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. 

Business planning essentials
How to build a road map to success – Echuca (E20920)

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 

Date:          Thursday, 2 August
Time:          11- 1pm
Where:       Campaspe Shire Function Room, 2 Heygarth Street, Echuca
Cost:           $20, including lunch
To book, please click here 

Creating effective digital content
What works and why – Kyabram (E20933)

Learn how to:

  • Set your tone and style
  • Write digestible customer-focused content
  • Maximise your exposure in Google with best practice website content, titles and headings
  • Capture the interest of your target audience
  • Choose tools to automate content gathering and research, such as Google Alerts
  • Develop effective headlines across websites, email marketing and social media
  • Source usable images
  • Develop video content, including dos and don’ts.

Date:      Thursday, 9 August
Time:      7.30 – 9.30am
Where:   Park View Café, Kyabram Fauna Park, Lake Road Kyabram
Cost:      $20 includes breakfast
To book, please click here 

Getting paid in building & construction
Fast track your cash flow – Rochester (E20939)

Get to know the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment (SOP) Act, what your options are when payments are disputed, how to negotiate and where to get help if you get into strife.

Make sure you get paid what you deserve and put your business on the path to financial fitness.

Learn how to speed payments into your account on time, every time, with proven simple steps that will streamline your business systems and financial record keeping. Put an end to financial stress at this Small Business Victoria workshop developed specifically for small operators in the building and construction industry, one of many that have helped businesses in Victoria get started for more than 10 years. 

Date:          Wednesday, 15 August
Time:          6.30 – 8.30pm
Where:       Rochester Wine Tavern, 49 Moore Street, Rochester
Cost:           $20 includes finger food
To book, please click here 

Marketing your business
How to get it right first time – Tongala (E20923)

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

When:         Tuesday, 21 August
Date:          11- 1pm
Where:       Tongala Community Activities Centre, Mangan Street, Tongala
Cost:           $20.00
To book, please click here

Facebook for your business
Everything you need to get started – Kyabram (E20922)

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

Date:          Wednesday, 22 August
Date:          6 – 8pm
Where:       Kyabram Community Learning Centre, Lake Road, Kyabram
Cost:           $20.00
To book, please click here

Effective time management
How to get more done (E20938)

Learn how to:

  • Identify and remove distractions
  • Set smart goals
  • Get on top of records, systems and processes
  • Start every day productively
  • Delegate and prioritise
  • Communicate efficiently
  • Conquer procrastination
  • Access tools, templates, support and resources

Date:          Wednesday, 29 August
Time:          7.30 – 9.30am
Where:       Campaspe Shire Function Room, (next to the Law Courts) 2 Heygarth Street, Echuca
Cost:           $20
To book, please click here

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 2924 or [email protected]