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Could your business cope with a crisis?

Small business workshops

Thursday 26 October 2017

Do you have a plan to build the resilience of your business and manage a business interruption? Making sound business decisions during a crisis is very difficult, so planning ahead is essential.

Understanding how to strategically plan for a crisis is the focus of the next small business workshop offered by Mount Alexander Shire Council and Small Business Victoria.

“Every business is exposed to some level of risk whether from an event such as bushfires and floods, or an accident or illness,” said David Leathem, Manager Economy and Culture, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“The recovery from disaster can be particularly challenging for business operators as there’s often little separation between your business and personal life,” said Mr Leathem.

“Taking the time to assess the ‘what ifs’ and then plan ahead will significantly increase the likelihood that you will be able to successfully navigate a crisis with your business intact. It may even help you sleep better at night,” he said.

In this practical workshop you will be guided through a step-by-step approach to identify and assess risks, then plan and prepare how to manage them to build the resilience of your business.

You will gain relevant, useful advice and be supported through the process with a free follow-up mentoring session so you can relax and get on with doing business.

Adam Marks of multi award winning Bress Winery has attended several workshops hosted by Council this year and said the sessions have been invaluable.

“Taking the time to step back from the business with a strategic viewpoint has helped us really refine our direction going forward,” said Mr Marks.

“These workshops are really informative and amazing value,” he said.

This is the final small business workshop for 2017.

Event details

What: Build your business resilience
When: 4.45pm (for a 5.00pm start), Wednesday 8 November
Where: Civic Centre, Council Chambers on Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine.
Cost: $30

To book visit the Business Resources page of Council’s website. For more information contact Eva Parkin, Council’s Economic Development Officer, on 5471 1805 or e.parkin@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

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