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Business Improvement Workshop

When: Wednesday, 1 March

Time: 9am - 12pm

Where: Quest Flemington Serviced Apartments

Cost:  $385 per person

Focus on strategies and ideas for business improvement to generate better profits.

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Workplace Bullying and Harassment Workshop

When: Wednesday, 15 March

Time: 9am - 1pm

Where: Quest Flemington Serviced Apartments

Cost: $375

Understand what bullying, harassment and discrimination is and how to prevent it occurring in your business.

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Webinar – A masterclass in Sales and Lead Generation hosted by Colin Wilson

When: Tuesday, 28 March

Time: 11am

Cost: Free


  • Build a stronger sales process in your business for better lead generation
  • How to network effectively and turn referrals into sales
  • How to overcome fear and deal with objections and rejection
  • How to build and monitor a pipeline of opportunities for consistent performance
  • Why you need to ask for the order and different ways to close the sale!

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Pricing for Maximum Profit workshop

When: Wednesday, 8 March

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Where: Moonee Valley City Council, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds

Cost: $20

A good pricing strategy enables your business to be profitable as well as increase market share. Discover how to avoid mistakes and achieve your business objectives.

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Women in Business Lunch with Magda Szubanski


When: Friday, 24 March

Time: 12pm - 2.30pm

Where: The Australian Events Centre

Cost: $80

The Women in Business lunch is the highlight of the business calendar in Moonee Valley and this year we are celebrating the tenth anniversary of this popular event.

Join us for the opportunity to network, celebrate women in business and hear from one of Australia’s most successful entertainers, Magda Szubanski. Magda will speak about her life as a comedian, actress and author; the challenges she has faced as a woman in the entertainment industry and the courage and determination that brought her success.

The lunch will also be an opportunity to celebrate our own inspirational, successful business women. The Master of Ceremonies, Bernadette Schwerdt is a local business woman, author and a popular TEDx speaker.

Look out for posts on our Facebook page profiling other local business women and their inspirational stories – you may even catch them at the lunch so make sure you book your ticket now!

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Winning Government Business workshop

When: Wednesday, 26 April

Time: 6pm - 9.30pm

Where: Moonee Valley City Council, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds

Cost: $30

Tenders, expressions of interest and quotes for government contracts may seem onerous but the rewards are big. Break down the barriers by understanding terminology and make your proposal stand out.

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April Economic Development Drop-in

When: Thursday, 27 April

Time: 10am-11.30am

Where: The Tin Roof Café, 338 Keilor Road, Niddrie

The Economic Development team at Moonee Valley City Council offers a range of services to support your business. Please feel free to join us in Niddrie.

Declutter your life and mind workshop

When: Saturday, 29 April
Time: 1.30pm–4.30pm
Cost: $71.01

This Declutter your Life and Mind Workshop is designed to help you:

  • gain an insight into what your clutter is and how it occurs
  • understand how clutter holds you back from living your best life
  • develop strategies to restore balance in your life by reducing or eliminating your physical, emotional and mental clutter

There will be real life case studies so that you can apply the necessary strategies in your own situation.

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Networking event – Niddrie Traders

When: Monday, 1 May

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Where: La Porchetta, 332A Keilor Road, Niddrie

Cost: Free 

The Niddrie Traders Association is hosting this business networking event. Come along and meet the committee and businesses.

May Economic Development Drop-in

When: Tuesday, 9 May 

Time: 10am-11.30am

Where: Revitalise Café, 293 Napier Street, Strathmore

The Economic Development team at Moonee Valley City Council offers a range of services to support your business. Please feel free to join us in Strathmore. 

How to Hire STAR Employees

When: Wednesday, 10 May 

Time: 9am - 4.30pm

Where: Quest Flemington Serviced Apartments

Cost:  $660 for one, $550 per person for more than one

Employing the wrong employee can be very expensive. This workshop focuses on hiring highly motivated staff who want to contribute to the growth of your business.

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Starting your business in Victoria

When: Thursday, 18 May 

Time: 9am – 12.30pm

Where: Flemington Community Centre, 25 Mt Alexander Road, Flemington

Cost:  Free - Registrations are essential

Are you an asylum seeker, refugee or migrant who is looking to start your own business? From taking the first steps to conducting a feasibility study on your business idea, this hands-on workshop will help you.

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June Economic Development Drop-in

When: Tuesday, 6 June

Time: 10am-11.30am

Where: District North Café, 678/680 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds 

The Economic Development team at Moonee Valley City Council offers a range of services to support your business. Please feel free to join us Moonee Ponds.


Small Business Mentoring

When: Once a month

Time: Book a session between 10.30am and 2.45pm

Where: Moonee Valley City Council, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds

Cost: Free

The City of Moonee Valley in conjunction with SBMS is offering business mentoring sessions to support businesses which are situated within the City of Moonee Valley. Small Business Clinics provide general business advice and can assist you in the initial steps you need to take to overcome an issue or information gap.

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