs to become more knowledgeable by learning all the areas necessary for a business to succeed. We will have a Launch with the speakers and then one webinar session a month covering the eight (8) important areas for success.  Each session is a very structured, information driven component of the first stage of the series, each with a one hour talk from an experienced business owner.

Business 101 will be made up of a 3 hour face-to-face session, 8 webinars with a series of experts and a Q&A Group Get-Together at the completion.

Sessions to be presented in BUSINESS 101 will be held at ‘OUR BUSINESS HUB’

COMPLETED SESSIONS are shown at the bottom of the page.

hiteshSESSION #3 Presentation – Thursday, 7th May – 9.30am
Finances – don’t run a charity – Presenter Hitesh Mohanlal

Understanding Your Figures To Find The Hidden Cash In Your Business Hitesh Mohanlal, Chartered Accountant & Australia’s No.1 Business Growth Strategist Hitesh has worked over the last 15 years with over3,500 businesses to help them increase their PROFIT by up to 2000%. In his powerful presentation, Hitesh will reveal:

  • Understanding your figures – what do they mean?
  • How to conduct a detailed review of your business figures – you should save thousands by doing this!
  • Knowing the difference between cash and profit, most business owners don’t know this.
  • Understanding the power of leverage and income ceilings
  • Why you need to break the rules and ignore the $ per hour
  • Who are your ideal customers for cash and profit.

BOOK NOW for Business 101 Session #3 Presentation

natashaSESSION #4 Presentation – Thursday, 11th June – 9.30am – 12noon

Marketing – where do I start? – presenter Natasha Howie

Natasha Howie is one of Australia’s leading Authority Marketing experts. She has been seen on Channel 9, Brisbane Business News, NBC and has even had her own radio interview series. Natasha is able to help her clients to increase their results by up to tenfold because she analyses everything from a psychological level and transforms this information into simple, powerful BUSINESS RESULTS.

Why Are So Many Companies Switching To Authority Branding?  The Answer Is Simple… consumers are DEMANDING THE BEST. In order to thrive in to days customer concentric market place, you not only need to BE THE BEST, but you must be able to PROVE WHY you are best choice for the customer. That’s why Natasha’s 5 Step authority branding formula is the #1 Method For Business Owners wanting to create a sustainable brand.

How Do You Stand Out in a Crowded, Attention Deficient Marketplace?  You need to get the RIGHT MESSAGE to the RIGHT CUSTOMER in the RIGHT WAY. Authority Branding will literally TRANSFORM the way your customers see you.   THE RIGHT MESSAGE – People simply won’t buy from you if they don’t understand what exactly what you can do for them. You will not only learn the steps needed to formulate the right message when you attend Natasha’s Authority Branding Workshop, but you will also start to craft the right message for your business.   THE RIGHT AUDIENCE – big mistake that many businesses make is that they try to market everything to everybody . That just doesn’t cut it these days. This age of abundantly available information has seen a level of unprecedented specialisation. If your messages are not going to the right audience for your business, your message could be falling on deaf ears.

THE RIGHT WAY – Are you marketing to prospective customers using THEIR preferred mediums and methods? Authority branding takes care of this. You will be providing an education style way of communicating your right message to your right audience, and providing them with information that helps them.

BOOK NOW for Business 101 Session #4 Presentation.

tamara2SESSION #5 Presentation  – Thursday, 9th July – 9.30am – 12noon

Time Management – presenter Tamara Simon, The BSI

Do you feel like you’re spending lots of time and energy in your business but still getting nowhere?

Wouldn’t it be great to get back an hour a day to work on your business?

For most of us, when asked the question, “How are you?”, we respond with ‘’I’m so busy” and “I wish I had more time”.  These responses indicate we are time poor and yet we all have the same 24 hours – it’s just what we prioritise and how we spend it that differs.

This session will cover:

  • Difference between urgent and important
  • It’s about the 3s
  • Daily and Weekly Routine
  • The importance of planning
  • Managing interruptions
  • Distractions
  • Tracking work and money

Tamara will share with you her tips and tricks as well as what hasn’t worked.

This session will explain why it’s important to work on your business as well as in it and provide you with at least 3 simple strategies to implement in your business today.

BOOK NOW for Business 101 Session #5 Presentation.

jamesSESSION #6 Presentation – 

Sales – I need clients – with James McNamara 

Information: TBA


Jennie Gorman 2

SESSION #7 Presentation – 

Networking/Social Media – with Jennie Gorman

Information:  TBA

geoffSESSION #8 Presentation – 

Trademarks/IP Branding – with Geoff Moller 

Information:  TBA

Jennie Gorman 2SESSION #9 Presentation – 

2016 Planning Session – with Jennie Gorman

Information:  TBA

SESSION #10 – Q&A Group Get Together – all presenters 

  • OBH Christmas Party – all members invited

Information:  TBA


-COMPLETED Business 101 Sessions- (Presentation)

Jennie Gorman 2SESSION #1 Presentation – Thursday, 12th March  9.30am-12noon    

Start with the End in Mind – presenter Jennie Gorman

Jennie will start the Plugged-In Series ball rolling with the basic areas of business that many have never thought about in depth.  These are areas that we need to think about before we really get into a business!  I have found that many business people I know have  not considered most of these points in detail.  It is important to take a look and see where  we are now, what and where our direction could be changed and what skill sets we need to  find that are not our own basic innate ones.

The important questions we will be discussing are:

  • WHAT is your business?
  • Your WHY for creating it?
  • WHO do you need around you for success
  • WHEN & WHERE are you making your business happen?
  • HOW will you create your dream?
  • Do you have an EXIT strategy for your future?

These are all very simple questions but I wonder how many people have really thought about them in depth.

BOOK NOW for Business 101 Session #1 Presentation.

tamara2SESSION #2 Presentation – Thursday, 9th April 9.30am-12noon
Systems – it’s more than that – Presenter Tamara Simon, The BSI

Mention the word ‘Systems’ and most people will cringe and quickly change the subject.  That’s because we all know we need systems in our businesses but they can be time consuming to develop and for many business owners and their staff, it’s not something they enjoy doing or find easy to do. As a result, the procedures don’t get developed or they’re so complicated that people do it ‘their own way’.

Either circumstance leaves the business vulnerable.  You wouldn’t build a house without strong foundations so why do we build our businesses like this?

This session will cover:

  • What are ‘systems’
  • Why they are essential
  • Why not documenting how your business operates is costing you time and money NOW
  • What systems you have in your business now (and you’ve got more than you think)
  • Where to start
  • How to write systems that actually work

Tamara will share with you her tips and tricks as well as what has worked.

You will walk away with at least 3 simple strategies to implement in your business today.

BOOK NOW for Business 101 Session #2 Presentation.