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Business Support

Council's Economic Development Team assist new and existing businesses with advice and support.

To get in contact with us, email: economicdevelopment@wangaratta.vic.gov.au or call 5722 0888.

Starting Your Business

Before going into business there are many things you must consider.  If you have an idea for a business within the Rural City of Wangaratta, the Council's Economic Development team recommends you set up a time to visit with the staff to discuss your ideas.
There are also a number of usefull resources to help you such as the Victorian Government's website which outlines all you need to know about setting up a business.

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Small Business Development Program

Uncover the secrets to business growth.  We host workshops and seminars that allow businesses to connect with industry experts.  Our series of business workshops and seminars provide participants with the ability to share and gain knowledge on a range of subjects relevant to your business.

Calendar of Workshops and Seminars

8 May 2018  Selling the Sizzle not the Steak, Sales Techniques Workshop.  Today's customers are more challenging than ever, get some tips and tricks to keep your customers coming back. $20 p.p   Bookings

17 May 2018  Women in Leadership Breakfast.  Guest Speaker - Kerri Hicks, Police Inspector & Wangaratta Local Area Commander.  Kerrie will be sharing her passion about building capacity in our people and our community.  Bookings.  

21 May 2018  Small Business Bus.  Moyhu.  If you are starting a business or wanting to grow your business, there are experts to help you with all aspects of your business needs. Bookings

22 May 2018  Visual Merchandising. Pop Creative Collective.  Join the dynamic Ching Ching Lee to explore some principles to exceptional visual merchandising and retail design. Bookings

19 June 2018  E-Commerce, How to get started selling online.  Understand the changing environment of the retail sector and should your business be selling your product online.  Bookings.

 

More workshops coming soon with Starting a Farmgate, How to deal with rising energy costs and much more....keep up to date on the latest workshops through our website or join us on facebook/wangarattabusinessnetwork.  

 

 

 

Relocating or expanding your business

When considering an expansion or relocation of your business Wangaratta is serious about helping you to expand and grow.

We can assist you by:

  • Assistance with potential site selection
  • Providing you with up to date decision support material
  • Help you navigate available funidng and grant opportunities
  • Connecting your business with service providers and industry contacts
  • Offering a point of contact through the Council planning process
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