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Hume Online Modern Business Program

"The best way to predict the future is to create it." 

Hume City Council is proudly presenting the Hume Online Modern Business Program, a free virtual summit dedicated to supporting the resilience of businesses in Hume City. 

The summit will help you navigate this volatile period, discuss how to mitigate the immediate impact, protect staff and business, and map ways you can strengthen your business resilience for today and for tomorrow.

Hear industry insiders about how you can adapt, grow or re-emerge; connect with and learn from your peers; and get inspiration for moving into a digital world. 

This free event is proudly presented by Hume City Council with technical assistance from Marketing Entourage.

Webinar 1: “Navigating your business in different times” was held on Wednesday 13 May 2020. Go to to access and view the recorded session.

Virtual Summit: “The best way to predict your future is to create it” was held on Wednesday 20 May 2020. Go to to access and view the recorded session.

Webinar 2: “Pathways to success” was held on Thursday 28 May 2020. Go to access and view the recorded session.

Other events

Small Business Clinic - Free Mentoring Session
In conjunction with SBMS, we are offering business mentoring sessions to support businesses which are situated within Hume City. Small Business Clinics provide general business information and can assist you in the steps you need to take to overcome an issue or information gap. Appointments are essential. Click here to book your session or use the following 2 links below.
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Hume Small Business Clinic - Finance - Thursday, 25 June 2020
Hume Small Business Clinic - IT - Thursday 23 July 2020

Gov4U - FREE Webinar

Join a FREE webinar with representatives from the Australian and Victorian Governments who will provide with you with the advice and support you need to help with your planning. The webinar will cover grants available, programs and advice and information that can help you innovate and become more competitive.
Advice, Support and Grants for Small Business - Wednesday 3 June 2020 

North and West Melbourne Data Analytics Hub
Accessing and using data is increasingly critical to support business efficiency, success and growth! The North and West Melbourne Data Analytics Hub gives businesses an opportunity to harness student skills, analyse the data they collect and use that data to build business capability. Local organisations in the north (including manufacturers and supply/value chain) are welcome to participate. Read more.

Northern Industry Student Placement Program (NISPP)
Employers – let a tertiary student complete a workplace project for you! NISPP connects local businesses with tertiary students from leading higher education providers so that businesses benefit from their expertise and students gain valuable workplace experience. Local organisations in the north (including manufacturers and supply/value chain) are welcome to participate. The service is easy, flexible and available to businesses of all sizes to:

  • draw on temporary talent for a specific workplace project
  • bring new skills and ideas into your organisation
  • get a fresh perspective on your business
  • attract potential full-time or part-time employees
  • build links with local tertiary institutions. Read more. 

Develop your Business Skills, Strengthen your business - Emerge stronger with free online learning

The impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) are being felt by many of Victoria’s small businesses. Get practical help with free online courses, live and on-demand events and a range of business resources to help you prepare for a strong recovery. Find out more.

Small Business Bus
Whether you're planning, starting or growing your business, the Victorian Government's Small Business Bus can help yo to develop your business ideas and capabilities. Delivered by experts from the Small Business Mentoring Service (SBMS), the on/board mentoring sessions can help you to identify a clear direction for your business, discuss key issues and priorities, and develop an action plan to achieve your goals. Five free 45 minute sessions are available from 10:00am until 4:00pm. 
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current State of Emergency declared in Victoria all sessions booked on the Small Business Bus will be conducted over the phone. 

The Travel Industry Hub
Industry Survive & Revive Sessions Ongoing
A series of webinars aimed at assisting both individuals and businesses during these troubled times.

Build Leadership Skills to Help Overcome Challenging Times
La Trobe University is offering support to NORTH Link businesses through a free online leadership development program delivered by the La Trobe University MBA. Register here.

Business Resilience Program

Melbourne Innovation Centre are excited to announce that the Business Resilience program has officially launched! This program is designed to assist Victorian small  businesses affected by COVID-19. Support includes free access to virtual mentoring, online workshops, and resources. Businesses will need to fit the following criteria to partake in this program: 

  • Victorian For-Profit Business
  • Active ABN
  • Under 20 Employees

To learn more please visit their website, or visit their mentor page, or visit their workshop page. For more information regarding the Business Resilience program email

Updated : 11:58 AM, 29 May 2020

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