|This week's eBulletin|
|Did you miss out on the Business Support Fund?|
Miss out on funding last year when you applied for the State Government Business Support Fund?
Your existing unsuccessful first-round application may be eligible for a review.
Find out if your previous Business Support Fund funding application is eligible for a second chance re-assessment here.
|'Fix the Calder' Campaign|
Council is calling on the State and Federal Governments to urgently upgrade the Calder Freeway between the Western Ring Road interchange and Gap Road in Sunbury.
|Feedback invite - Draft Brimbank Industrial Design Guidelines|
Council has prepared Draft Brimbank Industrial Design Guidelines (draft Guidelines) for Brimbank’s industrial precincts and is inviting feeback.
|Visual Merchandising Webinar|
First impressions are everything; and the look of your store is vital to your business success.
This FREE webinar will showcase best practice retail design examples and visual merchandising techniques to use in your business.
Workshop bonus: Every attendee receives a Shopfront Maintenance Guide and a digital copy of the Visual Merchandising booklet.
Door prize: Every attendee goes into the draw to win a ‘FREE’ Shopfront Visual Audit for your local shopping strip (value $800*).
|Grants and Assistance for Business|
Business Competitiveness Program
|Council Upgrades in Sunshine and Sunshine North|
Council is continuing improvement works at local activity centres and shopping strips with the current program focused on Sunshine and Sunshine North.
Works include roads and footpaths upgrades, new seating, bins and bike parking, and plantings to make these places easier, safer and more enjoyable.
Some work requires traffic management to keep everyone safe. Council aims to keep temporary changes to local traffic conditions and access to a minimum to avoid inconvenience to business operators and customers.
Current Activity Centre projects include:
For more information call 9249 4000.
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|#LearnWest2021- Learn for Earning Festival|
Three Days. Thirty Events. Infinite Learning Opportunities.
Whether you're new to the workforce, looking for a career change or building your own business, the Learning For Earning festival can help you discover the world of work in Melbourne's west.
|Local Jobs for Local People - Brimbank JobLink|
Brimbank JobLink is a one-stop-portal for employers and jobseekers in Brimbank
At no cost, employers in Brimbank can list their vacancies directly on Brimbank JobLink, access applications from local jobseekers and take advantage of the Knowledge Centre.
Follow us on Facebook for updates and you might even see your job posted!
|Decisions that Drive Profits Program|
To find out more about how the Decisions that Drive Profits Program can help you before all 10 places are gone, click here.
|Business Development Program|
Learn new skills to build your business:
Small Business Victoria
A series of webinars to improve business success - for further information click
ATO: Support for Small Business Webinar
A series of free interactive online webinars presented by experienced tax specialists, where you can ask questions to help you apply the information to your situation - register here
|Free Small Business Mentoring|
Struggling with Business Recovery and Resilience Post 2020?
The Victorian Chamber of Commerce & Industry offers eight hours of professional mentoring for businesses effected by COVID-19 during 2020. To find out how you can access this free service for your business click here.
|Partners in Wellbeing Helpline|
For further information and translation services click here.
|COVID-19 Business Requirements|
Make sure you’re adhering to the current COVID-19 restrictions
|Business Mentoring Sessions|
Book your free voucher for one-on-one expert business mentoring via video or telephone with one of our specialist partners.
SBMS mentoring sessions provide operational support and identify resources to help your business grow. They can provide advice in languages other than English.
ION Group provides a strategic ‘whole of business’ approach to review your situation, and help you prepare adaptation strategies for re-opening, reinventing and rebuilding your business.
For more information and a discussion about your mentoring needs, contact the Economic Development Team firstname.lastname@example.org
|Powerful Business Resources|
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