The Gippsland Business Awards are now open!
The Federation University Gippsland Business Awards are now open for nominations…
The Gippsland Business Awards are the pinnacle business awards in our region, and for over 23 years have been celebrating the achievements of Gippsland business providing a unique opportunity to showcase their successful endeavours.
The awards were postponed in 2020 for the first time since their inception and the committee are determined to make the 2021 awards not only a celebration of Gippsland’s business and industry, but an acknowledgement of the challenges faced.
This year a new award has been created to acknowledge the challenges faced by business across the region and will recognise the finalist whose business pivoted and responded best to the challenges presented by COVID-19.
2021 entry categories include:
Accommodation, Beauty & Personal Care, Business & Professional Services, Food & Wine Producers, Health & Well-being, Hospitality, Manufacturing/Export, Mechanical Trades & Construction, New Business, Retail, Tourism Activities & Attractions, Business Agility Award (new for 2021 in response to COVID-19).
Information regarding the award categories, eligibility, entry information and judging can be found under 2021 Awards on the GBA website by visiting www.gba.org.au.
Anyone can nominate another Gippsland business or themselves and we urge all Gippsland businesses to take the opportunity to recognise their achievements and participate in the 2021 awards. Visit the GBA website to nominate now.
Nominations close 21 May.
The Federation University Gippsland Business Awards are proudly supported by Gold Sponsor – Federation University; Silver Sponsors – AGL, Bass Coast Shire Council, Baw Baw Shire Council, East Gippsland Shire Council, Equip Superannuation Fund, Industry Capability Network, Latrobe City Council, Latrobe Health Service, Regional Development Victoria, South Gippsland Shire Council, TAFE Gippsland, Telstra, Wellington Shire Council; Bronze Sponsors – ADMEDIA Australia, Aussie Broadband, GBS Recruitment, Latrobe Health Assembly and WIN Television, In-kind Sponsors – Gippsland Event Management, Monacellars, Simplypress, The Original Printers Studio.
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
Event School – A Destination Gippsland Initative
Destination Gippsland are offering a one on one coaching service for event producers and operators or those who have plans to stage an event in the Gippsland region soon.
Sessions will be based around the areas of business you feel you need more assistance with, including:
- Concept Development
- Event Checklist – The Basics
- Sponsorship vs. Grant Funding
- Brand Development
Please note that preference will be given to events planned for the East Gippsland region first, followed by the wider Gippsland region.
Fill out the form here and send to Lyndel Moore, Destination Gippsland’s East Gippsland Visitor Economy Bushfire Recovery Manager, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selling Gippsland wine to Australia
On a positive note, Destination Gippsland have secured a billboard in Melbourne to promote our wineries (and distilleries and breweries) with online shops.
The call to action is via www.visitgippsland.com.au/wine.
We are running a small Search Engine Marketing (SEM) campaign to support it with online search, hoping to drive some sales to our wineries/brewers and distilleries right now.
How to switch to remote work
🆕🔛GippsTech has Switched To Remote Work – We Can Help Your Business Do The Same
In light of the current circumstances regarding #COVID-19, the team at GippsTech have switched to remote work to assist in reducing the spread of the virus.
We understand that this is a difficult time for many businesses across Gippsland, and we at GippsTech want to do whatever we can to help and support you through this challenge.
Some of you may be wondering how you can run your business remotely 📞⌨️, especially one that is a traditional “bricks and mortar” business. However, with some creative ideas and online tools to help make things easier, this may be possible for more types of businesses than you think.
Whilst this can be a challenging and uncertain time for us all, it is also a time that we can use to digitise our business, and to improve the effectiveness of our team collaboration tools and solutions. In times like these, innovation, creativity, collaboration and some good humour will make all the difference.
🔰For information on how we can help your business transition to remote working, read the full article here: ⤵️
#remoteworking #digitiseyourbusiness #workfromhome #innovate #GippsTech #Gippsland #techlife
Annual Gippsland Innovation Survey
The LVA are conducting the inaugural annual Gippsland Innovation survey. The survey has been designed to better understand and support innovation activities in Gippsland.
The survey measures the level of innovation within businesses and provide insight on methods to better support and promote innovation across Gippsland businesses and stimulate socio-economic growth in the region. Upon completion of the survey, we will analyse the results and provide insights on key trends and issues within the region. Each business that participates in the survey will also have the option to receive a copy of a benchmark report detailing the results of the survey.
The survey is expected to take 15 minutes to complete and will be live from Monday 18 November until Friday 29 November.
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…
Coming to Gippsland! The Modern Techniques of Sales & Negotiation
Sales training is often overlooked, yet it is the driving force to grow your business.
In2 Project Management, our corporate partner in Gippsland, are hosting an exclusive opportunity for Gippslandians to learn the art of sales, negotiation, pitching, language and framing with ISR Training Co-Founder & Shark Tank success story, Jack Corbett.
If you’re Gippsland based, this event is serious value for money that will help your business, so get along!
Date: Tuesday 26 November 2019
Venue: Traralgon Vineyard
What is coworking?
“Coworking,” sometimes used with a capital ‘C’, is a proper term used to describe a deep and meaningful concept.
It is directly related to Brad Neuberg’s original 2005 concept and had since evolved into a decentralised movement centered around a core set of shared values: Community, Openness, Collaboration, Accessibility, and Sustainability.
“coworking” or “co-working,” with a lower-case ‘c’, is a generic word that’s generally used to describe any situation in which two or more people are working in the same place together, but not for the same company.
It’s sometimes thought of as something exclusive to people building tech startups– far from it. It’s sometimes thought of as a slightly nicer way to rent space– it’s not.
Coworking is a beautiful, incredible, exciting, and really important thing.
It is a window into a fundamentally new way of thinking about our relationship with our work. It is made possible by the latest technology but it is rooted in our most fundamental and timeless human nature. It exists because of our innate need to share, help, and socialise with one another.
It plays a critical role in helping shape a world in which anyone can pursue work they believe in on their terms, and find others with whom to share their pursuit.
The world needs Coworking. The world needs it to be bigger, more diverse, more helpful, and more beautiful.
Sourced from Tony Bacigalupo, NWC
MEET THE JUDGES – Startup Gippsland’s Pitch Showcase this Sat!
WE’RE THRILLED TO SHOWCASE THE JOURNEY AND SUCCESSES OF OUR FIRST STARTUP GIPPSLAND COHORT WITH YOU. OUR JUDGES ARE:
🔷Sarah Moran – Founder and CEO, Girl Geek Academy
🔶Colin Kinner – Founder and CEO, Startup Onramp
🔷Tim Weight – Executive Director, TAFE Gippsland
🔶Jordan Green – Founder and President, Melbourne Angels
🔷Loretta Willaton – Regional General Manager TELSTRA
🔶Nikolle Mauchline – Relationship Manager, Commonwealth Bank
🔷Dr Abdel K Halabi, Senior Lecturer, Federation University Australia
After the pitches, stay to mingle with likeminded entrepreneurs, mentors, startup experts, business leaders and government representatives from across the region.
It’s a night not to be missed!