The Trading Ground

 Posted: 07-12-2017

A budding entrepreneur will win a retail space at Wangaratta’s Co-Store rent free for a year, under an innovative new concept being launched by the Rural City of Wangaratta.

Expressions of Interest for ‘The Trading Ground’ open Friday, 8 December and people with amazing business ideas are encouraged to apply.

Once applications are in, people with the top 10 business ideas will be chosen to participate in workshops offered through Council’s Small Business Development Program. The workshops are designed to help people grow and cultivate their business ideas.

Following the completion of the workshops, the top 10 businesses will present their ideas to a ‘Shark Tank’ style panel that will select one winning business to have a year rent free in a retail space at the Co-Store.

Council’s Economic Development Officer Rachael Richards said The Trading Ground concept was designed to encourage potential small business owners to take the first step.

“We’ve got so many amazing small business owners in Wangaratta and plenty more people with great ideas who don’t know where to start,” she said.

“We’re looking for something that on one else offers in Wangaratta.

“The Trading Ground will help ten businesses get their start through attending the Small Business Development program workshops.

“Then for one of those businesses to get a year rent free in the Co-Store is just the perfect launching pad for their business.”

Expression of Interest forms and Rules and Regulations for The Trading Ground will be available on Council’s website from Friday. Applications close on 25 January 2018.

PDFThe Trading Ground - EOI PDF version (131 KB)

PDFThe Trading Ground Rules and Regulations PDF version (134 KB)

DOCXThe Trading Ground - EOI Word version (67 KB)

DOCXThe Trading Ground - Rules and Regulations Word version (46 KB)

Last Updated: 07-12-2017

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