Learn the essentials
There are a number of ways the City and state government departments can assist business owners. We have provided some links below to allow you to explore what assistance is available.
Business Victoria is the number one website to visit when starting out or changing your business. They offer in depth online and call centre advice around topics such as;
- Setting up a business
- The latest news and innovations in the business world
- Marketing, sales and online
- Money, profit and accounting
- Hiring and managing staff
- Export – access global markets
- Disputes, disasters and succession
- Events, workshops and small business bus
- Support for your business
- Selling goods and services
- Fair Trading
Go to www.business.vic.gov.au
Join the City’s library and gain unlimited free access to Lynda.com, from LinkedIn. Lynda provides online business courses, tutorials and lessons created by industry experts.
- Take beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons on basic business software such as Microsoft Word, Excel or Powerpoint.
- Learn about online marketing, or web design.
- Find out how to use the latest information technology.
- View industry basics such as – managing for results, performance review foundations, leading productive employees.
Small Business Education Videos
The City has partnered with global business specialist ActionCOACH to bring you an A – Z of essential business practices.
Visit www.youtube.com and search under Small Business Growth Accelerator Series.
View 14 webinars on the topics of;
- Re-igniting the fire in your business
- Turning tyre kickers into money in the bank
- Get the clients you really want
- Kick that time management challenge for good
- Increase your profitability by a guaranteed 61%
- Get them coming back again and again
- Finances aren’t my thing
- We’re building a first class team
- The right person in the right job
- If only everyone in the team did it like me
- Can a one page business plan really work
- Tips for grant writing
- Bendigo Funding Finder
- City of Greater Bendigo’s Economic Development Unit – Small Business