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Digital Innovation Festival

Showcasing and connecting digital innovators

Digital Innovation Festival

Join in and celebrate the ‘Victorian Difference’ that drives industry, entrepreneurs and students to not only be different but make a difference through digital technology. The Festival runs for 12 days across Victoria from 24 August to 7 September.
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Events


Small Business Bus: Melbourne

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Melbourne 3000

Small Business Bus: Rosebud

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Rosebud 3939

Small Business Bus: Carnegie

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Carnegie 3163

Small Business Bus: Broadford

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Broadford 3658

Small Business Bus: Thornbury,

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Northcote 3070

Small Business Bus: Castlemaine

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Castlemaine 3450

Small Business Bus: Fairfield

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Fairfield 3078

Small Business Bus: Maldon

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Maldon 3463

Small Business Bus: Murtoa

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Murtoa 3390

Small Business Bus: Bundoora

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Bundoora 3083

Building resilience: How to prepare for business challenges

Every business faces exposure to risk – be it natural, such as bushfires or floods, or man-made or illness, such as the current COVID-19 crisis. Without a plan to activate, your ability to shield your business from the fallout is already on the back foot. This three-and-a-half-hour workshop will show you how to put in place a practical plan to follow in the event of a threat to your business and hints to get you through the current situation. As a response to COVID-19 this workshop will not be delivered face to face but rather by Zoom online delivery. This workshop is also free of charge. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian businesses.

$0
Zoom
Zoom
Zoom 3150

Starting your business: How to turn an idea into a business

Please note that as a response to COVID-19 this workshop will not be delivered face to face but rather by Zoom online delivery. It is also free of charge. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions. 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. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian businesses.

$0
Via Zoom conferencing
Online

Taking your business online: What you need to know

As a response to COVID-19 this workshop will not be delivered face to face but rather by Zoom online delivery. It is also free of charge. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions.’ Get yourself ready to launch your business online at this essential digital workshop that goes right back to basics to build a complete picture of the opportunities ahead. Learn how to make informed choices about websites and social media, get across search engines and online advertising, size up the benefits each offers your business and know where to access the right tools to begin. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian businesses.

$0

Online

Small Business Bus: Dimboola

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Dimboola 3414

Small Business Bus: Mill Park

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Mill Park 3082

Business Planning Essentials: How to build a roadmap to success

As a response to COVID-19 this workshop will not be delivered face to face but rather by Zoom online delivery. It is also free of charge. Put your business on the path to long-term success at this essential workshop that will take you, step by step, through the vital process of building a business plan to drive your business forward. Learn how to map out a plan that will show where your business is at right now, where you’d like to be in future and, most importantly, help you develop a clear vision of the next steps and strategies that will take you there. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian businesses.

$0
Zoom Delivery


Starting your business: How to turn an idea into a business

As a response to COVID-19 this workshop will not be delivered face to face but rather by Zoom online delivery. It is also free of charge. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions. 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. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian businesses.

$0
Delivery via Zoom
https://www.mpbusiness.com.au/
Online Online

Starting your business: How to turn an idea into a business

Please note that as a response to COVID-19 this workshop will not be delivered face to face but rather by Zoom online delivery. It is also free of charge. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions. 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. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian businesses.

$0
On line delivery


Small Business Bus: Fitzroy North

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Fitzroy North 3068

Small Business Bus: Warracknabeal

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Warracknabeal 3393

Taking your business online: What you need to know

As a response to COVID-19 this workshop will not be delivered face to face but rather by Zoom online delivery. It is also free of charge. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions.’ Get yourself ready to launch your business online at this essential digital workshop that goes right back to basics to build a complete picture of the opportunities ahead. Learn how to make informed choices about websites and social media, get across search engines and online advertising, size up the benefits each offers your business and know where to access the right tools to begin. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian businesses.

$0
Webinar
Webinar
Moonee Valley 3039

Starting your business: How to turn an idea into a business

Please note that as a response to COVID-19 this workshop will not be delivered face to face but rather by Zoom online delivery. It is also free of charge. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions. 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. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian businesses.

$0
Ballarat Business Centre
15 Dawson Street South
Ballarat City 3350

Taking your business online: What you need to know

As a response to COVID-19 this workshop will not be delivered face to face but rather by Zoom online delivery. It is also free of charge. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions.’ Get yourself ready to launch your business online at this essential digital workshop that goes right back to basics to build a complete picture of the opportunities ahead. Learn how to make informed choices about websites and social media, get across search engines and online advertising, size up the benefits each offers your business and know where to access the right tools to begin. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian businesses.

$0



Small Business Bus: Horsham

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Horsham 3400

Small Business Bus: Hampton

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Hampton 3188

Selling or succession planning? How to exit successfully

As a response to COVID-19 this workshop will not be delivered face to face but rather by Zoom online delivery. It is also free of charge. It takes just as much planning to exit your business as it did to get started. You owe it to yourself – and all your hard work – to make sure this last big decision is a success. Whether you’re selling or setting up for succession, find out how to get yourself prepared for your next steps at this essential workshop that will put you in control of how, and when, you move on. As a response to COVID-19 this workshop will not be delivered face to face but rather by Zoom online delivery. It is also free of charge.

$0



Small Business Bus: Burwood East

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Burwood East 3151

Small Business Bus: St Albans

PLEASE NOTE: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions the bus will not physically visit this location. Your mentor will contact this session with you remotely, via phone or internet. The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

St Albans 3021

Commercialising your new idea workshop: Strategies to get to market

As a response to COVID-19 this workshop will not be delivered face to face but rather by Zoom online delivery. It is also free of charge. Everything you need to know to take your innovative idea from drawing board to market launch. Get help to assess the feasibility, decide its business potential and develop a clear commercialisation strategy over two inspiring workshops led by an experienced innovation and commercialisation expert. This workshop is conducted over two sessions: - Tuesday 27 July, 6pm - 9.00pm - Monday 3 August, 6pm - 8.30pm It also includes a free mentoring session with an experienced commercialisation expert, also conducted online. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian businesses.

$0
The Thrive Network
Online
South Melbourne 3205

Marketing your business: How to get it right first time

As a response to COVID-19 this workshop will not be delivered face to face but rather by Zoom online delivery. It is also free of charge. An effective marketing strategy should boost your brand, capture customers, keep them coming back, and ultimately save you time and money. Find out why just a website and a Facebook page is 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 focused in the right areas. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian businesses.

$0
via Zoom
via Zoom
Ringwood 3134

Small Business Bus: Broadmeadows

PLEASE NOTE: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions the bus will not physically visit this location. Your mentor will contact this session with you remotely, via phone or internet. The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Broadmeadows 3047

Small Business Bus: Nagambie

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Nagambie 3608

Finance fundamentals: How to keep cash flowing

As a response to COVID-19 this workshop will not be delivered face to face but rather by Zoom online delivery. It is also free of charge. Cash flow is the life blood of every small business. Not enough cash flow and things start to go wrong. Without it, no business can survive. If you’re spending more time juggling cash than running your business, making a profit but still struggling to pay the bills, then this essential small business workshop will ensure you’re never caught short again. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian businesses.

$0
Online (via Zoom)
Online (via Zoom)
Online (via Zoom) Online (via Zoom)

Starting a business: For new migrants and asylum seekers

As a response to COVID-19 this workshop will not be delivered face to face but rather by Zoom online delivery. It is also free of charge. Some of the state’s biggest business success stories were started by people newly arrived to Victoria from all over the world. If you are an asylum seeker, refugee or migrant with a business idea, this essential planning workshop will prepare you for the best chance of business success. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian businesses.

$0
Zoom Delivery


Small Business Bus: Violet Town

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Violet Town 3669

Small Business Bus: Footscray

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Footscray 3011

Marketing your business: How to get it right first time

As a response to COVID-19 this workshop will not be delivered face to face but rather by Zoom online delivery. It is also free of charge. An effective marketing strategy should boost your brand, capture customers, keep them coming back, and ultimately save you time and money. Find out why just a website and a Facebook page is 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 focused in the right areas. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian businesses.

$0
Zoom Delivery
Zoom Delivery
Zoom Delivery Zoom Delivery

Small Business Bus: Marysville

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Marysville 3779

Small Business Bus: Keilor

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Keilor 3036

Business Planning Essentials: How to build a roadmap to success

As a response to COVID-19 this workshop will not be delivered face to face but rather by Zoom online delivery. It is also free of charge. Put your business on the path to long-term success at this essential workshop that will take you, step by step, through the vital process of building a business plan to drive your business forward. Learn how to map out a plan that will show where your business is at right now, where you’d like to be in future and, most importantly, help you develop a clear vision of the next steps and strategies that will take you there. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian businesses.

$0
online


Selling or succession planning? How to exit successfully

As a response to COVID-19 this workshop will not be delivered face to face but rather by Zoom online delivery. It is also free of charge. It takes just as much planning to exit your business as it did to get started. You owe it to yourself – and all your hard work – to make sure this last big decision is a success. Whether you’re selling or setting up for succession, find out how to get yourself prepared for your next steps at this essential workshop that will put you in control of how, and when, you move on. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian businesses.

$0



Small Business Bus: Kensington

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Kensington 3031

Small Business Bus: Seddon 

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Seddon 3011

Small Business Bus: Ballan

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Ballan 3342

Small Business Bus: Colac

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Colac 3250

Small Business Bus: Hamilton

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Hamilton 3300

Small Business Bus: Point Lonsdale

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Point Lonsdale 3225

Small Business Bus: Belmont

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Belmont 3216

Small Business Bus: Ballarat

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Ballarat 3350

Small Business Bus: North Melbourne

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Queensberry Street, near the corner of Errol Street
551 Queensberry Street
North Melbourne 3051

Small Business Bus: Carlton

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Carlton 3053

Small Business Bus: Traralgon

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Traralgon 3844

Small Business Bus: Echuca

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Echuca 3564

Small Business Bus: Kyabram

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Kyabram 3620

Small Business Bus: Erica

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. The Small Business Bus is visiting all regions of Victoria in 2020. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Bookings on this day will be conducted by phone/internet

Erica 3825

Winning government business: What you need to know

"Whether the idea of tendering for government business has you scratching your head about where to start, or sends you screaming in a tangle of red tape, think again. The Australian government sector spends billions annually procuring products and services. If you’re not putting your business forward as a potential supplier, you’re missing out. This workshop will show you, step by step, how to maximise your chances of success."

$20
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
2 Clarendon Street
South Wharf 3006
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