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COVID-19 Workshops

Southern Grampians Shire Council is hosting a series of free workshops to overview current challenges, identify opportunities and strategies to reinvigorate or restart businesses. These workshops will be conducted under COVID-19 safe conditions.

COVID-19 Planning for Recovery Workshops

The easing of restrictions causes some challenges for business. What is the new normal? What tools are available? Where to go from here?

Date: 2nd June Time : 6-7 pm Venue : Martin .J. Hynes
3rd June Time : 6-7 pm Venue : Sterling Place Dunkeld Community Centre
4th June Time : 2-3 pm Venue : Martin.J. Hynes
9th June Time : 6-7 pm Venue: Penshurst Volcanoes Discovery Centre
10th June Time: 6-7 pm Venue: National Hotel Coleraine
11th June Time: 6-7 pm Venue: Martin. J. Hynes

This workshop is presented by Colin Thompson independent Small Business Support & Assistance Officer.

Book online via: Eventbrite
If you need assistance booking online, call Sharon on 5573 0202 or email

Places are limited so please make sure you book in advance.

Small Business Clinics

Southern Grampians Shire has partnered with Small Business Mentoring Service (SBMS) to provide free access to business mentoring sessions.

These free 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 45 minutes each and are FREE.

The sessions occur on the third Thursday of the month and are held at Martin J Hynes Auditorium.

Free Business Mentoring

We have engaged the services of several experienced independent business and support advisors to assist Greater Hamilton businesses through this crisis.

Colin Thompson, from the Small Business Mentoring Service can help you to understand and apply for the Economic Support packages offered by government and banks.

To arrange a time to speak with Colin or one of our other trusted advisors, contact Council’s Business Development Officer, Daniel Shaw, via or 0429 578 216.

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.

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