This weeks eBulletin
Financial Survival Planning
This webinar with Ken Matthews, Managing Director at Matthews Steer and Peter Guy, Director at Kennedy Guy Lawyers will help you with practical financial planning for your business during the COVID-19 crisis. This presentation will also cover Government Entitlements, Jobkeeper Payment, Victorian Government Initiatives, and Mandatory Leasing Code of Conduct - register online here
COVID-19: 5 Steps to Ensuring Business Success in Extreme Times This webinar will be facilitated by Anthony Turner, co-author of Are You Ready? Surviving Small Business Disaster and mentor with the Small Business Mentoring Service (SBMS).
An overview of the current COVID-19 impacts on running a business will be provided by Anthony who will also discuss how to prepare your business for recovery.
In addition to gaining useful knowledge, you'll be provided with tools and templates to use the 5 steps of knowing where you are, deciding your new normal, planning finances, attracting core clients and offering quick management tools to ensure your business stays on track - register online here
Find out more about upcoming Webinars in the Business Development Section below.
GOV4U Update for Business
Presented by representatives from the Australian and Victorian Governments, the GOV4U Update will provide you with the advice and support you need to help you grow or embrace new markets for your business in a post-coronavirus world. Topics covered will include the range of grants, programs, advice and information that can help you innovate and become more competitive.
For more information, click here.
Inside Small Business - online information and support
With so much information on offer, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Inside Small Business is a print and online magazine dedicated to small business issues throughout Australia. In a recent post, they've answered some frequently asked questions about the JobKeeper payment and Single Touch Payroll.
To learn more, click here.
Council's Community Support Response - Financial Hardship and Resources
Council’s Community Support Response (Financial Hardship and Resources) is centered on the development and implementation of Council’s new COVID-19 Financial Hardship Policy, and the Rates, Charges and Fee Review which seeks to assist local businesses, residents and other affected ratepayers.
For more information on Council’s Community Support Response as part of the Coronavirus Response & Recovery Strategy please click here.
Business Support and Assistance (COVID-19)
Council’s Business Support and Assistance website page provides information, support and resources for businesses affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis. Find out about:
COVID-19 Business Impact Survey
We would like to gain an understanding of how COVID-19 (coronavirus) is impacting local business. Your input will be used to inform action and advocacy for assistance, and inform government on short and long-term recovery priorities. This survey is mainly multiple choice and will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. Complete the Business Impact Survey here
Small Business Mentoring Service
The Small Business Mentoring Services (SBMS) offers low-cost mentoring sessions designed to provide support for businesses in these extreme times. Sessions are held with a mentor of your choice by Skype, Zoom or telephone. For further information about the SBMS service, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9249 4000.
Business Development Program
Digital Treasury: How to build a professional website in WordPress - register
Roshambo: Storytelling for influence - register
Pop Creative: Visual Merchandising - register
AP Marketing Works: Get on Facebook Fast - register
Vesuvio: Facebook Marketing for Entrepreneurs - register
GOV4U Update for Business: Register here
Roshambo: Pitch Perfect! - register
Cross the T: Legal Essentials for Start-ups and Small Business - register
Press Run: DIY Public Relations for Entrepreneurs - register
Small Business Victoria
A series of webinars to improve chances of business success - for further information click
Key Business Advisors: Survive and Thrive
A series of webinars to get you through challenging times - for further information click
ATO: Support for Small Business Webinar
MyGovID: your small business digital Identity - register here
Tax Support for Small Business – register here
Melbourne Innovation Centre: Business Resilience Program
- Business Resilience Mentoring Webinar with 4 hours of free mentoring
- A range of Business Resilience Workshops
Good News Stories
Are you doing something different in your business during the COVID-19 crisis? Let us know, we are looking for good news stories to share about business innovation and changes made to allow your business to continue running during the current crisis. Email us at email@example.com
Need to Speak to someone in the Economic Development team?
If you need assistance finding information, please contact the Economic Development team at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 9249 4000 Translation and interpreting services are available here
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