Upcoming Webinars

Small Business Webinars

ESS Small Business will conduct regular webinars on small business issues.

Days and times for the webinars will vary as we're currently experimenting to try to ascertain the most convenient time for our audience - small/medium enterprise operators, such as yourself.

If you have a preference for a particular day and time, we'd love to hear from you.

Upcoming Webinars

TopicDate & TimeRegistration
Strategies to Help Your Business Survive This Crisis!

Wednesday 1st April 2020 at 6.30pm AEST (7.30pm AEDT)

Understanding the Government's Stimulus Package As It Relates To SMEs

Wednesday 8th April 2020 at 11.30am AEST


Previous Webinars

Missed any of our webinars?  No problem, just click on the relevant link below to access a recording.

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Date RecordedTopicWebinar Recording
Wednesday 25th March 2020

How Can My Businesss Survive

Saturday 19th October 2019

Sound Talent Recruitment Helps Add Value

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Sound Talent Recruitment Helps Add Value

Tuesday 1st October 2019

"Does Your Strategy Create Value?"

Wednesday 18th September 2019

Management Accounts Give You More Information – Why Not Ask For Them?

Wednesday 4th September 2019

Help Me Run A Better Business

Tuesday 21st August 2019

Crowd Sourced Funding Equity Raising from a Small Business/Medium Sized Enterprises Viewpoint for Directors, Managers and Shareholders

Thursday 23rd May 2019

Female Based Company Shows the Way

Thursday 4th April 2019

Experts Endorse Crowd Sourced Funding

Thursday 4th April 2019

 Potential of All Female Companies Under Estimated

Wednesday 13th March 2019

An Opportunity to Finance Your Business

Thursday 17th January 2019

CSF What's All The Excitement About for Business People?

Tuesday 27th November 2018

ESS Small Business - Crowd Sourced Funding

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Grant Identifier

Wednesday 15th March 2017

ESS Small Business Webinar - "World's Worst Title for Aussie SMEs"
Peter Towers gives an overview of the special article relative to debtors' management.

Wednesday 16th November 2016

Peter Towers will give an overview of the Early Stage Innovation Company and the benefits of this new legislation to small/medium enterprise operators.

Wednesday 21st September 2016

ESIC Opportunities for SMEs and Investors

The Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC) legislation has commenced on 1st July 2016.

ESIC was developed to create an opportunity for smaller companies to be able to get themselves into an investment readiness status, whereby they can raise capital to fulfil their business’ dreams.

What’s in it for investors?

This webinar will provide an overview of the benefits that investors will gain through ESICs.  This webinar will also point out items that investors need to know in order to be able to invest on ESICs.

Wednesday 7th September 2016

Will you have an ESIC Story?

The Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC) is a wonderful opportunity to create new income streams. The Prime Minister expects thousands of companies to avail themselves of the opportunity to use the ESIC classification, which benefits businesses, investors and accountants/advisors.

Do you wish to have an ESIC story?

This webinar will provide an overview of how ESIC can produce new income streams, steps you need to take and how accountants/advisors can help you achieve the “ESIC story”.

Friday 26th August 2016

Qualifying as an ESIC

This webinar will provide an overview on how to identify whether your company is qualified as an Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC).

Friday 19th August 2016

Early Stage Innovation Company - Self-Assessment - Principles Based Test

The Australian government introduced a new type of company known as an Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC) from 1st July 2016.

In this webinar, Peter Towers explains the assessment process that a company must complete, if it is to be classified as an "ESIC".

The "investment readiness" and "investment pitches" processes are also discussed.  Investors obtain significant taxation benefits from investing in an ESIC and these are reviewed in the webinar.

If your company has developed a new product, process, service etc., and you would like to raise capital for the commercialisation process, this is an essential webinar for you to watch.

Monday 6th June 2016

Grants are Available to Assist your Business

There are a number of government grants available to small/medium enterprises, to help and encourage them to grow. Whether it be exporting to other countries, becoming "investment ready", improving the skills within staff or assistance with recovery from natural disaster.

This webinar will provide an overview of a few grants currently available to small/medium enterprises.  This webinar will also provide some information on the resources available to help you identify the grants for which you’re eligible and to guide you through the application process.

Wednesday 27th April 2016

Innovation Companies Capital Raising for Businesses

The Federal government has released the “Innovation Statement”, which provides more opportunities for businesses to raise capital.  One of these opportunities are innovation companies, which is going to have special benefits from investors to obtain a taxation rebate on their investments, as well as a Capital Gains Tax holiday.

This webinar will show how you could become investment ready and encourage and seize the opportunity that the “Innovation Statement” is providing businesses.  This webinar will also provide the resources to which you could refer, to assist you to this investment readiness journey.

This webinar features the following presenters:


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Peter Towers Michael Murtagh Rick McElhinney Peter Milla
Managing Director Business Angels Group Founders Forum Managing Director
ESS Small Business     Bistorque Pty Ltd
Thursday 21st April 2016

Improving Debtors' Management

An effective debtors’ management system is vital for keeping a business afloat and will help with promptly generating the income a business requires.

This webinar will provide some helpful tips on how you can improve your debtors’ management.  This webinar will also provide some resources available for small/medium enterprises.

Wednesday 6th April 2016

Planning for Success

For a business to be successful, you need to have an in-depth look at where you're business is currently at and where it's heading, in order to determine the areas of improvement.

This webinar will look at the different aspects of a business to examine and what you can do to make improvements, as part of planning for your business' success.

Monday 7th March 2016

A Simple Recipe for SMEs to Effectively Use Online

Most businesses will benefit from having an online presence. However, there are many ways to utilise the internet and selecting the approach that is suitable for your business might seem complex and overwhelming.

As the “digital world” continues to grow at an exponential rate and is becoming more complex, it’s important to find the right approach that will provide the desired results.

This webinar will show you simple ways to utilise the internet which will provide your business the necessary exposure and, in turn, generate more customers and sales that will help your business grow.

This webinar features the following presenters:

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Peter Towers David Twigg
Managing Director Managing Director
ESS Small Business Online Marketing Consultants
Monday 7th March 2016

Legal Essentials for Australian Small Businesses

Most aspects of running a small/medium enterprise involve legal issues of some kind.  Just as it is with large businesses, it's important that small/medium enterprises ensure that they are legally compliant as they establish, run and even hand over their business.  Failure to do so could result in very stressful, time consuming and very costly legal problems, which is why it's vital for small/medium enterprises to obtain the legal service that is appropriate for their business.

This webinar provides an overview of the types of legal services that are available for small/medium enterprises.  This webinar will also explain the importance of having the right legal advice for your business.

This webinar features the following presenters:

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Peter Towers Dean Woodbridge
Managing Director Executive Lawyer
ESS Small Business Clinch Long Letherbarrow Lawyers
Tuesday 19th January 2016

How does a BDM Add Value to a Business?

The main point of running a business is to generate income. To achieve that, a business would need to generate customers, leads and clients. This is where a Business Development Manager (BDM) could help.

The main role of a BDM is to generate leads and develop clientele for your business as well as developing an effective marketing plan to give your business the required "exposure".

This webinar focuses on BDMs and how they could build value to your business.

This webinar features the following presenters:

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Peter Towers Moira Verheijen
Managing Director Relationship Manager
ESS Small Business Corporate Connectors
Thursday 19th November 2015

Sending Cards - a Great Marketing Tool

Electronic communications and online marketing are potentially sending the traditional “snail mail” method into decline.  However, nothing else shows “you care” better than having tangible material in your customer’s hand, such as a greeting card.

This webinar provides an overview on how you can utilise greeting cards as an effective marketing tool for your business.  This webinar will also provide some useful resources available.

This webinar features the following presenters:

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Peter Towers George McIntosh
Managing Director Independent Distributor
ESS Small Business SendOutCards
Tuesday 10th November 2015

Getting Social Media Working for your Business

tracywebpicMarketing your business online, particularly via social media, is a proven and cost-effective way to add exposure to your business and develop your business’ credibility in your ideal target market.  Social media is a great way to attract the customer you’re after and gain referrals.  However, with the increasing number of social media platforms available, it’s important to know and understand how marketing online works and how to get the best results for the least amount of time and money.

Presented by Tracy Raiteri of Townsville Social Media, this webinar provides some useful information on how to effectively utilise social media to improve your business.

Wednesday 28th October 2015

Insurance for SMEs

A properly constructed insurance portfolio is vital for the stability of any business.  There are numerous types of insurance policies available and it’s fair to say that, if a business insured itself for every possible contingency, it would be liable for a considerable premium.

This webinar provides an overview of identifying your business risks and deciding what to insure.  This webinar will also provide some useful resources to help you make the important decision of selecting appropriate insurance for your business.

This webinar features the following presenters:

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Peter Towers Darren Milne Andrew Grogan
Managing Director CEO Account Manager
ESS Small Business Milne Alexander Milne Alexander
Tuesday 20th October 2015

Loans for SMEs

Obtaining a loan has become part of business activity – whether you need new plant and equipment, to renovate your premises or are looking at purchasing a new office or branch.  Obtaining loans can be challenging, with small business operators being subject to tightened lending conditions for which they were not prepared.

This webinar looks at a range of assistance available for small/medium enterprises to enable them to obtain the right loan for their business’ requirements.

This webinar features the following presenters:

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Peter Towers Robert Foster
Managing Director Home Loans Accredited Mortgage Consultant
ESS Small Business Homeloans Ltd
Thursday 8th October 2015

Introduction to Benchmarking

Analysing benchmarks is a great way for any business to have a clear understanding of what’s occurring in their business and then be able to determine realistic strategies to improve their business’ performance.

This webinar provides an introduction to benchmarking and how an effective benchmarking system can help improve your business’ performance.

This webinar features the following presenters:

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Peter Towers Vince Keogh
Managing Director Head of Product
ESS Small Business Benchmarking.com.au
Tuesday 6th October 2015

Legal Issues Affecting SMEs

There are many areas in which the law can affect the operation of a business.  Many small/medium enterprises receive assistance with business improvements from various consultants.  However, many small/medium enterprises overlook having a meeting with their commercial solicitor to ascertain whether their business is complying with the laws that apply to their business operations.

This webinar provides an overview of the legal issues that are pertinent to small businesses.

This webinar features the following presenters:

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Peter Towers Matthew Karakoulakis
Managing Director Principal Solicitor
ESS Small Business AMK Law
Wednesday 30th September 2015

Budgets and Cashflow Forecasts

Budgets and cashflow forecasts are one of the most important aspects of running a successful small business.  They give businesses a detailed "map" of what's likely to occur in the future and measure actual performance of the cashflow against what was budgeted.

This webinar looks at how you can develop an effective budgets and cashflow forecasts system and some useful resources that are available.

This webinar features the following presenters:

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Peter Towers Paul Barnaby
Managing Director Regional Integration Consultant - Asia Pacific
ESS Small Business PlanGuru
Tuesday 29th September 2015

Human Resources Issues for SMEs

Business success involves building an excellent team and making individuals feel appreciated and included in communications and discussions.  Excellent businesses have well-established human resources management in place.

This webinar provides an overview of effective human resources management, including:

  • staff recruitment selection
  • training and performance reviews
  • exit interviews
  • regular communication

This webinar features the following presenters:

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Peter Towers Steve Owen
Managing Director HR Performance Coach
ESS Small Business On The Level HR
Thursday 24th September 2015

Bookkeeping Assistance for SMEs

Accurate accounting records and efficient accounting management is one of the most important aspects of running a business.  As a small business operator, keeping accounts in check could be very challenging.

This webinar provides an overview of how a good bookkeeping assistance will save you time and money, which will allow you to focus more on running your business.

This webinar features the following presenters:

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Peter Towers John Cruse
Managing Director General Manager
ESS Small Business Bookkeeping Central

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