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West Auckland Business Club Business Showcase


Thu 5 Mar 2015, 11:00am–5:00pm

Where: The Trusts Arena, 65-67 Central Park Dr, Henderson, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: WABC

Be inspired, grow your connections and immerse yourself in the diverse products and services at the Business Showcase.

The Business Showcase welcomes attendees from across the Auckland region and is a chance for you to connect with growing businesses and find the best connections for your company. Develop your business with us at the Business Showcase.

The showcase reflects the diversity of businesses and their needs and there is sure to be an exhibitor who can help you in your business.

Business Seminars
The Business Showcase is a great opportunity to connect with expert knowledge on topics that can impact your business. Seminars are being held throughout the day and are free to attend.

11.15am - 5 Secrets to Successful Credit Management
This will cover the five biggest secrets of credit management. Why do people pay? How can I persuade people to pay and keep them as clients? How does credit management really work? – and more.

12pm - Exit Strategies and Succession Planning
The Succession Planning presentation will include:
- different pathways to consider when exiting your business
- key areas to focus on to protect your business asset
- who are your likely successors and what to consider when evaluating their competencies
- decisions you'll have to think about while preparing to exit
- how to remove your businesses reliance on you and managing your succession plan

12.45pm - How To Avoid Lost Time (& Manage Emails Better)
Join celebrated speaker Robyn Pearce for her insights into how to get a grip on your day and not become overwhelmed by time demands.
- how to use Robyn's powerful 'Toolbar of Time' to diagnose in minutes the time management areas you or your staff need help with
- how to overcome the biggest challenge in almost all businesses – the ‘interruption factor’
- simple ways to control the email deluge.

1.30pm – Research and Development Seminar
Did you know your business may well qualify for government funding for R&D from Callaghan Innovation? Whether developing a new product, service or process, you will find value in this seminar.
By attending this seminar you will find out about:
- R&D Growth Grants which can provide 20 per cent co-funding on R&D expenditure
- R&D Project Grants for smaller R&D programmes which typically provide support of 30-50 per cent of eligible R&D costs
- R&D Student Grants
- How to apply for funding

2.15pm – Business Valuations: How Much is a Business Worth?
This seminar will not only cover business value but the related topics of:
- assessing a business for purchase
- preparing a business for sale
- positioning your business for optimal value.
This will be the ideal seminar for anyone who has considered purchasing a business or selling a business and set you up with some of the basic knowledge to ensure you get the best value.

3pm – Getting HR right in your business
Join Jason Ennor, founder of MyHR as he keeps you up to date on what you need to know about human resources. Jason will cover:
- getting ready for the new health and safety law changes
- how to manage the 90-day trial period effectively and reduce business risk
- tips for effectively managing performance
- restructure and redundancy overview.

3.45pm - 10 Social Media Lessons For Smart Kiwi Businesses
This talk will delve into:
- how to pick your focus when starting out in social media
- have a case study about how one tactic generated more than $15,000 in B2B business
- how much should I invest in social media?
- how to reach your audience and get them to take action
- why nothing is better than something when it comes to social media
- how mobile technology is affecting the way we interact with social media.

4.30pm - What’s Going on in Auckland’s North-West Corridor?
Auckland’s north-west is rapidly changing and this is your chance to get an insider’s knowledge about what’s happening in the development, the upcoming opportunities for business and what it means for the area in general.

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