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BEA-logo-2016L.jpg2016 City of Melton Business Excellence Awards

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Celebrate local business excellence at our Awards Gala Night on 17 June 2016.

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Melton City Council congratulates all finalists in the 2016 City of Melton Business Excellence Awards

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony presentation evening on Friday 17 June at Tabcorp Park, Melton.

Creative Industries

  • Same Day Printing
  • Melton Music
  • John McAleer Jewellery Design
  • Mini Maestros - Caroline Springs/Sydenham

 Community Involvement

  • Hope Street Youth & Family Services
  • Friends of Melton Botanic Garden
  • Tabcorp Park
  • The Orange Pigeon

Home Based Business

  • Ashleigh May Photography
  • Alison Cole Embroidery
  • Brett Carroll Heating and Cooling PL

Trades and Construction

  • Exclusive Homes & Developments
  • Caroline Springs Lanscaping
  • Timber Blitz Pty Ltd

Retail Service

  • Oz King Australia
  • Boost Juice Caroline Springs
  • eyeclarity

Professional Service

  • Practical Outcomes
  • Professionals Ryder Real Estate
  • Platinum Accounting & Taxation Pty Ltd
  • Bright FACES

Hospitality and Tourism

  • Quest Caroline Springs
  • Little Gemz Cafe
  • Nando’s Caroline Springs
  • Saks Pizza/Cafe

Personal Service

  • Cat Napping Suburban Retreat
  • Aussie Pooch Mobile
  • The House of Kukla Beauty & Hair Salon

New and Emerging Business

  • Physiowave
  • Offspring Education
  • Equilibrium Wellness
  • Australian Laser & Skin Clinics Hillside

Major Awards

  • Leaders in Innovation Award
  • Access and Inclusion Award
  • Mayoral Achievement Award
  • Employer of the Year Award
  • Business of the Year Award
  • People's Choice Award
  • People's Choice Runner Up

For any questions and assistance with the process, please contact our Economic Development & Advocacy team on 9747 7200 or email Keep an eye out for media coverage on the 2016 Business Excellence Awards brought to you by The House of Kukla Beauty & Hair Salon in the Melton Leader.

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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 1: The Power of Smart Marketing - 10 steps to success

Workshop 2: Developing and Refining your Business Vision

Workshop 3: Fully Understand your Market


Upcoming Webinars:

Retail Leases - Your rights & responsibilities as a Tenant or Landlord


Join Mark Schramm, Senior Manager at the Office of the Victorian Small Business Commissioner for a webinar on Retail Leases.

This free webinar will focus on landlord and tenant rights, responsibilities and obligations under the Retail Leases Act 2003. Hints & tips will be provided on the main causes of retail tenancy disputes and how to prevent disputes from arising. The role of the Commissioner's Office in resolving retail lease disputes quickly, and at low cost, will also be discussed. The webinar will run as a 30 minute presentation. Attendees are able to send in questions during that time and will be addressed during the presentation.

Date: Monday, 16 May

Time: 1.30pm to 2pm

Date: Wednesday, 18 May

Time: 12.30pm to 1pm

Register here for both sessions


Franchising - Tips and Traps - things to know before you sign


This free 30 minute webinar presented by the Office of the Victorian Small Business Commissioner (VSBC) will provide hints and tips on how to avoid problems when purchasing a franchise. Attendees will be able to send in questions which will be addressed during the presentation. This session will also include a brief overview of the services provided to Victorian businesses by the VSBC.

Date: Tuesday, May 17

Time: 1pm tp 1.30pm

Click here to register


Benefits of Mediation in Commercial Disputes with the Victorian Small Business Commissioner


The Victorian Small Business Commissioner will present a free 30 minute webinar to provide advice on how mediation and Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) can help your business during a commercial dispute. During the session attendees will be able to send in questions to the Commissioner that he will address during the presentation. This session will also include an overview of the services provided by the VSBC and how to prepare for a successful mediation.

Date: Thursday, 19 May

Time: 1.30pm to 2pm

Click here to register 


Read the Fine Print - Good Business Practices & Unfair Contract Terms


This free 30 minute webinar by the Victoriam Small Business Commissioner will provide hints and tips on topics such as:
* How to resolve commercial disputes quickly and at low cost
* Terms in business contracts - understanding what you are signing, what to look for and the forthcoming protections for small businesses against unfair contract terms
* Potential pitfalls for start up businesses.
* The cost of litigation to your business

Attendees can send in questions as they listen that will be addressed during the presentation.

Date: Friday, 20 May

Time: 12pm to 12.30pm

Register here today


Working from home - things you need to know

Working from home can provide an easy way of starting a new business, but you still need to comply with relevant State, Commonwealth and local laws, and contracts you enter into are legally enforceable. Join the Victorian Small Business Commissioner at this free webinar for an overview of the rights and obligations of small businesses under Australian Consumer Law, some of the key things to look for when signing contracts, and what to watch out for when making the jump from home office to leased office.

Date:        Tuesday, 24 May    

Time:        12.00pm to 12.30pm

Register today

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.

Updated: 23 May 2016

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