Events Guide: August 2018

Time does fly really fast and we're now saying 'hello' to August of 2018! We've put together a list of events this month to inspire and motivate. From financial management to copywriting to branding skills, there are plenty of events to check out and attend this August. Have fun!

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One Roof Women: Women in Business - The New Way
Thursday 2 August, 6:30pm - 10pm | Tickets $65 - $75 + BF
Are you in those early stages of bringing your biz dreams to life but completely overwhelmed by all the advice out there on 'how' to run a successful business? Join six successful, savvy and straight-talking women in business for an evening of connection and collaboration that will leave you feeling ready and empowered to do business YOUR way! Get your tickets here. 

One Roof Women: Start Out to Start-Up - The Journey of 2 Female Founders and A Start-Up
Tuesday 7 August, 6pm - 9pm | Tickets FREE
The hardest part of starting out is starting up! Make room in your calendar for this year’s Small Business Festival event which looks at the first 12 months of a start up through a female founder lens! Take the chance to meet Jodi Geddes and Kate Pollard, founders of Circle In and listen to them talking about their journey and how they made their idea become a reality. Book here

Break Out - Unlocking Creative Confidence
Tuesday 14 August, 6:30pm-9:30pm | Tickets $50
Getting comfortable with discomfort is the key to living a creative life. In this session, we’ll look at how to break down our creative barriers, because they get in the way of us sharing our gifts with the world. So for those struggling with creativity blocks, this is for you!

Small Business Workshop - Intro to SEO
Wednesday 15 August, 12pm-2pm | Tickets $91.50
2aT Startup, a Melbourne based digital & design agency bring you their Small Business Workshop: Intro into SEO. This workshop is designed to help you understand digital terminologies as well as some simple tricks on how you can help your website grow and show up on Google search results! Reserve a seat here

League of Extraordinary Women: Run The World Conference
Saturday 18 August, 8:00am-5:00pm | Tickets $105.53
Run the World is full day extravaganza of inspiration for entrepreneurs and women in business alike - whether you're thinking of launching a side hustle, are an established entrepreneur, or you simply want to be inspired and motivated by some of the brightest and most awe-inspiring women in business, creators, and makers, shaping a life they love. Book your slot here

Start-Up Victoria: Create @ Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest - ANZ
Thursday 23 August, 6pm-9pm | Tickets FREE
First held in 2015, Create@Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest (CACSC) consists of a series of contests for global entrepreneurs in the technology field. It is sponsored by Alibaba Cloud Innovation Center (ACIC), in collaboration with media outlets, venture capital investors, and top-level partners worldwide. Interested to join? Read more details here first

Start-Up Victoria: Above All Human
Wednesday 29 August, 9am-5pm | Tickets $195 to $345
Inspiration and innovation come from all over the planet, from every industry and social group. In order to shape a better future we need to think big, turn our ideas into action, and our action into success. Join this revolutionary event!



Freelance Jungle: Sydney Freelance Jungle Monthly Meetup
Thursday 2 August, 7pm - 9pm |  Tickets FREE
Join Brook McCarthy and the Sydney Freelance Jungle gang for the monthly Sydney Freelance Jungle meetup! You’ll love this event if: 1) You find handing out business cards like ninja stars fruitless and plastic, 2) You’re looking to build your network of people that get the challenges faced in self employment; and 3) You’re inspired but not caught up in the myth and mysticism involved in running your own business. Grab your ticket here.

League of Extraordinary Women: The Business of Branding
Monday 6 August, 6pm - 8pm |  Regular Tickets FREE
If you’re a female entrepreneur or thinking of owning your own business, this Meet Up is the perfect setting to meet other women in the same boat. This is not a networking group – it's just a social event where you can have real conversations and make real connections. Join the fun here

Writing It Right - Intro to Copywriting
Tuesday 7 August, 6:30pm - 8:30pm |  Tickets $50
Have you heard the saying: Content is King? There’s a reason! Today, your customer is looking for information from you and your business in the form of content, and that starts with copywriting. This class will give a brief introduction to set you on the right path.

De-Vice Your Phone, Reclaim Your Brain
Tuesday 21 August, 6:30pm - 8:30pm |  Tickets $35
We don’t necessarily say “no” to phones. We say “yes” to life. Learn how to get back your work-life balance in this eye-opening event!



Freelance Jungle: Brisbane Freelance Jungle Meetup 
Friday 3 August, 9am - 11am |  Tickets FREE
Join Bill Harper and the Brisbane Freelance Jungle gang for the monthly BrisVegas Freelance Jungle meetup! You’ll love this event if: 1) You find handing out business cards like ninja stars fruitless and plastic, 2) You’re looking to build your network of people that get the challenges faced in self employment; and 3) You’re inspired but not caught up in the myth and mysticism involved in running your own business. Take your spot here

A Workshop on How to Present a Workshop!
Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Tickets $55 - $60
Come along to this fun and friendly workshop where the host will share with you all the steps needed and all the pitfalls to be avoided to create a Workshop experience that WOWS! Here's what the workshop is all about.

Launch Your Creative Business Like A Boss
Thursday, 16 August 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Tickets $75
During this two-hour workshop, you will learn how to set up and maintain your creative business over three detailed modules. Jaharn Giles, founder of Your Creative Start, will  help you redefine what professional looks like, give you branding tips, show you how to create a beautiful and functional workspace, get you budgeting and invoicing like a boss, teach you how to manage emails and clients (including the demanding ones) as well as give you tips on how to achieve productivity through organisation.  If you're as excited as we are, book your seat here

Build Your Own Website for Beginners
Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Tickets $75
Do you need a beautiful, clean and functional website for your creative business but don’t have a stacks of cash to pay someone to design it for you? Do you want to learn how to map out your content on your DIY website? Do you want to learn how to choose the right colours for your website so its enjoyable for your clients and customers to navigate? If so, this workshop is for you! 

Instagram Success Masterclass
Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Tickets $75Instagram has shaped the way creatives communicate. We can now instantly share our products and services with like-minded people all around the world – without paying a cent. How can we maximise this platform in our favour? Check this out. 



 The 5 Marketing Strategies You Should Be Using Right Now
Thursday 2 August, 7am - 9am | Tickets $10
Effective marketing is THE FUEL that will make your business growth unstoppable. But the reality is that most of us are not born marketers. To many, marketing is a necessary evil that they struggle to find the time for. So how do you put together an effective marketing plan which is both time efficient and effective? Learn how with Anthea Horvat here! 

League of Extraordinary Women: Sustainability and the Circular Economy
Thursday 9 August, 5:30pm - 8:30pm | Tickets $0 – $27.46
This event will have Edda Hamar, founder of Australia’s largest sustainable fashion runway show, Undress Runways to speak about sustainable fashion and the circular economy. Learn more about the event here




Surf. Coffee. Bazaar. Repeat. 
Thursday, 2 August 7:30am - 9am | Byron & Beyond Members $30.00 – Visitors $35.00
Dan co-founded the local, weekly mag Byron Bazaar over 3 years ago.  Come and learn more about the Byron Bazaar story.  Dan will share his experiences, thoughts and stories on starting and running a business in Byron, statistics versus storytelling, a modern ninja pitch you can use in your business and many more! Learn about rocking a business day with Dan here. 

AUTHENTICITY – the courage to be yourself
Thursday, 9 August 7:45am - 9am | Byron & Beyond Members $30.00 – Visitors $35.00
Louise Sommer, owner of Free Bird Therapy, has lived a life off the beaten track which today has become her business. Louise shows how our life story is the most empowering and inspiring element when creating a business. Get your notes ready - we're up for some serious lessons around authenticity!

The Corner Palm: Groove Therapy 101
Thursdays, August 2018 6:15pm - 7:15pm | Tickets $20
Even freelancers get exhausted too! Isn't it great to dance the stress away? Wouldn’t you rather get out of your head and into your body by adding some new fun moves to your dance vocabulary? Yes. Yes you would.

10 Hot Marketing Strategies
Thursday, 16 August 2018 7:30am - 9am | Byron & Beyond Members $30.00 – Visitors $35.00
During this breakfast - Globital CEO, Damian Papworth, will share with us 10 hot marketing strategies we can implement today in our businesses, that don’t cost a cent. Maybe think about keeping the whole day after breakfast free as you will probably want to start implementing these strategies straight after breakfast. Count me in!



The Digital Picnic: How to Humanise Your Brand Online
Wednesday 15 August, 10am - 11:30am | Tickets $99
Don’t forget to make your brand look, feel and sound human online, because without that? It’s just another brand growing, and garnering engagement, and attracting new followers, and landing some sales conversions… but without that crucial “human element”? It’ll struggle to endear, or it’ll struggle to feel relevant, or it’ll struggle to stay memorable… and nobody wants that. Learn how to add a 'touch of humanity' to your brand here



League of Extraordinary Women:  The Art of Business
Tuesday 21 August, 5:30pm - 7pm |  Tickets $0 – $27.46
The best way to learn is to ask from those who are already 'there'. Two powerful and inspring girlbosses, Rae Smith and Bindy Stephen will talk about entrepreneurship and being a woman in business. Join the girl power here. 



Core Hub: Meet the Innovator - Phillip Christensen
Wednesday 1 August 5pm - 6:30pm |  Tickets $25; FREE for Core Members
Phil began his journey as an innovator in 1987 as the Founder & Managing Director of FormSys, managing software development for naval architecture, shipbuilding, structural engineering and offshore engineering in Fremantle, Western Australia. Phil joined US-based Bentley Systems in 2011 after the company’s acquisition of FormSys, as part of Bentley’s expansion into the offshore market. Learn more on how to establish a steady career here.