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Claire Maradani and Dante St James being presented with the Business of the Year Award by Hon Lauren Moss at the NT Digital Excellence Awards on November 15th.

December Update

December Update

Claire Maradani and Dante St James being presented with the Business of the Year Award by Hon Lauren Moss at the NT Digital Excellence Awards on November 15th.

Our run into Christmas this year has been an exciting one, the photo above is of Dante St James and myself receiving the award for Treeti Business Consulting - Business of the Year NT Digital Awards ICTNT ICT.  Completely unexpected and humbling experience, it was an honour to be nominated and a real credit to the team for their innovation, hard work and dedication in the digital space in 2019.
The team has been on the road this past month, Lucy and I visited our clients in Alice Springs and delivered some Christmas Cheer and Director Meetings, Dante was in Bali scoping Digital workshop delivery for 2020 and Mark travelled to Sydney for the National Austrade Tradestart Conference, all trips being hailed successful.
This festive season we were kindly invited to stakeholder and client parties.  Thanks to the teams from AFLNT for hosting the Chamber of Commerce Business at Sunset, BPW, Tourism Top End, DFAT and Austrade, Agentur, Study NT, ISACNT & ICN NT and Wigg Plumbing for fabulous Christmas and End of Year celebrations.
And of course, the Treeti Christmas party for Staff, Clients and Stakeholders was a great evening.  This year we decided a Harbour Cruise would be a good idea, so last Friday night we met at Lola’s for pre cruise drinks and then sailed out to the harbour (narrowly missing a big summer storm) about 35 of us ate, drank and were merry - lots of fun was had by all.
Rounding out this decade, we can look back over 2019 and say it was a year of movement in the right direction for the business community and the economy after uncertain times of 2017 and 2018.  From all of us at Treeti Business Consulting thank you for your ongoing support and we look forward to a bright start and powerful year of business in 2020.

ASBAS - Australian Small Business Advisory Services

ASBAS Cyber Security

November was a big month of follow-up for our ASBAS Digital Solutions program. With so many new businesses meeting our program for the first time during October Business Month, it was time to spend some one-on-one time with our many new clients.

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Entrepreneur of the Month

Rachel Jakobi - Entrepreneur of the Month

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EFS Event of the Month

Breathe life into your business ideas at the Entrepreneurship Ideation day.

Come and brain dump, workshop and get the support you need to take your idea and vision into business reality.

Free to participate.

Treeti Business Consulting are proud to deliver this workshop as part of our role as Entrepreneurship Facilitators.

Breathe life into your business ideas at the Entrepreneurship Ideation day.

Client of the Month

Darwin Chinese  Tour Client of the Month
Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Awards

New Asia Pacific Travel, better known as Uluru Chinese tour and Darwin Chinese  Tour have been working with TREETI for many years. Much of the work that we have done together has been around building capacity for the business to increase the number of Chinese visitors to the Northern Territory from both domestic and international markets.

 Owner Steven Wang is really passionate about the NT and is very visionary about developing new products and services to better cater to their markets. Highlights of our projects together include developing the Safari Tent Accommodation in Uluru, Uluru Wedding Photography (that we also launched in market in Hong Kong and Shanghai) and Uluru Astro Tour - the first night time star gazing tour within Uluru -  Kata Tjuta National Park, opening the Darwin based office in 2016 and supporting VIP delegations to the NT.

The business has a team based in Sydney, Darwin and Uluru and employs around 11 people. Treeti has supported NAPT to apply for a number of successful grants and tenders and has written their award winning Brolga submission for the last three years running (2019,2018,2017) with an encouragement award presented for the first one in 2016.

TradeStart News

December Tradestart News
Tradestart News for December

I was lucky enough to be invited along to the NT Farmers delegation to view what is happening in and around Alice Springs and into the central plains near Devils marbles. The trip opened my eyes to the use of underground aqueducts that run through the central plains of Australia. Many of the farmers are looking to expand  into exporting as they can produce at different times of the year compared to local producers. The amazing thing is what can be grown on these properties and the size of the land they can utilise.

Service of the Month

Seek Hiring Advice - Service of the Month

Find out what’s legal and what’s not about staffing over the holiday season

Find out what rights as an employer & an employee of any business here

Out and About

Buy from the Bush social media campaign
Dante St James providing training at Buy from the Bush social media campaign

The successful Buy from the Bush social media campaign where Dante St James was involved in providing training sessions for bush businesses in regional NSW around best utilising Facebook and Instagram to drive sales.

Treeti team celebrating festive season
Treeti team at Alice Springs with valued clients

Celebrating the festive season with our valued clients in Alice Springs

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Treeti team at IVETS delegation and conference in Indonesia

October Update

October Update

Treeti team at IVETS delegation and conference in Indonesia

The team at Treeti started October with a bang hosting the opening event for OBM with the Digital Expo, which was a big success.  This remained the theme for all of OBM with Treeti delivering on over 45 Digital workshops and interactive panel events.
On the 2nd October I travelled to Indonesia with Austrade and Study NT for the IVETS delegation and conference in Lombok and Jakarta.  The conference was well worth our time and the opportunity to network with the delegation was invaluable.  We spent quality time with Hon Selena Uibo, Member for Arnhem and NT organisations such as Top End Training (a division of GTNT), Alana Kay College, Charles Darwin University, Eagle Training Services, Site Skills Group, Department of Education RTO’s and delegation organizers DTBI.  It is very exciting that there has been historic signing and upcoming ratification of Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA).  Similar to a Free Trade Agreement this will open the doors for business leaders to place greater attention on opportunities in Trade and Investment and strengthened relationships between the two countries. Very timely visit to Indonesia to continue to build relationships and networks there for future business opportunities.
As we hurtle towards the end of the year our fabulous Treeti Team has been busy delivering services to NT businesses such as infrastructure for growth with private clients, empowering entrepreneurs through our EFS Program, building strong export foundations with our Austrade partner through Tradestart  and closing the gap between business and the digital revolution for the ASBAS program. 

ASBAS - Australian Small Business Advisory Services

Mark Faulkner explaining the Tradstart program

​Whilst you'd expect our eye to be on the OBM ball this past month, the ASBAS Digital Solutions program has grown once again! We welcome new advisors Nyree Slatter, Melissa Arthus, Aaron McMahon, and Sallianne Thompson to the stable of digital advisors, and are currently in the process of onboarding more new advisors specifically in the field of Cyber-security.
 Speaking of Cyber-security, we are currently working alongside the Australian Industry & Defence Network NT (AIDNNT), Charles Darwin University and the Australian Cyber Security Centre to form a pathway for Territory small to medium enterprises to address their cyber-security vulnerabilities with subsidised assessments and advisory consultations which then provide a road forward towards accreditation for defence subcontracting, working with government contracts and being ready for Cyber Security Insurance compliance. This program is expected to be available from January 2020.
If you would like to find out more about how your business can benefit from the program, head to www.asbasnt-treeti.com.au and check it out. 

october business month 2019

With some 43 events hosted in Darwin, Alice Springs & Katherine in partnership with local businesses, ASBAS Digital Solutions Advisors and big names like Google and Facebook, October Business Month was a huge event for the whole team at Treeti.

Starting out with the NT Digital Expo, which Darwin embraced with an enthusiasm beyond our expectations, this was always going to be a big month. However, the enthusiasm across the Territory never waned and we constantly had to upgrade venues and capacity to accommodate sell-out workshops. Having assisted many other businesses with their events, it was a case of working in territory we knew well.

 From the initial concept for the Expo and OBM program early in 2019 from Dante through to the execution by the whole Treeti team and management, October Business Month was a big success that we plan to replicate in 2020. Watch this space!

october business month 2019 event

Entrepreneur of the Month

Simona Paganetto - Entrepreneur of the Month of October
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Meet Simona Paganetto

Our entrepreneur of the month is Simona from Implasticfree. Simona has been working very hard to get her telescopic reusable straw into the local market and has been participating in the EFS program through workshops, pitching sessions and business marketplace.

Simona is committed to reducing plastic waste in our day to day lives and is doing an amazing job with her venture.

You can buy Simona’s straws online at www.implasticfree.com, at Gift a Go Go, the Darwin Trailer Boat club and local stockists around town.

Client of the Month

RMI security - Client of the Month of October
RMI security - Client of the Month of October

We are very proud to call RMI Security our client of the month.  As the owner, Craig Spencer takes great pride in his reputation as a well-known NT Security company highly regarded for great Customer Service.  Providing professional security services to Mindel Markets, Darwin Festival and other Darwin Major Events. 

Treeti supported RMI to write and subsequently win the tender for Tropical Light Exhibition with Bruce Munroe.  Treeti was then able run a group recruitment campaign to interview and hire over 30 security guards and mobilize them ready for the start of the event. Well done Craig and your right hand woman Danielle Evans on your success in 2019! 

Service of the Month

instagram social media marketing tips

Social Media Tip!
Are you using Instagram stories?  Use this setting to copy them straight across to Facebook stories.  Twice the engagement for half the work!

In Instagram, swipe right to open your stories. Tap the settings cog.  Scroll down and toggle on “Share your Story to Facebook”.

Happy Posting!

Want more help learning about using Insta Stories? Book in an ASBAS 1:1 with Bree, Louanne, Rose or Dante.

TradeStart News

Reaching South – to the Territory” event in Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China
A Local Chinese fresh fruit importer from Shenzhen who is very interested in obtaining fresh fruit from Australia.

A Local Chinese fresh fruit importer from Shenzhen who is very interested in obtaining fresh fruit from Australia.

Reaching South

The NT Government recently hosted the “Reaching South – to the Territory” – event in Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China lead by Chief Minister Michael Gunner, showcasing the Northern Territory to business and industry representatives, presenting a unique opportunity for delegates to connect with key business people and decision makers in the region.

Run in partnership with the Darwin Major Business group with around 50 Territory businesses and Industry Association representatives, the aim of the event was to match Northern Territory businesses with counterparts and potential partners from China including round tables and marketing promotion, with a highlight on agribusiness, tourism, energy and minerals, education and training, tropical health and research, transport freight and logistics.

On the 24th of October I was lucky enough to join in Reaching South in the Chinese city of Shenzhen. I was impressed firstly by the amount of NT companies that had gathered for the initial briefing in the Shangri-La Hotel and also by the interaction between NT companies and their Chinese counter-parts. The finale of the first day was a dinner held by the NT government which was very well attended by all involved and capped off a great day for all. The next couple of days were industry-related events and from my perspective were very well attended and poignant to the companies. These days showed many opportunities for cooperation’s and market expansion. In the end I believe the trip was a huge success and feel that many new opportunities will grow from this time spent in China.

Dante Set to Represent Facebook in Drought Stricken Areas #buyfromthebush

Grace Brennan, founder of #buyfromthebush movement from Warren where Dante St James will be visiting next week in conjunction with Facebook

Grace Brennan, founder of #buyfromthebush movement from Warren where Dante St James will be visiting next week in conjunction with Facebook

Our Head of Digital, Dante St James is traveling with Facebook Australia to the drought-stricken western NSW towns of Warren and Coonamble in the coming week in support of the #buyfromthebush campaign. Started by Warren NSW local, Grace Brennan, the movement has attracted the support of Facebook & Instagram, whose platform has hosted the movement from its beginnings in Warren to the driver of very real and substantial economic activity to these regions that have lost much of their revenue due to the long-term dry conditions.

Dante will be representing Facebook's Community Trainer Network and leading local home-grown businesses through taking their products online, reaching new customers and using a range of free mobile apps in conjunction with Facebook & Instagram.

We're also thrilled to announce that Treeti's association with Facebook Australia, through Dante, has been renewed for 2020. We look forward to bringing more digital marketing insights and upskilling opportunities to our community this coming year.

Jobs Board

Current positions Treeti are recruiting:

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TREGEA LANDSCAPING  OPERATIONS MANAGER – Alice Springs  ARBORIST (Apprentice) – Alice Springs  LANDSCAPER – Alice Springs



ARBORIST (Apprentice) – Alice Springs
LANDSCAPER – Alice Springs

For further information or to submit an application for any of the above roles, please email [email protected]

Coming Up

Treeti still have a number of exciting events rolling out with a a variety of exciting topics including the following: 

northern territory tourism awards

On November 16th, Megan will be representing Treeti at the 2019 Brolga Awards, supporting valued client Uluru Chinese Tours and their contribution to the tourism industry.

northern territory awards for digital excellence

The Treeti team look forward to November 15th when they will be nominated for a Northern Territory Digital Excellence award at the ceremony. 

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