Category Archives: Warragul Business Group

Representing small business through networking and marketing activities; lobbying local government, influencers and decision makers; and communication

Grow you business together

Grow your business ideas at breakfast

20 March at Warragul Country Club

Grow your business networking breakfast March 20 Warragul Business GroupVictorian Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Philip Dalidakis and Victorian Small Business Commissioner, Judy O’Connell will be guest speakers at the ‘Grow Your Business Together’ breakfast hosted by Warragul Business Group.

It will be an opportunity for business people to network, discuss the value of a combined business voice for Warragul, learn about government support, and ask questions.

The breakfast will be followed by a  second event and free information pop-up centre staffed by representatives from a wide range of local, state and federal government agencies.

The pop-up at The Courthouse Restaurant is a chance for business owners to chat one-on-one with agency representatives who can provide advice and answer questions on the spot.

For example, starting a business, employing staff, reducing energy bills, resolving business disputes, or anything else to do with running a business.

The free Grow Your Business Together breakfast will be held at Warragul Country Club on Tuesday 20 March from 7:30am-9am. To book your ticket, go to EVENTBRITE

This event is supported by the Victorian Small Business Commission and Latrobe Valley Authority.

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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.



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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.

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