Expand your mind, learn new skills and meet new people through the regular classes, workshops and training available.

Each year Wyndham Council provides business training and events for the local business community. 

Almost all events are free and are held at the Wyndham City Council’s Civic Centre at 45 Princes Highway, Werribee.

Business Training & Events Calendar 2020 - Download

Business Training 2020 - Book Here

Innovate to Excelerate – Business Growth Program

Do you have a vision for 2020?

Do you want to grow your business?

Apply now for the Innovate to Excelerate Program!

This unique and highly regarded business growth program is designed to help Wyndham business owners grow their business and benefit from specialist resources including one to one business coaching.

Are you:

  • keen to grow your business beyond its current capacity and influence?
  • planning to take your business to the next level and need to know how to grow?

APPLY NOW for an innovative, intensive and dynamic program where you will join nine other business owners in acquiring new skills, knowledge and capabilities to accelerate the growth of your small business. 

Watch this short video with previous participants of the Innovate to Excelerate program to find out more!

This fully funded program includes six group knowledge sessions and up to 20 hours of individual business coaching per participating business with highly experienced business coaches.  The lead coach and facilitator, Adrian Jobson of Acculture is a specialist coach and consultant in small business growth.

The knowledge workshops will cover topics such as: strategic marketing, business systems and planning, financial management, network engagement and innovation skills.  In the one-on-one business coaching sessions, you will have the close support of a business coach to review your business, develop business growth strategies and plan their implementation.

We expect that applicants will be seeking support to plan, design, develop and drive business growth initiatives such as:

  • Entry into new or diversified markets in Australia or overseas
  • Competitive brand positioning and marketing
  • Product and service innovation, development and commercialisation

To be eligible, your business needs to be based in Wyndham and have been operating for a minimum of 12 months up to 4 years.  Businesses that have been operating for a shorter or longer period may be considered in exceptional circumstances. 

There are only 10 places available.  Businesses in all industries are welcome to apply.  Applications close Sunday 2 February 2020.

When: Monday 5 March to 26 June 2020

Program Structure:

  • 5 x 2.5-hour group knowledge workshops held at the Wyndham Civic Centre in Werribee
  • 1 x full day workshop
  • Up to 20 hours individual business coaching in total with coaching sessions held weekly in Werribee

Key Dates*

 

Activity

Date

Time

Selection of Candidates

Applications close

Sunday 2 February

Midnight

Interviews with shortlisted applicants

Tuesday 11 February & Wednesday 12 February

During business hours

All applicants notified

Friday 21 February

By 5.00pm

Group Workshops

Group Workshop No. 1

Thursday 5 March

7.30am to 10.00am

Group Workshop No. 2

Thursday 19 March

7.30am to 10.00am

Group Workshop No. 3

Thursday 16 April

7.30am to 10.00am

Group Workshop No. 4

Thursday 7 May

8.00am to 3.00pm

Group Workshop No. 5

Thursday 21 May

7.30am to 10.00am

Group Workshop No. 6

Thursday 4 June

7.30am to 10.00am

Business Coaching

Business coaching with each participant

From Monday 23 March to  Friday 26 June

Days and times to be agreed.

End of Program Event

Final celebratory event  

June

Date and time to be advised

* While this is the anticipated schedule, it is possible that dates and times may need to change.  Note that there will be no coaching sessions held in the week beginning Monday 6 April 2020.

APPLY NOW

Complete the online application form to apply for this program.  Applications close Sunday 2 February 2020.

More Information

Tanya Eggins
Economic Growth Unit
Wyndham City Council
business@wyndham.vic.gov.au
9742 0788

Testimonials

A very supportive, motivating and professional program that is perfectly orientated to businesses that want to improve, Ben Waywood, IT Help

Great initiative by the Wyndham City Council, the Innovate to Excelerate program helped a lot in taking my business to the next level and going commercial, Murthy Muthuswamy, Insimplify

This program helped refine my thinking on my startup and helped me get some structure. I made some invaluable connections through this program. Highly recommended for any early stage businesses in Wyndham and looking to grow. Kumar Moluguri, Volstreet

We now have a completed strategic growth plan, this isn’t just a tick and flick and sit on the shelf document, it is the most important item in our office, with thorough objectives and measures set to successfully guide us.  Thank you wholeheartedly for giving us the opportunity to complete this program, Cat McCarthy, David McCarthy Plumbing

This program helped our team to better focus and fine tune our objectives, mission and vision statements and most importantly redesigned and rebranded our business model including setting value propositions. It was a great experience, Muthu Pannirselvam, Arthur Phillip Books Pty Ltd

With the saturation of Insurance Brokers in Melbourne, especially in Wyndham, it was difficult as a new broker to be noticed. Innovate to Excelerate assisted me in providing the confidence needed to stick out from the rest, Gracious Chidhakwa, Eagle Life

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