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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


Starting a business: For new migrants and asylum seekers

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. Get to grips with everything you need to know about Australian business culture and starting a business in Victoria so you can walk away ready-prepared with a clear vision of your next steps to turn your bright idea into a business reality.

$0
Living Learning Pakenham
6B Henry Street
Pakenham 3810

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 thinking about 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

$30
Bendigo Library
Hargreaves Street
Bendigo 3550

Small Business Bus: Albert 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 2019. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$0
Outside Albert Park Library
319 Montague Street
Albert Park 3206

Small Business Bus: Korumburra

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 2019. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
in front of the Art Gallery and old Library
near the corner of Commercial Road (main street) and King Street
Korumburra 3950

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."

$30
iHarvest Coworking Sunshine
Brimbank City Council, 301 Hampshire Road
Sunshine 3023

Small Business Bus: Leongatha

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 2019. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Woolworths car park, outside Council offices
Pern Lane
Leongatha 3953

Small Business Bus: South 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 2019. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$0
Outside the NAB
260 Clarendon Street
South Melbourne 3205

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."

$30
Geelong Council offices
100 Brougham Street
Geelong 3220

Finance fundamentals: How to keep cash flowing

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.

$0
Barkly Square
25 - 39 Barkly Street
Ballarat 3350

Business planning essentials: How to build a road map to success

"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."

$20
iHarvest Coworking Sunshine
Brimbank City Council, 301 Hampshire Road
Sunshine 3023

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."

$30
Brunswick Business Incubator
420 Victoria Street. Brunswick
Brunswick 3056

Marketing your business: How to get it right first time

"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."

$20
Economic Development Unit
5a Hartnett Close
Mulgrave 3170

Small Business Bus: Reservoir

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 2019. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
north side of the road
26 Edwardes Street
Reservoir 3073

Small Business Bus: Inverloch

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 2019. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Inverloch Visitor Information Centre
16 A'Beckett Street
Inverloch 3996

Taking your business online: What you need to know

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.

$20
Port of Sale
Canal Road
Sale 3850

Finance fundamentals: How to keep cash flowing

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

$20
Milpara Community House
21 Shellcot Road
Korumburra 3950

Small Business Bus: Wonthaggi

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 2019. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
End McBride Ave - closest to Watt St
71-73 McBride Avenue
Wongthaggi 3995

Small Business Bus: Preston

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 2019. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
opposite the Excelsier Apartments
60 High Street
Preston 3072

Small Business Bus: Charlton

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 2019. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Charlton Offices
1 High Street
Charlton 3525

Small Business Bus: Sunbury

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 2019. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Sunbury Square Shopping Centre
2/28 Evans St
Sunbury 3429

Small Business Bus: Moonee Ponds

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 2019. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside the NAB
68 Puckle Street
Moonee Ponds 3039

Small Business Bus: St Arnaud

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 2019. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
outside the Town Hall
40 Napier Street
St Arnaud 3478

Effective business networking: Tips to connect with ease

$0
Barkly Square
25 - 39 Barkly Street
Ballarat 3350

Small Business Bus: Wedderburn

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 2019. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Adjacent to 41 High Street
Corner Hill and Kerr Streets
Wedderburn 3518

Small Business Bus: Coburg

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 2019. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$0
In front of Coburg Library
Victoria Street
Coburg 3058

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."

$30
iHarvest Coworking Sunshine
Brimbank City Council, 301 Hampshire Road
Sunshine 3023

Business planning essentials: How to build a road map to success

"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."

$20
Rowville Neighbourhood Learning Centre
40 Fulham Road, Rowville, VIC
Rowville 3178

Small Business Bus: Westmeadows

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 2019. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
in the car park
Cnr Coopers Hill Drive and Fawkner Street
Westmeadows 3049

Small Business Bus: Mount Evelyn

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 2019. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Mount Evelyn Community House
Wray Crescent
Mount Evelyn 3796

Small Business Bus: Ararat

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 2019. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Ararat Town Hall
Cnr Barkly & Vincent Streets
Ararat 3377

Small Business Bus: Beaufort

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 2019. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Beaufort Band Routunda
12-14 Havelock Street
Beaufort 3373

Small Business Bus: Tecoma

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 2019. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
near the bakery
1567 Burwood Highway
Tecoma 3160

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."

$30
BizHub at Realm
179 Maroondah Highway
Ringwood 3134

Small Business Bus: Yarra Junction

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 2019. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
outside Professionals Yarra Valley
2460 Warburton Highway
Yarra Junction 3797

Small Business Bus: Lismore

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 2019. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside the GPO
Hamilton HIghway
Lismore 3324

Small Business Bus: Daylesford

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 2019. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Front of former ANZ Bank Building
52 Vincent Street
Daylesford 3460

Small Business Bus: Ferntree Gully

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 2019. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Mountain Gate Shopping Centre
11a/1880 Ferntree Gully Rd (In front of the Chosen Bean café)
Ferntree Gully 3156

Business planning essentials: How to build a road map to success

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.

$20
Living Learning Pakenham
6B Henry Street
Pakenham 3810

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."

$30
Martin J Hynes Auditorium
5 Market Place
Hamilton 3300

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.

$30
Campaspe Shire Function Room
2 Heygarth Street
Echuca 3564

Finance fundamentals: How to keep cash flowing

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.

$20
Garage 35
4 Gilbert st, Torquay
Torquay 3228

Getting paid in building & construction: Fast track your cash flow

$0
Memorial Hall Supper Room
47 Victoria Street
KERANG 3579

Marketing your business: How to get it right first time

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.

$20
Campaspe Shire Function Room
2 Heygarth Street
Echuca 3564

Commercialising your new idea

Everything you need to know to take your innovation or idea from drawing board to market launch. Get help to assess 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 held over two sessions: - Thursday 12 March 2020, 9am - 12pm - Thursday 26 March 2020, 9am - 11.30am

$75
Eastern Innovation Business Centre
5a Hartnett Close
Mulgrave 3170

Taking your business online: What you need to know

"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."

$20
Ballarat Business Centre
15 Dawson Street South
Ballarat 3350

Marketing your business: How to get it right first time

"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."

$20
Bendigo Library
251-259 Hargreaves Street
Bendigo 3550

E21910 Finance fundamentals: How to keep cash flowing

"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."

$20
Green Room
45 Mundy Street
Bendigo 3550

Business planning essentials: How to build a road map to success

"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."

$20
Ballarat Business Centre
15 Dawson Street South
Ballarat City 3350

Business planning essentials: How to build a road map to success

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.

$20
Garage 35
4 Gilbert st, Torquay
Torquay 3228

Commercialising Your New Idea workshop

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 held over two session times: - Wednesday 29 April 2020, 9.30am - 12.30pm - Thursday 14 May 2020, 9.30am - 12pm Participants are entitled to two free one-on-one mentoring sessions with an experienced commercialisation business mentor

$75
Knox City Council
511 Burwood Highway
Wantirna South 3152

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 thinking about 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.

$30
The Mill
129 Langtree Avenue
Mildura 3500

Marketing your business: How to get it right first time

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

$20
Garage 35
4 Gilbert st, Torquay
Torquay 3228

Taking your business online: What you need to know

"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."

$20
Moonee Valley Civic Centre
Kellaway Avenue
Moonee Ponds 3039
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