System Repairs and Service owner operator - System Repairs and Service
“Airfree” Air Purifiers
System Repairs and Service have recently become involved with “Airfree”, a European manufacturer of domestic and industrial Air Purifiers. Airfree has a design and technology which allows it to be maintenance free.
Working directly with the Australian importer we are able to provide a match for client`s requirements in either small office space/bedroom or larger rooms or facilities from 16 to 120 square metres.
If  you are considering installing Air Purifiers in your office spaces or homes please contact us for further information on the range.
So, if you are concerned about ongoing maintenance and replacement filter element costs?
If you would rather a Maintenance Free option?
If you answered ‘YES’ to any of the above, then contact System Repairs and Service for the range of “Airfree” Air Purifiers.

The maintenance free technology will remove airborne microorganisms including Mould, Dust Mite allergens, Bacteria, Pollen and Viruses (such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19)

“Airfree” Air Purifiers DO NOT require regular cleaning or replacement of filter elements quarterly, six monthly or annually! Some replacement elements can cost up to $100!
Please email glenn@systemrepairs.com.au with any questions you have, more information on the range available and pricing.
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Director, Business Outcomes - In2 Project Management
Why is PDCA important?

There is one process that I am continually trying to improve….the parenting process. We want our children to be curious, independent, ambitious and resilient to what life may throw at them. This is a process, that as parents, we all go into with different experiences but I believe that we can still apply the fundamentals of Deming’s PDCA (Plan – Do –  Check – Adjust).

Why is PDCA fundamental to process improvement?

The PDCA framework works well in all types of organisations. It can be used to improve any process or product, by breaking them down into smaller steps or development stages, and exploring ways to improve each one.

So here is how it applied to our family framework!

Plan – At the start of 2021, as a family, we decided set some goals for the year ahead using the Big Life Journal as a framework. This planning phase took a while to work through our individual goals for relationships, health, projects, celebrations, trips and making a difference. We the collated our ideas and came up with our family goals for 2021!

Do – So on to the doing… As the year went by we set about our year, running our little family planning process every week, planning our weekends and activities. Just living live like any other family.

Check – Fast forward to last night, at our family meeting  we decided to check-in on our Big Life Journal family goals for 2021. This was an interesting self reflection on the things that we had wanted to achieve but not quite done.

Adjust – ….and there we go the adjustment process, what changes can we make to ensure we meet our goals. Time to take action!

When to use the PDCA Process?

Use the PDCA cycle when:

  • Starting a new improvement
  • Developing a new or improved process, product, or service
  • Defining a repetitive work process
  • Planning data collection and analysis in order to verify and prioritise problems or root causes
  • Implementing any change
  • Working toward continuous improvement
Software Development Consultant - GippsTech
Learn Essential Innovation Techniques from GippsTech

We don’t have to tell you how hard it is out there for the Gippsland business community. What we do know is that, right now, businesses can’t afford to become complacent or conservative to the point of inaction.

GippsTech is partnering with Committee For Gippsland to deliver Business Resilience Skills Sessions. These two workshops are designed to give business owners and leaders hands-on experience with proven techniques used by the world’s largest companies to confront challenges, identify opportunities, and make informed decisions quickly.

Across these two sessions, you’ll learn how to define the challenges and opportunities around your business, generate and prioritise a range of possible actions, then test initiatives on a small scale to validate your assumptions and choose solutions for wide-scale implementation.

If you’ve ever wondered how the most successful and innovative businesses generate and identify winning ideas for new products, services, or business improvements, and manage to survive and grow even in difficult times, you can’t miss these sessions. It’s not chance, luck, or a genius CEO — it’s a set of processes and frameworks that you can learn and put into place within your business.

These workshops will consist of two sessions:

Session 1: Discovery and Ideation

Discovery sprints generate actionable information and a concrete plan to define your next steps. An introduction to methods of ideation will then teach you how to get past aimless and unfocused brainstorming sessions to generate relevant and achievable ideas to address these challenges and opportunities.

Session 2: Prototyping and Testing

You will learn how to prototype solutions that can be implemented quickly and with minimal investment of time or resources on a small scale. Prototypes allow you to test multiple ideas at once or in quick succession to see which ones best meet your needs and address your challenges.

Follow-up Resources & Coaching

After these sessions, we’ll provide all participants with a whole set of additional resources, including activity templates, recordings of the sessions to review or share with your team, and links to additional information to help you master these techniques and introduce them into your businesses.

We will also provide a follow-up coaching session to every participating business to give you tailored advice on how to put these techniques into practice within your organisation.

We’re pleased to be working in conjunction with Committee for Gippsland to provide these sessions. These workshops – valued at over $500 – are free of charge for Committee For Gippsland members, and $50 for non-members.

Writer, editor, proofreader, owner/operator - On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading
Blogging for better business – blogging as part of your marketing strategy

Does or should your business have a website?

Unless you want to be invisible, a website is essential these days. A website will make sure you’re seen by potential customers.

Does or should your business website have a blog? 

A regular, informative blog will greatly increase the value and reach of your website. It will not only get you seen by more potential customers; it will win you more customers.

How to use blogging as part of your marketing strategy

Regular blogging – with relevant, informative articles, the right key words and SEO – will:

  1. Attract more potential customers to your website
  2. Instill trust in your potential and current customers
  3. Create followers, and loyalty, among your potential and current customers
  4. Encourage your followers to share your articles across different social media platforms (increasing reach)
  5. Make the search engines love your blog/website and send more people to it (increasing reach)
  6. Form the basis of your online marketing strategy which can include a) sharing blogs across your business’s and other organisations/groups’ online platforms, b) creating Youtube videos or other online materials based on your blog content.

How do I get started, in writing a blog for my website?

For information about how to get started in preparing an initial plan for your blog, as part of your online marketing strategy – what to do first – contact us at On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading. We offer a free consultation and quote.

For more information about effective blogging, check out our articles:

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Concierge Business Support Officer - East Gippsland Shire Council
Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme – Reintroduced

If you’re a commercial tenant struggling with rent payments, further support is here with new regulations through the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme.

Small and medium businesses that have experienced a loss in turnover of more than 30% during the pandemic will receive financial relief in the form of proportionate rent reduction. New businesses will also be protected, with special arrangements in place to calculate the turnover for businesses that were not operating in 2019.

As part of the Scheme, the Victorian Small Business Commission will support tenants and landlords with information and free mediation to negotiate an agreement.

The Scheme will apply retrospectively from 28 July 2021 and will run until 15 January 2022.

Tenants and landlords can contact the Victorian Small Business Commission for further information on 13 87 22 or visit vsbc.vic.gov.au.

 

Software Development Consultant - GippsTech
Learn Essential Innovation Techniques from GippsTech

We don’t have to tell you how hard it is out there for the Gippsland business community. What we do know is that, right now, businesses can’t afford to become complacent or conservative to the point of inaction.

GippsTech is partnering with Committee For Gippsland to deliver Business Resilience Skills Sessions. These two workshops are designed to give business owners and leaders hands-on experience with proven techniques used by the world’s largest companies to confront challenges, identify opportunities, and make informed decisions quickly.

Across these two sessions, you’ll learn how to define the challenges and opportunities around your business, generate and prioritise a range of possible actions, then test initiatives on a small scale to validate your assumptions and choose solutions for wide-scale implementation.

If you’ve ever wondered how the most successful and innovative businesses generate and identify winning ideas for new products, services, or business improvements, and manage to survive and grow even in difficult times, you can’t miss these sessions. It’s not chance, luck, or a genius CEO — it’s a set of processes and frameworks that you can learn and put into place within your business.

These workshops will consist of two sessions:

Session 1: Discovery and Ideation

Discovery sprints generate actionable information and a concrete plan to define your next steps. An introduction to methods of ideation will then teach you how to get past aimless and unfocused brainstorming sessions to generate relevant and achievable ideas to address these challenges and opportunities.

Session 2: Prototyping and Testing

You will learn how to prototype solutions that can be implemented quickly and with minimal investment of time or resources on a small scale. Prototypes allow you to test multiple ideas at once or in quick succession to see which ones best meet your needs and address your challenges.

Follow-up Resources & Coaching

After these sessions, we’ll provide all participants with a whole set of additional resources, including activity templates, recordings of the sessions to review or share with your team, and links to additional information to help you master these techniques and introduce them into your businesses.

We will also provide a follow-up coaching session to every participating business to give you tailored advice on how to put these techniques into practice within your organisation.

We’re pleased to be working in conjunction with Committee for Gippsland to provide these sessions. These workshops – valued at over $500 – are free of charge for Committee For Gippsland members, and $50 for non-members. 

Concierge - Business Support Officer - Wellington Shire Council
CLOSING FRIDAY 13 AUGUST – Victorian Government Business Costs Assistance

The Victorian Government’s Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two July Extension gives eligible businesses that had not previously applied for the Program in June, or have since become eligible, with the opportunity to apply for the equivalent of the July Top-Up Payments.

The program offers grants of $4800 to eligible businesses, including employing and non-employing businesses, depending on their industry sector. Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on Friday 13 August.

Eligibility

  • Your business must hold an Australian Business Number (ABN) and have held that ABN on and from 15 July 2021.
  • Your business must be registered for Goods and Services Tax (GST) on 15 July 2021
  • Your business must operate in an eligible sector listed in the eligible ANZSIC classes for this program.
  • Your business must have incurred direct costs because of the restrictions and cannot fully operate remotely.
  • Your business must not have received a grant from the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two or the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021.

The Victorian Government is also accepting applications for the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 July Extension. This program provides eligible businesses that did not apply for the program in June 2021 with the opportunity to apply for $7200 in support. Liquor licensees holding an eligible liquor licence will be invited to apply by Business Victoria.

Businesses may be eligible for other assistance through other Victorian Government programs, including:

  • If you are a sole trader or microbusiness seeking information or advice about COVID-19 support, you can call the dedicated Concierge Service for assistance.
  • The Partners in Wellbeing Helpline (1300 375 330) is a confidential, one-on-one service providing support for small business owners and employees through trained wellbeing coaches, financial counsellors and business advisors.
  • The Small Business COVID Hardship Fund and the reintroduced Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme will also both be available soon. Subscribe to the Business Victoria Update newsletter for updates on these and other business support programs.

Individuals who have lost hours or income may also be eligible for financial support through the Commonwealth Government’s COVID‑19 Disaster Payment.

- East West Autos
East West Auto’s
Yes, you heard right!
East-West Autos have gone through some changes in ownership, but we are still a local, independent family business! Providing the same great service, from the same great staff, in the same location…
In fact, Rhys, Stalla, Craig and the team can’t wait to see you all again and show you how we’re taking our service to a whole new level of excellence!
Call us on (03) 5126 1999 or book online at www.eastwestautos.repcoservice.net
Co-founder CEO - Dystech
Traralgon startup Dystech raises $290K for their AI reading assessment platform

Dyslexia assessments can end up being very expensive and time-consuming. It’s estimated that up to 20% of Australians have some degree of dyslexia. While it may not always be considered a severe condition, this reading difficulty can certainly have a detrimental impact on people’s lives. Dystech is an Australian startup responsible for developing a screening technology for the early detection of learning differences, such as dyslexia.

Dyscover is an all-in-one literacy measurement platform that accurately analyses 6 critical aspects of reading. The platform combines 2-hours of paper-based assessments into 10 minutes, making it easy for schools and literacy professionals to perform reading assessments.

The startup has successfully raised $290K to develop the platform further and make it available to schools and allied health professionals worldwide. The use of AI facilitates more accurate dyslexia and ongoing reading assessments.

“We have several goals, but our sole mission is to help people with learning differences identify their talents through the power of artificial intelligence. We aim to empower educators and literacy professionals with efficient and accessible assessment tools” says Hugo Richard, CEO of Dystech.

“Right now, we have literacy professionals with over 400 children on their waiting list. By reducing the 2 hours spent on reading assessment to 10-minutes, we are empowering them to support even more struggling students.” – Hugo Richard.

Additionally, Dyscover’s norm is based on thousands of data points collected from over 2,500 individuals. Schools, government agencies, and allied health professionals worldwide can use the tool to support their students.

Dystech’s team of experts view learning differences  as an “alternate way of thinking.” Students with learning differences can find new ways to hone their strengths and surpass their expectations using Dystech’s platform. The evidence-based platform comes with several advanced features.

Dystech plans to channel its funds to improving the evidence-based platform and making dyslexia and reading assessment more accessible to educators and literacy professionals across the globe.

Owner - The Travellers Rest Hotel
Seeking a Bar Person/Manager at Travellers Rest Hotel

About Us

The Travellers Rest Hotel is an iconic 1937 pub, offering food, accommodation and bar facilities in Thorpdale (West Gippsland).

The Hotel is operating on a limited capacity during COVID focussing on the Bar but with a longer term vision to re-introduce functions, restaurant and accommodation.

This has created a great opportunity for an experienced Bar Person to develop their career to manage the Hotel over the next 12 months.

The Hotel serves a local community with strong historic ties and loyalty to the Travellers Rest Hotel. We also host out of region visitors over the weekend.

The Job

Initially this is a hands-on role and will require weekend and evening work on a casual or part time basis. As we develop our planned activities this could become a full time role.

Working closely with the new owners you will also be involved in the development of the vision for the Hotel.

This job will suit someone with bar or venue experience and is excited about the opportunity of developing a business in this beautiful part of Gippsland.

Your first few months you will lead and be responsible for the day to day running of the Bar including opening and closing. Your focus will be on building the business with high level of customer service, engaging with the community, adhering to regulatory and company policies and achieving KPIs. Specific tasks include

  • Stock ordering and rotation
  • Serving alcohol responsibly
  • Promoting our new line of in-house Vodka products
  • POS reporting and reconciliation
  • Developing and maintaining hotel policies and systems
  • Lead and manage the appointment and rostering of staff
  • Problem solving and resolving issues that may occur in regard to service and amenities

Your skills and experience

To be considered for this role you must have:

  • Experience in a similar role with RSA; Food Handling Certificate is welcomed
  • A background in hospitality is preferred
  • An energetic, and enthusiastic attitude
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • A keen eye for detail and the ability to multi-task whilst having a ‘can do’ service attitude
  • Able to politely assert yourself in a bar environment
  • The availability to work days, nights and weekends.

 

Job benefits

To get the best person, we offer this role commencing on part time basis.

In return for your hard work and dedication we provide:

  • Satisfaction of creating a successful business
  • Live on site (should you need it),
  • Assistance with venue/hotel management training and mentoring,
  • An incentive bonus on an agreed basis, and
  • A competitive salary.

 

How to Apply