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Workshops and Seminars

Run by experts in their field and held throughout the year the Shire facilitated workshops cover a range of topics and provide great information. Some workshops and seminars also offer a free mentoring session to all participants. You can view this year’s workshops at the Workshops and Events Calendar, which you can download here. Places are limited so please make sure you book these events in advance.

Southern Grampians Shire has partnered with SBMS (Small Business Mentoring Service) offering great programs this year.

Small Business Clinics
These mentoring sessions offer businesses an opportunity to gain information for setting up a business and/or provide assistance for established businesses to work through issues they may be dealing with. The sessions are for 45 minutes each and are FREE. The first session is available on Thursday 15 June. Please see the attached program for all further dates and full details on how you can book a session by clicking here.

The Southern Grampians Shire Council and Hamilton Regional Business Association have partnered to bring you an opportunity to learn strategies in the Digital field to help your business.

Presented by Caylie Price, who presented a great workshop last year, there are a series of 4 FREE Digital Workshops covering a range of topics.

These are as follows:

Workshop Date | Time Venue Short Description
Advanced Facebook Marketing Strategies for Business Thursday 14 September, 9.30am-3.00pm Martin Hynes Auditorium, 5 Market Place, Hamilton There are 1.94 billion monthly users on Facebook. Learn how to generate leads, use Facebook groups to build consistent cash flow and more...
Drive Sales with TripAdvisor Thursday 14 September, 7.00pm-8.00pm Martin Hynes Auditorium, 5 Market Place, Hamilton Why use TripAdvisor? Over 453 million reviews on the website, 73% of travellers cite TripAdvisor as influencing their travel plans and its a FREE marketing tool for your business
Email Marketing for Income Friday 15 September, 9.30am-12.30pm Martin Hynes Auditorium, 5 Market Place, Hamilton For every $1 invested in email marketing, the average return is $43. While 7 out of 10 people prefer businesses to communicate with them via email compared with any other means
Simple SEO for Business Friday 15 September, 2.00pm-3.00pm Blue Malt Restaurant, 106 Gray Street, Hamilton Ten free on-and-off website search engine optimisation techniques to get you higher in Google search results and more traffic through your website

RESERVE YOUR FREE SPOT NOW before Friday 8 September 2017 by contacting:

Peter Johnson
Business Development Officer
Southern Grampians Shire Council
Phone 5573 0240

Business Victoria

Business Victoria, which is a State Government initiative, is a useful resource providing businesses with support and advice on marketing, sales and online, hiring and managing staff and exporting. Business Victoria also offers useful advice on starting and setting up a business including this checklist.

Greater Hamilton Brand

A new brand positioning was recently created for the Hamilton region. The ‘Greater’ positioning is the cornerstone of the ‘live, work, invest’ destination brand. It is used to help define the geographic destination, the lifestyle promise, the natural assets and the myriad of business, education, employment and service opportunities.

The word ‘Greater’ also enables the brand to encompass the eight satellite towns and the other features of the region.

The ‘One place. Many possibilities’ brand essence expresses the multi-dimensional emotional and rational benefits of living, working and investing in the region. It is about choice, freedom, lifestyle and optimism.

The new brand essence also acts as a tagline – giving expression to the possibilities that Greater Hamilton offers to those wishing to live, work, learn and invest in the region.

Below is a link to the Greater Hamilton Brand Guidelines and graphic files for the logo to assist those that wish to support the regional brand.

For any further information please contact the Economic Development and Tourism Department.

Economic Development and Tourism Department
1 Market Place
Hamilton Vic 3300
Phone (03) 5573 0444

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