|2nd March 2021|
Welcome to the March 2021 edition of the Moyne Business e-newsletter.
In this edition you’ll find information about getting back to a COVIDSafe summer, Council's 2040 Community Vision project, business grants, a business profile and how we can help to promote your business events.
If you would like any further information on any of the articles, or would like your business profiled, please contact the Economic Development and Tourism team.
|COVID-19 Update - Getting Back to CovidSafe Summer|
From 11:59 pm 26 February 2021, Victoria returns to COVIDSafe Summer with some revised conditions:
|Have your Say - Moyne 2040 Community Vision Project|
The Moyne 2040 Community Vision project puts the future of Moyne in the hands of the people.
Whether you live, own a business, work, study or volunteer in Moyne, we want to hear your views about the challenges and opportunities facing Moyne and how we can address them.
Together, we will shape a desired future based on our shared values, goals and priorities to ensure Moyne continues to grow more prosperous, connected and resilient.
Between February and June, you can have your say on the Moyne 2040 Community Vision via an online survey, community panel and community pop-up events.
For more information please visit www.moyne.vic.gov.au/Your-Say/Community-Vision or call 1300 656 564.
|Circuit Breaker Business Support Package|
The Victorian Government has announced a $143 million package to support eligible businesses impacted by the recent circuit breaker action to limit the spread of COVID-19. This package of cash grants and direct payments is expected to help more than 50,000 Victorian businesses. The package includes four individual programs.
Find out more about these programs on the Business Victoria Website
|Promote your Events to Visitors coming into Moyne Shire|
Do you have an event coming up? Let the Port Fairy & Region Visitor Information Service know! Our visitor newsletter (distributed every Friday) was created with the visitor in mind, while giving our accommodation & local eateries the opportunity to value add to the visitor experience. Being emailed out to almost 400 registered users and shared via Facebook & Instagram if you have an event you would like to add, please email us via firstname.lastname@example.org by 2pm on the Wednesday prior to the event, following the below guidelines:
|First Peoples' COVID-19 Business Support Fund Deadline Extended|
Applications for the First Peoples’ COVID-19 Business Support Fund have now been extended to 26 March 2021. Aboriginal businesses that have been affected by the pandemic, e.g. through temporary closure or trading restrictions, can apply for grants of up to $10,000 to help them get back on their feet. Explore eligibility criteria and how to apply on the Business Victoria website.
|Partners in Wellbeing Helpline|
The Partners in Wellbeing helpline is a free and confidential service provided by the Victorian Government to help small business owners, business employees and advisers receive the mental health support they need in dealing with the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
The helpline also provides small business owners with advice on managing debt and financial issues.
Contact the Partners in Wellbeing team on 1300 375 330 for assistance between 9am and 10pm on weekdays, and 9am to 5pm on weekends.
|Business Events and Resources|
Council has partnered with Business Victoria to offer free online workshops, trainings and resources for people wanting to start or grow a small business. Below are a list of some of the workshops currently available. If you're seeking training in another business topic, Upskill My Business has a range of other courses for you to explore.
|Free mentoring for small business|
The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is offering free business recovery and resilience mentoring to eligible small business owners in Victoria.
Get tailored guidance on business recovery, market transformation, digital literacy and engagement, market and supply chain diversification, and retraining from experienced business professionals.
Eligible Victorian businesses can now claim four free two-hour mentoring sessions with an experienced professional to help them make informed decisions about the future of their business.
Apply today - https://www.victorianchamber.com.au/business-support/crisis-information/business-recovery-and-resilience-mentoring
|Looking for Wider business Networks?|
Join the Business Victoria Facebook page - I am a small business owner in Victoria, Australia and connect with over 20,000 members of Victoria's small business community. Click on the link to join the community today - https://m.facebook.com/groups/businessvic
|Business Profile - Noodledoof Brewing and Distilling Co|
Friends Brian, Sam (Noodle) and Alex (Doof) started Noodledoof – a craft brewery and distillery business in Koroit (128 Commercial Road), out of their passion for brewers and supporting local content and produce.
The three converted a garage into a stylish brew house making quality craft beer and spirits that are exciting, adventurous and approachable.
Noodledoof beers utilise local ingredients and are influenced by the changing seasons allowing the team to get creative in the brew house, with a constantly evolving tap list. Most of the beers are made in small batches so check in regularly to see what they have been up to lately.
In just under 2 years, Brian, Sam and Alex have reinvented their business model to stay relevant in the challenging Covd-19 period while meeting market demands. The business also offers fine dining and café experiences. Noodledoof have an online store to buy branded merchandise. In exciting news, the business recently won an award for the best commercial beer at the 2021 Ballarat Beer Festival.
For further information about our service or if you need help with accessing any of the resources provided, please contact Council's Economic Development and Tourism Team on 03 1300 656 564 or general inquiries can be emailed to email@example.com