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In partnership with agencies, a number of workshops and events to support and develop small business are available.  Bookings are essential and can be completed through following the links below.

Hobsons Bay City Council information expo in Bendigo on future capital works for contractors

Thursday September 5, 2019 - Drop in anytime between 4pm to 6pm

Hobsons Bay City Council, with support from City of Greater Bendigo, invites you to attend and information expo featuring partnership opportunities for the Hobsons Bay capital works projects over the next five years. Hobsons Bay, located in Melbournes inner west, is a coastal city on the move - and we want you to be a part of it.

  • Date: Thursday September 5, 2019
  • Time: 4pm tp 6pm drop in session
  • Location: All Seasons, The Fernery Room, 171-183 McIvor Road, Bendigo  
  • Cost: free

RSVP by Friday, August 30, 2019

Suzi Smolski

Phone. 03 9932 1145 or e-mail [email protected]

Light refreshments will be provided

Winning Government Business Workshop

Whether the idea of tendering for government business has you scratching your head about where to start, or sends you screaming in a tangle of red tape, think again. The Australian government sector spends billions annually procuring products and services. If you’re not putting your business forward as a potential supplier, you’re missing out. This workshop will show you, step by step, how to maximise your chances of success.

Small Business Bus - Bendigo, Elmore, Strathdale and Maiden Gully

Whether you're planning, starting or growing your business, the Victorian Government's Small Business Bus can help you to develop your business ideas and capabilities.

Delivered by experts from the Small Business Mentoring Service (SBMS), the on board mentoring sessions can help you to identify a clear direction for your business, discuss key issues and priorities, and develop an action plan to achieve your goals.

Five free 45-minute sessions are available from 10am until 4pm.

Please note that only one session is available for each business, and bookings are essential.






Taking Your Business Online

Get yourself ready to launch your business online at this essential digital workshop that goes right back to basics to build a complete picture of the opportunities ahead. Learn how to make informed choices about websites and social media, get across search engines and online advertising, size up the benefits each offers your business and know where to access the right tools to begin.


      • Record Keeping (GST Registered)

      Designed for small business owners who want to learn how to keep records - to claim all entitled deductions and are registered for GST or, who are thinking of registering for GST. 

      • Date: Wednesday September 18, 2019
      • Time: 10am-12 Noon
      • Cost: free
      • Register here

      Record Keeping (Non GST Registered)

      Designed for small business owners who want to learn how to keep records to claim all entitled deductions and are not registered for GST.

      • Date: Wednesday September 18, 2019
      • Time: 1.30pm-3.30pm
      • Cost: free
      • Register here

      Single Touch Payroll

      Designed for small business owners who want to understand payroll tax and super reporting obligations as an employer, using the streamlined Single Touch Payroll.

      • Date: Thursday September 19, 2019
      • Time: 2pm-3pm
      • Cost: free
      • Register here

      Tax Essentials for Small Business

      Designed for small business owners who want to understand business structures and their different rules, tax rates and obligations; tax and non-tax business registrations; allowable deductions, including motor vehicle deductions, depreciation and home-based business expenses; annual and quarterly reporting requirements; record keeping principles; and where to go for help and information when needed.

      • Date: Thursday September 19, 2019
      • Time: 10am-12 Noon
      • Cost: free
      • Register here

      We would love to support you!

      Contact one of our friendly Business Help Desk staff on 03 5434 6000 for a one on one meeting or email [email protected]

      Capital works information expo for Hobsons Bay City Council at All Seasons

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