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Upcoming Business Workshops
Hepburn Shire Business on the Run
with David Wilson

- Flexible program delivery with 4 different sessions
- Free, one on one, confidential follow up mentoring session
- Free copy of David's "Business is not Rocket Science" business workbook

Wednesday 9 April 2014 - Chambers, Town Hall, Daylesford
Session 1: Starting & Operating a Home Based Business
Session 2: Balancing Business & Lifestyle

Thursday 10 April 2014 - Creswick RSL
Session 1: Succeeding in Trades & Services in a Small Town
Session 2: Surviving in Retail & Tourism during the Quiet Times

More info

Wednesday 28 May 2014 - Chambers, Town Hall, Daylesford
Session 1: Succeeding in Trades & Services in a Small Town
Session 2: Surviving in Retail & Tourism during the Quiet Times

Thursday 29 May 2014 - Creswick RSL
Session 1: Starting & Operating a Home Based Business
Session 2: Balancing Business & Lifestyle

More info

National Barista Accreditation - Coffee Course
with the Coffee Academy at William Angliss Institute

Monday 30 June 2014

'Prepare and Servce Espresso Coffee' will allow experienced Barista's to gain a unit of competency through a registered training facility.

More info
 
Hepburn Shire is committed to strong economic development in the region and has a genuine interest in establishing long term relationships with potential developers.

The Shire offers a diverse range of development opportunities and encourages developments that are ecologically sustainable and based on sound environmental principles.

Several of these opportunities lie in the expansion and further development of the forestry industry, private plantation forestry and research and development in temperate eucalyptus technology utilising the existing educational and training facilities located in Creswick.

There are also opportunities in the development of resort/tourist related businesses, as well as holistic health facilities, expertise and products.

Further opportunities exist in tourism product development beyond accommodation and dining such as gourmet foods, recreational opportunities and service oriented businesses related to tourism.

Hepburn Shire has a well established arts community with a broad range of skills offering a unique opportunity for arts development across all media.

Opportunities also exist in the development of high value horticulture, viticulture and organic food crops.

Council will provide assistance to facilitate the establishment of new businesses and the expansion of current businesses and will also coordinate access to information from government agencies.

You may find the External Web Links below useful to look at, as they provide excellent information and advice for small business.

Please click to view the Hepburn Shire Economic Development Business Plan.


 
NEWS
ACCC - Shopping online

All your usual consumer rights apply when you shop with an Australian online business. Those rights may also apply when you buy from an overseas online business although you might find it difficult to get a repair, replacement or refund because the business is not based in Australia. Further information can be found here.

ACCC releases guidance about online product reviews

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is addressing misleading conduct related to fake online reviews, by releasing best practice guidance about online product reviews for businesses and review platforms. Further information can be found here.

Artorios Ink director and manager to pay $100,000 for ink cartridge scams

The Federal Court has ordered Tuan Nguyen, the sole director, and Thuan Nguyen, the sales manager, of Artorios Ink (now in liquidation) to pay a penalty of $50,000 each after they admitted to being knowingly concerned in contraventions of the Australian Consumer Law. Tuan Nguyen and Thuan Nguyen admitted to acting deliberately to mislead and deceive small businesses to generate ink cartridge sales. For more information, click here.

 
Australian Tax Office (ATO) Small Business Newsletter
Please see below for current newsletter:

January - February 2014

November 2013

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Links
External Web Links
 Business Victoria
 Small Business Tips
 Small Business Mentoring Service
 Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
 Apprenticeships
 Australian Taxation Office
 ezEonline - Website Assistance
 VECCI - Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry
 National Broadband Network
 JobAccess - help and workplace solutions for the employment of people with disability.
 Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS)
 Small Business Assistance Program
 Tourism E-Kit
     
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