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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.

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 Tuesday 25 February, 2020 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.
Engage Real Followers on Instagram Tuesday 10 March, 2020 5.30pm - 9pm. Martin J Hynes Auditorium, 5 Market Place Hamilton
Small Business Bus Monday 27 April, 2020 Front of National Bank
Marketing Your Business Thursday 30 April, 2020 5.30pm - 9.00pm 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.

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

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