Business workshops and seminars

Invitation - ANZ Business Breakfast 2016

2016 ANZ Business Breakfast - Tuesday 6 December 2016

Colac Otway Shire is again partnering with ANZ for the 2016 Business Breakfast.

Guest speaker at this year's event is Dan Hunter,  award winning Chef/Owner of Birregurra restaurant, Brae.  Brae is rated number 65 in the world's best restaurant list. Recently voted 2nd in Victoria's 'Delicious 100 Restaurants 2016' it continues to win many culinary awards.

What brought Dan to our region and how did he create his successful business?  Dan will share his experiences and stories with businesses at the breakfast.

This is a great opportunity to network with other businesses and maybe pick up some tips to help with your own business.



Business Workshops & Seminars

Colac Otway Shire Council fosters and supports local business growth, by offering a range of business workshops and seminars each year to current and prospective businesses and their employees. 

These events enable business people to connect with industry experts and each other to learn valuable, practical business skills. Participants can share and gain business knowledge that will help refine the way they operate and adopt new ways of doing business. 

Past events have included business breakfasts, grants and support seminars, social media training and workshops in succession planning. The Council’s economic development network works with the State Government, Colac & District Chamber of Commerce, Apollo Bay Chamber of Commerce and local businesses to conduct these events.

Contact the economic development department for more information on (03) 52329400


Business events already held in  2016

The Secrets of My Success

 The Secrets of My Success has proved to be another successful business event in the past.  Colac Otway Shire is partnering with Crowe Horwath in presenting this 'on the couch' style event where local business people share their tips for what has worked for them or been a factor in their success.  the event is on at COPACC on 27 April 6.00pm -8.00pm

Invitation - Secrets of My Success(PDF, 544KB)

RSVP or PH: 0352329485


Workshop - The Art of Doing Business 2016

The Art of Doing Business
Colac Otway Shire partnered with COPACC and ANZ to present The Art of Doing Business on Thursday 3 March 2016. the interactive workshop was well attended and provided tips on positive communication through voice, tone and body language, customer interaction.

  Flyer The Art of Doing Business