Business Programs and Workshops

Business Workshops & Events

Corangamite Shire hosts a range of business workshops and networking events, aiming to assist businesses with the opportunity to further advance business related skills and knowledge.

The program is regularly being updated throughout the year, so please visit the Business Corangamite Facebook page for all the latest information. 

Upcoming workshops include:

Mastering the Meta-Verse
Thursday 23 May 2024, 10.00am-12.00pm
Killara Centre, Camperdown
Due to demand, we have invited Nat from The Social Connection to lead us for an interactive 2-hour workshop learning how to use Meta. Meta is THE social media business tool that links Facebook and Instagram. Learning this skill will save you time (and money). Don't miss out on this opportunity to level up your social media game and stay ahead.
Book here: Mastering the Meta-verse

DAMA Information & Migration Information
Wednesday 12 June 2024
Simpson & District Community Centre

Session 1: 11am-12.30pm DAMA
Session 2: 1pm-2.30pm Migration Information

Session 1: DAMA with the Designated Area Migration Agreement Coordinator. Understand the fundamentals and benefits of the DAMA program, recent changes and PR Pathway, Q+A session.
Session 2: Information session with Daniel McKinnon, Top Class International, covering the Migration Strategy, updates on the Core Skills occupation list for the planned Skills in Demand Visa and the Pacific Engagement visa. Q+A session.
Book Here: DAMA and Migration

Crafting Your 'Plan on a Page'
Wednesday 12 June 2024, 5.30pm-7.30pm
Killara Centre, Camperdown
An immersive 2-hour workshop, designed to empower you to clearly have your business vision written into a concise and actionable 'plan on a page'. Liz Grant, from What Your Customers Want will lead the session and guide you through each essential element of your business plan. Ideal for applicants wanting to apply for Council's Business Assistance Scheme program.
Book Here: Plan on a Page

If you would like to receive direct contact for upcoming workshops or networking events, please contact our Economy and Prosperity team via email or phone 5593 7100

Small Business Mentoring

Corangamite Shire in conjunction with Small Business Mentoring Service (SBMS) is offering mentoring sessions to support businesses which are situated within the Corangamite local government area. Mentoring includes free one-to-one sessions as part of Small Business Clinics, that provide general business advice and can assist you in the steps you need to take to overcome an issue or information gap. Mentoring opportunities are also available for one-to-one sessions out of business hours. 

For more information contact Economic Development & Tourism Coordinator, Samantha Fox on 5593 7193 or for information on the Small Business Clinics visit the Small Business Mentoring Service website. 

Small Business Bus

Whether you're planning, starting or growing your business, the Small Business Bus can help you to develop your business ideas and capabilities. Free 45-minute sessions are provided by an experienced business mentor, with sessions tailored to address the specific needs of your business.

For more information, or for location details, visit the website or contact 13 22 15.

Dairy Australia have information specific for dairy industry planning. 

Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism and Victorian Tourism Industry Council are providing regular updates for tourism industry.