Calendar of Events

3 Aug
Small Business Bus – Terang

The Victorian Government’s Small Business Bus provides free mentoring and face-to-face assistance to help you start or build your small business. 


Host: Corangamite Shire Council & Small Business Mentoring Service
Venue: Cnr High & Shadforth Sts, Terang 3264
When: Mon 3 Aug 10:00 am to 3:45 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

E: business.vic.gov.au/sbb
PH: 13 22 15

4 Aug
Business & Professional Women Southwest Business Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast and network with like-minded small business men and women while Institute of Company Directors Great South Coast Branch chairman Georgina Gubbins tells how good governance can help your business.


Host: Business & Professional Women South West
Venue: Lady Bay Resort, Pertobe Road Warrnambool 3280
When: Tue 4 Aug 7:15 am to 8:45 am
Cost: $30.00 members $35.00 non members
More Information:

BPW South West 
E: bpwsouthwest@gmail.com
PH: 5562 6003

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. 


Host: Warrnambool City Council & Small Business Mentoring Service
Venue: Civic Green, 25 Liebig Street Warrnambool 3280
When: Tue 4 Aug 10:00 am to 3:45 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

E: business.vic.gov.au/sbb
PH: 13 22 15

5 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. 


Host: Moyne Shire Council & Small Business Mentoring Service
Venue: Village Green, 71 Sackville Street Port Fairy 3284
When: Wed 5 Aug 10:00 am to 3:45 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

E: business.vic.gov.au/sbb
PH: 13 22 15

5 Aug
Managing Your Team; Employing and Managing People

Whether it’s having a difficult conversation, managing conflict or motivating your team, people represent the most valuable (and risky) part of running your business. Smooth the way forward with these practical ideas and solutions.


Host: VECCI
Venue: Deakin City Centre, 165 Timor Street Warrnambool 3280
When: Wed 5 Aug 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Cost: $50.00 members - $80.00 non-members
More Information:

VEECI
E: vecci.org.au
PH: 8662 5333 

5 Aug
Club Wednesday featuring Bernard Salt

Hear Australia's foremost demographer Bernard Salt speak about where Warrnambool is currently positioned and his projections for life and business over the coming decades at this networking function open to all members of Warrnambool's business community.


Host: Warrnambool City Council, Moyne Shire Council & 3YB/COAST FM
Venue: Lighthouse Theatre, Cnr Liebig & Timor St, Warrnambool 3280
When: Wed 5 Aug 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

WCC Eco Dev team
E: ecodev@warrnambool.vic.gov.au
PH: 5559 4993

6 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. 


Host: Glenelg Shire Council & Small Business Mentoring Service
Venue: Bentick Street Lawns, Bentick Street Portland 3305
When: Thu 6 Aug 10:00 am to 3:45 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

E: business.vic.gov.au/sbb
PH: 13 22 15

6 Aug
Grants for Small Business & Community Organisations

Find out about the types of grants available and how you can apply for funding to assist the development of your small business or community organisation.


Host: Regional Development Victoria – Warrnambool
Venue: South West TAFE – Cnr Timor & Kepler St, Warrnambool
When: Thu 6 Aug 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

RDV Warrnambool
E: karen.norris@ecodev.vic.gov.au
PH: 5564 8862

10 Aug
BizFest 2015

o2 Media BizFest is a fresh and exciting event designed to inspire professional development in regional Victoria. Showcase products and services, connect with new customers and pick up practical skills at workshops on topics including, e-marketing and social media, innovation, business planning, personal branding, stress management, communications, customer service, health and vitality, preparing for export, managing people, home-based business success, and more.


Host: o2 Media
Venue: Lighthouse Theatre, Cnr Liebig & Timor St, Warrnambool 3280
When: Mon 10 Aug 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
Cost: $150.00 early bird -$170.00 standard
More Information:

E: info@o2media.com.au
PH: 5564 3095

11 Aug
Doing Business with China

This workshop will give you the tools to expand your business into China and open doors into its rapidly growing market.


Host: Warrnambool City Council, Deakin University & VECCI Global
Venue: Deakin City Centre, 165 Timor Street Warrnambool 3280
When: Tue 11 Aug 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

WCC Eco Dev team
E: ecodev@warrnambool.vic.gov.au
PH: 5559 4993

13 Aug
ICN Food & Fibre; The Future of Agribusiness

Come along and learn from those who have been there, and those who are still on the way. Hear about opportunities to grow your business, and how to take that first, important step in a new direction. Join in the panel discussion, exchange ideas, and network


Host: Industry Capability Network, Warrnambool City Council & Moyne Shire Council
Venue: Carmichael Room, City Memorial Bowls Club, 50-58 Cramer Street Warrnambool 3280
When: Thu 13 Aug 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

ICN Great South Coast
E: bcallahan@icnvic.org.au
PH: 0412 802 346

14 Aug
Women in Business; Network and Be Inspired

Meet other women in business and be inspired by business owner, designer and talented singer Danielle Stearman's experiences developing her child-friendly jewellery company, LuxBaby.


Host: Committee for Portland
Venue: Café Lazat, Bentick Street, Portland 3305
When: Fri 14 Aug 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Cost: $25.00
More Information:

Committee for Portland
E: admin@committeeforportland.com.au
PH: 5523 8444

18 Aug
I Want What She’s Having!

Join Sadhana Smiles, 2013 Telstra Business Women of the Year, as she shares with us how she developed and created her brand that sets her apart in her industry. Being authentic, vulnerable and faking it till you
make it are some of the stories she will share.


Host: Leadership Great South Coast
Venue: Lighthouse Theatre Bar, Warrnambool
When: Tue 18 Aug 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

E:info@leadershipgreatsouthcoast.org.au
PH: 5568 0511

18 Aug
One Stop Small Business Support

Discover the support and services available through the Office of the Small Business Commissioner and the Small Business Mentoring Scheme, along with tips and advice on commercial leasing, contract and business disputes (and how to avoid them), building successful business relationships and more.


Host: Victorian Small Business Commissioner & SBMS
Venue: WCC Civic Centre, 25 Liebig Street Warrnambool 3280
When: Tue 18 Aug 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

VSBC
E: events@vsbc.vic.gov.au
PH: 9651 7636

18 Aug
Creative Portland: New Business Success

The Committee for Portland host a meet and greet for new business owners. What can we learn? What can we share? How can we help? Come along and find out!


Host: Committee for Portland
Venue: Blue Room, Richmond Henty Hotel, Bentick Street Portland 3305
When: Tue 18 Aug 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

Committee for Portland
E: admin@committeeforportland.com.au
PH: 5523 8444

19 Aug
Innovate for Success with Web Power

In just one day build a clear vision of your clients and a map to build an innovative web page that will attract them like a magnet. This is a must-do event for both new businesses and those in active growth.


Host: Joanne Clark, Destiny Pursuit Coaching & Training; Jurgen Straus, Innovabiz; Elle Tosolini, Video Ninjas.
Venue: Deakin City Centre, 165 Timor Street Warrnambool 3280
When: Wed 19 Aug 8:30 am to 5:15 pm
Cost: $125.00
More Information:

E: nicki@destinypursuit.com.au
PH: 0438 584 590

19 Aug
Exporting or thinking about it?

Find out what support is available for businesses wanting to expand their current exporting activity or needing guidance to start the exporting journey.


Host: Regional Development Victoria – Warrnambool
Venue: South West TAFE – Cnr Timor & Kepler St, Warrnambool
When: Wed 19 Aug 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

RDV Warrnambool
E: karen.norris@ecodev.vic.gov.au
PH: 5564 8862

20 Aug
Marketing your Business to Local Customers

In a tourism-focussed environment, the peaks and troughs of business can be a challenge. This workshop presented by Ailsa Page of AP Marketing Works will offer tips and tools for Port Fairy businesses to attract and stay relevant to local and regional customers.


Host: Moyne Shire Council
Venue: The Drill Hall, Vic Hotel, Bank st Port Fairy 3284
When: Thu 20 Aug 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

Moyne Shire Council
E: vaskewthornton@moyne.vic.gov.au
PH: 0408 668 938

21 Aug
Warrnambool Business Survey briefing : 2015

The Warrnambool Business Survey has been completed for the fifth consecutive year and is proving to be an important evidence base of how our local economy is performing across different sectors of our diverse economy.  This events presents the findings of the 2015 survey, and discusses the emergent trends over the past 5 years.


Host: Warrnambool City Council, Deakin University, SW Credit
Venue: Deakin City Centre, 165 Timor Street Warrnambool 3280
When: Fri 21 Aug 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

WCC Eco Dev team
E: ecodev@warrnambool.vic.gov.au
PH: 5559 4993

25 Aug
Amplify Your Success: Dinner with Naomi Simson (Warrnambool)

As a ‘Shark’ on Network TEN’s Shark Tank and Founding Director of RedBalloon, Naomi Simson is living proof that passion, purpose and persistence for an idea can launch a global business.


Host: Small Business Festival Victoria
Venue: The Carmichael Room, 50-58 Cramer Street Warrnambool 3280
When: Tue 25 Aug 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: $45.00 early bird -$60.00 standard
More Information:

E: festival@business.vic.gov.au
PH: 13 22 15

26 Aug
Corangamite's 90 Day Marketing Challenge

It starts now! Get set to launch into the 90 Day Marketing Challenge and ready to take away all the resources you need to get started and meet the challenge in your small business.


Host: Corangamite Shire Council
Venue: Killara Centre, 210 Manifold Street Camperdown 3260
When: Wed 26 Aug 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: $20.00
More Information:

Corangamite Shire
E: sara.napier@corangamite.vic.gov.au  
PH: 5593 7100

27 Aug
Turn LinkedIn into Gold!

Dramatically extend your potential customer base; get found by the 98 per cent of recruiters who use LinkedIn to match clients with candidates; network and chat to industry gurus you would otherwise never meet. Come along and discover what’s not to love about this database of 5 million online resumes.


Host: Media Momentum
Venue: Warrnambool Deakin University campus, F Building, Room F3:05 Princes Highway
When: Thu 27 Aug 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Cost: FREE
More Information:

Lauraine McDonald
E: laurainemcd@smbboost.com
PH: 0466 403 395

28 Aug
Big Brekky for Small Business

Enjoy a beautiful breakfast featuring local produce as you share inspirational business stories, network and join in an interactive Q&A session about all things business.


Host: Moyne Shire Council
Venue: The Vic Hotel, Bank Street Port Fairy 3284
When: Fri 28 Aug 7:30 am to 9:45 am
Cost: $10.00
More Information:

Moyne Shire Council
E: vaskewthornton@moyne.vic.gov.au
PH: 0408 668 938

28 Aug
Maximising Business Through Visitors to the Glenelg Shire

If you are a business looking to find more customers and make more money then this event is not to be missed. You will learn and experience what you can do to attract more business from Portland, pick up on the latest social media ideas as well as meet with other businesses and share ideas. Presented by Marketing Dynamo Ailsa Page from AP Marketing Works you will be assured of a few laughs as well as some great tips for tapping into the Portland visitor population potential. Warning: Ailsa’s enthusiasm is likely to be infectious!


Host: Glenelg Shire Council
Venue: Portland Arts Centre, Glenelg Street Portland 3305
When: Fri 28 Aug 5:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: $20.00
More Information:

Glenelg Shire Council
email: ahoggan@glenelg.vic.gov.au
Phone: 5522 2326