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Small Business Workshops

Mount Alexander Shire Council has partnered with Business Victoria again in 2023 to deliver three FREE workshops to help our local businesses.
Check out upcoming workshops below:

Social media and content marketing
When: Wednesday 13 March from 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Where: Face-to-face, on site at council offices, 27 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine
Cost: Free
Book here!

This workshop is designed to give small businesses the tools, strategies, and knowledge on how to grow their business online.

The topics covered include:
- Investigating the different ways your business can sell online
- Automating business processes to increase efficiencies
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
- Systems Mechanisms of online marketing
- Digital disruption and the impact to your business

Starting your small business
When: Wednesday 12 April from 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Where: Face-to-face, on site at council offices, 27 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine
Cost: Free
Book here!

This workshop is designed to help potential small business owners learn about the essentials of starting a small business.

The topics covered include:
- Understand the key success factors involved in starting your business
- Understand the key components of a good business plan
- Create business and action plans that will give you the steps you need to work towards starting your business
- Understand where to go for additional resources

Generating cashflow
When: Wednesday 17 May from 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Where: Face-to-face, on site at council offices, 27 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine
Cost: Free
Book here!

This workshop is designed to help identify the key cash flow drivers in business and provide ways of improving operational activities that will immediately improve cash flow.

The topics covered include:
- Profit versus cash
- Cash conversion cycle
- Suppliers and cash flow
- Improving your customer collections
- Marketing and cash flow
- How to prepare a cash flow forecast

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Small Business Bus

The Small Business Bus will be back in Castlemaine and Maldon in 2023, check out details below:

Maldon
Date: Monday, 6 March 2023
Location: Outside the Kangaroo Hotel, 89 High Street, Maldon

Castlemaine
Date: Thursday, 16 March 2023
Location: Outside the Market Building, 44 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine

The Small Business Bus provides 1:1 support with business advice from Monarch Institute, and financial hardship coaching from the Rural Financial Counselling Service. These confidential sessions are 45mins and free of charge, however bookings are essential.
Book here!

Walk-ins are also welcome for our Bus Concierge service. This service provides general information about Business Victoria as well as the Planning and Starting Your Business pack.

Sign up to the Business Link newsletter to keep up-to-date with bus visits, as well as getting all other business news.

Check out the Business Victoria website for more great resources to help you and your business.

Melbourne Innovation Centre Workshops

The Melbourne Innovation Centre free, online workshops will commence again in November.

The Digital Solutions Program has also been extended. Businesses have until 31 March, 2023 to join the program with access to the program's workshops, education portal and mentoring available until 31 May, 2023. Click here to join and discover all of the resources available to you.

Visit the Melbourne Innovation Centre website for more information and resources.

Disability Confidence Training

This online training session aims to build the capacity, to support and promote the inclusion of people with disability within your workforce will ensure that you can attract and retain from the entire talent pool and build a workforce that is representative of the broader community.

By the completion of the session, participants will:
- Understand the importance of disability confidence for individuals and the whole organisation
- Have greater awareness of what disability is in the Australian society
- Be confident in using the right language and doing the right things
- Awareness of workplace adjustments and sharing disability information
- Understand the value of inclusive behaviours and etiquette, for example interacting with assistance animals, workplace adjustment examples

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023, 1pm – 2pm
Lunch and learn session – bring your lunch along to the online session

Fill in this form and email to vlm@bgovolunteers.org.au

For more info visit www.bgovolunteers.org.au

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