Business Workshops & Training

Small business workshop training

Council coordinates a calendar of business training, networking and development opportunities throughout the year to help local businesses grow. 

Region-wide business training opportunities 

From a social media tune-up, advice on your tax returns to one-on-one business mentoring, Council posts all upcoming training workshops and events for businesses on the SurfCoast.Localised Events calendar.

Mentor Mornings

Council has partnered with Business in Heels to bring Mentor Mornings to Surf Coast. 

Business leaders of the Surf Coast Shire and surrounding communities will gather over four morning sessions from March to December to provide mentoring for small businesses. These people are amazing role models from business owners to government and corporate leaders. Spend an hour one-on-one with them, use this time to ask those burning questions, find inspiration or make new connections. These session are completely confidential. There is a focus on women in business however it is not exclusively for women and we encourage anyone who could benefit to attend. These mornings are currently held on an online platform.

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Expand your business network by joining your local trader group

Becoming a member of your local trader group can support your business growth and expand your local network. There are trader groups in each of the main Surf Coast Shire towns, including:

Council provides financial assistance to support the operation of the trader groups and regularly discusses matters that affect businesses in the region with these groups.