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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.
The first session for 2019 is:

Starting Your Business - How to turn an idea into a business

Prepare to get your bright idea off the ground, step by step, at this essential planning workshop packed with vital start up tips, tools and expert guidance that will prepare you to give your business the best chance of success.
Come to grips with everything you need to know before you get started and walk away prepared with a clear vision of the next steps needed to turn your idea into business reality. This workshop is also a great opportunity for existing businesses to refresh their vision and plans for their business.

Host: Southern Grampians Shire Council
When: Thursday 21 February 2019
Time: 5.30pm-9.00pm
Where: Martin J Hynes Auditorium
5 Market Place Hamilton.

Cost: $30 per person

Booking: Call Sharon on 5573 0202.


Places are limited so please make sure you book these events in advance.

Workshop Date/Time Venue Short Description
Starting Your Business Thursday 21 February, 2019 5.30pm - 9.00pm Martin J Hynes Auditorium, 5 Market Place Hamilton. Come to grips with everything you need to know before you get started and walk away prepared with a clear vision of your next steps needed to turn your idea into business reality.
Business Planning Essentials Tuesday 26 March, 2019 6.00pm - 8.00pm Martin J Hynes Auditorium, 5 Market Place Hamilton. Learn how to map out a plan that will show where your business is right now, where you’d like it to be in the future and, most importantly, help you develop a clear vision of the next steps and strategies that will take you there.
Small Business Bus Monday 1 April, 2019 10.00am - 3.00pm Outside Hamilton Visitor Information Centre Book a FREE session with a Small Business Mentor and pick up a range of business information from the mobile business bus.
Small Business Bus Tuesday 2 April, 2019 10.00am - 3.00pm Parking Bays, 131 Gray Street Hamilton Book a FREE session with a Small Business Mentor and pick up a range of business information from the mobile business bus.
Small Business Bus Wednesday 3 April, 2019 10.00am - 3.00pm 89 Whyte Street Coleraine opposite IGA Book a FREE session with a Small Business Mentor and pick up a range of business information from the mobile business bus.
Marketing Your Business Thursday 20 June, 2019 6.00pm - 8.00pm Martin J Hynes Auditorium, 5 Market Place Hamilton Find out why a website and Facebook page is just not going to cut it at this back to basics workshop that will show you how to develop a marketing action plan to keep your effort and resources focussed in the right area.

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.

Small Business Clinics


Southern Grampians Shire has partnered with Small Business Mentoring Service (SBMS) to provide free access to business mentoring sessions.

These free 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 45 minutes each and are FREE.

The sessions occur on the third Thursday of the month and are held at Martin J Hynes Auditorium.

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.

The Greater Hamilton Brand Guidelines assist those that wish to support the regional brand.

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

Contact
Economic Development and Tourism Department
1 Market Place
Hamilton Vic 3300
Phone (03) 5573 0444
Email council@sthgrampians.vic.gov.au

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