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Mindfit at Work program

Council is offering a range of workshops for the local business community aimed at helping people develop practical tools for managing their mental health.

The program is called Mindfit at Work, and comprises of seven sessions held monthly from May to November that each explore a different aspect of mental health and wellbeing.

The Mindfit at Work program is being delivered by a Castlemaine-based wellbeing consultancy company, and uses a mix of behavioural science research, psychology and mindfulness techniques to enable participants to transform how they think, feel and behave.

The workshops being offered are:

• Tuesday 7 September – Mindset Reset
• Monday 4 October - Focus
• Tuesday 9 November – Bounce
• TBD – #StressBustingHacks

To find out more information on the forthcoming sessions, click here or contact Eva Parkin, Council’s Economic Development Officer at e.parkin@mountalexander.vic.gov.au or 5471 1700.

Tickets go on sale prior to each session. To book, please go to the Mount Alexander Shire Council Box Office. Please ensure that you have selected the date of the workshop in the top left corner to ensure that the booking link will be available to you.

Small business workshops 2021

Small business owners in Mount Alexander Shire have the opportunity to build skills and knowledge in a series of free workshops. Small Business Victoria is holding a series of webinars over September including:

- Maximizing Your Marketing
- Taking Your Business Online
- Strategies to Advance Your Online Business
- Generating Cashflow
- Starting Your Small Business

Attend a Business Victoria workshop or event to improve your skills, network with others and get advice on your business from an expert or mentor. To find out what date these workshops are on and to book your free ticket, click here.

Small Business Victoria is also offering one on one Business Recovery and Resilience Mentoring. Eligible business owners will be matched with an experienced professional who will provide them with up to four one-on-one mentoring sessions over a three-month period. Each session will last for two hours. To find out more about the program and to sign up, click here.

For enquiries about the small business workshops contact Eva Parkin, Economic Development Officer at e.parkin@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Free business support webinars

Free business support webinars

The City of Greater Bendigo in partnership with Be.Bendigo host a series of free webinars to provide valuable information and resources to help local businesses through the changing environment as a result of COVID-19.
These webinars started last year and are still available online.

Past webinars available:

  • Talking COVID-19 - Navigating government support and cash flow management - available to view here.
  • Talking COVID-19 - Navigating challenges through employment law - available to view here.
  • Talking COVID-19 - Commercial Leasing and Contracts covering leasing and contracts, landlord and tenant issues. View here.
  • Talking COVID-19 - Navigating cybersecurity: critical IT security steps. View here.
  • Talking COVID-19 – How to use COVID-19 Stimulus Packages to make IT lemonade and hit the ground running on the other side of COVID-19 . View here.
  • Talking COVID-19 – An Economic Snapshot for Regional Victoria . View here.
  • Talking COVID-19 - Marketing on social media during a crisis. View here.
  • Talking COVID-19 - Building a social media strategy beyond the pandemic. View here. Please note the free mentoring sessions mentioned in the presentation are available here.
  • Talking COVID 19 - Leadership through the pandemic . View here.
  • Talking COVID 19 - Why people keep asking when will it be over: how we respond to change. View here.
  • Talking COVID-19 - Phishing for love, masks and money: A look at how phishing emails have changed during the pandemic and how to spot these serious new threats with the right cyber security. View here.
  • Talking COVID-19 – Maximising State and Federal Government Support Opportunities: Insights on various State and Federal Government support packages available to help businesses. View here.
  • Talking COVID-19 - Moving your business online. View here.
  • Talking COVID-19 – Protect your business from card and online fraud . View here.
  • Talking COVID-19 - How e-banking is a critical tool for all aspects of your business. View here.

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