PO Box 930
Victoria 3228

(03) 5562 1316

ABN: 77 166 120 565


Unearthing Your Business Potential – Tuesday August 28th (12pm – 2pm)

Can the Great South Coast Region be the Silicon Valley of agriculture, health or energy?

$284,000 is being made available to foster a new generation of entrepreneurs in South-West Victoria.

The Victorian Government’s Launch Vic funding which was announced in July, will help create a 12-month program across the Warrnambool, Moyne and Corangamite municipalities.

The program, known as Unearthed, will speed up the process of developing and scaling a business idea, sometimes referred to as a “business accelerator”, as well as meetups, intensive workshops, weekly masterclasses and one-on-one mentoring with industry experts.

Businesses from across the Great South Coast who are interested in this space are invited to attend the FREE Unearthing Your Business Potential event being held on Tuesday August 28th as part of this year’s Small Business Festival.

Hear from industry leaders Runway who will be in town to talk about the start-up space, their work around Victoria and the exciting opportunities coming to the Great South Coast region for businesses to be a part of.

Perfect for those looking to build upon their business ideas or products, attendees will hear from expert guest speakers on how to build your business idea into a reality and what techniques can help you along your exciting journey.

Light lunch provided.

For more information contact

Edward Invermee – Warrnambool City Council

Ph 03 5559 4925

Is your business China ready?

The perfect session for Great Ocean Road businesses that are looking to get China ready and trained for the future.

The Warrnambool City Council has secured $150,000 of Victorian Government funding to lead an Australian- first business mentoring program to help local businesses capitalise on the booming Chinese tourism industry.
The program will include one-on-one mentoring, advanced marketing support, identifcation and analysis of world-class case studies and an introduction to popular Chinese social media platform WeChat. It will also include a series of workshops outlining an array of simple measures that all businesses can take to encourage patronage by Chinese visitors.
The program will be delivered by industry experts Asialink Business, the Australian Tourism and Export Council, Dragon Trail and South West TAFE.
At the event, a presentation and Q and A’s will be provided by China experts and leading training provider Asialink Business who will be providing information on the China Host Program that will be delivered throughout the region in 2018/19.

When: Friday 24th August
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: Pavilion Café and Bar, 50 Viaduct Rd, Warrnambool
(Refreshments provided)


As part of the Small Business Festival, GORRT has partnered with AVTES to bring these events for business owners and managers along the Great Ocean Road to help you;

  • Save on staff costs with simple staffing strategies
  • Train staff and access government funding opportunities 
  • Set business goals and strategies to achieve your business goals
  • Gain valuable advice and insights from experts

Join AVTES at one of these events and learn something that could transform your business.
Date: Tuesday August 14
Time: 9.30 – 10.30am
Location: The Cally Hotel

Register Here

Date: Tuesday August 14
Time: 11.00am – 3.30pm
Location: The Cally Hotel
Cost: $30 including light lunch

Register Here 

Download the Small Business Festival flyer here

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