Events listed below are either of relevance to the local business community or are delivered or sponsored by the Local Buying Program or Local Buying Foundation.

Recruitment Retention

Online  |  23 Feb 2024 - 8 Mar 2024  |  11.00 - 12.00pm

Set your staff and business up for success in 2024 by joining our FREE recruitment and retention webinar series. Over three weeks, the specialist team from Be Human HR will help you build the knowledge and skills to attract and keep the best applicants for your team. Each one hour webinar is designed to provide a snapshot of the vital elements you need to recruit the right people for your business.

Your Business and Indigenous Business Australia Info Session

Online  |  28 Feb 2024  |  6.00- 8.30pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have an idea or who are thinking about starting a business and want to hear about the preparation that may be needed in taking the next steps. The workshop also looks at the range of IBA products and services available, their suitability for you and your options in developing your business idea along the business life cycle.

BHP Supplier and Contractor Forum

Muswellbrook  |  29 Feb 2024  |  8.00 - 9.30am

During the session, BHP will provide an update on Mt Arthur Coal, the transition and closure work underway, seek your feedback and answer any questions.

Being Business Savvy on Social Media

Online  |  5 Mar 2024  |  10.30am - 11.30pm

Social media can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, it can be a fabulous tool for promoting your products or services, building brand awareness, and engaging with your audience. On the other hand, it is easy to fall into the trap of spending lots of time and energy on socials.

It’s crucial to strike a balance between using social media effectively and not letting it consume all of your time and energy.

Elevating Safety

Online  |  5 Mar 2024  |  2.00 - 3.00pm

This webinar will feature Austmine Members who will showcase their latest technology and innovative solutions in developing and implementing cutting-edge safety equipment, wearables, emergency response technologies, real-time monitoring systems, and predictive safety analytics that aim to minimise accidents and health risks in mining operations.

Business Obligations and Finances 101

Online  |  6 Mar 2024  |  6.00- 9.00pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are thinking about starting a business or who are already in business and want to get a better understanding of the statutory and legal requirements that need to be considered when operating a business in Australia. It also introduces basic financial management concepts and tools needed to help you run a business.

One Page Business Plan

Online  |  13 Mar 2024  |  10.30am - 1.30pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have a business idea and want to break down the key elements or building blocks of their idea in describing their business model.

The one-page business plan helps provides focus in outlining the proposal to the person with the business idea and others who may be interested.

Workshop participants will be assisted in developing their one-page business plans if they have attended other IBA’s Business Essentials workshops where they will have considered their business building blocks.

Marketing Fundamentals

Online  |  13 Mar 2024  |  6.00- 9.00pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business operators and entrepreneurs who want to better understand and use marketing in supporting customers to buy their product or services.

After completing this workshop, you should be better informed about the fundamentals of marketing and how you may apply those marketing principles to increase customer awareness and potential to buy from your business.

Indigenous Procurement Policy Program

Online  |  20 Mar 2024 - 22 Mar 2024

Are you an Indigenous business owner and want to have a say on changes to the Federal Government’s Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP)?

The definition of an Indigenous business may soon change from a minimum of 50% ownership to 51% ownership, management and control.

Business Obligations and Finances 101

Online  |  21 Mar 2024  |  10.30am - 1.30pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are thinking about starting a business or who are already in business and want to get a better understanding of the statutory and legal requirements that need to be considered when operating a business in Australia. It also introduces basic financial management concepts and tools needed to help you run a business.

One Page Business Plan

Online  |  4 Apr 2024  |  10.30am - 1.30pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have a business idea and want to break down the key elements or building blocks of their idea in describing their business model.

The one-page business plan helps provides focus in outlining the proposal to the person with the business idea and others who may be interested.

Workshop participants will be assisted in developing their one-page business plans if they have attended other IBA’s Business Essentials workshops where they will have considered their business building blocks.

Marketing Fundamentals

Online  |  4 Apr 2024  |  10.30am - 1.30pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business operators and entrepreneurs who want to better understand and use marketing in supporting customers to buy their product or services.

After completing this workshop, you should be better informed about the fundamentals of marketing and how you may apply those marketing principles to increase customer awareness and potential to buy from your business.

BHP – Pathway to 2030 Financial Planning

Singleton  |  16 Apr 2024  |  6.00 - 7.00pm

BHP has partnered with Mine Super to deliver a series of three Financial Planning sessions for BHP employees to help prepare and plan your financial future.

Mine Super has a long-standing history in the mining industry. Since 1941, Mine Super has been committed to the retirement outcomes of members and is a trusted super partner in the communities they serve. Mine Super has a boots on the ground approach, with regional offices bringing Mine Super to the communities and workplaces of their members.

Business Obligations and Finances 101

Online  |  18 Apr 2024  |  9.30am - 12.30pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are thinking about starting a business or who are already in business and want to get a better understanding of the statutory and legal requirements that need to be considered when operating a business in Australia. It also introduces basic financial management concepts and tools needed to help you run a business.

One Page Business Plan

Online  |  15 May 2024  |  10.30am - 1.30pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have a business idea and want to break down the key elements or building blocks of their idea in describing their business model.

The one-page business plan helps provides focus in outlining the proposal to the person with the business idea and others who may be interested.

Workshop participants will be assisted in developing their one-page business plans if they have attended other IBA’s Business Essentials workshops where they will have considered their business building blocks.

Marketing Fundamentals

Online  |  15 May 2024  |  5.00pm - 8.00pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business operators and entrepreneurs who want to better understand and use marketing in supporting customers to buy their product or services.

After completing this workshop, you should be better informed about the fundamentals of marketing and how you may apply those marketing principles to increase customer awareness and potential to buy from your business.

Understanding Tender Criteria

Online  |  30 May 2024  |  3.30 - 5.30pm

This Webinar will focus on how to understand tender qualification criteria in Government Tenders. Key topics will include:
• How to read through the tender qualifications
• Showing life examples of the criteria and the questions

Marketing Fundamentals

Online  |  6 Jun 2024  |  9.30 - 12.30pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business operators and entrepreneurs who want to better understand and use marketing in supporting customers to buy their product or services.

After completing this workshop, you should be better informed about the fundamentals of marketing and how you may apply those marketing principles to increase customer awareness and potential to buy from your business.