NDIS for small business people

Business Network Evening: NDIS for small business people

 Wednesday 20 September at 6pm at Gippsland Business Centre, 155 Queen St, Warragul.  Tickets available on EVENTBRITE.

The rollout of Australia’s $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will reach Gippsland on 1 October 2017.

In a move towards greater social inclusion, the NDIS is shifting welfare-style, block funding for providers to one that directly funds people with disabilities.

NDIS for small business people - Do you see me or my disability
NDIS for small business: Image from Parents: Do you see my child first or his disability?

Essentially, NDIS will give people with a disability, their families and carers, choice and control of services needed to help them live life in ways that work for them from everyday activities to personal interests, education, work and travel.

So what does this mean for Gippsland’s small businesses?  The changed funding mechanism effectively means the NDIS scheme opens up an entirely new market.

Put another way, nearly half a million Australian people with disabilities are about to go shopping for the first time, rather than being passive recipients of services.

As customers, they will want direct access to Gippsland businesses such as retailers, hospitality, tourism and accommodation; health and fitness; education, training and employment; real estate, all sorts of trades; transport, health and leisure; IT and e-marketing, etc.

Alongside Uber or Air Tasker style websites, new sites such as Clickability and Care Navigator are springing up to guide people with disabilities through NDIS registered businesses in a TripAdvisor format.

NDIS for Small Business People network evening offers the chance to meet with NDIS participants, providers and learn first hand why every Gippsland business owner should register and be part of this new initiative.

Tickets: Warragul Business Group Members $10, Non members $20.

Drinks and nibbles provided.

Tickets and RSVP: 03 5624 3800 or via Eventbrite

NDIS for small business network evening with Cassidy Crew
NDIS for small business network evening host

Presented by the Warragul Business Group and Member Business: The Cassidy Crew – Finalist in 2017 Gippsland Business Awards.

 

 

#NDIS #warragulbusiness #smallbusiness #GippslandEvents

 

Executive coaching networking breakfast

Does executive coaching provide a return on investment?

Maree McPherson Executive Coaching
Local coach and mentor Maree McPherson will talk about executive coaching and return on investment at a networking breakfast in Warragul on 14 September

Executive coaching has become the approach of choice in management development and as such has established itself as a standard in some industries.

There are significant benefits to organisations from coaching.  Does executive coaching provide a return on investment?  Can we measure it in financial terms, or are we foolish to even try?

Find out at the next Baw Baw Business & Community Network Events breakfast to be held at the Warragul Reception & Conference Centre on Thursday, 14 September 2017, supported by Federation Training and Telstra.

Guest speaker Maree McPherson is a coach, mentor, facilitator, and writer and works with corporate organisations, not-for-profits and individuals.  In her leadership development practice, Maree helps people aspire beyond what they think they are capable of.

With over 30 years’ experience, Ms McPherson is an experienced not for profit, government and community leader, and small business owner.  She is a creator of strong relationships across multiple stakeholder groups and a proven effective broker of partnerships, including as a CEO and in the public and for purpose (not for profit) domains.

Because she is passionate about community leadership, Ms McPherson chaired the advisory committee for the Gippsland Community Leadership Program for several years. Her fundamental belief in the power of education to change lives led Ms McPherson to become a member of the Victorian Adult, Community and Further Education Board for over five years.

Her commitment to developing regional Victoria saw Ms McPherson appointed by the Victorian Government to Chair the Gippsland Regional Partnerships committee for a four-year term from August 2016, and she is also member of the Victorian Government’s Regional Development Advisory Committee.

The networking breakfast is $35 for a hot plated breakfast and will be held from 7.00am to 9.00am on Thursday, 14 September.  Pre-event registration is essential with registrations due 6 September.

For more information and registration visit www.trybooking.com and search for Maree McPherson, or contact Kirstyn Krausz on kirstyn@gippslandem.com.au, phone 0413 187 576 or visit Gippsland Community Network Events Facebook page.

#warragulbusinessgroup #businessnetworking #bawbawbusiness #gippslandeventsmanagement #warragulbusinessgroupmember

 

SnowFest Warragul 2017 is back!

SnowFest Warragul 2017 is twice the size, twice the fun!

SnowFest Warragul
SnowFest Warragul 2017

Start spreading the news for the SnowFest Warragul 2017 on 28 July FREE family event!

We’re bringing the Mountain to Warragul complete with real Baw Baw snow and howling huskies.

Warragul’s Smith and Palmerston Streets will be turned into a sparkling winter wonderland ready for snow fun!

Think Frozen, Snow Queens, Jon Snow, penguins and zany snow outfits … then dress to impress and join the fun.  The best dressed will win fabulous prizes.

Belly flop onto a toboggan, enjoy the two snow play areas – one for tiny kids and one for big kids – and grab a selfie with Frozen characters Olaf and Anna.

The Mt Baw Baw Snow Patrol, Radio 3GG and AFL Gippsland will be out to blitz; and get ready to dance in the street flash mob style with DJ Nige and Kombi … yay!

Count down for the 7.30pm Fireworks display.

Chillax and graze around the night cafes, shops and food stalls … wine tastings for grown ups, plenty of hot chocolate, chai and coffee … take the kids on a Treasure Hunt for the coolest prizes!

To get more details join our Facebook Event on Warragul Fest.

SnowFest is brought to you by Warragul Business Group with generous support and assistance of Mt Baw Baw, businesses and community groups across Warragul.

#snowfestwarragul #visitbawbaw #familyfun #FreeEvent

 

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