|3 May 2021|
This month's edition features information about the Business Facade Grant Program, Council's FREE advisory services, State and Federal Government assistance packages and local business offers. You will also find upcoming events, business tips, news, a retail business profile and more.
As we are now in COVID Normal please keep up to date with all the latest restrictions and requirement on the Victorian Government Coronavirus website -Information on Council services are available from Council's website as well as news and information from our Facebook page.
If you would like any further information on any of the articles, or would like your business profiled, please contact the Economic Development and Tourism team on 1300 656 564.
|Moyne Business Facade Program|
The grant acquittal process for the Moyne
Business Façade program has commenced.
|Business Adaptation Service - Round 2|
As part of Council’s COVID-19 recovery initiatives, businesses in the shire are invited to apply for the next round of the Business Adaptation Service (BAS).
Council has provided mentoring and business support to more than 50 local business owners and is now extending the offer to another 50 businesses.
Local businesses of all sizes are encouraged to submit an application for the program. Successful applicants will receive personalised mentoring and support services. Find out how to submit your Expression of Interest to receive professional business development services up to the value of $1000.Facilitated by professional business consultants with extensive and varied experience, the BAS program offers access to professional services across a broad range of areas including
For more Information call 1300 656 564 or visit www.moyne.vic.gov.au/bas
|On-Farm Energy Assessment and Grants|
Independent on-farm energy assessments are available free of charge to eligible primary producers.
The on-farm energy assessments will analyse on-farm energy use (electricity, gas and diesel) and identify opportunities for energy saving, improve output volumes per energy unit, and convert to renewable energy sources. The assessments makes recommendations tailored to the type and size of farms.
On-farm energy assessments form part of the Victorian Government's Agriculture Energy Investment Plan (AEIP) and will identify what improvements need to be made on-farm. Assessments provide the basis for tier 1 energy grants and tier 2 energy grants.
|Small Business Digital Adaptation Program|
The Small Business Digital Adaptation Program is still open to eligible sole traders, micro and small businesses.
To find more more and to join the program visit - Business Victoria website
Applications close 30 June 2021.
|ATO New Online Services for Businesses|
The Australian Taxation Office has recently launched a new section in its online services portal for businesses.
|Business Competitiveness Program|
Applications are now open for round one of the Victorian Government’s Business Competitiveness Program.
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.
|FREE Access to the Hive at South West TAFE – 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
|Business Tips : How to Write a Tax Invoice|
An invoice is a record of purchase you give to your customers as part of the process of charging them for goods and services you’ve provided. There are two ways to invoice:
|2021 Digital Innovation and Smart Agriculture Festival (DISA) 25 - 28 May|
Southern Grampians Shire Council (SGSC) presents the Digital Innovation and Smart Agriculture Festival.
The theme for DISA21 is ‘Creating Smart Regions’, looking beyond the Council boundaries to implement innovative practices, partnerships and technology to uplift regions. DISA19 showcased how rural communities are embracing new technology and innovative practices to gain an edge, DISA21 is going to be bigger and better.
The program for DISA21 takes you onto farms, into laneways, deep drives into Smart Ag workshops and connects you with the many practitioners of smart technology that are becoming important to our way of life in a regional area.
Whether you are from a rural council, work on a farm or live in a rural community, you will learn from your peers and those who have taken up the challenge to create Smart Regions across Australia. The Greater Hamilton region is transforming into a Smart Connected Community that is a leading example of a successful digital economy for regional Australia and you are invited you to become part that journey.
Tickets are now on sale and participants are encouraged to take advantage of the early bird 10% discount which ends May 11. For further information and tickets, visit disafestival.com.au or contact event co-ordinator Leesa Iredell on 0458 724 011
|Feeling Overwhelmed and Out of Control?|
Join this day-long masterclass and create your own pathway from overwhelm to a new sense of calm.
Delivered by an experienced life and leadership coach, this masterclass is for any woman who is ready to wrest back control of her ’to do’ list and her life.
Date: Friday 7 May, 2021
|May Races Public Holiday|
A reminder that the May Race Day public holiday is back this year, on Thursday, 6 May 2021.
After adopting the Melbourne Cup holiday last year in light of the pandemic, this year we will return to the Warrnambool Cup public holiday. This change is due to the shire's proximity to Warrnambool and the overlap of community members attending secondary schools, childcare, banking and employment.
The date has been approved by the Victorian Minister of Small Business and placed in the Victorian Government Gazette.
|Have you Localised your business yet?|
Did you know over 370 Moyne Shire business owners have already created a Localised profile, joining a network of over 700 people in business across the Great South Coast region? And it keeps on growing.
Localised provides a fantastic bunch of features to help your business market to a hyper-engaged local audience, as well as doing wonders for your SEO, helping your business get found on Google.
Are you an Expert?
|Business Profile - The Passage Port Fairy|
The Passage Port Fairy is a lifestyle retail store for lovers of sun, sand, and that coastal lifestyle the soul craves. The business started in 2018 as an independent family owned business.
Their store on the corner of Bank and James Street stocks predominately men’s clothing and lifestyle wares. The store offers a mix of lifetyle brands including Academy Brand, Industrie, Rodd and Gunn and street labels including Thrills, Levis, Birkenstock and Afends.
The Passage Port Fairy released two of their own capsules unique to Port Fairy. Their OG collection with their captivating logo and recently an Icons Collection detailing three major iconic places in Port Fairy.
Visit their newly renovated store on 39 Bank Street or visit their website and discover the range of authentic men’s and lifestyle goodness on offer. To learn more about the business, check out the video on on the Port Fairy Tourism's Facebook page.
For further information about our service or if you need help with accessing any of the resources provided, please contact Council's Economic Development and Tourism Team on 1300 656 564 or general inquiries can be emailed to email@example.com