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Workshops and Seminars

Learn to Design on Canva

Canva is a free, easy-to-master content creator for visual marketing.

To stand out in a visual online marketplace, you must use relevant images and high-quality design—making Canva well-suited to small businesses. You can catch a customer’s attention using a single graphic to market a promotion, tell a story, build brand awareness, or prompt an action.

If you want to set up a Canva account and create your first design, this activity-based workshop is for you! Within this session, our presenter will take you through several activities so you can walk away with tangible outcomes.

In this workshop, you will complete the following activities:

Create a Canva account
Create a branded style guide (including colours, logos, and fonts)
Upload your logo and/or product images
Create a graphic using a Canva template

Date: 21st Oct
Venue : Online Workshop
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Early Bird Booking Code : EBC2H

Sell Products on Facebook

Sell Products on Facebook
Customers spend a lot of time on Facebook. Use the power of social media to drive your audience to buy your products without even leaving the platform. Allow customers to browse, share, and purchase your products.

If you want to start selling your products on the Facebook Shop, this activity-based workshop is for you! Within this session, our presenter will take you through several activities so you can walk away with tangible outcomes.

In this workshop, you will complete the following activities:

Set up a Facebook Shop
Set up a product catalogue in preparation for selling
Set up a simple advertisement to sell a product on Facebook
Bonus: Connect your Facebook Shop to your Instagram account (if relevant)
Important: To set up a Facebook Shop, you must already have a Facebook Business Page set up, and prepare at least one product image, description, price, postage method, and payment provider. This must be done prior to this workshop.

To successfully register for this online workshop, you must fit the eligibility criteria below:

Active ABN
Victorian For-Profit Business
Under 20 employees
Due to limited spots available, only one person may register per ABN

Date: 5th November
Time: 10am- 12.30pm
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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.

Free Business Mentoring

We have engaged the services of several experienced independent business and support advisors to assist Greater Hamilton businesses through this crisis.

Colin Thompson, from the Small Business Mentoring Service can help you to understand and apply for the Economic Support packages offered by government and banks.

To arrange a time to speak with Colin or one of our other trusted advisors, contact Council’s Business Development Officer, Daniel Shaw, via ecodev@sthgrampians.vic.gov.au or 0429 578 216.

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.

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