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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

20 March 2019, 5.30pm - Social media Marketing 101  

Location:   Wangaratta Council Chambers, 62-68 Ovens Street, Wangaratta 

For more information, or to book, click here.

Social media can help your small business maintain customer connections. Build significant networks by establishing a presence where your potential customers congregate, social media.  This workshop you will learn which social media platforms are best for finding your target audience, the intracacies of each channel for business, and how to increase brand loyalty and boost web traffic.<br>

 

9 April 2019, 5.30pm - Boost Business through Facebook Advertising 

Location:   Wangaratta Council Chambers, 62-68 Ovens Street, Wangaratta  

For more information, or to book, click here. 

 

28 May 2019, 5.30pm - Engage Real Followers on Instagram  

Location:   Wangaratta Council Chambers, 62-68 Ovens Street, Wangaratta  

For more information, or to book, click here. 

 

25 June 2019, 5.30pm - SEO Foundations for Small Business 

Location:   Wangaratta Council Chambers, 62-68 Ovens Street, Wangaratta  

For more information, or to book, click here. 

 

6 August 2019, 5.30pm - Profile Building and Networking on LinkedIn  

Location:   Wangaratta Council Chambers, 62-68 Ovens Street, Wangaratta  

For more information, or to book, click here. 

 

3 September 2019, 5.30pm - Improve Cyber Security for Small Business  

Location:   Wangaratta Council Chambers, 62-68 Ovens Street, Wangaratta  

For more information, or to book, click here. 

 

More workshops coming soon, 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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