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Small Business Bus

Free business advice from an experienced mentor

Small Business Bus 2015

Operated by Small Business Victoria, the Small Business Bus visits Melbourne and regional Victoria as a 'travelling office on wheels'. It offers friendly, professional assistance from an information officer and specialist advice from an experienced business mentor from the Small Business Mentoring Service. Find more details about eligibility criteria and how a mentor can help you on the Small Business Bus program page.

Events


E20137 - 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.

$
ASRC Innovation Hub
214-218 Nicholson Street
Footscray 3011

E19953 - Creating effective digital content: What works and why

In the digital world, content is king! Make sure yours is working for your business, your brand and speaking to the customers you want to reach. Find out how to ensure the way you communicate with your customers online, whether by website, blog or social media, is not only compelling but also aligned to your business goals at this essential small business workshop.

$20
Knox City Council
511 Burwood Highway
Wantirna South 3152

E20065 - Pricing for maximum profit: How to set just-right prices

The prices you charge for products or services are too important to leave to guesswork. Too low and you’ll run headlong into cash flow problems. Too high and your customers will turn away. Find out how to set a price point that’s just right to give your business the best chance to thrive at this essential workshop.

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

E20139 - Facebook for your business: Everything you need to get started

$20
Brunswick Business Incubator
420 Victoria Street
Brunswick 3056

E20085 - Effective record keeping: how to get on top of paperwork

Put an end to paperwork getting the better of you at this essential introduction to good practice record keeping. Learn how to easily manage and quickly access the wide range of changing vital statistics generated by your business, from sales figures and stock records to cash flow, what your spending where, and all-important financial performance.

$20
Aussie Hotel
73 Fryers St
Shepparton 3630

E19900 - 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.

$
Moonee Valley Civic Centre
9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds
Moonee Ponds 3039

E20035 - Facebook for your business: Everything you need to get started

Social media is everywhere! Learn the basics of Facebook marketing success and equip yourself to extract the best of this powerful online marketing tool that few small businesses can afford to ignore.

$20
Civic Offices
25 Ferres Boulevard
South Morang 3752

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 2018. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside the Kangaroo Hotel
89 High Street
Maldon 3463

Small Business Bus: Richmond

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 2018. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
just off Swan Street
Clifton Street
Richmond 3121

E20150 - Facebook for your business: Everything you need to get started

Social media is everywhere! Learn the basics of Facebook marketing success and equip yourself to extract the best of this powerful online marketing tool that few small businesses can afford to ignore.

$20
Frankston City Council-Acacia Room
30 Davey Street
Frankston 3199

E19920 - Commercialising your new idea workshop: Strategies to get to market

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.

$75
The Mill
129 Langtree Avenue
Mildura 3500

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 2018. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside NAB
260 Clarendon Street
South Melbourne 3205

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 2018. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside White Hart Hotel
55 Firebrace Street
Horsham 3400

Small Business Bus: Bentleigh

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 2018. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside Bentleigh Library
161 Jasper Road
Bentleigh 3204

E20138 - 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.

$
ASRC Innovation Hub
214-218 Nicholson Street
Footscray 3011

E19954 - Financing your business: What you need to know about raising capital

Access to the right type of finance is just as important to small business survival as it is to have money in the bank. Learn how to size up the different sources of finance available at this workshop that will guide you through a website of resources put together by the Australian Bankers’ Association and accounting industry group CPA Australia to help you get your application over the line.

$20
Knox City Council
511 Burwood Highway
Wantirna South 3152

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 2018. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Performing Arts Centre forecourt
201 Barkly Street
Ararat 3377

Small Business Bus: Brighton

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 2018. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Outside Bakers Delight
366 Bay Street
Brighton 3186

E20106 - Facebook for your business: Everything you need to get started

Social media is everywhere! Learn the basics of Facebook marketing success and equip yourself to extract the best of this powerful online marketing tool that few small businesses can afford to ignore.

$20
Brimbank Community and Civic Centre
301 Hampshire Road
Sunshine 3020

E20068 - 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
Nillumbik Shire Council Civic Centre
Civic Drive
Greensborough 3088

Small Business Bus: Mentone

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 2018. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Near the corner of Florence Street and Mentone Parade
60 Florence Street
Mentone 3194

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 2018. Book in now for your free one-on-one mentoring session to get your business moving.

$
Flynn Street car park, next to the band rotunda
72 Neill Street
Beaufort 3373

E20593 Business Planning Essentials

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
Mill Park Library
394 Plenty Road
Mill Park 3083

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
Shire of Campaspe
Heygarth Street
Echuca 3564

E19973 Advanced marketing: How to make your strategy work smarter

It’s not enough to stand apart your competition. Successful marketing is also about being ready to respond and take advantage of change. If you’ve already got a marketing strategy in place, find out how how to ramp up your current activities to work smarter at this essential workshop that will ensure you stay one step ahead.

$30
Civic Centre, Council Chambers
Lyttleton and Lloyd Streets
Castlemaine 3450

E20660 Starting a Business: How to turn an idea into a business

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
Civic - Springvale Office, Room: Meeting Rooms 1 and 2
411 Springvale Road, Springvale
Springvale 3171

E20924 Creating effective digital content: What works and why

In the digital world, content is king! Make sure yours is working for your business, your brand and speaking to the customers you want to reach. Find out how to ensure the way you communicate with your customers online, whether by website, blog or social media, is not only compelling but also aligned to your business goals at this essential small business workshop.

$20
Killara Centre
210-212 Manifold Street
Camperdown 3260

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
Baw Baw Shire Council Offices
33 Young Street
Drouin 3818

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
Myrtleford Neighbourhood House
156 Myrtle St
Myrtleford 3737

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
Dandenong Civic Centre
Level, 225 Lonsdale Street
Dandenong 3941

E20927 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
St Kilda Town Hall
99A Carlisle Street
St Kilda 3182

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.

$10
Rowville Neighbourhood Learning Centre
40 Fulham Road
Rowville 3178

E20661 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.

$0
Civic - Springvale Office, Room: Meeting Rooms 1 and 2
411 Springvale Road, Springvale
Springvale 3171

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.

$20
Selby Community House
Minak Road
Selby 3159

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
Mount Beauty Neighbourhood Centre
1 Tennis Court Avenue
Mount Beauty 3699

E19910 Commercialising your new idea workshop: Strategies to get to market

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 is a two day workshop: Wednesday 15 August 2pm to 5.30pm and Thursday 16 August 2pm - 4.30pm

$75
Quest Warrnambool
Liebig St
Warrnambool 3280

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
Greater Shepparton Business Centre
70 New Dookie Road Shepparton
Shepparton 3630

E20538 Effective Business Networking

Learn how to network from the front foot with natural ease rather than hanging back or getting nowhere fast. Pick up practical tips, techniques and expert guidance at this essential two-hour workshop that will ensure you build trust and connections in future networking that will grow your business.

$20
City of Whittlesea Council Offices
25 Ferres Boulevard
South Morang 3752

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
Brimbank Community and Civic Centre
301 Hampshire Road
Sunshine 3020

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
Tongala Community Activities Centre
Managan Street
Tongala 3564

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
Brimbank Community and Civic Centre
301 Hampshire Road
Sunshine 3020

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

If you’re already online and thinking ‘now, what…?’ or not sure where to direct your energy next, this workshop will prepare you to move onwards and upwards through the ever-evolving digital landscape. This workshop is part of the Build your digital skills workshop series. Three workshops for $50. You can book for the whole series or $20/$30 for individual workshops. Find out how to make your online choices work harder, deliver smarter business outcomes and get the most return from your digital dollar at this next-level workshop for anyone who’s already on top of the basics.

$20
Baw Baw Shire Council
33 Young Street
Drouin 3818

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
Alpine Shire Council
2 Churchill Avenue
Bright 3741

E20922 Facebook for your business: Everything you need to get started

Social media is everywhere! Learn the basics of Facebook marketing success and equip yourself to extract the best of this powerful online marketing tool that few small businesses can afford to ignore.

$20
Kyabram Community Learning Centre
Lake Road
Kyabram 3620

E20925 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
Timboon and District Hall
57 Bailey Street
Timboon 3268

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
Belgrave South Community House
Gilmore Court
Belgrave South 3160

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
Civic Centre Dandenong
Level 2, 225 Lonsdale Street
Dandenong 3941
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