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Workshops and Seminars

Discover the secrets to business growth.
Low cost, practical and held at locations near you in both metro and regional Victoria - Small Business Victoria workshops and seminars are run by experts in their field.

Places are limited so bookings for these events must be made in advance through the Workshops and Events Calendar. The workshops and seminars cover a range of business topics and some offer a free mentoring session to all participants.

Events


Effective business practices: Improve your systems and processes

Consistency keeps customers coming back. Make sure you’ve got the right systems and practices in place to ensure your business delivers consistent products and services first time, every time – from the get go. Learn simple ways to streamline the backend of your business, improve customer service, staff engagement and productivity, step by step, at this essential three and a half-hour workshop that will give your business the best chance to shine.

$0
Dandenong Council Offices
225 Lonsdale St
Dandenong 3175

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.

$0
The Castle, Hemmings Park
Princes Hwy
Dandenong 3175

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
Master Builder
332 Albert Street
East Melbourne 3002

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.

$0
The Castle, Hemmings Park
Princes Hwy
Dandenong 3175

Already online? How to drive your digital marketing further

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. 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.

$30
Master Builders
3 Melbourne Road
Drumcondra 3215

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
Master Builder
3 Melbourne Road
Drumcondra 3215

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
Master Builder
Shop 2, 228-232 High Street
Shepparton 3630

Already online? How to drive your digital marketing further

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. 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.

$30
Master Builder
14 Albert Street
Sebastopol 3550

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
Master Builder
14 Albert Street
Sebastopol 3550

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
Master Builder
1/28 Charleston Road
Bendigo 3550

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."

$0
Zoom Delivery
Via Zoom
Zoom Delivery Via Zoom

Business Planning Essentials: How to build a roadmap to success

As a response to COVID-19 this Business Victoria 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 via ZOOM
n/a
n/a n/a

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."

$0
Zoom Delivery
Via Zoom
Zoom Delivery Via Zoom

Marketing your business: How to get it right first time

As a response to COVID-19 this Business Victoria 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
Online event


Marketing your business: How to get it right first time

As a response to COVID-19 this Business Victoria 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
Online event


Small Business Bus: Gladstone Park (Virtual)

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

Gladstone Park 3043

Small Business Bus: Yarrawonga (Virtual)

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

Yarrawonga 3730

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."

$0
Zoom Delivery
Via Zoom
Zoom Delivery Via Zoom

Business Planning Essentials: How to build a roadmap 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
Zoom Delivery
Via Zoom
Zoom Delivery Via Zoom

Finance fundamentals: How to keep cash flowing

As a response to COVID-19 this Business Victoria 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 Event


Small Business Bus: Cobram (Virtual)

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

Cobram 3644

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
Zoom Delivery
Via Zoom
Zoom Delivery Via Zoom

Small Business Bus: Ivanhoe (Virtual)

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

Ivanhoe 3079

Taking your business online: What you need to know

As a response to COVID-19 this Business Victoria 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 event


Taking your business online: What you need to know

As a response to COVID-19 this Business Victoria 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 event


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."

$0
Zoom Delivery
Via Zoom
Zoom Delivery Via Zoom

Small Business Bus: Tangambalanga (Virtual)

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

Tangambalanga 3691

Small Business Bus: Fitzroy North (Virtual)

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 3069

Starting your small business: How to make it happen

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 that as a response to COVID-19 this Business Victoria 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. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian businesses.

$0
Online event


Business Planning Essentials: How to build a roadmap 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. Please note this session is part of the Digital Adaptation Program provided by Business Victoria during the COVID-19 crisis. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian-based businesses.

$0
Online event


Business Planning Essentials: How to build a roadmap 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. Please note this session is part of the Digital Adaptation Program provided by Business Victoria during the COVID-19 crisis. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian-based businesses.

$0
Online event


Small Business Bus: Rutherglen (Virtual)

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

Rutherglen 3685

Small Business Bus: Melton (Virtual)

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

Melton 3337

Starting a business: For new migrants and asylum seekers

As a response to COVID-19 this Business Victoria 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
Online delivery


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."

$0
Zoom Delivery
Via Zoom
Zoom Delivery Via Zoom

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."

$0
Zoom Delivery
Via Zoom
Zoom Delivery Via Zoom

Winning government business: What you need to know

As a response to COVID-19 this Business Victoria workshop will not be delivered face to face but rather by Zoom online delivery. It is also free of charge. 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. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian businesses.

$0
Online event


Winning government business: What you need to know

As a response to COVID-19 this Business Victoria workshop will not be delivered face to face but rather by Zoom online delivery. It is also free of charge. 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. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian businesses.

$0
Online event


Winning government business: What you need to know

As a response to COVID-19 this Business Victoria workshop will not be delivered face to face but rather by Zoom online delivery. It is also free of charge. 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. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian businesses.

$0
Online event


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
Zoom Delivery
Via Zoom
Zoom Delivery Via Zoom

Business Planning Essentials: How to build a roadmap 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
Zoom Delivery
Via Zoom
Zoom Delivery Via Zoom

Small Business Bus: Bannockburn (Virtual)

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

Bannockburn 3331

Small Business Bus: Seymour (Virtual)

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

Seymour 3660

Navigating COVID-19 support: Keeping your small business on track

There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a challenging year for many small businesses in Victoria. If you are having difficulties in making ends meet, or you are unclear about the steps to take in seeking financial support, this free 2-hour workshop is specifically designed to help sole traders and small business owners in metro and regional Victoria. The workshop provides the guidance you need to tackle the burning issues concerning people working in home-based, retail, hospitality and other affected small businesses. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian businesses.

$0
Online event


Business Planning Essentials: How to build a roadmap 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
Zoom Delivery
Via Zoom
Zoom Delivery Via Zoom

Small Business Bus: Yea (Virtual)

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

Yea 3717

Small Business Bus: Terang (Virtual)

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

Terang 3264

Building resilience: How to prepare for business challenges

As a response to COVID-19 this Business Victoria workshop will not be delivered face to face but rather by Zoom online delivery. This workshop is also free of charge. 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. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian businesses.

$0
Online event


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, such as accident or illness. Without a plan to activate, your ability to shield your business from the fallout is already on the back foot. Be prepared. This three hour workshop will show you how to put in place a practical plan to follow in the event of a threat to your business. You never know when you’ll be thankful you did. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian-based businesses.

$0
Online event


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
Zoom Delivery
Via Zoom
Zoom Delivery Via Zoom

Small Business Bus: Alexandra (Virtual)

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

Alexandra 3714

Small Business Bus: Bacchus Marsh (Virtual)

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
215 Main Street
Bacchus Marsh 3340

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. As a response to COVID-19 this Business Victoria 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. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specifically tailored for Victorian businesses.

$0
Online event


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."

$0
Zoom Delivery
Via Zoom
Zoom Delivery Via Zoom

Small Business Bus: Diamond Creek (Virtual)

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

Diamond Creek 3089

Business Planning Essentials: How to build a roadmap 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
Zoom Delivery
Via Zoom
Zoom Delivery Via Zoom

Small Business Bus: Tarneit (Virtual)

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

Tarneit 3029

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
Zoom Delivery
Via Zoom
Zoom Delivery Via Zoom

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."

$0
Zoom Delivery
Via Zoom
Zoom Delivery Via Zoom
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