Starting Your Small Business – Free Online Workshop
Prepare to get your bright idea off the ground, step by step, at this essential planning workshop
Monday, January 31 | 9.15am-12.15pm | Free online webinar
The Rural City of Wangaratta and Business Victoria have teamed up with Monarch Institute to present this fantastic 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.
There are no guarantees in business, but often it’s what you do before you get started that will ensure those vital first steps are on the right path for the best chance of success.
Take the guesswork out of your next steps and get ready and fully prepared to get your business off to the right start at this practical three-and-a-half-hour workshop led by an experienced small business operator with real-life know-how and lots of insight to share.
Find out how to plan, prepare and test your business idea, step by step, in a small group setting that will equip you to make informed decisions about what you need to do next to minimise the risks and make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead.
Come away armed with practical tools and templates, expert tips and advice, and a head start on where to access the right support in future.
Get ready to take your business from idea to reality and onwards to success at this essential Business Victoria workshop, one of many that have helped small businesses get started in Victoria for more than 10 years.
Learn how to:
• Test your idea, product or service
• Assess your business readiness and next steps to fill any gaps
• Analyse your market
• Decide the business structure that’s right for you
• Understand and manage your business risks and opportunities
• Prepare a business plan
• Complete all the steps to register and set up your business
• Access ongoing advice and support to help your business grow.
Registrations essential. Register for this free online workshop here.
Free COVIDSafe Plan support service
Tuesday, January 25 | 3pm
Thursday, January 27 | 11.30am
The Victorian Government is offering a free support service to assist businesses with their COVIDSafe Plan and ensure it is up to date and reflects current COVIDSafe Settings.
Every Victorian business must have a COVIDSafe Plan to help protect workers and customers from COVID-19.
Support is offered via a two-part process:
Register your place here.
Australian wine carbon calculator
Thursday, January 27 | 12 noon- 1pm | Free online webinar
The Australian Wine Carbon Calculator is designed to help grape growers and winemakers estimate their greenhouse gas emissions.
In this webinar, Kieran Hirlam will explore the user functionality of the Australian Wine Carbon Calculator and discuss the input categories and emissions factors.
The presentation will detail life-cycle assessments to better define emissions within the wine industry and some of the mitigation strategies for viticulture and winemaking businesses.
Case studies will show how Sustainable Winegrowing Australia members benchmark their greenhouse gas emissions against other members.
Register online for this free event.
Business recovery and resilience mentoring
Receive up to four one-on-one mentoring sessions over a three-month period
Applications close Monday, January 31
Eligible business owners can apply now to receive up to four 2-hour mentoring sessions with an experienced professional. These experts will help business owners make informed decisions as businesses move into 2022 and beyond.
This free mentoring program has already helped over a thousand Victorian small businesses to:
Closing Monday, January 31. Apply here now.
Online NLIS Database Training
Interactive online training to assist livestock producers to manage their NLIS database accounts
Wednesday, February 2 | 11am-12.30pm | Free online webinar
Agriculture Victoria is delivering online training to assist Victorian livestock producers to use the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) database to meet their livestock traceability requirements. You will learn about livestock traceability, take a tour of the NLIS database, watch a live demonstration of how to transfer livestock and practise completing a transfer.
Visit the Agriculture Victoria website to register for this free event or for more information.
ABARES Outlook 2022 Conference
Growing agriculture through innovation and sustainability
Tuesday, March 1- Friday, March 4 | 10am-11.30am | Free online conference
The Outlook 2022 program includes three, one-hour sessions each day over four days, covering significant trends and issues for the agriculture sector. Our speakers are industry leaders and experts from across Australia and internationally.
Register your free spot here.