Support for business in the new Covid economy

Published on 09 July 2021


Mornington Peninsula Shire is holding a series of business development workshops to assist with Covid recovery.

The workshops aim to increase confidence and help support small businesses to develop strategies in a changing environment. 
With many industries struggling over the past 18 months, we want to offer practical support and information to enable business owners to improve and grow their businesses.
The workshops will be facilitated by experts in their field and cover a variety of topics including business disruption, marketing, new technologies, laws governing business, insurance policies, accounting, human resources and the specific issues faced by the food and accommodation industry.
The first workshop on Tuesday 27 July, entitled Reboot, pivot, restrategise, will look at digital technology to support sales, operations, communication, and marketing.
Some workshops will be delivered online and others will be face-to-face.
Tickets will be available through Eventbrite at a cost of $15-20.
For more information, visit:
Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Despi O’Connor:
“Many businesses have suffered in the past year and we want to support our business community to get through this difficult period. 
“We’d like our small business owners to be able to get the information they need to develop and strengthen their businesses and succeed in this new environment we find ourselves in.”
Workshop program
Reboot, pivot, restrategise
Help your small business adjust to the issues Covid-19 has presented.
Tuesday 27 Jul, 6pm to 8pm
Online presentation
Growing your business with confidence in a post Covid world
Get more of what you want from your business, whether that is more time, more money or more mental freedom.
Tuesday 10 Aug, 6pm to 8pm
Online presentation
Strategy on a page – Learn to use the business model canvas
Gain useful tools to develop a strategy for your business.
Wednesday 18 Aug, 12pm to 1pm
Online presentation
Get your products and services moving online - guide to digital marketing and online selling
Develop digital infrastructure and overcome challenges of operating online.
Tuesday 24 Aug, 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Mornington library, 2 Queen Street, Mornington
Instagram basics for small business
Using Instagram as a powerful and affordable way to reach new customers and stay connected to existing customers.
Tuesday 7 Sep, 6pm to 8pm
Venue: The Nook, 18 Progress Street, Mornington
Navigating online trading
Overview of legal requirements small to medium-sized businesses need to consider when trading online.
Tuesday 14 Sep, 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Mornington library, 2 Queen Street, Mornington
Business interruption due to COVID
Find out whether your business is eligible to make an insurance claim due to business interruption.
Tuesday 5 Oct, 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Commonfolk, 16 Progress St, Mornington
Coming back stronger by planning your cashflow
Manage and plan cashflow in an ever-changing business environment.
Tuesday 19 Oct, 6pm to 8pm
Online presentation
Calling all food and accommodation businesses!
Industry specific workshop to help develop an online presence.
Tuesday 9 Nov, 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Mornington library, 2 Queen Street, Mornington
Post pandemic world: Brave leadership
Learn about management tools and navigate the challenges of managing people.
Tuesday 23 Nov, 6pm to 8pm
Online presentation
For more information and to book your place, visit:


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