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iHarvest Masterclass#18 - Scaling Beyond You (for Solopreneurs)

No one is good at everything, nor can they do everything. When is the time for a solopreneur to develop a team and how can this be done effectively while maintaining high standards of service and values? Building a resilient founding team is vital to the success of your startup. This masterclass is not a lecture, but a hands-on session where participants carry out exercises and active discussions to ensure we address your specific concerns and opportunities. This masterclass will look at scaling up from three angles: Exploring the pain points and barriers for scaling up Scaling up options and their pros & cons (co-founders, contractors, employees) Building high performing teams and ensuring high values and standards are met This masterclass is for entrepreneurs who want to: Scale up their startup by curating a lean, dedicated team Create a working environment for their team that inspires loyalty, enthusiasm and pride Register for this masterclass to learn more about how to best scale up your startup. MASTERCLASS MASTER: Dr Zivit Inbar is the founder and CEO of DifferenThinking, a consulting practice that specialises in people, culture, leadership & performance strategies for growth with particular expertise in Technology companies, Start-ups, and Venture Capitals. Zivit has over 17 years of experience and expertise with building high-performance teams, driving high-level strategies and processes. Zivit is also the facilitator of the CSIRO’s Women in Innovation book club, developing leadership and entrepreneurial skills in female Australian researchers. Register for any iHarvest Meetup or Masterclass and receive a complimentary mentoring session with one of the VU Entrepreneurs in Residence (VU EIRs). The iHarvest mentoring sessions offer specialised guidance to startups and entrepreneurs through connection to the VU EIRs, a diverse bunch with a single common defining characteristic – they believe in the importance of developing entrepreneurs and They Make it Matter. #iHarvestCoworking #Sunshine

iHarvest Masterclass#19 - Bootstrap your Marketing

Bootstrap your Marketing revolves around how relationships on social media, can drive the growth of the business. In this Masterclass, we’ll cover the pro’s and con’s of the various platforms and use the Social Canvas to prototype the right message for the right platform. MASTERCLASS MASTER: Jordan Gian is a designer and thought provoker - But mostly a creative entrepreneur. With a background in Design Jordan unknowingly used many Human Centered Design methods in setting up 15 SME's before his 25th birthday. Jordan's time is split between design commitments for leading global brands, running ecom businesses, Hospitality venues and consulting on strategy and innovation. If we can’t find him, we start looking at the beach or in the mountains. Register for any iHarvest Meetup or Masterclass and receive a complimentary mentoring session with one of the VU Entrepreneurs in Residence (VU EIRs). The iHarvest mentoring sessions offer specialised guidance to startups and entrepreneurs through connection to the VU EIRs, a diverse bunch with a single common defining characteristic – they believe in the importance of developing entrepreneurs and They Make it Matter. #iHarvestCoworking #Sunshine

iHarvest Free Coworking Fridays

If you’ve thought about coworking but haven’t tried it, here’s your chance! One Friday of the month between 9.00am and 5.00pm (unless we let you know otherwise) iHarvest Coworking Sunshine opens its doors for startups, entrepreneurs and businesses to come and experience working in the space. Registration is required to schedule your FREE coworking day at iHarvest Coworking Sunshine. Bring your laptop and your lunch, and enjoy a day with like-minded people in a great location and vibrant space. If you can’t make the date, contact info@iharvestcoworking.com.au to arrange an alternate time to check out the space! #iHarvestCoworking #Sunshine

iHarvest Meetup August

If you’re a startup, entrepreneur or have an idea for building your business, the monthly meetups at iHarvest Coworking Sunshine will give you an opportunity to validate an idea, solve a challenge, evaluate an opportunity or just find a new perspective. iHarvest meetups are all about networking and building new relationships but you’ll also get to hear from guest entrepreneurs throughout the series, have the chance to join in Q&A sessions and pitch your current project. Register for any iHarvest Meetup or Masterclass and receive a complimentary mentoring session with one of the VU Entrepreneurs in Residence (VU EIRs). The iHarvest mentoring sessions offer specialised guidance to startups and entrepreneurs through connection to the VU EIRs, a diverse bunch with a single common defining characteristic – they believe in the importance of developing entrepreneurs and They Make it Matter. #iHarvestCoworking #Sunshine

iHarvest Masterclass#20 - DIY Public Relations for Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, you’ll need to know when to develop and engage Public Relations to take your business to the next level. Timely news exposure can really propel your business into the minds of consumers, enabling you to break into saturated markets and stand out. Present yourself to journalists with a great pitch and an effective press release. Create an effective campaign by learning about the news, news values and the inverted pyramid. When you show journalists and news publications your understanding of PR and present them with a great press release you simply cannot go wrong! #iHarvestCoworking #Sunshine In this session you will learn about; the inverted pyramid, news values, how to target media, pitching and possible story angles. Here is a sample of the topics we will discuss: - What is news? How does a story make it into the newspaper, online media or magazine? - How to identify your audience and appropriate media contacts - How to write a media release - How to write a pitch and follow it up This workshop is for entrepreneurs who want to: - Gain the knowledge to develop their own PR campaigns - Promote themselves and their businesses' through the media - Gain knowledge about the public relations and understand the basics of how news works - Register for this masterclass to learn how to effectively undertake PR for your startup. MASTERCLASS MASTER: Miriam Deliva is a experienced communicator with a background in Executive Support, Event Management and PR and over 8 years’ experience, Miriam has worked in different roles including communications, banking and finance, agency positions supporting food, fashion and technology clients. She has helped small businesses reach traditional, print and online media and genuinely wants to see small businesses and local communities thrive. Miriam is currently working on a new start up, the Press Run which will focus more a holistic approach to DIY PR by creating media releases and media training clients to excel in front of an audience. Register for any iHarvest Meetup or Masterclass and receive a complimentary mentoring session with one of the VU Entrepreneurs in Residence (VU EIRs). The iHarvest mentoring sessions offer specialised guidance to startups and entrepreneurs through connection to the VU EIRs, a diverse bunch with a single common defining characteristic – they believe in the importance of developing entrepreneurs and They Make it Matter.

iHarvest Masterclass#21 - Conflict Resolution

Conflict is an inevitable part of every startup’s journey. When resolved properly, the consequent growth can bring great benefits to the company. However, the results of ignoring or mismanaging conflict can be detrimental to your team, operations, and the overall success of your startup. As a leader, learn how to tap into your emotional intelligence, interpersonal communication, and conflict resolution skills. This masterclass will look at conflict resolution from a practical perspective, providing tools to better resolve conflict in your startup. Here is a sample of the topics we will discuss: - Understanding conflict sources and how it can evolve - Resolving conflict tools - Preparing for difficult conversations This masterclass is for entrepreneurs who want to: - Resolve conflict with efficiency and empathy - Avoid disastrous consequences of unresolved conflict - Register for this masterclass to learn how to resolve conflict within your startup. MASTERCLASS MASTER: Dr Zivit Inbar is the founder and CEO of DifferenThinking, a consulting practice that specialises in people, culture, leadership & performance strategies for growth with particular expertise in Technology companies, Start-ups, and Venture Capitals. Zivit has over 17 years of experience and expertise with building high-performance teams, driving high-level strategies and processes. Zivit is also the facilitator of the CSIRO’s Women in Innovation book club, developing leadership and entrepreneurial skills in female Australian researchers. Register for any iHarvest Meetup or Masterclass and receive a complimentary mentoring session with one of the VU Entrepreneurs in Residence (VU EIRs). The iHarvest mentoring sessions offer specialised guidance to startups and entrepreneurs through connection to the VU EIRs, a diverse bunch with a single common defining characteristic – they believe in the importance of developing entrepreneurs and They Make it Matter. #iHarvestCoworking #Sunshine