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Upskilling

The SRBA have hosted various Upskilling Sessions in the past- most recently in June 2021, where in conjunction with the ARA (the Australian Retailers Association) we ran sessions on Social Media/ Marketing and Omni Channel/ Online Sales.

Workshops/ webinars/ upskilling/ information sessions can be highly beneficial to your business, assisting in areas such as:

  • Latest trends
  • New revenue streams
  • Finance tracking, reporting etc
  • Business compliance
  • Digital capabilities
  • Social Media
  • Business growth
  • Business essentials
  • Staff development & training
  • Leadership
  • Not to mention it can provide networking opportunities

UPCOMING EVENTS/ Online workshops etc

ATO (Australian Taxation Office) FREE webinars for small business     Now listing webinars for September & October
Did you know the ATO has free webinars for small businesses to improve skills and knowledge? These interactive online seminars cover topics like Claiming small business tax reductions and Goods and services tax (GST) introduction. Webinars are held live and you can ask questions to help you apply the information to your own business. Some webinars are also offered in Chinese, Arabic and Vietnamese.    Read more & apply here


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MENTORING IS ALSO AVAILABLE:

  • Business recovery and resilience program– provided by the Victorian Govt (in partnership with VCCI (Victorian Chamber of Commerce & Industry), and available to small businesses with less than 20 employees. You may be eligible for up to 4x FREE 2-hour one-on-one mentoring sessions. Program runs to 1st December 2021. This program includes Business recovery & resilience mentoring in languages other than English.
  • The Small Business Mentoring Service a selection of mentors based on location, experience and area of business you require advice and assistance on. You will need to pay for this service.
  • Melbourne Innovation Centre – provides access to subsidised mentoring for business leaders to develop digital skills and businesses digital capability.
  • Virtual Mentor Sessions with Business Victoria – Available Monday to Friday, the one-on-one mentoring sessions will provide information on your business idea or how to grow your existing business. Please note that only one session is available for each business.