Great South Coast Small Business Festival

1 Aug
Small Business Bus – Portland

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business...
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Host: Glenelg Shire Council and Small Business Mentoring Service
Venue: Outside Alibi, 55 Percy Street, Portland VIC 3305
When: Mon 1 Aug 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

Info: Web: business.vic.gov.au/sbb  Ph: 13 22 15

2 Aug
BPW South West Business Breakfast: “Came for Work and Stayed for the Lifestyle”

Attracting young professionals to our area and enticing them to stay is a challenge faced by all regional centres. At this annual breakfast event...
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Host: Business and Professional Women South West
Venue: Lady Bay Resort, 2 Pertobe Road, Warrnambool 3280
When: Tue 2 Aug 7:15 am to 8:45 am
Cost: $31 Member, $36 Non-Member
More Information:

Info: Email: bpwsouthwest@gmail.com  Ph: 5562 6003

2 Aug
Workplace Relations Update: Manage Your Risk

This session is aimed to equip anyone responsible for the supervision of employees with an understanding of some of the challenges presented by...
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Host: Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Venue: Deakin - Warrnambool Corporate Centre, Civic Room, 163 Timor Street Warrnambool 3280
When: Tue 2 Aug 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Cost: $40 Member, $60 Non-Member
More Information:

Info: Email: training@victorianchamber.com.au  Ph: 8662 5126

3 Aug
Small Business Bus – Port Fairy

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business...
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Host: Moyne Shire Council and Small Business Mentoring Service
Venue: The Village Green, 71 Sackville Street, Port Fairy VIC 3284
When: Wed 3 Aug 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

Info: Web: business.vic.gov.au/sbb  Ph: 13 22 15

3 Aug
Club Wednesday: Business Festival Launch

Join the local business community at our special Club Wednesday function at SW TAFE where we will officially launch the 2016 Great South Coast...
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Host: Warrnambool City Council, 3YB/Coast FM and SW TAFE
Venue: South West TAFE, Timor Street Warrnambool 3280
When: Wed 3 Aug 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

Info: Email: ecodev@warrnambool.vic.gov.au Ph: 5559 4925

4 Aug
Small Business Bus – Warrnambool

The Victorian Government's Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business...
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Host: Warrnambool City Council and Small Business Mentoring Service
Venue: Civic Green, Corner of Timor Street and Liebig Street Warrnambool 3280
When: Thu 4 Aug 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

Info: Web: business.vic.gov.au/sbb  Ph: 13 22 15

5 Aug
Women in Business Luncheon

Put your foot in the door at a PWiB networking event and develop connections with women who are 'on the same page'. You'll experience business...
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Host: Committee for Portland
Venue: Portland Business Hub, 33 Percy Street, Portland 3305
When: Fri 5 Aug 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Cost: FREE for Members, $20 Non-Members
More Information:

Info: Email: admin@committeeforportland.com.au Ph: 5523 8444

8 Aug
Bizfest

BizFest is returning for 2016! This motivational business conference includes high profile keynote speakers Emma Welsh & Tom Griffith, the...
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Host: o2 Media
Venue: The Lighthouse Theatre, Timor Street, Warrnambool 3280
When: Mon 8 Aug 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
Cost: $190 (Early Bird tickets available from $100-$150)
More Information:

Info: Email: info@o2media.com.au Ph: 5560 5389

9 Aug
Develop Your Online Strategy Workshop

Learn how to develop an online strategy to help grow your business through your online activities and make your products and services easy for...
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Host: Corangamite Shire Council
Venue: Rose Room, 129 High Street, Terang VIC 3264
When: Tue 9 Aug 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: $30 PP
More Information:

Info: Email: sara.napier@corangamite.vic.gov.au Ph: 5593 7100

9 Aug
CBD Renewal Workshop

With the Warrnambool Council recently giving the greenlight on the CBD renewal works, this workshop will provide small business operators within...
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Host: Warrnambool City Council
Venue: TBC, Liebig Street, Warrnambool VIC 3280
When: Tue 9 Aug 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

Info: ecodev@warrnambool.vic.gov.au Ph: 5559 4925

10 Aug
iXplain the Future: Global Trends and Technology

Is your business prepared to survive and prosper in the future? iXplainIT all for you. In less than 3 years, media consumption from the internet...
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Host: iXplainIT
Venue: Quality Suites Deep Blue Hotel & Spa, Worm Bay Road, Warrnambool 3280
When: Wed 10 Aug 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

Info: Email: justin@ixplainit.com.au  Ph: 0428767241

11 Aug
Technologies and Trends That Shape What We Eat

Be our guest and find out how technology and research is driving agribusiness trends and the way food production will be sustained into the future...
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Host: Deakin University & Department of Industry, Innovation & Science
Venue: Deakin Corporate Centre, 163 Timor Street, Warrnambool 3280
When: Thu 11 Aug 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

Email: geraldine.moloney@deakin.edu.au  Ph: 55633107

16 Aug
State of the City: An Economic Perspective

For those wanting to know about where Warrnambool's economic state is currently situated and where it is heading, this is the session for you....
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Host: Warrnambool City Council and Deakin Unniversity
Venue: Deakin University Corporate Centre, 163 Timor Street Warrnambool 3280
When: Tue 16 Aug 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

Info: ecodev@warrnambool.vic.gov.au  Ph: 5559 4925

16 Aug
Your Business in a Digital World Workshop

Today's online world has evolved to include much more than a website and the speed of change can be hard to keep up with. But if you're not online...
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Host: Moyne Shire Council
Venue: Peterborough Community Complex, Macs Street, Peterborough 3270
When: Tue 16 Aug 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: $20
More Information:

Info: Email: vaskewthornton@moyne.vic.gov.au Ph: 0408668938

17 Aug
Business Planning For Growth

This intensive two-day program will help you identify new growth opportunities and plan changes you need to move confidently into the next phase...
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Host: Corangamite Shire Council
Venue: Corangamite Shire Civic Centre, 181 Manifold Street, Camperdown VIC 3260
When: Wed 17 Aug 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Cost: $200 PP
More Information:

Info: Email: sara.napier@corangamite.vic.gov.au Ph: 5593 7100

17 Aug
Glenelg Digital Business Workshops

Facilitator Caylie Price from Better Business Better Life is back by popular demand to deliver a series of rapid fire sessions and full workshops...
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Host: Glenelg Shire Council
Venue: DiscoverIT Centre (Portland Library), 32 Bentinck Street, Portland 3305
When: Wed 17 Aug 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: From $10 – $30
More Information:

Info: Email: smallbusinessinfo@glenelg.vic.gov.au  Ph: 5522 2326

17 Aug
Trading into China

The challenge for many businesses is how to get their foot in the door in Asian markets, especially into China. Warrnambool and the Great South...
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Host: Deakin University
Venue: Deakin Corporate Centre, 163 Timor Street, Warrnambool 3280
When: Wed 17 Aug 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

Info: Email: geraldine.moloney@deakin.edu.au  Ph: 55633107

18 Aug
How Can IP Provide Competitive and Commercial Advantage?

This workshop will provide businesses with the knowledge of how to use their intellectual property rights (IP), such as their brands, ideas and...
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Host: Davies Collison Cave
Venue: Deakin Corporate Centre (Civic Room), 163 Timor Street, Warrnambool 3280
When: Thu 18 Aug 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

Email: sbf@davies.com.au  Ph: 03 9254 2841

18 Aug
Glenelg Digital Business Workshops

Facilitator Caylie Price from Better Business Better Life is back by popular demand to deliver a series of rapid fire sessions and full workshops...
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Host: Glenelg Shire Council
Venue: Casterton Library, 67 Henty Street, Casterton 3311
When: Thu 18 Aug 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: From $10 – $30
More Information:

Info: Email: smallbusinessinfo@glenelg.vic.gov.au  Ph: 5522 2326

18 Aug
Portland Small Business Dinner

The Small Business Dinner offers a chance for small businesses in and around Portland to gather together for a night of networking with like-...
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Host: Committee for Portland
Venue: Richmond Henty Hotel, 101 Bentinck Street, Portland 3305
When: Thu 18 Aug 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: FREE for Members, $45 Non-Members
More Information:

Info: Email: admin@committeeforportland.com.au Ph: 5523 8444

22 Aug
Communicate with your Customers Using Killer Content

No matter what business you are in, there is one thing that is key to communicating with your customers, your online marketing strategy, and...
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Host: Destiny Pursuit Coaching & Training
Venue: Deakin Corporate Centre, 163 Timor Street, Warrnambool 3280
When: Mon 22 Aug 10:15 am to 3:15 pm
Cost: $75
More Information:

Info: Email: joanne@destinypursuit.com.au  Ph: 0420305989

23 Aug
Tourism Operators Workshop: Planning for the Future

This workshop will be centred around how tourism operators can best adapt and prepare for the increased tourist numbers from China and other...
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Host: Warrnambool City Council
Venue: The Pavilion Café and Bar La Bella Function Room, 50 Viaduct Road, Warrnambool 3280
When: Tue 23 Aug 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

Email: ecodev@warrnambool.vic.gov.au Ph: 5559 4925

23 Aug
Riding the Digital Wave: Dinner with Chris Riddell

An online trailblazer and progressive thought-leader, Chris Riddell takes you on an inspiring journey through the digital world, showing how...
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Host: Small Business Festival Victoria
Venue: Quality Suites Deep Blue, Worm Bay Road, Warrnambool VIC 3280
When: Tue 23 Aug 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Cost: Early Bird $45, full price $60 (includes two course dinner)
More Information:

Info: festival@business.vic.gov.au  Ph: 13 22 15

24 Aug
Starting Your Business Right Workshop

Thinking of starting a business but not sure where to start? Start here! This Small Business Victoria workshop will step you through the process,...
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Host: Glenelg Shire Council
Venue: Winda Mara Aboriginal Corporation, 21 Scott Street, Heywood 3304
When: Wed 24 Aug 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Cost: $30
More Information:

Info: Email: smallbusinessinfo@glenelg.vic.gov.au Ph: 5522 2519

24 Aug
Moyne NorthWest – Building our Business Community

Rural businesses from the north-west region of Moyne Shire and beyond are invited to gather and enjoy a relaxed networking dinner and guest...
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Host: Moyne Shire Council
Venue: Suffoir Winery and Cellar Door, 144 Mount Eccles Road, Macarthur 3286
When: Wed 24 Aug 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: $10
More Information:

Info: Email: vaskewthornton@moyne.vic.gov.au Ph: 0408668938

24 Aug
How to Streamline Your Business with Online Technologies

Find out how online technologies can save your business valuable time, drive profitability, take the pain out of cash flow and help your business...
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Host: Corangamite Shire Council
Venue: Snout in the Trough, 243 Manifold Street, Camperdown VIC 3260
When: Wed 24 Aug 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

Info: Email: sara.napier@corangamite.vic.gov.au Ph: 5593 7100

25 Aug
Small Business Mentoring: One on One Clinics

A chance for small businesses to have the opportunity to attend a free 45 minute mentoring session with one of SBMS (Small Business Mentoring...
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Host: Warrnambool City Council and SBMS
Venue: Warrnambool City Council Civic Centre, 25 Liebig Street, Warrnambool 3280
When: Thu 25 Aug 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

Info: Email: ecodev@warrnambool.vic.gov.au Ph: 5559 4925

30 Aug
Getting Food to Market: Beyond Compliance

Getting your label right is an easy way of preventing unnecessary expense and associated brand damage, and it is also a great way of promoting...
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Host: Siliker Australia Pty Ltd
Venue: Warrnambool City Council Civic Centre (Reception Room), 25 Liebig Street, Warrnambool 3280
When: Tue 30 Aug 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

Info: Email: annesha.edyvane@mxns.com  Ph: 03 8878 3226

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