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Upcoming Webinars Recorded Webinars

ESS Small Business will conduct regular webinars on small business issues.

Days and times for the webinars will vary as we're currently experimenting to try to ascertain the most convenient time for our audience - small/medium enterprise operators, such as yourself.

If you have a preference for a particular day and time, we'd love to hear from you.  Please send us an email - .


Upcoming Webinars

Click on your preferred webinar below to register to attend, free of charge

DATE AND TIME    
DETAILS     
REGISTRATION
Wednesday 14th June 2017 - 5pm to 6pm (AEST)   Crowd-Sourced Funding - Getting Ready for 29th September 2017   Click here
Monday 19th June 2017 - 5pm to 6pm (AEST)   Ridding Australia of "Longest Debtors' Days Outstanding in the World"   Click here
Tuesday 27th June 2017 - 5pm to 6pm (AEST)   CFO Services will Help Add Value to your Business   Click here

 


Previous Webinars

Missed any of our webinars?  No problem, just click on the relevant link below to access a recording.

Please be advised that some of our webinar recordings will require you to enter in your name and email address to be able to view the presentation.  Rest assured that this is only a system-generated prompt and your information will not be shared.

DATE
     DETAILS       
Wednesday 15th March 2017   ESS Small Business Weinar - "World's Worst Title for Aussie SMEs"
Peter Towers gives an overview of the special article relative to debtors' management.
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Wednesday 16th November 2016   Peter Towers will give an overview of the Early Stage Innovation Company and the benefits of this new legislation to small/medium enterprise operators.   Click here
         
Wednesday 21st September 2016  

ESIC Opportunities for SMEs and Investors

The Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC) legislation has commenced on 1st July 2016.

ESIC was developed to create an opportunity for smaller companies to be able to get themselves into an investment readiness status, whereby they can raise capital to fulfil their business’ dreams.

What’s in it for investors?

This webinar will provide an overview of the benefits that investors will gain through ESICs.  This webinar will also point out items that investors need to know in order to be able to invest on ESICs.

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Wednesday 7th September 2016  

Will you have an ESIC Story?

The Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC) is a wonderful opportunity to create new income streams. The Prime Minister expects thousands of companies to avail themselves of the opportunity to use the ESIC classification, which benefits businesses, investors and accountants/advisors.

Do you wish to have an ESIC story?

This webinar will provide an overview of how ESIC can produce new income streams, steps you need to take and how accountants/advisors can help you achieve the “ESIC story”.

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Friday 26th August 2016  

Qualifying as an ESIC

This webinar will provide an overview on how to identify whether your company is qualified as an Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC).

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Friday 19th August 2016  

Early Stage Innovation Company - Self-Assessment - Principles Based Test

The Australian government introduced a new type of company known as an Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC) from 1st July 2016.

In this webinar, Peter Towers explains the assessment process that a company must complete, if it is to be classified as an "ESIC".

The "investment readiness" and "investment pitches" processes are also discussed.  Investors obtain significant taxation benefits from investing in an ESIC and these are reviewed in the webinar.

If your company has developed a new product, process, service etc., and you would like to raise capital for the commercialisation process, this is an essential webinar for you to watch.

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Monday 6th June 2016  

Grants are Available to Assist your Business

There are a number of government grants available to small/medium enterprises, to help and encourage them to grow. Whether it be exporting to other countries, becoming "investment ready", improving the skills within staff or assistance with recovery from natural disaster.

This webinar will provide an overview of a few grants currently available to small/medium enterprises.  This webinar will also provide some information on the resources available to help you identify the grants for which you’re eligible and to guide you through the application process.

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Wednesday 27th April 2016  

Innovation Companies Capital Raising for Businesses

The Federal government has released the “Innovation Statement”, which provides more opportunities for businesses to raise capital.  One of these opportunities are innovation companies, which is going to have special benefits from investors to obtain a taxation rebate on their investments, as well as a Capital Gains Tax holiday.

This webinar will show how you could become investment ready and encourage and seize the opportunity that the “Innovation Statement” is providing businesses.  This webinar will also provide the resources to which you could refer, to assist you to this investment readiness journey.

This webinar features the following presenters:

pjtwebinarpic     michaelmurtwebpic     rickmcwebpic     bistorquewebpic
Peter Towers   Michael Murtagh   Rick McElhinney   Peter Milla
Managing Director   Business Angels Group   Founders Forum   Managing Director
ESS Small Business           Bistorque Pty Ltd
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Thursday 21st April 2016  

Improving Debtors' Management

An effective debtors’ management system is vital for keeping a business afloat and will help with promptly generating the income a business requires.

This webinar will provide some helpful tips on how you can improve your debtors’ management.  This webinar will also provide some resources available for small/medium enterprises.

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Wednesday 13th April 2016  

Vehicle Financing for SMEs

If a business requires several vehicles, they will need a large amount of money to be able to purchase them which, in most cases, small/medium enterprises in particular don’t necessarily have.

Vehicle financing or hire purchase is a cost-effective way of obtaining the required vehicles to keep your business running.

This webinar will provide an overview of how vehicle financing works and some tips on selecting the right finance to suit your business.

This webinar features the following presenters:

pjtwebinarpic     budvwebpic
Peter Towers   Bud Verheijen
Managing Director   Business Development Manager
ESS Small Business   AutoMates
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Wednesday 6th April 2016  

Planning for Success

For a business to be successful, you need to have an in-depth look at where you're business is currently at and where it's heading, in order to determine the areas of improvement.

This webinar will look at the different aspects of a business to examine and what you can do to make improvements, as part of planning for your business' success.

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Tuesday 22nd March 2016  

PPSR - How do you Protect your Business?

There have been over 50 court cases relative to the Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) and the associated Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) since the legislation was introduced to Australia.

There have been numerous events, not all of which have resulted in court cases.  These events have contributed to businesses losing millions of dollars, thought to be in the vicinity of at least $130million, mainly through ignorance of the ramifications of the legislation through failure to register transactions on the PPSR.

This highlights the fact that every small/medium enterprise and, for that matter, big businesses, are potentially at risk under the Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) if they don’t register their transactions and assets on the PPSR.

Presented by Peter Towers of ESS Small Business, this webinar looks at how you can safeguard your business so you don’t fall into the trap of losing out under the PPSA legislation.

To obtain a complimentary copy of the article, "Personal Property Securities Register", developed by ESS Small Business, click here.

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Monday 7th March 2016  

A Simple Recipe for SMEs to Effectively Use Online

Most businesses will benefit from having an online presence. However, there are many ways to utilise the internet and selecting the approach that is suitable for your business might seem complex and overwhelming.

As the “digital world” continues to grow at an exponential rate and is becoming more complex, it’s important to find the right approach that will provide the desired results.

This webinar will show you simple ways to utilise the internet which will provide your business the necessary exposure and, in turn, generate more customers and sales that will help your business grow.

This webinar features the following presenters:

pjtwebinarpic     dtwiggwebpic
Peter Towers   David Twigg
Managing Director   Managing Director
ESS Small Business   Online Marketing Consultants
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Monday 7th March 2016  

Legal Essentials for Australian Small Businesses

Most aspects of running a small/medium enterprise involve legal issues of some kind.  Just as it is with large businesses, it's important that small/medium enterprises ensure that they are legally compliant as they establish, run and even hand over their business.  Failure to do so could result in very stressful, time consuming and very costly legal problems, which is why it's vital for small/medium enterprises to obtain the legal service that is appropriate for their business.

This webinar provides an overview of the types of legal services that are available for small/medium enterprises.  This webinar will also explain the importance of having the right legal advice for your business.

This webinar features the following presenters:

pjtwebinarpic     deanwwebpic
Peter Towers   Dean Woodbridge
Managing Director   Executive Lawyer
ESS Small Business   Clinch Long Letherbarrow Lawyers
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Tuesday 19th January 2016  

How does a BDM Add Value to a Business?

The main point of running a business is to generate income. To achieve that, a business would need to generate customers, leads and clients. This is where a Business Development Manager (BDM) could help.

The main role of a BDM is to generate leads and develop clientele for your business as well as developing an effective marketing plan to give your business the required "exposure".

This webinar focuses on BDMs and how they could build value to your business.

This webinar features the following presenters:

pjtwebinarpic   moirawebpic
Peter Towers     Moira Verheijen
Managing Director   Relationship Manager
ESS Small Business   Corporate Connectors
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Wednesday 9th December 2015  

Global Business Camps

Working on your business is one of the most important and most rewarding things you can do. Businesses that think and plan for the future actually perform better and look after their customers, clients and patients better than the ones that don't.

Global Business Camps are a great way to help small/medium enterprises achieve their goals.

This webinar looks at how this 3-day camp will help seriously increase your business revenue and profits.

ESS Small Business has negotiated a deal with Global Business Camps whereby you could greatly benefit. This webinar will show you how.

This webinar features the following presenters:

pjtwebinarpic     johntsouloswebpic
Peter Towers   John Tsoulos
Managing Director   Managing Director
ESS Small Business   Global Business Camps
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Tuesday 24th November 2015  

Business Networks are Good for Businesses

There’s a saying that goes “There is strength in numbers”.  When it comes to businesses, this is very true – this concept is called “business networks”.  Networking is a proven international business technique which enables individual businesses to join with others to achieve results that they could not achieve on their own.

This webinar shows how your business can benefit from being a part of business networks and some resources available to lead you to the right direction in getting started with networking.

This webinar features the following presenters:

pjtwebinarpic     ricknashwebpic
Peter Towers   Rick Nash
Managing Director   Chair
ESS Small Business   Corporate Connectors
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Thursday 19th November 2015  

Sending Cards - a Great Marketing Tool

Electronic communications and online marketing are potentially sending the traditional “snail mail” method into decline.  However, nothing else shows “you care” better than having tangible material in your customer’s hand, such as a greeting card.

This webinar provides an overview on how you can utilise greeting cards as an effective marketing tool for your business.  This webinar will also provide some useful resources available.

This webinar features the following presenters:

pjtwebinarpic     georgemcwebpic
Peter Towers   George McIntosh
Managing Director   Independent Distributor
ESS Small Business   SendOutCards
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Tuesday 10th November 2015  

Getting Social Media Working for your Business

tracywebpicMarketing your business online, particularly via social media, is a proven and cost-effective way to add exposure to your business and develop your business’ credibility in your ideal target market.  Social media is a great way to attract the customer you’re after and gain referrals.  However, with the increasing number of social media platforms available, it’s important to know and understand how marketing online works and how to get the best results for the least amount of time and money.

Presented by Tracy Raiteri of Townsville Social Media, this webinar provides some useful information on how to effectively utilise social media to improve your business.

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Wednesday 28th October 2015  

Insurance for SMEs

A properly constructed insurance portfolio is vital for the stability of any business.  There are numerous types of insurance policies available and it’s fair to say that, if a business insured itself for every possible contingency, it would be liable for a considerable premium.

This webinar provides an overview of identifying your business risks and deciding what to insure.  This webinar will also provide some useful resources to help you make the important decision of selecting appropriate insurance for your business.

This webinar features the following presenters:

pjtwebinarpic         darrenmilnewebpic     agroganwebpic
Peter Towers       Darren Milne   Andrew Grogan
Managing Director       CEO   Account Manager
ESS Small Business       Milne Alexander   Milne Alexander
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Tuesday 20th October 2015  

Developing SME Leaders

The development of leadership within organisations improves overall performance.  It’s a long-term undertaking which requires high-level commitment and adequate resources for it to be successful.

This webinar provides tips on how to develop successful leaders within your small/medium enterprise business and the assistance and resources available to help you achieve this.

This webinar features the following presenters:

pjtwebinarpic         petermcwebpic
Peter Towers       Peter McDougall AM
Managing Director       Principal and Managing Director
ESS Small Business       The Leadership Academy
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Tuesday 20th October 2015  

Loans for SMEs

Obtaining a loan has become part of business activity – whether you need new plant and equipment, to renovate your premises or are looking at purchasing a new office or branch.  Obtaining loans can be challenging, with small business operators being subject to tightened lending conditions for which they were not prepared.

This webinar looks at a range of assistance available for small/medium enterprises to enable them to obtain the right loan for their business’ requirements.

This webinar features the following presenters:

pjtwebinarpic         robsimpsonwebpic
Peter Towers       Robert Foster
Managing Director       Home Loans Accredited Mortgage Consultant
ESS Small Business       Homeloans Ltd
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Monday 19th October 2015  

Improving Debtors' Management

An effective debtors’ management system is vital for keeping a business afloat and will help with promptly generating the income a business requires.

This webinar provides some helpful tips on how you can improve your debtors’ management.  This webinar will also provide some resources available for small/medium enterprises.

This webinar features the following presenters:

pjtwebinarpic         damianwebpic
Peter Towers       Damian Arena
Managing Director       CEO
ESS Small Business       IODM
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Thursday 8th October 2015  

Introduction to Benchmarking

Analysing benchmarks is a great way for any business to have a clear understanding of what’s occurring in their business and then be able to determine realistic strategies to improve their business’ performance.

This webinar provides an introduction to benchmarking and how an effective benchmarking system can help improve your business’ performance.

This webinar features the following presenters:

pjtwebinarpic       vkeoghwebinarpic
Peter Towers         Vince Keogh
Managing Director       Head of Product
ESS Small Business       Benchmarking.com.au
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Tuesday 6th October 2015  

Legal Issues Affecting SMEs

There are many areas in which the law can affect the operation of a business.  Many small/medium enterprises receive assistance with business improvements from various consultants.  However, many small/medium enterprises overlook having a meeting with their commercial solicitor to ascertain whether their business is complying with the laws that apply to their business operations.

This webinar provides an overview of the legal issues that are pertinent to small businesses.

This webinar features the following presenters:

pjtwebinarpic       matthewkwebpic
Peter Towers         Matthew Karakoulakis
Managing Director       Principal Solicitor
ESS Small Business       AMK Law
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Wednesday 30th September 2015  

Budgets and Cashflow Forecasts

Budgets and cashflow forecasts are one of the most important aspects of running a successful small business.  They give businesses a detailed "map" of what's likely to occur in the future and measure actual performance of the cashflow against what was budgeted.

This webinar looks at how you can develop an effective budgets and cashflow forecasts system and some useful resources that are available.

This webinar features the following presenters:

pjtwebinarpic       paulbwebinarpic2
Peter Towers         Paul Barnaby
Managing Director       Regional Integration Consultant - Asia Pacific
ESS Small Business       PlanGuru
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Tuesday 29th September 2015  

Human Resources Issues for SMEs

Business success involves building an excellent team and making individuals feel appreciated and included in communications and discussions.  Excellent businesses have well-established human resources management in place.

This webinar provides an overview of effective human resources management, including:

  • staff recruitment selection
  • training and performance reviews
  • exit interviews
  • regular communication

This webinar features the following presenters:

pjtwebinarpic       steveowenwebpic
Peter Towers         Steve Owen
Managing Director       HR Performance Coach
ESS Small Business       On The Level HR
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Thursday 24th September 2015  

Bookkeeping Assistance for SMEs

Accurate accounting records and efficient accounting management is one of the most important aspects of running a business.  As a small business operator, keeping accounts in check could be very challenging.

This webinar provides an overview of how a good bookkeeping assistance will save you time and money, which will allow you to focus more on running your business.

This webinar features the following presenters:

pjtwebinarpic         johncrusewebpic
Peter Towers       John Cruse
Managing Director       General Manager
ESS Small Business       Bookkeeping Central
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Tuesday 22nd September 2015  

Launch of ESS Small Business

This webinar provides an overview of what ESS Small Business has to offer.

This webinar features the following presenters:

pjtwebinarpic         ricknashwebpic
Peter Towers       Rick Nash
Managing Director       Chair
ESS Small Business       Corporate Connectors
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