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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. Mount Alexander Shire Council has partnered with the Melbourne Innovation Centre to deliver the workshops that support and encourage local small businesses.

In response to the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, please note that all workshops will be delivered online until further notice.

Workshops coming up for 2021:

Finding Your Voice
Tuesday 23 March
10am-12pm
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Brand New You
Wednesday 24 March
5pm-7pm
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Business Goals and Budgets for Going Online
Thursday 25 March
5pm-7pm
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How to Build a Community Online and Offline
Tuesday 30 March
10am-12pm
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Engage Real Followers on Instagram
Wednesday 31 March
5pm-7pm
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Boost Business with Facebook Advertising
Thursday 1 April
12pm-2pm
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Social Media 101
Tuesday 6 April
10am-12pm
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Facebook for Small Business Simplified
Wednesday 7 April
5pm-7pm
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Digital Marketing Essentials
Thursday 8 April
12pm-2pm
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Establish your Business Values
Tuesday 13 April
10am-12pm
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Safeguarding your Business From Unpredictable Events
Wednesday 14 April
5pm-7pm
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How To: Learn the Ins and Outs of Customer Relationship Management
Thursday 15 April
12pm-2pm
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The Power of Consumers
Tuesday 20 April
10am-12pm
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Trending Social Media Platforms: TikTok and Clubhouse
Wednesday 21 April
5pm-7pm
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How To; Run an Online Event with Eventbrite
Thursday 22 April
12pm-2pm
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User Experience and User Interface - Fundamentals for a Knock-Out Website
Tuesday 27 April
10am-12pm
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The Art of Social Selling - LinkedIn
Wednesday 28 April
5pm-7pm
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How To: Run an Online Course
Thursday 29 April
12pm-2pm
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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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