Events Guide: September 2017

September Events Guide Cool Wow Collective

Hey spring you good thing you. Pop out and boost your biz credentials at one of these fine events happening in Melbourne and Sydney this September. Hand picked for freelancers and small businesses in the fashion & lifestyle industry.


Small Business Big Ideas
Monday 4 September, 9am-3.30pm | Tickets $60
Small Business Big Ideas examines the small business landscape with a focus on innovation and technology. Marketing remains a key focus along with topics on how your small business can thrive in the era of digital disruption. This is part of the Small Business Festival which is on until September 7 so get exploring before it ends. Book your ticket here.

Disrupt You Masterclass
Thursday 7 September, 6 - 8.30pm | Tickets $149.95
Transform your journey from self-doubt to self-disruption. This is a proven, heart-driven process that will ignite your disruption journey. Masterclass mentor Mark Truelson will help build your disruption muscle that will provide you with the tools to alleviate dormancy in your life or workplace – the very dormancy that fuels doubt, dismay, and even personal crisis. Snag your seat to this transformative masterclass here

Friday 8 September, 8,30am-10.30am | Tickets $37.57
What does the future hold for fashion design and retail? Find out in this panel discussion as part of Melbourne Fashion Week. Held at innovation lab Foy’s Arcade, this seminar looks at options, opportunities and minefields for design and retail. The discussion will explore consumer trends, factors disrupting the market, and pathways to success and is a great chance to keep ahead in the fashion game. Book your ticket to this event here.

Small Business Essentials - Turn your passion into profit
Tuesday 12 September, 6.30-9pm | Tickets $95 (or bring a friend and pay $85)
This is the class we all wish we had when starting out! This workshop covers everything you need to know from choosing and registering your business name, designing your branding, logo and printed materials and creating a website, to defining your target audience, pricing your product and understanding profit margins. And most importantly, learn how to market yourself and your business to get the most reach. Buy your ticket here

Communicating with power: A storytelling workshop
Tuesday 12 September, 7.30-9.30pm | Tickets $34.67
In a day and age of information overload and the constant buzz of social-media, there are few opportunities for genuine human connection. This inspiring and interactive public workshop held at One Roof will introduce you to the fundamental principals of storytelling, and how you can bring more stories into your professional and personal lives to build deep connections. Book your spot here

Let's Get Digital: Online Marketing, Social Media & Growth Workshop
Saturday 23 September, 10am - 3pm | Tickets from $259.11
If you want to know how to get the most out of the digital space, and to learn strategies and tips from people who have done it and slayed it - this full day workshop is for you! Hear from 3 social media masterminds about how they’ve conquered the social media landscape and how you can too. Find out more and book your ticket here.

LMBDW September Drinks
Tuesday 26 September, 6pm - 9pm | FREE
Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine is a group for savvy like minded women to discuss their growing empires. Made for girl bosses with established businesses and entrepreneurial ladies who want to start their own businesses. Meet at Academy XI’s brand new Melbourne location for a glass of wine and a chat. Reserve your free spot here


In conversation with Lisa Messenger & Camilla Franks
Wednesday 6 September, 6.15-8.30pm | Tickets $149.95
Lisa Messenger, founder and editor-in-chief of Collective Hub, hosts an intimate Q&A evening with internationally renowned Australian designer and “queen of the kaftan” Camilla Franks. This is your chance to get face-to-face with and find out what drives Australia’s highest profile female entrepreneurs who continually push boundaries. Book your ticket here

Freelance Jungle Meet Up
Wednesday 13 September, 7pm-9pm | Free
The Freelance Jungle is a social club where freelancers, contractors, soloists, startup founders and single person small businesses can come and meet like minded people. We’re big on ending the isolation and sharing advice and low on the salesperson vibe so you can enjoy yourself. Relax, workshop your issues, ask questions, share the wins, highs and lows with a community that cares. RSVP to this meet up here

Sydney Professional Networking Night
Thursday 21 September, 6pm-8pm | $92
The Business Chicks crew are not about awkward small talk. They're all for the nitty-gritty, the not so pretty, and the fun in-between. If you'd rather be asked ‘What are you passionate about?’ instead of ‘What do you do for work?’ then you'll love this event. Get to know incredible women (and a few men) of the community over inspiring conversations. Find out more and book your ticket here


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