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HILLS VOICE: YOUR BUSINESS
Our quarterly e-update gives small businesses and entrepreneurial residents practical tips to help grow, strengthen and develop your business. It is not often we can help you with your individual encounters but we hope that Hills Voice - your business provides you with a quick, easy and informative way of staying abreast of some of the challenges you face. Click here to subscribe.

Read the latest edition: August 2017, or check out the archives in the left-hand menu.

EVENTS
Don't underestimate the value of investing time into these types of activities. Click through on those events you're interested in to contact the organisers directly.

Table Talk: Xero - Advance Topics
Need to know more about using Xero Accounting? In 90 minutes discover how to process bank transactions and journals including bank feeds and processing transactions, creating transaction rules, and entering manual journals.

Please leave your computers at the office; we prefer you take notes to apply once back at your desk.

Wednesday 4 October 2017
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Xero - Reports, BAS and more
This table talk is designed to help you better understand Xero's reporting capability. Learn to review the range of reports, track and report on jobs, develop an activity statement, and create custom reports and dashboards.​

Please leave your computers at the office; we prefer you take notes to apply once back at your desk.

Wednesday 4 October 2017
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Workshop for Business Managers: Speaking in public
Most small business managers have an understandable fear of speaking in public, but there is something you can do about it.

This practical workshop will provide you with an understanding of many factors that cause this fear, and lead you to confidence.

Tuesday 10 October 2017
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: $20 (registration is essential)

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Using your Cashbook System
High accounting and bookeeping costs can be avoided when you spend a few minutes each week updating your online Cashbook by the Adelaide Hills Business Centre.

Discover how to set up your Cashbook, enter transactions, read your reports and make sound business decisions.

Cashbook was created by the Adelaide HIlls Business Centre and is designed specifically for SMEs and those that run a Self-Managed Super Fund. The full toolkit can be purchased for $75 here (or is free for AHBC members).

Tuesday 10 October 2017
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Google AdWords 101
Get more visitors to your website and set up your first Google AdWords campaign. Learn how AdWords works and identify what keywords will attract your prospects, see examples of high performing ad campaigns and avoid the most common mistakes of new advertisers.

Presented by Matt Pepper of Pepper Content.

Tuesday 10 October 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: G Suite
Discover G Suite (Google Apps for work): professional email, online storage, shared calendars, video meetings and more. Built for business, designed for teams.

Learn how to register for a G Suite account, implement it for your business, connect with other apps, and get an introduction to business-wide email, calendar, documents, drive and sites.

Wednesday 11 October 2017
10:00am - 11:30am
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Using your Cashbook System
High accounting and bookeeping costs can be avoided when you spend a few minutes each week updating your online Cashbook by the Adelaide Hills Business Centre.

Discover how to set up your Cashbook, enter transactions, read your reports and make sound business decisions.

Cashbook was created by the Adelaide HIlls Business Centre and is designed specifically for SMEs and those that run a Self-Managed Super Fund. The full toolkit can be purchased for $75 here (or is free for AHBC members).

Wednesday 11 October 2017
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Pricing and the hidden cost
In this Table Talk gain a greater understanding of how the hidden cost in your business plays a critical role in your price tag.

Wednesday 11 October 2017
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Workshop for Business Managers: Speaking in public
Most small business managers have an understandable fear of speaking in public, but there is something you can do about it.

This practical workshop will provide you with an understanding of many factors that cause this fear, and lead you to confidence.

Thursday 12 October 2017
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Adelaide Hills Council Chambers
63 Mount Barker Road, Stirling
Cost: $20 (registration is essential)

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Xero - Assests and Depreciation
Xero is an excellent business asset and depreciation schedule. It's now simple to manage your assets and consider your true operation cost each month.

Please leave your computers at the office; we prefer you take notes to apply once back at your desk.

Tuesday 17 October 2017
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Media Studio basics
Make your business stand out online. Learn how to use the Media Centre to create professional looking videos, podcasts or product images. It's easy and cost-effective to create a professional-looking video and sound recording.

Tuesday 17 October 2017
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Your documents anywhere, anytime - Google Docs & Drive
Google Drive is a secure cloud storage service that allows you to store your documents, photos, videos, and more online. Drive also gives you Google Docs, Google Sheets, and other applications to create and edit various types of files online, on your mobile devices or desktop computer.

Wednesday 18 October 2017
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Xero - Payroll, super and leave
Payroll can be a complex process, however Xero makes it super simple. Learn to set up your business settings and linked accounts, establish pay calendars for scheduled pay runs, create a payslip template, set up employees, process timesheets, manage superannuation and create payroll reports.

Please leave your computers at the office; we prefer you take notes to apply once back at your desk.

Thursday 19 October 2017
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Unleashing the power of Xero for your business
If you're not already using Xero to manage your business's financial data, this is a great opportunity to see the benefits that moving to Xero can have on your overall business.

For those already using Xero we will discuss the benefits of utilising the right Xero add-ons specific to your industry, as well as making sure you make the most of Xero's features.

Presented by Daniel Hardy of ProAMS.

Thursday 19 October 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Workshop - Level Two for established businesses: Grow your business
Many small businesses that have been successfully established don't go on to achieve their full potential. If you believe your business has the potential to grow, but growth is eluding you, join us for this focused and practical workshop.

Tuesday 24 October 2017
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Adelaide Hills Council Chambers
63 Mount Barker Road, Stirling
Cost: $20 (registrations essential)

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Facebook Ads 101
Learn how to generate leads and sales with Facebook Advertising. Understand Facebook Pixel, create and test your ads to maximise returns, avoid wasting your advertising budget, and explore successful ads.

A must-do table talk for all businesses considering or already using Facebook.

Presented by Matt Pepper of Pepper Content.

Tuesday 24 October 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Creating a blog using Blogger
You can use blogs for everything from sharing infomration with your customers, updating your friends and family about your life, giving your own advice column, discussing your political views, or relating your experience in a topic of interest.

Bring your own computer if you wish to creat a blog site during the session.

Wednesday 25 October 2017
10:00am - 11:30am
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: The one day website using Google Sites
Google Sites is the easiest way to make infomration accessible to people quickly and live. You and your team can work together on a site to add file attachments, infomration from other Google applications (like Google Docs, Google Calendar, YouTube and Picasa), and add free-form content.

Before attending this Table Talk, please complete the Table Talk on Google Apps for work.

Wednesday 25 October 2017
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Adelaide HIlls Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Xero - Getting started
Looking at moving to a full accounting system like Xero? In 90 minutes discover how to create a 14 days free Xero account and more.

Please leave your computers at the office; we prefer you take notes to apply once back at your desk.

Wednesday 25 October 2017
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Business basics
Want to start a business or grow your existing start up? Business basics unlocks the mysteries of creating and maintaining a great business.

Interested attendees should also consider attending other Table Talks such as "What's in a Business Plan", "The Line of Google", and "Accounting Basics".

Wednesday 25 October 2017
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Apple Mac productivity tools
Your Apple Mac has a wonderful collection of tools that can save you time and money. Preview a paperless form editor, investigate screen capture tools, use digital colour meter, learn Hot Corners and Switchable Screens and loads more.

Bring your Apple iMac notebooks and join in or take notes to try when you're back in the office.

Thursday 26 October 2017
10:00am - 11:30am
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Line of Google
Discover how Google indexes your website and how you can create a better position. At the end of this workshop you should have the knowledge to list better, build greater customer engagement and improve revenue.

Thursday 26 October 2017
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Workshop - Level Two for established businesses: Grow your business
Many small businesses that have been successfully established don't go on to achieve their full potential. If you believe your business has the potential to grow, but growth is eluding you, join us for this focused and practical workshop.

Thursday 26 October 2017
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: $20 (registrations essential)

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Two-faced customers - one face wants to spend more
Your customers have needs and are seeking reasons why they should be spending more money with you. You will leave this Table Talk with a new perspective on how you can connect with customers and grow your business profits.

Thursday 26 October 2017
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here fore more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: What's in a Business Plan?
Often business people are asked to write a business plan with little knowledge of what's involved and why they're important. In this workshop learn what to put into your business plan, why, and how to use it.

Thursday 26 October 2017
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Content Marketing 101
An overview of how to build a powerful news / blog strategy to increase your leads and sales from your website. Learn about content marketing philosophy, the types of content your business should be publishing, establishing your target audience online, and the basics of content syndication and paid advertising.

Presented by Matt Pepper of Pepper Content.

Friday 27 October 2017
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Xero - Advance Topics
Need to know more about using Xero Accounting? In 90 minutes discover how to process bank transactions and journals including bank feeds and processing transactions, creating transaction rules, and entering manual journals.

Please leave your computers at the office; we prefer you take notes to apply once back at your desk.

Wednesday 1 November 2017
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Xero - Reports, BAS and more
This table talk is designed to help you better understand Xero's reporting capability. Learn to review the range of reports, track and report on jobs, develop an activity statement, and create custom reports and dashboards.​

Please leave your computers at the office; we prefer you take notes to apply once back at your desk.

Wednesday 1 November 2017
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Does a business plan really help?
In this fastrack information session you will learn how a business plan can be used correctly to help you know where you're headed and what you want to achieve. It will will provide a sense of direction for your business and form a sound basis for making all sorts of decisions.

In one hour we will take you through the framework of a basic plan, and provide a comprehensive workbook that will give you a step-by-step process to develop your own practical business plan.

Thursday 2 November 2017
11:30am - 12:30pm
Adelaide Hills Council Chambers
63 Mt Barker Road, Stirling
Cost: TBC

Click here for more information and to register your attendance

​​Table Talk: Your time, your life.
Feel like you never have time to get things done or to spend time with your family and friends? How you manage your time is important. In this 90min workshop explore overcoming "imposter syndrome", the real value of your time, identifying what to focus on, delegation, automation or removal of tasks, and learning to say no!

Tuesday 7 November 2017
10:00am - 11:30am
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

​​Table Talk: Google AdWords 101
Get more visitors to your website and set up your first Google AdWords campaign. Learn how AdWords works and identify what keywords will attract your prospects, see examples of high performing ad campaigns and avoid the most common mistakes of new advertisers.

Presented by Matt Pepper of Pepper Content.

Tuesday 7 November 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

​​Table Talk: Using your Cashbook System
High accounting and bookeeping costs can be avoided when you spend a few minutes each week updating your online Cashbook by the Adelaide Hills Business Centre.

Discover how to set up your Cashbook, enter transactions, read your reports and make sound business decisions.

Cashbook was created by the Adelaide HIlls Business Centre and is designed specifically for SMEs and those that run a Self-Managed Super Fund. The full toolkit can be purchased for $75 here (or is free for AHBC members).

Wednesday 8 November 2017
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Pricing and the hidden cost
In this Table Talk gain a greater understanding of how the hidden cost in your business plays a critical role in your price tag.

Wednesday 8 November 2017
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Protecting your ideas and brand
What does it mean to have a valuable brand and how do you protect it? Learn the intellectual property that you create in your business and what action you can take to protect it from others.

Tuesday 14 November 2017
10:00am - 11:30am
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Xero - Assests and Depreciation
Xero is an excellent business asset and depreciation schedule. It's now simple to manage your assets and consider your true operation cost each month.

Please leave your computers at the office; we prefer you take notes to apply once back at your desk.

Tuesday 14 November 2017
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Using your Cashbook System
High accounting and bookeeping costs can be avoided when you spend a few minutes each week updating your online Cashbook by the Adelaide Hills Business Centre.

Discover how to set up your Cashbook, enter transactions, read your reports and make sound business decisions.

Cashbook was created by the Adelaide HIlls Business Centre and is designed specifically for SMEs and those that run a Self-Managed Super Fund. The full toolkit can be purchased for $75 here (or is free for AHBC members).

Tuesday 14 November 2017
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Customers aren't always right
Join us for this one hour session where we will take a close look at your customer base: who they are, why they buy (and why from you). We'll also discuss attracting customers with a strategic competitive advantage, true customer service, and learn how to keep them.

Thursday 16 November 2017
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Adelaide Hills Council Chambers
63 Mt Barker Road, Stirling
Cost: TBC

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Unleashing the power of Xero for your business
If you're not already using Xero to manage your business's financial data, this is a great opportunity to see the benefits that moving to Xero can have on your overall business.

For those already using Xero we will discuss the benefits of utilising the right Xero add-ons specific to your industry, as well as making sure you make the most of Xero's features.

Presented by Daniel Hardy of ProAMS.

Thursday 16 November 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Back office automation - Google Apps Script
Google Apps Script is a scripting language based on JavaScript that lets you do new and cool things with G Suite Apps like Docs, Sheets, Emails, and Forms. There's nothing to install; your code editor is right in your browser.

Tuesday 21 November 2017
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Facebook Ads 101
Learn how to generate leads and sales with Facebook Advertising. Understand Facebook Pixel, create and test your ads to maximise returns, avoid wasting your advertising budget, and explore successful ads.

A must-do table talk for all businesses considering or already using Facebook.

Presented by Matt Pepper of Pepper Content.

Tuesday 21 November 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

​​Table Talk: Xero - Getting started
Looking at moving to a full accounting system like Xero? In 90 minutes discover how to create a 14 days free Xero account and more.

Please leave your computers at the office; we prefer you take notes to apply once back at your desk.

Wednesday 22 November 2017
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Line of Google
Discover how Google indexes your website and how you can create a better position. At the end of this workshop you should have the knowledge to list better, build greater customer engagement and improve revenue.

Thursday 23 November 2017
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

​​​Table Talk: SEO Basic - Analytics, Webmaster, My Biz
This 90min Table Talk will de-mystify Search Engine Optimising (SEO) and reveal the truth about getting a well-ranked website. You will also look at three Google products: Google Analytics, Webmaster, and My Business.

For maximum benefit, we recommend attending the Line of Google Table Talk (held on the same day in most cases).

Thursday 23 November 2017
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: $25pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: What's in a Business Plan?
Often business people are asked to write a business plan with little knowledge of what's involved and why they're important. In this workshop learn what to put into your business plan, why, and how to use it.

Thursday 23 November 2017
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Content Marketing 101
An overview of how to build a powerful news / blog strategy to increase your leads and sales from your website. Learn about content marketing philosophy, the types of content your business should be publishing, establishing your target audience online, and the basics of content syndication and paid advertising.

Presented by Matt Pepper of Pepper Content.

Friday 24 November 2017
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

​​Table Talk: Xero - Advance Topics
Need to know more about using Xero Accounting? In 90 minutes discover how to process bank transactions and journals including bank feeds and processing transactions, creating transaction rules, and entering manual journals.

Please leave your computers at the office; we prefer you take notes to apply once back at your desk.

Wednesday 29 November 2017
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Table Talk: Xero - Reports, BAS and more
This table talk is designed to help you better understand Xero's reporting capability. Learn to review the range of reports, track and report on jobs, develop an activity statement, and create custom reports and dashboards.​

Please leave your computers at the office; we prefer you take notes to apply once back at your desk.

Wednesday 29 November 2017
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Cost: Members $25pp / Non-members $40pp

Click here for more information and to register your attendance.