Set the Month in Motion

Set the Month in Motion

By Fremantle Chamber
A local Business Capacity Building program produced by the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Fremantle. We invite you to a series of learning conversations, hosted by Chamber CEO Danicia Quinlan, with WA’s leading business experts.
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Episode 14: Bricks and Mortar in a Digital Age
"Adapt, Pivot and Get Online!”  has been the catch cry of retail and hospitality businesses as the world took a quicker than expected turn during the COVID-19 pandemic. Has retail as we know it gone the way of the gramophone? Join us in conversation with Chamber CEO for this month’s Set the Month in Motion, with three remarkable local business leaders as we debate the shift from bricks and mortar to e-Commerce, traditional retail to online stores, tips and tricks for getting the balance right and discuss digital sales conversion in the new world we find ourselves in. Panel Ben De Jonge – Founding Director, The Cut, Shopify Experts Rosie Pow – Founder and Owner  Hubble + Duke Kevin Sanderson – Founder and Owner  Corner Store Produced with the support of the City of Fremantle’s Business Capacity Building Program, this practical and topical conversation is suitable for anyone contemplating the future of retail, exploring going online or wishing to improve their digital conversion and reach.
1:00:16
July 1, 2020
Episode 13: Mind, Body & Business in a Time of Crisis
Join Chamber CEO, Danicia Quinlan, in conversation with leading experts in mental, physical and business health as we explore how we deal the mental, emotion and physical challenges that the COVID-19 has brought to our lives. A thought provoking discussion suitable for all business leaders that covers: How do we make decisions when our bodies are under stress? How do we protect and manage our own mental health while trying to navigate our way through a mind field of unprecedented change and decision making? How do we protect ourselves so we can lead in a time of crisis? How do we recognise the signs of mental health issues, and manage them? Expert Panel: Rachel O’Byrne – Clinical Psychologist – Fremantle Clinical Psychology Dr Stephine Brindal -  Chiropractor and Wellness Professional – Fremantle Chiropractic Brian Grindrod -  Business Growth Adviser – Business Foundations Produced with the support of the City of Fremantle’s Business Capacity Building Program, this practical and topical conversation will be well worth the time and your listening ears.
1:00:48
June 8, 2020
Episode 12 - Budgeting Through the Eye of the Storm
Join us in conversation with Chamber CEO,  as we think through what budgeting in such uncertain times could look like for our businesses, what the COVID-19 economic stimulus packages mean in real money terms and practical tips on how to apply budgeting and forecasting tools to your business. Produced with the support of the City of Fremantle’s Business Capacity Building Program, we will be bringing the Set the Month in Motion forum to you using the best of our new technology to record remotely. Members are welcome to sign up to a few registered places to listen live and place your questions to the panel! Our expert panel line up includes: Tracey Dunn  - Associate Director of RSM’s Tax Services team in the Perth office Matthew Robinson  - Senior Manager / One of two Office Managers of our RSM Rockingham team. Lee Bartlett Fremantle Chamber of Commerce Treasurer, CFO TAMS Group and Business Owner Frankie’s on Rotto Supported by The City of Fremantle Building Business Capacity Program
55:35
May 7, 2020
Episode 11: Marketing in a Visually Sophisticated World
“Bad design shouts at you. Good design is the silent seller”  Join Fremantle Chamber CEO Danicia Quinlan in conversation with two of WA's most experienced visual contributors to brand stories. We discuss what opportunities these strange times provide as the world goes more online to manage the "virus times", and how to best market in a visually sophisticated world where good images, authenticity and design converts to sales. Learn from our expert panel and find new ways to tell your brand story in pictures, visually attract customers and build brand loyalty. The Panel Claire Davies – Director, Scotter Projects, Ex Editor Sunday Times Magazine Leah Dent – Founder and Director, Studio Bomba Sound Production : Kris Licari
53:55
April 2, 2020
Episode 10 Creating Attractions & Events
Join Chamber CEO Danicia Quinlan as she explored with this Set the Month in Motion's panel what makes great Tourist Attractions and Events, how they stack up financially and how we gain loyalty that keeps locals and visitors coming back.   Supported by the City of Fremantle's Business Capacity Building Program, this conversation draws on the decades of combined expertise of our panel as we share case studies, stories and practical tips and tricks relevant for all local businesses in the game of creating experiences, building visitations and ensuring ongoing loyalty. The Panel: Paula Nelson - Director  I  Fremantle Prison, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage Heather Jackson - McLean Management and Previous Director of Enterprise at Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh Natasha Atkinson – CEO Fremantle Markets, Board Member Fremantle Chamber of Commerce and Councillor Royal Agricultural Society
39:21
March 9, 2020
Episode 9 : Creating Positive Workplace Culture
Many of our previous conversations have focussed on how we manage the external forces, create demand for our products and service, and get our products to market. Today we are going to turn our eyes inward – to the places where we work, the teams that we create to deliver on our strategies, right down to how we improve the atmosphere around the shared tea prep coffee machine. Join Chamber CEO Danicia Quinlan in conversation with: Meena Silk - Director, The HR Dept Mark Jeffrey - Business Development Manager Frichot & Frichot Law Firm Loren Holmes - Director To & Fro Studio This live podcast recording is designed to build a platform for Fremantle Business to get immediate access to relevant, timely and important conversations to help business grow in these challenging and uncertain times. Developed and directed by the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce, Set the Month in Motion is supported by the City of Fremantle through their Building Business Capacity Program. 
52:51
February 7, 2020
Episode 8: Closing the Sale
They say there is only one skill needed in the life, and that is to sell and more importantly to learn to sell yourself.  As part of the City of Fremantle's Business Capacity Building Program, the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce invites you to a series of learning conversations with Western Australia's leading business experts.  This live podcast recording is designed to build a platform for Fremantle Business to get immediate access to relevant, timely and important conversations. This month, hear from three exceptional experts as they share their tips and tricks to build your business sales in conversation with Chamber CEO Danicia Quinlan and forum guests. This episode is surprising, motivating and incredibly relevant whether you are in a professional service business or at the retail coalface. Described by a guest as 1 hour of great conversation that could change the way you look at business forever. Our Closing the Sale panel of experts includes: Stefanie Dobro, Director White House Property Partners Tony Liversage, National Wholesale Manager, Vasse Felix Wines Penny Sedgwick, Retail Legend and Owner, Eros Boutique For more information on the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce visit our website here. 
52:01
December 10, 2019
Episode 7: Social Media Tips, Tricks and Plans
Join Fremantle Chamber CEO Danicia Quinlan in conversation for the latest Set the Month in Motion Q&A podcast from the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Fremantle, with our panellists of local legends, as they dissect all the latest social media tips and tricks.  Our panel include marketing and social media experts Eithne Healy from Kailis Jewellery, Sarah Langley from Detail and Pim Pattanasuk from DGPR. Learn how a strong social media presence can help your business grow, common pitfalls and how to avoid them, and what social media trends to expect in 2020. Whether you're a bricks and mortar store, e-commerce business, hospitality venue or a professional services provider, this topical Q&A session is not to be missed.
1:04:03
November 8, 2019
Fremantle Chamber Leaders Lunch 2019 : Perspectives on Fremantle
Fremantle is on the cusp of significant change, join Chamber CEO Danicia Quinlan in conversation with leaders of our diverse range of industries discuss the City's strengths, assets and growth potential in this honest and candid look at Perth's second urban City. Expert Panel includes: Geoffrey London – Professor of Architecture, UWA Julian Smith - Pro Vice Chancellor - Strategy & Planning, University of Notre Dame Brodie Carr – Managing Director, Tourism WA Matthew McNeilly - Managing Director, Sirona Capital Pty Ltd Eve Clark - Managing Director, L3 Harris
1:16:25
October 30, 2019
Episode 6 - Getting your Product to Market
This month's Set the Month in Motion explores 'Getting your Product to Market' and how to make the right product decisions to generate sales.   Join our Chamber CEO Danicia Quinlan in conversation with our expert panel: Emma Watton - Director of Strategy, Block Branding Andrew Moore - Director of Swings & Roundabouts Wines & Industry Consultant Monika Vargova - Technical supervisor, Fremantle Octopus Our experienced professionals can help YOU grow your business, and will offer tips and advice on: How to convert your IDEA into a product you SELL and the distribution channels available How to wholesale your goods and the benefits of doing so The range of marketing options available and how to choose the RIGHT for your business How to convert 'browsers' to 'customers' and simple techniques you can use to get them 'across the line' Taking the leap from local supplier to exporting overseas Learn from our experts' fascinating success stories!
54:51
October 3, 2019
Episode 5 - 'Experience' - Is it a Buzz word?
This Set the Month in Motion Q&A podcast, in partnership with the City of Fremantle, examines 'Experience' - Is it a Buzz word? Join Chamber CEO Danicia Quinlan in conversation with our esteemed panel experts: Al Taylor, CEO Triple 1 Three Pty Ltd (Otherside Brewhouse and venues Otherside Brewing and Freo.Social).  He is also the President of West Australian Music (WAM) and former Group MD / Chairman of 303 MullenLowe Kate Hulett, owner of Kate+Abel & Director of Spacemarket.  Her dynamic portfolio of work includes MANY 2.0, Kings Square Redevelopment & the Fremantle Biennale Rikki Clarke, Director of Creative Spaces.  Innovative projects include 'On Cloud 9' at the Claremont Quarter, Subiaco Oval History Project & the Bell Tower Retail Design We learned that ‘experiences’ have to be authentic and built on understanding and empathy for our customers.  It starts from the visuals on social media, to hiring the right staff who truly understand what our customers want and what the business really is, to recognising at the end of the day we all want experiences that connect us on a ‘human’ level. If you own a hospitality venue or 'bricks and mortar' retail store and want to learn how to make your business stand out from the crowd, this podcast is for you! Learn more about the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce and the benefits of becoming a Chamber member here. 
55:04
September 10, 2019
Episode 4 - Cyber Security - Protecting YOUR Business
This Set the Month in Motion Q&A podcast, in partnership with the City of Fremantle, examines 'Cyber Security'.  Our esteemed panel experts include: Dan Hutchens (RSM) Head of Risk Consulting, Riaan Bronkhorst (RSM) Head of Security & Privacy Services, Steve Simpson (ES2) aka the 'Godfather of Cyber Security', and   Alice White (BankWest) Manager of Cyber Security.  Grab a coffee, sit back and enjoy!
56:18
August 12, 2019
Episode 3 - Leasing in a Challenging Market
 As part of the City of Fremantle's Business Capacity Building program, the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Fremantle, invite you to a series of learning conversations with Western Australia’s leading business experts. This live podcast recording is designed to build a platform for Fremantle businesses to get immediate access to relevant, timely and important conversations. This month we're exploring ‘Leasing in a Challenging Market’ and we’re joined by Nick Gvozdin from Frichot & Frichot, a commercial lawyer Kym Thomason from NTY Commercial, a Property Manager representing landlords & tenants across Perth Craig White of FPS Commercial Property, a Property Manager with a Fremantle portfolio August's Q&A forums investigates cyber security, and how to protect YOUR business.  Register here: http://bit.ly/2XVJS8H   
52:24
July 12, 2019
Episode 2 - Activating your Space for Return
As part of the City of Fremantle's Business Capacity Building program, the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Fremantle, invite you to a series of learning conversations with Western Australia’s leading business experts. This live podcast recording is designed to build a platform for Fremantle businesses to get immediate access to relevant, timely and important conversations. This month we're exploring how to activate retail or hospitality space for maximum return and we're excited to be joined by: Kristi Dempster from Assembly & Co Kate Hulett from Spacemarket Simone Pirovich from Work.Shop.Dine.
1:11:20
June 18, 2019
Episode 1 - Navigating Tight Cash Flow
As part of the City of Fremantle's Business Capacity Building program, the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Fremantle, invite you to a series of learning conversations with Western Australia’s leading business experts. This live podcast recording is designed to build a platform for Fremantle businesses to get immediate access to relevant, timely and important conversations. This month we're exploring how to navigate tight cash flow and we're joined by RSM Small Business Accountant Tom Huberli CommBank Small Business Expert Luke Jackson Left Bank's Venue Manager Peter Watts.
49:02
May 9, 2019