Register your interest noting which sessions you will be attending via or 6771 2556. 

11th May 2017

Business Info Sessions


Jobs Australia Enterprises LTD, 104 Beardy St, Armidale

IBA is holding free info sessions across the country with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to talk more about running their own businesses. If you have an idea for starting a business or are just thinking about it, these three-hour sessions may be the perfect place to start.
Discussion topics include:
• What is a business?
• Why go into business?
• Do I have what it takes?
• How can IBA assist?

Confirm your place now to avoid disappointment. Email Marie at or Niel at

13th March 2017

Financial literacy: budgeting and saving

4:00 pm – 6:00pm, Moree


Considering the skewed results of the financial literacy study, it’s especially important for you to honestly assess your financial knowledge. Because managing a business’ finances is far more complex than the three question test, small business owners need to upgrade their skills, so they can make the most of their potential.

A small business owner who’s knowledgeable about finance will be prepared to take on challenges that come their way. They’re able to manage their cash efficiently, prepare for taxes and possible audits, balance their books, predict profits and plan their future accordingly. It’s no surprise that financial literacy and positive business performance are associated with each other.

16th March 2017

Finding your ideal clients

4:00 pm – 5:00pm, Guyra


Who’s your ideal client? (the answer is not “everybody”!)

This workshop shows you how to hit your marketing target by taking dead aim at specific population instead of using the spray-it-everywhere-innocent approach. You will also complete a marketing plan and have some expert advice on how to customise your marketing message for your target audience.

19th March 2017

Let’s talk about Facebook

1.30pm – 2.00pm (After the Farmers Market), City Park, Armidale


The BEC and the Armidale Farmers Market Committee would like to invite stallholders to join in a short Facebook presentation about:

  • Sharing posts to our Farmers Market page
  • Using the Facebook App on a phone
  • Setting up a business account

20th March 2017

Digital marketing for Non-Techies

4:00 pm – 5:00pm, Tamworth


Are you ready to create you own digital monster? This workshop looks at the good, the bad and the ugly of digital marketing, reviewing common elements every digital platform should include. You will also learn how to choose the best digital platform for your business, create interaction for your visitors and making use of online promotions.

23rd March 2017

Starting a business: what you need to know

4:00 pm – 5:00pm, Inverell


Starting up a small business? This one hour workshop is a great start to learning the essentials such as developing a business plan, legal requirements, contracts, accounting basics, marketing fundamentals and risk management. It will give you the tools to build a solid foundation for your business.

27th March 2017

Effective branding for your business

4:00 pm – 5:00pm, Glen Innes


Visual stimulus registers more quickly in the brain than words. That means your logo needs to catch people’s attention in the first three seconds. This workshop guides you toward creating an enticing ensemble of colours, fonts and shapes that can reinforce the brand you are building.

30th March 2017

Business shout out

From 5 pm, Armidale


We love hearing from you and finding out all about what your business does, so come and join us and show your business some love with a well-deserved shout out!