Economic Development Events

The Economic Development Team at Council is committed to sharing useful information to assist our local businesses. Whether by hosting events or workshops, or utilising webinars, our aim is to inform and educate our businesses to help them grow.

Small Business Victoria Webinars 


We have two workshops planned for the remainder of 2020:

Taking your business online: What you need to know

Get yourself ready to launch your business online at this essential digital workshop that goes right back to basics to build a complete picture of the opportunities ahead. Learn how to make informed choices about websites and social media, get across search engines and online advertising, size up the benefits each offers your business and know where to access the right tools to begin.

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This webinar is co-hosted with Mildura Development Corporation and Ballarat Business Centre Incorporated. The booking is managed by Mildura Development Corporation in the interest of managing numbers effectively. There will be attendees from other municipalities. The webinar will commence with a brief introduction for each municipality, then the presenter will take over.

Winning government business: What you need to know

Whether the idea of tendering for government business has you scratching your head about where to start, or thinking about  a tangle of red tape, think again. The Australian government sector spends billions annually procuring products and services. If you’re not putting your business forward as a potential supplier, you’re missing out. This workshop will show you, step by step, how to maximise your chances of success.

Date: NOW 11/12/2020 (previously 17/11/2020)
Time: 9:30am-1pm
Booking link:

 This webinar is run by Central Goldfields Shire Council, so you will be in the company of fellow business owners in our shire.


Completed Workshops

Building resilience: How to prepare for business challenges

Every business faces exposure to risk – be it natural, such as bushfires or floods, or man-made, such as accident or illness. Without a plan to activate, your ability to shield your business from the fallout is already on the back foot. Be prepared. This three-and-a-half-hour workshop will show you how to put in place a practical plan to follow in the event of a threat to your business. You never know when you’ll be thankful you did.

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This webinar is co-hosted with Hepburn Shire Council. There will be attendees from the other shire. The webinar will commence with a brief introduction for each shire, then the presenter will take over.