Business News

Small Business Workshops

Employing People The Right Way- March 10, 2016
5:30-9:30pm, Latrobe City Council Headquarters, Morwell
This practical and interactive workshop will teach participants how to find people, contract them, induct them and manage them in line with good management practice and legal requirements.

Starting Your Business Right- March 17, 2016
5:30-9pm, Latrobe City Council Headquarters, Morwell 
Led by an expert with real-life small business experience, this workshop will cover all the essentials from evaluating business-readiness, market-analysis, determining the best structure, preparing a business plan and a step-bystep guide to getting registered.

Marketing for Growth- April 13, 2016
5:30-9pm, Moe Service Centre
A dynamic marketing strategy is the key to achieving business growth objectives. With the latest information and insights from a small business marketing expert and a suite of best-practice templates and resources, this workshop is designed to suit businesses at all stages.

Starting Your Business Right- May 12, 2016
5:30-9pm, Latrobe City Council Headquarters, Morwell
Led by an expert with real-life small business experience, this workshop will cover all the essentials from evaluating business-readiness, market-analysis, determining the best structure, preparing a business plan and a step-bystep guide to getting registered.

Business Planning Essentials- June 15, 2016
5:30-9pm, Traralgon Service Centre
Business planning helps us to think ahead to identify and avoid future issues and discover new opportunities. A good business plan can be a vital tool when seeking finance, leasing premises, getting permits and engaging staff. 

For more info and to book:

Visit Latrobe City's Eventbrite page or contact:

Business Development Team
Latrobe City Council 
busdev@latrobe.vic.gov.au
1300 367 700

Gain, maintain and retain customers

The Business Development team has engaged Competitive Edge to deliver eSuccess, a group training program through Grow Your Business funding.

New streamlined website for business programmes and services

The Department of Industry has produced a new website to simplify and streamlined information and services provided by the Australian Government.

Launched on 1 July 2014, the Single Business Service will streamline the way businesses access industry information and services by putting their needs first, providing quality and consistent services at the lowest possible cost.

Single Business Service assistance is available to all Australian businesses and consists of a consolidated online presence accessible any time and anywhere, hotline support and a face-to-face business services to businesses.

Support includes information for businesses that is easy to find and understand, tailored advice for businesses when they choose to access it, and direct links to Australian Government programmes and services, including the new Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme.

For more information, please visit AusIndustry or phone 13 28 46.

Publications

Employment and Industry Survey

Over 300 local businesses responded to the 2013 Employment and Industry Survey, which provided information on recent trends, issues impacting businesses and future expectations for sales growth and capital investment.

For a copy of the report and to find out about the Latrobe business environment, call 1300 367 700.

Gippsland Regional Plan

The Gippsland Regional Plan (GRP) is a long-term strategic plan that aims to manage the emerging challenges in our region to shape a successful future. The GRP analyses the region's economic, social and environmental challenges and trends, and sets a strategic vision for Gippsland with priority areas for action.

It is the product of the combined efforts of Gippsland's local governments, State Government departments, key business and community representations and the Gippsland Committee of Regional Development Australia.

Delivery of the Gippsland Regional Plan will drive Gippsland's future prosperity as it increasingly becomes the region of choice to live, work, invest and visit.

Gippsland Freight Strategy

The Gippsland Freight Strategy has been developed in collaboration with local Councils, State Government agencies and industry. The Gippsland Freight Strategy seeks to deliver a range of benefits, including reduced operating costs for business; a stronger regional economic base; increased safety on the region’s transport network; enhanced desirability of Gippsland as a lifestyle and investment destination; and improved local and regional environments.