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Business Support

Workshops and Seminars

Run by experts in their field and held throughout the year the Shire facilitated workshops cover a range of topics and provide great information. Some workshops and seminars also offer a free mentoring session to all participants. You can view this year’s workshops at the Workshops and Events Calendar, which you can download here. Places are limited so please make sure you book these events in advance.

Southern Grampians Shire has partnered with SBMS (Small Business Mentoring Service) offering 2 great programs this year.

Small Business Clinics
These mentoring sessions offer businesses an opportunity to gain information for setting up a business and/or provide assistance for established businesses to work through issues they may be dealing with. The sessions are for 45 minutes each and are FREE. The first session is available on Thursday 15 June. Please see the attached program for all further dates and full details on how you can book a session by clicking here.

Financial Security for Women in Business
This fantastic program is for women who have been in business for 12 months or longer.

The unique program offers:
~ 2 x 2 hour workshops covering the financial aspects of your business
~ 1 x 1.5 hour Business Mentoring Session to help implement your new found skills
~ 1 x 1.5 hour Financial Planning Session with a qualified Financial Planner
~ 1 x 1.5 hour Mentoring Review Session six months after the workshop

Group are limited to 15 participants of women who have been in business for at least 1 year and who are able to participate in the whole program. The program is valued at $900, but the cost to each participant if $75. For further details and to register your interest please view the attached flyer by clicking here.

Business Victoria

Business Victoria, which is a State Government initiative, is a useful resource providing businesses with support and advice on marketing, sales and online, hiring and managing staff and exporting. Business Victoria also offers useful advice on starting and setting up a business including this checklist.

Greater Hamilton Brand

A new brand positioning was recently created for the Hamilton region. The ‘Greater’ positioning is the cornerstone of the ‘live, work, invest’ destination brand. It is used to help define the geographic destination, the lifestyle promise, the natural assets and the myriad of business, education, employment and service opportunities.

The word ‘Greater’ also enables the brand to encompass the eight satellite towns and the other features of the region.

The ‘One place. Many possibilities’ brand essence expresses the multi-dimensional emotional and rational benefits of living, working and investing in the region. It is about choice, freedom, lifestyle and optimism.

The new brand essence also acts as a tagline – giving expression to the possibilities that Greater Hamilton offers to those wishing to live, work, learn and invest in the region.

Below is a link to the Greater Hamilton Brand Guidelines and graphic files for the logo to assist those that wish to support the regional brand.

For any further information please contact the Economic Development and Tourism Department.

Economic Development and Tourism Department
1 Market Place
Hamilton Vic 3300
Phone (03) 5573 0444

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