Business Workshops & Seminars

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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. To view the available workshops please visit the Business Victoria Workshops and Mentoring page

 Colac Otway Shire: Digital Support Program for Business

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Colac Otway Shire Council will be partnering with 25eight, a Victorian based innovation training company, to help up to 30 businesses integrate digital technology into all areas of their business to help deliver more value for themselves and their customers.

This 180-day fully subsidised program for selected businesses will build knowledge of the use of digital and digital tools to help build confidence in business owners to adapt to future changes in digital practice and market conditions.

The program is aimed at small to medium sized businesses in the region who are committed to providing value to their business and customers, but who need support and guidance as to what might work best for them and their business. 

Information Sessions to learn more:

This hands-on training and support program for businesses in Colac Otway will help businesses to learn digital skills to reach more customers and grow their business.

The Colac Otway Shire: Digital Support Program for Business is personalised for each business, their particular situation and their experience with digital technology.

Places are limited to 30 businesses for this program. We expect high interest in the program, so please note that places will be assessed with priority in order of the date of EOI submission.

If you would like to learn more about the program before submitting your EOI application, there are several information sessions scheduled and support material available. 

Available Information Sessions

Tuesday 5th April - 12pm & 3pm

Wednesday 6th April - 10am & 2:30pm

Thursday 7th April - 10am & 12:30pm

Wednesday 13th April - 10am & 2:30pm

Thursday 14th April - 10am & 2:30pm

Interested businesses can attend upcoming information sessions by clicking here or submit their expression of interest for the program by visiting the following link

Register Expression of Interest

The program is funded by the Victorian State Government through the Regional Digital Fund.