Business Events & Training

2016 City of Melton Business Excellence Awards

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of the 2016 City of Melton Business Excellence Awards proudly brought to you by the House of Kukla Beauty & Hair Salon.

Winner of the MatchWorks Best Creative Industries Business
  • Same Day Printing
Winner of the Matchworks Best Community Involvement Organisation
  • Hope Street Youth & Family Services
Winner of the House of Kukla Hair Beauty & Hair Salon Best Home Based Business
  • Alison Cole Embroidery
Winner of the CityWide Best Trades and Construction Business
  • Exclusive Homes & Developments
Winner of the Quest Caroline Springs Best Retail Business
  • eyeclarity
Winner of the Victoria University Best Professional Services Business
  • Practical Outcomes
Winner of the WestWaters Hotel & Entertainment Complex Best Hospitality and Tourism Business
  • Quest Caroline Springs
Winner of the Victoria University Best Personal Service Business
  • Cat Napping Suburban Retreat
Winner of the Reinforced Concrete Pipes Australia Best New and Emerging Business
  • Offspring Education
Major Awards
  • John Holland & GEO Group Leaders in Innovation Award - Same Day Printing
  • Melton Disability Advisory Committee Access and Inclusion Award - Friends of the Melton Botanic Garden
  • Mayoral Achievement Award - Quest Caroline Springs
  • Leader Community News Employer of the Year Award - Offspring Education
  • Western Water People's Choice Runner up - The Orange Pigeon
  • Western Water People's Choice Award - Platinum Accounting & Taxation
Winner of The House of Kukla Beauty & Hair Salon Business of the Year for 2016
  • Quest Caroline Springs

Workshop Series - Marketing Entourage

Introducing Marketing Entourage, a team of creative future thinkers that use human-centred smart marketing techniques to help businesses grow. Marketing Entourage are the 'go-to' Marketing Strategy experts for the start-up community in Melbourne as a partner of leading accelerators BlueChilli and One10.

Phil Ore and Sam Hurley are partners in the business and have extensive global experience in senior sales & marketing positions in both corporate and creative industries. As Phil and Sam would say 'effectively connecting with your customers isn't just about B2B or B2C, its about H2H (human to human)'. Find out how to use human-centered thinking principles to engage, nurture and retain customers in the way you communicate with them. You won't just be talked at, you will workshop these principles and walk away with a clear idea of what you need to do to grow your business.

Register your attendance using the following links:

Workshop 3: Fully Understand your Market

Success Outside Home Office Walls – Mastering the Transition

Thursday 18 August 2016, 9:30am - 2:00pm

This one day event is jam packed with workshops on various hot topics relevant to small and home based businesses looking to grow and take their next step. There will also be workshops, case study presentations and networking. Enjoy lunch, hear from key guest speakers and take a tour of the Western BACE.

Book your spot today - Success Outside Home Office Walls - Mastering the Transition.

Small Business Bus

Victoria’s Small Business Bus is coming to you! Get your business moving in 2016 with free mentoring advice, information and resources.

The bus will be in the local region twice over the coming months:

- Thursday 7th July at Caroline Springs Library

- Thursday 15th September at Melton Library and Learning Hub

For more information and registrations visit: Business Victoria

FREE Small Business Clinics

Are you looking for general business advice?

Looking for free support from business experts?

The City of Melton in conjunction with Small Business Victoria and Small Business Mentoring Service is offering mentoring sessions to support local business. The clinics provide general business information and can assist you in the steps you need to take to overcome an issue or information gap. These are by booking only.

When: 3rd Friday of every month

Time: 10am – 3pm

Book your spot today - Free Small Business Clinic


Keeping up to date

Stay informed of local business news and events through the Economic Development & Advocacy Departments social media channels or subscribe to our monthly Venture Melton Business E-Newsletter by following this link subscribe here.