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Insight into our MC

By Rod Shell    

"Being the MC of the Melbourne Business Awards for the last thirteen years has been a fantastic experience. And as this will be my final year with the MBA I have taken the opportunity to reflect on the "journey" (yes I know that is over-used!) for both me, and the MBA since its inception 20 years ago"

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Holmesglen Institute - New Graduate Employment Service

The Graduate Employment Service is new to Holmesglen Institute, offering employers a range of free professional recruitment solutions.

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Latest Award Nominees put Heart into Innovation & Creativity

A “little Aussie company” giving American fast food giants a run for their money and an innovative glass designer have been recognised at the latest Melbourne Business Awards breakfast for 2012.

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August Guest Speaker Announced

Wellness and People Development expert John Toomeywill share some secrets into tackling health issues in a business environment context & E-commerce expert Grant Arnott will explain how to ‘Survive and Thrive in an Omnichannel World’

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20th Year Networking Evening

What a great success, on Wednesday 20th June the Melbourne Business Awards held a fantastic Networking Evening at Arco Restaurant in Heatherton. Over 40 guests joined us to network and celebrate 20 years of the Melbourne Business Awards, it was the perfect pre-cursor to our end of year Gala Celebration when we will formally celebrate 20 years of “Recognising and Rewarding excellence”

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May Award Nominees put Heart into Innovation & Creativity

A “little Aussie company” giving American fast food giants a run for their money and an innovative glass designer have been recognised at the latest Melbourne Business Awards breakfast for 2012.

Speed is the name of the game for Summit Innovations, the third Awards nominee for 2012, the MBAs’ 20th anniversary year. Summit specialises in delivering electronic communications systems and software solutions to improve the speed and quality of customer service in the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry

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'Special' and 'Fab' define August Award Nominees

Exploring export opportunities and boosting investment in research and development in 2013 top the to-do lists of the latest companies nominated for Business of the Year at the Melbourne Business Awards.

Innovative textiles manufacturer The Specialty Group says it aims to invest $5 million a year in collaborative R&D for second and third generation technologies, double its workforce and realise increased annual revenues of between $20-30 million.

In addition to export opportunities, our second August nominee, Braeside-based electronics components manufacturer Fabtronics, has also identified customer growth and retention as key to building its brand in 2013.

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT

Complete Colour Printing (www.completecolour.com.au) is a leading print and communications provider that has been delivering high quality solutions for over 20 years.

Gone are the days when printing simply meant “ink on paper”.  At Complete Colour, we are proud to offer solutions that develop and progress with the times.

We’re proud to be able to truly offer the whole spectrum of digital and offset printing along with our online solutions for EnviroCatalogues, inventory & digital asset management, which will service all your communication needs. In fact, we have the entire colour spectrum covered.

What’s more, Complete Colour is the single most environmentally-accredited and certified printer in Australia.  This means our clients can be assured that their print work is not only of the highest quality but is also environmentally sustainable and responsible.

At Complete Colour, our customer service is more than a process or policy. It is a way of life.

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Broke, Broken and Broker - Getting the best Workers’ Compensation Results!

Event: Broke, Broken and Broker - Getting the best Workers’ Compensation Results!
Date: 4 September (Dandenong) & 7 September (Melbourne) 

This training session takes you through all the “dos” and “don’ts” of managing workplace injuries/fatalities and workers’ compensation issues in your workplace...

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New Graduate Employment Service

The Graduate Employment Service is new to Holmesglen Institute, offering employers a range of free professional recruitment solutions.

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Final nominees announced for our annual Business of the Year Award

A specialist food manufacturer from Cheltenham and a Carnegie software and electronics engineering consultancy will join six other nominees aiming to be crowned Business of the Year at the Melbourne Business Awards gala breakfast on November 30th.

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Kingston Business Women's Network Luncheon - 21st November

Kingston Business Women’s Network Luncheon - Featuring key note speaker: Amanda Gome - entrepreneur, journalist, educator & business authority

Wednesday 21st November at Hemisphere Conference Centre, 488 South Rd Moorabbin.

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2013 Breakfast Dates Announced

Friday 1 March

Friday 10 May

Friday 19 July

Friday 6 September

Friday 6 December

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Owning your own business premises may now be within reach.

For years the prospect of owning your own commercial/ industrial property has been unattainable for many tenants, especially when looking in established markets like Moorabbin.  However recent activity suggests that this may no longer be the case.

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3 Surefire Ways to Stop Procrastination

When was the last time you put off doing something that you said you would do? Do you drag your feet when it comes to taking certain action or completing some tasks eg. phone calls, paperwork, following up late payments by customers, making business decisions, etc.? How much is this procrastination costing you and your business?

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Five tricks to open your presentation

At least one school of thought (read: The Poms) would argue that since Steve Waugh’s team of Invincibles of the 1990s and early 2000s, Australia’s cricket team has been left wanting of a few strong openers. 

After all, isn’t a strong start what any endeavour needs to succeed?

The same goes for every single public presentation you will ever do. If you’re a business owner or executive having to front an audience in any presentation setting, you need to establish strong leadership from the outset.

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4 Pricing Mistakes to Avoid

Want to improve the profitability of your business?  In our work we have found that reviewing the pricing methods and strategies provide the quickest improvement to the profitability of a business.  Many businesses are unknowingly giving away profits.

Price can be adjusted immediately and the effect flows straight through to your bottom line. For one of our clients a simple pricing change generated an extra $60,000 in profits in just 12 months and there was no reaction from their customers.

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Kingston Business Professionals Showcase

city_of_kingston.pngThe Kingston Business Professionals Showcase will be held on Tuesday the 27th of August. Professionals from a range of industries are encouraged to apply to present at this full day event. Topics covered will include marketing, websites, accounting, legal and many others.

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Branding a Promise

In an increasingly competitive world, businesses have to find more savings to deliver products to demanding customers.  Retail markets have seen products drop in price dramatically and have now reacted by offering improved features in shortening cycles – in essence, the risk is you spend less initially but buy more in the long-term. 

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Small Business Festival

SMALL BUSINESS FESTIVAL AUGUST 2013

3 seminars preseted by Don Gregg from Advice 4 Growth.

Seminar presenter Don Gregg has over 25 years of experience crafting and implementing impactful strategies in a wide range of industries.  Don has worked with global strategy firm The Boston Consulting Group and has been a successful GM/CEO, he now provides strategic advice to SMEs via Advice 4 Growth Pty Ltd.

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Systemising Business & Training Staff – More Than Just Writing Up An Operations Manual

Here’s an excerpt from a conversation I had with a client in Bendigo this week: “I’ve spent about 100 hours writing operation procedures and the staff just don’t follow them, in fact, I’m not even sure they read them”.

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How changes to Google’s policy on AdWords may affect your business

In the digital economy, many business owners would sheepishly admit to feeling flummoxed by the lingo adopted by modern marketers.

Indeed, terms such as SEO (search engine optimisation) and SEM (search engine marketing) mixed in with “e-tail” and “clicks ‘n mortar” have turned once-straightforward marketing activities into a true dark art. Within all that lies AdWords, domain of the Internet giant, Google.

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Industry Support Programs Forum

Have you thought about taking advantage of free or low-cost assistance programs in 2013 to help you reduce your energy use, improve resource efficiency and lower your operating costs?

Wednesday 27 February - FREE Forum to provide you with an overview of a range of industry assistance programs. www.kingstonbusiness.com.au

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Sustainable Business Network

The City of Kingston is seeking Expressions of Interest from local businesses to participate in a Sustainable Business Network in 2013.

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Leading And Motivating Work Teams

I invite you to think of one of your employees or team members who isn’t quite up to scratch. Maybe they just get by on the bare minimum. Perhaps they make basic, fundamental mistakes on a daily basis. Or maybe it’s just a bad attitude that’s bugging you.

Now picture them standing right in front of you and ............. 

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