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Workshops and Training

Small business mentoring

The Victorian Government through the Dry Seasonal Conditions Initiative will provide businesses in our shire with up to five free mentoring sessions.

To book your sessions go to www.sbms.org.au and click on 'I want to book with a voucher', use voucher code dsci5b


To assist businesses impacted by dry seasonal conditions, the Small Business Mentoring Service with the support of Small Business Victoria are conducting Small Business Clinics.

These 45-minute, one-on-one sessions are supported by council.


Clinic details:

Thursday 5 December


Venue: Bairnsdale Customer Service Centre, 24 Service Street

Register now

Business Training Workshops

Starting Your Business        Monday 1 March 2020, 9.30 am

There are no guarantees in business, but often it’s what you do before you get started that will ensure those vital first steps are on the right path for the best chance of success.

Find out how to plan, prepare and test your business idea, step by step, in a small group setting that will equip you to make informed decisions about what you need to do next to minimise the risks and make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead.


Bairnsdale Library, Service Street


Register at Trybooking

For further information contact Marlene Rickhuss, Ph: 5153 9500 or email


Business Planning - How to build a roadmap to success     Monday 20 April 2020, 9.30 am

In this workshop you will learn how to:

• Discover and explore new opportunities
• Identify key risks and limits to growth
• Solve problems using a range of tools and processes
• Think ahead and size up future directions
• Create a business framework
• Develop strategies to fast track success
• Build a one-page business plan
• Access tools, templates, support and resources


Bairnsdale Library, Service Street


Register at trybooking

For further information contact Marlene Rickhuss, Ph: 5153 9500 or email


Want To Get Your Business Moving 

Are you looking to start a small business but not sure how?  Do you own a business and need expert advice on how to grow and thrive?


The Small Business Bus offers:

Free confidential mentoring provided by a small business specialist.

Advice on developing your business idea, formulate a business plan, marketing your business, improving your understanding of cash flow management and more.

Friendly assistance from a Small Business Victoria's programs and services information officer.


Book a session and discover how the Small Business Bus can help you plan, start or grow your business. To register visit Small Business Victoria's website.


Small Business Bus Dates: Lakes Entrance, 22 Mechanics Street on Monday 22 June 2020 between 10am - 4pm.  




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