Melville and Canning Libraries Talk Business Over Coffee

2 October 2018

Local businesses across Melville and Canning are signing up to talk Business Over Coffee at their local libraries.

The Cities of Melville and Canning have collaborated together to create the free series aimed directly at small businesses. Unlike traditional workshops, Business Over Coffee has been designed to give local businesses direct access to business advisors in an informal Q&A style setting. The series will run throughout October with a themed session each week focusing on topic including Marketing, Financial and Risk Management.

Each Business Over Coffee session  has been themed to address core business functions and will alternate between the libraries in each of the local government areas.

The Business over Coffee series is supported by the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) with expert SBDC business advisors facilitating the relaxed sessions. Attendees are encouraged to participate in the open discussions. Whether it is asking those burning questions or sharing problems, challenges and frustrations that may be impacting your business, the business advisors will be there to provide practical and specific advice for the benefit of all attendees.

City of Canning Mayor Paul Ng encourages all small businesses to join this new and informal series which presents many development opportunities.

“The Business Over Coffee series is a wonderful opportunity to network with other local businesses and to seek advice on matters that are specific to you and your business.” he said.

City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said ‘working together’ was embedded in the City’s vision, and working with neighbour City of Canning was giving more local businesses the opportunity to come together, share their experiences and access the SBDC’s business experts.

“Supporting small business is key to achieving growth and prosperity in both our local government areas, and we are thrilled to see the sessions already booking up,” he said.

Each session is scheduled to run for one hour however participants are free to stay or leave earlier given the informal nature of the event.

Business Over Coffee – Marketing 1.0
Date: 3 October 2018
Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
Location: City of Canning - Cannington Library, 233 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington WA 6167
Book here: https://bit.ly/2N4aHD9

Business Over Coffee – Financial Management
Date: 10 October 2018
Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
Location: City of Melville, AH Bracks Library, 431 Canning Highway, Melville WA 6155
Book here: https://bit.ly/2MloGPI

Business Over Coffee – Risk Management
Date:  17 October 2018
Time: 02.00pm to 03.00pm
Location: City of Canning - Riverton Library, 67 Riley Road, Riverton WA 6148
Book here: https://bit.ly/2ORZ2UX


Business Over Coffee – Marketing 2.0
Date:  24 October 2018
Time: 02.00pm to 03.00pm
Location: City of Melville - AH Bracks Library, 431 Canning Highway, Melville WA 6155
Book here: https://bit.ly/2DxtjXR

Small businesses account for over 90% of all businesses in Western Australia. The Cities of Melville and Canning are proud to be Small Business Friendly Local Governments – an SBDC initiative that was developed to help build stronger, more productive relationships between small business and their local councils.

For local businesses in the City of Melville visit the Business Hub on www.melvillecity.com.au/business and in the City of Canning visit www.canning.wa.gov.au/business.

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