Business Workshops

These workshops have been developed to help prospective and also current businesses grow.  The workshops will cover various areas of business which are essential for growth. 

Six Steps to Business Success

Churchill Series

Do you have a business or are you planning to start one? The Six Steps to Success for your Small Business program is designed to provide you with the tools to build the foundations of a successful business. The workshops will be delivered each Thursday night over a 6 week period. With a maximum of 15 participants the program provides an opportunity to develop your network and give your business the best opportunity starting out.

Where: Churchill Neighbourhood Centre
When: Thursday 18 July -  Thursday 22 August
Cost: $60 per person.

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Gippsland Business Festival 2019

The Gippsland Business Festival is back in August with events, workshops and mentoring taking place across Latrobe City Council. Highly sought after speaker and author Chris Helder will launch the festival on Tuesday 6 August at MOMO Café Traralgon, discussing how to create genuine connections with your customers and take your business to the next level. The 2019 Gippsland Business Festival will also feature a keynote presentation from founder of the famous Beechworth Bakeryand business leader Tom O’Toole and events on business development and cash flow, marketing and social media, entrepreneurs and start-ups, and employing and leading people. It is an opportunity for small business people to network, upskill, learn and grow.

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Business Breakfast With Chris Helder

Latrobe City Council is pleased to invite you to The Power of Influence with Chris Helder. Chris is a business communication genius and master storyteller whose presentations have radically transformed how thousands of people worldwide communicate with clients, customers, colleagues, staff and teams in a digital age.oday the pressures of running a business can feel overwhelming with another item on the to-do list, bills to pay and constantly trying to stay ahead of the curve. In this high-energy session learn the secrets to increase your effectiveness, cut the noise and discover the activities that will give you real results in your business.

Where: MOMO Traralgon, 103 Seymour Street, Traralgon
When: Tuesday 6 August, 7.15am to 9am
Cost: $25 per person, includes hot breakfast and barista made coffee

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Business Networking Event

Come along to this business networking event where you will hear from inspirational Beechworth Bakery founder, Tom O'Toole. Tom will delve into the ingredients of success and share his incredible entrepreneurial story of how he created Australia's most successful stand-alone retail bakery business. Employing over 250 staff with a turnover in excess of $17 million and serving over 1 million customers per year, the bakery is testament to Tom's savvy entrepreneurship, drive and innovative business practices. Tom will deliver plenty of practical take away messages and attendees will leave feeling inspired and ready to take their business to the next level. There will be fantastic opportunities to network with other like-minded businesses while enjoying Little Prince's famous food & hospitality.

Where: Little Prince Eating House & Bar, 58 Hotham Street, Traralgon
When: Thursday 29 August, 6pm to 8pm
Cost: $25 per person, includes dinner

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Free Business Mentoring Sessions

Latrobe City Council in conjunction with SBMS is offering free business mentoring and face-to-face assistance will be available on board the Small Business Bus. Delivered by an experienced professional mentor, free 45-minute sessions are tailored to address the specific needs of your business.
If all sessions are filled please contact Terri Plozza Economic Development Officer 1300 367 700 or to discuss further options.

Where: Outside DELWP Office, 71 Hotham Street, Traralgon
When: Tuesday 13 August, 10am to 4pm
Cost: FREE 

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For more information on any of the above workshops phone Terri Plozza, Economic Development Officer 5128 5460 or email