Business Competitiveness ProgramMay 3, 2021
Applications are now open for round one of the Victorian Government’s Business Competitiveness Program.
As part of the new Manufacturing and Industry Development Fund, the program is helping to create local jobs and improve international competitiveness by backing Victorian manufacturers to expand their operations and implement new technologies and processes.
Grants of up to 33 per cent of eligible project expenditure, up to a maximum grant amount of $500,000, will be allocated on a competitive basis for projects to be completed within 18 months of receiving the grant.
Eligible projects include the purchase and commissioning of capital equipment, manufacturing product and process improvements, prototyping, evaluation and testing of new products and processes, and supply chain capability development. Further details can be found in the program guidelines linked below.
Go to the Business Victoria website for more information and apply before 20 June.
You’re invited: Connect to Thrive ExpoApril 22, 2021
The South West chapter of Thriving Communities Partnership is hosting the first ‘Connect to Thrive expo’, featuring local initiatives to encourage collaboration across businesses and organisations.
Two online events are being held with speakers from:
- Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West,
- Live 4 Life Southern Grampians,
- Find Your Voice – All Abilities Choir
- Hycel Deakin,
- Wata Waetnanda Group and
- the South West LLEN.
For more info and to grab your free tickets click link in bio or visit www.thriving.org.au/tcpevents
Chasing the Dream! Magazine Issue 3 is available NOW!
The 3rd edition of the Southwest’s first digital business magazine, Chasing The Dream!, is now available!
Inside you can read all about the brand new business development program – Chasers Getting Results® – which is designed to help you achieve better marketing, easier sales and bigger profits.
This issue also contains;
- an interview with four-time TEDx speaker and founder of B1G1 Business for GOOD, Paul Dunn.
- a featured customer success story focusing on Judi and Susan O’Brien from The Land of Eternal Youth.
- information on how to get your copy of the international best selling book, ‘Legacy – Sustainable Development Goals in Action’ co-authored by Chris Beks.
- educational articles to help you develop and grow your business.
AGRIFOOD EVOLUTION PROGRAM – GREAT SOUTH COASTApril 9, 2021
Applications are open for the Great South Coast Agrifood Evolution Program, a 12 week Seeds of Growth course that will equip you with the foundational skills and tools to transform your ideas into revenue generating business.
Agri-food is the heart of the Great South Coast Victoria region and has been identified as one of the key long-term growth sectors promoting the region as a regional centre of excellence for food production. This program is about exploring, enhancing and capitalising on the potential of the region as a diverse food production region by building capacity in its agri-food entrepreneurs.
This initiative, proudly supported by Council and other GSC Councils in partnership Food Innovation Australia Limited, Beanstalk, Wimmera Development Association, offers weekly masterclass workshops, mentoring and networking to help advance your business.
With only 12 spaces available and a registration fee of $100, this is your perfect opportunity to build your business and realise your next growth horizon.
For more information and to register, visit – https://agrifoodevolution.thinkific.com/courses/seedsofgrowth
Application close Sunday 25 April.
Come and try The Hive at South West TAFE for free – special offer
Are you looking for a bright and comfortable space to get some work done and potentially meet likeminded people? Or a place for a meeting, host a workshop or event, meet a client or hold a video conference?
The Hive at South West TAFE in Warrnambool is a modern and versatile hub supporting entrepreneurial activity, businesses, events, meetings and community collaboration!
Professionally cleaned 3 times a day, The Hive features hot desks, meeting rooms, fast Wi-Fi internet, photocopying facilities, a collaborative space with interactive display and whiteboards, lockers and access to great food and coffee.
Residents of Moyne Shire are invited to come and try The Hive for free. Offer includes hot desk use and Wi-Fi from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday until 31 December 2021. Offer limited to one free visit per person residing in Moyne Shire. To claim offer, please email Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 5564 8814.
For more information and photos look up The Hive on Facebook and Instagram or visit www.swtafe.edu.au/the-hive
Great South Coast AgriFood Evolution Innovation Inspiration SessionsMarch 25, 2021
These FREE virtual sessions are aimed at giving you the insights on how the world is changing and what opportunity this presents. By the end of the session you will be inspired about how you can innovate and prepare for the future and also learn about the exciting chance to participate in the 90-Day Seeds of Growth Program designed for entrepreneurs wanting to take their business to a whole new level.
This is your perfect opportunity to build your business and realise your next growth horizon.
Session 1: Monday 29 March (6:00PM – 8PM)
Session 2: Wednesday 31 March (9:00AM – 11AM)
Session 3: Wednesday 31 March (12:30PM – 2:30PM)
This program is brought to you by Moyne Shire Council in partnership Food Innovation Australia Limited, Warrnambool City, Corangamite, Southern Grampians and Glenelg Shire Councils.
ADX Melbourne 2012 – 6-8 May, Melbourne Convention CentreMarch 22, 2021
ADX is Australia’s Premier Dental Expo, come say hi at booth 286.
Dynamic Business Technologies is a multi-award winning IT Company, with specialisation in the Dental Industry
We have Coverage in Newcastle NSW, Yarraville VIC & Hamilton VIC.
We hope to see you at ADX 2021.
The Primary Producer Knowledge Network (PPKN) Campfire platform is set to launchMarch 19, 2021
The Primary Producer Knowledge Network (PPKN) Campfire platform is set to launch soon and we need your help to ignite it.
How to help?
Become a Community Champion.
One hour to attend a fun, interactive online information session followed by as little or as much time as you can give.
What is involved?
We’ll provide you with Campfire training and a communications pack and then ask you to spread the word about Campfire. Some examples of how you can be a Campfire Community Champion include:
– ‘Campfire chat’ – a short conversation informing someone about Campfire
– ‘Cuppa around the Campfire’ – sitting down with a friend and helping them access Campfire
– ‘Campfire on the Grapevine’ – distributing flyers to your email list or passing on a media release to your local newspaper
– ‘Pop-up Campfire’ – organising a community gathering that our team can attend and demonstrate the Campfire platform
To Register: CLICK HERE
South West Emerging Leaders – applications now openMarch 18, 2021
South West Emerging Leaders is a leadership and personal development program for Year 11 students living in the Shires of Moyne or Corangamite or the City of Warrnambool.
Participation is free, thanks to the generous support of regional businesses and philanthropic organisations.
Over the course of eight months, students take part in a series of online and face-to-face activities focusing on topics such as:
- self-leadership and leading when you’re not in charge
- mindset and motivation
- health, mind and happiness
- the future of work in the Great South Coast
- confidence and public speaking
- … and much more.
In addition, participants are matched with an industry-based mentor for the duration of the program.
Selection is based on attitude and willingness to commit to the program. No prior leadership experience needed.
Request an application form by emailing email@example.com. Applications close April 12.
South West Emerging Leaders is auspiced by Deakin University.
National Centre for Farmer Health | Research Assistant/Project ManagerMarch 16, 2021
We are looking for a Research Assistant / Project Manager
Part-time (0.6) and fixed term until February 2022
RES_148 $64,397 – $70,293 + 17% Superannuation
Applications for this position close on 24th March
The NCFH is currently one year into a 2.5-year project (Primary Producer Knowledge Network). The project aims to prevent mental injury for primary producers (including farmers and fishers) by changing workplace culture and practices. We require a Project Manager to be responsible for the day-to-day planning, coordination, implementation, execution and completion of the project—ensuring consistency with the project governance framework, organisational strategy, commitments and goals.
Read more & apply: https://farmerhealth.org.au/careers