One of the many valuable supports Campaspe Shire Council offers the local business community is a series of business skills workshops and seminars for business owners, managers and staff.

Relevant training can improve skills, increase knowledge and make your business more efficient. It can also motivate staff to do the best job possible for your enterprise.

The workshops and seminars offered by council have been heavily subsidised and offer significant value. This kind of training should be seen as an investment in growing your business to its full potential.

Details of upcoming workshops and seminars are published below. These are held in conjunction with Small Business Victoria and delivered by industry experts. To book, please use the online booking link. 

Small Business Victoria workshops for 2019

Starting Your Business: How to turn an idea into a business

Thursday, 21 February
7:30  – 11am
Campaspe Shire Function Room (next to Law Courts)
2 Heygarth Street, Echuca VIC 3564
Tickets $30

Learn how to:
Test your idea, product or service
Assess your business readiness and next steps to fill any gaps
Analyse your market
Decide the business structure that’s right for you
Understand and manage your business risks and opportunities
Prepare a business plan
Complete all the steps to register and set up your business
Access ongoing advice and support to help your business grow 

Marketing your business: How to get it right first time

Tuesday, 26 February
6 – 8pm
Tongala Community Activities Centre
94 Mangan Street, Tongala, VIC 3621
Tickets $20

Learn how to:
Set marketing goals that work
Choose the right activities for your business
Use market research and maximise customer service
Make the most of marketing processes and systems
Develop an effective marketing action plan
Attract and keep customers coming back
Get your business noticed
Maximise social media 

Finance fundamentals: How to keep cash flowing

Wednesday, 13 March
6 – 8pm
Kyabram Club
82 Allan Street, Kyabram, VIC 3620
Tickets $20

Learn how to:

Tell the difference between profit and cash
Understand the working capital cycle
Improve customer collections
Manage stock
Manage suppliers
Manage debtors
Avoid a cash flow crisis
Prepare a cash flow forecast
Access tools, templates, support and resources in future 

Taking your business online: What you need to know

Thursday, 28 March
7:30 – 9:30am
Campaspe Shire Function Room (next to Law Courts)
2 Heygarth Street, Echuca VIC 3564
Tickets $20

Learn how to:
Operate in the digital landscape
Choose the technology you’ll need to do it
Decide on a website and why you need one
Get more from email
Make the most of social media
Manage risk, privacy and cybersecurity
Build your own action plan of next steps
Access tools, templates, support and resources in future 

Facebook for your business: Everything you need to get started

Thursday, 4 April
12 – 2:00 pm
Campaspe Shire Function Room (next to Law Courts)
2 Heygarth Street, Echuca VIC 3564
Tickets $20

Learn how to:
Get your Facebook business page up and running
Set realistic budgets for time and money
Set SMART goals for your social media
Complete a social media skills audit
Learn how to produce regular content
Tips for Facebook advertising campaigns and search marketing
Apply best practice when responding to negative feedback
Refine a social media policy 

Advanced marketing: How to make your strategy work smarter

Wednesday 15 May
6 – 9:30pm
Rochester Wine Tavern & Bed and Breakfast
49 Moore Street, Rochester VIC 3561
Tickets $20

Learn how to:
Set SMART marketing goals
Identify communication gaps
Improve your current strategy
Integrate on and offline marketing
Identify new opportunities and stay competitive
Monitor and measure the return on your marketing dollar
Match product or service to target audience
Access tools, templates, support and resources in future 

Business planning essentials: How to build a road map to success

Thursday, 6 June 2019
7:30 – 9:30am
Campaspe Shire Function Room (next to Law Courts)
2 Heygarth Street, Echuca, VIC 3564
Tickets $20

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.

Small Business Victoria Bus

Free Small Business Support is coming to the Campaspe Shire

Looking to start a small business? Want to develop your existing small business?

The Small Business Bus offers free mentoring with an experienced business professional who can assist you in taking your small business to the next level.

On board the Small Business Bus you will find information on Small Business Victoria’s programs and services as well as tools and tips to help you start or grow your business. 

Bookings are essential for the mentoring sessions between 10am and 4pm, so reserve your place now at or call 13 22 15.

Outside the Business Centre
9-11 Lockington Road 3563, Lockington
Monday, 18 March 2019

Opposite Campaspe Shire Council Echuca, in front of Quest Apartments
Corner of Hare and Heygarth Streets, Echuca
Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Outside Kyabram Town Hall
207 Allan Street, Kyabram
Wednesday, 20 March 2019



These popular training sessions are heavily subsidised and are outstanding value. Book online to ensure your place now. 

For more information, contact Stacey Fraser, Business Support Officer on 5481 2824 or [email protected]