Events, Workshops & Training

Discover the secrets to business growth. Take the opportunity to learn, grow and innovate. Each month you will find networking events, workshops, seminars and much more to help support your business. See below to find out what is available.

Upcoming events

Events and training for business owners.

  • Local Expert - Making your brand story work

Making your brand story work

We live in a world defined by brands, a marketplace where consumers are inundated with choice. As a brand, who we are is our opportunity to stand out from the crowd and connect with [...]

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5 great instagram tips for business

Social media is now almost an integral part of business marketing, but platforms like Instagram seemingly changes almost on a daily basis so how do you know if you are doing it well? What [...]

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Best Bites – Accessibility & Inclusion

The Best Bites “Access for All” criteria are aimed at helping businesses reduce physical or social barriers that might prevent people from finding your business, navigating around easily, and receiving good service. Catering to [...]

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Why cash flow counts in business

There’s a saying in business, “You can go broke making a profit.” And another, “Cash is king. Profit is theory.” As everyone knows, you can’t pay rent, meet payroll or pay your bills with profit [...]

  • RAW Travel

Local Spotlight – exploring outside the box

Our local businesses are crucial to ensuring the Mornington Peninsula thrives. So many businesses have impressively adapted through the challenge of COVID-19. The Shire congratulates this innovation and excellence and wants to shine a [...]

  • Getting to know your customers

Getting to know your customers

Whether you call them ‘customers’, ’clients’, ‘guests’, ’patrons’ or ‘members’, this group is the lifeblood of your business. Really knowing and understanding those customers who support your business and contribute to your revenue, is [...]

Support for businesses

Building on the $250.7 million Circuit Breaker Business Support Package announced Sunday 30 May, a new allocation of up to $209.3 million will flow to small and medium-sized businesses, including sole traders, increasing the total [...]

5 ways to improve your website

Today in our Local Expert Series, we meet Marcel McCarthy, Creative Director at ONETOO, a design and marketing agency based on the Mornington Peninsula. Better known by his colleagues as ‘lead thinker and website [...]

  • 5 tips for digital marketing that works

5 tips for digital marketing (that works!)

This month, the Mornington Peninsula Shire team caught up with Erin Morris, Founder and Director at Young Folks — a marketing agency for conscious companies. Passionate about what she does, Erin believes; ‘Marketing doesn’t [...]

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5 ways to keep your staff motivated

Recently, the Mornington Peninsula Shire team caught up with Luke Wade, Director and Partner of LBW Advisory - advisors to small and medium businesses. Problem solving is core to Luke's skill as a business [...]

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Local Spotlight – Coworking communities

After a year where workplaces look very different, connection is now something we value more than ever. Co working and shared workspaces have become an important opportunity for businesses to build communities and innovate [...]