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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Launching Startup Gippsland Alumni Stories!
Startup Gippsland is excited to announce that we now have dozens of alumni stories up on our website! Check out a few snippets below:
“I have found the support and guidance provided crucial to my being in a position to launch my startup within the space of only 12 weeks. The support that continues to be forthcoming both by GippsTech but also the broader group of alumni is also one of the critical outcomes that will see continued success of the innovation ecosystem in Gippsland.” said Angelo Saridis, Founder of Urban Farmland, an online marketplace connecting landholders with food growing initiatives.
“I had a bunch of various skills but didn’t see a way to integrate them. The training brought clarity to that process.” said Annebelle van Tongeren from Fern & Frost who was the winner of the Most Improved Entrepreneur Prize.
You too can run a successful global startup from Gippsland! If you’re interested in the program, contact us via website form here, or subscribe to the Startup Gippsland Program News.
Free online resources that can help you in your startup journey!
You can find anything from short and snappy business plan templates to best practice pitching examples. Finding these resources can be a bit overwhelming, so we’ve pulled together some of our favourites for you:
plus many more…
Startup Gippsland: Weekly Masterclass Snapshots
Over the last 2 weeks, our 46 startups have learned about how to quickly and cheaply test ideas. By getting early feedback from customers, they’ll be able to adapt their idea to better suit their needs and give their business greater chances of success.
We’ve been capturing weekly snapshots of the learnings in the program. Be sure to check our website and subscribe to the Startup Gippsland newsletter, attend our free one-off events and the last Meetup for this year on May 10.