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The Entrepreneurial Mindset

This webinar series builds awareness of entrepreneurship as a pathway to employment and financial independence.  Gain valuable insights from subject matters experts, including business owners who are blind or vision impaired,

This series was brought to you by Blind Citizens Australia in partnership with Vision Australia.

Webinar 1 – An Introduction to The Entrepreneurial Mindset

What is an Entrepreneurial Mindset and why do you need one to be a successful business owner? BCA (former) Project Officer, Conor Smith, kick starts the series with special guests Bill Lang, Director, Small Business Australia and Janelle Colquhoun, Owner, Salubrious Productions.

Webinar 2: So you have an idea, where to from here?

We’ll look at starting a business plan, market research, structure, tax, intellectual property protection and more. Facilitated by experienced Melbourne lawyer, Dino Farronato, with special guests Alex Solo from Sprint Law and Amanda Heal, Public Speaker, Coach and Author.

Webinar 3: Business & Assistive Technology

People who are blind or vision impaired can succeed in business with accessible tools, tech and other supports. In this webinar, Robyn McKenzie chats to Talking Tech’s David Woodbridge and Elise Lonsdale of DATA Australasia to discuss the issues of access and technology for business owners who are blind or vision impaired.

Webinar 4: Financing your Business

Discover opportunities to finance your business through small business loans, community grants, government subsidies, allowances and other supports available to people with disability. Chris Edwards of Vision Australia takes us through all things finance with business owner, Mick Curran of NV Access, and ANZ’s Small Business Banking’s Ricky Lee.

Webinar 5: Networking and Marketing in a Sighted World

How do people who are blind of vision impaired effectively network and market their businesses? Facilitated by Robyn McKenzie, we welcome Kristine Bell, Director of SparkIt Insights & Strategy, and May Chang of Agility Marketing, supporting small and large businesses to identify opportunities and build their brands. We also hear from Leah Sing, small business owner, who will offer a practical look at how networking and marketing can work for a person who is blind or vision impaired.

Webinar 6: Value Adding and Knowing your Niche

Owning a successful business means understanding your niche and how best to make it work for you. Robyn McKenzie welcomes back Kristine Bell, Director of SparkIt Insights & Strategy, as we wrap up our six-part series with guest business owner, Ross McGregor, Musician, Songwriter, Producer and owner of Ross McGregor Music, and dive deeper into what it means to value add to your business and build customer relationships for ongoing success.