Moxxie Training Academy

Business Training in Canberra

Moxxie Training Academy is a training hub for business in Canberra and beyond. The Academy provides business owners and their staff with access to business training across the breadth of business management subjects—from business structures, planning and financial management, to marketing and communications, and staff development.

The Academy delivers small business owners and their staff with face-to-face and online training programs that are designed to give participants real skills and real confidence, with personal and professional training and follow-up to be a vital part of ensuring participants get the most out of every training program.

Watch the Founder and Principal Facilitator, Melinda Varley, introduce the Moxxie Training Academy at the Launch in Canberra on 9 November 2017.


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Check out the range of workshops you can register for today!


Strength in Numbers: Managing Your Business Money

16 February 2017

Knowing your business numbers is a powerful skill in business. Too often, business owners take their eyes off their finances, simply hoping for the best. We’ll take the fear out of the numbers games and make you draw strength from knowing your financial statements, reports and worksheets.

Facilitator: Melinda Varley, Moxxie Business Services

DIY Bookkeeping: Bookkeeping Made Easy

22 November 2017

1 March 2018

24 April 2018

Bookkeeping can be complex, but with the right training, you can equip yourself to do your books without losing a weekend every month to keep them up-to-date. Our DIY bookkeeping course is developed by leading bookkeepers with experience in small business. They know what you need to manage your own bookkeeping or to understand what your bookkeeper is doing.

Facilitator: Melinda Varley, Moxxie Business Services


Better Business Systems: Systemise Your Business

5 February 2018

27 March 2018

Do you find you spend way to much time on business administration? Not really sure what sorts of systems would work? This one day workshop will provide you with some key systems to support your business including customer management, financial and marketing.

Facilitator: Melinda Varley, Moxxie Business Services

DARE Annual Business Planning Session

6 December 2017

22 June 2018

Dare to dream with our DARE Business Planning workshop. This annual program helps you set your direction, take action, reflect in real-time and engage with the business of your dreams! You will develop your business Blueprint for the next 12 months (calendar year or financial year) with key milestones and accountability to equip you for success and follow through on your business goals.

Facilitator: Melinda Varley, Moxxie Business Services

DARE Business Planning: Quarterly Review and Reset

8 December 2017

22 March 2018

12 June 2018

Dare to dream with our regular DARE business quarterly review and reset. This quarterly workshop helps you set your direction, take action, reflect in real-time and engage within actions for the next 3 months!

Let us help you with some time out from your business every quarter to strategically position your business. This is time and money well spent on your business.

Facilitator: Melinda Varley, Moxxie Business Services

Business Basics: Establish Your Business

 8 March 2018

1 May 2018

Are you new to business or looking to set up a new business? Get to know your business structures, registrations and licenses, ideal customers, marketing and tax basics with this one day workshop, developed by experts and delivered to nurture you towards business success.

Facilitator: Melinda Varley, Moxxie Business Services


Communication Strategy Setting: Building Business Awareness

30 November 2017

27 April 2018

What is your business communications strategy? This small and focused workshop is a facilitated session that helps business owners identify their objectives, audience, key messages and develop a communication strategy – leading to business growth through awareness.

Facilitator: Sheena Ireland

Social Media Marketing: Engage With Your Audience

2 February 2018

24 May 2018

In this workshop you will learn how to link your social media marketing to your business objectives to gain more thank simply likes and follows. Learn how to engage with your audience and deliver business results through social media marketing covering Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Facilitator: Sheena Ireland

e-Newsletters: Create and Curate

16 February 2018

20 June 2018

In this workshop you will learn the pros and cons of email newsletters, as well as how to assess your content and frequency needs. You will also gain tips in curating content, creating templates and systems to use to schedule and send.

Facilitator: Sheena Ireland

Building Your Profile and Pitching to Media

27 March 2018

Want to be a known expert in your area? Want media attention from magazines to newspapers, radio and television for your business and your profile? This workshop will give you key information, tools and tips to help you raise your profile, cement yourself as an expert and communicate with influence. This full day workshop will also help you understand how to get your products and services in front of journalists and into the media.

Facilitator: Sheena Ireland

Social Media Marketing with SmartPhone Imagery

4 December 2017

30 January 2018

19 March 2018

Join two of Canberra’s experts in their fields, Sheena Ireland from Specialists in Communications and Kylee Sharples from Wilomark Imagery, at this fantastic small business marketing workshop. You will focus on creating a social media strategy for your business with helpful tips for creating content and an imagery bank as well as reusing content. There will be lots of tools and tips for planning and scheduling content for your social media marketing.You will also get hands-on with styling for images using your smartphone, ensuring you are on brand and consistent. Lots of tips on taking a really good photograph with your smartphone that will fit with your social media marketing content and branding.

Facilitators: Sheena Ireland, Specialists in Communications and Kylee Sharples, Wilomark Imagery

Business Photography for Beginners

12 December 2017

18 May 2018

This workshop will cover everything from the very basics (how to set up your camera) to composition and the technical skills you need to take your business photography to the next level. The skills you will learn will help you to perfect your image taking abilities, ensuring better product photography.

This workshop is hands-on. You will spend the morning navigating your way around your camera and the afternoon out in the field (or the studio) practising what you have learnt. Numbers are limited to 6 people, allowing our specialist, award winning photographer, Kylee Sharples, to spend more time with you. You will need to bring your own camera.

Facilitator: Kylee Sharples, Wilomark Imagery


Law 201: Legal Health Check for your Business

20 April 2018

We regularly check our personal medical health but why not assess the health of your business? Too often businesses and individuals only seek legal advice when something goes wrong, this Legal Health Check will assist you to evaluate your position to ensure things continue to run smoothly.

Neglecting to address the fundamentals from the outset can lead to unnecessary and costly consequences. It is not too late however to investigate the areas of concern. Our Legal Health Check informs you of areas of risk exposure that may require further investigation. Together we will examine key elements such as business structure, asset protection, privacy law, shareholder agreements, contractor and supplier arrangements, intellectual property, leasing, licencing and much more.

Facilitator: Anne Fernando, Synapse Legal

Law 101 – Business Start-Up Basics

2 February 2018

Entertaining establishing a business but not sure of how to go about it? Or looking to purchase an existing business and want to ensure you are exposed to as little risk as possible? – Our Business Start-Up Basics seminar will equip you with the solid foundation you need.

During this workshop we will discuss the A – Z of business start-ups. Our discussions will take us from business structures and asset protection to registering business names and intellectual property, to knowing what to negotiate in a commercial lease.

Safeguard yourself and your business by understanding the key legal elements of a new business. Learn the legal necessities required to ensure compliance and peace of mind when embarking on your new venture. This seminar is ideal for someone turning a hobby into a business or about to transition from employee to business owner.

Facilitator: Anne Fernando, Synapse Legal

Law 101: Corporate Governance – Taking the legalese out of company compliance

11 May 2018

What books and records should my company keep?

Do I need to document minutes of meetings if I am a sole director and shareholder?

What do I need to lodge with ASIC?

Are my company details up to date?

Ensuring your business is making money is time consuming and stress laden enough, without the fear of the company compliance unknown.  Our Law 101 – Corporate Governance will equip you with the expertise and know-how of the regulatory compliance companies are required to abide by.

Together we will map out the requirements, time frames, tips and tricks of staying on top and being aware of it all.

Sign up to address the elephant in the room and end the financial year worry free.

Facilitator: Anne Fernando, Synapse Legal