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   TCF AUSTRALIA NEWS UPDATE – MARCH 2018
We fully appreciate that you are busy, however…
In order to provide you with business information you prefer, in a format that is easy to read.
WE WOULD BE GRATEFUL FOR LESS THAN TWO MINUTES TO COMPLETE THIS SHORT SURVEY
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZZ577N8
THANK YOU
 

Congratulations to Carol Hanlon, Belmont BEC & TCF CEO  presenting at Women Economic Forum, The Hague, Netherlands. Carol will be presenting 3 topics at the event – Towards a More Sustainable Circular Economy – Reusing All What We Use; Can we Learn Innovation; Ecological Entrepreneurship.
http://www.newsmaker.com.au/news/369632/Carol-Hanlon- to-present-at-the-Women-Economic-Forum-in-The-Hague,- Netherlands-in-March-2018
 

Carol Hanlon, Belmont BEC & TCF CEO will be presenting during United Nations Commission Status Women 62 (CSW) New York, NGO Parallel Event, March 14th . Forum Topic: ‘Economic Empowerment of Rural Women Entrepreneurs through Online Business Incubation’ showcasing entrepreneurs from Australia, Cambodia, Chile, Iran, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan. Carol will also highlight Belmont BEC & TCF Online Training & Mentoring Projects.
http://www.newsmaker.com.au/news/369635/Carol-Hanlon-to-present-at-UN-CSW62,-New-York,-March- 2018,-Parallel- NGO-Event
 

Are you a Speaker or Consultant?
Like to present during our 14th 
designedge Innovation Festival?
Register interest in being a presenter or speaker during our 14thdesignedge Innovation Festival which will run from Mid-April to end of May. Sessions can run live or recorded online. Last Chance -Sponsorship Opportunities also available Contact Carol Hanlon, Belmont BEC
 

 

QUOTE OF THE MONTH
“Don’t be embarrassed by your failures.
Learn from them and start again.”
Richard Branson

 

IT Tips from Nick Shmakov, Res-Q 
What’s common between Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive?
These are tools to sync your documents to the cloud. That means a copy of the file is located on your computer and another copy syncs up to the cloud. Common misconception is that the since files are in the cloud they are safe and backup isn’t required. We had a client who got a crypto locker virus which damaged all the files and synced the damages across 15 computers. The only way to restore files was to use the backup they did for one of the main PCs. Contact Res-Q IT to have all your PC’s backed up professionally every day off site.
 

CENTRESTAGE, Hong Kong, 5-8 September 2018
Exhibit your Collection in Hong Kong, with the hottest labels from Asia
TCF WA, TCF AUSTRALIA and TCF Global on behalf of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council invite you to exhibit your trans-seasonal collection at CENTRESTAGE.  Exhibition spaces include GLAM (for established brands), ALLURE (for details-focused fashion, evening gowns, etc.) and METRO (for street wear, urban clothing, etc.) ‘See Now Buy Now’ with the final day (8th) open for cash & carry sales. Contact us ASAP to receive your Exhibition Application Kit 
 

TCF Buying Mission – Global Sources Fashion Sourcing Fair, Hong Kong, April 27-30
Visit Global Sources Fashion for an outstanding selection of in-demand styles across 1,800+ booths. Source from experienced suppliers, 85% of whom exhibit exclusively at this show!.  TCF Member Buyers receive VIP Privileges, HK$100 Octopus card, Daily power breakfast, wifi, shuttle, data sim card and up to 3 night’s accommodation sponsorship for eligible TCF buyers Contact Us for registration .
 

Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, April 27-30
TCF Buying Mission *Accommodation Sponsorship

The World’s Biggest Gifts Trade Event.  Up to *3 nights accommodation or a travel allowance available to eligible buyers in our TCF/BEC Buying Mission. Contact us
 

Stay up-to-date with law changes that might affect your business…
Law changes for business in 2018
 – Changes include:
*Updates to the National Privacy Act – Data Breach Changes,
*Country of origin food labelling,
*Changes to casual and part-time entitlements in some awards, etc….
It is vital to keep up-to- date – to read more details – Contact Us
 

Make sure cybercriminals don’t ruin your Games experience.
Don’t get scammed during the Commonwealth Games

Major sporting events like the Commonwealth Games can be a prime target for cybercriminals. Young and old alike get caught up in ‘Games fever’ and make you an easy target. Cybercriminals pretend to be legitimate businesses and use their logos to con you into handing over your personal details. One click is all malware needs! Think before you click! For more details? – contact us.
 

TCF Buying Mission – Hong Kong Fashion Week, Spring/Summer,  July 9-12
*Accommodation Sponsorship available 1st time buyers or *travel subsidy allowance. Multi-Level fashion exhibition halls of designers, brands, manufacturers, parades, industry seminars.
TCF Mission VIP Privileges & Sourcing Contacts.  Contact us
 

Ten rules to build a wildly successful business
In today’s society, we collectively create amazing products, services and companies through entrepreneurship. They are world changing at times and some are radically different when first introduced. But, if you look around, we also live in the land of ‘me-too’ businesses. Don’t fall for it. Dig deep and decide right now to build something radicallydifferent and radically better. To learn more – contact us .
Join our BEC Online Webinar: ‘Tips on building a successful business’ (includes workbook) available 24/7 – you can view at home on PC, tablet, or smart-phone. Bookings  www.belmontbec.com/webinars
 

How to advertise
Are you confused about how to advertise your business? Here are 8 steps for planning an effective advertising strategy and choosing the best places to advertise your business. What’s the best way to advertise a small business? The many advertising options make that a puzzling question for many business owners. To read about the tips – contact us.
Join our BEC Online Webinar: ‘Marketing on a budget’  (includes workbook) available 24/7 – you can view at home on PC, tablet, or smart-phone. Bookings www.belmontbec.com/webinars
 

TCF Australia & TCF Global Mentors, Business Advisors and Coaches 
Discuss your business issues and concerns with your confidential advisor and develop your action plan for success.
Book by the Hour: Online – Phone
www.tcfaustralia.com/mentoring
 

Pre-Order NOW –  2018-2019 Entertainment Book or Digital Entertainment Book
Support Belmont BEC & TCFWA and order your WA Digital 2018-2019 Entertainment Book at $70 and access up to $20,000 in discount savings on fine dining, cafes and entertainment.  Makes a great office gift to benefit you or your staff.  Order Now
 

Welcome to our new TCF Members – Cotton Fish Australia, Nikki McMahon; Mojo Down Under, Adam Rakowski. Join your TCF Industry Association – receive buying mission opportunities, supply chain linkages, free training vouchers and access to fashion business mentoring for your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible. www.tcfwa.com/membership
 

How to be a better sales person
Owning a business doesn’t make you a natural salesperson; yet selling is the most important thing you’ll do in your business. Here are tips to improve your selling skills. Regardless of who you are, what you do, where you live, or what kind of product or service you offer, selling is the single most important day-to-day activity in your business. Very few products sell themselves – so somebody has to get your product or service into the public eye. To read the clues – contact us.
 

The secret of beating your competition with reviews
It’s been reported that: for every star a business gets, it will see an increase of approximately 5-9% in business revenue. So if an increase like that sounds good to you, start paying attention to those reviews.
What would be the benefit of a 5-9% increase in your business?
Whatever the answer is, would it be worth spending an hour or two per week responding to online customer reviews for your business? Having an online reputation management plan for reviews can have many positive effects.To read the secrets – contact us.
 

Crypto-mining threat for business
Thousands of websites across the globe have fallen victim to crypto-mining malware, after using a popular web tool designed to help people with vision impairment, dyslexia and low literacy. Businesses that rely on the digital accessibility tool ‘Browsealoud’ to deliver a text-to-speech web application are potentially affected. To learn more – contact us.
 

5 ways to show customers that you appreciate them
As a small business person, you know that your most important asset, by far, is your customers. But how often do you take the time to say ‘thank you’ and reward them for everything they do for you? Small steps to show customers appreciation and reward loyalty can go a long way in building and sustaining these fruitful relationships. To read the tips – contact us.
 

If your business has a cyber-attack or security breach, who is there to help?
Cyber insurance

A comprehensive cyber insurance program is the answer. A cyber insurance policy is designed to pay first party and third-party costs that your business will incur at the time of a cyber incident. Country Wide Insurance Brokers can assist – contact us
 

EMERGE INTERNET release national Home Business &  Residential NBN & ADSL plans –
FANTASTIC competitive NBN & ADSL plans available,  No Contracts
https://www.emergeinternet.com.au/residential/nbn-and-adsl/
 

Debt collection for your business
If a debt is not recovered after friendly reminders, informal negotiations and a letter of demand, you might decide to engage a debt collection service. Using a debt collection service goes one step further than sending a letter of demand because it signals to the hirer that you have decided to hand the matter over to professionals. This could further strain your business relationship with the customer, however sometimes it may be more important to get the money you are owed. To read more – contact us.
Join our BEC Online Webinar: ‘Credit management and debt collection’  (includes workbook) available 24/7 – you can view at home on PC, tablet, or smart-phone. Bookings  www.belmontbec.com/webinars
 

TCF Uncovers – Unique and Creative Suppliers from India
TCF has a range of Indian artisan suppliers seeking agents, distributorships and sales with retailers and/or online portals. TCF Members Contact Us for linkages.
 

How to feel like you’re ‘on vacation’ all year
We often fall into the proverbial ‘all work and no play’ trap. And yes, it does make life very dull. Vacations have a way of reigniting that childlike sense of fun in us, and it’s worth bringing a little of that playful energy back into the workplace. Why? Play is extremely important for well-being. It reduces stress and even helps foster a greater sense of collaboration. An easy way of fitting more playfulness into your day is by smiling every time you walk through a doorway… To read more – contact us.
 

How safe are your mobile phone apps?
Smartphones are the one thing we can’t leave home without. They’re our diary, wallet, map and so much more. But, how secure is your phone? Malicious apps can compromise your security no matter what type of phone you have. Where you download apps from and how you use them plays a critical role in keeping your mobile phone secure. Malicious apps can launch a range of attacks from unwanted pop-up ads to installing ransom-ware that demands you pay to unlock your files. To read some tips – contact us.
 

Templates and tools to develop your business
Planning should always be the first step in developing a business. A plan gives your business direction and helps you prepare for a lot of what you may need to overcome in the future. After consultation with business intermediaries, here is a suite of free planning templates, checklists and business apps to help guide your business. To read  about developing your business plans, the importance of planning and what to do before writing your business or marketing plans – contact us.
Join our BEC Online Webinar: ‘Writing your business plan’  (includes workbook) available 24/7 – you can view at home on PC, tablet, or smart-phone. Bookings  www.belmontbec.com/webinars
 

Don’t use these 3 phrases if you want to foster innovation
Innovation is perceived as one of the most powerful tools for business survival and growth in a fast-changing world, so it makes sense that everyone is eager to jump on the bandwagon. Most companies, however, still struggle to jump start innovative thinking because they overlook the small details embedded within an organisation’s culture: the everyday, ritualistic occurrences that subliminally signal to employees that they shouldn’t spend time exploring a new idea, let alone bring it up to the rest of their team. To read the tips: contact us.
 

AIBEF International Scholarship Program
The business advice industry in Australia and in many other countries is self-regulated, and virtually anyone can call themselves a business or enterprise facilitator, advisor, coach, mentor or consultant. AIBEF provides accreditations for your skills and expertise.
Do you provide Business Advice, Consulting, Mentoring or Facilitation Services?
Want to give clients the confirmation of your professionalism and experience?
The AIBEF is awarding 20+ Scholarships – Contact AIBEF 

Further Information visit www.aibef.org.au
 

Grants and assistance
Need a grant or assistance in your business? Generally, the government doesn’t offer funding just to start a business. Instead, try searching for activities such as research and development, trade, indigenous business, innovation or employment. To check out what is available – contact us
 

Register for 2018 SheTrades Global. Liverpool 26th– 28th June 2018
SheTrades Global will take place from 26-28 June 2018 in Liverpool, UK. SheTraades Global is the anchor event on women in the economy during the International Business Festival (IBF), and will host 600 companies to learn and do business. About the Festival? Three weeks, 33,000 delegates, 100 major events, 9 high-growth sectors and 200 world-class speakers, and 32,000 delegates. The festival is supported by the UK Department for International Trade, HSBC, British Airways and BBC. For more detail – contact us.
 

Reduce your business energy costs by 20% – 40%
FREE Access to all nine topics Energy Efficiency Webinars
www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars . Like Energy articles to use in your Newsletters? Contact us

Design Options USA – Colour Trend Forecasts for 2018  –  Contact us  for further info

TCF Members receive FREE voucher to Design Options 2018 Colour Trend Webinar

 

March Members Webinar Special – ‘Buy one get one Free’

The information featured in this newsletter is published in good faith in an endeavour to disseminate a wide range of business-related content. While we endeavour to verify the comments and advice, we cannot make any warranties regarding the accuracy of data from other sources, or the relevance to individuals’ circumstances. Any actions you may consider are dependent on your individual choice and circumstances and are strictly of your own volition; consequently, we are not liable for any resulting consequences. We have no control over the content of any links to other websites and are not liable for any resultant actions taken by readers.

Like to be an Australian Sales Representative for Design Options – Contact us with your CV

Sponsors Links

 

 

Business News - Western Australia

   TCF AUSTRALIA NEWS UPDATE – MARCH 2018
We fully appreciate that you are busy, however…
In order to provide you with business information you prefer, in a format that is easy to read.
WE WOULD BE GRATEFUL FOR LESS THAN TWO MINUTES TO COMPLETE THIS SHORT SURVEY
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZZ577N8
THANK YOU
 

Congratulations to Carol Hanlon, Belmont BEC & TCF CEO  presenting at Women Economic Forum, The Hague, Netherlands. Carol will be presenting 3 topics at the event – Towards a More Sustainable Circular Economy – Reusing All What We Use; Can we Learn Innovation; Ecological Entrepreneurship.
http://www.newsmaker.com.au/news/369632/Carol-Hanlon- to-present-at-the-Women-Economic-Forum-in-The-Hague,- Netherlands-in-March-2018
 

Carol Hanlon, Belmont BEC & TCF CEO will be presenting during United Nations Commission Status Women 62 (CSW) New York, NGO Parallel Event, March 14th . Forum Topic: ‘Economic Empowerment of Rural Women Entrepreneurs through Online Business Incubation’ showcasing entrepreneurs from Australia, Cambodia, Chile, Iran, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan. Carol will also highlight Belmont BEC & TCF Online Training & Mentoring Projects.
http://www.newsmaker.com.au/news/369635/Carol-Hanlon-to-present-at-UN-CSW62,-New-York,-March- 2018,-Parallel- NGO-Event
 

Are you a Speaker or Consultant?
Like to present during our 14th 
designedge Innovation Festival?
Register interest in being a presenter or speaker during our 14thdesignedge Innovation Festival which will run from Mid-April to end of May. Sessions can run live or recorded online. Last Chance -Sponsorship Opportunities also available Contact Carol Hanlon, Belmont BEC
 

 

QUOTE OF THE MONTH
“Don’t be embarrassed by your failures.
Learn from them and start again.”
Richard Branson

 

IT Tips from Nick Shmakov, Res-Q 
What’s common between Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive?
These are tools to sync your documents to the cloud. That means a copy of the file is located on your computer and another copy syncs up to the cloud. Common misconception is that the since files are in the cloud they are safe and backup isn’t required. We had a client who got a crypto locker virus which damaged all the files and synced the damages across 15 computers. The only way to restore files was to use the backup they did for one of the main PCs. Contact Res-Q IT to have all your PC’s backed up professionally every day off site.
 

CENTRESTAGE, Hong Kong, 5-8 September 2018
Exhibit your Collection in Hong Kong, with the hottest labels from Asia
TCF WA, TCF AUSTRALIA and TCF Global on behalf of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council invite you to exhibit your trans-seasonal collection at CENTRESTAGE.  Exhibition spaces include GLAM (for established brands), ALLURE (for details-focused fashion, evening gowns, etc.) and METRO (for street wear, urban clothing, etc.) ‘See Now Buy Now’ with the final day (8th) open for cash & carry sales. Contact us ASAP to receive your Exhibition Application Kit 
 

TCF Buying Mission – Global Sources Fashion Sourcing Fair, Hong Kong, April 27-30
Visit Global Sources Fashion for an outstanding selection of in-demand styles across 1,800+ booths. Source from experienced suppliers, 85% of whom exhibit exclusively at this show!.  TCF Member Buyers receive VIP Privileges, HK$100 Octopus card, Daily power breakfast, wifi, shuttle, data sim card and up to 3 night’s accommodation sponsorship for eligible TCF buyers Contact Us for registration .
 

Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, April 27-30
TCF Buying Mission *Accommodation Sponsorship

The World’s Biggest Gifts Trade Event.  Up to *3 nights accommodation or a travel allowance available to eligible buyers in our TCF/BEC Buying Mission. Contact us
 

Stay up-to-date with law changes that might affect your business…
Law changes for business in 2018
 – Changes include:
*Updates to the National Privacy Act – Data Breach Changes,
*Country of origin food labelling,
*Changes to casual and part-time entitlements in some awards, etc….
It is vital to keep up-to- date – to read more details – Contact Us
 

Make sure cybercriminals don’t ruin your Games experience.
Don’t get scammed during the Commonwealth Games

Major sporting events like the Commonwealth Games can be a prime target for cybercriminals. Young and old alike get caught up in ‘Games fever’ and make you an easy target. Cybercriminals pretend to be legitimate businesses and use their logos to con you into handing over your personal details. One click is all malware needs! Think before you click! For more details? – contact us.
 

TCF Buying Mission – Hong Kong Fashion Week, Spring/Summer,  July 9-12
*Accommodation Sponsorship available 1st time buyers or *travel subsidy allowance. Multi-Level fashion exhibition halls of designers, brands, manufacturers, parades, industry seminars.
TCF Mission VIP Privileges & Sourcing Contacts.  Contact us
 

Ten rules to build a wildly successful business
In today’s society, we collectively create amazing products, services and companies through entrepreneurship. They are world changing at times and some are radically different when first introduced. But, if you look around, we also live in the land of ‘me-too’ businesses. Don’t fall for it. Dig deep and decide right now to build something radicallydifferent and radically better. To learn more – contact us .
Join our BEC Online Webinar: ‘Tips on building a successful business’ (includes workbook) available 24/7 – you can view at home on PC, tablet, or smart-phone. Bookings  www.belmontbec.com/webinars
 

How to advertise
Are you confused about how to advertise your business? Here are 8 steps for planning an effective advertising strategy and choosing the best places to advertise your business. What’s the best way to advertise a small business? The many advertising options make that a puzzling question for many business owners. To read about the tips – contact us.
Join our BEC Online Webinar: ‘Marketing on a budget’  (includes workbook) available 24/7 – you can view at home on PC, tablet, or smart-phone. Bookings www.belmontbec.com/webinars
 

TCF Australia & TCF Global Mentors, Business Advisors and Coaches 
Discuss your business issues and concerns with your confidential advisor and develop your action plan for success.
Book by the Hour: Online – Phone
www.tcfaustralia.com/mentoring
 

Pre-Order NOW –  2018-2019 Entertainment Book or Digital Entertainment Book
Support Belmont BEC & TCFWA and order your WA Digital 2018-2019 Entertainment Book at $70 and access up to $20,000 in discount savings on fine dining, cafes and entertainment.  Makes a great office gift to benefit you or your staff.  Order Now
 

Welcome to our new TCF Members – Cotton Fish Australia, Nikki McMahon; Mojo Down Under, Adam Rakowski. Join your TCF Industry Association – receive buying mission opportunities, supply chain linkages, free training vouchers and access to fashion business mentoring for your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible. www.tcfwa.com/membership
 

How to be a better sales person
Owning a business doesn’t make you a natural salesperson; yet selling is the most important thing you’ll do in your business. Here are tips to improve your selling skills. Regardless of who you are, what you do, where you live, or what kind of product or service you offer, selling is the single most important day-to-day activity in your business. Very few products sell themselves – so somebody has to get your product or service into the public eye. To read the clues – contact us.
 

The secret of beating your competition with reviews
It’s been reported that: for every star a business gets, it will see an increase of approximately 5-9% in business revenue. So if an increase like that sounds good to you, start paying attention to those reviews.
What would be the benefit of a 5-9% increase in your business?
Whatever the answer is, would it be worth spending an hour or two per week responding to online customer reviews for your business? Having an online reputation management plan for reviews can have many positive effects.To read the secrets – contact us.
 

Crypto-mining threat for business
Thousands of websites across the globe have fallen victim to crypto-mining malware, after using a popular web tool designed to help people with vision impairment, dyslexia and low literacy. Businesses that rely on the digital accessibility tool ‘Browsealoud’ to deliver a text-to-speech web application are potentially affected. To learn more – contact us.
 

5 ways to show customers that you appreciate them
As a small business person, you know that your most important asset, by far, is your customers. But how often do you take the time to say ‘thank you’ and reward them for everything they do for you? Small steps to show customers appreciation and reward loyalty can go a long way in building and sustaining these fruitful relationships. To read the tips – contact us.
 

If your business has a cyber-attack or security breach, who is there to help?
Cyber insurance

A comprehensive cyber insurance program is the answer. A cyber insurance policy is designed to pay first party and third-party costs that your business will incur at the time of a cyber incident. Country Wide Insurance Brokers can assist – contact us
 

EMERGE INTERNET release national Home Business &  Residential NBN & ADSL plans –
FANTASTIC competitive NBN & ADSL plans available,  No Contracts
https://www.emergeinternet.com.au/residential/nbn-and-adsl/
 

Debt collection for your business
If a debt is not recovered after friendly reminders, informal negotiations and a letter of demand, you might decide to engage a debt collection service. Using a debt collection service goes one step further than sending a letter of demand because it signals to the hirer that you have decided to hand the matter over to professionals. This could further strain your business relationship with the customer, however sometimes it may be more important to get the money you are owed. To read more – contact us.
Join our BEC Online Webinar: ‘Credit management and debt collection’  (includes workbook) available 24/7 – you can view at home on PC, tablet, or smart-phone. Bookings  www.belmontbec.com/webinars
 

TCF Uncovers – Unique and Creative Suppliers from India
TCF has a range of Indian artisan suppliers seeking agents, distributorships and sales with retailers and/or online portals. TCF Members Contact Us for linkages.
 

How to feel like you’re ‘on vacation’ all year
We often fall into the proverbial ‘all work and no play’ trap. And yes, it does make life very dull. Vacations have a way of reigniting that childlike sense of fun in us, and it’s worth bringing a little of that playful energy back into the workplace. Why? Play is extremely important for well-being. It reduces stress and even helps foster a greater sense of collaboration. An easy way of fitting more playfulness into your day is by smiling every time you walk through a doorway… To read more – contact us.
 

How safe are your mobile phone apps?
Smartphones are the one thing we can’t leave home without. They’re our diary, wallet, map and so much more. But, how secure is your phone? Malicious apps can compromise your security no matter what type of phone you have. Where you download apps from and how you use them plays a critical role in keeping your mobile phone secure. Malicious apps can launch a range of attacks from unwanted pop-up ads to installing ransom-ware that demands you pay to unlock your files. To read some tips – contact us.
 

Templates and tools to develop your business
Planning should always be the first step in developing a business. A plan gives your business direction and helps you prepare for a lot of what you may need to overcome in the future. After consultation with business intermediaries, here is a suite of free planning templates, checklists and business apps to help guide your business. To read  about developing your business plans, the importance of planning and what to do before writing your business or marketing plans – contact us.
Join our BEC Online Webinar: ‘Writing your business plan’  (includes workbook) available 24/7 – you can view at home on PC, tablet, or smart-phone. Bookings  www.belmontbec.com/webinars
 

Don’t use these 3 phrases if you want to foster innovation
Innovation is perceived as one of the most powerful tools for business survival and growth in a fast-changing world, so it makes sense that everyone is eager to jump on the bandwagon. Most companies, however, still struggle to jump start innovative thinking because they overlook the small details embedded within an organisation’s culture: the everyday, ritualistic occurrences that subliminally signal to employees that they shouldn’t spend time exploring a new idea, let alone bring it up to the rest of their team. To read the tips: contact us.
 

AIBEF International Scholarship Program
The business advice industry in Australia and in many other countries is self-regulated, and virtually anyone can call themselves a business or enterprise facilitator, advisor, coach, mentor or consultant. AIBEF provides accreditations for your skills and expertise.
Do you provide Business Advice, Consulting, Mentoring or Facilitation Services?
Want to give clients the confirmation of your professionalism and experience?
The AIBEF is awarding 20+ Scholarships – Contact AIBEF 

Further Information visit www.aibef.org.au
 

Grants and assistance
Need a grant or assistance in your business? Generally, the government doesn’t offer funding just to start a business. Instead, try searching for activities such as research and development, trade, indigenous business, innovation or employment. To check out what is available – contact us
 

Register for 2018 SheTrades Global. Liverpool 26th– 28th June 2018
SheTrades Global will take place from 26-28 June 2018 in Liverpool, UK. SheTraades Global is the anchor event on women in the economy during the International Business Festival (IBF), and will host 600 companies to learn and do business. About the Festival? Three weeks, 33,000 delegates, 100 major events, 9 high-growth sectors and 200 world-class speakers, and 32,000 delegates. The festival is supported by the UK Department for International Trade, HSBC, British Airways and BBC. For more detail – contact us.
 

Reduce your business energy costs by 20% – 40%
FREE Access to all nine topics Energy Efficiency Webinars
www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars . Like Energy articles to use in your Newsletters? Contact us

Design Options USA – Colour Trend Forecasts for 2018  –  Contact us  for further info

TCF Members receive FREE voucher to Design Options 2018 Colour Trend Webinar

 

March Members Webinar Special – ‘Buy one get one Free’

The information featured in this newsletter is published in good faith in an endeavour to disseminate a wide range of business-related content. While we endeavour to verify the comments and advice, we cannot make any warranties regarding the accuracy of data from other sources, or the relevance to individuals’ circumstances. Any actions you may consider are dependent on your individual choice and circumstances and are strictly of your own volition; consequently, we are not liable for any resulting consequences. We have no control over the content of any links to other websites and are not liable for any resultant actions taken by readers.

Like to be an Australian Sales Representative for Design Options – Contact us with your CV

Sponsors Links

 

 

Business News - Western Australia
TCF AUSTRALIA NEWS UPDATE – FEBRUARY 2018
 

 

16th February 2018
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR
2018 is the Chinese Zodiac sign of the dog.

Dogs are loyal and honest, amiable and kind, cautious and prudent.
Due to having a strong sense of loyalty and sincerity,
Dogs will do everything for the person who they think is most important.

 

 

TCF Buying Mission – Global Sources Fashion Sourcing Fair, Hong Kong, April 27-30
Visit Global Sources Fashion for an outstanding selection of in-demand styles across 1,800+ booths. Source from experienced suppliers, 85% of whom exhibit exclusively at this show!.  TCF Member Buyers receive VIP Privileges, HK$100 Octopus card, Daily power breakfast, wifi, shuttle, data sim card and up to 3 night’s accommodation sponsorship for eligible TCF buyers Contact Us for registration .

 

 

Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, April 27-30
TCF Buying Mission *Accommodation Sponsorship

The World’s Biggest Gifts Trade Event.  Up to *3 nights accommodation or a travel allowance available to eligible buyers in our TCF/BEC Buying Mission. Contact us

 

 

A business opportunity just waiting ….?
Cash-strapped fashionistas rent designer items from wardrobes of well-heeled

Many fashionistas on a budget will be coveting designer items on the catwalk, knowing they could never afford them. But that’s all set to change thanks to a new website launching in the UK that allows members to rent out designer goods for as little as £30.  Fashion website My Secret Dressing Room will open in London, allowing people to hire designer dresses, shoes, bags and other exclusive fashion accessories. For more detail – contact us.

 

 

Facebook Changes – Facebook has recently changed their algorithm to promote family and friends and paid ads. What can you do to adapt? Improve data integrity of client records; Develop “Buyer Persona’s” to understand our market’s identities and how to interact with them; Develop Facebook business groups to ensure simple direct communication with members and organic high placement in the member’s newsfeed; Diversify social media platforms used to increase the business’ digital footprint; Balance new media with traditional public relations; Integrate marketing trends with strategy.
Like more info Contact Us
Need your Business Facebook account locked down and cleaned –Contact Anthea Lowe, Data Success Coach 

 

 

Are you a Speaker or Consultant?
Like to present during our 14th
designedge Innovation Festival?
Register interest in being a presenter or speaker during our 14thdesignedge Innovation Festival which will run from Mid-April to end of May. Sessions can also run live or recorded online. Sponsorship Opportunities also available Contact Carol Hanlon, Belmont BEC

 

 

Welcome to our new TCF Members – Pashmina, Varun Kumar; Gert-Johan Coetzee;Suella O’Brien;  Join TCF non-profit community organisation – receive buying mission opportunities, supply chain linkages, free & discounted training vouchers, access to fashion business online mentoring for your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible. www.tcfaustralia.com/membership

 

 

IT Tips from Nick Shmakov, Res-Q  
NBN – what to be aware of upon signing up.
When subscribing to NBN it may pay off to pay a connection fee and have no contract terms as prices are likely to change in the next 6 months

 

 

Feeing ‘down’ or insecure?
Here are 38 of the most inspirational quotes
For instance: Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford. “Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” – Audrey Hepburn. To read them all:contact us

 

 

Customer experience is today’s business benchmark
Not so long ago, every business assumed that the keys to success were the highest quality product, the best value for the buck, and the best customer service. Now all we hear about is providing the best “customer experience.” Exactly what is that customer experience that every modern marketer is talking about, and how do you measure it? Customer experience is the cumulative impact of multiple touch-points over time, which result in a real relationship feeling, or lack of it. To learn more – contact us.
Join our BEC Online Webinar: ‘Make customer experience your competitive edge’; (includes workbook) available 24/7 – you can view at home on PC, tablet, or smart-phone. Bookings   www.belmontbec.com/webinars

 

 

TCF Uncovers – Unique and Creative Suppliers from India
TCF has a range of Indian artisan suppliers seeking agents, distributorships and sales with retailers and/or online portals. TCF Members Contact Us for linkages.

 

 

Pre-Order NOW –  2018-2019 Entertainment Book or Digital Entertainment Book
Support Belmont BEC & TCFWA and order your WA Digital 2018-2019 Entertainment Book at $70 and access up to $20,000 in discount savings on fine dining, cafes and entertainment.  Makes a great office gift to benefit you or your staff.  Order Now

 

 

TCF Uncovers – Innovative Accessories at Hong Kong Fashion Week
Cork accessory label of backpacks, wallets and handbags from Korea looking for retailers, agents, distributors and/or online portals. Innovative, eco and using plant leather. TCF Members please Contact Us for linkages.

 

 

Grants and assistance
Need a grant or assistance in your business? Generally, the government doesn’t offer funding just to start a business. Instead, try searching for activities such as research and development, trade, indigenous business, innovation or employment. To check out what is available – contact us

 

 

AIBEF International Scholarship Program
The business advice industry in Australia and in many other countries is self-regulated, and virtually anyone can call themselves a business or enterprise facilitator, advisor, coach, mentor or consultant. AIBEF provides accreditations for your skills and expertise.
Do you provide Business Advice, Consulting, Mentoring or Facilitation Services?
Want to give clients the confirmation of your professionalism and experience?
The AIBEF is awarding 20+ Scholarships – Contact AIBEF

Further Information visit www.aibef.org.au

 

 

EMERGE INTERNET release national Home Business &  Residential NBN & ADSL plans
FANTASTIC competitive NBN & ADSL plans available,  No Contracts
https://www.emergeinternet.com.au/residential/nbn-and-adsl/

 

 

19 tips to immediately improve your writing
Communication is key when it comes to success in any field, but especially as an aspiring entrepreneur. Getting an idea up and running requires clear and concise writing skills, whether you’re composing emails or creating presentations. By honing business writing, entrepreneurs can boost workplace efficiency and productivity, while also building a solid reputation. Luckily, you can improve your writing almost instantaneously with some small tips and tricks, from making time to plan to using more verbs. To learn more: contact us.

 

 

Register for 2018 SheTrades Global. Liverpool 26th– 28th June 2018
SheTrades Global will take place from 26-28 June 2018 in Liverpool, UK. SheTraades Global is the anchor event on women in the economy during the International Business Festival (IBF), and will host 600 companies to learn and do business. About the Festival? Three weeks, 33,000 delegates, 100 major events, 9 high-growth sectors and 200 world-class speakers, and 32,000 delegates. The festival is supported by the UK Department for International Trade, HSBC, British Airways and BBC. For more detail – contact us.

 

 

How to beat jet lag
Jet lag can make a business trip miserable or ruin a chunk of your vacation. Here are remedies that work best for combating jet lag so you can enjoy your trip. There’s nothing worse than travelling only to find yourself too tired and groggy to enjoy the destination once you arrive. Jet lag isn’t something that lasts for an hour or two – sometimes it lasts for days – to learn about the jet lag remedies to combat the travel fog, contact us.

 

 

Why bad reviews are business opportunities
So, what should you do when your business gets a bad review? Let it sit unaddressed and wait for another review to bury it? Wrong. More than half of customers expect a response on a review site. The worst thing you can do is pretend that a bad review doesn’t exist. You’re not only ignoring the negative experience of one customer, but creating an unappealing first impression for anyone else searching for your business online. And they’re definitely searching – nearly 80% of consumers turn to a review site to find a local business. To read the courses of action – contact us.

 

 

Reduce your business energy costs by 20% – 40%
FREE Access to all nine topics Energy Efficiency Webinars
www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars . Like Energy articles to use in your Newsletters? Contact us

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Design Options USA – Colour Trend Forecasts for 2018  –  Contact us  for further info

TCF Members receive FREE voucher to Design Options 2018 Colour Trend Webinar

 

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