Since COVID, I’ve been using Zoom for editing consultations with clients
I’m a Gippsland-based editing business, but I have clients all over Australia as well as in Gippsland.
Therefore, I was already using online methods for consulting with clients prior to COVID-19: email, telephone, teleconference and, occasionally, Zoom. I also met local clients face to face whenever we needed to.
Since COVID, however, I’ve been using Zoom as my main communication tool for consulting with my clients, whether local or interstate. The reasons I now use Zoom instead of face to face meetings with local clients are:
- Obviously, with COVID-19 still a risk everywhere in Australia, it is safer,
- Face to face, you have to wear a mask. Using Zoom, you can virtually, actually meet and see people ‘face to face’,
- I have discovered that a Zoom consultation is actually a more efficient and effective method than a face to face consultation, and
- Since last March, almost everybody has learned to use the internet and platforms such as Zoom. In fact, nowadays, most of my clients – regardless of their age – expect me to be able to communicate with them via Zoom.
Sometimes a client – whether local or not – can’t or doesn’t want to use Zoom and that’s okay. I’ve been consulting with clients via phone to edit their books for 20 years, and will continue to do so.
In our future ‘COVID-normal’ world, will my clients and I go back to face to face consultations and meetings? Or continue to meet only online? This will depend upon what my clients want and need.
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Do you need qualified and experienced staff for your business?
Sometimes skilled employees can be hard to find from the local labour market. Regional Migration Australia works with employers across Australia to ease skills shortages when a suitable Australian employee cannot be recruited.
Do you want to find out about the range of employer-sponsored visa options available? Sponsoring international workers via the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (Subclass 482) for up to four years, the new Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional visa (Subclass 494), and the permanent employer sponsorship via the Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) isn’t as daunting as it sounds.
We can work with your businesses to become a Standard Business Sponsor, assist with nominating workers, and with helping you stay on top of your ongoing sponsorship obligations.
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Swinburne I4.0 Hub Training Webinars in October 2020
Multiple free web events to help Victorian manufacturers create and capture new value
Swinburne University’s Advanced Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Hub would like to help manufacturers use this time to find opportunities for new ways of working, keep people motivated and engaged, and to transform their business. The Hub is hosting multiple web-based presentations, catered to owners or senior leaders of Victorian-based manufacturing companies. The Hub would like to invite you to these virtual events and take advantage. The topics covered in these virtual events are practical, accessible and immediately applicable to businesses. Based on this positive feedback from the industry, the Hub has introduced a variety of new Industry 4.0-based topics to expand your thinking and implement the knowledge into your business.
Why your brand isn’t your logo (and other rants)…
Expanding on the idea that “everything communicates” I recently had the pleasure of talking about why your brand isn’t your logo (and other rants) this week for Latrobe City Council as the second speaker in their Let’s Talk Business webinar series…
I’ve since received some very positive feedback so wanted to share further to the Gippsland business community – hopefully this is helpful to some.
Thanks to Shannan Little and the Eco Dev team at Latrobe City Council for the invite to speak, and also to the 40 or so local business legends who dialled in to listen! It’s a great series with lots of wisdom being shared by some fantastic local speakers, so get behind it and
Anyone eager to talk more, feel free to reach out, or check us out at www.theviewfromhere.com.au
The Travellers Rest Hotel is an iconic 1937 pub, offering food, accommodation and bar facilities in Thorpdale (West Gippsland). The pub is under new ownership and is opening soon. We have an opportunity for an interested party to establish a business relationship from the very beginning of this journey.
While wanting to re-establish a presence for the local community, we also want the pub to be emblematic of Gippsland by focusing on local food, craft beer and spirits. By working with the Baw Baw shire, we want to become a draw card for visitors out of area.
To contribute to this new focus, the beer garden, entrance and internal areas are undergoing a makeover.
The Hotel has a brilliant cellar which is ripe for a brewery or distillery on a rental or joint venture basis.
It has character and accessibility and once we are out of lockdown will be a good source of attraction for Melbourne day trippers.
If you have the interest in starting your own business or want to explore opportunities with the use of the space reach out by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Startup Gippsland Event – FACING FEAR OF FAILURE
In the startup world, failure is something that we hear a lot about.
Join Startup Gippsland for a candid conversation about fear and failure with some of Gippsland’s most prominent founders. Our panelists for the evening will be:
Andy McCarthy, founder and CEO of Gippsland Solar (now RACV Solar) – Andy has built RACV Solar from humble beginnings, to one of Australia’s largest solar providers. A member of numerous committees and Government panels, he is considered one of the country’s foremost experts on the renewable energy industry.
Toni Wakefield, Director of Safetech – Toni is the Commercial Manager and co-founder of Safetech Pty Ltd – the largest Materials Handling Company in Australia, employing more than 100 people around the country. Toni is nationally recognized for her commitment to raising the profile of small business and her support for education.
Tanya Heaney-Voogt, founder and Principle at Wombara Consulting – Tanya holds an MBA and qualifications in Workplace and Business coaching. She is a mentor for the Australasian College of Health Services Managers mentorship program and passionate about helping businesses and organisations invest in their people.
Register for this ‘at no cost’ event, here.
Latrobe City Council Small Business Voucher Program
Business Support Vouchers now available
Latrobe City Council is working with businesses to help ease the immense challenges businesses are facing during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Council adopted a $1.7M Business and Community Support and Recovery Package in June this year in response to COVID-19 shutdowns.
Small businesses that have been impacted significantly by COVID-19 can apply for the Latrobe City Business Support Voucher Program.
The vouchers can be used by businesses to access services, advice, or expertise provided by a local service provider. Such services could be financial, legal, media and digital, marketing and communication, business coaching, human resources, and mental health and wellbeing.
The vouchers aim to support existing businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 by helping business-people to:
- Develop a better understanding and key networks of local professional service available to businesses in Latrobe City
- Think strategically and for key personnel to work on the business, not just in the business.
To be eligible for the ‘Business Support’ voucher, applicants must have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be based within the municipality of Latrobe City.
Businesses can apply online via SmartyGrants: Latrobe City Small Business Support Voucher program
If you would like to be an approved service provider please contact Christy Hoiles via 5128 6157 or Christy.Hoiles@latrobe.vic.gov.au for more information.
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Federation University Australia – RFT 2020-12 Furniture Supplier Panel Tender
Federation University Australia is seeking to engage a reputable, capable and experienced Furniture Supplier Panel to provide products that meet current applicable Australian standards, OHS and ergonomic requirements and specific requirements of the University. The panel will offer an approved list of goods and services as part of the Universities Furniture Catalogue via the Science Warehouse portal. This will include a preferred product list for frequent small volume purchases, and a pre-approved product list for occasional larger orders.
Interested parties wishing to post questions may only do so through the University’s eProcure Tender Portal via the following link;
Questions posed by this method will be brought to the attention of the Project Manager and their response distributed to all interested parties via the Tender Portal.
If you are having any issues with the eProcure portal itself please contact eProcure for assistance on 1800 836 337.
Unauthorised communication with University Staff or Representatives may lead to disqualification of interested party’s tender.
Scope of Works for this tender can be found on the eProcure Tender Portal as an attachment.
JOB POSITION AVAILABLE
We are looking for a dedicated Health Professional to join our Team at Summit! Work along side other health practitioners in a NEW multimodal clinic, as a collaborative team.
With access to:
- Private consult room
- Dedicated rehabilitation area
- Front desk & booking support, marketing support, community outreach support and more!
With a work your way approach, Summit allows you to create the perfect work/life balance to enjoy everything life has to offer!
We currently provide:
- Clinical Pilates
- Exercise Physiology
- Injury Rehabilitation & Prevention
- Strength & Conditioning
with room to expand and overlap!
Send through your interest and CV/Resume to email@example.com to organise a time to meet!
*All applicants must have appropriate qualifications in their respective fields.
Little Birdy Photography – New Webpage now live!
I’m am super proud to announce the launch of my new webpage: https://littlebirdyphotography.com.au/ designed in conjunction with Gipps-tech and with the help of the Latrobe Valley Business and Industry Capability fund.
They have created a website which reflects my brand, style and personality as well as highlighting the uniqueness of every family, wedding or business I photograph.
So please, take a look, maybe take a moment to contact me with your feedback – or even better yet, keep me in mind for all your photography needs. I’d love to chat and see what memories we can create together!
Little Birdy Photography