|29th May 2020|
|Welcome to the first edition of the monthly Business e-newsletter series.|
We are very excited to launch this newsletter which will inform you of regular Council and business updates, events,news,support opportunities and initiatives.
In this edition, we bring you the latest updates around the COVID-19 situation, Council budget support initiatives, regional and State wide support opportunities and more.
We want this newsletter to be valuable to you so please share your feedback and suggestions to help us improve.
Moyne Shire Council.
|Moyne Business Webinar|
Join us at 5.30 pm and learn more about Council's:
Please ensure that you test this link prior to the event. If you need any assistance joining the Zoom Meeting, please email Council’s IT team the day before and we will be in touch to help get you set up: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a question you’d like us to answer during the webinar please email us at email@example.com
|COVID-19 Response: Information for Businesses and Community|
COVID-19 has instantly changed the way we do business. Some businesses have been directed to close, others have changed the way they operate and some are experiencing a significant spike in demand.
Council has created a consolidated COVID-19 page for businesses which combines information, links and documents from the Federal and State Government as well as other regional support opportunities available. Please visit the COVID-19 Business Support page on our website here.
More importantly, as things are gradually transitioning to normal, we encourage you to visit our website to be updated about changes to Council services and a summary of the staged easing of restrictions here.
|Council Budget Support Initiatives for Ratepayers|
Council is very aware of the hardships Moyne residents may be facing as a result of the escalating COVID-19 situation. To ease financial pressures, 2020/21 budget initiatives include:
Council will continue to monitor the COVID-19 impacts to assess whether further support is needed.
|Are you a business owner in the Moyne Shire who benefits from visitors?|
WHAT YOU’LL GET
As a business who benefits from tourism, a FREE 12 month membership with GORRT and your local tourism association, backed by a team of tourism specialists. Your free membership (valued at $540) includes:
For more detail on what’s included for you and gain local support, please call Council’s visitor services team (Ashley or Renee): @portfairyvic Phone: (03) 5568 2682. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For greater detail, visit the following webpage for more information on the offer: https://www.portfairyaustralia.com.au/atdw-subsidy
Remember, we’re all in this together!
|Better Approvals Project|
|Following the Small Business Regulation Review in 2016 as part of the Victorian Government Regulation Reform Program, Moyne Shire Council is in the process of rolling out the Better Approvals Project. |
The primary objective of the Better Approvals project is to reduce the time it takes small businesses to obtain the necessary approvals from Council and the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) to open or expand their business.
Within Council, the following steps/processes will be put in place to reduce the time taken for business approvals:
|FREE BUSINESS REGISTER, SIGN UP NOW!|
Localised is a free business register operating across Moyne and adjoining Great South Councils. It is will help you to:
If you need help with setting up your business profile up or adding content to the site, please give us a call on 0355680573.
|Business Events and Short Courses|
These workshops will provide practical support for people wanting to start or grow a small business. Topics range from Starting to Business Planning, Marketing, Business Resilience, Taking your business online, Commercialisation to Succession planning.
Due to the Covid-19 restriction, all workshops from March-June 2020 will be held online via Zoom and free of charge.
Winning Government Business: What you need to know- 26th June (9:00 AM -12:30 PM)
Whether the idea of tendering for government business has you scratching your head about where to start, or thinking about a tangle of red tape, think again. The Australian government sector spends billions annually procuring products and services.
If you are not putting your business forward as a potential supplier, you’re missing out. This workshop will show everything you need to know to position your business to stand out and win one of the many government tender and contract opportunities regularly available.
Limited spaces available book here
Applications will close on Monday 1st June 2020. Find out more on the Business Victoria website.
|For further information about our service or if you need help with accessing any of the resources provided, please contact the Economic Development Team:|