Supporting Local Business Bendigo

No New Posts Introduce yourself

New to the forum? Create a post here and tell us a little bit about yourself and your business. Welcome to the community.

No New Posts General Discussion

Feel free to talk about anything and everything in this board.

No New Posts Ask Me Anything

Who better to ask for business advice than people who already walk the walk? Styled on Reddit’s supremely popular Ask Me Anything sessions, we are proud to bring you some of Bendigo’s movers and shakers in a monthly forum feature. Don’t forget – it’s titled Ask Me Anything for a reason, so don’t hold back!

No New Posts Five Minutes With

5MW aims to throw the spotlight on Bendigo businesses who aren’t just surviving in a changing economic environment – they’re thriving! We’ll ask them all the things you want to know – from what its like to own and operate a small business in our region to what advice they would give to somebody starting out. These Q and A's differ from the AMA's in that they aren't live and the questions are tailored by us rather than asked by you.

No New Posts Startup Success Stories

Did you know that Victoria is the small business capital of Australia? With more start-ups registered here than anywhere else in the country, Victorian entrepreneurs are proving why they call us the smart state. Our SSS feature will profile start up success stories with particular focus on those which have used digital technologies and platforms to build their brand. From Instagram influencers to online retail powerhouses, we’ll bring you relevant, up to the minute examples of how to grow your start-up in the digital space.

* Business Event Calendar

Click here to view the City of Greater Bendigo's Business Event calendar.

No New Posts Cross Promotion

If you've read our thread on collaboration chances are you're thinking about working with another local business to increase revenue. This thread is a dedicated space to seek out collaboration / cross promotion opportunities in the Bendigo business community.

Operating a Business

No New Posts Starting a Business

Starting a business can be daunting – whether you’re a sole trader, franchise operator or planning to lead a small team. This topic thread is designed to help you navigate the first steps and put you in touch with the relevant resources.

No New Posts Retail

Whether you're a traditional bricks and mortar retailer or you're occupying the online space with an e-commerce store, this thread is designed to help all retailers navigate the complexities of the modern day rag trade.

No New Posts Creatives and the Arts Community

This thread is a space for those individuals and groups running a business in the creative space - performing arts, designers, artists, musicians and anybody who identifies as being part of the creative community.

No New Posts Running a Business

You’ve registered your business, applied for permits and set up your insurance – now it’s time to start running your business! From goal setting to increasing productivity this thread will empower you to become a master of your own business destiny.

No New Posts Finance

If thinking about your finances makes you go a little green, don’t worry – you’re not alone. We know finance isn’t for everyone, but managing your finances is crucial to ensuring your business is a success. From government grants to private loans, taxes and bookkeeping, this thread should put your mind at ease.

No New Posts Public Holidays / Leave Entitlements

Are you confused about calculating salaries for public holidays? Unsure if you can ask one of your team members to work on Australia Day? This thread will cover the basic regulations surrounding employment and public holidays as well as other useful facts, resources and a 2016 public holiday calendar.

No New Posts Human Resources (HR)

As your business expands you may find yourself looking to build a team. In order to protect both employers and employees there are a number of rules and regulations in place for human resources. Learn how to recruit, train and manage your staff while also familiarising yourself with the legal framework around human resources.

No New Posts Small Business Marketing

Building a brand and choosing where to channel your marketing efforts can be an overwhelming process for even the most experienced business owners. Discover how to create a unique business identity, seek out your target audience and market your business on a shoestring budget.

No New Posts Collaboration

Many successful businesses use collaboration between employees, partners, customers and other businesses to increase efficiency, improve business outcomes and help bring in new ideas. This thread will look at different ways to collaborate and showcase case studies where collaboration has provided mutual benefit for all parties involved. Feel free to post a case study that you know of!




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