City of Maribyrnong - Business Bulletin - January 2022
To our Maribyrnong Business Community,
We are already at the end of January and the sun is shining brightly across our wonderful City.
After a short break, the Economic Development team are ready to kick off the year with some exciting projects to provide business support and networking opportunities in our community which will help local businesses grow and prosper. More information will be revealed over the coming weeks.
Have you listened to our business podcast series How The West Is #1? These podcasts tell the stories of local business owners and their journeys to becoming successful businesses in the west. It's an ode to humble beginnings and innovative ideas, revealing fascinating and inspiring stories about doing business is the City of Maribyrnong. Learn more about our podcasts in the story below.
If you'd like to be featured in an upcoming podcast and chat about your business, email the Economic Development Team today.
Economic Development Team, Maribyrnong City Council
|How The West Is #1 Business Podcasts |
How the West is #1 is a business podcast series released by Council in late 2021 that takes a look into the back-stories of some of our local business owners and how they have gotten to where they are today.
The first series featured 5 business operators, and podcast host Jules Brooke (of 'She's the Boss' fame) guides us through a friendly and informative conversation that highlights that there is no one single path that leads us towards business success.
The podcast series is available to stream from a number of places such as 'A-Cast', Spotify, or iTunes, so when you feel like a bit of inspiration jump on line for a listen.
Listen now on A-Cast.
A second series of the podcast will be commissioned by Council and if you have an interesting back story to your business that you'd like to share, send us an email to email@example.com with a few dot points by Friday 4th February to be considered for the second series.
The only requirements to be considered are that you have a business located within the City of Maribyrnong and you have your business profile added FREE to the Maribrynong Localised platform.
|ATO - Know your rights and obligations for selling online|
Did you know your obligations under the Australian Consumer Law still apply whether you run a business online or at a bricks-and-mortar store?
Learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a business online.
|Looking after your mental health and wellbeing|
The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, physical distancing, quarantining and isolation may make you feel anxious, stressed and worried. These are normal responses during difficult times.
|Start, Now 2022 - Pre Accelerator Program for Startups|
Start, Now have partnered with LaunchVic to help more early stage founders take the leap through a pre-accelerator program to help their business idea grow.
If you have an idea that has high growth potential, has technology as a key component of the idea and a can-do attitude, then this FREE program is for you.
The Victorian Government has announced more essential workers will be eligible for an exemption from close contact home isolation requirements to attend their workplace.
Workers in the following sectors are eligible for an exemption:
If a worker who has tested positive for COVID-19 and has worked indoors in the work premise during their infectious period, they must inform their workplace as soon as possible.
The workplace must identify and inform other workers who are contacts (including sub-contractors, but not patrons).
All Victorians that test
positive to COVID-19 on a rapid antigen test must now report this result to the
department via our website. The link to submit a test result is available here:
COVID-19 Positive Rapid Antigen Test Self-Reporting Form.
|Energy Efficient Communities Food and Beverage Manufacturing Business Grant Program|
Are you a small or medium business in the food or beverage manufacturing sector? An Energy Efficient Communities (EEC) grant can provide funding to help you improve energy efficiency and lower power bills.
Read more here
Useful Business Links