“Gratefulness turns what we have into enough”
- Aesop

We at Venture Centre believe in the power of gratefulness to shift perspective and nuture the hope within us. What are you grateful for in these unprecedented times?

We find ourselves grateful for technology that allows us to continue providing digital and entrepreneurial support to you our community and, we are grateful for you!

Check out this month's awesome events, all delivered via video-conferencing. Simply sign up for the session as per usual and we will let you know the link to join the session virtually prior to the scheduled start time.

Click to jump to events for:

  • Young people (and parents/mentors) making a dent – MADVentures
  • Business owners ready to take action – PoweringON
  • Founders getting started – Instigator

MADVentures - Events for Youth

Young Enterprise Scheme 2020

YES students have formed teams and are currently validating and prototyping while adjusting to virtual team work. If you would like to mentor one of these teams, please click here or hit reply to this email.

PoweringON - Events for Business Owners

Local Supporting Locals Series
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd April 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Local service providers and experts are coming together to support other business owners through presentations and conversations to discuss business continuity at a time of uncertainty and turmoil caused by the spread of COVID-19.
Online webinar

Digital Navigator Clinics
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd April 2020
Free one-off, one-on-one 45 minute Digital Navigator session with a digital expert to discuss the findings of your PoweringOn action plan and your next steps.
Online webinar

Office Hours - Cover-19 Business Survival Strategies
9 April 2020, 3:45pm to 5:30pm
This free one-off, one-on-one 45 minute Office Hour session is designed to assist business owners during the challenging times. Delivered by Valerie Rowe-Mitchell, Accountant from Emerald Business Advisors Limited, who will help you to choose correct actions and engage specific to your business strategies to assist you to survive the economic downturn.
Online webinar

Happy with your Business Software?
20 April 2020, 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Join us at this free workshop, hosted by Mike Dennehy, and learn; an overview of the main reasons you may consider new business software, how to go about evaluating the available systems and how to go about selecting and implementing the new system with the greatest chance of success.
Online webinar

Digital Business Planning
22 April 2020, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Anthony Arts from KPMG Tauranga and Sally Hennah from Business Sorter will facilitate this practical, hands on planning session for business owners and managers keen to establish and communicate priorities increasing individual and team accountability, focus and productivity, all with relative ease.
Online webinar

Office Hours Legal with Mackenzie Elvin
27 April 2020, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Free one-off, one-on-one 45 minute Office Hour session with an expert lawyer from Mackenzie Elvin to find out what you didn't know about legal aspects affecting your business.
Online webinar

Analytics - the importance of measuring success
29 April 2020, 10:00am to 11:00am
Join Nick Baker, Digital Analyst at Cucumber, at this workshop to learn about the tools available and the best methods to use. You will gain a clear view on; the best practice in setting up your own analytics, user actions that you may want to track with analytics (not only transactions if you are running eCommerce), ways to measure the value of website visits when you do not transact online, and tagging campaigns in order to track the same campaign across multiple channel
Online webinar

Office Hours Intellectual Property with James & Wells
29 April 2020, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Free one-off, one-on-one 45 minute Office Hour session with Intellectual Property an expert from James and Wells to find out what you didn't know about IP and your business.
Online webinar

Digital Assessment for your Business
It's time! Take 10 minutes to find out how well your business is using online technology. This tool guides you through four sections and you get a personalised action plan to help you improve productivity, optimise your online presence, and gain a competitive edge. 

Instigator - Events for Founders

Entrepreneurs Everywhere
Date TBC
What will be different for you post COVID-19? Different in your business, in your activity, in your world? You are invited to come along to this virtual Entrepreneurs Everywhere meetup to share and discuss what is different for you now as we #stayhome for this rāhui.
Online webinar

Angelic Drop-In Clinic
23 April 2020, 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Want to scale up? Get insights and input from Angel Investors with free, one-off, individual 20-minute consultation.
Online webinar

Workshops/Events in our wider Community

Managing Stress & Building Resilience in Uncertain Times - RBP Webinar
7 April 2020, 10:00am to 11:00am
Facilitated by Dale Carnegie, this webinar will empower participants to; understand where you and others are in the Stress Cycle, take positive action to manage stress and build resilience, support the wellbeing of their teams.
Secure your spot here.

We look forward to seeing you get involved with this month's range of entrepreneurial events! Feel free to forward this email to anyone you think may want to join in.

The Venture Centre Team
Basestation | Tauranga | NZ
e: info@venturecentre.co.nz


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