Awards Cocktail Evening

business-awards-celebrateThose business awards that we’ve been promoting over the last few weeks reach their conclusion on Friday 25 November.

The judges will have done their judging and at a Cocktail evening at The Rise in Maylands they’ll be announcing the winners under the 8 categories: Best Service Based Business, Best Retail Business, Best Franchise Business, Best Start-up (New) Business, Best Home Based Business, Best Commercial Enterprise, Best Environmentally Sustainable Business, Best Community Not-for-Profit Organisation

And who from Bassendean will pick up an award?  You’ll have to come along and find out!

But as we have maintained all along, all entries in the awards are winners regardless of whether they pick up the gong on the night.

Tackling all those questions can be a little bit sticky, like being able to write an overview of your business, thinking about business planning, describing your target market, what’s your customer service like and how do you look after your staff,  automatically put you and your business ahead of many competitors who neglect to ask themselves the same questions.  Time and again we hear operators saying the process its self was the most rewarding!

But winning does have its own unique rewards too. Having a trophy to display at home or in the shop is pretty cool plus extra publicity is provided through a link up with all the other Business Associations and Chambers in the eastern metro region and jointly featuring the finest businesses in the EMRC Business Exemplar Project.

To ensure you don’t miss out of the fun, register here to secure your ticket

 

Calling all Home Based Businesses

home-is-where-your-wifi-connects-automatically-t-shirts-tote-bagWorking from home is fun. Well maybe not all the time right?

Many of you probably feel a little anonymous or undiscovered?

You are all doing great things while you juggle crampt conditions or second job or looking after your partner and the children and the dog or all of the above !!

Well, why not try out for a Business Award? You deserve it.

With just a few days left before the opportunity passes for another year you should go to the CEBA web site and have a look.

Prominently  featured  on the front page the 2016 Awards are open right now.

Entering couldn’t be easier and it’s free!

If you have any  questions or need help we are just a phone call away….(William Barry – Economic Development: 9377 8000) or leave a message below.  I’ll get back to you straight away.

Just 10 Days to go....

2-stop-looking-at-the-obstacle-and-see-the-opportunityThe 2016 Business Awards will be gone before you know it.

The closing date is Friday 4th November**

So don’t hesitate or think too long about it.

Now’s the opportunity to give it a go and you never know what you might end up with!

Download the information pack and submit your entry form all on line at CEBA

** If you’re vying for Peoples Choice Award that has got a way to go yet -. It closes on Friday 18th November!

StartUp Weekend

stratup-weekend-1611Returning for its 9th time at Spacecubed, Startup Weekend will be held in Perth, November 4th – 6th.

In just 54 hours, you experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life as a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you’ll meet mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started.

It is two and half intense days kicking off at 5.00pm Friday 4th and collapsing at 7.30pm Sunday 7th November!

All of that will cost you a shade under $100. If this sounds like you, you can still get a ticket HERE.  You can also save 10% by using the promo code “SWRocks.”

You can learn more about Startup Weekend at http://swperth.org or http://startupweekend.org.

Cork & Bottle Sundowner ~ CEBA Business Awards

cb-sun1Beginning an awards submission may seem a daunting process especially when you have a million other tasks on your ‘To Do’ list.  But in reality, the time spent entering awards is more of an investment than a cost.

Even if you don’t take home first prize, being a part of the whole experience can be incredibly rewarding.

INVITATION

This is an invitation to bring a colleague to Cork & Bottle and learn about the 2016 CEBA Business Awards and put a strategy together to enter.

  • Whole new entry platform being launched this year
  • Get tips on what the judges are looking for
  • 8 award categories including Home Based, Retail, Franchise, Start-Up, Service Based and more.
  • Speakers include Steve Fletcher/Stuart Ridgway proprietors of Cork & Bottle, Greg Pound, Chairman of CEBA, previous winners of CEBA Business Awards.

cb-sun2Join us for drinks and Networking

  • WHERECork & Bottle, 77 Old Perth Rd, Bassendean
  • RSVP – [email protected]
  • COST – Free
  • Welcome drink and selection of bites and treats provided

The 2016 CEBA BUSINESS AWARDS are open until 4.00pm, 4th November 2016. Winners and runners up will be announced at the Gala Cocktail Evening 25th November 2016.  All entries are via the website www.ceba.com.au/business-awards. Download the entry pack

LatestBuy are on the Trail

garage-sale2Town of Bassendean ranks in top 10 for garage sales registered Australia wide !!!

With 34 garage sales registered by residents, the Town is now ranked 7th Australia wide on a per capita basis of population for the number of garage sales registered !!!

Well done to Darren and Shaun Campbell from LatestBuy.com (113 Broadway, Bassendean WA 6054, Australia) who are the latest to get on board!!

This dynamic duo is opening their showroom and warehouse doors for a Mega Garage Sale with items starting from $1!  Toys, gadgets, kitchenware, collectibles, barware, novelties, outdoors and lifestyle products and on and on. They’re one-off product samples, discontinued lines, unwanted returns but they’re all in 100% working condition!

It’s not too late to register your business for the 22 October if you want to.  Just go to the Garage Sale trail web site here and put down all your details.  There is no cost remember

 

Low Carbon Future Seminar

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Minimising carbon production is not just good for the planet but also where future business opportunities can be found.

Come along to this two hour seminar with valuable speakers including Peter Newman, Curtin University on Auto Dependent Cities and Dermot Costello, Clean Energy Council presenting on Battery storage and
alternative energy initiatives.

  • DATE: Friday, 28 October 2016
  • TIME: 9.30am to 11.30am
  • LOCATION: EMRC, 226 Great Eastern Highway, Belmont 6104
  • RSVP: By Friday 21 October 2016
    • by email or phone 9424 2216
  • COST: Free

a good business decision Transport and Alternative Energy for a Low Carbon Future

Railfest Thundering Back

raifest-2016The men of steam of Rail Heritage WA at the Railway Museum are back with a vengeance this year.

A great range of visiting displays, including several new heritage displays, and Brookfield are helping to spread the  safety message to the young. There will be the free shuttle bus again to reduce parking hassles, thanks to Metrobus.

Sounds like we will have the old-fashioned throb of a 60 year old X diesel class turning over during the day!

And the latest additions – model traction engines in steam (BIG ones – over 2 metres long!) and the Swan Woodturners will be demonstrating their skills.

What sets you apart?

ceba-2016-business-awardsBefore the 4th November, put aside a couple hours and consider your marketing, your customer service, the improvements and goals you have for your business and you will be well on your way to completing a submission for the Central Eastern Business Association (CEBA) Business Awards.

The Town of Bassendean has supported these awards from the outset and strongly recommends all businesses owners to give it a go.

This year the association has made big strides in simplifying the entry process.  Follow this link here to find tips on how to enter, the entry package, and the entry portal itself.

The questions are straight forward and you will gain a great insight into your own business from just completing the submission form.

Figure out what sets you apart from the crowd!

Charity Golf Day ~ 11 November 2016

charity-golf-dayEvery year since 2012 local businessman Tony Prospero from MASC has organised a terrific charity golf event at Joondalup Resort.

Tony is one of the founders of Holeseekers, a group which amongst other things organises this annual event.

It goes without saying that Tony is a golf tragic but to join in the fun for this Golf Day, you don’t have to put yourself through the same toil that he does!  The event is organised to enjoy and afternoon of fun and to raise funds for a very valuable causes.

The charity is Bridging Communities and to date they have raised $50,000.

You can sponsor various elements of the day or just register a team as a player. The full details can be found here.  Information on last years event and a video can be found here.