Director, The Local Business Network Bass Coast & South Gippsland - The Local Business Network
Business Continuity

We’ve put together a mini Business Continuity Plan for local businesses.  Click below to make sure you’re on-track… We’re stronger, together.


Graham Fitton


Concierge Business Support Service - Latrobe City Council
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Your Business

The COVID-19 presents a significant threat not only to human health but also to business.  The economic challenge is enormous.

More than ever, it is vital that we shop and support local wherever possible, maintaining appropriate social distancing measures.

For many businesses, decisions by the Federal and State Governments in response to the public health risk may have unexpected impacts.

State and Federal Government assistance is available for Latrobe City businesses.

Please click on the link to access this information detailed on our website.

Let us help you with your business - Work My Own Way
Business Support in Uncertain Times

What is happening right now in Australia is challenging for individuals and families. We know that on top of this, many of our community members are also facing challenges with their work and their businesses.

At Work My Own Way, we want to make sure that we’re delivering a program of support that helps you with your most immediate and pressing needs. Because of this, we’ll be making some changes to the program to support our community in adapting their businesses for the current climate. These changes will include:

  • Increasing the number of digital marketing office hours available
  • Holding all workshops as webinars to comply with social distancing & increase accessibility
  • Substituting our face-to-face mentoring and meetup events for additional webinars
  • Reorienting all of our webinar topics to help you with COVID-19-specific challenges.

We will be sharing all of these webinars with you in the coming weeks however, you can expect to see topics around getting your business online, managing cashflow and resilient leadership.

Our wonderful program partners, Pursuit Advisers, are also doing everything they can to support the business community. Pursuit Advisers have released a number of helpful resources including a summary of the COVID-19 Stimulus Packages as well as a comprehensive list of things you can do as a business owner to prepare for the impact of COVID-19.

If there is any additional support that you need, please let us know at

We love working in the Not For Profit sector!

At In2 Project Management were fortunate that every day we get to work with organisations, business owners and individuals just like you!

Our mission is to inspire people to become lean thinkers and create more value for their organisation, customers and our community. This, the second video in our series, shows the value that we are bringing to the not for profit sector locally. We go far beyond the realms of a business engagement and on this occasion we were fortunate to be involved in socially supporting the business, utilising my untapped DJ’ing skills. Yes, In2 Project Management has a DJ in its mix and we had fun providing the entertainment for the LVE Christmas party!

Take a look out the video from Latrobe Valley Enterprises CEO Wendy Bezzina.

Opportunity to support displaced staff

We are all working in difficult times, if you have had to make the hard decision to downsize your workforce and you feel you have an obligation to support these people, we can help. At a heavily reduced rate, we would like to help your displaced staff to get ahead of the curb of the others that are currently unemployed.

We will complete a resume, career counselling and more at an interview conducted by video.

Experienced Executive and CFO - Sadhana Consulting
Summary of government support for businesses – COVID19

I have put together a brief document summarising the government support (state & federal) for small to medium businesses. Email me at and I will forward it to you.

Stay safe and well Gippslanders.


Kylie Johnson

Principal Consultant

Sadhana Consultant

Writer, editor, proofreader, owner/operator - On Time Typing
Typing, writing, scribing, editing and proofreading services in a COVID-19 world

Here at On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading, we are in a better position than most businesses to continue to provide our services remotely, wherever possible, throughout the Coronavirus crisis.

We are accustomed to providing our scribing, writing, editing and typing services via telephone, teleconference, internet platforms (e.g. Zoom) and forwarding websites (e.g. WeTransfer).

The only change to our usual practice is that when we or a client wants to meet face-to-face:

  • Owner/operator Sally-Anne Watson Kane will now meet clients face-to-face only if they live in central/west Gippsland,
  • When Sally-Anne meets a client she will adhere to all the recommended social distancing measures, and
  • Sally-Anne will not ask her other typists, scribes or editors to meet any client face-to-face until the crisis is over.

For more information on how we are keeping our team and clients safe, go to: How we are keeping ourselves and our clients safe – COVID-19.

We want to help protect Gippsland businesses from the affects of Covid-19

It is an extaordinary time in Australia and throughout the world right now in the wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

With Australia joining the world in lockdown and social distancing restrictions, now more than ever, businesses need to reinvent themselves in order to stay afloat. What was once face-to-face now may be the start of a digital journey, and Studio Manta wants to assist those who want to take that road.

We want to help businesses in Gippsland go online. We want to help businesses create new opportunities and new beginnings, and we want to help them think outside the box and get noticed.

No matter how big or small your budget, we will work with you to find a solution.

Please get in touch for a free consultation and quote. We’re here to help.

Executive & Leadership Coach * Professional Mentor * Facilitator * Author - Maree McPherson Consulting
There are Experts already in Your Organisation
The current COVID-19 pandemic provides an opportunity for people in regional organisations to shine.
The people I coach and mentor work all over regional Australia. They use technology well, and they understand what it means to be productive when working remotely.
On social media you’re going to see posts from lots of experts about how to work away from the office. Yet, you might actually have these experts already in your organisation!
If you have a regional workforce, or some outposted people, here is your opportunity to give them a platform to teach you and the rest of your team about how they achieve their daily outcomes.
Marketing Coordinator | Digital Content Producer - Startup Gippsland
Startup Gippsland Programs – COVID-19 Update

We want to assure our stakeholders that Startup Gippsland will still run in 2020. There will likely be temporary changes to the way our program operates, but our organisation and our partners are resilient and are used to adapting to change. We are confident we can still deliver the full program in 2020. Learning how to use technology to scale your business, as well as learning to innovate and adapt to challenges are both key parts of the Startup Gippsland program, so the program will likely be more relevant than ever to help businesses and founders adapt to these challenging times.

Our Policy

Our response to COVID-19 has been developed through our interpretation of the most up-to-date advice from the Victorian Government, Federal Government and international health authorities (such as WHO and CDC), as well as based on responses shared for public use by other organisations working with startups and small businesses. As government advice changes, so will our response.

If you’re interested, you can view our company’s most recent policy here. We are making this publicly available for anyone to copy and share since we realise that many other organisations will need to create similar policies and may not have the resources to stay on top of the latest developments. 

Stay well!

Steph Thoo & Elena Kelareva


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