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La Trobe Delivers Free Business Program to Boost Economic Growth in Australia

La Trobe Delivers Free Business Program to Boost Economic Growth in Australia

La Trobe Delivers Free Business Program to Boost Economic Growth in Australia

In collaboration with the Victorian Government and Darebin City Council, La Trobe University and business investment provider Investible are delivering ‘Thrive Reservoir’, a free program aimed to empower small businesses and merchants in Reservoir, Melbourne’s north.

The 10-week training is open to Reservoir firms. Any Reservoir small to medium business, such as retail, food service, beauty services, manufacturing, and creative industries, is eligible to apply.

Key Takeaways:

  • Thrive Reservoir, a free program run by La Trobe University, aims to empower small businesses and merchants in Reservoir, Melbourne’s north.
  • Any Reservoir small to medium business, such as retail, food service, beauty services, manufacturing, and so on, is welcome to participate in the 10-week program.
  • Entrepreneurs from all industries in Reservoir are encouraged to apply. Only 25 places are available in this prestigious program.

Entrepreneurs in Reservoir from all industries are encouraged to apply. There are just 25 spots available in this highly regarded program, funded by the Victorian government as part of the Reservoir Suburban Revitalization program.

The program is provided online in two-hour weekly courses that cover a variety of topics, including business model development, entrepreneurial thinking, digital strategy, customer acquisition, financial modeling, and ethical supply chains.

Remote learning is a convenient option. Virtual expert workshops, online learning modules, and downloadable templates designed by Investible’s company development professionals allow everyone to participate from anywhere.

Moreover, they will also receive access to specialists in their fields who will help to build support networks and prospective collaborations among a community of like-minded local company owners.

To share feedback, support, and continuous learning, program participants may join a private Facebook community of business owners who understand the challenges and opportunities ahead.

According to Dr. Megan Fisher, La Trobe’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Industry Engagement), helping small firms to adapt, develop, and thrive is an important element of the university’s purpose.

La Trobe University’s Industry and Engagement strategy places a strong emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship. Over the last three years, the institution has helped 111 start-ups through its various programs.

Through COVID-19, La Trobe hopes to assist small and medium enterprises in pivoting and accelerating, as well as deliver initiatives to foster entrepreneurial mindsets among its staff, students, and academics.

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