Six steps to successful small business workshops

Posted on 19 April 2017

Type: Announcement


Have you recently started a business or are you planning to start one? The Six Steps to Success for your Small Business series is designed to provide you with the tools to build the foundations of a successful business.

When and where

The workshop series will be delivered each Wednesday night over a 6 week period by an experienced external facilitator at Latrobe City Council Traralgon Service Centre, 34-38 Kay Street, Traralgon. 

With a maximum of 20 participants the series provides an opportunity to develop your network and give your business the best opportunity starting out.


Register for the entire workshop series for $30, or attend individual workshops for $10 each at


Starting your business right

31 May, 5.30 - 9pm

Thinking of starting a business but not sure where to begin? This Small Business Victoria workshop will step you through the process, help you get set up right the first time and connect you to a range of government resources and free mentoring.

Understanding marketing

14 June, 5.30 - 7.30pm

Marketing is simply how well potential and existing customers know what your business does. So marketing is not just about getting new customers, it is a vital part of building and establishing your business brand. Develop a marketing action plan to focus your effort and resources in the right areas, including market research, online activities and customer service.

Effective record-keeping

28 June, 5.30 - 7.30pm

How easily can you access ‘at a glance’ information about your business to reliably inform important decisions? Good record keeping impacts both your business growth and your bottom line.  Unlock the benefits of effective record keeping, control systems and financial solutions to optimise your business profitability and performance.

Business planning essentials

7 June, 5.30 - 7.30pm

A clear business plan is an essential determiner of long-term business success – as the saying goes, ‘fail to plan and you plan to fail’. Get the tools, templates and support you need to guide you through the key steps in the planning process and give your business the best chance of success.

Your business in a digital world

21 June, 5.30 - 7.30pm

Do you feel confused, overwhelmed or nervous about taking your business online? You have come to the right place. Whether starting a new business or taking an existing business online, this short workshop will help you make informed decisions about the right online tools for your business.

Keep the cash flowing

4 July 5.30 - 7.30pm

Even a profitable business can fail if it runs out of cash. Cash flow is the lifeblood of a business because it allows you to pay your bills and be free of financial stress. Avoid running out of cash in your business by learning how to effectively forecast and improve your cash flow, and never get left short again.

Book your place

Register for the entire workshop series for $30, or attend individual workshops for $10 each at