Farm business, small business support - RFCS WSW
Get to know your local RFCS

Confidential, free, independent & invaluable business support for #StrongRuralCommunities

The government-funded RFCS has operated nationwide for 35 years in 2021, providing free business support to primary producers. The RFCS now also supports rural and regional small business owners experiencing or at risk of financial hardship, or just navigating the challenges of operating after drought, bushfire or COVID19.

RFCS WSW is your local provider with counsellors working across Victoria’s western region.

Rural financial counsellors and small business financial counsellors are based in the regions they work in, and understand local conditions and communities.

RFCS WSW takes a holistic approach to financial counselling. A well-being in business program ensures anyone working with a financial counsellor is fully supported.

Call directly or refer a client, patient, friend or neighbour.

Business Development Specialist - Ceebeks Business Solutions for GOOD
Chasing the Dream! Magazine Issue 2 is available NOW
Issue 2 of the Southwest Victoria’s first business magazine – Chasing the Dream Magazine is now available!
In this edition you will not only read about the origins of our journey but also find out about our new business program – Chasers Getting Results ® – for those business owners who want to build a business that is sustainable and capable of scaling quickly.
You can read the magazine right here
Don’t forget to share it with your friends, family and colleagues.
Have a great day!
Are you a HRBA member?

Have you ever thought about become a member of the Hamilton Regional Business Association, but didn’t know how to go about it, or what the benefits were?

As a HRBA member, you can:

  • Promote your news and events through HRBA’s monthly newsletter.
  • Link to your business website through the HRBA website.
  • Seek lobbying and advocacy support for your business or industry.
  • Attend monthly networking events free of charge.
  • Attend training and other information forums free of charge.
  • Obtain a discount on your businesses VECCI membership.

Check out our website for more information,  call – 0488 102 650 or email

Head of Community & Customer Success - Localised

Regional Victoria will host over 100 events in all nine of the Victorian Regional Partnerships across the state. Victoria’s regional towns are a hive of innovation these days and the local festivals have grown over the last few years thanks to the passion and commitment of the local industry.

Check out the full schedule at

A number of these events will be hosted online, including:

Modern Small Business – Free Online Series (hosted by Marketing Entourage & Glenelg Shire Council:

Regional Growth Summit 2019:

Business Development Specialist - Ceebeks Business Solutions for GOOD
The Chasers Meet Up – 26th June

The business journey can at times be lonely. Your friends, family and team members might not understand why you put in so much time, blood, sweat and tears…

… but other business owners ‘get’ you!

That’s why on the last Wednesday of each month we bring some of the local small business community together for a couple of hours of learning, fun, food & drinks.

It’s called ‘The Chasers Meet Up’ and is a great chance to meet other business owners on the same entrepreneurial journey as you, share ideas and collaborate and find out what’s working for them as they chase their dream!

100% of all profits go to helping Food Share… and it’s tax deductible too!

This month our guest speaker will be Mark Lantry, from Dynamic Business Technologies, who will speak about Cybersecurity issues and how to protect your identity and business from fraud and theft. Mark has a special offer of a complimentary deep web scan valued at $99 for all businesses who attend.

Secure your ticket, learn and collaborate with fellow ‘Chasers’!

Minimum donation is $50 per ticket