Short Training Sessions
Wyndham City offers free business training on a range of topics such as digital marketing, search engine optimisation, starting a business and tax requirements. These training sessions range from one hour to 2.5 hours long and are all currently held online.
For information about current opportunities please check the Business Training Calendar. If there is a topic that is not available that you would be interested in please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org as we may be able to advise you if it can be accessed elsewhere. We are also keen to know what topics are most relevant to you.
Voluntary Business Training Providers Program - Expression of Interest
Wyndham City is keen to receive expressions of interest from local businesses interested in becoming voluntary training providers in 2022.
Expressions of interest for a business training topic of your choice will be considered.
There are a number of benefits for service providers in voluntarily providing their time and delivering a training session. These include;
- Acknowledgement and promotion as the training provider by Wyndham City Council
- Opportunity to promote their business and business capabilities at the end of the training session (maximum 5 minutes)
- Opportunity to display flyers and business cards during the session
- A summary of evaluation feedback (de-identified) by Wyndham City Council will be provided to the training provider.
Business Growth Program: Innovate to Regenerate 2022
In 2022, Wyndham City will be running a three-month free business development program called Innovate to Regenerate. This program aims to assist businesses grow their business and re-emerge from the current difficult operating conditions as strongly as possible.
We are particularly keen to support those businesses that were in growth mode before the pandemic and now see the opportunity to turn the current, challenging circumstances into a commercial opportunity and to their business advantage.
Ten local businesses will be selected to participate in the program which will be held from April to June 2022. The program consists of six group sessions plus 20 hours of one-to-one business coaching per business.
Other Free Business Training Opportunities
Other free business training opportunities are available through:
Business Victoria workshops are designed for Victorian-based businesses and are currently delivered for free online via Zoom. Topics include starting your business, building resilience, marketing, finance, taking your business online and business planning.
Another free opportunity through the Victorian Government is the Upskill My Business program. This program includes short courses, online events and resources from the state’s top education providers and industry experts. Topics include: Accounting & Finance, Analytics, Business Basics, Business Recovery, Communication, Customer Expectations, Export, HR, Innovation, Leadership, Marketing, Retail, Sales, Sustainability & Technology.
The Melbourne Innovation Centre is contracted by the government to offer a range of training opportunities and low-cost business mentoring ($25 for two hours) through their two programs:
The Business Reslience Program is designed to assist small businesses suffering the impacts of COVID-19. Support includes free access to online workshops. Topics include strategy and resilience, finance and technology, customers and marketing, human resources and mental health and wellbeing.
This program offers a range of free online workshops that focus on areas such as: websites and selling online, social media and digital marketing, small business software tools and online privacy and security.
If you are interested in their mentoring service which covers business resilience and digital marketing mentoring register here. You will then be contacted by the Melbourne Innovation Centre who will discuss your needs and determine which program is the most suitable for you.
The Australian Taxation Office offers a range of free webinars. Topics include starting a business, running a home-based business, tax essentials and record-keeping.